FASHIONATA - Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle at your fingertips http://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en NOW GO ON AND WEAR BRIGHT COLOURS DURING WINTER http://www.fashionata.com/now-go-on-and-wear-bright-colours-during-winter <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NOW GO ON AND WEAR BRIGHT COLOURS DURING WINTER</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:23</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source 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</picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLUE COAT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/new-arrivals/nulania-coat-Q62286001.html?dw…" target="_blank">BY MALENE BIRGER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">CROPPED DENIM</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cchemzmnnn" target="_blank">LEVI&#039;S</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">METALLIC BOOTIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/shoes/vittoria-silver-booties/" target="_blank">MOROBE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">MULTI-COLOURED BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.thevolon.com/?ckattempt=1" target="_blank">THE VOLON</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/208-you-re-on-pandora.html" target="_blank">FABY YOU&#039;RE ON PANDORA</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ever since I was little I had some&nbsp;<em>serious</em>&nbsp;trouble with the question of what my favourite colour is. <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/pink-jacket-and-flares" target="_blank">Baby&nbsp;pink</a>! <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/lapis-lazuli" target="_blank">Electric blue</a>! <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-knitwear" target="_blank">Maroon</a>! <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/my-top-3-spring-trends-1-outfit" target="_blank">Emerald green</a>! There's just too much to choose from... So it always kind of comes as a surprise to me when people struggle with incorporating colour into their outfit. :) Especially during Winter, I'm very often asked&nbsp;about this, as this season is usually associated with dark shades and neutrals. Not in my closet though! I'm totally the one who's fighting with the wind to open her umbrella in a bright yellow coat, metallic bag in one hand, steaming hot coffee-to-go in the other. While you might want to skip this last scenario, I'm more than happy to give you my go-to tips for getting that perfect poppy Winter look:</p> <p><strong>1 / START WITH NEUTRALS</strong></p> <p>If you're hesitant about wearing super colourful pieces, start by laying out your basics in neutral colours. If you're going for an overall bright look, avoid dark&nbsp;shades such as black and&nbsp;brown, opting instead for white and cream coloured neutrals&nbsp;or light denim. Combine with a bright top layer in the colour of your choice&nbsp;(I went with this <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/new-arrivals/nulania-coat-Q62286001.html?dwvar_Q62286001_color=260&amp;cgid=a49e1c6b74ac98a87c05019a5d97817b1eb29404#!start=1" target="_blank">cosy blue coat</a>).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2 / CHEAT WITH METALLICS</strong></p> <p>3 cheers for the ongoing metallics trend, because these babies have the ability to brighten up your outfit without adding another (predominant) colour. Added bonus: since silver and gold pieces match with every colour on the planet, they'll blend in easily with the rest of your outfit.</p> <p><strong>3 / WHEN IN DOUBT: COLOURFUL ACCESSORIES</strong></p> <p>Accessories:&nbsp;the colourful girl's rescue pieces! There's nothing like a multi-coloured bag&nbsp;or statement earrings to add some colour to your outfit. I'm a big fan of <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/olive-gold" target="_blank">oversized colourful earrings</a>, while on the other hand I like to keep my <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/rainbow" target="_blank">poppy bags</a> on the smaller side. But the most important thing here is: do whatever you like best, because accessories are there to play with and to add a personal touch.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Anything to add? What are your favourite ways to add a bit of colour during these dark months?&nbsp;Here's to a colourful rest of the Winter! :)</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">6</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1779&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="1539817d"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23754"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484583303"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Vreven </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23754#comment-23754" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wat een coole outfit Sofie.<br /> Je rockt deze look helemaal. &lt;3 </p> <p>Veel liefs,<br /> Sofie van <a href="http://www.ampersandnation.com">www.ampersandnation.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23754&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="d1f44dc2"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23755"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484584842"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Liesl Houben</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23755#comment-23755" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I ben echt helemaal weg van de jas (en de hele outfit)!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23755&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7262658e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23757"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484589168"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23757#comment-23757" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23755#comment-23755" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I ben echt helemaal weg van…</a> by <span>Liesl Houben</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dank je, Liesl! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23757&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ee3f3357"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23758"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484600285"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Emily</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23758#comment-23758" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Such a modern look, Sofie! My style is more bold and colorful, so I really like having a rainbow of coats in my closet to add a fun element to a simple outfit during the winter. I went to NYC last week and everyone was wearing head-to-toe black - so depressing! I wanted to hand out lollipops or something to brighten their day! 😂</p> <p>XO, Emily<br /> <a href="http://www.epicurean-emily.com">www.epicurean-emily.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23758&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2ed9b796"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23759"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484638350"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23759#comment-23759" hreflang="en">January 17, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23758#comment-23758" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Such a modern look, Sofie!…</a> by <span>Emily</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Haha yes, I know what you mean! Bright colours can be so much more powerful! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23759&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8d4f9fda"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/now-go-on-and-wear-bright-colours-during-winter" data-a2a-title="NOW GO ON AND WEAR BRIGHT COLOURS DURING WINTER"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:23:08 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1779 at http://www.fashionata.com WEEKLY ROUND-UP: A NEW BRAND, MARSHMALLOW POWDER, NUDES http://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-area-marshmallow-powder-nudes <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: A NEW BRAND, MARSHMALLOW POWDER, NUDES</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/13/2017 - 20:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It's been a good week for women: Meryl Streep gave an amazingly powerful speech about a certain not-so-female-friendly gentleman, Natalie Portman swore to never give up on fighting for gender equality, Michelle Obama got a very deserving standing ovation at her husband's goodbye speech, and the Washington Women's March promises to be amazing (yeah, it all kind of compensated <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/hey-are-we-still-talking-about-lena-dunhams-cellulite" target="_blank">this annoying happening</a> of last week). Adding to the list are these 3 highlights that caught our eye this week: a very cool new brand to watch that embraces your pink <em>and</em> kickass side, a new way to keep you look in charge (instead of sweaty) - no matter the challenge, and a subtle but o-so-important celebration of women of <em>all colour</em>...</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_0.jpeg?itok=cARGakXV 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_0.jpeg?itok=YiI7Jfj8 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_0.jpeg?itok=AJkyt4tJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f0917c75-1484-4b6b-9d83-559d0d9dc02d" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_0.jpeg?itok=YiI7Jfj8" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_0.jpeg?itok=YiI7Jfj8" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Remember how bright monochromes and edgy sneakers are going to be huge this year? Well, leave it to the NYC based brand <a href="https://area.nyc" target="_blank">Area</a> to give a whole new meaning to original style: who knew combining glittery disco aesthetics with a profoundly sporty vibe would render such yummy pieces? Bookmarking tying my sneakers with a silk scarf (a nice change from <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/fashion/tip-day-different-way-tie-your-sneakers" target="_blank">this</a>) and accessorising with oversized <a href="https://area.nyc/shop/lucite-hoop-earrings/" target="_blank">lucite</a> and <a href="https://area.nyc/shop/rhinestone-square-hoop-earrings/" target="_blank">crystal square hoops</a>. Can you say badass chique?</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://area.nyc" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://area.nyc" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MARSHMALLOW.001_0.jpeg?itok=mlaTAQHc 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MARSHMALLOW.001_0.jpeg?itok=gOIT_zau 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MARSHMALLOW.001_0.jpeg?itok=MbR0rFZn 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ec54034e-ee5d-4e49-8df8-44038c5cfba2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MARSHMALLOW.001_0.jpeg?itok=gOIT_zau" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MARSHMALLOW.001_0.jpeg?itok=gOIT_zau" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>As someone with a naturally dry skin I'll probably always be into the <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-healthy-glow-tutorial" target="_blank">dewy skin beauty look</a> (always want what you can't have, right?), but for those with an oily skin there's a new lifesaver and it's called ... marshmallow powder! A friend of mine that's been struggling with the disadvantages of oily skin - excessive shine and make-up that just won't.stay.put - has been <em>raving</em> about this new product, the <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tzYI" target="_blank">Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector</a>, a liquid formula that has to be pressed on with a sponge, to set your make-up or for touch-ups during the day. It's based on green clay, but the real miracle worker supposedly is marshmallow powder, derived from the namesake flower and used by the ancient Egyptians for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Needless to say I'm much intrigued by this super plant (this <a href="https://uk.lush.com/products/mmmelting-marshmallow-moment-0" target="_blank">bath oil</a> sounds amazing too!), and if my skin would decide to become much more oily due to pregnancy hormones (pretty common, apparently) I know the answer!