Your daily dose of fashion, beauty, travel and food - Just a little bit different https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en 10 QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED AS PARENTS-TO-BE! https://www.fashionata.com/10-questions-we-answered-as-parents-to-be <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">10 QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED AS PARENTS-TO-BE!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</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, 05/22/2017 - 17:32</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The crazy speed with which my pregnancy flew by surprised me so much, so after snapping our <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/yes-we-did-the-cheesy-baby-bump-pictures" target="_blank">cheesy baby bump pictures</a> during our <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/5-blissful-things-to-do-on-your-babymoon" target="_blank">babymoon</a>, I thought it'd be fun to do a little Q&amp;A about our expectations as parents-to-be. It seems like a super nice way to mark this once-in-a-lifetime experience (we did a similar one to celebrate <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/our-10-year-anniversary" target="_blank">our 10-year anniversary</a>!), and I imagine it's going to be awesome to look back on our answers one day and swoon over our naivety. :) And just so you know, we answered the questions separately, to ensure complete and total honesty. :) So if you're curious to find out our biggest anxieties as new parents, the traits we hope our little boy to inherit from one another, or the <em>really</em> annoying things we've forbidden each other to do as new parents, read along...</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=hwi2eWyM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=1PuIv-Rz 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=ZqYPiXtc 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="961aed90-2d59-4785-8031-bfe5ec40b816" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=1PuIv-Rz" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4138_LRDEF.jpg?itok=1PuIv-Rz" alt="parents-to-be" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>HOW ARE YOU GUYS FEELING?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie:</strong> Now that our boy can be here any day now, I'm basically feeling it all! :) From super curious to meet him to slightly anxious about the unknown (mostly giving birth and what impact he'll have on our day-to-day lives), all mixed with a general feeling of total excitement of course! It's kind of an exhausting period in that way, and since I'm physically pretty much done with being pregnant, I'm kind of like: okay, just bring it on. :)</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm obviously experiencing this pregnancy a bit differently than Sofie, because I don't have to deal with all the physical discomforts. From day one, I just felt so lucky &amp; blessed to be able to experience this together, and I can't wait to welcome our little man into the family!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT'S THE THING YOU'RE MOSTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO AS A PARENT-TO-BE?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>I so look forward to getting to know him, you know, as a person. No matter how exciting those first kicks were, up until now it has all been a bit abstract, and I can't wait to experience his personality, the things he likes, and the things that may remind me of Marcio &amp; myself. And this may sound weird, but I'm particularly curious about his smile, what it'll look like and how it'll sound. I bet it's going to make me melt every single time. </p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm mostly looking forward to the new kind of love we'll be experiencing. People always say that, no matter how much you've loved someone in the past, nothing compares to what you feel for your baby. That just sounds super amazing, right? I also honestly can't wait to play soccer with him for the very first time. I know it sounds silly, but I have this vision in my head that it's going to be an awesome moment. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST ANXIETY RIGHT NOW?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Just like most people I do worry about balancing it all out - relationships, baby, job, me-time. I bet it's going to be pretty challenging to juggle it all! Right now, it's still a big question mark what the baby's going to be like, whether he'll be a good sleeper or a cry baby - we just don't know. And since I like to be in control of things, that does scare me a bit. I've always loved my job so much, but since it can be super unpredictable and chaotic, I'm curious to see how the baby and work will co-exist. :) Right now, I just try to let it go as much as possible, but it's definitely something that's on my mind.</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>At this moment, I'm getting pretty anxious about the delivery. It's coming so close, and we're just getting nervous about bringing the baby into this world and what it will feel like to have him around on that first day.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHICH PERSONALITY TRAITS OF ONE ANOTHER WOULD YOU LIKE THE BABY TO INHERIT?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>That's an easy one! I would love, love, love it if our little man would feel the same unconditional love for his mama as Marcio does. He's just such a gentleman, and he'll do anything for his mama. She's really his no. 1 person, and isn't that just every mama's dream? Further, Marcio's super caring and helpful; even with strangers, he'll go out of his way to help them and make them feel comfortable. I think that's such a sweet trait!</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I would love for the baby to be as positive as Sofie! She's always full of life, happy, hard working, and with a big heart. If he'll inherit all of that from her, I'll be the luckiest man alive.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT KIND OF PARENT DO YOU EXPECT EACH OTHER TO BE?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>I think Marcio will be a great mix of Brazilian &amp; European, in the sense that he'll definitely give our boy the freedom to do his own thing, but at the same time he'll have to behave and be polite. He's going to be strict about that, I'm sure, and I think that's super great!</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm 100% sure that Sofie's going to be a super loving &amp; caring mama, and that she's going to make sure to pass on everything she's learned from her family to our boy. I love the idea of having a tight family like that!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHETHER IT'S A PARTICULAR NAME, ANNOYING HABIT OR BABY ITEM: WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU HAVE FORBIDDEN EACH OTHER TO DO AS NEW PARENTS?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>OMG, I really don't just want to become the mama. :) That's actually something that I'm very conscious about in general; I don't want to lose myself as a person, you know? I don't want one role in my life - whether it's mama, girlfriend or business woman - to dominate others. Additionally, and this is something completely random, I also noticed whenever I'm in Brazil that babies are treated a bit more roughly than here; they just basically throw them around, haha. So I already made Marcio promise me to be super gentle with our baby. I'm sure this is a first-time-mama thing but I really just don't want to break the kid. :)</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I don't want him to be too fashionable, haha! I always joke to Sofie that she doesn't have to style him, it's okay if he's a bit more nonchalant, like his papa. ;) I want him to run around and get dirty, rather than have a designer kid. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=h6yq0Nk_ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Ob8Z85T3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=P9EnYamW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ebc74ec-31c7-4484-b2e1-5faa7833a0e2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Ob8Z85T3" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4151_LRDEF.jpg?itok=Ob8Z85T3" alt="parents-to-be" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE ALREADY NOTICED SOME CHANGES IN EACH OTHER EVER SINCE EXPECTING A BABY?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Marcio has always been protective, but this has definitely doubled since we're 2. From day one of my pregnancy, he's basically forbidden me to lift things, and he also calls me often to check how I'm doing. What has also kind of surprised me is how ready he is for the baby. I expected him to start getting anxious at some point, but other than trying to become a better version of himself, I haven't seen him freak out about having a baby. For him, it can't go fast enough!</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>She's definitely less of a workaholic now! She's still super focused on work, but she really makes sure to take good care of herself (which used to be more of an afterthought). I'm actually super happy to see that, because I was never able to convince her about that by myself. So already, the baby's good news! :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>HOW DO YOU PLAN TO DIVIDE THE PARENTING TASKS?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>In the beginning, since I plan to do breastfeeding, I suppose Marcio will have to take care of other practical things, such as grocery shopping and cooking (lots of spaghetti ahead! ;)). Further, it's really important for us to not fall into the good cop/bad cop trap, where one parent says 1 thing and the other one just takes it apart. I hope we'll be a team in all that we do, and yes, he'll have to change diapers, haha.  </p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I'm fully planning to compensate her breastfeeding with changing as much diapers as I possibly can! :) I will seriously try to take on all the practicalities that I can, so that she can focus on resting and getting the baby strong and healthy. Once he gets a bit older, I suppose we can divide things up a bit more, but for those first months, I'll go all out.