Holiday Gift Guide by Nette Leikas

Christmas lights have been turned on in the streets of Barcelona and furry, warm jackets and scarves have made a comeback after last winter. We still haven’t opened the first window of Christmas calendars, but it is not too early to start wrapping those Christmas presents already now. That way you’re able to dedicate the weeks before Christmas Eve to ginger bread, mulled wine and just making it cosy at home. Everyone has been in that stressful situation and bought presents in the very last minute, so our advice is to avoid the bustle and prepare Christmas presents early this year. In this way you can enjoy the Christmas feeling without stressing in the shops.

Today we want to share some inspiration for your Christmas shopping. In the collages under you’ll find even more ideas! Write your picks down in the shopping lists and you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for for your loved ones. Let’s start with the girly favourites!

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A red lipstick or nail polish is perfect for Christmas time but can also be used throughout the year. That’s a present that will colour up every girl’s day and there are both cheaper and more worthy options available, which will suit for every wallet. If you feel like dark red doesn’t fit your girlfriend or sister, choose lighter tones or the other Christmas colours gold or green. Beauty stores have made it so easy to give away cosmetics and skin care products as present. Almost every make up store has prepared gift packages that include different matching products wrapped in a beautiful box. It couldn’t be simpler to shop a Christmas gift for anyone! The only difficulty might be choosing since there are so many gorgeous options! If her make up bag is already completely full, head to the accessory department. You can look for fashionable scarves or gloves that aren’t only pretty but also necessary in the frosty winter weather. If you know her style well, you can even choose a nice bag, necklace or pair of shoes to hide under the Christmas tree.

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If you want to be sure that your present won’t be laying in drawers unused, you can buy something practical for everyday life. Gifts for home are great during winter when we spend a lot more time indoors. That gift could be new high-quality headphones that a friend couldn’t afford himself. Or a smoothie machine for someone who always stops by at the cafés for some berry power. You could buy soft blankets or fluffy slippers to make hanging at home even cosier. Maybe your friend likes to be super organised or just tends to forget everything and you can buy a planner for 2019 to put his/hers new year in order. You can even prepare your friend for New Year’s Eve celebrations and give a pretty pack of champagne glasses.

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I saved my personal favourite gift last and that is giving an experience as a Christmas present. It is a great feeling to give a present box and delight a friend with something material but most of us wouldn’t actually need the things. That’s why, I love giving presents that everyone will appreciate and be excited about; quality time. Of course, this present must be well planned to match the personality of the lucky one. But fortunately, there is a countless number of alternatives, so you’ll find something for everyone for sure. A spa day would be a perfect present for a friend who has been working a lot lately. An adventurous sibling would be thrilled to try out extreme sports like bungee jumping or diving. A visit to an escape room is for those who love to solve mysteries. A wine tasting for a wine lover, shopping tour for a shopaholic or a ticket to a favourite band’s concert. And who wouldn’t like a nice evening in a good restaurant? The list goes on and on and that is the reason I love giving (and getting) these unforgettable presents.

Didn’t you find anything from this list for the one you wanted to surprise? Behind this link you can read our gift ideas for Valentine’s day – some of them are perfect Christmas presents as well!

How about you, have you already started Christmas shopping?

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WHAT TO WEAR ON NEW YEAR’S EVE? by Nette Leikas

2019 is getting closer and so are all the festivities of winter. Today I’m going to share my favourite outfit ideas for that Pre-Christmas party, or how about wearing one of these outfits when popping the champagne on New Year’s Eve.

The last day of the year is our last chance to try out something new, so I want to encourage you to pick up an outfit that you’ve been wanting to wear but have never found the right time. Here come my top 5 outfit ideas for the winter’s biggest celebration. In our previous blog post we’ve listed few of our favourite online stores – check this post out to get some inspiration where you can shop similar styles!

1.FEELING LIKE A FIREWORK? Do you want to shine brighter than the fireworks at midnight? Then go for lots of glitter and sequins. New Year’s Eve is definitely the right time to put on these sparkly dresses that you’ve been hiding the whole year in your wardrobe.

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2. JUMP IN A JUMPSUIT. If you’re not a fan of wearing a dress but feel like jeans are too casual, why not try out a jumpsuit instead? They’re fancy and festive – and best of all, they keep you warm and comfortable. Also, not everyone is wearing them, so stand out from the crowd and try on a jumpsuit! Christmas might be over, however it’s not too late to wear one in this bright red colour.

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3. BLACK IS BACK. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to play with some new eye shadows or accessories? If you want to keep your outfit simple and let a bag or makeup catch the attention, then black is always a good idea. It’s classy and never goes out of fashion.