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.herbsofgrace.co.uk/marshmallow-root-powder-100g/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://intothegloss.com/2016/10/brown-lipstick-skin-tone/" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/NUDE.001.jpeg?itok=p4jheMKN 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NUDE.001.jpeg?itok=Kwkt08x4 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/NUDE.001.jpeg?itok=GTbNTZqJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="588dffb5-5fbf-43bd-a941-a41491706296" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NUDE.001.jpeg?itok=Kwkt08x4" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NUDE.001.jpeg?itok=Kwkt08x4" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Have you ever considered how race-induced so-called 'nude' or 'neutral' fashion items tend to be? Yeah, the fashion world has finally come to the same conclusion: what's to be considered as 'nude' obviously depends on your own skin tone, resulting in a whole range of neutrals, for <em>all</em> women to enjoy. Leading the way was King of Most Wanted Footwear, <a href="https://us.christianlouboutin.com/ot_en/news/en_second-skin-meet-the-nudes/" target="_blank">Christian Louboutin</a>, who launched its very first Nudes collection back in 2013, and has expanded the line from five to seven shades ever since, adding new flats to the mix too. With several (new) brands for nude <a href="https://www.thenewnudes.com/collections/all" target="_blank">undies</a>, <a href="http://www.naja.co/collections/underwear-and-panties" target="_blank">panties</a>, and <a href="http://www.kahmune.com" target="_blank">pumps &amp; sandals</a> that match every skin colour, we're finally all set to go crazy with the based on neutrals <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/monsters-inc" target="_blank">nomadic-style trend</a> that's going to be huge this year, and the Swedish IT concept of <em>lagom</em>, that induces us to dress in a balanced and moderate way. Phew! </p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://us.christianlouboutin.com/ot_en/news/en_second-skin-meet-the-nudes/" target="_blank">1</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">4</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1777&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="b4ef7737"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-area-marshmallow-powder-nudes" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: A NEW BRAND, MARSHMALLOW POWDER, NUDES"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:36:57 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1777 at http://www.fashionata.com THE BEAUTY LESSONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE http://www.fashionata.com/the-beauty-lessons-that-changed-my-life <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE BEAUTY LESSONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty" hreflang="en">Beauty</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/12/2017 - 18:12</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I've had my fair share of beauty challenges over the years: from a <em>very</em> unfortunate shade of yellow blonde (and an even more unfortunate shade of bright green, after an uplifting morning swim) to the obligatory orange foundation (bless the '90s) and the too thinly plucked eyebrows (that made me look a little bit surprised all.the.time). Luckily, after walking around like a ripped-off version of Blondie for too long and years of picking up the tips &amp; tricks of the pros, I know better. In fact, I think it's one of the main perks of getting older to actually <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-daily-make-up-routine" target="_blank">master your skincare and make-up routine</a>. Yes, it's a bit sad that this is simultaneously accompanied by the emerging of wrinkles, but hey, that's life. Sooo here goes: the most important beauty lessons that literally changed my life for the better! :)</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_3688_LR_0.jpg?itok=qD9PMXUs 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3688_LR_0.jpg?itok=06xvAB_w 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_3688_LR_0.jpg?itok=9gRP1VKz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3ae5b088-dc78-411e-af48-7bbff74f811c" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3688_LR_0.jpg?itok=06xvAB_w" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3688_LR_0.jpg?itok=06xvAB_w" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><strong>1 / EMBRACE YOUR SKIN TONE</strong></p> <p>As someone who was raised with the idea that a tan is IT (again with the '90s), it took me a really long time to embrace my skin tone. I have a very fair skin by nature, that doesn't easily adopt that golden hue, even after being exposed to the sun for a while. After applying a too dark foundation for years, it finally got through to me that that's quite simply not flattering (not to mention it's quite obvious when your head doesn't match your legs). I now like the idea of a light skin tone, and know that that doesn't necessarily mean you look pale or washed out, as long as you pair it with the right colours (white and bright shades are a yes, beige neutrals a no). I'm obsessed with <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/beauty/my-5-favorite-beach-products" target="_blank">sun protection</a> (I always carry around my favourite <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tktZ" target="_blank">SPF 50 from La Mer</a>!) and if anything, I'd advise getting a foundation that's a bit lighter than your natural skin tone, or a <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tktq" target="_blank">BB</a> or <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkrF" target="_blank">CC cream</a> that adjusts to your skin and blends in easily. No more orange for me!</p> <p><strong>2 / LET YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS ABSORB FULLY BEFORE APPLYING YOUR MAKE-UP</strong></p> <p>I have a pretty dry skin, that can get <em>really</em> dry when it's exposed to certain challenges; I definitely have to make sure my skincare game is on point, especially in sub-zero temperatures or highly air-conditioned places such as airplanes. The main challenge here is to not end up with blotchy make-up that accentuates dry spots or lines. My no. 1 trick for this is to mix a drop of organic coconut or argan <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkv5" target="_blank">oil</a> into my <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkFC" target="_blank">go-to day cream</a>, rub this in gently, and let it fully absorb before applying any make-up. The same goes for powder: make sure your foundation is fully dry before brushing it on, as this will make the end result look so much smoother.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_3646_LR.jpg?itok=KVnvNJNQ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3646_LR.jpg?itok=YPc3H-U9 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_3646_LR.jpg?itok=Djs9zqtn 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6d40c5b2-69d2-4c2f-96cd-2b7909ee1bc3" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3646_LR.jpg?itok=YPc3H-U9" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3646_LR.jpg?itok=YPc3H-U9" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><strong>3 / INVEST IN GOOD-QUALITY BRUSHES</strong></p> <p>As with everything in life, having good basics makes all the difference! High-quality beauty tools are a must, and especially brushes (or sponges, if you prefer) are key to creating a great beauty look. The brushes from <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkvB" target="_blank">M.A.C</a> and <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkxt" target="_blank">Dior</a> are my faves, and while they may seem like an investment, they will last you for so long that it's totally worth it.</p> <p><strong>4 / A GOOD CONCEALER IS A LIFESAVER</strong></p> <p>I'm often asked what my no. 1 beauty product is, and I always end up referring to this <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkyk" target="_blank">Dior Fix It concealer</a>. I'm pretty self-concious about the dark circles below my eyes, and a good concealer (and <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkyM" target="_blank">eye mask</a> from time to time) is the only thing that works to cover them up. Another awesome little trick is rubbing an ice cube onto your under-eye area (and rest of your face even) to diminish swelling, and to look more awake. It's my favourite thing to do during Fashion Week...</p> <p><strong>5 / GO MAKE-UP-FREE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK</strong></p> <p>This is a tip I got from a dermatologist, who told me about the importance of letting your skin breathe at least once a week, by not applying any make-up. Sunday is my preferred day to go make-up-less and just embrace that <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/no-make-look" target="_blank">all-natural look</a> (including <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/embracing-december" target="_blank">comfy loungewear and a Netflix marathon</a> of course!). If you're not up for going entirely bare-faced, opt for <em>only</em> applying a light layer of a 2-in-1 (day cream + light coverage) <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tktq" target="_blank">BB cream</a>. Just keep it to the very minimal, so no eye shadow, powder or blush!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_3523_LR.jpg?itok=0uKRqUJK 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3523_LR.jpg?itok=srGMlPTI 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_3523_LR.jpg?itok=jNdmY4_z 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="51f8aad1-aebf-4e5c-831c-28b2538a5968" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3523_LR.jpg?itok=srGMlPTI" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_3523_LR.jpg?itok=srGMlPTI" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><strong>6 / APPLY MAXIMUM 2 COATS OF MASCARA</strong></p> <p>I don't have super full lashes and used to think this would be solved by applying a lot (like, a lot a lot) of mascara. The funny thing is that this actually had the opposite effect of creating really dark really short lashes. Now I like to curl my lashes (with my <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkAs" target="_blank">Shu Uemura curler</a>) and apply maximum 2 coats of my favourite <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkCn" target="_blank">DiorShow mascara</a>; it looks more natural and lets the mascara to its job without clumping.</p> <p><strong>7 / DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR BROWS</strong></p> <p>Filling in your brows used to come as an optional addition to my usual make-up routine, until I saw a picture of myself without filled in brows: it just seemed like something was missing! And that's exactly how I feel about filled in brows: it's not super obvious but it adds so much depth to your face. I really consider it as an effortless way to enhance your best features! I prefer to use a <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkCs" target="_blank">light brown powder</a>, but I've heard some really great things about the iconic <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkCw" target="_blank">Anastasia</a> or <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9tkDx" target="_blank">Kevyn Aucoin</a> brow kits too. Your choice! :)</p> <p><strong>8 / THE 1-OUT-OF-2 RULE IS AWESOME</strong></p> <p>We've all been there: you're 18 and you think that the only thing that will make you look totally spectacular is adding a really <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/bold-lips-in-5-easy-steps" target="_blank">punchy lip</a> to those smokey eyes (it worked for <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/beauty/blonde-bob-should-i" target="_blank">Kristen Stewart</a>, right?). But the thing is: while it may look good in some cases (such as a Hollywood red carpet situation), it's usually just too much, especially if you add a sexy party dress to the mix. So I suggest opting for one or the other: if you go with a beauty look that enhances your eyes, keep your lips neutral and vice versa. And hey, it's less work!