Fashionpick: BAYLIS & HARDING


Last week we received some lovely pre Christmas presents from BAYLIS & HARDING. A big box was delivered and when we curiously opened it we found two beautiful gift boxes stuffed with soft shower oils and smooth body creams. We were delighted.

Your bathroom will look like a sophisticated spa decorated with all the handsome BAYLIS & HARDING bottles and tubes. We received the Jojoba, Silk & Almond oil gift set and the Sweet Mandarin & grapefruit gift set looking lovely with silver and gold details.

The jojoba, Silk & Almond oil has a harmony of calming notes of coconut, lily, jojoba and sweet almond. The tranquility continues through to a peaceful heart of jasmine, lily, amber and silk that drifts into a sumptuous bed of vanilla musk, caramel and patchouli.

The sweet Mandarin & grapefruit items relaxes and rehydrate your skin at the end of a hectic day with the restful fragrance of Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit. A subtle yet spicy fusion with a blend of soothing jasmine and orange blossom behind the zesty top notes of sweet mandarin, grapefruit and lemon. For the times when your skin deserves a special treat. The products contain natural orange oil with vitamin A,B and C to restore and nourish the skin.

For over 40 years, award winning British brand Baylis & Harding has been passionate about creating gorgeous gifts and toiletries with the simple aim of producing the best out there – affordable, beautiful and luxurious.

Founded in 1969, the business remains to this day, family owned and proud of its family values, supplying much loved products containing the highest quality ingredients across the globe to 53 countries. In the UK, you will find a Baylis & Harding product in one of every two bathrooms!

Baylis & Harding are experts at creating fabulous fragrance blends which can turn the simplest bathrooms into a sumptuous haven in which to relax and let the cares of the world soak away. It is Baylis & Harding’s combination of stunning designer packaging, exceptional quality and fantastic value for money that make them one of the UKs best loved brands and a go-to brand for desirable gifting.

This season, Baylis & Harding are thrilled to reveal a range of fabulous gift products for men and women, available in Netherlands via Douglas just in time for the holiday season.



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Fashionlabel: ZARA Lookbook, a winter wonderland

ZARA Winter 2014

ZARA knows how to make these days a lovely winter wonderland. Imagine a winter wonderland carnival like the one in Kensington, Londen. Cozy dark nights, shimmering lights, bold colors and a twinkling slow turning wheel. That’s a daydream and fashiontale we imagined looking at the ZARA winter lookbook.

Radiant fabrics, swinging fringes, thrilling leather looks, glowing velvet dresses, sparkling boots and cozy fur coats al make one fashionably Winter Wonderland we want to experience.

Want to live your own winter wonderland? Check out the ZARA winter lookbook below.

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Fashiondesigner: Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten

A fashion designer we absolutely adore is Dries Van Noten. His designs are timeless and still super fashionable. The fashion styling in his shows is always amazing and his accessories are either an eye catcher or a must have item.

Dries van Noten (born 12 May 1958 in Antwerp) is a Belgian fashion designer and an much loved fashion brand because of the sophisticated minimalistic style. He was born into a fashion family. His father was the owner of a menswear shop and his grandfather was a tailor. To follow up he graduated from the Antwerp Fashion Academy and then began to design a ready to wear collection under his own name.

In his winter ready to wear collection we see lots of purple, floral, man-styled coats and trousers, some glam rock, orange, blue, striped and fur all styled wonderful sophisticated chic. Curious?

See the winter collection below..

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Fashionlabel: Click on click of heels by Tanya Heath

Tanya Heath Paris

If you have ever changed from a low heel to a high heel and back again, taken a cab because you simply couldn’t walk anymore, or stopped dancing because you were in too much pain TANYA HEATH Paris has the shoe for you. We love it!

Today we have active multiple lives. It is not uncommon to go from the office to after work drinks, from shopping to a dinner date and from a cocktail party to a night on the town without being able to go home and change. But up until now it has been hard to do this in the same pair of shoes! Carrying spare shoes in your handbag can be a real burden not to mention antithetical to spontaneity and ballerinas are not always flattering or fashionable.

TANYA HEATH Paris offers a unique range of shoes with removable heels that let you change from a high heel to a low heel with the click of a button. All of our heels work with all of our shoes and we offer a wide selection of styles and colors so you can create the fashion statement that best expresses who you are.

Each pair of TANYA HEATH Paris shoes has a mechanism that allows you to clip the heels on and off.To activate the mechanism you simply press with your thumb on the black button inside the shoes.

See some shoes and heels below..

