The blue lagoon πŸ’™

Do you ever dream about a beautiful island somewhere in the blue lagoon? I dream about it even when I’m not sleeping πŸ’™. On my dream vacation this winter, I travelled to the two islands Maui and Honolulu, Oahu in Hawaii. It was soo beautiful! I’m daydreaming again to go with the waves. I can see myself in my turquoise bikini or my Liu jo dress between the palm trees on a deserted white beach, overlooking the sparkling blue ocean. If in May or June I am stranded on an island in the blue lagoon, this is my summer luxury that I would take with me:

πŸ’™ La Perla mare: the swim collection is beautiful in white and blue, very suitable for il dolce far niente on a pure white beach.

πŸ’™ Choo’sΒ spring/summer collection is perfect for a summer expedition in the city or for exploring an island with classy Choo trainers in beige suede, together with a one in a million golden lockett bag or small rebel bag in sand.

πŸ’™ Kopari beauty: I love all things coco from Kopari beauty, based on organic coconut oil. The new face oil, introduced in May, has all the caring sweetness from coco and avocado. For sunkissed skin, mix the coconut face oil with Diorskin nude foundation and finish with the new Diorskin mineral nude bronzer in 002 soft sunlight (Dior).

πŸ’™ The spring and summer collections 2018 from Milano, Paris and New York are so beautiful and now available in the (online) boutiques. My daily luxury for the summer is inspired by the delicate dresses from Salvatore Ferragamo, Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent.

A lovely summer to you, wherever you’ll be πŸ’™ For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com andΒ https://nl.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, https://nl.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/, Choo, Kopari beauty, La Perla, Vogue Italia and Vogue EspaΓ±a.

Maui and HonoluluπŸ’™

It had always been my dream to go to Maui and Honolulu, Oahu. And the two islands in Hawaii, set in the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean, only 22 hours away from my home, were even more beautiful than in my dreams πŸ’™.

Maui πŸ’™ In my turquoise bikini I was standing on a black lava sand beach that seemed to be out of this world in contrast with the beautiful blue ocean and lovely palm trees. Maui, called the Valley island, is home to the most divine beaches, blue lagoon waterfalls and lush rainforest. The tropical fish, seaturtles and whales swimming and splashing in the ocean, near the beaches of Ka’anapali and Kihei, are beautiful to see.

These are beautiful places to see in Maui:

πŸ’™Molokini: an underwater volcano and marine sanctuary where you can snorkle or snuba dive (no diving certificate necessary) to see tropical fish and coral reef you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

πŸ’™Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea bay is a small aquarium where you will meet sharks, sea turtles, sting rays, and other sea animals and tropical fish, each with a name and a personality of their own, that will eventually be released in the ocean again.

πŸ’™Honolulu cookies store: the sweet pineapple shaped shortbread cookies are my favorite, dipped in white or dark chocolate with coconut, with macadamia or with chocolate chip.

πŸ’™Longhi’s: a beautiful Italian restaurant in Maui, where you can enjoy that morning’s catch of the day and homemade pizza, while overlooking the bay. A perfect place for lunch (try the fish tacos)!

πŸ’™Lahaina: the Hawaiian resortΒ Aina Nula is a beautiful retreat to discover the quaint little town Lahaina and the neighboring beaches like Ka’anapali and Napili shores. Down the hatch is a cool place where all the locals go for drinks and fish food.

πŸ’™Whaler’s Village is a chique seaside shopping mall in Ka’anapali, where you can have a lovely lunch or dinner, for example at the Hula grill (try the Hawaiian ceviche with coconut and tarot chips), watch the whales swim by in wintertime, and find some beautiful clothes and jewelry (Mahina) and beachy souvenirs (Sand People).

πŸ’™Once a plantation town, Pa’ia is now a small little hippie town with an Ibiza feel that has been built on rock and roll, boho vintage shops and kitesurfers from Hookipa beach.

πŸ’™ Hana: the long road along the east coast of Maui will bring you to the most beautiful views of the island, to the black lava beaches, waterfalls, bamboo forests, rainforests and valleys with different micro climates. In Hana you will find the first luxury hotel where Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe once stayed and the Hana ball park where Joe diMaggio once played. Oprah posseses a large plantation on this side of the island.

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Honolulu, Oahu πŸ’™ After some sweet days of exploring the natural beauty of Maui, it is soo nice to go to Honolulu with its cool city vibes. Each day Hawaiian Airlines is flying from Maui to Honolulu (or one of the other Hawaiian Islands). Honolulu is a beautiful mix of Asian, American and Hawaiian cultures, which you will find for example in the delicious Pacific cuisine 🌸. The lovely beaches in Honolulu are perfect for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. Hanauma Bay for example is truly a hidden treasure.

πŸ’™ I love the sweet melon pan and bread with strawberry and mascarpone at the Japanese bakery Brug.Β Don’t miss out on the sweetness!

