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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Photos 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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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Vogue Italia and Vogue España.

Summer blue 💙

My daily luxury for June is inspired by summer blue 💙 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 💙 and my summer wishlist inspired by the ocean blues:

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

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

💙 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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miamii ayay 💙

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 ocean💙. So go with the waves to beautiful Miamii and explore all the lovely beaches, boutiques, and island adventures that this city on the beach has to offer. The only daily luxury you’ll need in your suitcase is a bikini and havaianas.

💙 A day on the beach: you can find beautiful beaches in Sunny Isles with oceanside hotels, chique spas and dream apartments like Jade Ocean and Marenas. In South Beach you can photograph all the colourful beach houses along the coast, enjoy a chique lunch at Nikki beach, and take a bike ride through the art deco district and to the islands on the Venetian Causeway. Secondly, you can go to the tropical Miami keys (try a key lime pie) and beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico (visit sea turtles on Marco island or collect seashells on Sanibel island). 

My daily luxury: a turquoise bikini from Victoria’s Secret, Kopari‘s organic coconut oil is essential to hydrate summer beauties’ hair, skin and sandy feet, Dior Bronze will give you sun protection and a delicious scent, a bkr water bottle and Fiji water will keep you cool and hydrated from within. 

💙 Shopping: you can find beautiful shops in Aventura mall, South Miami Beach, and the Japanese inspired outdoor mall the Falls. Also Naples is a chique place to shop. I love the spring-summer collections in white, sand and blue, for example Dream Angels lovely lace lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, knit dresses by Michael Kors, cotton off shoulder tops by Sea NY, and customized havaianas

💙 Daily luxury_food: another thing you need to try in Miamii is the South-American cuisine.  Try these nice restaurants, too: oceanside Nikki Beach, brunch at Sense beach house, sushi at Samurai, Italian at George’s, Cuban at Bongo’s.

💙 Beautiful places to go on an adventure outside of Miami are the Keys, Naples, and the Bahamas. Secondly, you can visit the Disney resorts, Seaworld and Universal Studios in Orlando.

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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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Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, Shoebaloo, Vogue España and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

Liu Jo s/s collection 2016

Liu Jo’s spring-summer collection 2016 is beautiful and cool 💙.

The safari chic essentials in white, khaki and beige combine beautifully with the Liu Jo denim collection. For example, the white macramé and cotton shirts with lace on a white, khaki or beige embellished Liu jo jeans or denim skirt is lovely for a khaki spring. Don’t forget to bring your Liu jo backpack in soft beige leather to complete your city safari.

Since 2008, the beautiful Liu Jo jeans have been an essential daily luxury for my summer and winter collection. Liu Jo’s denim collection becomes even more beautiful each year and seems custom made for me due to the small and comfortable fit. The sexy, low waist divine denim jeans with a light shimmer, the lovely white denim skirt and dark blue denim jacket with embellisments; that’s my Liu Jo denim for the spring and summer season. To fall in love with Liu Jo’s denim collection and to find your perfect fit, you can visit Liu Jo’s online boutique and denim guide.

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Daily luxuries s/s 2016

The spring and summer collections for 2016 are beautiful and cool. The cool season began in New York with chic daywear inspired by the nineties. For example the slip dress is a summer essential, according to Courrges, Balenciaga, Givenchy and the Row. The spring-summer collections in NY had a minimalistic and romantic design with beautiful lines, from the dresses by DKNY, Tibi, Thakoon, Vera Wang, Altuzzara to Givenchy and Carolina Herrera. The chic day collection by Altuzzara, for example, was made of soft white dresses with beautiful beading and Spanish espadrilles. The collections by Alexander Wang, Vera Wang and Cushnie et Ochs had a more grungy and hiphop nineties style.

The inimitable collections by Dior, Chloé, and Balenciaga in Paris had a soft and delicate style. Summer lace is a lovely luxury for another summer season, as seen by Burberry. Balenciaga’s last collection by Alexander Wang had a soft tenderness with white day dresses in cotton, silk and lace, inspired by lingerie and nineties’ coolness. Balmain had a beautiful and feminine collection of daily luxuries in beige and brown tones with emerald green, in suede and macramé.

The escapism of the summer collections in Milan was made for romantic souls. The romantic collections are set in another time and in another place, from the desert nomad collection by Alberta Ferretti, the vintage world traveller collection by Gucci, the under the sea collection by Pucci, to the nostalgic Italia collection by Dolce & Gabbana.

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 Images and photos by www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/

The cool season in NY

The cool season in New York begins with fashion week. The beautiful spring and summer collections on the runway brought a cool and colorful crowd of fashion editors, bloggers and models. The bold and beautiful trends of the season were noticeable in the NY Streets. It is all about denim, high heels and cool bags. And the casual coolness and nonchalance of it all looked a little like New York in the nineties, back in the days.

💙 The distressed, loose fit, and boyfriend denim jeans are styled with a tee and top (Liu jo jeans, Twin-set, Pinko)

💙 The mini dresses are cool and comfortable in beautiful shades of blue, white or beige (Maje, Isabel Marant, Twin-Set)

💙 Blue denim and leather jackets (Armani jeans, Twin-Set)

💙 The choice of shoes: dress it all down with sneakers or upgrade the casual outfit with colorful high heels (Nike, Choo, Acquazzura, Valentino)

💙 The colorful, printed bags give a hint of color to blue denim and tees (Dolce & Gabbana, Choo, Valentino)

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Photos and images by www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ and www.shoebaloo.nl

Summer knit to winter cashmere 

As the summer is ending, you need some beautiful knitwear to keep you comfy and warm in the days towards winter. Don’t feel sad about the ending of summer and enjoy the in between season by wearing beautiful beige and winter white in a delicious mix of soft cashmere, cotton, silk and denim. The winter season is coming, and you need to invest in warm, soothing winter basics. The winter collections are beautiful, from the beige cashmere and silk dresses from Patrizia Pepe (www.patriziapepe.it), the warm and chique overcoats from Max Mara (www.maxmara.it), and the soft sweaters from Twin-Set (www.twinset.it) and Repeat Cashmere (www.repeatcashmere.com). Wear this lovely warm knitwear with your favorite Liu jo jeans (www.liujo.it), and beige Choo’s, Acquazurra, Burberry or Valentino heels. Those are the winter luxuries you need for chique days running around town or comfy days at home. Be warm and fluffy.

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Summer sadness

So while the summer is coming to an end, a feeling of summer sadness comes to me. As the schools are welcoming back the kids, offices are back in running again, and the memories of summer vacations fade away, the summer season seems to be over again. Before you know it, you are in school again or back in the office, back in the daily rhythm of life. Don’t give up on the cool summer feeling, though, this easy-like-Sunday-morning-sitting-on-the-dock-of-the-bay kind of feeling. The summer days are not over yet, and need to be spent near the sea, on the beach, and in the city parks. When the days are still warm and the evenings are becoming cool and crisp, you can still wear a lovely tee dress with a denim or leather jacket (Liu jo, Armani Jeans, Nolita), a warm cashmere knit dress over bare legs (Patrizia Pepe, Repeat Cashmere, Twin-Set), or beautiful Liu jo jeans with an off shoulder sweater (Liu jo, Maje). Enjoy an ice cream and late summer dinners on the beach. I feel a little comforted by the beautiful fall and winter collections that this feeling of summer sadness will pass, and make way for excitement for the cool season to come 💙.

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