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SOCIAL MEDIA OR REAL LIFE? I TAKE BOTH PLEASE!

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We shot these images last weekend on what seemed a perfect day. It was Saturday, the sun was shining on our way to brunch with friends, the temperature still a bit low but actually a very good feeling in the sun. The perfect day to start enjoying leather jackets, off the shoulder knits and spring colour boots.

Just 5 days ago seems so far away when a perfect moment like this doesn’t reflects real life. Thankfully nothing really bad happened but yesterday Emma bumped her head against the kitchen table and since the morning after she’s been very sick. As a new mom I’ve read many times that there is nothing as bad as seeing your baby poorly and now that I am experiencing it, this is one of the worst moments.. feeling powerless in front of a sick baby is really the most terrible of feelings.

So tonight, when Emma finally was able to fall asleep and rest, I was going to relax a bit and write this outfit post.. I found myself thinking about the difference between real life and social media.

Today I could have shared one of these nicely edited photos – and I did – or a shot of real life of me in the hospital waiting room wearing a track suit and try to keep my baby smiling. Emma is indeed the most important person in my life and my life rotates around her now. She needs her mommy like no other needs me that much on this planet. I don’t see it as ‘faking the perfect life’, I prefer to read it as a sweet escape from the real life. When I open my Instagram, I like to see pretty things, get inspired by the fellow bloggers and instagrammers and keep inspiring you guys. I think there are enough bad things happening on this world when reading the news so I like to see social media platforms as a happy escape from real life sometimes.

The instagram accounts I love the most are the ones well edited, which show me fancy things, good photography, latest trends and yes let me dream for that fraction of the second when I see and enjoy the picture. So when they say that social media is not real life, I kind of agree but if I can choose, I choose both!

All of us need that daily sweet escape from what’s happening around.

My only tip today will be to don’t feel sorry to share something beautiful on your socials even if you had a sxxx day. It will make you feel better even if just for those 5/10 minutes. But don’t be afraid, if you feel like it, to share your true feelings with your community. You will be surprised on how many sympathetic and sweet girls you can find on a platform like instagram, ready to share an advice or a similar experience. Even if I don’t usually share my ‘bad’ days on my socials, I did share my experience many times with my insta-friends and always made me feel a ton better!

Ultimately, as opposite as everyone is advising these days. I say turn your instagram notifications off!

It is still possible to enjoy the intimate moments with your loved ones and a nice coffee or dinner out (after a table shot of course) and go back to check what’s going on instagram an hour later.. the best way is to interact and be part of the community! #sharingiscaring 😉

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Inside Out the Look:

Shoes: Daniel Footwear | Sweater: SheIn | Denim: Zara | Leather jacket: Maje | Bag: Chanel Jumbo | Sunglasses: Celine | Watch : Nicole Vienna | Cross ring, Moon ring, Heart ring and Moon bracelet, Star bracelet: Laura Gravenstock 

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BRUNCH AT REMISE47

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When I was invited by Remise47 to visit their improved spaces I was really excited. Since I’ve been here before, I was very happy to share with you a place I knew already and which I truly enjoyed the design, atmosphere and location. By now you know my addiction to a good cappuccino in a 5 star hotel (location matters! ;)).. A coffee is just a coffee? Not if you see it this way.. Atmosphere created by an ex former tram deposit from the early 1900 and large spaces decorated with pretty plants, Scandinavian designer pieces with an overall industrial look. The restaurant is part of the 2700sq De Hallen complex, it is one of the best hotspot in Amsterdam offering a delicious urban bistro style.

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The lunch was indeed delicious!

The decor and the glamorous vibe makes it a spot you can enjoy with a group of friends or your loved one. To me it’s the perfect weekend brunch spot! You surely will have an entirely satisfying experience which would please both your mouth and your eyes. Remise47 is a great number on your Amsterdam hot sposts list places to visit.

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Brunch was the perfect occasion to wear my stilettos since I knew walking around was not really involved. Winter is slowly fading but some cold-weather staple, like leather, will never go out of style. As we are looking forward to lighten up our layering game and give our coats a break (hopefully soon!!) I was wearing my Zelle Studio leather vest layered underneath a loose blazer and lift it up to my new gold accessories from Lucky Eyes London to finish up the outfit.

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Inside Out the Look:

Love bracelet, Geometric bangle, Horseshoe ring, Circle of Life ring: Lucky Eyes | Watch: Hirigoyen | Bag: Furla | Sunglasses: Zero UV | Leather vest: Zelle Studio | Top: Zara | Blazer: Zara | Denim: Levi’s vintage | Shoes: Sam Edelman

Created in collaboration with Remise47. Story, styling, photography and creative direction my own.
 

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MFW DAY 3 IN WHITE SNEAKERS

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We shot these images during the last day in Milano over fashion week. While every italian girl was running around on their fancy stilettos, I decided to end my milanese weekend welcoming my new Acne Studios sneakers.. A staple my shoes collection was in need of! Classic and effortless, yet edgy.. the detail can elevate a very simple outfit such denim and a white shirt.

