St.Tropez Calling

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It’s like a dream come-true: finally, after these loooong months of grey and cold winter, I can officially announce that our holiday season has begun.

I am very excited and happy to say that our first destination is my absolutely favourite Mediterranean town… Chic, sexy and bohemic St. Tropez, jewel of the Cote D’Azur.

This is the first time that we are going so early in the year, and it can be quite chilly and a little bit empty. But it’s like magic when the sun comes out – the tourists from all over the world put on their designer sunglasses and fill the streets with chatter and just simply enjoy the breath of summer.

 

Give me sun and sea, and I’m a happy camper. I just love the crazy mix of a relaxed and natural bohem atmosphere in combination with the jetsetters of the world. You would think it clashes, but it doesn’t. here, you can find an oligarch sitting in shorts and a t-shirt in the café right next to you, and next to him tourists from Munich or Berlin. To me St Tropez feels free without a worry. I can really let go.

 

The only pending danger (to my wallet) are the many special and unbelievably cool little boutiques everywhere. Other than your typical brand name shops you also have many that are individual and bring that certain touch of St. Tropez style.

If you are going any time soon I would strongly recommend you to get the very popular and cool St. Jaques sandals… originating from St. Tropez itself, they have become a summer hit and must have all over the world.

 

But if I’m not shopping, I am chilling at the beach sipping Ott and working on my tan. Moorea beach is one of my favourites this time. The service is excellent (not always a given here), the food is great, and I really enjoyed the crowd. Le Palmier, Coco beach and Nikki beach are also great hotspots to relax and people-watch, but don’t forget to make table reservations early enough, because when it’s high season, everybody wants a spot in the sun…!

 

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On the way into summer …

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It’s not a secret how we are all exited about the upcoming summer and the beginning of the holiday season. So me personally I see this summer very colorful and happy, full of playful motives and matching colors.
It is bohemian and hippie, this summer is going to revive the spirit and chic of the 70s .
Glad to receive another gorgeous piece from my beloved ” vyshyvanka_by_vitakin„ (ukrainian national folk wear designer), this lovely tunic
is going to get a precious place in my summer warderobe.
My absolute favorite holiday look is going to be that green/blue/white Pucci combination, exactly how the summer should look like.
Wishing you all beautiful and sunny days!
Keep you posted!!

Instagram account /vyshyvanka_by_vitakin (embroidery tunic by Ukrainian designer)
www.farfetch.com (Emilio Pucci outfit )
www.zara.com (white crop top)

 

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Pretty little things

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Pretty Little Things

 

I love my readers for many reasons… Some of them being that you send me ideas, inspirations and let me know what is moving your fashion senses at the moment. But also because of your curiosity towards what I do, and the questions you ask me!

 

Lately I have received many questions regarding what make up and skin care I use, or what other kind of beauty tricks I know of.

So today I will spill my secret daily routine and share what products I use and why…

 

I know you will all roll your eyes and groan now, but it is absolutely crucial: I drink about 2 – 2,5 litres of pure water a day and a few cups of unsweetened tea (Ayurveda, Detox, Jasmin, etc.). As you all know, the body is made up of mostly water, and the more you hydrate yourself, the plumper and more full your skin will appear. Dermatologists and Psychologists alike say that your skin reflects your inner state. This goes from what you eat to how stressed or relaxed you are feeling. So it is not only important to keep away from sugar and refined foods but to make sure you allow your body the sleep and exercise it needs! I indulge in 70% dark chocolate, so I’m not living like a monk, but I do take care of what comes into my system – try starting your day with a glass of warm to room temperature water with lemon for a week, and see if you notice a change…

 

I start my beauty procedure every morning by cleaning my face with Bioderma water and then spraying it with Bioderma thermal water (try that in the summer, too, so refreshing). Then I use the 5 minute eye mask from La Biostetique (Absolute magic), remove it and apply an eye serum by Adore. As soon as it’s soaked into the skin I pat a tiny bit of the Adore cream on top to finish the eyes.

 

As a day cream I use two of my favourites… one is from La Biostetique, a serum against first signs of wrinkles which moisturizes with a lovely texture and over that I apply a bit of organic (Only herbal ingredients) cream, sun factor UV 15, to protect my skin during the day. Another spray of thermal water and – voila – my skin is prepped.

I know this sounds like it takes too long, but all together it only needs 15 minutes plus another 15 minutes for a nude or bronze make up. And the skin care is what keeps you looking fresh and protects your skin ALL day. I really think that is worth 15 minutes each morning!

 

During the day I usually like to keep my look as natural and nude as possible, but sometimes it is fun to add a cool colour of lipstick or a sparkling gloss just to make my face glow. As for makeup products, I like the Armani collection, especially their foundation, Armani Maestro. But also the powder, brushes and mascara are really good. Armani Maestro give a smooth and subtle glow without looking like you are wearing any make up. I’ve never before experienced a makeup so sheer that can cover up so well – Armani really did a good job. The mascara enhances the lashes for a ‘killer’ look and the lip gloss colours and textures add that sensual effect that makes all the difference.

 

But as you might know if you have been following my blog for some time, I don’t only stick to one brand – I like to experiment! For example Laura Mercier is great for lip glosses, concealers, foundation and blushes.

Mac has some nice highlighters and powders, but it excels in eyeshadows; there is almost no colour they don’t have, and the pigments are strong yet smooth, so that they are easy to blend. I usually only apply Mac at night or for special events, but the wow-effect is always fun. Their eyeliner and the bronze powder with the easy applicator will also always find its way into my cosmetic bag.

Here are a few extra tips:

 

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AURELIA PROBIORIC SKINCARE a great bio organic products .

  • Bobby brown is great for brushed and pencils
  • Nude eye shadow palettes are a must, also because they are easy to travel with
  • Shiseido’s blue line has an amazing purifying powder that covers up without clogging and keeps the skin matte
  • Benefit has a perfect concealer for under the eyes, as well as some shine product and other fun and shiny products
  • 3 times a week I do a mask
  • twice a week a coffee scrub
  • once a month a beauty treatment

 

Keep doing that, and you won’t need any Botox or beauty procedures for a long time…

 

 

 

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A Day in my Happy pants

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A Day In My Happy Pants

 

Every woman knows those days when you just want to feel free and light. Not to squeeze yourself into skinny jeans or to wear tops that make breathing an attractive option rather than a natural flow.

Now I have good news for you – wearing loungewear outside doesn’t have to be a sign that you’ve given up or that your kid started teething: you can actually get comfy, cosy and smart.

 

Just find a pair of sweats that are made of high quality jersey. Add a pair of cool sneakers and a nice jacket and – voila – it is understood your outfit is a fashion statement that is fun and relaxing!

 

As you maybe can tell, I was feeling a bit silly during the shooting, but you don’t have to hang from a tree to celebrate being snug and fashionable.

 

Enjoy life, be free, feel good. Big hug to you, my darling Readers!

pants-Chloe     shades-Dior      Trench -Zara       Bag-Paula Cadermatori       Top-Polo Ralph Lauren.

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