Dior Exhibition Paris

For a Dior addict like me, this exhibition at the Les Arts Décoratifs was like a dream come true 💫 There were hundreds of dresses in a fairytale setting. Interesting to see how paintings were an inspiration for the designers. I can’t even imagine how many hours the creators of this exhibition spend to make this exhibition so special. I wish I could have stayed much longer to take in all the new impressions. Such an inspiration! Luckily I bought a book of the history of Dior so I can learn more about all the designers, their inspiration for the Dior collection and stare at all the amazing designs throughout the years!

Paperboy Paris – Brunch Hotspot

Last summer I’ve discovered an amazing brunch spot in the hipster area of Paris next to Le Marais in the 11th arrondissement; Paperboy Paris. When we arrived there was a waiting list but hey, we arrived at lunchtime so that’s quite normal. After 20 min we were seated and the guys who work there were super friendly and relaxed. The place is so hipster, they even have a race bike in the restaurant only for decoration. I had the brunch menu with everything included (coffee, juice, bread with homemade peanut butter & caramel sauce, eggs, banana bread) which was super delicious! I think it’s one of the best brunches I’ve ever had in Paris! The bread with the caramel sauce was simple but so tasty, let’s not even talk about the rest of the food! Besides the food it’s a super cute place with a bit of a Brooklyn vibe. Definitely a must go when you’re staying in Le Marais!

Ciao Firenze!

Florence, the city with the beautiful landscape, the place where Gucci was born and the capital of Tuscany. This was my first visit to Tuscany and I instantly fell in LOVE with it. The nature is so beautiful, the city of Florence is historical and enchanting. Here are some snapshots of my moments there! Bisous!

 

Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam

I’ve always wished to see this beautiful suite at the Pulitzer Hotel! It might not be the first time you see it, as many bloggers took photos here for a project or a campaign. But I wanted to take pictures and share it anyway. We booked the suite for a photoshoot of the fashionlabel JOSH V. We took some photos and videos in the suite for a special collection which is now available! I’m in love with every detail of this beautiful suite, especially the bathtub standing in the living/sleeping room! Maybe one day I’ll book the suite for a sleepover party, who will be joining me?!

Hotel Pulitzer, Prinsengracht 315 Amsterdam

Paris Diary

Bonjour tout le monde! I’ve been in Paris to celebrate my last 3 days of 2016 with my shoppingbuddy. We’ve strolled around in Saint-Germain to visit Le Bon MarchĂ© and some vintage shops, walked over the Rue Saint-HonorĂ© to pass all the beautiful high-end stores. We’ve had lunch, dinner and drinks in the area around OdĂ©on in the 6th, one of my favorites. It was so nice to be back and I’ve spend a wonderful NYE at Le Perchoir!

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Ladurée and La Favorite

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Gucci store @ Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A must see because it has 3 floors! Such a pretty store and so much to see.

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Le Bon Marché & the cutest keychains of Paris at Ladurée

Beautiful styling @ the shoe department of Le Bon Marché

Do you want to know more about my favorite Parisian hotspots? You can find all my articles in the catagory ‘Paris’ in my menu!

10 things to do in Le Marais

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Bonjour everybody! I’m writing this post because a lot of people are asking me where to go in Paris. I would like to share some of my favorite places in the Marais neighborhood  (3rd & 4th arrondissement). I used to hang out here about about 70% of my time in Paris, because there are so many cool places and it is quite hipster. Here are some places I recommend if you want to step away from the touristic path.

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One of my favorite resto’s is La Fronde at Rue des Archives. It’s a perfect place to have a glass of wine, a cocktail or tapas and the brunch on Sunday is amazing! They serve lot of food but just take your time,  after all it’s Sunday!

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If you skip this conceptstore, you’ve missed the heart of Paris. Merci is one of the most famous conceptstores and it’s located on the border of Marais. At Merci you can find cool gadgets, fashion, interior accessories and a nice cafĂ© with hipster food.

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                        Place de Vosges, a small and nice park close to Rue de Turenne and is surrounded by nice restaurants and galeries. It’s so peaceful, a good place to take a break.

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After shopping like a real Parisienne in Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue de Bretagne you must be starving and in desperate need of a good lunch. Paris New York is a good place to have a bite, something yummy for your tummy.

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When you’re done with faire du shopping in fashion boutiques like Sandro and MajĂ©, you should  go to Fleux’. You need to find  a delivery service if you want to buy all those pretty accessories and furniture because it’s all amazing! #iwantitall

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It’s a pity that you usually eat 3 meals a day, at MarchĂ© des Enfants Rouges you have so many different cuisines like Italian, Mexican, Moroccan, Lebanese and Japanese. It’s hard to choose because it all smells so delicious, you just want to taste everything!

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Besides a coffee bar Maison KitsunĂ© also has a cool clothing brand. check out their collection, the sweater with ‘Parisienne‘ is my favorite.

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It’s noon so that means time for an apĂ©ro! La Favorite is a nice spot at Rue de Rivoli to have drinks at the terrace. It’s also nicelt decorated inside! Same style like CafĂ© Charlot.