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If you have been following me on Instagram lately, you surely noticed how much love I am spreading for white shirts with big sleeves. This Rika Studios is more elegant with the neck detail and I loved to dress it down in a sporty chic way.

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Each season fashion week is approaching it comes along with a bit of ‘outfit stress’. After this year in London and Milan my approach has changed. What I learnt is that, like everyday of your our life, we should only wear what makes us feel good and confident.

Feeling good is the best way to shine through your outfit and if its a casual look, trendy, sophisticated or ‘dress to impress’ kind of look you have in mind.. the most important is that you only do it to make yourself feel good first!

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Photography LornaLuxe.

Inside Out the Look:

Shirt: Rika Studio | Coat: DOUUOD  | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Acne Studios | Bag: Balenciaga |

Bracelet: Spell On Me

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MFW DAY 2 – SOFT COLOURS AND BIG SLEEVES

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I absolutely loved this outfit I wore on my second day of Milan fashion week. The weather was wet but with March at the door we could already breath the spring feeling in the air in Italy.

My favourite part of the end of winter is certainly to start thinking of my spring wardrobe, which means dropping the dark coats and start wearing soft colours. This time last year I was pregnant and not only banned myself from attending the european fashion weeks, but also took a kind of ‘sabbatical’ from fashion and shopping. It’s time to make up for it now!

Milan was the perfect occasion for practicing with this amazing oversized cream sweater from SheIn I paired with a white super big sleeve shirt and cropped denim. In order to keep the details of the top on high visibility I opted for a shearling vest of the same colour palette and python print shoes.

It was all about the big turtleneck and the super long sleeves in a soft colour palette!

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Inside Out the Look:

Top: SheIn | Shirt: H&M | Vest: Stradivarius | Denim: Zara | Shoes: Stella McCartney | Bag: Gucci | Sunglasses: Celine | Rings: ThingsEyeLove

Created in collaboration with SheIn. Story, styling and creative direction my own. Photography LornaLuxe.
 

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AROUND AMSTERDAM WITH OTTERBOX EP.2

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Remember last month I took you to my favourite Amsterdam 5 star hotel? (here in case you missed it). This time I went a bit outside my comfort zone and I decided to show you a place that maybe would’t be on your top five list when you visit Amsterdam, but it definitely should! Imagine a sunny day, blue skies, leaving the urban business behind, just entering a little door and finding yourself in a beautiful and intimate oasis where you can explore a unique collection of plants (not sure I did that!!), the most photogenic palm trees and cactus without having to travel overseas (absolutely did that!!) and enjoying your cappuccino in the cutest cafe (never miss that!!).

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Several warm glass houses, which will make you forget you are fighting the winter season in Holland, with walkways to climb up the ceilings and get a great view from the top. . and #fwis shots for the fellow instagrammers. . Just don’t wear high heels. . #justsaying . .

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If you were wandering if my life is all about my phone and hangs out in photogenic places (preferably with wifi and a good lighting). . You are almost there! It’s also about clothes, shoes and bags . . again #justsaying. And of course, photography! I am loving to have some green in my feed, palm trees and cactus, in case you missed it on my Instagram here . . It just adds that ‘holiday feeling’ and since I am not in the position of travelling to California with the little one at the minute.. What’s better than finding the real deal in the centre of the city?

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By now, I am getting quite fond of the look of my phone, being my never-leave-the-house-without prime accessory.

Only coming second to my baby girl and credit cards obvs.. B.E. (Before Emma) the phone case was just an extra accessory or something which would make my phone prettier.. Now, it is still something which makes my phone prettier, absolutely loving the Symmetry Series grey case (it shows the rose gold colour of my iPhone and loved it paired with the grey all-around detail) but since my phone became the main attraction for the little one, it keeps dropping on the floor, the street, out of bed, on the tram, she even tries to chew it now #nojoke. . You can only imagine where I would be by now without a strong case.

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Finally, you know, I never miss the chance to try a new cafe spot, a good cappuccino and a photogenic coffee art. The botanic garden accommodates a lovely cafe which accommodates a huge tree inside. How pretty and unusual is that?!

I can’t wait for summer days, for a break from the traffic, sitting in the outside garden, having my cappuccino while Emma will experiment walking and maybe will give a break my phone. What I also can’t wait, is showing more about this city and its less touristic hidden places!

Till the next time, see you in a new location, always with a cappuccino in hands and, hopefully, still intact phone thanks to OtterBox.

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Inside Out the Look:

Top: Comme Des Garcons | Bomber jacket: Maje | Denim: Zara | Bag: Lancaster Paris | Rings: H&M | Sunglasses: Celine | Symmetry Series Clear Case: OtterBox

The Symmetry Series Clear case is also sold across these stores in Europe, as well as OtterBox.com: France (FNAC, DARTY, Carrefour, Boulanger & Amazon), Benelux (MM NL, Coolblue, Bol.com), Italy (Mediaworld & Amazon), Spain (MM, Top APRs, Rosseli, GoldenMac, Macnificos & Amazon), Germany (MSH, Amazon and Vodafone).
Created in collaboration with OtterBox. Story, styling and creative direction my own.
 

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