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4. OUT FROM THE OFFICE. A huge hit this winter has been blazer-inspired dresses. The style is formal with a twist making the look interesting and perfect for the occasion. Combine the dress with a belt to give the outfit some shape. 

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5. FUR WON’T LET YOU FREEZE. It’s the coldest time of the year and you’ll probably be spending some time shivering outside in the cold. A perfect way to keep yourself warm, but still looking fashionable at the same time is a giant faux-fur jacket. Who would say no to that soft fluffy coat that makes everyone notice you!

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What are you planning on wearing when welcoming 2019? Or which one of these options do you prefer? Tell us in comments! 

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BEHIND THE SCENES: PHOTOSHOOT by Nette Leikas

Have you ever wondered what happens before, during and after a photoshoot? The result probably looks effortless and easy but actually, there are many steps to go through before the beautiful shot is published for the audience. Today I’m going to reveal the sweat, stress and struggle that capturing the eye-catching photo requires, not forgetting the passion and pleasure that hides behind each photo. You get to follow Capture Models’ team to a photoshoot with a new model and get a glimpse of all the bustle behind the camera lens.

The saying ‘Well planned is half done’ is definitely true when it comes to photography. Therefore, planning where, when and how to shoot is one of the keys to success. As the weather in Barcelona can anytime surprise you with hot sun beams or hard rain, we were prepared with many outfit options and a versatile venue. We chose The Design Museum as the shooting location and it offered lots of different types of surroundings to work with. Also, we tried to match the model’s outfit and look with the location and atmosphere. Despite all the importance of planning, it is more than desirable to let the imagination flow. Spontaneous ideas can turn out to a photo that no one has ever seen before. And that’s exactly what a photographer wants – to create something brand-new.

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And then finally, it was time for the photoshoot day! It was a grey day with a light rain, which doesn’t sound like ideal circumstances for creating an outstanding picture. The photographers had to crawl on the ground in search of the perfect angle and the model pose without showing how chilly and wet the environment was. However, we took the greyness as an advantage because it harmonised nicely with the harsh and modern museum area. Another challenge of shooting outside was all the other people doing their everyday work. There were people passing by and wondering what we were doing and cars parking right in front of our background. With a bit of humour, we accepted the challenge of being even more creative and didn’t let the lively environment around us disturb shooting.

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After couple of hours of cameras beeping, we had memory cards full of pictures. The model’s job was done but our photographers still had half of the work left at home in front of their computers. Editing might sound like covering up grievances or improving the reality but that’s obviously not the whole truth. In fact, it’s more about correcting colours and boosting the strengths of the model instead of hiding the so-called weaknesses.

All in all, we had such an inspiring photoshoot day, and we’re so excited to show you the result!

Perhaps you also want to have a photoshoot with us? Check out the options that we offer and book your photo session here.

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Best street fashion outfits by Admin

When you are a fashion freak or you just want to look good and trendy, it’s good to look for inspirations in many different places. Nowadays, the most popular source is undoubtedly the Internet. Tumblr or Pinterest are only a few of the sites where to find the perfect outfit examples. There are plenty of fashion related profiles on Facebook or Instagram and hashtags like #fashion or #ootd that have been tagged over a few million times.  YouTube is also a platform where you will find thousands of tips how to look up to the date and as fashionable as possible.

In this overload of information you can easily get lost or tired and finally, you won’t know what to wear at all.  So we have a proposition for you. Take a deep breath and go for a walk around your city, because we can’t forget that still, one of the best places to find inspirations are streets of a metropolis. Barcelona can be defined as a city which is blooming with diversity, multiculturalism and really good taste in fashion.

Today Capture Models Team decided to explore the capital of Catalonia in order to find some trendy and unique outfits, asking people of their sources of fashion influences.

Elena is 25 years old and she came to Barcelona from Venezuela. Her style is quite modern, yet laid back. You can also spot some vintage influence in her styling. Biggest fashion inspiration? Cindy Crawford and her classy stilizations!

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Catalina is 19 years old and comes from Chile. We met her at the beloved skateboarder’s meeting spot near MACBA. She wasn’t really sure what inspires her, but without any doubt we can say that Catalina is really into skater girl scene. Just take a look!

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Corenne is 26 years old and on daily basis lives in Switzerland. We met her at the entrance of the vintage shop in Raval district since she immediately grabbed our attention. Oversized white T-shirt is surely the key element of her outfit and it looks simply perfect with her modern, yet throwback-to-90’s Nike sneakers! When she needs some inspirations she always checks them on Instagram.

