Fashionata: fashion, beauty and lifestyle at your fingertip https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en 3 THINGS TO LEARN FROM THE OLSEN TWINS https://www.fashionata.com/3-things-to-learn-from-the-olsen-twins <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">3 THINGS TO LEARN FROM THE OLSEN TWINS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle" hreflang="en">Lifestyle</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, 03/22/2017 - 14:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Just like everyone else on the planet, I have a forever crush on Mary-Kate &amp; Ashley Olsen (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/what-youre-doing-wrong-when-you-apply-foundation" target="_blank">proof</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-fall-to-do-list" target="_blank">proof</a>). Sure, there's the twin aspect and their adorable petite-ness, but it's so much more than that! In between their wildly successful designing careers and envious just-out-of-bed hair styles, here are 3 things I learned from the best dressed girl duo 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/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.001.jpeg?itok=9OEf0YIR 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.001.jpeg?itok=pNunJi4E 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.001.jpeg?itok=wGjnG778 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f97b361f-647d-46ae-983e-672744935d48" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.001.jpeg?itok=pNunJi4E" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.001.jpeg?itok=pNunJi4E" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Starting your public appearances as child actors in a wildly popular tv show (we've all watched and adored Full House, right?) can turn out to be not such a great move for the rest of your career. Not only will you have to break free from the inevitable associations that come with your tv character (in this case, cheeky too-cute-to-handle toddlers), but more than that, people will be inclined to think there's nothing else you can really do, accusing you of benefiting from your early fame with every single thing you touch. But Mary-Kate and Ashley were not having it: today, they have not 1 but 2 incredible clothing lines - <a href="https://www.therow.com" target="_blank">The Row</a> and its more affordable sister, <a href="http://www.elizabethandjames.us" target="_blank">Elizabeth &amp; James</a> - exclusively including sophisticated pieces, accessories and beauty products. They have received praise from the biggest fashion names, including the CFDA Fashion Awards. How? By working hard and staying focused on the right things, 2 times combined.</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/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.002.jpeg?itok=_CU9z-yc 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.002.jpeg?itok=rVGpPQ-D 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.002.jpeg?itok=NnIaIY2S 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bf99d7b3-5935-4112-b37d-7eda6f61f2e2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.002.jpeg?itok=rVGpPQ-D" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.002.jpeg?itok=rVGpPQ-D" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>While they tend to shield their lives from the public eye as much as possible (see below), Mary-Kate &amp; Ashley's dating lives have gotten a lot of attention. Because guess what? Their respective loves could be twins too! They're both tall, dark haired and, eh, quite a bit older than the girls. Because if you have as much life experience as the Olsen twins a guy that's still green behind the ears just won't do. And you won't be surprised to hear they don't need anyone's approval, because they do it their ways. Period.</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/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.003.jpeg?itok=96-0ze-p 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.003.jpeg?itok=g6c_44GJ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.003.jpeg?itok=ioboSlcq 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="61cf5fa7-fba6-4765-8b56-7ed06e1ffa86" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.003.jpeg?itok=g6c_44GJ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/3%20THINGS%20OLSON%20TWINS.003.jpeg?itok=g6c_44GJ" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>My no. 1 favourite trait of the Olsen sisters? Their minimalism, in just about everything they are and do. Only very rarely they attend parties or glamorous events, let alone boozy after parties or typical celeb happenings (staying focused, remember?). And just as minimal as they like to keep their public appearances, their renowned style is impeccable and simple, with a clean colour palette and impeccable details. And then there's the beauty look: nothing but dewy skin, natural lips and easy hair, combed back in a slick pony tail, or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/4-awesome-ways-to-style-fine-hair" target="_blank">loose in a casual middle part</a>. If you can make black &amp; white look as good as they do, you're doing it right.</p> <p> </p> <p>Pictures via <a href="http://olsensanonymous.blogspot.be" target="_blank">Olsens Anonymous</a></p> </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=1839&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="631d960e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/3-things-to-learn-from-the-olsen-twins" data-a2a-title="3 THINGS TO LEARN FROM THE OLSEN TWINS"><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, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:42 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1839 at https://www.fashionata.com MY NO-FAIL TIPS TO DRESS LIKE A BO$$ https://www.fashionata.com/my-no-fail-tips-to-dress-like-a-bo <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MY NO-FAIL TIPS TO DRESS LIKE A BO$$</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">Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:39</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/2017/03/MBF_9520_LR.jpg?itok=_vVawPNw 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source 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field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK SWEATER</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.designersremix.com/eu/fino-shoulder-52003.html" target="_blank">DESIGNER&#039;S REMIX</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 WHITE TROUSERS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/trousers/gassy-trousers-Q62284006.html?cgid…" 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">WHITE KITTEN HEELS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.dior.com/couture/en_be/womens-fashion/shoes/pumps/black-technical-fa…" target="_blank">DIOR</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item 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field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I used to think that getting dressed for an important meeting basically came down to dressing up -&nbsp;you know, throwing on&nbsp;a classic LBD, high heels, and red lips. Not only can&nbsp;this come off as a bit aggressive, it can also send out the wrong message (are you mistaking this meeting for a cocktail party or, even worse, a date?). Now that I'm older, I've found a style that works much better for me, and makes me feel professional and confident - no sky-high heels involved. And as it turns out, it's actually much easier to dress like a bo$$ than you'd think, if you follow these 3 steps:</p> <p><strong>1 / GO WITH A FRESH COLOUR AS YOUR BASIS</strong></p> <p>The fact that I'm not a huge fan of black doesn't only have to do with its not-so-flattering qualities for most skin tones, it's also because I don't consider it a very 'memorable' colour. Look at it this way: who would you be most likely to remember yourself, the girl in the all-black outfit or the girl who wore a fresh outstanding colour palette? I think white is the best option to go with: it's still classic (hence professional) but looks fresh and poppy. O and a person who can keep her whites pristine must be a pretty punctual&nbsp;colleague, right?</p> <p><strong>2 / ADD A SOPHISTICATED PRINT</strong></p> <p>If there's one tip to remember it's this one: do incorporate&nbsp;some kind of print into your look! I wouldn't recommend bright flowers (too much), gingham (too casual) or polka dots (never okay), but something more subtle, such as the patches of colour on this <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/clothing/coats-jackets/" target="_blank">By Malene Birger</a> coat. Bonus points if your chosen basic colour (in this case, white) returns in the patterned piece!</p> <p><strong>3 / OPT FOR SLEEK ACCESSORIES WITH A HINT OF FUN</strong></p> <p>Look, you just don't want to be the girl who wore a glittery clutch with emoji patches to an important meeting. In the same sense: don't go lugging around a huge tote filled with unnecessary things. Rather go with a simple structured bag and kitten heels, with just a hint of fun (such as a knotted choker or a furry keychain). Now go get 'em!</p> </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=1838&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="7e8885d9"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23962"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1490090680"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Francesca Cristini</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23962#comment-23962" hreflang="en">March 21, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>love those dior kitten heels!</p> <p>xx<br /> <a href="http://www.cherry-mag.com/outfits/to-create-your-own-deconstructed-black-suit/">www.cherry-mag.com/outfits/to-create-your-own-deconstructed-black-suit/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23962&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7f7576e8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23963"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1490095639"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23963#comment-23963" hreflang="en">March 21, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23962#comment-23962" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">love those dior kitten heels…</a> by <span>Francesca Cristini</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks Francesca, me too! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23963&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dce35ea4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/my-no-fail-tips-to-dress-like-a-bo" data-a2a-title="MY NO-FAIL TIPS TO DRESS LIKE A BO$$"><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, 21 Mar 2017 09:39:47 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1838 at https://www.fashionata.com FROM WINTER TO SPRING: MY TOP-5 TRANSITIONAL PIECES https://www.fashionata.com/from-winter-to-spring-my-top-5-transitional-pieces <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FROM WINTER TO SPRING: MY TOP-5 TRANSITIONAL PIECES</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">Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:39</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Maybe it's because of our little Spring baby, but this year I've been extra excited for the arrival of the season of fresh blooms and breezy skirts. Spring is definitely one of my favourite times of the year; it's just literally a breath of fresh air, and I can't wait to adjust our clocks this Sunday! One thing that can be a bit challenging, though? Gettin' that Spring vibe into your outfits without freezing! Because as the days are getting a bit warmer and all your new seasonal scores are <em>aching</em> to be worn, it's easy to jump the gun and go a little overboard with breezy fabrics and summer-y sandals. Luckily, the solution is as easy as focusing on these little things called transitional pieces - those on trend items that will take you from Winter to Spring, with just a few little tweaks. Added bonus: it's 100% budget friendly!