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ARE YOU SCARED ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT THE BABY'S GOING TO MEAN FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Not really! We'll be together for 11 years this Summer, so I think it's safe to say we know each other pretty well. Already during my pregnancy I could feel how the baby brought us closer together. It's clearly something that we've created together, and I can't wait to also experience it together. That's something I'm so thankful for, that he's by my side, no matter what.</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>Not at all! I'm completely positive that this baby will only make us stronger as a couple. We still have so many things we'd like to do together, only now we can do it as a family!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'D LIKE TO PASS ON TO YOUR LITTLE BOY?</strong></p> <p><strong>Sofie: </strong>Apart from focusing on social manners, respect, and positivism, I mostly want our boy to feel like the sky is the limit. This is something that's really close to my heart, and that I try to live by every day: if you don't reach for the stars, you'll never get close to them. I want our baby to feel like he can be or do anything he wants, as long as he's focused and finds happiness in it.</p> <p><strong>Marcio: </strong>I would really like for him to honour his Brazilian roots, learn Portuguese, always think positively, follow his dreams even if life's treating him roughly, and remember that family is the most important thing in the world. Those are all the things that make me happy, and I hope they will do the same for him.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What were your expectations as parents-to-be? Did they come true? :) Anything else you'd like to know? We'd love to hear!</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=1904&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="874c2d02"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/10-questions-we-answered-as-parents-to-be" data-a2a-title="10 QUESTIONS WE ANSWERED AS PARENTS-TO-BE!"><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, 22 May 2017 15:32:43 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1904 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/10-questions-we-answered-as-parents-to-be#comments WEEKLY ROUND-UP: AIRPORT STYLE, ACCENT HEELS & NO MAKE-UP https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-airport-style-accent-heels-no-make-up <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: AIRPORT STYLE, ACCENT HEELS &amp; NO MAKE-UP</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, 05/19/2017 - 11:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record, but you guys, the birth is getting so close!! When I went to visit my gynaecologist this week, she told me that our boy is fully ready to come, and it sort of hit me that it could be any day now. Eeks! It's the weirdest feeling ever, but I feel as ready and excited as can be. For now, I'm mostly happy that these 3 pretty things distracted my mind a little bit from labor and packing my hospital bag (will share soon!): the most stylish celeb airport look that I'm planning to adopt for my next trip, a new shoe trend that will spice up your closet in a subtle-but-definitely-there way, and the gorgeous no make-up look from Dior's Cruise 2018 show - to copy right now. Hope everyone will have a sunny weekend!</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_12.jpeg?itok=8eWXb6Vn 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=Q-0bMzZK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=G0gFbQ-X 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e7b0242c-f163-42c3-af95-5ec704333e63" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=Q-0bMzZK" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.001_12.jpeg?itok=Q-0bMzZK" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>It probably sounds a bit weird given that I travel so much, but it actually took me quite a while to establish an airport look that really works. You obviously want to look stylish, but also don't want to be lugging around heavy bags in sky-high (ha!) heels. On top of that, I'm always super cold in planes, and I want my body to feel like it has lots of breathing room. To avoid ending up in oversized sweats and Ugg boots, I always use a nice pair of cropped jeans as a basis, and pair this with a comfy shirt or light sweater and oversized jacket or cardigan - 'cause layers, plus opting for a cropped cut will make you look taller and balance out whatever loose layer you put on top (also seen <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/my-airport-look" target="_blank">here</a>). I then like to add a pair of oversized sunnies and sneakers or comfy midi-heeled booties, that'll make you feel put-together upon arrival. I have to say I loved, loved, loved Elle Fanning's take on this airport look when she arrived in Cannes earlier this week; totally bookmarking her sweet blouse-and-dark-boyfriend-denim combo, with matching denim tote bag and pointy kitten heels!</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="https://flipboard.com/topic/ellefanning" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/happy-saturday" 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_14.jpeg?itok=uqe3GWul 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=eyUqn_f8 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=iY03NrQy 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5c32378c-845a-406f-9cd5-0ea82f59cb66" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=eyUqn_f8" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.002_14.jpeg?itok=eyUqn_f8" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>Given that I have a major thing for shoes, I'm always happy when a new fun twist to regular styles is presented. And accent heels are just perfect to add a little something to a structured outfit - you know, to spice up your meeting-appropriate outfits. And while I still like the metallic versions that were super popular last year, I'm particularly into the wooden accent heels that are IT this season (this affordable grey pair from <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/shoes/high-heels/medium-heel-gathered-leather-shoes-c358018p4065306.html" target="_blank">Zara</a> and asymmetrical mules from <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9Wv2T" target="_blank">Mercedes Castillo</a> are wish list material for sure!).</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="http://www.styledumonde.com/2017/05/paris-fashion-week-fall-2017-street-style-olga-karput-off-white/" 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/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=YriFEb0K 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=ue8fUohu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=R3Ycv7g5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="90f0b19d-dba1-442a-9ae2-27dd5a1a83ab" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=ue8fUohu" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/NO%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=ue8fUohu" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></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_12.jpeg?itok=ArNzb5uY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=UieIsLpk 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=Zy3aiT6O 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a77f2e65-50ab-4f06-b69d-a0a4556cd237" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=UieIsLpk" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_12.jpeg?itok=UieIsLpk" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>I've always been a huge fan of <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/beauty-fashion-just-me-my-outfit/sofie-valkiers-dior" target="_blank">Dior Beauty</a>, and their Belgian creative director Peter Philips, who is one of the sweetest and most talented people in the business. I'm without exception a fan of his runway beauty looks, but for the past <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior Cruise 2018 show </a>in LA, he really outdid himself with the most gorgeous no make-up look ever (proof of my love of similar looks right <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-do-a-nude-beauty-look-on-fair-skin" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/backstage-beauty-the-no-make-up-look" target="_blank">here</a>). And <a href="https://intothegloss.com/2017/05/no-makeup-makeup-tips-peter-philips/" target="_blank">as it turns out</a>, it's super easy to do yourself! After <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/what-youre-doing-wrong-when-you-apply-foundation" target="_blank">applying a light foundation or BB cream</a>, use a <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9X4wv" target="_blank">pinky red lipstick</a> (yes, lipstick!) as a blush and eye shadow by rubbing it onto your finger and gently swiping it on right below the apples of your cheeks and eyelids. Instead of using this tinted lipstick onto your lips, go with a hydrating balm (my <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9X4xx" target="_blank">all-time fave</a>!). As for mascara, stay clear from fully coating your lashes, but only apply a brown one on the roots of your lashes. Finally, instead of covering up the area between your eyes and cheeks, highlight it! And if you're going to be in humid temperatures (as you often are on vacation), don't be afraid to use powder, as long as you push it in with a puff, to avoid a heavy finish. <em>Et voilà! </em>Can't wait to try this!