</p> <p> </p> <p>ps: I'm also still fully on board with my previous advice to <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/stop-washing-your-face" target="_blank">stop washing your face</a>!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your favourite beauty lessons that you picked up over the years? I'm very curious to hear!</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">25</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1776&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="a97a64e0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23735"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484243359"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23735#comment-23735" hreflang="en">January 12, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>De CC cream van Chanel was een super tip van jou, kan ik niet meer zonder !</p> <p> Vandaag was jou schrijven in het Laatste Nieuws super !!!<br /> Ik ben weg van naturel kleurtjes, dank je voor de tips die je steeds weer geeft.<br /> Ben vol ongeduld op de zomer aan&#039;t wachten.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23735&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a9a63aa5"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23740"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484294233"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23740#comment-23740" hreflang="en">January 13, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23735#comment-23735" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">De CC cream van Chanel was…</a> by <span>Jeanine</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Aaa dank je, Jeanine, zo lief! x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23740&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="4df67da2"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23736"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484244159"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23736#comment-23736" hreflang="en">January 12, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nog even dit, ik gebruik de wimper kruller al van mijn jeugd,<br /> toch een tip, duw niet te hard, zoals ik ooit deed en daarbij een groot deel van mijn wimpers uittrok.<br /> Vanaf toen ga ik er extra voorzichtig mee om, hihi.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23736&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="966d4430"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23737"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484254015"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>irene</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23737#comment-23737" hreflang="en">January 12, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This is amazing! thanks for sharing</p> <p><a href="http://www.ontomywardrobe.com/">http://www.ontomywardrobe.com/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23737&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="35fb6c7c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23741"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484294247"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23741#comment-23741" hreflang="en">January 13, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23737#comment-23737" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">This is amazing! thanks for…</a> by <span>irene</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, Irene! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23741&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ee6055ee"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23743"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484324889"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Julia Gutmann</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23743#comment-23743" hreflang="en">January 13, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wunderschön geschrieben. Vielen Dank für deine wirklich tollen, wertvollen Tipps. Ich hoffe, du hast nächste Woche einen schönen Aufenthalt auf der Fashionweek. Vielleicht laufen wir uns ja sogar über den Weg. XO Julia <a href="http://fashionblonde.de">http://fashionblonde.de</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23743&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="723d0337"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/the-beauty-lessons-that-changed-my-life" data-a2a-title="THE BEAUTY LESSONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:12:41 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1776 at http://www.fashionata.com EASY TRICKS TO WEAR PRINTS ON PRINTS http://www.fashionata.com/easy-tricks-to-wear-prints-on-prints <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">EASY TRICKS TO WEAR PRINTS ON PRINTS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/11/2017 - 16:09</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_1747_LR.jpg?itok=GPeI-sNp 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_1747_LR.jpg?itok=iUnRLjx8 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_1747_LR.jpg?itok=htGQnQ3h 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 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href="https://www.sanui-antwerp.com/products/delicate-northstar-bracelet-with-a-froze…" target="_blank">SANUI FROZEN PINK</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://opi-shop.be/en/classics/184-lincoln-park-after-dark.html?search_query=l…" target="_blank">O.P.I. LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>While I usually lean towards colourful experimental&nbsp;outfits, in January I somehow get very easily sucked into an easy (okay,&nbsp;lazy)&nbsp;styling routine. When the Holidays are over and it's so cold outside that you basically want to wrap yourself in several blankets and be done with it, why bother mixing it up? Because it'll make you feel so much better, that's why! So in an effort to break this habit of plain January dressing, here's a super easy&nbsp;idea to spice things up a little: wear prints on prints! If this seems a bit difficult, these little tricks will make it so much easier:</p> <p><strong>1 /&nbsp;BASICS</strong></p> <p>Make sure that one of the printed pieces is a pretty basic one&nbsp;(such as this pair of jeans I picked up at <a href="https://www.enes.be" target="_blank">Enes</a>), with a classic cut and/or fabric. A silk printed pleated skirt plus silk blouse = NO, your favourite pair of printed denim plus silk blouse = YES.</p> <p><strong>2 /&nbsp;CLASHING PRINTS</strong></p> <p>This might seem weird, but prints that significantly differ actually work better than similar ones (and there's <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/how-to-dress-better-tips?ps=home" target="_blank">scientific proof</a> it's flattering!). So don't go too matchy-matchy, but rather opt for seriously clashing prints.</p> <p><strong>3 /&nbsp;NEUTRAL ACCESSORIES</strong></p> <p>To avoid taking the focus off your key pieces-with-print and ending up with a too 'crowded' outfit you want to opt for neutral accessories, such as <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/this-colour-block-bag-goes-with-everything" target="_blank">a colour block bag </a>or black patent leather booties.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Pretty easy, right? Let me know if you have any other styling struggles you'd like some tips for, so I can tackle them in future posts! :)</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">16</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1772&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="df2e2bbc"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23745"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484363035"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Emily</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23745#comment-23745" hreflang="en">January 14, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Loving this look, Sofie! I&#039;ve never been super comfortable with print mixing, so this is a great and easy how-to. Another styled look (or looks) I&#039;d love to see you tackle is winter layering basics. I feel like I&#039;m either under-dressed (and cold) or I look like a marshmallow. Help!</p> <p>Thanks for sharing!</p> <p>XO, Emily<br /> <a href="http://www.epicurean-emily.com">www.epicurean-emily.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23745&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0dabfe1d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23753"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484575589"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23753#comment-23753" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23745#comment-23745" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Loving this look, Sofie! I…</a> by <span>Emily</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks so much, Emily! Layering can be so tricky indeed, we&#039;ll try to get back with my favourite tips soon! x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23753&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0df498a4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/easy-tricks-to-wear-prints-on-prints" data-a2a-title="EASY TRICKS TO WEAR PRINTS ON PRINTS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:09:24 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1772 at http://www.fashionata.com THE 10 TRENDS OF 2017 YOU HAVE TO KNOW http://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE 10 TRENDS OF 2017 YOU HAVE TO KNOW</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/trends" hreflang="en">Trends</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/10/2017 - 18:49</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When I went to <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/fashion/fashion-week" target="_blank">last year's runway shows</a> I knew this was going to be a great year, fashion-wise! There were just so many vibrant colours, sophisticated cuts, and experimental twists on classics - perfect to spice up your day-to-day outfits and make them feel current in an instant. I lined up my fave trends of the year, so read along to find out what you'll be wearing in 2017 (it includes straight-up messages, next level denim and some unexpected accessories)...</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRENDS.001.jpeg?itok=VBdc_6PV 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.001.jpeg?itok=_167qSMr 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRENDS.001.jpeg?itok=Ii-i_fQM 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="70070e71-8ba3-4714-9286-b173bebe2714" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.001.jpeg?itok=_167qSMr" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.001.jpeg?itok=_167qSMr" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Guess what? We'll all be wearing super bright colours this year, including neon yellow (this <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk" target="_blank">Salvatoré Ferragamo</a> dress is definitely a fave!), hot pink and of course <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/the-year-of-bright-green-chopped-hair-supreme" target="_blank">bright green</a>. I swear that this prospect alone makes me very excited for the upcoming collections! And yes, it's 100% okay to opt for a monochrome look, with top, bottoms <em>and</em> accessories in the same poppy shade. Doesn't get much easier, right?</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRENDS.004.jpeg?itok=3zDkzD-Q 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.004.jpeg?itok=zXtnfZR3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRENDS.004.jpeg?itok=sNFQ66qf 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f8cf3eec-2809-4a43-afc6-9a047b123fca" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.004.jpeg?itok=zXtnfZR3" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.004.jpeg?itok=zXtnfZR3" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Whoever witnessed <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/the-new-dior-celebrates-strong-women" target="_blank">Maria Grazia Chiuri's first Dior show</a> (and who didn't?) talked about this girl power statement shirt. So instead of dusting off your favourite vintage bands-shirt (so last season!), this year you should go with bold statements on simple tops - 'cause it's all about keeping it clear and simple.