Engi is also 26 years old and she comes from Switzerland. Her style is natural and breezy. She chose a basic, grey top, loose black trousers and some flip flops. It’s the perfect choice for a summer day in Barcelona.

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We hope that this post influence you to look for fashion inspirations not only in fashion related websites or magazines, but also on the streets!

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Best spots in Barcelona for fashion photo shoots by Admin

Today we prepared for you something special! We chose the best places for fashion photo shooting in Barcelona to make your Instagram feed even more exceptional! First of all, we didn’t focus on typical tourists places to take photos, but we went for more unusual locations. Take look and go for a photo tour today!

1. “Kiss wall”
Kiss Wall (1990) was designed by Joan Fontcuberta, the conceptual artist born in 1955 in Barcelona. He is most known for his works such as Fauna and Sputnik. An important part of his projects is, as he admits himself, a great sense of humor and originality and the genre to which his labour belongs is described by critics as postmodernism. “Kiss Wall”  is an 8 x 3.8 m photomosaic of two lips that kiss each made up of 4000 small-format photographs printed onto tiles. The pièce was designed to symbolise freedom, affection, empathy. The giant kiss is designed to symbolise freedom, compassion and love. In addition to the deep message and values that the work presents, it is also a great place for stylish photo sessions!

 

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location: Carrer dels Capellans, 16

2. Murals

Barcelona is famous for it’s amazing, giant murals. Unfortunately, the authors of most of them remain unknown… However, we prepared a list of some of the most breathtaking street art works and the exact location of every of them! It’s the best background for some street fashion photo shooting.

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location: Carrer del Santuari, 96X

3. MACBA – Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

MACBA is the most important museum of modern art in Barcelona, situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval neighbourhood. The museum opened to the public on 28 of November 1995.

The museum offers not only a great exhibition, but its courtyard is a meeting place for skateboarders and young people. Why are we posting MACBA in the list of greatest photo spots? Simple. The modern, aesthetic architecture and fanciful design will fit just amazing with black and white minimalist outfits!

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With those ,,Insta-friendly” locations, you will probably get a lot of new followers and people will love your unusual, modern and street photo style!

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Best vintage shops in Barcelona by Admin

In Barcelona, there are hundreds of ways of spending your time – from visiting the most typical tourist spots, such as La Rambla, Sagrada Familia or other Gaudi’s breathtaking masterpieces to diving into Barcelona’s fashion spree. And that’s what we have done today. As you probably know, Barcelona is famous for the streets filled with exclusive shops like Gucci, Channel, Dolce&Gabbana, etc. However, not that many people know about the flourishing vintage shops and markets. We made a quick tour around the city and visited four amazing vintage shops. We made sure to take some amazing pictures just so you would see what it’s all about!

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The first shop we visited was the vintage store named SOUL, situated at Carrer de Tallers. Crossing its thresholds, we found ourselves in a place that’s magical and a little dark filled not only with ordinary clothes but also with various kinds of disguises. See for yourself!

address: Carrer Tallers 15

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The second one was more casual and is maintained in the style of the past two decades. There, we found some 90’s style clothes like polo T-shirts, mom jeans, outworn Vans or Converse. What surprised us the most, was the large choice of football shirts! For anyone who loves old-school aura and football – we totally recommend it!

address: Carrer de Tallers 23

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The greatest choice of accessories ever! Hats, all kinds of jewelry and neckerchiefs. When you enter the shop, you can definitely feel the 70’s vibe – the clothes are totally sublime and selected perfectly to capture the hippie era. Furthermore, the owner is very nice and helpful.

address: Carrer de Riera Baixa 4

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Let’s dive into the 50’s! This vintage shop is not only full of amazing clothes from a few decades ago, but has an extraordinary inside design as well. Unfortunately, not all the things are for sale, but still, it’s the great experience to admire the owner’s imagination.

address: Carrer de la Riera Baixa 22

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Top 5 online stores to shop from by Admin

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Summer is upon us and sometimes it is just so much nicer to spend the days on the beach or outside with friends, rather than walking around inside a mall or from store to store sweating like a pig. (although still looking fabulous ofc.) BUT we still want the latest summer trends, right? Therefore, this blog post will reveal the top affordable and trustworthy online shopping sites so that you can be the multitasker we all want to be and get that amazing tan while shopping!

1: ASOS

ASOS is one of my personal favorites, here you can find hip and trendy up to date items and everything is affordable. They also run their own brand, simply called by their name ASOS. I particularly like their own brand because it’s cheaper and their designs are super unique.  Their worldwide shipping cost is 5.00 euros when spending over 25.00 euros

2:  BOOHOO

This online shop is literally amazing, they have tropical, colorful, elegant clothes for women in all shapes and sizes. If you like the elegant/chic romantic style then this shop is for you! The delivery costs varies from country to country but is between 4,99 and 6,99 euros.