πŸ’™ The Modern Honolulu, located on Waikiki Beach, is the most beautiful and chique boutique hotel that I’ve ever been to! The two swimming pools, the restaurants, the study (behind the bookcase), the club, it has all been beautifully decorated in a modern Hawaiian style, including amazing graffiti byΒ POW WOW Hawaii.

πŸ’™The International Market place is a Hawaiian shopping mall built around a Banyan tree, a wahi pana or storied place, where you will find many places to shop and dine. Yauatcha is a lovely Asian patisserie to drink delicate tea with macarons and pastry.

πŸ’™ Pearl Harbor: the monument on the water built on a sunken ship, tells the tragical story of the Japanese attack on the American navy fleet during the Second World War. A humbling site to remember the fallen on this tragic day in American-Hawaiian history.

Come and discover Maui and Honolulu and check the Island guide from Hawaiian Airlines for more beautiful places to visit. For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me onΒ https://nickybianca.com/.

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca andΒ https://nl.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Winter luxury πŸ’™

The winter is comingΒ πŸ’™ It is the season to be cozy at home, in beautiful cashmere knitwear with a lovely cup of tea. On a snowy day, it is also nice to be outside in the city and see all the x-mas decorations in the boutiques. Christmas time is here before you know it, and you may want to write down your x-mas wish list. In this winter chic edition, you will find my daily luxury for the chilly season to come.

πŸ’™ Tiffany and co: At the newly opened Blue Box Cafe in the beautiful boutique in New York, you can finally have breakfast at Tiffany’s (maybe in a winter weekend in NY). Secondly, Tiffany and co has launched a new luxurious home collection, including a diary in Tiffany blue. Oh and the mini diamant earrings are still on my x-mas wish list, too.

πŸ’™ Choo: I love my Choos in beige and blue, the chique winter knitwear with precious stones, and the white Choo trainers with a written label saying the obvious, “I want Choo”.

πŸ’™Burberry: The fall/winter collection combines knit dresses and sweaters with delicate lace. The beautiful combinations are suitable for any occasion, and can be dressed up or dressed down with Choo heels or trainers.

πŸ’™ Repeat Cashmere: The knitwear is soo soft with lovely little details, like cashmere laces on the sides. The cashmere collection comes in beautiful colors and subtle prints, which you can shop now with 15% discount in the online boutique.

…More winter chic items: an off the shoulder or laced cashmere sweater,Β the mini bag in blue by Furla, a limited edition coffee table book by Taschen on fashion design, Choo shawl with stones in blue, Tiffany’s mini diamant earrings, and Kopari’s caring sheer coconut oil for soft hair and dewy skin. Now what will be on your x-mas list this winter?

For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com πŸ’™ For personal styling advice, you may want to contact www.stylingbykristel.com.Winter luxury πŸ’™

Images and photos by www.nickybianca.com, pinterest, Tiffany and co, Choo, Kopari, Taschen, Italist, and Repeat Cashmere.

Paris s/s collections 2018

Oh la la, the spring-summer collections 2018 presented in the city of love and macarons are trΓ¨s chique, feminine and sensual. The s/s collection 2018 by Saint Laurent presented at the Tour d’Eiffel was beautiful and breathtaking. The sculptured silhouette was small and chique, but also the mini dresses with poofy volume and delicate fabrics created a beautiful collection for the femme sensuelle and innocent. The spring-summer trend of (one or two) long earrings was seen in many s/s collections in Paris.

Elie Saab presented a beautiful collection for the modern Amazone.Β Lanvin went back to its roots with the cool minimalist collection of clean lines and sleek mini dresses in black and blue. Dior‘s s/s collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, inspired by the art of Niki de Saint Phalle, showed mini and long dresses in tule with an animated or written story to tell. Another s/s collection for 2018 that was chique as ever, was from Giambattista Valli, Valentino and AltuzzaraΒ with lovely dresses of artwork.

For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com πŸ’™

Paris s/s collections 2018Photos and images by Nicky Bianca and Vogue Italia.

Milano s/s collections 2018

La cittΓ  della moda Milano was the place to be last week for the beautiful s/s collections 2018. La moda e il lussoΒ is an essental part of Italy’s cutural heritage. The spring-summer collections presented at Milan Fashion Week celebrated the luxurious fashion made in Italy with a lot of prints. The lovely Pucci collection from Firenze featured chique printed mini dresses presented in a fun poolside runway. Etro celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a new version of their signature printed dresses in boho white, green and blue.

Salvatore Ferragamo has a beautiful s/s collection with lingerie inspired tops, midi skirts and delicate dresses in satin, organza and tule. The small bags carried around the waist actually looked chique! Another collection that I love is from Blumarine with beautiful see-through dresses, as well as the cool and chique collections by N.21 (Numero ventuno), Byblos and MaxMara. On the last days of MFW, Dolce & Gabbana presented their very Italian collection with black lace and organza dresses for your inner Monica, Pia and Sofia πŸ’™.

