The blue lagoon ๐Ÿ’™

Do you ever dream about a beautiful island somewhere in the blue lagoon? I dream about it even when I’m not sleeping ๐Ÿ’™. 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:

๐Ÿ’™ La Perla mare: the swim collection is beautiful in white and blue, very suitable for il dolce far niente on a pure white beach.

๐Ÿ’™ Choo’sย 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.

๐Ÿ’™ 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).

๐Ÿ’™ 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 ๐Ÿ’™ For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com andย 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 Espaรฑa.

Winter luxury ๐Ÿ’™

The winter is comingย ๐Ÿ’™ 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.

๐Ÿ’™ 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.

๐Ÿ’™ 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”.

๐Ÿ’™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.

๐Ÿ’™ 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,ย 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?

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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 trรจs 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.ย 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 Altuzzaraย with lovely dresses of artwork.

For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com ๐Ÿ’™

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

Milano s/s collections 2018

La cittร  della moda Milano was the place to be last week for the beautiful s/s collections 2018. La moda e il lussoย 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 ๐Ÿ’™.

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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 Espaรฑa.

Summer blue ๐Ÿ’™

My daily luxury for June is inspired by summer blue ๐Ÿ’™ 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 ๐Ÿ’™ and my summer wishlist inspired by the ocean blues:

๐Ÿ’™ Tiffany’s cute bracelet with turquoise heart and diamond earrings.

๐Ÿ’™ Lovely white lace dress from Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Sea, No. 21, andย Anjuna.

๐Ÿ’™ Delicate turquoise lace lingerie from Andres Sarda, La Perla, and Victoria’s Secret.

๐Ÿ’™ย Choo’s in sand, turquoise havaianas, and embellished uzurii’s.

๐Ÿ’™ I love anything coco from Kopari’s beauty collection based on organic coconut oil.

๐Ÿ’™ย 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 ๐Ÿ’™.Summer blue ๐Ÿ’™Images and photos by www.nickybianca.com, pinterest, www.tiffanyandco.com, www.liujo.com and www.bijenkorf.nl

Dior Cruise Collection 2018ย 

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 writtenย 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 ๐Ÿ’™. 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 collectionย 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_Februaryย 

In February the winter season is (hopefully) coming to an end, and the boutiques will be filled with the new spring and summer collections. My daily luxury and inspiration for February:

๐Ÿ’™ The Vogue Espaรฑa, Italia and Parisย have always been a source of inspiration for me. At the moment, you can find the new collections on the runway for fall/winter 2017-2018. If you feel like I do and long for the summer and spring, you can find beautiful inspiration from the s/s 2017 collections in Vogue, for example theย white macramรฉ dresses from Oscar de la Renta.

๐Ÿ’™I love these beautiful blogs for my daily inspiration of fashion and daily luxury: A Bikini a Day, the Fashion Guitar, Theyallhateus, Damsel in Dior, the Blonde Salad, the Fashion Fruit, Olivia Palermo, the Zoe Report, Oraclefox. Am I missing one that you love?

๐Ÿ’™ I love the Choo collection for spring and summer 2017! Creative director Sandra Choi has created a beautiful collection of Choos and bags with an inimitable sense of style, for example the cute Rebel soft mini bag and suede Choo trainers with big rhinestones in sand.

๐Ÿ’™ The Liu Jo collection for spring and summer 2017 featuresย daily chiqueย items in dark blue, white and beige, for example Liu Jo’s Divine bottom up jeans and white lace top.

๐Ÿ’™ Lovely lace lingerie by Intimissimi, La Perla and Victoria’s Secret.

๐Ÿ’™ Dior sorbet cream, hydralife serum sorbet and Dior Nude in sand will hydrate and replenish your face, and gives a beautiful glow and dewy skin.

๐Ÿ’™ Create a beautiful summer home in white, blue and beige, even in the winter, with theย  handmade collection in wood, teak and rattan from home and living boutique from the Netherlands Riviera Maison, inspired by beachy places like Sanible island.

