Sometimes I wonder if I launch so many collections each year just to have an excuse to throw as many parties as possible!
Did you know a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance?
- the tendency to attract attention because of one's exuberance, confidence and stylishness
- the quality of being bright, colourful, and very noticeable
Yes! That pretty much covers how this year's NITA SAO summer collection will make you feel and look!
Once upon a time there was a princess which wasn't at all fond of hats.
But one day a young milliner decided to do everything in her power to create the hat that might just break that spell.
This is how yet another happy ending fairytale began!
"She would never wear a hat to a hospital, because she said you couldn't cuddle a child with a hat on."
Diana, Princess of Wales was a working woman. She attended around 130 public engagements a year. At one point she supported over 100 charities around the world. And knowing that she was one of the most photographed women in the world, she used her outfits to send out powerful messages and truly influence young women in the best way possible.
Our last day in Morocco was as delicious as it was fun!
We spent it with Saffron, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Paprika!
"I prefer to shock rather than to bore through repetition." YSL
And what a pleasant shock was the exhibition put together in his honor!
I'm a maniac when it comes to driving. Give me the opportunity and I'll hop in and on anything that has an angrily purring engine.
Having fun with buggies in the Palmgrove and Rock Desert sounded like a perfect afternoon while in Marrakech.
We're rather travellers than tourists. But we somehow got ourselves into a somewhat sticky situation that at times we thought it might be our last adventure...
Grab a big sweater and a strong drink and follow us to Ouarzazate!
At least a part of it! And that's why there's a certain summertime sadness in my eyes.
My outfit on the other hand is as cheerful, lively and as playful as it gets!
I felt my soul hugged by your fortress walls from the very moment we've met, dear Essaouira!
If Santorini, Sighisoara and Havana had a baby, this would be it! On our second day on the Atlantic coast we set to discover each and every little secret corner the town had in store for us.
Maybe Marrakech is not the place for me. Maybe overcrowded, maybe too many hustlers...or maybe it was the ocean...calling my name!
I'll give Marrakech a second chance in a couple of days, but for now, it's time for sandy toes and a sunkissed nose.
Essaouira, here we come!
Celebrating 'World Book Day' with a magnificent trilogy on fashion history.
One that is as entertaining as it is a true and meticulous teacher of the ancient and the modern.
Who was the Cinderella of Ancient Egypt? Why would the French cover their faces behind masks? Was there ever a tax in order to pay for the queen's hair pins?
Let me tell you all about it!
"From simple barbettes worn in Anglo-Saxon times to the pillbox hat popularized by Jackie Kennedy in the mid-twentieth century, hats and headdresses have – for centuries – played an important part of a lady's wardrobe."
"Sitting so prominently on the head and in such close proximity to the face, the hat can mesh with its wearer and his or her identity in an extraordinary way. [...] It is perhaps this same vividness ( together with the cult of informality, of course ) that partly explains the decline of the fashion hat in the years after the World War II.
The hat attracts too much attention; it can say too much about the wearer."
"I must admit that clothes are my whole life [...] They haunt me perpetually, until they are ready to pass from the world of my dreams into the world of practical utility.
They preoccupy me, they occupy me and finally they 'post-occupy' me, if I can risk the word.
This half vicious, half ecstatic circle, makes my life at the same time heaven and hell."
"Working 24/7 – your business becomes a full-time venture even when you're not at the studio. Switching off can be very difficult when there is so much to do."
Do you think you're ready to give most things up in order to build your own little world, in the form of a fashion label? Follow me.