Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A Quick Stop in Zurich

Hugo Boss


I went to Zurich last Thursday to meet my friend Véronique and to take a look at the Fall-Winter 2014 collection of Hugo Boss and Gant. As I knew we would be moving about the city, I put on my current favorite Ganni low boots, my Zara pj-inspired dress, and a blazer to keep warm. 

We first went to the Gant showroom which is situated outside the city center.  I love that the brand has along the years kept a strong identity. They add modernity and youth through the Rugger collection which features some amazing designs for the next season. Although they are man wear, you are likely to see some pieces in my next outfit posts!

We next went back downtown to a different ambiance and discovered what came straight from the New York Fashion Week.  Jason Wu, creative director at Hugo Boss, blew me off with his collection. He captured the essence of the brand with straight and elegant lines, matched by magnificent quality of the materials. My coup de coeur was, not surprisingly, the heels. The details are rock-style while staying chic. How frustrating that they will hit the stores only in the fall!

Wearing: Zara dress & blazer / H&M sunnies / Ganni boots / Baies d'Erelle ring / Gérard Darel bag

Monday, 21 April 2014

Replay Boots from FashionFriends

It is nice to be back after this long break. I was traveling in Asia for my studies (but did manage to take a few days off in Singapore). Here, I would like to talk about my lastest purchase from FashionFriends.

FashionFriends is an online store that sells clothing, accessories and beauty products for men and women. Their concept is to run promotions for a set number of pieces over a limited period. For example, a few weeks ago, they ran a special offer on Vintage Chanel. It's like having Sales throughout the whole year. – what not to like! I ordered from them this pair of Replay boots. Delivery was super-quick, coming just two days after my order. I own a number of boots but never had ones as low as these. I particularly like the golden details that render the design special. I will post an outfit with these boots - stay tuned!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blaastyle on Pinterest

Along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Pinterest has become quite popular. It piqued my interest, so I recently signed up for an account. How does it work? Once you sign up, you have a "board" on which you pin whatever you like or want to share. You can create as many boards as you like and give each one a theme. I am still learning the ropes in the art of "pinning", but I quite enjoy how you can share your interests on the internet through thematic boards.

La Redoute created a contest on Pinterest where you create a board to share inspirational pins featuring some of their products. The winner becomes their Swiss Ambassador! I couldn’t resist signing up for the contest and I need your help to win: 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Spring Already

Pictures by Inès Monnet

The weather in Switzerland lately has just been so wonderful! Spring must be the fashionista’s favorite season. I love to be able to layer my clothes. I had a few errands to run, so I put on my new comfortable H&M sneakers. The distinctive quilted (faux-leather) top lends it a bit of sophistication. The Gant man’s shirt with a large cut is one that I featured last summer. To enhance the silhouette, I tucked it into my Zara lace-detailed skirt. Over it I chose this biker jacket that has become a basic in my wardrobe. Despite wearing sunglasses, I changed my usual makeup for a heavy eyeliner. I am not used to tracing a line below the eye as it deepens the gaze. But it turned out great on the pictures!

I love the contrast between the setting and this urban comfy look. It had been a while since I last had pictures taken by Inès. But what an ease and pleasure to work with her again.

Wearing: ZeroUV sunglasses / Sal Y Limon bangles / Gant shirt / Zara skirt / H&M shoes / Céline bag / Mango faux-leather jacket