19.11.14

Mint Nike Roshe Runs, Boyfriend Jeans

outfit mint nike roshe runs boyfriend jeans long coat
outfit long coat boyfriend jeans
white purse zadig & voltaire watch
outfit mint nike roshe runs boyfriend jeans long coat
outfit mint nike roshe runs boyfriend jeans long coat
mint nike roshe runs outfit boyfriend jeans
long coat white purse boyfriend jeans outfit
mint nike roshe runs outfit
outfit mint nike roshe runs boyfriend jeans long coat

coat: H&M - jeans: old - sneakers: Nike Roshe Run - sweater: Forever21 - purse: Emmy Wieleman - watch: Zadig & Voltaire - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti

This coat will undoubtedly be a favourite for the next few months. I bought it during the previous winter sales, aka the best time to buy classic, high quality winter items like coats and boots that you will still like a year later. This coat was marked down to 25€ from 100€, which is a total steal for a long, heavy wool coat like this one. Thanks for the heads up, Paulien! Long coats (at least knee length) are having a moment right now, and it's a silhouette that is surprisingly versatile, looking just as good with skirts and dresses as with a more casual look, like this one. Experiment with lengths to find one that works for you, as a long coat can also drag you down if the proportions aren't right.

A long coat is definitely a piece worth investing in, by the way, as this particular silhouette has been in style for like, the past 100 years, but getting the chance to buy one for just 25€ is even nicer. MORE MONEY FOR OTHER STUFFZ

I really don't look forward to the moment when we all get sick of this casual-chic look of mixing comfy pants and sneakers with fancy outerwear. I mean, it's just such a practical take on youthful yet mature elegance! Let's just stay this way forever and ever. I don't want to give up the experience of wearing Nike Roshe Runs and still feeling dressed up.

17.11.14

Tutorial: Full Kylie Jenner Lips in Two Steps

Recently, I've been totally obsessed with beautifully defined, full lips in a natural colour, and there is only one person to blame for that obsession: Kylie Jenner. I've talked about her gorgeous, perfectly made up face before, but since then I've developed my lip-lining skillz, and I thought you might appreciate some pointers. I've gotten much better at overdrawing my liplines, probably because now I have the proper products. Don't try this with just any lip product, because it simply won't look as good.

Let's move forward, this is the look I'm talking about. Full, luscious, perfect shape, matte.


overdrawn lips lipliner kylie jenner velvet teddy


Looks pretty natural, right? But let me show you the drastic difference made by lining quite a bit outside my natural lipline, because I sure as shit wasn't born with full, luscious lips. Simple step by step tutorial below! Products used: 

- Catrice lipliner Upper Brown Side (used for outlines)
- MAC cosmetics Velvet Teddy lipstick (used to fill in entire lip)



easy tutorial kylie jenner lips velvet teddy

Doesn't need more words than that, does it? Truly simple, only thing you need to do is get used to how drastically it changes your face. For real.

And some last tips, so you don't have to make the same mistakes as I do:

- the blunter the tip of your lipliner, the more realistic the end result. Sharp tips -> sharp lines -> very artificial look.

- don't be intimidated by 90s babes like Pamela Anderson, always referred to as the epitome of trashy make up. True, a very hard dark lipliner against a nude lipstick does not look very subtle. However, when the products are applied correctly, using a lipliner that is just a bit darker than your lipstick looks glam as fuck if you ask me. Judge for yourself. A lot of look, but totally gorgeous for a party (just skip the pencil thin brows, those haven't come around to being trendy again yet).

- DO use a matte lipstick for the end look, because overdrawn + glossy will look very, euhm, blow up doll-ish. Unless you want that look, and in that case: rock it!

don't be afraid of altering the natural shape of your lips. You don't have to follow your natural lipline, you can alter it to your hearts desire. Experiment to see what shape you prefer! And of course: you can make the end result as extreme or as subtle as you like. Usually, I keep it a bit more toned down than I'm showing in this post.


And this is what it looks like, incorporated in a full face of make up.


mac velvet teddy overdrawn lips tutorial


Compare that to my lips with just a bit of gloss, and you'll see the huge difference.


overdrawn lips before after tutorial


Convinced yet? Let me know if you try this for yourself, and if there are questions: shoot!

16.11.14

Biker Jacket, Wrap Dress, Biker Boots

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biker jacket outfit
lobogato hexagon necklacequilted biker boots clarks shoes
outfit blog biker jacket
wrap dress zara quilted biker boots
wrap dress zara quilted biker boots
biker jacket outfit white cross body bag

biker jacket: bankfashion.co.uk - wrap dress: Zara - cross body bag: H&M - hexagon necklace: Lobogato - biker boots: Clarks - watch: Zadig & Voltaire - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti
pictures and editing by Paulien

I'm posting more pictures than usual today, but look at how gorgeous these shots are! All thanks to Paulien of course. Well, Paulien and the beautiful, cool winter evening light. I'm super jeally of Paulien's equipment (and skillz!) because seriously, these pics are just on a whole 'nother level compared to my usual outfit shots. And now I really, really want a pancake lense for Christmas.

The outfit is simple, but in a good way, you know? Everything works together nicely, the dress is super flattering, and I just can't get over these biker boots. I had no idea I had a biker boot shaped hole in my heart (and closet) until I received these babies, and I've been wearing them almost every other day since. You know why biker boots rock? Because you can just pull em on without having to muck around with zippers, shoelaces or velcro. Simple as that. They're the flipflops of winter.

PS: I'm standing on the Hendrik Conscienceplein in Antwerp, and just behind me is Simply Emily, a place where you can get truly spectacular soup and quiche. Great lunch spot, so drop by if you're ever in the neighbourhood. Just try to look at this tomato-spinach-ravioli soup I had there without drooling.

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