</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.001.jpeg?itok=p2FWpxT4 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE.001.jpeg?itok=vZesqAxc 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOODIE.001.jpeg?itok=vjX-C4UN 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b5186524-3109-4b18-8e65-cbd90fc940e9" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE.001.jpeg?itok=vZesqAxc" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOODIE.001.jpeg?itok=vZesqAxc" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>We predicted hoodies <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">were going to be big this year</a>, and sure enough, there's no self-respecting street style star that has not yet been spotted with the most flattering unisex item out there. It's just about the cosiest piece to snuggle up in on gloomy days, and it adds a bit of street cred to every look, especially when combined with a badass pair of leather leggings. And on warmer days? You just wear it as a tomboy-ish mini dress duh! Extra points if you add a matching maxi coat and sleek clutch...</p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.002.jpeg?itok=KAJBsMmE 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.002.jpeg?itok=y_OOkATg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.002.jpeg?itok=4tY6iSpy 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c8b404d8-bc08-49a7-9e61-eb3c52882e86" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.002.jpeg?itok=y_OOkATg" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.002.jpeg?itok=y_OOkATg" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: GREY RUFFLED HOODIE <a href="http://eu.topshop.com/en/tseu/product/ruffle-hoodie-6343678?bi=0&amp;ps=20" target="_blank">TOPSHOP</a> / PINK OVERSIZED HOODIE <a href="http://www.monki.com/be/Sweatshirts/Oversize_hoodie/16442483-22793647.1#c-47958" target="_blank">MONKI</a> / BLACK HOODIE WITH LACE <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9L9lu" target="_blank">ALEXANDER MCQUEEN</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/TRANSITIONAL.003.jpeg?itok=Lvxiuc2S 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.003.jpeg?itok=stZNaKh5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.003.jpeg?itok=5Nl8JoxH 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f718632-7455-40bc-b955-27ce4c707fa3" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.003.jpeg?itok=stZNaKh5" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.003.jpeg?itok=stZNaKh5" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>One of the main reasons why I adore <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-victoria-beckham-experience" target="_blank">Victoria Beckham's style</a> is the effortless way in which she can pull off structured trousers. To me, they're the ultimate girl bo$$ piece, and if you go with a sophisticated fabric such as silk, there's nothing to stop you from adding a poppy colour to the mix! And yes, these babies work as well in Winter as in Spring, paired with a cosy cropped wool sweater en oversized scarf or a light colour block shirt. Casual hand-in-pocket stroll and serious pout are optional.</p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.004.jpeg?itok=jwCF-xBC 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.004.jpeg?itok=VUMIiKvi 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.004.jpeg?itok=ULHrMrRJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f1bb923-e7bb-48ec-9c61-b90bf5966f3f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.004.jpeg?itok=VUMIiKvi" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.004.jpeg?itok=VUMIiKvi" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: YELLOW PALAZZO PANTS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9L9pZ" target="_blank">ROCHAS</a> / WHITE FLOWY TROUSERS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/trousers/wide/flowing-trousers-c722056p4306085.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / STRIPED WIDE-LEGGED TROUSERS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9L9xl" target="_blank">ROSIE ASSOULIN</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/TRANSITIONAL.005.jpeg?itok=kEZzsywg 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.005.jpeg?itok=1uygmUi2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.005.jpeg?itok=XEKYTTzr 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="551cf5a6-23d6-4bbf-b933-811a56b970f4" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.005.jpeg?itok=1uygmUi2" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.005.jpeg?itok=1uygmUi2" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>You might not initially think of a frilly maxi dress as a winter-y piece, but I LOVE the idea of styling it with an oversized teddy coat! (such as <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-get-that-faux-fur-trend-just-right" target="_blank">this</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/ice-ice-baby" target="_blank">this</a> one) There's just something about the contrast between silk pleats and heavy shearling that's irresistible. If you'd like to make your maxi dress totally on trend this Spring, go with a big sleeved version ('cause big sleeves &amp; shoulders, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-10-trends-of-2017-you-have-to-know" target="_blank">remember</a>?), snagged in at the waist and paired with your cutest kitten heels.</p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.006.jpeg?itok=FL6ucMIQ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.006.jpeg?itok=xzJoSzfs 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.006.jpeg?itok=FDfbPJja 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9be203ba-1b24-451b-b76e-b6e4615a5e94" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.006.jpeg?itok=xzJoSzfs" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.006.jpeg?itok=xzJoSzfs" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: MULTI-COLOURED DRESS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9LI4o" target="_blank">GUCCI</a> / HOT PINK MAXI DRESS <a href="http://shop.mango.com/BE-nl/p0/dames/kleding/jurken/lang/jurk-van-100-zijde?id=81045605_88&amp;n=1&amp;s=prendas.vestidos" target="_blank">MANGO</a> / DREAMY OMBRE DRESS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9LI2o" target="_blank">PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI</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/TRANSITIONAL.007.jpeg?itok=gEKwmnAA 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.007.jpeg?itok=3m2RqJXA 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.007.jpeg?itok=XaW5rkmV 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1ae3b9f0-b722-4176-9867-286b737e3df6" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.007.jpeg?itok=3m2RqJXA" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.007.jpeg?itok=3m2RqJXA" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><a href="http://coveteur.com/2015/11/24/sofie-valkiers-fashionata/" target="_blank">Of all the shoes I own</a>, my loafers get the most wear. Apart from being crazy comfortable, they add a bit of that relaxed boyish vibe that I so adore. A couple of ice cold days aside, I wear them year round; as long as you add some cosy knitwear you should be good. As the days get warmer they work just as well with a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/jungle-fever" target="_blank">long shirt-dress</a> as with <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/patch-it-0" target="_blank">buttoned shorts</a>. Can you say versatile?</p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.008.jpeg?itok=QlZD592e 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.008.jpeg?itok=IkTWlMt5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.008.jpeg?itok=XG82gw2G 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b689368e-1f09-492e-9f63-3258a331e035" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.008.jpeg?itok=IkTWlMt5" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.008.jpeg?itok=IkTWlMt5" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: RED-AND-BLUE FLATS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9LI5u" target="_blank">MARNI</a> / NEUTRAL FLATS <a href="http://shop.mango.com/BE-nl/p0/dames/accessoires/schoenen/platte-schoenen/soft-leren-ballerinas?id=83053582_37&amp;n=0&amp;ts=1489755284778" target="_blank">MANGO</a> / RUSTY LOAFERS WITH SCARF <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9LI5i" target="_blank">MAISON MARGIELA</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/TRANSITIONAL.009.jpeg?itok=1Im5TnEk 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.009.jpeg?itok=QIGIRxFn 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.009.jpeg?itok=MowC_Oo0 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b694f8a8-bb04-405a-b119-da85816b8bb2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.009.jpeg?itok=QIGIRxFn" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.009.jpeg?itok=QIGIRxFn" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I've been looking forward to the white boots trend to kick in for a while, because there's just nothing like a crisp bootie to uplift just about any outfit! I'm a huge fan of the mid-heeled version, and since they send out a pretty 'posh' vibe, it's super fun to style them with casual oversized track pants and a blazer. Come Spring, just <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-dior-warrior-princesses-are-real" target="_blank">add a bright dress</a> and you're all set!