The blue lagoon 💙

Do you ever dream about a beautiful island somewhere in the blue lagoon? I dream about it even when I’m not sleeping 💙. On my dream vacation last winter, I travelled to the two islands Maui and Honolulu, Oahu in Hawaii. It was soo beautiful! I’m always daydreaming to go with the waves. 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:

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

💙 Choo’s spring/summer collection is perfect for a summer expedition in the city or for exploring an island with classy Choo trainers and a small rebel bag in sand.

💙 Kopari beauty: I love all things coco from Kopari beauty, based on the caring sweetness of organic coconut oil.

💙 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 💙 For moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com and 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 España.

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Paris s/s collections 2018

Oh la la, the spring-summer collections 2018 presented in the city of love and macarons are très 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. 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 Altuzzara with lovely dresses of artwork.

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

Milano s/s collections 2018

La città della moda Milano was the place to be last week for the beautiful s/s collections 2018. La moda e il lusso 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 💙.

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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 España.

Summer blue 💙

My daily luxury for June is inspired by summer blue 💙, by the blue waterfalls, turquoise sea and white and black beaches in Maui, Hawaii 💙🏝:

💙 Tiffany’s beautiful aquamarine and diamants bracelet from the Blue Book inspired by the ocean 💙, a cute bracelet with turquoise heart and diamond earrings.

💙 Lovely white lace dress from Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Sea, and No. 21

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

💙 Choo’s in sand, turquoise havaianas, and embellished uzurii’s.

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

💙 For my white and turquoise beach home: the supersoft summer home collection Evasion by Yves Delorme.

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X-mas wishes 💙

X-mas wishes 💙

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! 💙

_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 beige Choos with rhinestones, Tiffany and co bracelet with a cute turquoise heart, Liu Jo down jacket from Les Plumes collection, cashmere knitwear by Repeat Cashmere 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, Choo, Yoox, Tiffany and co, Victoria’s Secretwww.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/.

Il dolce far niente in Italy 💙 

Il dolce far niente in Italy 💙 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 days 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’amore 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:

💙 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 Rinascente 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. Il dolce far niente: you can sit on the rooftop of il Duomo to read a book and enjoy the view, visit Armani Casa for some home inspiration, taste the delicious mozzarella dishes and pizzas at mozzarella bar Obicà, and try all the icecream you can find in Como.

💙 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 example Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Intimissimi, and Atos Lombardini. 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.

💙 La bella città di moda_ Firenze is a beautiful city and home to many boutiques, musea, and restaurants. In Via Roma, Via dei Calzaiuoli, Via de’ Tornabuoni and Piazza della Repubblica, you will find the boutiques from Liu JoTiffany and co, Luisa via Roma, Patrizia PepeFratelli Rosetti, la Rinascente, and you can visit the Gucci museoil dolce far niente: drink a cappuccino or cioccolato at Caffè Gilli, visit the Liu jo store, visit il giardino di Boboli, try the mezzelune pasta at Fuori Porta, and pizza a taglio at Pugi.

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Fendi, Fontana di Trevi, luglio 2016

In a beautiful setting, at the renovated Fontana di Trevi in Rome, Fendi celebrated its ninetieth anniversary. The love story between Fendi and Rome has its origins in 1926. As an homage to the ancient city, Fendi has invested in the restoration of the Trevi fountain (Fendi for Fountains). The Trevi fountain, loved for the classic scene in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, is a symbol of Italian civilization, culture and architecture. At the beautiful event at the Trevi fountain, the piazza, filled with the world of moda e lusso, hushed at the sight of Fendi’s collection of fairy tales and legends. The collection by Fendi was a storybook, and each piece had its own story to tell. As made for a princess, the long, flowy dresses were embroidered with flowers and fairies. Come un sogno, the Fendi collection was like a dream. The only link to the cool daywear collection by Fendi, besides the creativity and craftmanship, were the carefully crafted bags (like the monster bags by Fendi). In the online boutique, you can find the inimitable collections by Fendi.

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Fendi, Fontana di Trevi, luglio 2016

Photos and images by Fendi, Vogue Italia, Nicky Bianca and Pinterest.

Daily luxury s/s 2016: off shoulder

An essential daily luxury for the summer is definitely the off shoulder dress or top.

A beautiful blue (Sea), striped (Patrizia Pepe) or cool white off shouder top (Liu Jo, Tibi) in soft cotton on a dark blue denim Liu jo jeans creates a casual-chique outfit à la Olivia Palermo. Lovely lace lingerie in white, blue and soft turquoise by Victoria’s Secret and Intimissimi will look beautiful on bare shoulders. Secondly, a cotton off shoulder dress by Thakoon or Chloé is both beautiful and cool 💙. A soft cotton dress or top with bare shoulders has a beautiful and casual look, as it looks both dressed and a little sexy. You can wear your beautiful heels by Choo or Valentino, and still look casual, or dress it down with espadrilles, sandals or Choo trainers. You can’t miss with this summer essential!

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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Nuit en blanc

Dressed in white for a midsummer night, a dîner en blanc, or a lovely summer sunset, feels beautiful and chique 💙. Spanish or chantilly lace looks beautiful on bare skin, paired with nude Valentino heels or white Choo’s. Lovely lace dresses are essential summer pieces, for example in the spring-summer collections by Valentino, Burberry and Chloé. Secondly, an embellished white dress is an essential daily luxury on summer days, for example by Altuzzara. Another white dress that is very en vogue is the silk slipdress, inspired by lingerie and nineties coolness (Balenciaga, Courrges, The Row). Lastly, with a minimalist mini dress with long sleeves, you can wear a beautiful clutch and embellished heels by Choo or Acquazzura, showing long tan legs. And for your man? He needs a classic white tuxedo jacket, black trousers and classy Choo’s for Cuban vibes.

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Nuit en blancPhotos and images by Nicky Bianca, Shoebaloo, Vogue España and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/