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRENDS.005.jpeg?itok=g9TI5u-2 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.005.jpeg?itok=Gms3mgcy 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRENDS.005.jpeg?itok=gbmgLrNm 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c6a1b3e8-3eef-4b83-9fcb-697883c6d872" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.005.jpeg?itok=Gms3mgcy" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.005.jpeg?itok=Gms3mgcy" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I bet it's kinda hard to find someone who's <em>not</em> on board with this year's leggings trend, because hello, comfy stretchy pants! The time that leggings were strictly associated with, eh, ordinary streetwear is far behind us, as some of the most prestigious designer Houses out there lovingly incorporated them into their latest collection (how cool is this fuchsia 2-in-one version of <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-paris-balenciaga/19450" target="_blank">Balenciaga</a>??), so go ahead and wear those babies! And as always, don't be afraid to mix things up and opt for slightly off-beat versions with see-through patches (inspired by last year's show-your-lingerie trend, as seen at <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-paris-louis-vuitton/19570#defile-20" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton</a>), crushed velvet (crushing (haha) hard on <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-paris-y-project/19294#defile-30" target="_blank">these ones from Y/Project</a>), and stirrup (previously primarily loved by fans of horseback riding, but o so cute when paired with sexy heels and an oversized sweater!). </p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRENDS.006.jpeg?itok=-5QOi0Fs 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.006.jpeg?itok=-93WGGdA 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRENDS.006.jpeg?itok=FwigQxr4 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c659a756-ed2b-40bd-824f-2cd597962013" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.006.jpeg?itok=-93WGGdA" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.006.jpeg?itok=-93WGGdA" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>If 2016 was the year of the bomber jacket, this year it'll all be about the parka! Slightly oversized with, yes, leggings and a cropped top (this monochrome yellow <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-londres-versus-versace/19039" target="_blank">Versus Versace</a> look is right on point) or your favourite pair of ripped denim (see below) and slouchy sweater.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRENDS.003_0.jpeg?itok=0mRP83De 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.003_0.jpeg?itok=JLyI48KW 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRENDS.003_0.jpeg?itok=LFKRN5Pg 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0ea5e47c-0e47-47b6-b3c4-93c825b90188" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.003_0.jpeg?itok=JLyI48KW" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.003_0.jpeg?itok=JLyI48KW" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Threatened by the popularity of leggings, King Denim knew it had to step up its game and come up with some really clever ideas; so this year, we'll all be wearing pretty next level pieces, including jarretelles (courtesy of <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-paris-y-project/19294" target="_blank">Y/Project</a>), rips (courtesy of <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/01/kim-kardashian-ripped-jeans-lunch" target="_blank">Yeezy</a>), patches, and basically every possible addition on the planet.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/SLEEVES.001_0.jpeg?itok=BPFqZb4A 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SLEEVES.001_0.jpeg?itok=L4g7_huQ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SLEEVES.001_0.jpeg?itok=dhh1da_q 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="56fc1471-e306-4836-ba71-e2e384d9a68a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SLEEVES.001_0.jpeg?itok=L4g7_huQ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SLEEVES.001_0.jpeg?itok=L4g7_huQ" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>What was already hinted at last year will be taken to a new level in 2017: shoulders and sleeves will be big and bold with a capital B. The really great news is that there's actual <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/how-to-dress-better-tips?ps=home" target="_blank">scientific evidence</a> that they make your waist look that much slimmer, especially when paired with fitted bottoms (as shown by <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-paris-balenciaga/19450" target="_blank">Balenciaga</a>).</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/70S.001.jpeg?itok=_d4yPaFv 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/70S.001.jpeg?itok=nBx6Afui 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/70S.001.jpeg?itok=9UMMet7M 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d3a0a7fe-4f0d-4b10-be66-c2611b6604da" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/70S.001.jpeg?itok=nBx6Afui" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/70S.001.jpeg?itok=nBx6Afui" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Whether you like it or not, the '70s inspiration isn't going anywhere for now. If anything, it's going to be even more prominent this year, with lots of bold clashing colours and so-called wallpaper prints on clothes and accessories alike (last feature of the <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/printemps-ete-2017-paris-balenciaga/19450" target="_blank">Balenciaga</a> show, I promise!)...</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRENDS.008.jpeg?itok=oCqIdHtZ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.008.jpeg?itok=2BoIX8hp 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRENDS.008.jpeg?itok=QB6_ll3T 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d052ddc8-ddef-4836-a448-c702fc7d4381" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.008.jpeg?itok=2BoIX8hp" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRENDS.008.jpeg?itok=2BoIX8hp" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>The footwear of 2017 is going to be especially good, and when I say good, I mean simultaneously comfy and pretty! Instead of sky-high heels, opt for sleek midi-heeled mules, flat white boots (supported by Mrs. <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-victoria-beckham-experience" target="_blank">Victoria Beckham</a> herself!) or sneakers with a little edge (a <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/ice-ice-baby" target="_blank">furry addition</a> or <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/fashion/tip-day-different-way-tie-your-sneakers" target="_blank">this simple trick</a> keep things from getting too basic).</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/HOODIE2.001.jpeg?itok=lU5x5L3v 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE2.001.jpeg?itok=X-wkKRWE 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOODIE2.001.jpeg?itok=RP22FjYW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="368abdf1-8acf-4f16-9baf-f481a6b2aeee" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE2.001.jpeg?itok=X-wkKRWE" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE2.001.jpeg?itok=X-wkKRWE" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Athleisure will be called athluxury this year, and the key pieces will be hoodies and baseball caps - equally badass and casual. Pair with a classic deux-pièces ensemble (as seen at <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/the-futures-looking-bright-with-chanel" target="_blank">Chanel</a>) or laid-back printed trousers and your coolest sunnies.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/HOODIE.002.jpeg?itok=dTAx_GWz 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE.002.jpeg?itok=ET3VOgpp 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOODIE.002.jpeg?itok=KqIfYZyS 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0894297d-c88e-49d9-86dd-f5f49bd81483" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE.002.jpeg?itok=ET3VOgpp" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE.002.jpeg?itok=ET3VOgpp" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>The IT accessories of 2017 are a bit unexpected (which makes them all the more interesting!): an eye-catching phone case instead of a bag (because it has everything you need anyways, says <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/getting-ready-for-lv-with-the-coveteur" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton</a>), cute headphones instead of a hat. Done and done!</p> <p> </p> <p>Runway pictures via <a href="http://en.vogue.fr" target="_blank">Vogue</a> / street style via <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk" target="_blank">WhoWhatWear</a>, <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com" target="_blank">Harper's Bazaar</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.elle.com" target="_blank">Elle</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your favourite trends? Any of these you're particularly excited for?</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">10</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1775&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="8fc55099"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23724"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484091947"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Emily</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23724#comment-23724" hreflang="en">January 11, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Especially excited about vibrant monochrome, statement shirts, parkas, and 70&#039;s prints! Thanks for breaking down these trends with both runway and street-style examples! I find it so helpful to see translation from high fashion into something more easily accessible.</p> <p>XO, Emily<br /> &lt;a href=&quot;<a href="http://epicurean-emily.com&quot;&gt;Epicurean">http://epicurean-emily.com&quot;&gt;Epicurean</a> Emily&lt;/a&gt;</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23724&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="75f9897a"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23726"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484120920"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23726#comment-23726" hreflang="en">January 11, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23724#comment-23724" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Especially excited about…</a> by <span>Emily</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Emily! The monochromes and statement shirts are also among my faves! :) Thanks for your sweet message xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23726&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="e9a4dfa3"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" data-a2a-title="THE 10 TRENDS OF 2017 YOU HAVE TO KNOW"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:49:28 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1775 at http://www.fashionata.com THE HAPPIEST NINE-MONTH NEWS... http://www.fashionata.com/the-happiest-nine-month-news <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE HAPPIEST NINE-MONTH NEWS...