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-dior-cruise-backstage-beauty-20170515-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-dior-cruise-backstage-beauty-20170515-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-dior-cruise-backstage-beauty-20170515-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">3</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=1896&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="2b5d447b"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-airport-style-accent-heels-no-make-up" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: AIRPORT STYLE, ACCENT HEELS &amp; NO MAKE-UP"><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, 19 May 2017 09:36:16 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1896 at https://www.fashionata.com GABRIELLE DE CHANEL - 1 BAG, 7 WAYS / RUNNING ERRANDS https://www.fashionata.com/gabrielle-de-chanel-1-bag-7-ways-running-errands <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GABRIELLE DE CHANEL - 1 BAG, 7 WAYS / RUNNING ERRANDS</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, 05/18/2017 - 18:19</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/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=U-crqAJR 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=aQWHgN6f 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=ecNtEugN 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=aQWHgN6f" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2065_LR.jpg?itok=aQWHgN6f" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=YsECLEJ0 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=kq8TWxIL 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=7CTFDnj0 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=kq8TWxIL" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.001.jpeg?itok=kq8TWxIL" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=e9oyN1mN 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=pwc7hlUT 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=mAbs4BHR 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=pwc7hlUT" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_2547_LR.jpg?itok=pwc7hlUT" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1HcqUEpq 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1gsM_I7Z 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=kSmCcrvs 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1gsM_I7Z" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/GABRIELLE%20II%27.002.jpeg?itok=1gsM_I7Z" alt="Sofie Valkiers Gabrielle de Chanel" /> </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">BLACK JUMPSUIT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.isabellaoliver.com/eu/shop/maternity-clothes/maternity-dresses/chlo…" target="_blank">ISABELLA OLIVER</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">KNITTED CARDIGAN</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-sh…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">PINK SLIDES</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">BLACK GABRIELLE BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-sh…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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">OVERSIZED SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.celine.com/en/collections/spring/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">GOLDEN CHOKER</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-sh…" target="_blank">CHANEL</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 NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/122-sugarful.html" target="_blank">FABY SUGARFUL</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">GOLDEN NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/185-panic-on-wall-street.html" target="_blank">FABY PANIC ON WALL STREET</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>One of the things I love most about iconic fashion Houses such as Chanel is their rich heritage. I adore how they honour their icons (which is exactly what we did for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/chanel-make-it-your-own-tweed-jacket" target="_blank">our first Chanel collab</a>)&nbsp;and&nbsp;manage to update their classics so effortlessly - season after season. So I was thrilled when Chanel launched <a href="http://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/mode/produits/sacs/g.gabrielle-de-chanel.sto.gab.html" target="_blank">a new line of&nbsp;IT bags</a>, as an ode to the House's founder, Gabrielle Chanel (lovingly called Coco by most). Including playful bucket bags, more structured versions in black &amp; white, and even some extra special ones with metallic and&nbsp;embroidered details, there's literally a bag for every occasion. And the best part? Due to the inventive double chains, all the bags can be worn in 7 different ways!&nbsp;Talk about reinventing your classics, right?</p> <p>We made a mini series with my 3 favourite ways to style the Gabrielle de Chanel, for those typical day-to-day Spring activities that make this season so amazing. First up: running errands in the city! There's nothing nicer than strolling down the city on those first warm days of the year, taking in all the excitement that comes with a new season - you know, muted conversations from packed terraces, kids running around, and everyone equally high on milkshakes, fresh flowers and a new upbeat soundtrack.&nbsp;</p> <p>In other words: the perfect occasion for a practical-yet-stylish&nbsp;Spring outfit, that even made me and my whale-sized belly feel comfy! I paired a simple black jumpsuit with a cosy knitted cardigan and pink slides ('cause I had matching pink flowers on my mind - totally nailed it :)). To avoid ending up with a too cutesie outfit, I added a pair of oversized sunnies, a chunky choker (obsessed!), and definitely <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-show-ritz-paris.html" target="_blank">one of my favourite Gabrielle bags</a>, a black quilted version with golden figures (from the <a href="http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fashion/collection/paris-cosmopolite-mda-2016-17-show-ritz-paris.html" target="_blank">Métiers d'Art Paris Cosmopolite collection</a>, available right now!). I took advantage of the genius 2-parted-chains trick that comes with this bag, because who has time to deal with a bag sliding off your shoulder when you're picking out food and flowers anyways? Hope everyone's having a sunny day!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stay tuned for the next Spring activity&nbsp;in our Gabrielle de Chanel mini series: lunch time!&nbsp;</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=1902&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="ca3245f0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/gabrielle-de-chanel-1-bag-7-ways-running-errands" data-a2a-title="GABRIELLE DE CHANEL - 1 BAG, 7 WAYS / RUNNING ERRANDS"><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, 18 May 2017 16:19:48 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1902 at https://www.fashionata.com HERE'S HOW TO *ACTUALLY* SHOP FOR MAKE-UP https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-actually-shop-for-make-up <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HERE&#039;S HOW TO *ACTUALLY* SHOP FOR MAKE-UP</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty/make-up" hreflang="en">Make-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">Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:30</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Shopping for make-up is one of those things that sounds fun but can actually be super stressful. All those different lipstick shades! So many skin tones! A gazillion eyeliner formulas! Even more mascara options! Yes, it truly is a miracle that we find the energy to make our ways to the store and face the challenge - true bravery is totally ours. Luckily, after years of experimenting (and coming home with the to-tal-ly wrong shade of foundation/blush/bronzer/lipstick), I've finally figured out how to *actually* shop for make-up, and it only includes 5 steps!</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/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=aAm-10KU 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=m-gsE2Gd 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=7XuxSQTc 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="efa38b2c-ffdf-4b4b-a7a4-1212bbb408c8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=m-gsE2Gd" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20MAKE-UP%27%27.001.jpeg?itok=m-gsE2Gd" alt="shop for make-up" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / KNOW YOUR SKIN TONE</strong></p> <p>This might seem like a no-brainer but knowing your skin tone can be a bit more complex than it sounds. Basically, most foundation brands (such as my current fave, the <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvWi" target="_blank">YSL Fusion Ink Foundation</a>) will make a distinction between warm, cold, and neutral skin tones (which has nothing to do with how light or dark your skin is). Cool means that you have a red undertone, warm signifies a yellow undertone, and neutral means you have neither one of those. If you're unsure about your own skin tone, just hop into your nearest make-up store and the make-up artists will definitely be able to tell you what's what (and you'll know for the rest of your life!). Basically, after determining your skin undertone, all you have to do is find a BB, CC, or foundation cream that matches this undertone, so a red-toned one for a cool skin tone, and a yellow-toned one for a warm skin tone (and neutral is just neutral :)). Done and done!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>2 / DECIDE ON WHAT YOU WANT BEFORE YOU ENTER</strong></p> <p>One of the main challenges about shopping for make-up is the sheer amount of options. Every week, a new must-have product is launched, promising to be the One Thing You've Always Wanted - you know, the perfect lip/cheek stain, a matte gloss that doesn't dry out your lips, or the most flattering peachy blush that gives you a natural flush without being obtrusive. So if you want to avoid snatching up literally all of those items that you didn't really need in the first place (or even worse, don't complement your skin), try to decide on what you want before you enter the store and are taken away by all those pretty little flashy things. I know that sounds a bit boring, but it will make you feel so much better to not end up adding yet another red lipstick to your already embarrassingly large collection.</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/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=pwfK-lHf 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=0WnOOJ7N 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=A0jvYuN0 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="98f0f44d-be51-4a2b-93fb-d7292cec5fff" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=0WnOOJ7N" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/SHOP%20FOR%20MAKE-UP.001.jpeg?itok=0WnOOJ7N" alt="shop for make-up" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 / STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE</strong></p> <p>Once you've found that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-daily-make-up-routine" target="_blank">perfect make-up routine</a> (after many many mistakes in the past), it's tempting to fall into a rut and not change one single thing for the rest of your life. However, as with all good things in life, stepping out of your comfort zone and shaking things up every once in a while will actually pay off. The beauty market is one of the fastest evolving markets out there, and you'd be surprised how many amazing products are created every day. Do your research, browse through your options, and don't be afraid to try out new things, such as a new shade of eye shadow (this greenish one from <a href="https://credobeauty.com/products/alima-pure-pressed-eyeshadow" target="_blank">Alima Pure</a> flatters just about any eye colour!), poppy nail polish (my current fave is <a href="https://opi-shop.be/nl/classics/578-one-chick-chick.html" target="_blank">O.P.I.