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Milano s/s collections 2018Photos and images by Nicky Bianca and Vogue Italia.

NYFW s/s collections 2018

The end of summer is always a little less sad with the beginning of New York Fashion Week, continuing the coming weeks in London, Milan, Madrid and Paris. Last week the most beautiful spring-summer collections for 2018 were presented in New York. NY was the perfect setting for the casual and cool, nineties inspired spring-summer collections 2018 presented to the fashion editors, bloggers, Brooklyn babies and models.

Alexander Wang had an actual streetway runway for his beautiful minimalist collection with mini dresses and a mix of nineties streetwear essentials. Oscar de la Renta‘s inimitable s/s collection for 2018 combined city chique daywear (stripes, t-shirt, denim, written words, and paint dots) with the beautiful signature dresses in delicate tule, organza and silk. Another s/s collection 2018 presented in NY that I loved, was the collection of cool oriental dresses by Tadashi Shoji, and the romantic dresses by Marchesa inspired by bygone days and faraway places.

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NYFW s/s collections 2018

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Vogue Italia and Vogue EspaΓ±a.

Summer blue πŸ’™

My daily luxury for June is inspired by summer blue πŸ’™ by my dream to see the blue waterfalls, turquoise sea and white and black beaches in Maui, Hawaii, and by the beautiful aquamarine and diamants bracelet from Tiffany’s Blue Book inspired by the ocean. I’ll be on the seaside in my beautiful white Liu Jo dress and havaianas, in the city with my favorite Liu jo jeans and Choo’s in sand, or I’ll be home dreaming about Maui πŸ’™ and my summer wishlist inspired by the ocean blues:

πŸ’™ Tiffany’s cute bracelet with turquoise heart and diamond earrings.

πŸ’™ Lovely white lace dress from Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Sea, No. 21, andΒ Anjuna.

πŸ’™ Delicate turquoise lace lingerie from Andres Sarda, La Perla, and Victoria’s Secret.

πŸ’™Β Choo’s in sand, turquoise havaianas, and embellished uzurii’s.

πŸ’™ I love anything coco from Kopari’s beauty collection based on organic coconut oil.

πŸ’™Β For my white and turquoise beach home: the supersoft summer home collection Evasion by Yves Delorme.

For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca πŸ’™.Summer blue πŸ’™Images and photos by www.nickybianca.com, pinterest, www.tiffanyandco.com, www.liujo.com and www.bijenkorf.nl

Dior Cruise Collection 2018Β 

The Dior Cruise Collection 2018 by Maria Grazia Chiuri is inspired by heritage. The collection was presented on May 12 in a native-Indian reserve in the hills near Santa Monica. Dior Cruise 2018 is a beautiful collection made of delicately embroidered dresses in white, beige and earthy tones, with cave art drawings, flowers and writtenΒ words. Chiuri’s first resort collection for the Dior Sauvage woman mixed tradition and world heritage with alta moda, femininity, city chique and even sport.

The Fashion Guitar shows how to wear a beautiful Dior dress from the Cruise collection with a cool Dior bag and slingbacks for a day on the beach πŸ’™. My daily luxury for the summer is inspired by Dior’s Cruise Collection: a long dress in tule or lace by Dior or Liu Jo, small Lockette bag in sand by Choo, turquoise jewelry by Tiffany and co, and Dior’s essential s/s make-up collectionΒ in white, sand and coral. For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com.

Dior Cruise Collection 2018

Photos and images by Dior, Vogue Italia, The Fashion Guitar and Nicky Bianca.

Daily luxury_May πŸ’™

May is a beautiful month πŸ’™. Dreams of love and sweetness come to me like the turquoise sea caresses the white sandy beaches. Let’s go with the waves and start a new adventure! Do something beautiful that will make your soul happy. Leave on a trip to Maui, Bali, Costa Rica, Capri, learn a new language, learn to paddle surf, swim in the blue sea, follow your dreams and intuition, write, collect photos, and love your life on a daily basis! A little daily luxury in your life can be anything; a sweet memory to collect, a beautiful day on the beach, a cute bracelet with turquoise heart or diamant earrings from Tiffany’s, dolci, white orchids, lovely white Liu Jo dress, beige Choo’s, the sunshine through palm leafs, ly’s and hugs from family, seeing Disney’s Moana another time… Dream and love the daily luxury in your life πŸ’™. For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com. Daily luxury_May πŸ’™

Photos and images by Liu Jo, Tiffany’s, www.impossiblyblonde.net,Β www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/Β 

miamii ayay πŸ’™

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Miamii beach is a beautiful place for ocean souls, to escape the winter blues for tropical temperatures, to explore the white sandy beaches, and to swim in the turquoise blue oceanπŸ’™. So go with the waves to beautiful Miamii and … Continue reading