</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/personal" hreflang="en">Personal</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2892_LR2_0.jpg?itok=iT0Q3fNv 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2892_LR2_0.jpg?itok=XCaYZvB6 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2892_LR2_0.jpg?itok=nYgCyU2n 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2892_LR2_0.jpg?itok=XCaYZvB6" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2892_LR2_0.jpg?itok=XCaYZvB6" alt="" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2962_LR2.jpg?itok=UF5iso34 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2962_LR2.jpg?itok=CqxsBoun 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2962_LR2.jpg?itok=ng6v62mG 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2962_LR2.jpg?itok=CqxsBoun" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_2962_LR2.jpg?itok=CqxsBoun" alt="" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=0Y6l_HP0 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=yR9shQa6 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=_6SyAgoX 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=yR9shQa6" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/MBF_3309_LR2.jpg?itok=yR9shQa6" alt="" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Words can't describe how excited I am to finally share the most amazing news with you all: we're expecting our first child!&nbsp;It's been sooo difficult to keep it a secret, and I've had&nbsp;butterflies in my stomach the entire weekend in anticipation of telling you all. :) I'm over&nbsp;4 months along, so we'll be welcoming our little bunny in June (so soon, right??). I'll of course be sharing much more soon, but I can already tell you that it's been quite a ride thus far, with quite a few unexpected challenges. Some details for the curious:</p> <p><strong>DUE DATE</strong></p> <p>June 3 - I'm so happy it's going to be a Spring baby.&nbsp;:)&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>GENDER</strong></p> <p>We just found out (EEKS!), and we'll be sharing it soon!</p> <p><strong>FRIENDS &amp; FAMILY</strong></p> <p>My closest friends &amp; family have been so sweet in their reactions. Since this is my parents' first grandchild they're completely over the moon!&nbsp;Marcio is already super overprotective (so sweet!) and Bobke doesn't really know what's going on just yet. :)</p> <p><strong>NURSERY PLANS</strong></p> <p>We're planning on turning my 'second dressing' (shame on me) into a super cute &amp; comfy nursery - a major closet cleaning is totally going to happen!</p> <p><strong>BABY BUMP</strong></p> <p>Dressing (and covering up) the bump has been&nbsp;easier than I expected; I'm not really showing that much just yet, and winter-y layers have been pretty convenient. Apart from tight-fitting pants and pencil skirts, I still pretty much fit into most pieces of my wardrobe, but I'm really looking forward to get creative with my outfits as soon as I start showing more.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Needless to say I'm already fully picturing our little family and all the adventures we'll be sharing - from picking out baby clothes&nbsp;to seeing how we're going&nbsp;to fit in our baby into our busy traveling schedule and the gazillion other projects we have lined up. My mind just swirls when I think of all the things that are about to come, and I can't wait to share it all with you.&nbsp;And for those of you who are wondering about the impact of this big news on Fashionata: as this online space of mine is a direct reflection of my world, the baby will of course be a part of it, but we're planning on keeping our content very fashion-focused - so&nbsp;still lots of shoes, but with a hint of baby. :) Thank you so much for reading - as always&nbsp;x big kiss</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">191</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1774&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="9250434e"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23662"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483969119"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sophie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23662#comment-23662" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This is great news! I&#039;m so happy for you, Marcio and Bobke. Lots of love for the next few months. xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23662&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="47411738"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23664"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483970384"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23664#comment-23664" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23662#comment-23662" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">This is great news! I&#039;m so…</a> by <span>Sophie</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Aaa thanks, Sophie, such a sweet message! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23664&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="38d7ea12"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23663"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483969874"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Isabelle Devolder</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23663#comment-23663" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This is fantastic News!! Congratulations to you and Marcio! I wish you a nice pregnancy and healthy baby! 😘😘💕</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23663&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="e4d73f74"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23665"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483970403"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23665#comment-23665" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23663#comment-23663" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">This is fantastic News!!…</a> by <span>Isabelle Devolder</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, Isabelle! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23665&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9b41c25e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23666"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483970493"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Nathalie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23666#comment-23666" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Proficiat Sofie &amp; Marcio 😍😍😍</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23666&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a48abccb"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23667"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483972507"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Emily</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23667#comment-23667" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congrats, Sofie!</p> <p>Can&#039;t wait to see how you &quot;dress the bump&quot;!</p> <p>XO, Emily<br /> &lt;a href=&quot;<a href="http://epicurean-emily.com&quot;&gt;Epicurean">http://epicurean-emily.com&quot;&gt;Epicurean</a> Emily&lt;/a&gt;</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23667&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="071c9487"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23670"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483972996"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23670#comment-23670" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23667#comment-23667" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Congrats, Sofie!…</a> by <span>Emily</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, Emily! x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23670&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a4d5da72"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23668"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483972723"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Katrien </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23668#comment-23668" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oh zo gek, ik kreeg kippenvel van dit nieuws :) Super!! Proficiat! x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23668&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c7fa1046"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23669"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483972977"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23669#comment-23669" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23668#comment-23668" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Oh zo gek, ik kreeg…</a> by <span>Katrien </span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ooo Katrien, wat lief! Dankjewel :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23669&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="646c380a"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23671"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483973951"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23671#comment-23671" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wat super voor jullie Sofie !!!! gefeliciteerd.<br /> Je zal een super mama zijn , daar ben ik zeker van.<br /> En... je mama zal dolgelukkig zijn want oma worden is een onbeschrijflijk gevoel.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23671&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0743f23e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23672"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483976594"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Ouattara Evelyne</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23672#comment-23672" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Merveilleuse nouvelle, beaucoup de bonheur à vous 2. Bises</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23672&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="38888cab"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23673"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483979051"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Evi</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23673#comment-23673" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wat een leuk nieuws!! Proficiat!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23673&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9b1ea4e7"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23676"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483983299"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23676#comment-23676" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23673#comment-23673" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wat een leuk nieuws!!…</a> by <span>Evi</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dank je, Evi! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23676&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="db432758"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23674"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483981179"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>D.</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23674#comment-23674" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congratulations dear! Your baby will be the cutest, most stylish little bundle of joy !</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23674&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="471e7181"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23675"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483983287"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23675#comment-23675" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23674#comment-23674" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Congratulations dear! Your…</a> by <span>D.</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Haha, how sweet, thanks so much! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23675&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="e48859cd"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23677"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483985012"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Nica</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23677#comment-23677" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>awesome news ; very curious to see how you will dress these next months .. and as we are doing babytalk anyway .. a friend of mine just opened this beautiful store and information store ; you might check it out .. noordbaby.be</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23677&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="78d50f14"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23678"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483985244"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Delphine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23678#comment-23678" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Proficiat babe!!! Xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23678&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b8338bd5"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23703"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484033532"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23703#comment-23703" hreflang="en">January 10, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23678#comment-23678" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Proficiat babe!!! Xx</a> by <span>Delphine</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanxx! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23703&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="566a6b3a"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23680"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483985857"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Els</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23680#comment-23680" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Op mijn verjaardag zalig xxx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23680&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="4876ced0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23681"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483986043"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Erna</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23681#comment-23681" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Proficiat Sofie! Je gaat dat super doen en geniet van elk moment. Kijk als wil/tijd en zin hebt eens op A model recommends van Ruth Crilly. Ex model en blogger. Super sympathieke jongedame met een geweldige humor die nu zwanger is van 2de kindje. Ze geeft ook nog een kat en een hond. En een man :). Ze heeft trouwens een aparte site The Uphill waar de babystories staan. Echt een aanrader. Nogmaals gefeliciteerd! Veel liefs xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23681&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ebe0e69c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <nav class="pager" role="navigation" aria-labelledby="pagination-heading"> <h4 id="pagination-heading" class="visually-hidden">Pagination</h4> <ul class="pager__items js-pager__items"> <li class="pager__item is-active"> <a href="/rss.xml?page=0" title="Current page"> <span class="visually-hidden"> Current page </span>1</a> </li> <li class="pager__item"> <a href="/rss.xml?page=1" title="Go to page 2"> <span class="visually-hidden"> Page </span>2</a> </li> <li class="pager__item"> <a href="/rss.xml?page=2" title="Go to page 3"> <span class="visually-hidden"> Page </span>3</a> </li> <li class="pager__item"> <a href="/rss.xml?page=3" title="Go to page 4"> <span class="visually-hidden"> Page </span>4</a> </li> <li class="pager__item pager__item--next"> <a href="/rss.xml?page=1" title="Go to next page" rel="next"> <span class="visually-hidden">Next page</span> <span aria-hidden="true">Next ›</span> </a> </li> <li class="pager__item pager__item--last"> <a href="/rss.xml?page=3" title="Go to last page"> <span class="visually-hidden">Last page</span> <span aria-hidden="true">Last »</span> </a> </li> </ul> </nav> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/the-happiest-nine-month-news" data-a2a-title="THE HAPPIEST NINE-MONTH NEWS..."><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:29:09 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1774 at http://www.fashionata.com HEY, ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT LENA DUNHAM'S CELLULITE? http://www.fashionata.com/hey-are-we-still-talking-about-lena-dunhams-cellulite <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HEY, ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT LENA DUNHAM&#039;S CELLULITE?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/good-for-you" hreflang="en">Good for You</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/GLAMOUR%20LENA.001_0.jpeg?itok=gyr35QFf 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/GLAMOUR%20LENA.001_0.jpeg?itok=IZ5rpi35 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/GLAMOUR%20LENA.001_0.jpeg?itok=MVwl7TZt 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/GLAMOUR%20LENA.001_0.jpeg?itok=IZ5rpi35" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/GLAMOUR%20LENA.001_0.jpeg?itok=IZ5rpi35" alt="" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Anyone saw the new <a href="http://www.glamour.com/story/the-cast-of-girls-glamour-february-cover-interview" target="_blank">Glamour cover</a> featuring Lena Dunham's cellulite? Yes, of course you did. EVERYONE did. So that's clearly not why I'm writing this piece: the cover got enough attention as it is, the internet pretty much exploding with comments on Lena's 'newest seek of attention' (following the outrage caused by her comments on <a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2016/12/133652/lena-dunham-i-wish-i-had-an-abortion-stigma-quote" target="_blank">abortion</a> and alleged&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/fashion/odell-beckham-jr-lena-dunham-met-gala-response.html?_r=0" target="_blank">racism</a>). And that's exactly what encourages me to speak up about the topic of the female body image, and how this is created and sustained: why does it still cause so much commotion? Do people actually have the nerve to roll&nbsp;their eyes at this so-called statement, while this girl is just being portrayed as she is?</p> <p>If you're sick and tired of hearing about the female body image and think it's just too much of a cliché to pay attention to the subject, I'd like to tell you this: me too. But let me also tell you: we're not there yet. Girls do not, in fact, run the world. Even after a gazillion complaints of an impressive list of celebs, including Zendaya, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lawrence - to name a few, about magazines unknowingly editing their praised bodies; after <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3679240/You-thrive-curvy-Ashley-Graham-blasts-Amy-Schumer-anger-labeled-plus-size-poses-lingerie-risque-Cosmopolitan-cover-shoot.html" target="_blank">Amy Schumer's</a> countless spot-on remarks on her curves; <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/why-kylie-jenner-wont-have-her-scar-removed-w439896" target="_blank">Kylie Jenner</a> showing her scar on Snapchat; <a href="https://intothegloss.com/2016/08/alicia-keys-no-makeup/" target="_blank">Alicia Keys' raw skin</a> on her latest album cover, you'd think we'd REALLY believe that - you hear this one coming - nobody's perfect.</p> <p>But hey, I get your confusion: sure, <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/backstage-beauty-the-no-make-up-look" target="_blank">Kim Kardashian isn't wearing any make-up</a> to a high-end fashion show and has stimulated women everywhere to embrace their curves, but aren't the Kardashians at the same time the no. 1 family to focus on appearances? Or for that matter: what am I complaining about, being comfortably photographed on a weekly basis? I'm not even going to bother stating that I'm not perfect, that I have my own flaws and issues (obviously I do), because I think that's quite simply beside the point. The thing that bothers me the most about all this is: why is this even an issue, if there's so much more to talk about? Anyone actually read the Glamour interview instead of formulating a 3-second opinion on Lena's thighs? In that same sense: how many pieces do you think were written about Donald Trump's outfit choices versus Hillary's? In a context where it has no relevance at all, why do we keep obsessing about women's appearances? For me, it's not about being skinny or curvy or somewhere in between. It's not about wearing make-up or not wearing make-up. It's about getting out there and having the guts to be and show yourself as you are, the whole package - whatever that may mean. That, to me, is the most inspiring thing in the world - cellullite or no cellulite. So if nobody said it, I'll say it: thank you, Lena Dunham, for being you - curvy, loud and opinionated. Because that at least brings us one step closer to running the world, some day, one day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you feel about all this? I'd really love to hear your thoughts!&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">42</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1773&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="c2bb386b"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23650"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483719288"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Katrien </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23650#comment-23650" hreflang="en">January 6, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I couldn&#039;t agree more. Being natural and absolutely normal is always seen as a statement in celeb-world, very annoying.<br /> PS: Trump was being mocked for his looks (the hair &amp; the facetan) as well &amp; probably even more than Clinton.. :)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23650&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5b46ed54"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23652"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483719448"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23652#comment-23652" hreflang="en">January 6, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23650#comment-23650" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I couldn&#039;t agree more. Being…</a> by <span>Katrien </span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Katrien! Thanks so much for your feedback! I agree about Trump, but his look wasn&#039;t seen as a part of his political strategy, while Clinton&#039;s wardrobe was being analysed over and over again in that sense - which I don&#039;t think is very fair. ;) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23652&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c71bbb8d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23653"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483733805"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Marlies </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23653#comment-23653" hreflang="en">January 6, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I couldn&#039;t agree more! Of course it surprised me to see a picture that wasn&#039;t adapted, but I was so happy to see that a woman had the courage to show herself the way she is and be proud of it 😃 P.S big fan of you, your style &amp; Bobke xo</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23653&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="648d93c1"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23655"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483782662"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23655#comment-23655" hreflang="en">January 7, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23653#comment-23653" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I couldn&#039;t agree more! Of…</a> by <span>Marlies </span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Aaa Marlies, that&#039;s so nice to hear! Thanks for your sweet words :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23655&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1b1b6eeb"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23654"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483780014"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23654#comment-23654" hreflang="en">January 7, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hoe fijn te horen, dat jongeren lak hebben aan het perfectionisme dat , hoe dikwijls dan ook ( fake ) is.<br /> Ben wie je bent, durf ervoor uitkomen dat je je goed voelt in jouw body, dan pas zal je gelukkig zijn.<br /> Dit is een pluspuntje van ( ouderen ) ze relativeren en het kan ze niets schelen wat anderen van ze denken.