</a> One Chic Chick) or electric eye liner (well done <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvUy" target="_blank">KIKO</a> with this delicious Tropic Heat eye marker!).</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>4 / BE PREPARED TO MIX &amp; MATCH TO MAKE IT YOUR OWN</strong></p> <p>The irony of the fact that there are a gazillion options out there is that I've found it necessary for some products to mix &amp; match different shades to perfectly match my requirements - mostly true for my foundation and highlighter (right now I'm using <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvV7" target="_blank">M.A.C.</a>'s strobe cream in Goldlite, topped with <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WvXm" target="_blank">M.A.C.</a> Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft &amp; Gentle, to have that perfect golden finish). While it does require a bit more testing, it's usually so worth it!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>5 / TEST IN DAYLIGHT</strong></p> <p>This is something <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/what-youre-doing-wrong-when-you-apply-foundation" target="_blank">I talked about before</a>, but since it's definitely one of my go-to rules to successfully shop for make-up, I'm happy to repeat it. If you want to find something that makes you look good <em>everywhere</em>, you have to go near a window and take a look at your sample tests in daylight, especially if it's something you're going to put onto your face. Artificial light can be super harsh or deceitfully flattering, so if you want the uncensored version, you have to step outside - no matter how awkward it may be (I'm talking about those half-done faces that make you look like a failed drag queen - been there, done that). Swipe it, get out, shift it around a bit, then buy it; that's pretty much it. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What are your go-to tricks to shop for make-up? Anything to add or embarrassing stories to share? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Pictures via <a href="http://mydamnblog.com" target="_blank">Mydamnblog</a> &amp; <a href="http://eddienew.tumblr.com" target="_blank">EddieNewPhotography</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=1895&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="0de27002"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24066"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495013670"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>May Ann</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24066#comment-24066" hreflang="en">May 17, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nice to read this informative tips...^_^</p> <p><a href="http://incredibleinterest.blogspot.com/">http://incredibleinterest.blogspot.com/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24066&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b8f807c0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24067"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495024420"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24067#comment-24067" hreflang="en">May 17, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24066#comment-24066" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Nice to read this…</a> by <span>May Ann</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks, May Ann, glad you enjoyed! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24067&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1b6e2f8c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-actually-shop-for-make-up" data-a2a-title="HERE&#039;S HOW TO *ACTUALLY* SHOP FOR MAKE-UP"><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, 17 May 2017 08:30:47 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1895 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO WEAR A DRESS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE 2018 RUNWAYS https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-wear-a-dress-according-to-the-cruise-2018-runways <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO WEAR A DRESS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE 2018 RUNWAYS</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, 05/15/2017 - 12:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>One of the things that surprised me when I first started working in the fashion industry is the amount of collections that's produced throughout the year. It just doesn't end! In between the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer collections there are the pre-season collections, Haute Couture and - among my personal faves - the Cruise collections. These last ones, presented during the past couple of weeks, tend to be C.R.A.Z.Y. good, as the biggest fashion Houses in the world pull out all the stops to wow the crowds with mind blowing locations and dreamy fashion (remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion-my-outfit/louis-vuitton-cruise-2017-rio" target="_blank">Louis Vuitton CC17 in Rio</a> last year??), and this year was no exception. From <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-backless-fashion-inner-wings-xxl-hair" target="_blank">Chanel's Greek goddesses in Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior's Wild Wild West show in the LA desert</a>: it's been real. And here's the really great news: if you'd like to be ahead of the trends and wear your favourite dresses according to the spotted Cruise 2018 runway trends, you totally can! </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/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=doZUkIo- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=OSvfOJ3t 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=4wcHTXBz 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f602e463-113d-4969-b370-5893412f1ed0" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=OSvfOJ3t" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.001.jpeg?itok=OSvfOJ3t" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>Layering a sheer maxi dress on top of denim trousers or flashy leggings is <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-wear-your-classics-this-spring" target="_blank">one of this year's biggest trends</a>, and according to Louis Vuitton, it's here to stay. With a pair of smooth leggings in Nicolas Ghesquière's signature colour (we saw the same gorgeous electric blue in the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-louis-vuitton-amazons-are-fearless-lv-fw17" target="_blank">FW17</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/getting-ready-for-lv-with-the-coveteur" target="_blank">SS17</a> collections!) and a punchy top plus sheer black-trimmed asymmetrical maxi dress on top, this edgy look is surprisingly easy to adopt. Definitely one of my favourite Cruise 2018 looks!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: TRANSPARANT WHITE DRESS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzyzmnnn" target="_blank">WEEKDAY</a> / COWBOY BOOTIES <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzykmnnn" target="_blank">FREE PEOPLE</a> / YELLOW ROCK RING <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzy7mnnn" target="_blank">MONIES</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/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=PSPlbYfT 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=qmM1OUxm 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=W3BeZvDH 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3f0a1e93-a67d-4bbf-863f-37baecc80243" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=qmM1OUxm" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.002.jpeg?itok=qmM1OUxm" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>Apart from their <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-backless-fashion-inner-wings-xxl-hair" target="_blank">super cute beauty look</a> we wouldn't mind getting our hands on the Chanel Greek goddesses' dresses either! This floor-length draped one looks sleek &amp; sophisticated, and pretty damn comfy. I particularly love the idea of adopting this style with lots of layered necklaces and all-white accessories - perfect for strolling around in the warm evening sun.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: PINK DRESS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/studio/collection/studio-dress-with-contrasting-ribbons-c910017p4422550.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / WHITE BAG <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzznmnnn" target="_blank">OKHTEIN</a> / WHITE SANDALS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhzz2mnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</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/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=8rwHtuHB 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=mpLHbRrR 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=EFS8WENK 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e5926e82-d0ce-49c5-a07a-d333dcdca012" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=mpLHbRrR" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.003.jpeg?itok=mpLHbRrR" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>There's nothing more summery than a crisp short shirt dress (can you already picture yourself exploring the French Rivièra in it?), and Prada put an original spin on it by pairing it with knee-high socks and pointy heels. Very naughty schoolgirl, but still 100% sophisticated. And yes, the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/hands-down" target="_blank">socks-in-heels trend</a> is here to stay, so why not embrace it?</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: STRIPED SHIRT DRESS <a href="http://www.monki.com/be/Dresses/Striped_dress/27338-23473727.1#c-47958" target="_blank">MONKI</a> / GLITTERY SOCKS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhz6amnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</a> / POINTY HEELS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhz5nmnnn" target="_blank">PROENZA SCHOULER</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/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=n_7cXiZy 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=BvA-gboS 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=SzA5z9Eu 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="196d56d3-5600-48bc-9ba0-113a5d249e58" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=BvA-gboS" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.004.jpeg?itok=BvA-gboS" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>Ethnic inspired prints are always high on my wish list (loved <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/sofie-fashion-week-ethnic" target="_blank">this short embroidered dress</a> that I wore during NYFW last year!), and of course <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" target="_blank">Dior went all the way</a>, with long belted dresses with leafy prints in earthy colours, matching hats and simple sandals. If you'd like to adopt this style, don't be scared to add a pop of colour to make your masculine sandals look a bit more fresh!