</p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.010.jpeg?itok=k0ABMyu3 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.010.jpeg?itok=YUFPSVZE 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.010.jpeg?itok=WMYa1Znj 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="64c60e9e-01ac-42be-af60-6f2366604a6a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.010.jpeg?itok=YUFPSVZE" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TRANSITIONAL.010.jpeg?itok=YUFPSVZE" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: PINK HEELED BOOTIES <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9LI6v" target="_blank">ACNE STUDIOS</a> / STUDDED BOOTS <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9LI6D" target="_blank">CHURCH'S</a> / COWBOY BOOTS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cif975mnnn" target="_blank">A.F. VANDEVORST</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Street style pics via <a href="http://www.elleuk.com" target="_blank">Elle UK</a></p> </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=1843&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="ffcb1024"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/from-winter-to-spring-my-top-5-transitional-pieces" data-a2a-title="FROM WINTER TO SPRING: MY TOP-5 TRANSITIONAL PIECES"><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, 20 Mar 2017 16:39:53 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1843 at https://www.fashionata.com WEEKLY ROUND-UP: SUMMER SANDALS, PARIS & UNICORNS https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-summer-sandals-paris-unicorns <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: SUMMER SANDALS, PARIS &amp; UNICORNS</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, 03/17/2017 - 10:30</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Every year I joke to my friends that it's totally worth having a super long dreary Winter in order to fully appreciate the emergence of Spring. The sun has been finally showing itself more frequently here in Belgium, and I couldn't be more excited. I even went out to run errands in nothing but a t-shirt this week! There's something very satisfying about watching the most beautiful of seasons announce itself while carrying life inside of you; it just sort of ... matches? :) In anticipation of next week's changing clock (yay!), here are the 3 Spring-inspired things that totally made my week: a sneaky way to already start wearing your Summer sandals, the most beautiful city in the world (especially during Spring!), and new beauty items that will make the little girl inside of you very happy...</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/SANDALS.001.jpeg?itok=CM5Vaxss 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SANDALS.001.jpeg?itok=uJxoQ2AI 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SANDALS.001.jpeg?itok=X6BDkyxk 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3e6b4342-7398-4d19-a904-4f381e7c75e3" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SANDALS.001.jpeg?itok=uJxoQ2AI" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SANDALS.001.jpeg?itok=uJxoQ2AI" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I was obviously a big fan of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/hands-down" target="_blank">pairing pumps with glittery socks</a> for the Holidays, so it's probably no surprise that I'm also totally on board with taking this a step further this year by adding a bit of sparkle to my Summer sandals. This look from the Isabel Marant FW17 collection looks super chic (and fun!), and can easily serve as inspo for your current wardrobe situation, starting with this pearl-embellished <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/-pearls/high-rise-jeans-with-pearl-beads-c738006p4337057.html" target="_blank">Zara</a> denim, <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/ch6a8mmnnn" target="_blank">&amp; Other Stories</a> sparkly socks, and ruffled <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9KPHd" target="_blank">Oscar Tiye</a> sandals. Sparkles on sparkles on sparkles? Yes, please!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/defile/pret-a-porter-femme-automne-hiver-2017-2018-paris-isabel-marant/21036#defile-39" target="_blank">1</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.002_6.jpeg?itok=2X0vEJ7I 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_6.jpeg?itok=T7-DzK6D 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_6.jpeg?itok=w7iyZXMR 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8ea79d1e-5215-409c-a5ed-8165ba4dd03b" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_6.jpeg?itok=T7-DzK6D" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_6.jpeg?itok=T7-DzK6D" 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.003_5.jpeg?itok=d5Eo2vt9 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_5.jpeg?itok=V-0uWkkE 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_5.jpeg?itok=v5atcUmV 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="686815cb-27c6-41c5-9705-a08b14b4f9ce" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_5.jpeg?itok=V-0uWkkE" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_5.jpeg?itok=V-0uWkkE" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Ever since she was born, Paris Jackson has been the subject of so much talks. Her name, style, childhood, and of course, her father have been discussed over and over again - enough to make anyone go totally bananas. So I was pleasantly surprised to come across her beautiful cover story in this month's <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a21302/paris-jackson-interview/" target="_blank">Harper's Bazaar</a>, where she shares her thoughts on doing your own thing and what it feels like to talk about her dad ("sad"). It's sort of eye-opening and fresh, just as the accompanying shoot in the city she was named after. It instantly had me longing for <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-tweed-jacket" target="_blank">warm sunny days in the city of love</a>, including <em>macarons</em>, red lips, and a <a href="http://nl.petit-bateau.be/e-shop/product/22233/P63/damesmarinetruitje-in-zware-jersey.html" target="_blank">classic striped <em>marinière</em></a> of course!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a21302/paris-jackson-interview/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-tweed-jacket" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a21302/paris-jackson-interview/" target="_blank">3</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_2.jpeg?itok=QYyItl-R 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_2.jpeg?itok=QFNcbi6x 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_2.jpeg?itok=_N4TP4iE 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2404ec1f-9f88-4c1b-93e2-a9f0915b7aea" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_2.jpeg?itok=QFNcbi6x" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_2.jpeg?itok=QFNcbi6x" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>There's a major unicorn trend happening in beauty land right now, and let's just say that it kinda fits in well with all the other magical stuff that's been circling around (remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-cut-outs-orange-leather-mermaid-eyes" target="_blank">this</a> eye make-up hype?). Yes, it's kitchy, yes, it's over-the-top, and yes, it had me at hello. It all started when I stumbled upon <a href="https://www.earthsrawbeauty.com" target="_blank">EarthsRawBeauty</a> Unicorn soap, that doesn't only look insanely good, but also has a pretty impressive ingredient list (including olive &amp; coconut oil, goat milk, and shea butter). Whoa! Which instantly brings me to <a href="https://shop.fctry.com/collections/unicorn-snot" target="_blank">FCTRY</a>'s genius Unicorn Snot product line, featuring a glitter gel in 5 yummy colours (perfect to master that eye make-up trend cited above), and matching lip glosses <em>bien sûr</em>. Three cheers for being 1 step closer to a fairytale life!</p> </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=1842&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="e25e03f3"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23953"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489849005"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Lauren</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23953#comment-23953" hreflang="en">March 18, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sokken in sandalen?? 😱 Die had ik niet zien aankomen. Dat is waarschijnlijk de eerste fashion faux-pas die mij ooit is ingeprent! Achja, de dingen veranderen constant he. Zolang het maar geen teva sandalen en witte sokken zijn he 😉</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23953&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5cb9f211"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23958"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489995534"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23958#comment-23958" hreflang="en">March 20, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23953#comment-23953" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Sokken in sandalen?? 😱 Die…</a> by <span>Lauren</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hahaha jaaa, Lauren, dat zal waarschijnlijk voor altijd fout blijven! ;) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23958&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7f94dd23"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-summer-sandals-paris-unicorns" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: SUMMER SANDALS, PARIS &amp; UNICORNS"><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, 17 Mar 2017 09:30:34 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1842 at https://www.fashionata.com THE SECRET TO WEARING ANIMAL PRINTS https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE SECRET TO WEARING ANIMAL 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">Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:19</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/2017/03/MBF_3588_LR.jpg?itok=-7pTxpoI 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3588_LR.jpg?itok=Iw9xbvlg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3588_LR.jpg?itok=JKKLnR3Q 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img 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alt="Sofie Valkiers animal print" /> </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/2017/03/MBF_3793_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=vsblj8pr 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3793_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=jrxZpxon 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3793_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=ExwBPIlJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3793_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=jrxZpxon" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3793_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=jrxZpxon" alt="Sofie Valkiers animal print" /> </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/2017/03/MBF_3715_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=gESVm6Nq 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3715_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=lcqiJ-py 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3715_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=3n0h_Vje 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3715_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=lcqiJ-py" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3715_LR%20%281%29.jpg?itok=lcqiJ-py" alt="Sofie Valkiers animal print" /> </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/2017/03/MBF_3659_LR.jpg?itok=C1s5p8GW 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3659_LR.jpg?itok=V582Nljy 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3659_LR.jpg?itok=uOpC3zer 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3659_LR.jpg?itok=V582Nljy" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/MBF_3659_LR.jpg?itok=V582Nljy" alt="Sofie Valkiers animal print" /> </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">CAMISA</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.ganni.com/shop/tops-and-t-shirts/adrian-t-shirt/T1704.html?dwvar_T17…" target="_blank">GANNI</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">VESTIDO EM TRICÔ</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/dresses/fillon-dress-Q62809003.html?cgid=63…" 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">SAPATILHAS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/flats/" target="_blank">JIMMY CHOO</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">BOLSA TOTE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://int.liebeskind-berlin.com/p/viki-shopper-T2.899.94.7954.html?cgid=ta_sho…" target="_blank">LIEBESKIND</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">ÓCULOS OVERSIZED</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.celine.com/en/collections/summer/sunglasses" target="_blank">CELINE</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">BRINCOS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.vanderstraeten.fr/en/product-category/public-2/jewels/#Earrings" target="_blank">HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN</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">BRACELETE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://webshop.olelynggaard.com/dkk250dan/leaves.html#page=1&amp;top=898&amp;" target="_blank">OLE LYNGGAARD</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">UNHAS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/94-red-at-night.html" target="_blank">FABY RED AT NIGHT</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I always love to find out what's on your minds, and when it comes to styling tips, I've received a LOT of questions over the years&nbsp;about incorporating animal prints into your outfit. It's fair to say I'm a huge animal print lover.