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23654&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b88d46a7"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23656"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483782709"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23656#comment-23656" hreflang="en">January 7, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23654#comment-23654" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hoe fijn te horen, dat…</a> by <span>Jeanine</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ja Jeanine, helemaal waar! :) xx dikke kus</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23656&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="24d0107e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23661"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483967777"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sophie</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23661#comment-23661" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>So true. Holding out for a time where we can all just enjoy our lives and our fashion covers, free to sweat the bigger stuff.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23661&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="788a69ad"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23701"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484033306"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23701#comment-23701" hreflang="en">January 10, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23661#comment-23661" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">So true. Holding out for a…</a> by <span>Sophie</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Very well put, Sophie! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23701&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ca373de3"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23696"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483997259"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Zanita Whittington</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23696#comment-23696" hreflang="en">January 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>What&#039;s crazy is how HATED Lena Dunham is, for being opinionated (and yes, sometimes putting her foot in it - but that&#039;s the nature of having an opinion!) and simply for looking like the everyday normal woman. Like people really really HATE her and say the most nasty things about her appearance, it comes from both men and women. It&#039;s so blatantly a symptom of patriarchy, it makes me sick. I don&#039;t know that we would be best friends in another lifetime - but i&#039;ll always admire someone who says what they think with best intentions, Lena is an activist for noble causes. You could never find a male counterpart with the same measure of vilification over their appearance. Bravo to her for staying true.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23696&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="4829a869"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23700"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484033258"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23700#comment-23700" hreflang="en">January 10, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23696#comment-23696" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">What&#039;s crazy is how HATED…</a> by <span>Zanita Whittington</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Zanita, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, that&#039;s EXACTLY how I feel about it! x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23700&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="69a115af"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/hey-are-we-still-talking-about-lena-dunhams-cellulite" data-a2a-title="HEY, ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT LENA DUNHAM&#039;S CELLULITE?"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:51:10 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1773 at http://www.fashionata.com THE YEAR OF BRIGHT GREEN, CHOPPED HAIR & SUPREME http://www.fashionata.com/the-year-of-bright-green-chopped-hair-supreme <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE YEAR OF BRIGHT GREEN, CHOPPED HAIR &amp; SUPREME</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/series/friday-round-up" hreflang="en">Friday Round-Up</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:16</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-baseline field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>OUR ROUND-UP OF THIS WEEK'S HOTTEST&nbsp;HAPPENINGS &amp; OBSESSIONS IN FASHION &amp; BEAUTY LAND</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Today we're starting this new series that rounds up our favourite happenings in the world of fashion, beauty, and other awesome things! :) Keeping up with the hottest fashion trends and obsessions is definitely one of my favourite things to do (I'm such a nerd, scrolling through all the articles and fashion sources I can get my hands on first thing in the morning), so I can't wait to share this with you all. And this week has been a particularly great one, with a wrap-up of 2016 (yes, Kylie Jenner is not even 20 and richer than we'll ever be - thanks for reminding us, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2017/celebrities/#5fb21f16f7e5" target="_blank">Forbes</a>!) and the exciting anticipation of a new year (the Winter Fashion Weeks are coming up! Kim K posted her <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/news/a19732/kim-kardashian-first-selfie-2017/" target="_blank">very first selfie of 2017</a>!). Also high on our list this week: the presentation of PANTONE's colour of 2017 (it's, eh, a bit edgy), a very on trend hair style, and the accidental (?) leaking of what could be the most amazing collab of the year!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001.jpeg?itok=GD9I6L45 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001.jpeg?itok=WJ-zthC0 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001.jpeg?itok=HqVuail2 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="28cfa23d-5e9b-47ff-bef7-089b0126e9d6" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001.jpeg?itok=WJ-zthC0" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001.jpeg?itok=WJ-zthC0" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002.jpeg?itok=TpwRHNBK 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002.jpeg?itok=4gRhMj2I 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002.jpeg?itok=FeYuituj 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1006e367-412e-4209-bc97-8d90d83b9d68" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002.jpeg?itok=4gRhMj2I" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002.jpeg?itok=4gRhMj2I" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Sooo, in keeping with its annual tradition, PANTONE announced the colour of 2017: Greenery! And it's green alright. I have to say I wasn't all that surprised, having witnessed the green obsession of Pucci, Kenzo and Balenciaga on the runways in September, but I guess wearing this type of green is just something I'm not naturally (ha!) drawn to. If you're in for wearing the hottest colour of the year, but aren't sure how to incorporate it into your outfit, just keep these 2 tips in mind:</p> <ol><li>KEEP IT SUBTLE: There's no denying that green is a very outspoken shade, so if you don't want to look like Kermit, a subtle green detail (such as on these super cute <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbikfamnnn" target="_blank">Aquazzura flats </a>(currently on sale)) is the way to go.</li> <li>A SOPHISTICATED CUT: If you do like to go big and bold (and you know you do), opt for a piece with a super sophisticated cut and flowy fabric (such as these amazing <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbikdimnnn" target="_blank">Etro pants</a>, that I've had a crush on since forever (and that are also on sale now!)).</li> </ol><p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/emilio-pucci/slideshow/collection/print" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk" target="_blank">3</a>, <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk" target="_blank">4</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003.jpeg?itok=2hS_7oaF 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003.jpeg?itok=0k7kQgPW 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003.jpeg?itok=jGtyEOPq 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6b6dd790-2487-4999-a41b-b3f2742890a3" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003.jpeg?itok=0k7kQgPW" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003.jpeg?itok=0k7kQgPW" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Antwerp%20Selfie%20Sofie%20striped%20top_LR.jpg?itok=Q8FW99Rk 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Antwerp%20Selfie%20Sofie%20striped%20top_LR.jpg?itok=r63I_veh 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Antwerp%20Selfie%20Sofie%20striped%20top_LR.jpg?itok=S4AKYzgz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="47b482ba-fa16-4a90-adf7-e98ec6a9dcd0" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Antwerp%20Selfie%20Sofie%20striped%20top_LR.jpg?itok=r63I_veh" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Antwerp%20Selfie%20Sofie%20striped%20top_LR.jpg?itok=r63I_veh" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I've been contemplating growing out my hair for a while, but when I saw these gorgeous blunt cuts on Jennifer Lawrence and Lea Seydoux I just couldn't resist... So I chopped off 15 cm this week, and haven't regretted it one bit! I love the idea of a short cut for Winter, paired with white knits and a <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/bold-lips-in-5-easy-steps" target="_blank">bright red lip</a>. So sophisticated, right? People always say that short hair isn't so versatile, but I think there are still so many options: from playing around with a <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/easy-party-hair" target="_blank">side</a> vs <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/my-daily-make-up-routine" target="_blank">middle part</a>, to making a low bun - I can't wait to experiment with this length! :)</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/advice/g3621/top-celebrity-bobs-and-lobs/?slide=8" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/advice/g3621/top-celebrity-bobs-and-lobs/?slide=4" target="_blank">2</a></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004.jpeg?itok=Ghq-ij8K 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004.jpeg?itok=ESsMZPs2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004.jpeg?itok=sGOFnIOy 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="22277989-545c-4fed-85da-d225efe601ad" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004.jpeg?itok=ESsMZPs2" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004.jpeg?itok=ESsMZPs2" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>You guys, two of my most favourite brands out there, the cult streetwear brand Supreme and classic designer House of Louis Vuitton, might be joining forces this year! Rumours started when the LV artistic director posted <a href="http://www.complex.com/style/2017/01/supreme-louis-vuitton-collaboration-images-leak" target="_blank">a pic on Instagram</a> with a Supreme smiley sticker on top of the iconic LV monogram print - he deleted it soon after, but the all-seeing eye of the web had already picked it up of course. Meanwhile, a model posted a white sweater with the 2 brands' logos, allegedly snapped at a LV casting. The probable collab is especially remarkable since the two brands have been kind of at war since Supreme launched a <a href="http://www.complex.com/style/2014/04/the-best-item-supreme-released-every-year-for-the-last-20-years/supreme-20-years-2000-louis-vuitton-monogram-deck" target="_blank">skate deck</a> back in 2000, covered with the LV logo (and the latter was not amused). May their reconciliation serve as major 2017 inspo! O, and keep your eyes on the web, because if the rumours are true, these pieces will sell out in a heartbeat for sure!