Woah, this weather! I do not know about you, but I am officially hot today (it is 34°C outside!!) and hot weather calls for sunny make-up stuff.
Sun screen for my face by Chanel
Even when the sun is not all out, it is super important to protect your skin at all times. The BB cream I am usually wearing has UV protection, but for when I do not feel like wearing anything at all, I use this bag-sized Chanel.
Body mist from Rituals
Sometimes perfume just feels a bit too heavy during summer and that when this body mist comes in handy.
Sun protection oil spray, Biodermal
SPF 10, for the non sunny days.
You all know by now that I am a huge Origins fan and this moisturizer smells delicious. The perfect energy booster for AM and PM.
Sea salt spray by Toni&Guy
Amsterdam is not too far from the beach and I love to go every now and then, but sometimes with a busy schedule it is impossible. I often use this sea salt spray to fool myself and others and pretend I spend my days at the beach.
UV Essential Daily UV Care Multi-Protection, Chanel; Blossom Water Cherry Blossom Relaxing Body Mist, Rituals; Sun Tan & Protect Oil Spray, Biodermal; GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, Origins; Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, Toni&Guy.
I have to admit, it would have looked a bit better with a bright colored strappy sandal, but uhhh I do not have any colored shoe whatsoever…
Wearing denim on denim, also known as the Canadian Tuxedo, is something some of stay as far away from as they can (and if your name is either Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake (remember that denim cowboy hat?!), I think you should).
It was a faux pas in the nineties, kind of made its comeback during the spring 2010 collections and is here to stay or subtly pass by every now and then.
Despite the fact that some can pull off any double denim look, I personally only think it works when there is enough contrast in colors. Also, it is a bit easier to wear when breaking up the ‘denim block’ with layers, though a simple denim on denim with the right pair of shoes can work just as well.
A few of my favorite full denim looks are Shala Monroque in a button down (or up?) skirt, Caroline Brasch Nielsen in Chloé jeans and Catherine McNeil by Christian MacDonald for Models.com and I pinned them all on Pinterest.
What do you think, love it or hate the double denim thing? I am going to try to pull it off tomorrow.
A skirt? Ruffles?
Ahh, this is one of those items (I think) no one could have pointed out for me and yet it is that perfect feminine touch for the mostly kind of boyish looks I like to create around skirts. I am thinking unfitted t-shirts and sweaters – anything really as long as it is from my boyfriends closet – and Balenciaga boots, Birkenstock sandals (ok, just maybe) or a cool flat sandal.
Skirt, J.W.Anderson (on sale).
‘Doubt’ could have perfectly been my middle name, but when I got a phone call a couple of months ago, if I wanted to participate in this new project called REACT NOW – a project initiated by Dutch concept label Ruby Tuesday to support Orange Babies in their fight against hiv in Africa – it took me about less than a millisecond (if that is even possible?!) to say yes.
Danish designer Kamilla Byriel designed these React Now t-shirts (I am wearing the men’s version, of course), which are available via HERE from today. 150 of the 5.000 t-shirts being produced are limited edition and come with a book containing all 32 portraits (including illustrator Piet Paris, Vogue’s editor in chief Karin Swerink, model Sylvia van der Klooster and designer Ulrika Lundgren) shot for this project.
These limited editions will be introduced at an expo party on the 30th of June, where all portraits will be sold as well. (I am not sure who – apart from myself – is going to bid on my picture, but hey it is for a great good cause.)
All profits of the project go to Orange Babies.
I have to add that being able to work on a project like this is one of the biggest gifts that my blog has given me.
Picture by the amazing Paul Bellaart, styling by Jetteke van Lexmond. (You are a perfect team, thank you!)