&nbsp;It's just such a versatile print, that works for every season and just about any occasion, since it's so easy to dress up or down. So as an ode to one of my favourite prints out there: here are my ultimate tips &amp; tricks to add a bit of wildlife to your outfit!</p> <p><strong>1 / START WITH A NOT-SO-NAUGHTY BASIS</strong></p> <p>The no. 1 thing to avoid when you wear animal prints is of course a tacky vibe. At the same time, I think that the slightly naughty association that comes with a zebra, tiger or leopard print is one of its main strengths, as it allows you to add a bit of an edge to a more basic outfit. This cosy knitted dress is the perfect piece to pair with an animal print, with its versatile colour, thick fabric and over-the-knee length. No misconceptions here!</p> <p><strong>2 / PAIR WITH FLATS</strong></p> <p>If you're uncertain about wearing an animal print in the first place, I suggest you start with pairing your printed piece with flats. While I'm definitely not opposed to wearing heels or platforms together with an animal printed <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/roar-if-you-want-to" target="_blank">dress</a> or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-outfit/animal-instincts" target="_blank">coat</a>, it's definitely 'safer' to go with flats if you want to ensure a sophisticated result (such as these pointy flats or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/jungle-fever" target="_blank">my beloved loafers</a>). Added bonus -&nbsp;especially now that my baby bump&nbsp;is&nbsp;getting bigger every day: flats are just&nbsp;super comfy!&nbsp;If you do like to go with heels, avoid skirts or tight dresses, and opt for flared trousers instead.</p> <p><strong>3 / ADD MAXIMUM 1 STATEMENT ACCESSORY</strong></p> <p>An outfit-with-animal-print doesn't exactly ask for a multitude of statement accessories. Instead of&nbsp;bags in screaming colours,&nbsp;opt for a classic model (such as this slouchy dark tote). If you like to add sunnies, try to match them with your printed piece as much as possible (I went with a tortoise pair that slightly resembled the red tones of my shirt). Finally, just for fun, do throw in a statement accessory, such as chunky earrings or an offbeat bracelet. If you go with copper or golden tones, you should be A-okay!</p> </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=1841&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="c4e1378a"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23947"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489675539"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>4Styler Fashion Q&amp;A </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23947#comment-23947" hreflang="en">March 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hello, Sofie,<br /> Your awesome outfits have influenced me to create a platform for fashion tips from the internet’s most stylish, and I’ve shared a piece of your advice <a href="https://goo.gl/PFd4fD">https://goo.gl/PFd4fD</a><br /> If you have some time, could you please answer a few questions from your fans and give them some advice to be more stylish? <a href="https://fashionqa.4styler.com/">https://fashionqa.4styler.com/</a> Thank you!</p> <p>4Styler Fashion Q&amp;A</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23947&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c0bbc271"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23948"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489680491"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23948#comment-23948" hreflang="en">March 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dank je voor de tip vanmorgen in de krant ! kwam juist van pas met de handtas waar ik geen schouderriem meer van had.<br /> Hoe mooi nu en speciaal met dat sjaaltje als schouderriem.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23948&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="005d46b0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints" data-a2a-title="THE SECRET TO WEARING ANIMAL 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> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:19:16 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1841 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints#comments BABY Q&A: ON 9PM BEDTIME, THE BABY ROOM & LABOR ANXIETY https://www.fashionata.com/baby-qa-on-9pm-bedtime-the-baby-room-labor-anxiety <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">BABY Q&amp;A: ON 9PM BEDTIME, THE BABY ROOM &amp; LABOR ANXIETY</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">Wed, 03/15/2017 - 13:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As I'm entering the third trimester of my pregnancy, things start to get more real and surreal at the same time (you know what I mean?). In June our home will be filled with 4 instead of 3 (including our cat Bobke, of course), and that's just so crazy! Considering how things were going <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">in the beginning</a>, I never thought I'd say this, but it really seems as if time flew by. All of a sudden we're buying onesies and decorating the baby room, not to mention starting to wrap our heads around the fact that we're going to be <em>parents</em> soon. Since this is such a crazy phase in my life, and since I've been receiving a lot of baby-related questions from you guys (I love them!), I thought it'd be fun to do a little mini-series featuring a baby Q&amp;A. If there's anything else you'd love to know, let me know in the comments! :)</p> <p> </p> <div class="love-your"> <div class="image"> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Black%20clothes%20IMG_6336_LR%20copy_8.jpg?itok=vAU-TAOj 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Black%20clothes%20IMG_6336_LR%20copy_8.jpg?itok=m6PnXnbK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Black%20clothes%20IMG_6336_LR%20copy_8.jpg?itok=gP-Q3rVg 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24565165-93fe-4d37-bf9b-fd2ddac04b49" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Black%20clothes%20IMG_6336_LR%20copy_8.jpg?itok=m6PnXnbK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Black%20clothes%20IMG_6336_LR%20copy_8.jpg?itok=m6PnXnbK" alt="" /></picture></p> </div> <div class="content"> <h3 class="title">BABY Q&amp;A - HOW I'M FEELING</h3> <div class="text"> <p><strong>GENERAL FEELING</strong></p> <p>Great! To my great surprise, these days I'm actually pretty good at taking it one day at a time, and not think too much about the challenges that I will most likely come across during the final months of my pregnancy.</p> <p><strong>FIRST TIME THINGS FELT REAL</strong></p> <p>The first time the baby looked like a real human on the sonogram was pretty amazing! Also, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">as you guys told me</a>, as soon as the baby started kicking I swear my heart filled up with joy.</p> <p><strong>ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW</strong></p> <p>So many things! <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-5-new-years-resolutions-i-will-totally-keep" target="_blank">I have a crazy busy mind by nature</a>, which has kind of doubled since I got pregnant. I'm hoping that once the baby room is finished, I'll get more peace of mind, because I have been obsessing about that!</p> <p><strong>MOST SURPRISING THING SO FAR</strong></p> <p>As I said above, how time has flown by ever since we found out I was pregnant! It truly seems like yesterday.</p> <p><strong>BIGGEST ROUTINE CHANGE</strong></p> <p>Going to bed between 9-10pm. And then getting up a gazillion times to go to the bathroom. So not cool. :)</p> <p><strong>MOST EXCITED FOR</strong></p> <p>Experiencing the baby's character! I keep on thinking about which traits he'll adopt from us, and what he will be like as a person (much more than what he'll look like).</p> <p><strong>MOST ANXIOUS ABOUT</strong></p> <p>Giving birth, for sure. I'm definitely not one of those women who felt super in touch with her basic motherly instincts from day 1, and as it goes, people keep telling me all these not-so-charming birth stories, so yeah, I'm getting pretty nervous about labor...</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Blue%20stripes%20MBF_3528_LR.jpg?itok=Kmu6Jz89 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Blue%20stripes%20MBF_3528_LR.jpg?itok=qbO7D8X0 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Blue%20stripes%20MBF_3528_LR.jpg?itok=TBgoBXBT 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a5e1bb0c-0c0f-436c-9520-10f0ccc6bad1" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Blue%20stripes%20MBF_3528_LR.jpg?itok=qbO7D8X0" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Blue%20stripes%20MBF_3528_LR.jpg?itok=qbO7D8X0" 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/gentlewoman%20IMG_6318_LR.jpg?itok=ngSDMRyV 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/gentlewoman%20IMG_6318_LR.jpg?itok=QeLDp7Ae 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/gentlewoman%20IMG_6318_LR.jpg?itok=s9tLb66T 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="609f11f4-e8b1-44e1-953d-97f013559b9e" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/gentlewoman%20IMG_6318_LR.jpg?itok=QeLDp7Ae" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/gentlewoman%20IMG_6318_LR.jpg?itok=QeLDp7Ae" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>ps: Stay tuned for part II, featuring my favourite baby purchases, cravings, and the process of picking out a name!</p> <p>On my nails: FABY <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/en/classics/94-red-at-night.html" target="_blank">Red at Night...</a></p> </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=1833&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="b49f2f18"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23943"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489610328"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Colette</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23943#comment-23943" hreflang="en">March 15, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Super leuk om te lezen Sofie! Fijn dat je je nu zo goed voelt, lekker van genieten!