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.brindillesparis.com/article.php?id=228" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://stylecaster.com/louis-vuitton-most-expensive-handbag/" target="_blank">2</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">8</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1771&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="f9911fc5"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23751"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484559465"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Marlies</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23751#comment-23751" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ooh ik ben super blij om te horen dat een kort kapsel een trend wordt! Ik heb heel dunne blonde haren en vind het zo jammer dat ik geen lang kapsel kan hebben. Dus dit is echt een opkikker, dankjewel! Xoxo</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23751&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="91a9ce7d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23752"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1484575377"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23752#comment-23752" hreflang="en">January 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23751#comment-23751" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Ooh ik ben super blij om te…</a> by <span>Marlies</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Haha Marlies, ik zit in hetzelfde vakje met m&#039;n haar, dus ik begrijp je volledig! :) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23752&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ae62b0e8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/the-year-of-bright-green-chopped-hair-supreme" data-a2a-title="THE YEAR OF BRIGHT GREEN, CHOPPED HAIR &amp; SUPREME"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:16:36 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1771 at http://www.fashionata.com 8 SALES PIECES THAT YOU'LL BE WEARING IN 2017 http://www.fashionata.com/8-sales-pieces-that-youll-be-wearing-in-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">8 SALES PIECES THAT YOU&#039;LL BE WEARING IN 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/shopping" hreflang="en">Shopping</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/05/2017 - 13:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_1.jpeg?itok=AOMvqvr5 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_1.jpeg?itok=wL-VO0u6 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_1.jpeg?itok=8iGJ_2d3 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_1.jpeg?itok=wL-VO0u6" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_1.jpeg?itok=wL-VO0u6" alt="" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_0.jpeg?itok=QDVb17jB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_0.jpeg?itok=sURLhSmT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_0.jpeg?itok=W-dFdR02 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_0.jpeg?itok=sURLhSmT" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/SALES%20BUYS.001_0.jpeg?itok=sURLhSmT" alt="" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sure, in between getting rid of your X-mas tree (i.e. the most depressing activity ever) and the ice cold temperatures,&nbsp;January is no joke. BUT! The Winter sales have arrived, and they're pretty damn good at keeping our spirits high!&nbsp;As much as I'm looking forward to scoring the pieces I've been eyeing since forever, this time I'm determined to not get carried away and really screen everything carefully before buying ('cause <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/the-5-new-years-resolutions-i-will-totally-keep" target="_blank">my NY's resolutions</a>, remember?). I'll be the first to admit that impulse buys give a certain kick, but how often are you going to wear that sweater with pineapple-with-sunglasses print&nbsp;anyways? And shopping smart is actually a lot easier than you'd think: just ask yourself if the pieces that you're considering will still get a lot of wear in the very near future - no point in investing something that will be so last season in 2 months.&nbsp;So hurry to get your hands on these pretty babies, that are very much on trend right now and - according to the runway reports - will be for a while:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>OVERSIZED STRIPED SHIRT - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbiedzmnnn" target="_blank">DKNY</a>:&nbsp;It's all about stripes this year, and what better way to incorporate this than a classic shirt with a masculine cut and a preppy neckline?</li> <li>HOT PINK BAG - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbidpvmnnn" target="_blank">CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA</a>: Hot pink is going to be, well, HOT.&nbsp;So this cute little clutch is really&nbsp;on top of the game!</li> <li>QUIRKY ACCESSORIES - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbidh5mnnn" target="_blank">FENDI</a>: It doesn't have to be all that serious this year, and I for one am very excited this little guy - that will make every bag look fabulous - is finally on sale.</li> <li>PATCH DENIM - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbidqzmnnn" target="_blank">OFF-WHITE</a>: Since leggings are making a huge comeback (more on this soon!), denim clearly has to reinvent itself, quite literally, with deconstructed pieces that are put back together in a new and inventive way. If you're going to do jeans, you'll have to think out of the box!</li> <li>BOLD EARRINGS - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbidr5mnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</a>: You're so right if you're planning on pimping your outfits with (a single or duo) oversized statement earrings all year long.</li> <li>PHONE CASE - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbidsimnnn" target="_blank">URBAN OUTFITTERS</a>: Ever since the <a href="http://www.fashionata.com/getting-ready-for-lv-with-the-coveteur" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton phone case hype</a> we're more than willing to believe that a cool&nbsp;phone case will be replacing your&nbsp;bag as the no. 1 eye-catcher of your look this year.</li> <li>STATEMENT JACKET - <a href="http://www.zara.com/be/en/sale/woman/outerwear/short-camouflage-print-down-puffer-c436392p3741023.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a>: In 2017, more than ever: say it with your clothes!</li> <li>CHUNKY SNEAKERS - <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cbids9mnnn" target="_blank">NO. 21</a>: Yes, metallic will still be IT this year, as will be comfy footwear (yay!).</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy shopping, everyone!&nbsp;</p> <p>ps: Check back next week for our 2017 trend report, if you'd like.&nbsp;:)</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">1</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1770&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="e4040c12"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23648"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483643069"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>BEBA</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23648#comment-23648" hreflang="en">January 5, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Love this pants!</p> <p><a href="http://www.bebagottel.com">www.bebagottel.com</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23648&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="38692760"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/8-sales-pieces-that-youll-be-wearing-in-2017" data-a2a-title="8 SALES PIECES THAT YOU&#039;LL BE WEARING IN 2017"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:35:37 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1770 at http://www.fashionata.com THIS COLOUR BLOCK BAG GOES WITH EVERYTHING http://www.fashionata.com/this-colour-block-bag-goes-with-everything <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THIS COLOUR BLOCK BAG GOES WITH EVERYTHING</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/trends" hreflang="en">Trends</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2017/01/Antwerp%20Furla%20bag%20MBF_1909_LR_0.jpg?itok=5GpBZQeo 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/Antwerp%20Furla%20bag%20MBF_1909_LR_0.jpg?itok=lMmGn8lG 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/01/Antwerp%20Furla%20bag%20MBF_1909_LR_0.jpg?itok=McU_nf5b 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/Antwerp%20Furla%20bag%20MBF_1909_LR_0.jpg?itok=lMmGn8lG" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/01/Antwerp%20Furla%20bag%20MBF_1909_LR_0.jpg?itok=lMmGn8lG" alt="" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Since 90% of the time I choose my OOTD based on my bag or shoes, I'm on a constant hunt for versatile pieces that go with everything but still have a little edge. If that sounds like a challenge, that's because it is. :)&nbsp;So yeah, when I came across this neutral structured Furla bag (just in at <a href="https://www.enes.be/brand/furla/" target="_blank">Enes</a>!) I knew I had to have it. The sleek shape, colour block pattern, and classic clasp make it suitable to pair with almost any outfit - from a more casual/practical combo with sneakers to a sexy party dress - and the subtle golden leather patches add a really nice touch. Hope you're having a happy Wednesday!</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-likes field--type-integer field--label-hidden field__item">2</div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1769&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="0d935319"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23649"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483713409"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Veronika</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23649#comment-23649" hreflang="en">January 6, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I totally love this - maybe because I have the same in brown ;-) I really love the shape I think it&#039;s a total win!<br /> Btw I think the new blog design and articles make your blog so much better...and somehow it shows you more approachable..if it makes sence? :)<br /> Veronika</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23649&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9bff0f2c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23651"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483719311"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23651#comment-23651" hreflang="en">January 6, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23649#comment-23649" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I totally love this - maybe…</a> by <span>Veronika</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Aaa Veronika, thanks so much, that means a lot to me! We work really hard to make it better everyday, so I hope you continue to enjoy it. :) big kiss xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23651&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f8d0c518"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23657"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1483810531"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Veronika </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23657#comment-23657" hreflang="en">January 7, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23651#comment-23651" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Aaa Veronika, thanks so much…</a> by <span>Sofie Valkiers</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>thanks for your lovely reply:)<br /> I wanted to say it because lots of bloggers re design at some point but somehow the only change is the look of the blog. I was very positively surprised that you managed to bring your blog on different level showing more about your personality and opinion.<br /> (I&#039;m still jelous about your fantastic wardrobe though ;) )</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23657&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="87463832"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div></div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://www.fashionata.com/this-colour-block-bag-goes-with-everything" data-a2a-title="THIS COLOUR BLOCK BAG GOES WITH EVERYTHING"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a> <a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a> <a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:57:45 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1769 at http://www.fashionata.com