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Lily of the Valley is the cutest tea place I’ve ever seen. They’ve got so many different fresh flavors and their cakes are amazing!

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My favorite cocktailbar with the best bites, Le Mary Celeste. L-O-V-E this place, wish we’ve had it also in Amsterdam! Also check out Candelaria and Le Perchoir.

images: @stylebyfabie / yellowtrace / @lemaryceleste

The new Stan Smith’s

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Hi everybody! One of my habits during fashion week is clicking through all the street style images to check out the newest trends and get some inspiration. One of the things I’ve noticed was that the Stan Smith’s got replaced by the white high All Stars and the Vans ‘Old Skool’ sneakers during fashion week. I’ve already ordered both pairs and I can’t wait to see how it will combine with a long skirt or trousers. Ciao for now!

Images: Phil Oh for vogue runway.com

First purchase

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Hi guys! I feel ashamed that I have to say this blouse and these shoes is my first purchase at ASOS.com. Yes, I know but I’m not an online-shopper. I love to see and feel the texture and the fabric of clothes, shoes and accessories. Just the whole shopping experience is more important to me than sitting on the couch in my PJ’s clicking on the button ‘next page’.

During my internship at ELLE, during photoshoots I see so many clothes and shoes of ASOS. I’d decided to take a look in that enormous webshop, it seems more like a jungle to me haha. I’ve found this blouse with ruches which matches with this red coat perfectlty. And the shoes, I LOVE silver shoes! From now on I’m a huge fan of ASOS.

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Stockholm City Guide

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Hi peepz! I’ve been to Stockholm for 5 days during Midsummer with my dad. Visiting Stockholm was always on my wish-list. I’m always inspired by the minimalistic fashion and interior style, because it is a cool mix of old and new materials. I had a Swedish classmate in Paris and she told me that the ‘hipster’ Scandinavian style of restaurants and shops is normal for her because it is everywhere in Stockholm. What I really liked about Stockholm is the mix of urban and nature. It is not as busy as Paris or Amsterdam but still a great vibe. I took so many pictures during this trip trip, I would like to share them with you. See the links below. Enjoy and get inspired for a new citytrip!

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Biblioteksgatan is a nice shopping street where you can find many stores like & Other Stories and Urban Outfitters (my favorite ones!).

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Gildas Rum: amazing cakes, salads & juices. The decoration is so awesome! (Nytorget)

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Left: Rosendals Trädgård / right: Tambur

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Rosendals TrädgĂĄrd is my favorite place in Stockholm. It’s an urban garden where you can walk around and see, taste en shop the products. They’ve got so many homemade sweets, drinks and a restaurant in a greenhouse. I tried a delicious carrot cake, blueberry cake and cinnamon roll with my dad. A must see when you go to Stockholm and the sun is shining!

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Södermalm (SO-FO)

Grandpa Conceptstore (city guide CLICK here) / Tambur / Caroline Hjerpe / Stutterheim

Streets: Åsögatan / Bondegatan

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Urban Outfitters / Svenskt Tenn / Acne Studios

Streets: Bibliotekstgatan / Birger Jarlsgatan (CHANEL etc.)

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Greasy Spoon / Urban Deli / Nytorget 6 / Gildas Rum / Il Caffè Söder

TO DO 

Fotografiska Museet / Vasa Museum / Rosendals Trädgård

There are many more addresses, I’ve been the most in Södermalm because there was so much to see. If you want to see more areas with nice spots, visit this website.

THE CULOTTE

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The word culotte in French actually means ‘underpants’, is really en tendence for this summer. So when I told a French guy ‘I bought a super nice culotte at Zara’ he said; ok, uhh that’s nice to know, useful information (not). Then I told him it’s a type of pants and then he understood what I was talking about. So strange why they call it like that, you can make a huge mistake when you’re on a shopping tour in Paris haha!CULOTTE-SHOPPING

light blue (here) // white (here) // striped (here) // white (here)

// metallic (here) // silver (here) golden heels (here) // silver sandals (here)

ANNA + NINA

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One of my new favorite stores in Amsterdam is ANNA + NINA. I haven’t been in Amsterdam for a year (yes, shame on me) so I was really excited to visit one of their stores. I took some photos of the one which is located on the Gerard Doustraat in the neighborhood ‘De Pijp’. They sell so many cute and cool stuff like jewelry, interior accessories and clothes. Everything is special and unique! The way they decorated the store is really inspiring, so take a look when you’re around!

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Photography: Fabienne Lindenbergh

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SUMMER, YES PLEASE!

This summer there is one item which is essential in your closet: the off-shoulder top. Most brands sell it in the cutest colors and patterns, my favorite one is this one from Zara. It is easy to combine with white and silver, my 3 favorite colors! And.. it is sexy but chic! So grab your bankcard and spend your last money on this cool item!

OFFSHOULDER

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Off-shoulder: jeans (here) / light-blue (here) / striped (here) /

belt (here) / jeans (here) / shoes (here)