<br /> Liefs, Colette<br /> Ps. Van welk merk is het kettinkje met de kleine bolletjes op foto 1? Love it &lt;3</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23943&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="23706982"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23945"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489660954"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23945#comment-23945" hreflang="en">March 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23943#comment-23943" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Super leuk om te lezen Sofie…</a> by <span>Colette</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dankjewel, Colette, zo lief! :) Kettinkje is van Vanrycke Paris, model Marrakech (<a href="http://vanrycke.com/shop/">http://vanrycke.com/shop/</a>). xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23945&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5ce694a8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23944"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489613182"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Siem</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23944#comment-23944" hreflang="en">March 15, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dag Sofie ik ben zelf iets minder lang zwanger dan jou dus leuk om je ervaringen te lezen en te herkennen.<br /> Ik vroeg me af of jij mooie &#039; diaperbags&#039; kent of grote leren handtassen die daarvoor zouden kunnen doorgaan?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23944&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ff70bce4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23946"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489661044"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23946#comment-23946" hreflang="en">March 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23944#comment-23944" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Dag Sofie ik ben zelf iets…</a> by <span>Siem</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Siem! Proficiat met je zwangerschap! :) Mooie luiertassen vinden is inderdaad niet zo makkelijk, maar ik deel sowieso binnenkort mijn favoriete baby-items op de blog... ;) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23946&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="632dea3d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23949"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489680988"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23949#comment-23949" hreflang="en">March 16, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Mooi zwanger ! de laatste loodjes wegen het zwaarst zegt men, maar zo gaat er ook weer een nieuwe<br /> wonderlijke wereld voor jullie open, geniet van alle leuke dingen die erbij horen.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23949&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a3cb6efc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23950"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489740996"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23950#comment-23950" hreflang="en">March 17, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23949#comment-23949" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Mooi zwanger ! de laatste…</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>Dankjewel, Jeanine! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23950&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="63728c84"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23951"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489779053"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Ann V.B.</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23951#comment-23951" hreflang="en">March 17, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Oh Sofie, I can&#039;t explain how much I enjoy reading yuor baby-related posts!<br /> I&#039;ve just given birth to our first son last November, so all those memories are still very fresh, reading your thoughts and experiences puts a smile on my face every time.</p> <p>I can totally relate to what you&#039;re saying about time flying by.<br /> For me, it felt like one day we still had plenty of time (months) before the baby came and then the next day I was like: @\%#!!! Only 6 weeks left!! 😂</p> <p>And I would like to reassure you a bit about giving birth.<br /> I had a very smooth delivery.<br /> I came in at the hospital at 3am and gave birth at 7:29am.<br /> I went for an epidural (because why suffer when you don&#039;t have to) and slept for about 1,5 hrs when they woke me up to see if I was ready to start pushing.<br /> Since I was completely exhausted from not sleeping that night at home (and, you know, being pregnant), I was still feeling blurry by the time I actually gave birth.<br /> Yeah, it hurt, and yeah, at one point I felt like it would never fit through there, but it really wasn&#039;t that bad.<br /> And it is so, so true that you forget all about that when your baby is born.<br /> But only after a few weeks! 😉😁</p> <p>My point is: it really isn&#039;t that bad as they picture in some movies, just take it as it comes.</p> <p>Oh, and at one point after giving birth, you&#039;ll start freaking out, cause you&#039;ll feel like you have no idea what you&#039;re doing and you know NOTHING about babies...<br /> You will be fine, your mother instinct will kick in (you&#039;ll notice, believe me) and after a few months, you will be giving advice to new mothers. 😉</p> <p>Congratulations on being pregnant, to Marcio too (apparently they get forgotten too often) and ENJOY! 😘</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23951&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c0e4a4c8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23956"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489995425"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23956#comment-23956" hreflang="en">March 20, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23951#comment-23951" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Oh Sofie, I can&#039;t explain…</a> by <span>Ann V.B.</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O Ann, thanks so much for your sweet words! I try to keep in mind that countless women have done it before me, and that it&#039;s the most natural thing in the world. And although it continues to be a bit scary, this really helped. :) All my love to you and your little family! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23956&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1ce471ae"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23954"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489937956"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sigi</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23954#comment-23954" hreflang="en">March 19, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Je moet eens kijken naar de luiertassen van fab. Heb er zelf ook eentje in bruin leder<br /> X</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23954&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="80b92777"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23957"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489995445"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23957#comment-23957" hreflang="en">March 20, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23954#comment-23954" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Je moet eens kijken naar de…</a> by <span>Sigi</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ga ik zeker doen, Sigi, dank je voor de tip! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23957&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="bf7259e2"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-23955"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489941778"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Afro</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23955#comment-23955" hreflang="en">March 19, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Beautiful and touching pictures.<br /> <a href="http://legalsen.com/">http://legalsen.com/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23955&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="232f0f3b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <a id="comment-23964"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1490179342"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>kim_misizk </span></span> on <a href="/comment/23964#comment-23964" hreflang="en">March 22, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>de enige raad die ik kan geven is, verwacht het onverwachte! ik heb de fout gemaakt om over niks na te denken en ik ging ervan uit dat alles vlotjes zou verlopen. er hadden immers miljarden vrouwen het mij voorgedaan en hoe kon zoiets natuurlijks zo moeilijk zijn. mijn eerste bevalling was helaas ook een horrorbevalling met alle gevolgen van dien, je begint uitgeput aan de eerste dagen. ook over borstvoeding had ik niet genoeg nagedacht en mij geïnformeerd om dezelfde redenen. voor mij lukte borstvoeding niet, maar ben helaas blijven proberen en er bijna aan onderdoor gegaan omdat de maatschappij verwacht dat je dat doet!! recht op eigen borsten en ieder moet dat voor zich kunnen uitmaken. als ik nu zeg dat ik geen borstvoeding geef, heb ik al onmiddellijk een uitleg klaar omdat het voelt alsof je je moet verantwoorden en dat is niet ok. heb ook een zelfstandige vroedvrouw ingeschakeld en dat was mijn redding. na drie dagen op de materniteit stond Nie haar voeding niet op punt en viel ze zelfs elke dag af omdat ik haar niet genoeg kon voeden. ik was dus niet klaar om voor haar te zorgen (en pas op, had een super braaf kind). </p> <p>Mijn tweede bevalling was een uit de boekjes. ik wil daarmee zeggen dat je je eigenlijk niet weet wat je te wachten staat. had nu ook een nachtrust want we zijn &#039;s morgens binnengegaan en dat was ook een wereld van verschil. de bevalling heef amper 6 uren geduurd en ik stond na de bevalling na een uur al te douchen en mijn valies uit te pakken. maar had mij verwacht aan het ergste en dat was mijn redding. maar bij een eerste weet je gewoon niet wat je te wachten staat. </p> <p>elke bevalling is anders en daarom is het ook heel moeilijk om (goede) raad te geven. Maar doe vooral waar jij je het beste bij voelt, dat is ontzettend ontzettend belangrijk. </p> <p>oh ja en nog een pittig detail, bij mij waren ook de blues een spelbreker. was doodgraag zwanger en de bevalling was voor mij the end of an era en dat waren dan ook mijn blues. ik hunkerde ontzettend naar terug naar die zwangerschap. ook daarop heb ik mij beter voorbereid bij Pola. </p> <p>ik vertel u ook mijn niet zo&#039;n fantastische ervaring omdat niemand mij het ooit verteld had. Het doet inderdaad gigantisch gigantisch veel pijn en ja, je krijgt de meest onsmakelijke en gênante ongemakken. Dus je kan nog 1000 verhalen lezen en horen, maar die zullen allemaal verschillend zijn en ook die van jou. leef ik nu op een roze wolk? ja! dus die wolk bestaat ook wel echt hoor. behalve de eerste dagen, toen was voor mij die roze wolk heel ver te zoeken :).