</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: EMBROIDERED DRESS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/dresses/mini/silk-dress-with-flowers-embroidery-c400009p4258122.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / CHUNKY SANDALS <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnh2bdmnnn" target="_blank">MARNI</a> / STRAW HAT <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cnhz9zmnnn" target="_blank">&amp; OTHER STORIES</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/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=Y35YQrVY 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=gTB_QWWg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=VzfC9eRb 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="95584d8f-75ed-4b35-a348-ee56efb32da2" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=gTB_QWWg" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DRESSES%20CC18.005.jpeg?itok=gTB_QWWg" alt="dresses CC18" /></picture></p> <p>While I'm definitely not opposed to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/gender-reveal-were-having-a" target="_blank">flowy maxi dresses</a>, I can't wait to fit into the more structured version, as spotted on the Chanel runway! The tied straps give this dress a playful touch, and the lace-up sandals add a bit of sexy. Don't forget to pair it with an Ancient Greece-inspired bucket bag, 'cause if you know your classics, you gotta show it.</p> <p>SHOP MY FAVES: LONG STRAPPY DRESS <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman/dresses/view-all/long-dress-c719020p4475519.html" target="_blank">ZARA</a> / RED JUG BUCKET BAG <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9WQIq" target="_blank">ROSIE ASSOULIN</a> / BLACK LACE-UP SANDALS <a href="https://www.stevemadden.eu/eu/christey-sandal-black" target="_blank">STEVE MADDEN</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Which one if your fave? Anything that you can't wait to try? I can't wait to stroll around in draped maxi dresses and strappy structred dresses post-baby! :)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Runway pictures via <a href="http://en.vogue.fr/fashion-shows/cruise-2018/170" target="_blank">Vogue</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/news/g31770/dior-cruise-show-2018/?thumbnails&amp;slide=38" 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=1898&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="8a8bb231"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-wear-a-dress-according-to-the-cruise-2018-runways" data-a2a-title="HOW TO WEAR A DRESS ACCORDING TO THE CRUISE 2018 RUNWAYS"><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, 15 May 2017 10:54:53 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1898 at https://www.fashionata.com YES, WE DID THE CHEESY BABY BUMP PICTURES https://www.fashionata.com/yes-we-did-the-cheesy-baby-bump-pictures <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">YES, WE DID THE CHEESY BABY BUMP PICTURES</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 class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</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, 05/15/2017 - 12:04</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/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=d2MXKY7p 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=hghUij5u 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=LXo86nrT 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=hghUij5u" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8593_HR2_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=hghUij5u" alt="Sofie Valkiers baby bump" /> </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/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=lgCsKN1z 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=gW4UKpQU 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=ePbOifGk 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=gW4UKpQU" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/MBF_8719_HR_DefMarcio2LR.jpg?itok=gW4UKpQU" alt="Sofie Valkiers baby bump" /> </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/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=BJ8sBqme 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=G2uywCpB 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=DpZNctQX 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=G2uywCpB" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/BABY%20BUMP.001.jpeg?itok=G2uywCpB" alt="Sofie Valkiers baby bump" /> </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">WHITE EMBROIDERED DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/jurken/" target="_blank">SCAPA</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">TASSLED SLIDES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.santonishoes.com/eu/italian-shoes-for-women/sandals-and-decollete.ht…" target="_blank">SANTONI</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">PINK RING</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.laurencedelvallez.be/nl" target="_blank">LAURENCE DELVALLEZ</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/classics/173-look-at-me-baby.html?search_query=look+at+m…" target="_blank">FABY LOOK AT ME BABY!</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At the beginning of my pregnancy, when I asked my friends for <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-parenthood" target="_blank">their most valuable pregnancy-related tips,</a> one of my besties very profoundly stressed the importance of carefully documenting the entire experience - especially my growing baby bump, because it was going to&nbsp;<em>fly</em>&nbsp;by. I remember laughing because 1) <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">feeling sick 24/7</a> seemed to last <em>forever</em> and all of my days felt endless and miserable - if nothing else&nbsp;2) I didn't see how this would even be an issue with the amount of pictures that are taken of just about every aspect of my life (since it's such an important part of my job).</p> <p>Fast forward to today and not only do I keep wondering where time went the past couple of months, I recently came to the conclusion that there are&nbsp;a surprisingly low amount of pictures of Marcio &amp; I as parents-to-be. Since we're not exactly in front of the camera together on a super frequent basis (exceptions <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/head-in-the-clouds" target="_blank">here</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-picnic-with-a-view-in-nyc" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/rowing-boats-in-central-park" target="_blank">here</a>)&nbsp;it's just something that slipped our minds. So during our babymoon we thought it'd be fun to go all the way, and use our beautiful house&nbsp;at the <a href="http://www.sources-caudalie.com/en/" target="_blank">Sources de Caudalie</a>&nbsp;as a backdrop for full-on cheesy baby bump pictures&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/merry-x-mas_sofie_marcio" target="_blank">we're&nbsp;so good at it</a> if we want to :)). And honestly, I'm so happy we did, because I secretly love how they turned out (I also had been waiting for the right opportunity to shoot <a href="https://www.scapaworld.com/nl/dames/jurken/" target="_blank">this pretty embroidered Scapa dress</a>, because it's just so flattering! ;)).&nbsp;Marcio has been as supportive and protective as I expected him to be during these past months, and I can't wait to see him together with our boy in just a few weeks. Little bunny, we're so ready for 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=1897&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="36c857ac"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24060"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494871608"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Xingeling84</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24060#comment-24060" hreflang="en">May 15, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Prachtige foto&#039;s en enjoy it!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24060&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="c76efaea"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24063"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494925022"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24063#comment-24063" hreflang="en">May 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24060#comment-24060" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Prachtige foto&#039;s en enjoy it!</a> by <span>Xingeling84</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, zo lief! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24063&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f8a5847f"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24061"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494872686"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Krista</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24061#comment-24061" hreflang="en">May 15, 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, geniet er nog van.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24061&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="64f8d2a6"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24064"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494925038"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24064#comment-24064" hreflang="en">May 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24061#comment-24061" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Heel mooi, geniet er nog van.</a> by <span>Krista</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, Krista, gaan we zeker doen! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24064&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="24a55119"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24068"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1495027282"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24068#comment-24068" hreflang="en">May 17, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hoe mooi !!! deze foto&#039;s , vertederend !