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Fashionshopping: Christmas Chanel wishes

Chanel Flap Bag

We’re in a Chanel mood this week. First the Chanel tale about princes Sisi and now our Christmas wishes for a Chanel bag. Please Santa, make all of us fashionable happy with just one Chanel bag!

Our Santa wishlist..

Top photo
Flap bag – Sequin embroided flap bag.

Chanel bags

Left top
Minaudiere – Première watch shaped minaudiere in plexiglass and metal.

Right top
Flap bag – neoprene flap bag embroidered with camellias.

Left bottom
Minaudiere – Metal moucharabieh minaudiere with a cc clasp and a long chain.

Right bottom
Flap bag – Lambskin flap bag embellished with a pearl clasp and a pearl-embroidered chain.



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Fashionfilm: Chanel Reincarnation


Today’s the first Monday in December. At this cold winter day the most of you will have a natural crave for a nourishing and hart warming tale, so the release of the new Chanel short movie will come very welcome.

The Chanel tale ‘Reincarnation’, created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection, will be released and shown tomorrow in Salzburg, but we have the teaser for you here!

The short movie tells the tale of Gabrielle Chanel going on holiday to Austria, where she spots the hotel elevator hand (Pharrell Williams) which led to her inspiration for the iconic Chanel jacket.

The tale continuous with Pharrel Williams portraying Franz Joseph I, the Emperor of Austria, in a dream sequence imagined by Chanel, dancing an imperial waltz with his wife, the beloved Empress Elisabeth ‘Sisi’ of Austria portrayed by Cara Delevingne.

Below you can check out the teaser of the Chanel tale and tomorrow the whole tale will be released. Enjoy!

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Fashionevent: ELLE x Weekday Exclusive Shopping Night

Weekday x ELLE

We were invited to the Weekday x ELLE exclusive shopping night to admire the newest men’s and women’s collection by Weekday.

The spacious store was packed with lots and lots of beautiful clothes, shoes and jewelry complimented by upbeat tunes and bottles of Fentimans rose lemonade to toast on this sparkling shopping night.

The styles by Weekday are very Scandinavian, a fashionable mixture between Monki and COS, but as some of you may know, Weekday is a part of H&M Group just like Monki and COS.

At Weekday you will not only succeed for hip city styles but also casual work wear and laid back evening looks. So if you’re planning a cozy Christmas or a not so formal but still fashionable new year eve you’d better visit Weekday for some party shopping.

Click more for a photo impression of the evening.

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Fashioncampaign: Saint Laurent Psych Rock Dreams

Saint Laurent 18

I just love the Saint Laurent Psych Rock Dreams campaign by Hedi Slimane.. Model and muse Grace Hartzel finds herself in a beautiful dark dream experiencing the different types of style black can adopt surrounded by embellishments, fringes and lots of jewelry.

The campaign shows that black can be worn in many different styles. Imagine bohemian black, rock ‘n roll black, fairytale black and sophisticated black all together in one (Psych Rock) dream and there you have the Saint Laurent campaign.

The styling is very good in this campaign with many mixtures in prints and textures finished with lots of statement jewels. The addition of clever shapes and different feelings see to that this campaign rocks all expectations, temps shopping temptations and is a fashionable recourse for inspiration.

See the campaign photos below.

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Fashionreading: The little dictionary of fashion

The little dictionary of fashion

“Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but I do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.”—from the little dictionary of fashion

Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in his little dictionary of fashion. It’s a small book full of timeless tips and clarifies of many different items in fashion.

A few topics: ball gown, belts, black, checks, elegance, feathers, gloves, heels, hemlines, leopard, occasions, Persian lamb, piqué, tartan, waistline, wool, zest – all with their own explanation and manners.

For example take the heel as an item. This is what the little dictionary of fashion says: ‘’Heels are the most important part of your shoes because your whole walk depends on your heels. Sometimes women who are not especially gifted physically get a reputation for elegance by the grace of their walk and movements. Too high heels are vulgar and hideous – and uncomfortable, I should imagine. But too low heels can sometime give you a masculine look that is good only for sport and the country. Just as it is so often with everything, the medium course is the best – and usually medium heels are best. But shoes are a very individual matter and you have to choose for yourself. Sometimes, for evening occasions, it is amusing to have shoes with colored heels but usually I prefer plain heels, the color of the shoes.” – Christian Dior.

The little dictionary of fashion is a fashion essential for everyone we think.

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Fashionfilm: Burberry Prorsum FW2014

Burberry Prorsum

One of our favorite collections this fall/winter is the one of Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey. Lots of scarves worn as cape and dazzling dresses in tribal style, ethnic and animal prints. A dream collection for every girl (and their closet). Watch the Burberry Prorsum fall/winter fashion show in London below.

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