</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23964&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="00e38bc2"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23965"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1490196930"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23965#comment-23965" hreflang="en">March 22, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23964#comment-23964" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">de enige raad die ik kan…</a> by <span>kim_misizk </span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Kim! Erg bedankt voor je eerlijk verhaal! Ik zal zeker proberen te focussen op wat voor mij het beste voelt, en verder hopen dat het vlotjes verloopt. :) Heel blij voor je dat je nu toch kan genieten van je roze wolk! dikke kus xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23965&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a375a38e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/baby-qa-on-9pm-bedtime-the-baby-room-labor-anxiety" data-a2a-title="BABY Q&amp;A: ON 9PM BEDTIME, THE BABY ROOM &amp; LABOR ANXIETY"><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, 15 Mar 2017 12:15:11 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1833 at https://www.fashionata.com PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 SUPER STYLISH HOME OFFICE IDEAS https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-super-stylish-home-office-ideas <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 SUPER STYLISH HOME OFFICE IDEAS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/interior-design" hreflang="en">Interior Design</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, 03/14/2017 - 09:33</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My home office is a very important space for me. Located in <a href="http://coveteur.com/2015/11/24/sofie-valkiers-fashionata/" target="_blank">my beloved dressing</a> (gotta stay close to the shoes!), it's where I spend most of my time when I'm not traveling. But after clearing out my second dressing for the baby room, I realised it desperately needs a fix-up! Nothing too dramatic, just a few simple tweaks to make it feel fresh and inspiring again. I'm always amazed with what a few new pieces of furniture or a fresh coat of paint can do, so I've been browsing through all kinds of sources to select my favourite styles. I've narrowed it down to these 4 so far, but I'm super curious to hear which one is your fave! :) Here goes:</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/HOME%20OFFICE.001.jpeg?itok=i8biwFD3 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.001.jpeg?itok=gLwfhwHK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.001.jpeg?itok=DxLsO3CJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7d8a43bd-d5ac-4493-b1fd-8e5eb4f1c28c" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.001.jpeg?itok=gLwfhwHK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.001.jpeg?itok=gLwfhwHK" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Though our house isn't quite as big as the ones pictured above, it has some <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-just-me-my-outfit/my-bedroom-reveal" target="_blank">beautiful authentic details</a> (hardwood floors, panelled walls, mantelpieces) that made me fall in love with it when we first saw it. This style might feel a bit 'heavy' in some spaces, but I do like the classic vibe of a leather desk chair and dark wooden table. And there's always pink to add a splash of colour!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://gravityhomeblog.com/2016/04/27/elegant-paris-apartment-with-architectural-details/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.turbulences-deco.fr/idees-deco-des-moulures-et-boiseries-noires/2016/01/" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=4649855720&amp;blog=3378949&amp;group=0&amp;frame=1&amp;frame_type=none&amp;feed_order=undefined&amp;context=&amp;context_ids=&amp;click=0&amp;user=0" target="_blank">3</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/HOME%20OFFICE.002.jpeg?itok=6Cqm0Res 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.002.jpeg?itok=2yX-a9J- 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.002.jpeg?itok=t887zAJ2 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ad280acb-c30e-45a1-937c-8da08db17aa4" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.002.jpeg?itok=2yX-a9J-" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.002.jpeg?itok=2yX-a9J-" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>The fact is that I don't have that much space for my desk (looking at you, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion/my-carry-essentials" target="_blank">wall of shoes</a>!), so I might be forced to at least consider a smaller desk, with some greens to make the room feel fresh. I never considered putting a rounded mirror on my desk, but I think it's such a smart addition to make the room appear bigger! (though I wouldn't put it directly in front of my face, of course :)) Also: going with a lamp on the floor instead of your desk is a simple way to save some of the precious space.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://blog.gessato.com/2014/01/27/stokke-steps-high-chair-by-permafrost/stokke-steps-high-chair-by-permafrost-12/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.shhalex.com/blog/2016/9/13/refresh" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="https://oheightohnine.com.au" target="_blank">3</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/HOME%20OFFICE.003.jpeg?itok=lIMBWEuw 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.003.jpeg?itok=Qd8_nDmc 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.003.jpeg?itok=6C7Hi3Uv 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="06ce5c5f-5d8e-4a43-8670-08c526b5a863" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.003.jpeg?itok=Qd8_nDmc" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.003.jpeg?itok=Qd8_nDmc" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>While I think a fully industrial room tends to feel a bit cold, I like the idea of industrial details, such as copper lamp shades, a marble or concrete desk top or a futuristic chair. It adds a modern touch and prevents your room from feeling a bit too rustic (always something to consider when you have hardwood floors).</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.myunfinishedhome.com/2014/03/classical-aesthetics-modern.html#.UydNKeQayK1" target="_blank">1</a>,<a href="http://homedesigning.tumblr.com/post/125822691819/via-dark-neutrals-and-clean-lines-unite-six" target="_blank"> 2</a>, <a href="http://theultralinx.com/2015/01/25-industrial-style-workspaces/" target="_blank">3</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/HOME%20OFFICE.004.jpeg?itok=2H226Udf 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.004.jpeg?itok=x6sxcVj0 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.004.jpeg?itok=F6uEFZyN 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3154a51c-92cd-4c9a-94ec-faabb0d68096" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.004.jpeg?itok=x6sxcVj0" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/HOME%20OFFICE.004.jpeg?itok=x6sxcVj0" alt="" /></picture></p> <p><a href="https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-super-inspiring-baby-room-ideas" target="_blank">As you know</a>, I love bringing nature into our home, and especially for my home office, I think that greens have a very relaxing effect. If you can't put your desk near a window, make sure you bring in a big low-maintenance plant or dried flowers! I also adore the little leaf-y garland pictured above; such a sweet way to stimulate dreaming about long walks in the woods while at work! :)</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://srta-pepis.tumblr.com/post/102343953744" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://woolclouds.tumblr.com/post/40953206061/myidealhome-concrete-can-be-cute" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://minimaldesks.com/page/9" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>I'd really love to hear which one is your fave? I'm very much in love with the monumental pink mantelpiece, and the industrial vibe! :)</strong></p> </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=1836&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="df5e7393"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23940"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489491787"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Emily Denise</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23940#comment-23940" hreflang="en">March 14, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Monumental is definitely my favorite design concept of the four, but I definitely think you could take the things you like about all of them and incorporate them into your smaller space. For instance, lots of pieces in the monumental category are very ornate and grandiose, but I think adding modern furniture and some greenery would work well and would make your office very personal while still accommodating its small size. I would love to have a space with those gorgeous paneled walls and detailed mantlepieces, so I would definitely opt to highlight those little Parisian touches.</p> <p>Can&#039;t wait to see the finished space... you had me at &quot;wall of shoes&quot;! 😉</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=23940&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1cbb1717"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23941"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489498061"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23941#comment-23941" hreflang="en">March 14, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23940#comment-23940" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Monumental is definitely my…</a> by <span>Emily Denise</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Emily! Yes, such a great point of view! I think adding a few modern touches makes the monumental style stand out even better, so I&#039;ll definitely try to incorporate that. ;) x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23941&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="bf2d3f5b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-super-stylish-home-office-ideas" data-a2a-title="PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 SUPER STYLISH HOME OFFICE IDEAS"><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, 14 Mar 2017 08:33:41 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1836 at https://www.fashionata.com YES, YOU CAN PULL OFF SHIMMERING PANTS https://www.fashionata.com/yes-you-can-pull-off-shimmering-pants <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">YES, YOU CAN PULL OFF SHIMMERING PANTS</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, 03/13/2017 - 14:00</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/2017/03/IMG_0401_LR.jpg?itok=slpWw5xz 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0401_LR.jpg?itok=UhoUWELF 1x, 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data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0413_LR_0.jpg?itok=VGsvVuW_" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0413_LR_0.jpg?itok=VGsvVuW_" alt="Sofie Valkiers shimmering pants" /> </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/2017/03/IMG_0441_LR.jpg?itok=aicUe6ja 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0441_LR.jpg?itok=HDlEujIZ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0441_LR.jpg?itok=LYlujzzC 