<br /> Nog mooier binnenkort, als je de baby in je armen kan nemen .<br /> Zowat de mooiste ervaring in een vrouwen leven .<br /> Maak je geen zorgen, voor slapeloze nachten enz... dat gaat allemaal vanzelf !<br /> x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24068&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="db88ab4d"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/yes-we-did-the-cheesy-baby-bump-pictures" data-a2a-title="YES, WE DID THE CHEESY BABY BUMP PICTURES"><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, 15 May 2017 10:04:59 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1897 at https://www.fashionata.com WEEKLY ROUND-UP: BRIDESMAIDS, DESERT DREAMS & ANTWERP https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WEEKLY ROUND-UP: BRIDESMAIDS, DESERT DREAMS &amp; ANTWERP</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, 05/12/2017 - 11:44</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This past week we had our first stretch of balmy sunny days, and it made me so excited for many more of those days in my beautiful city of Antwerp! It goes without saying that these days are all about our baby countdown (thanks so much for your many sweet reactions to <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BT10gdbgSih/?taken-by=sofievalkiers&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">this vulnerable picture</a>!), and I hope all the mother figures out there are ready to celebrate their awesomeness on Sunday (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/7-gifts-for-the-perfect-mothers-day" target="_blank">right this way</a> if you're still on the hunt for the perfect Mother's Day present!). Apart from my pretty hometown, this week's round-up is all about flowy dresses - the ridiculously affordable bridesmaid appropriate kind, and the ones that dominated Dior's breathtaking Cruise 2018 collection. Because yes, let's endlessly celebrate the one piece of clothing that still fits me these days... :) Have a good one, everyone!</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/BRIDESMAIDS.001.jpeg?itok=ovjmiLtM 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BRIDESMAIDS.001.jpeg?itok=AbiA06NP 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/BRIDESMAIDS.001.jpeg?itok=gRLCu5bD 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a2577054-81a7-47f0-8e13-e70530d4318d" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BRIDESMAIDS.001.jpeg?itok=AbiA06NP" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/BRIDESMAIDS.001.jpeg?itok=AbiA06NP" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>I'm always excited when affordable brands launch wedding-related pieces (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-tuxedo-dress-wedding-gown-hype-lip-rings" target="_blank">proof</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/round-up-wedding-separates-chandeliers-baby-names" target="_blank">proof</a>), so when <a href="http://www.stories.com/be/New_in/The_wedding_shop" target="_blank">&amp; Other Stories</a> presented its gorgeous laid-back wedding collection, my heart made a little jump. The casual pieces are ideal for a relaxed wedding (which is what we all dream about, right?), and I particularly like these <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cndwi9mnnn" target="_blank">long ruffled yellow</a> and <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/cndwhkmnnn" target="_blank">coral off-the-shoulder</a> bridesmaids dresses, that are both 100% dance-proof. Pair with undone hair, minimal make-up, and statement earrings, and it'll be kinda hard not to steal the bride's thunder!</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="http://www.stories.com/be/New_in/The_wedding_shop" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2016/03/106581/celebrity-bridesmaids-pictures" 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/DIOR.001_0.jpeg?itok=HOKc-e-z 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DIOR.001_0.jpeg?itok=Nn7EybEJ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DIOR.001_0.jpeg?itok=oe19syzf 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="eba5942f-ce33-434d-b353-2759c2118bea" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DIOR.001_0.jpeg?itok=Nn7EybEJ" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DIOR.001_0.jpeg?itok=Nn7EybEJ" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/DIOR.002.jpeg?itok=34DLbb0g 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DIOR.002.jpeg?itok=84Nhs-dD 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/DIOR.002.jpeg?itok=hiQwooTD 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0d609d3d-53ec-4ec3-a5d0-ea40fbade77e" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DIOR.002.jpeg?itok=84Nhs-dD" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/DIOR.002.jpeg?itok=84Nhs-dD" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>And talking about beautiful dresses: they were plentiful at Dior's CC 2018 show, presented in a profound western-inspired setting. As per usual, the backdrop was jaw dropping, in the middle of the vast LA desert, with hot air balloons dancing in the wind and the sun setting behind the mountains. The models looked chique and relaxed, in long embroidered dresses, tule-plus-knitwear ensembles, heavy boots, simple slip-on sandals, and brimmed hats. Such a refreshing change from the typical LA boho styling! Start dusting off your cowboy boots, because <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-wear-your-denim-according-to-the-fw17-runways" target="_blank">a major western trend</a> is on the horizon...</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/fashion-beauty/article/2094084/dior-cruise-show-dabbles-western-chic-and-hints" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/fashion-beauty/article/2094084/dior-cruise-show-dabbles-western-chic-and-hints" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/fashion-beauty/article/2094084/dior-cruise-show-dabbles-western-chic-and-hints" 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.003_11.jpeg?itok=Qezo6Zy2 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_11.jpeg?itok=BKuqaZ5Q 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_11.jpeg?itok=3-_CfWgx 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a0ea2617-e08d-4de5-a85c-d6e16e99aa2f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_11.jpeg?itok=BKuqaZ5Q" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.003_11.jpeg?itok=BKuqaZ5Q" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></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.004_4.jpeg?itok=n_55vjr4 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_4.jpeg?itok=GSHfadTg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_4.jpeg?itok=QMcoPAfN 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9a139e95-df02-48aa-90d1-5092cc3336ee" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_4.jpeg?itok=GSHfadTg" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/ROUND-UP.004_4.jpeg?itok=GSHfadTg" alt="Fashionata round-up" /></picture></p> <p>I sometimes forget how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful historic city as Antwerp, but luckily, this amazing mini city guide by <a href="https://readcereal.com/city-guides/antwerp/" target="_blank">Cereal Magazine</a> that caught my eye this week was there to remind me! It lists some of my favourite spots in the city, from the gorgeous concept store Graanmarkt 13 to the MoMu fashion museum (and the accompanying Academy that has a seriously impressive list of alumni, such as Dries Van Noten and the brothers Gvasalia!) and Hotel Julien, where we actually shot <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-overcome-your-5-biggest-red-carpet-fears" target="_blank">this campaign</a>. Can't wait to explore more of my hometown this Summer!</p> <p><em>picture credit</em>: <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/45458277469493959/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-overcome-your-5-biggest-red-carpet-fears" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="https://readcereal.com/city-guides/antwerp/" target="_blank">3</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=1894&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="107763d5"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/weekly-round-up-bridesmaids-desert-dreams-antwerp" data-a2a-title="WEEKLY ROUND-UP: BRIDESMAIDS, DESERT DREAMS &amp; ANTWERP"><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, 12 May 2017 09:44:57 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1894 at https://www.fashionata.com HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR PARENTHOOD https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-parenthood <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR PARENTHOOD</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</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, 05/11/2017 - 11:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Now that my due date is officially only 1 month away (eeks!), we're in full-on prep mode over here. In between finishing up the last details of the baby room and my ever growing belly, I just can't wrap my mind around the fact that <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/gender-reveal-were-having-a" target="_blank">our baby boy</a> is going to be here in a matter of weeks. I mean, how surreal is that? During my pregnancy, I consciously tried to stay away from an overload of baby-related books and horror birth stories from strangers, because I knew they would only freak me out. However, looking back, there are definitely some things that have helped me so much with picturing myself as a mama. So if you're currently expecting a little one yourself, or are hoping to one day, these are the 5 things to do to prepare yourself for parenthood!