๐Ÿ’™ February mood: if it doesn’t feel like 90’s RnB, I don’t want it.

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Daily luxury_February
Images and photos by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, Choo and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/๐Ÿ’™.

X-mas wishes ๐Ÿ’™

X-mas wishes ๐Ÿ’™

I don’t want too much for xmas, there is just one thing I need,

I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree,

I just want you for my own, more than you will ever know

Make my wish come true o oh, all I want for xmas is you! ๐Ÿ’™

_All I want for Christmas, Mariah Carey

The winter is a beautiful season because of xmas! The Christmas season is all about love and giving. My xmas wishlist is becoming a long one, because of all the daily luxury in the boutiques around Christmas time. Beautiful beigeย Choos with rhinestones, Tiffany and co bracelet with a cute turquoise heart, Liu Jo down jacket from Les Plumes collection, cashmere knitwear by Repeat Cashmereย or Choo, lovely lingerie (Intimissimi, Victoria’s Secret, La Perla), Dior sorbet cream, macarons, coffee table books…

I love the xmas song by Mariah Carey, and though all I want for xmas is you… I do like to have all the daily luxury on my dream list, too! Merry xmas and may all your wishes come true!

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Images and photos by Liu jo,ย Choo, Yoox,ย Tiffany and co, Victoria’s Secret,ย www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/.

Il dolce far niente in Italy ๐Ÿ’™ย 

Il dolce far niente in Italy ๐Ÿ’™ beautiful places in Italy to be lazy_

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes, between summer sadness and winter blues, I need some days to sleep and chill a little. Some lazy daysย in a beautiful place in Italy would be a good idea! In Italy, il dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing, is a lifestyle. It is about living on a Mediterranean rhythm and loving the daily luxury in your life. The daily rituals have become a form of art in Italy, from a beautiful pizza margherita, the perfect cappuccino to raspberry icecream, from spending time with family, l’amoreย to dressing well. La dolce vita is celebrated in the little streets, boutiques, restaurants and homes of each Italian city. These are beautiful places in Italy to be a little lazy:

๐Ÿ’™ Milano and il lago di Como. Even though Milano is known as a busy city, it is a nice place to visit the beautiful white Duomo, and to shop in the monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, la Rinascenteย and in Via Montenapoleone. For a day away from busy Milano, you need to go to Como at only half an hour distance. The view over il lago di Como is beautiful and you can go to romantic places across the lake, like Bellagio. Ilย dolce far niente: you can sit on the rooftop of il Duomo to read a book and enjoy the view, visit Armani Casaย for some home inspiration, taste the delicious mozzarella dishes and pizzas at mozzarella bar Obicร , and try all the icecream you can find in Como.

๐Ÿ’™ The lovely, little places on the 1920s beach in Viareggio all have nice entrances with wooden names. This is where the local Italian families go for a day on the beach. The place has a sweet scent that comes from the orange and pine trees. Along the seaside you will find the chique boutiques from for exampleย Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Intimissimi, andย Atos Lombardini.ย In a two hour walk along the sea, you can go to Forte dei Marmi, another lovely coastal town in Lucca, Toscane. il dolce far niente: don’t miss all the boutiques in Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, go to a spa, and try all the icecream at gelateria Grom.

๐Ÿ’™ La bella cittร  di moda_ Firenze is a beautiful city and home to many boutiques, musea, and restaurants.ย In Via Roma, Via dei Calzaiuoli, Viaย de’ Tornabuoni and Piazza della Repubblica, you will find the boutiques fromย Liu Jo,ย Tiffany and co, Luisa via Roma, Patrizia Pepe,ย Fratelli Rosetti, la Rinascente, and you can visit the Gucci museo.ย il dolce far niente: drink a cappuccino or cioccolato at Caffรจ Gilli, visit the Liu jo store, visitย il giardino diย Boboli, try the mezzelune pasta at Fuori Porta, and pizza a taglio at Pugi.

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