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0441_LR.jpg?itok=HDlEujIZ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0441_LR.jpg?itok=HDlEujIZ" alt="Sofie Valkiers shimmering pants" /> </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/2017/03/IMG_0435_LR.jpg?itok=QLSkhhz5 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0435_LR.jpg?itok=bCm0LGs- 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0435_LR.jpg?itok=THkqzB8f 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0435_LR.jpg?itok=bCm0LGs-" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0435_LR.jpg?itok=bCm0LGs-" alt="Sofie Valkiers shimmering pants" /> </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/2017/03/IMG_0409_LR.jpg?itok=t1sxcs6e 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0409_LR.jpg?itok=_tgVTUQc 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0409_LR.jpg?itok=soVxx6zM 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0409_LR.jpg?itok=_tgVTUQc" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/03/IMG_0409_LR.jpg?itok=_tgVTUQc" alt="Sofie Valkiers shimmering pants" /> </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">TRICÔ BRANCO</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/cat/clothing/knitwear/" 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">CALÇAS CINTILANTES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/brand/baum-und-pferdgarten/" target="_blank">BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN</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">CASACO SUEDE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/clothing/enes-casablana-suede-trench/" target="_blank">ENES</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">TÊNIS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/shoes/morobe-celeste-white-sneaker/" 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">BOLSA OVERSIZED </span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/bags/enes-shopper-python-bordeaux/" target="_blank">ENES</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">ÓCULOS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/accessories/t-shell-black/" target="_blank">3.1. PHILLIP LIM</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">ANEL </span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://webshop.olelynggaard.com/dkk250dan/leaves.html" target="_blank">OLE LYNGGAARD</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">UNHAS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.fabyshop.be/nl/cream-nail-lacquer/34-my-first-ring.html" target="_blank">FABY MY FIRST RING</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>There are those pieces of clothing that are either right or very very wrong. And shimmering pants are definitely among those! But, since these days&nbsp;I'm on a constant hunt for less-than-boring stretchy pants (there are only so many ways to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/dress-the-bump-how-to-pimp-your-leggings" target="_blank">pimp your leggings</a>), I was pretty psyched when I came across this gorgeous pale green&nbsp;pair of shimmering pants at <a href="https://www.enes.be" target="_blank">Enes</a>. And after testing out and approving the stretchy waistband, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to style them, as long as you keep these little tips in mind...</p> <p><strong>1 / A SOFT COLOUR TONE IS YOUR BUDDY</strong></p> <p>The no. 1 trick for getting your hands on the&nbsp;<em>right</em>&nbsp;version of shimmering pants is going with a soft colouring scheme, such as pastel green, blush pink or cream shades. Though it may seem tempting, stay clear from anything in the realm of hot red and flashy pink, as they will transform an otherwise classy piece into trash (sometimes you just have to say it as it is, right?).</p> <p><strong>2 / A SLOUCHY OVERSIZED SWEATER TOO</strong></p> <p>The first thing I said when I tried on this outfit was: OMG, it makes my bump disappear! Not that I don't like my little belly, but sometimes it's just nice to feel 'normal' again. And the piece that was responsible for this? A simple slouchy sweater, that just about covered my bump. An added bonus of the slouchiness is the fact that the elastic waist band doesn't show through the sweater (always a no-no). And needless to say it was blissfully cosy to wear. Definitely a staple in my closet right now!</p> <p><strong>3 / PAIR WITH CASUAL NEUTRALS</strong></p> <p>While it's not necessarily a fashion disaster, I personally don't like to pair shimmering pants with heels, because it's already a pretty feminine &amp; preppy piece on itself. I much rather keep it casual with white chunky sneakers! As for the other pieces (my coat and bag), I focused on neutral shades too, as well as structured sophisticated cuts. See how easy it is to style these gleaming trousers? And I didn't even get into how happy they'll make the little girl inside of you!</p> </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=1832&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="a90a3ccf"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23938"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489476273"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Eline</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23938#comment-23938" hreflang="en">March 14, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Heel mooi!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23938&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a4508208"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23939"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489480472"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23939#comment-23939" hreflang="en">March 14, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23938#comment-23938" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Heel mooi!</a> by <span>Eline</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, Eline! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23939&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="07c6aa44"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/yes-you-can-pull-off-shimmering-pants" data-a2a-title="YES, YOU CAN PULL OFF SHIMMERING PANTS"><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, 13 Mar 2017 13:00:40 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1832 at https://www.fashionata.com WEEKLY ROUND-UP: GINGHAM, BUZZ CUT & MEN'S JEANS https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-gingham-buzz-cut-mens-jeans <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: GINGHAM, BUZZ CUT &amp; MEN&#039;S JEANS</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, 03/10/2017 - 09:10</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I've enjoyed this past week so much! Constant pouring rain in Paris aside (no kidding, though), it was a blissful mix of inspiring street style, amazing runway looks, catching up with friends, and yummy food. I'm super happy to have experienced it with my tiny plus one, and can't wait to start the <em>real</em> baby preparations during the upcoming weeks. Hope these 3 little things get you off to a great weekend: a new pattern trend that's playful and sophisticated, a daring hair style that's suddenly so IT in Hollywood, and the jeans that still actually fits me these days...</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_6.jpeg?itok=-KMUCcYZ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_6.jpeg?itok=tBWJQGxn 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_6.jpeg?itok=d6bxlwyS 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="10e0a703-ee8a-4e7b-82fc-ff894efb3d69" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_6.jpeg?itok=tBWJQGxn" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_6.jpeg?itok=tBWJQGxn" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I've been a fan of the gingham trend since I wore <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-london-fashion-week-highlights" target="_blank">this open-shoulder dress </a>during London Fashion Week in September 2016. It's one of the most versatile prints out there, with the potential of being paired with just about any other playful pattern (such as leopard, as pictured above). I spotted this cute embroidered version from <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/new-in/gingham-check-midi-skirt-c805003p4521657.html" target="_blank">Zara</a> this week, and love how crips it looks when paired with a simple white shirt. As long as this weather continues to make us blue, we might as well go ahead and buy some extra summer-y pieces! Any excuse...</p> <p><i>photo credit</i>: <a href="http://www.elle.com/fashion/street-style/news/g28836/street-style-from-london-fashion-week-september-2016/?slide=43" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/new-in/gingham-check-midi-skirt-c805003p4521657.html" 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.002_5.jpeg?itok=yfvRqOCO 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_5.jpeg?itok=zYPxk-xy 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_5.jpeg?itok=dWlNm8GE 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f8552b8e-29a0-415a-897f-1f9f9bfc3800" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_5.jpeg?itok=zYPxk-xy" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_5.jpeg?itok=zYPxk-xy" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>I seem to have a slight obsession with <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/beauty/blonde-bob-should-i" target="_blank">Kristen Stewart's hair</a>, and I think I know why: she just look so damn good with every hair style she tries! I was already crushing on Amandla Stenberg's buzz cut when I saw her <a href="http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/34646/1/amandla-stenberg-where-hands-touch-amma-asante" target="_blank">Dazed</a> cover shoot, and now it's officially one of my favourite hair trends of the year so far. I'd probably regret it as soon as I did it, but I admire how powerful and badass it looks - perfect for celebrating this week's International Women's Day!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4292342/Kristen-Stewart-holds-head-hands-debuts-buzzcut-premiere.html" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://hypebae.com/2017/2/amandla-stenberg-dazed-2017-spring-issue" 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.003_4.jpeg?itok=ItPPFv5m 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_4.jpeg?itok=i7DDDbcn 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_4.jpeg?itok=e9N2d4xF 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ac40e3bc-f193-4ef6-afc2-607a752a9c35" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_4.jpeg?itok=i7DDDbcn" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_4.jpeg?itok=i7DDDbcn" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Finding cute denim that fits around my baby bump has been such a struggle for me (so far, I have found a grand total of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-5-must-haves-for-fashionable-mamas-to-be" target="_blank">1</a>), but for the Dior FW17 show I suddenly had an AHA-moment when I found this pair of Levi's ... from the men's collection! Yesss! I love the cropped fit and cut-off edges, and it's super comfy around my belly. Totally feeling my girl Ciara who went with a pair of washed Levi's for her gorgeous <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a21015/ciara-pregnancy-interview/" target="_blank">Harper's Bazaar</a> shoot. Not sure if I'll be able to pull this off much longer, but right now, I'm wearing them around the clock!