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_0360_LR2.jpg?itok=hcoK1VoK 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_0360_LR2.jpg?itok=u3HxN_bB 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_0360_LR2.jpg?itok=bqdJyspX 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6cdf5bba-c726-48d9-b771-3613262b8a1f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_0360_LR2.jpg?itok=u3HxN_bB" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_0360_LR2.jpg?itok=u3HxN_bB" alt="Sofie Valkiers parenthood" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1 / TAKE IT FROM YOUR PARENTS &amp; GIRLFRIENDS</strong></p> <p>The no. 1 thing that has helped me feel super excited (instead of totally freaked out) about becoming a parent has been talking about motherhood with my loved ones. <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-happiest-nine-month-news" target="_blank">Telling my parents that their first grandchild was on the way</a>, witnessing their pure joy and excitement, was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. I've always been very close to my family, and both the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/travel/la-mama" target="_blank">always-spot-on advice from my mama </a>and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-baby-qa-on-citrus-slip-dresses-the-baby-name" target="_blank">homemade waffles from my papa</a> (the only thing I could eat during the first months of my pregnancy!) have been heartwarmingly essential to me throughout this entire journey. The same goes for my sweet mama-girlfriends, who have been there for me to answer every possible awkward question, from whether it's normal that you have to use the bathroom every 2 seconds once you hit your third trimester (yes) to if it's okay to travel with a newborn (totally). So rather than plowing through a gazillion baby books: take it from your inner circle!</p> <p>[Side note: the one book I actually did read (and loved) is <a href="https://www.lannoo.be/nl/ik-word-mama" target="_blank">Ik Word Mama</a> by Sofie Vanherpe. It's sweet and playful, and I'd totally recommend it for every Dutch speaking mama-to-be out there :)]</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>2 / PINPOINT YOUR ANXIETIES (AND TALK ABOUT THEM!)</strong></p> <p>I'm not a super anxious person by nature, but being pregnant confronted me with a whole new set of fears that I had never felt before. What if the baby cries non-stop for the first 2 years of his life? What if he doesn't like me? Will we able to fit him into our busy lives without stressing him (or ourselves!) out? The list goes on and during the first months (<a href="https://www.fashionata.com/thoughts-on-having-a-difficult-pregnancy" target="_blank">when I had waaay too much forced couch-time</a>) it literally drove me crazy. And what made things even worse is that I felt so self-coscious to talk about it, as if it would make me a bad parent. But, as I finally opened up to one of my besties, she assured me that it's just a natural part of our mother instincts to start experiencing all these irrational fears. She persuaded me to start seeing them as a good thing, that kind of prevent us from throwing our babies around when they've been crying 3 days in a row. :) So while it may be challenging if you're not used to it: try to pinpoint the anxieties that come with this totally new experience in your life and talk them through, no matter how uncomfortable that initially makes you feel. I promise you'll feel so much better after! </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/IMG_3930_LR.jpg?itok=LF1AAEeO 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_3930_LR.jpg?itok=tqFp-x8e 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/IMG_3930_LR.jpg?itok=u1KGRNRo 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d2fda606-f4a3-4689-b9e9-7ce94b89f630" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_3930_LR.jpg?itok=tqFp-x8e" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/IMG_3930_LR.jpg?itok=tqFp-x8e" alt="Sofie Valkiers parenthood" /></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 / TACKLE YOUR BABY TO-DO LIST BY FOLLOWING THE TOP-3 METHOD</strong></p> <p>As you know, I'm blessed with a crazy busy monkey mind (and I know <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-deal-with-your-overly-active-monkey-mind" target="_blank">I'm not the only one</a>), that usually wakes me up around 6am - weekend or no weekend. Now that my night rest has become so important and challenged by our active Brazilian baby, I knew I had to come up with a way to relax my mind and release it from as much to-do stress as possible. The top-3 method has been a lifesaver for that, and it's as simple as this: every 3 days, make a little list of the top-3 priorities from your general to-do list and tackle 1 of those every day. And that's it! It's so easy, and it has made a HUGE difference in dealing with all the baby prep. Because, as it turns out, it's not the content of the to-do list that scares us, but rather the magnitude. So if you narrow it down to just a few points it suddenly seems totally doable.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>4 / THINK ABOUT YOUR BABY AS A FUN PERSON</strong></p> <p>This may sound totally weird, but in between all the anxieties and gigantic to-do list, it might at some point become tempting to forget that your baby most likely will be a super awesome human being. If you're a worst-case-scenario-person as me, you'll probably want to prepare yourself for a non-stop screamer that prevents you from sleeping for the rest of your life, but chances are that to the contrary, he's just going to be a great person who's really fun to hang out with - basically a teeny tiny version of yourself and the love of your life. That doesn't sound so bad now, does it?</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>5 / REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR NO. 1 GOAL AS A PARENT</strong></p> <p>It's easy to get caught up in all the tasks you'll have to fulfil as a new parent, especially if you're a perfectionist. So for me, it really helped to focus on the bigger picture and my no. 1 goal as a mama: to have a happy open-minded child who is as fearless as can possibly be. Once you have this goal in mind, it's much more doable to connect specific parenting tasks to it, such as showing him new places and people from an early age on, while still making him feel safe and secure. And don't forget to have all the fun along the way!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What did you do to prepare yourself for parenthood? And did it turn out as you expected? I'm super curious to hear! :)</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=1890&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="66232c89"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24062"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494873953"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Megan</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24062#comment-24062" hreflang="en">May 15, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Je kan je eigenlijk niet voorbereiden, geen boek of vriendin kan je vertellen hoe jouw baby gaat zijn ;) Maar dat gezegd hebbende, is het wel superfijn om een back up groep te hebben haha!<br /> Ik vond zelf het boek Buskruit met Muisjes erg leuk, alle info die je nodig hebt, op een hele luchtige leuke manier geschreven!<br /> Succes met de laatste weken! Dat mooiste moment dat je het je ouders vertelde gaat snel vervangen worden!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24062&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5b33ac33"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24065"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494936348"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24065#comment-24065" hreflang="en">May 16, 2017</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24062#comment-24062" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Je kan je eigenlijk niet…</a> by <span>Megan</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Megan, erg bedankt voor de tip en je lief berichtje! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24065&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="87337955"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-parenthood" data-a2a-title="HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR PARENTHOOD"><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, 11 May 2017 09:13:10 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1890 at https://www.fashionata.com PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 GORGEOUS SUPER QUICK HAIR STYLES https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-gorgeous-super-quick-hair-styles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 GORGEOUS SUPER QUICK HAIR STYLES</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beauty/hair" hreflang="en">Hair</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, 05/10/2017 - 13:22</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>While in Winter it actually sounds super appealing to stay in and nail a super complicated hairdo, in Spring you just want something quick and easy ('cause more time outside!). Enter this season's cutest super quick hair styles, that are as easy as they are cute. No real need to pick your fave this time, just try them all!</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/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=gO865bM5 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=BKMVV_AA 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=D0PU1Ie5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ed4fe77c-5887-46c6-88ab-a0f56267d031" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=BKMVV_AA" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.001.jpeg?itok=BKMVV_AA" alt="quick hair styles" /></picture></p> <p>Yes, those '90s again! Remember back in time when Baby Spice started that double buns hype? It just came back with full force. Whether you like them messy at the back of your head, night and tight with a middle part, or combined with half-loose hair: this Spring 2 don't become 1 (ha!). Style with a cool cropped top, boyfriend tee or bandana scarf to avoid a too cutesy vibe, and you're good to go!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://coveteur.com/2017/04/19/double-bun-hairstyle/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.andreaclare.ca/2014/08/hairsiration-boho-double-bun-up-do.html" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.vogue.com.au/beauty/trends/galleries/14+pictures+that+prove+the+double+bun+is+back,39845" 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/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=aA6jc-_U 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=xGProukh 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=6KPdCgAm 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="42959d65-85cc-4809-a441-042b40bb6ee8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=xGProukh" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.002.jpeg?itok=xGProukh" alt="quick hair styles" /></picture></p> <p>There's seriously no more versatile accessory than a printed scarf: it's the perfect way to add a bit of colour to your <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-fall-uniform" target="_blank">wrist</a> or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/spring-trends-my-fave-way-to-style-furry-slides" target="_blank">neck</a>, and this Spring we'll all be wrapping it in our hair too! Use it as headband, to wrap around your top knot, or make it a part of your braid. Instead of going with a boho styling, make it a bit more edgy by adding a structured top and boyfriend denim. That's a wrap!</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: 1, 2, 3</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/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=dfbOb2X_ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=9tuvAcIY 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=6DmgFoar 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="93f33750-6b81-4843-b2ec-aab1b7d4d069" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=9tuvAcIY" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.003.jpeg?itok=9tuvAcIY" alt="quick hair styles" /></picture></p> <p>Most days, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/my-everyday-hair-style" target="_blank">I'm not super crafty with my hair</a>, so I'm always up for those easy-to-use tools that make a subtle difference. Gather your hair in a geometric clip (this one from <a href="http://rstyle.me/~9TKhy" target="_blank">Elizabeth &amp; James</a> is just perfect for date night!), or make a little triangle or side twist with bobby bins. Complement with a flowy dress, because this hair asks for a bit of romance.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://thezoereport.com/beauty/day-three-hair/" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/advice/a6123/life-changing-bobby-pin-tricks/" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/advice/a6123/life-changing-bobby-pin-tricks/" 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/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=8ekA-GJ1 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=FTbOOwPI 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=y0prIBNB 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0adca790-82df-40bf-b35c-2f5eb53f98fb" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=FTbOOwPI" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/5-MINUTE%20HAIR%20STYLE.004.jpeg?itok=FTbOOwPI" alt="quick hair styles" /></picture></p> <p>I'm sure we all love the boxer braid trend <em>as a concept</em>, but when it comes down to real life, this loose barely-there version is a lot more likely to happen. It's the perfect tomboy hairdo that takes exactly 3 minutes to master, whether you go with the simplified knotted version, the super messy just-out-of-bed variant or the slightly more put-together braid that's tied in at the top and bottom. Super cute with a leather jacket or casual light knits.</p> <p><em>photo credit</em>: <a href="http://lacooletchic.tumblr.com/image/82934303858" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://itsallaboutmakeups.com/pack-of-4-magic-beauty-hair-hairstyle-foam-sponge-donut-maker-ponytail-bun-twister-tie-2-large-and-2-small-clearance-sale/" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.byrdie.co.uk/quick-and-easy-hairstyles/slide2" target="_blank">3</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Which one would you like to try out first? I'll definitely go for the headband scarf and side twist! :)</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=1880&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="7e89feed"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24059"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1494666100"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Justine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24059#comment-24059" hreflang="en">May 13, 2017</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I love the printed scarf and geometric tools!</p> <p><a href="https://www.thecontrastcondition.com/">https://www.thecontrastcondition.com/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24059&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f8442fb4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/pick-your-fave-4-gorgeous-super-quick-hair-styles" data-a2a-title="PICK YOUR FAVE: 4 GORGEOUS SUPER QUICK HAIR STYLES"><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, 10 May 2017 11:22:14 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1880 at https://www.fashionata.com THE KEY TO MAKING COLOURED LEATHER LOOK SOPHISTICATED https://www.fashionata.com/the-key-to-making-coloured-leather-look-sophisticated <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE KEY TO MAKING COLOURED LEATHER LOOK SOPHISTICATED</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, 05/09/2017 - 17:53</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/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.001.jpeg?itok=DBpE_Ftx 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.001.jpeg?itok=V1i7TaMn 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.001.jpeg?itok=sGv6ZwdI 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.001.jpeg?itok=V1i7TaMn" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.001.jpeg?itok=V1i7TaMn" alt="Sofie Valkiers coloured leather" /> </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/2017/05/IMG_0512_LR.jpg?itok=RowV2zep 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/IMG_0512_LR.jpg?itok=_fCl3T8y 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/IMG_0512_LR.jpg?itok=lCox2UX7 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/IMG_0512_LR.jpg?itok=_fCl3T8y" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/IMG_0512_LR.jpg?itok=_fCl3T8y" alt="Sofie Valkiers coloured leather" /> </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/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.002.jpeg?itok=Ra4xV_Bj 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.002.jpeg?itok=jBVhfRnO 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.002.jpeg?itok=1FlV_zvl 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img data-pin-media="https://www.fashionata.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.002.jpeg?itok=jBVhfRnO" srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2017/05/RED%20LEATHER%27.002.jpeg?itok=jBVhfRnO" alt="Sofie Valkiers coloured leather" /> </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">RED LEATHER DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/clothing/enes-red-leather-dress/" 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">LOAFERS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.robertclergerie.com/en/shop/women-en/alicel1/" target="_blank">ROBERT CLERGERIE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">METALLIC CLUTCH</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/bags/clio-mini-ninja-army/" target="_blank">CLIO GOLDBRENNER</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">TINTED SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/accessories/dark-green-mirror/" 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">GREEN STONE RING</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.enes.be/shop/accessories/jade-jagger-greenchrysophase-ring/" target="_blank">JADE JAGGER JEWELLERY</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">NAILS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fabyshop.be/en/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>One of the main reasons that people reach for black so often is that it's considered as an 'easy' colour. And while it's definitely true that black pairs well with other colours, it just doesn't flatter many skin tones, given that it's a super harsh shade. I notice that particularly when it comes to leather, black is most people's go-to colour, but since <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/heres-how-to-wear-your-classics-this-spring" target="_blank">coloured leather is going to be huge this year</a>, I'd totally recommend stepping out of your comfort zone and embrace the idea! But hey, I hear you, <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-secret-to-wearing-animal-prints" target="_blank">just as animal prints</a>, coloured leather (especially red) can easily come off as tacky and, well, overall bad. But not so with these 3 easy styling tricks - pinky promise!</p> <p><strong>1 / GO SMOOTH &amp; MIDI</strong></p> <p>The 2 things that will make just about any piece look sophisticated instead of cheap are as simple as this: the quality and the cut. So if you want to wear your red leather in style, make sure to go with a piece that's well made, from the softest high-quality leather, and with a midi length (such as this one from <a href="https://www.enes.be" target="_blank">Enes</a>).&nbsp;And sure, it's an investment but rest assure it'll last you a lifetime (even including the times when you're with child, because of the flattering <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/dress-the-bump-the-ribbon-belt-solution" target="_blank">belt situation</a>!). <em>En plus</em>,&nbsp;a leather dress just never goes out of style, not even if it comes in a poppy red shade.&nbsp;That's a classic with a twist, people!</p> <p><strong>2 / PAIR WITH METALLICS</strong></p> <p>This may seem like an odd trick to add sophistication, but metallics are actually super great to make your leather less 'biker chick' and more meeting appropriate. Don't be scared to mix &amp; match gold (my clutch) and silver (my manicure). 'Cause sometimes bling has to come in different shades to make it even more fun!</p> <p><strong>3 / FLATS, FLATS, FLATS</strong></p> <p>Although it's definitely not a total no-go to pair leather clothes with heels, if you're in doubt and like to add a relaxed touch, flats are definitely your best bet. Stay clear from ballerina's to avoid a too cutesie effect, and rather opt for backless loafers or <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/say-bye-ballerinas-hello-babouche-slippers" target="_blank">babouches</a> (which are more flattering for your ankles anyways).&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you feel about the coloured leather trend? Will you go for it? :)</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=1891&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="7bb63f5e"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/the-key-to-making-coloured-leather-look-sophisticated" data-a2a-title="THE KEY TO MAKING COLOURED LEATHER LOOK SOPHISTICATED"><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, 09 May 2017 15:53:38 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 1891 at https://www.fashionata.com