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-dior-navy-is-anything-but-blue" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a21015/ciara-pregnancy-interview/" target="_blank">2</a></p> </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=1837&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="c2cb6044"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-gingham-buzz-cut-mens-jeans" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: GINGHAM, BUZZ CUT &amp; MEN&#039;S JEANS"><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, 10 Mar 2017 08:10:11 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1837 at https://www.fashionata.com THE LOUIS VUITTON AMAZONS ARE FEARLESS - LV FW17 https://www.fashionata.com/the-louis-vuitton-amazons-are-fearless-lv-fw17 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE LOUIS VUITTON AMAZONS ARE FEARLESS - LV FW17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/fashion-week" hreflang="en">Fashion Week</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, 03/09/2017 - 13:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/PHOTO%201%20LR.jpg?itok=3iYQosBV 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%201%20LR.jpg?itok=9MOCQykr 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%201%20LR.jpg?itok=dyNL2-wa 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d7f20e19-6944-47d0-900e-ebd874448c4a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%201%20LR.jpg?itok=9MOCQykr" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%201%20LR.jpg?itok=9MOCQykr" 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/PHOTO%202%20LR_0.jpg?itok=SzrsNbtY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%202%20LR_0.jpg?itok=lk2GZa2s 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%202%20LR_0.jpg?itok=biWEpHlD 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5ad7bd99-341f-439b-9a4e-de1c3948e331" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%202%20LR_0.jpg?itok=lk2GZa2s" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%202%20LR_0.jpg?itok=lk2GZa2s" 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/LV.001_0.jpeg?itok=ecZ2SmBM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV.001_0.jpeg?itok=SzsE2E0w 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/LV.001_0.jpeg?itok=BSBCMJGz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fc3e8f54-d721-47d1-8999-5fc7ceaabc03" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV.001_0.jpeg?itok=SzsE2E0w" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV.001_0.jpeg?itok=SzsE2E0w" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>Fact: it takes courage to close Paris Fashion Week. And that's exactly what Nicolas Ghesquière showed in his Louis Vuitton FW17 collection. Following the spectacles created by Dior and Chanel must make any designer a bit nervous, but let's just say that if you present a totally fearless collection, the message is loud and clear.</p> <p>Picking out my outfit for this season's last big show was made a little bit easier by my surprisingly well organised dressing at the lovely <a href="https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/hotel-plaza-athenee/" target="_blank">Plaza Athénée</a> (lesson learned after cleaning out my second dressing! :)), and the fact that this black-&amp;-white <a href="http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/histoires/rtw-view-by-category#dresses" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton</a> dress was just perfect for my baby bump. To balance out the glam of the dress, I paired it with a black leather Vuitton <a href="http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/histoires/rtw-women-prefall-2016#/1A1WE7" target="_blank">jacket</a> (don't you love the big shoulders?), a patched up <a href="http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/femme/les-extraordinaires/to-4" target="_blank">bag</a> and patent leather <a href="http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/femme/souliers/t/ankle%20boots%20and%20boots/to-2" target="_blank">boots</a>. I completed the look with a messy side part and low bun, and soft red lips.</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/PHOTO%204%20LR.jpg?itok=o08U4pTl 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%204%20LR.jpg?itok=dQbl61Pq 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%204%20LR.jpg?itok=rr0momQh 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bc170271-a326-433d-b9da-cf96700b75bb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%204%20LR.jpg?itok=dQbl61Pq" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%204%20LR.jpg?itok=dQbl61Pq" 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/LV.002.jpeg?itok=4m_M0GgJ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV.002.jpeg?itok=77C95GH4 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/LV.002.jpeg?itok=RTuN-4zK 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="444c844a-3bc5-4d4e-8fe8-ed1c55b408cc" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV.002.jpeg?itok=77C95GH4" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV.002.jpeg?itok=77C95GH4" 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/PHOTO%205%20LR.jpg?itok=np7r1Hhd 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%205%20LR.jpg?itok=-8w5DEA2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%205%20LR.jpg?itok=tzxrX2nN 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="50c4d838-496b-46b3-84a8-92286fb11d90" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%205%20LR.jpg?itok=-8w5DEA2" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%205%20LR.jpg?itok=-8w5DEA2" 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/PHOTO%207%20LR.jpg?itok=BZmWBPQ3 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%207%20LR.jpg?itok=2fWfNaHk 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%207%20LR.jpg?itok=pRL2HY-E 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="61f04515-b0a5-4144-89d9-958ed62942f2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%207%20LR.jpg?itok=2fWfNaHk" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%207%20LR.jpg?itok=2fWfNaHk" 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/LV%20LOOKS.001.jpeg?itok=X1RfxGb8 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.001.jpeg?itok=_8sJAo8F 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.001.jpeg?itok=MK3hrTA_ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="43c30b2a-f437-44e7-a538-604b74668af6" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.001.jpeg?itok=_8sJAo8F" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.001.jpeg?itok=_8sJAo8F" 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/LV%20LOOKS.002.jpeg?itok=gsXc8PR4 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.002.jpeg?itok=atNeoaxj 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.002.jpeg?itok=xK_0V2s2 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="77cf2fc1-23c1-4b97-b006-d04f3fe65d09" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.002.jpeg?itok=atNeoaxj" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/LV%20LOOKS.002.jpeg?itok=atNeoaxj" 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/PHOTO%206%20LR.jpg?itok=mNZFERk5 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%206%20LR.jpg?itok=65SkBZYF 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%206%20LR.jpg?itok=aq_kjNZE 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c35dc5b8-cfca-459f-a0fd-e3b66690246b" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%206%20LR.jpg?itok=65SkBZYF" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%206%20LR.jpg?itok=65SkBZYF" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>The show was held at one of the most famous venues in Paris: the <a href="http://www.louvre.fr/en" target="_blank">Musée du Louvre</a>! Just as the Eiffel Tower, the glass pyramid in the museum's courtyard is an iconic landmark, and that's exactly where the show was held. Needless to say that, in between the dark sky peaking through the glass ceilings and the historic dimly lit classical statues, the atmosphere was pretty amazing. It truly was the perfect backdrop for the surprisingly diverse collection. With their thick wild curls, furry coats and sturdy boots, the models reminded me of fearless Amazons, ready to get whatever they were after. We saw lots of dresses and skirts; the slip dress was omni-present, but not your regular kind! The Vuitton slip dress was deconstructed and put together again, featuring a loose fit, delicate details, and an attached cape - you know, for some extra super powers. The colours ranged from nudes and camel to peach and pops of yellow and red, but it was the electric blue (as seen on a pantsuit that I <em>must</em> have) that stole my heart.</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/PHOTO%208_1.jpg?itok=GOzXNjd2 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%208_1.jpg?itok=6xeiC4SZ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/PHOTO%208_1.jpg?itok=l2F62Pc9 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ebd32717-89f1-4db5-8d08-00782ef710e9" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%208_1.jpg?itok=6xeiC4SZ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/PHOTO%208_1.jpg?itok=6xeiC4SZ" alt="" /></picture></p> <p>After the show, I curled up in bed with hot soup and fresh baguettes, to fully let all the beauty I saw this past week sink in. It was kind of emotional for me to experience PFW with my little plus one, and I'm so thankful to have been a part of it once more! See you next time, Paris! </p> <p> </p> <p>ps: For those of you who are familiar with Chinese, we shared our highlights of the Dior show with Elle China, right <a href="http://www.ellechina.com/fashion/fashionweek/20170306-259480.shtml" target="_blank">here</a>. :)</p> </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=1835&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="f9e147ea"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-23931"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489091689"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Lauren</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23931#comment-23931" hreflang="en">March 9, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Deze look is zowiezo mijn favoriet tussen je pfw looks. Supermooi!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23931&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1b20fbe3"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-23934"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1489133806"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/23934#comment-23934" hreflang="en">March 10, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/23931#comment-23931" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Deze look is zowiezo mijn…</a> by <span>Lauren</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>O dankjewel, Lauren! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=23934&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5b7d785c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/the-louis-vuitton-amazons-are-fearless-lv-fw17" data-a2a-title="THE LOUIS VUITTON AMAZONS ARE FEARLESS - LV FW17"><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, 09 Mar 2017 12:27:10 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1835 at https://www.fashionata.com