3: BAUBLEBAR

If you love accessories as much as we do here at Capture Models, then this place is just the one for you! Baublebar has thousands of amazing accessories for any occasion and is it affordable? YES INDEED! If you purchase for more than 21 euros they offer free shipping, which trust me, is not difficult to reach with all the cool stuff they got.

4: REVOLVE

This online shopping site offers everything from basic daily wear to colorful night out outfits. The prices are very manageable and the shipping costs go from 5-12 euros.

5: ROMWE

If you love flower prints, tropical colors and glitter! This website will not disappoint you. ROMWE is affordable, colorful and a trustworthy website to purchase from. Shipping costs between 5.00 – 15.00 euros depending on the country.

I hope you can use these tips to get ready for an amazing summer!

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Johnny Depp’s most iconic looks by Admin

Johnny Depp celebrated his 54th birthday on June, 9th. So, to pay tribute to this movie legend, we decided to do a recap of three of his best looks.

Johnny Depp is unquestionably one of the best actors of our decade. Thanks to his strong friendship with Tim Burton and many other talented film directors, he offered us magical performances, all more different from each other. In addition to being particularly talented in his field, Johnny is like a metamorph. In each role, a new style.

We had the chance to see him in all its forms, adopt several haircuts and clothing styles. Whether it is in the cinema or in his everyday life, Johnny dares everything and his past as a rocker only confirms his extravagance. Hat, coloured glasses, scarves, nail polish, rings, tattoos, this man loves to accessorize all its looks for the greatest pleasure of our eyes.

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It is true that we have been more focusing on the style of his numerous and all so fabulous women in his life. But we should not forget that he received a Style Icon Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2012. Known for his eccentric looks, he does not hesitate to express who he really is through his clothes.

His mythical leather jacket. It’s reminiscent of Cry Baby‘s era, where the artist with his slicked hair wore a simple white t-shirt, blue jeans and heightened this simple look with his jacket. This will forever stay in our mind.

He can play very wise as with Kate Moss at the Cannes Film Festival for the projection of The Brave. Nothing more classy and more beautiful than Johnny Depp wearing a costume. His clean-shaven and brush cut confirmed that each of his red carpet appearances allows him to show his elegance and sense of refinement.

You know it, Jonnhy Depp’s hair is his trademark. His dishevelled hairstyle is emblematic. A levis shirt always opens and a devastating smile.

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Johnny Depp has many facets and he will keep seducing his audience, through his films, his appearances on red carpets or in ads like Eau Sauvage, Dior.

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Best affordable brands to get while in Barcelona by Admin

Barcelona is a multi-cultural and very touristic city, catering for everyone clothing wise, with malls, markets and high streets. Whether you have forgotten your holiday clothes, want to try out a new style or add some new clothes to your wardrobe, shopping here is for you.

Zara – Do you want to dress to impress, mix and match or add some accessories to some plain clothes? If you do go to Zara! Originating from Spain Zara shops are in many different locations, with something for everyone you can buy clothing for the whole family!

Best affordable brands to get while in Barcelona

Mango – Thinking of adding some colour and good style to a sunny day? Are you looking for casual clothes, are you a wedding guest or just looking for some new inspiration? Mango has it all! Also originating from Spain you will find Mango in many different locations and never fail to get something!

H&M – This Sweedish company that caters for all. Do you want to make a statement with some funky and cool patterns? Do you need new swimwear so you can stand out at the beach? Shoes, accessories, clothes, underwear, makeup, this place has it all, not overly expensive and dotted around in Barcelona this is a great option.

Primark – With only a few located in Barcelona Primark will be harder to find but definitely worth the search! If you are looking for fashionable clothes that look expensive but have a reasonable price tag, this is for you! Made in the UK Primark’s styles have expanded, with a range of ages, sizes, colours and people no matter how colourful or plain you dress Primark has what you need.

Best affordable brands to get while in Barcelona

Markets and Shops – Dotted around all over Barcelona you will find stools with people selling clothes, accessories and shoes. This is an affordable way to buy everything you need for your holiday/ summer wardrobe. The more you buy the better the discount. So put your shoes on and get searching, how can you say no to stylish clothes that make not only you happy but your bank account happy too.

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Best fruits for the summer by Admin

Are you a fruit lover? Do you like having a cold piece of fruit on a hot summers day? We have the perfect advice for you that will keep your skin beautiful and your body hydrated.

Watermelon. Watermelon is roughly 90% water and is good to keep you hydrated on a hot summers day. Filled with vitamin C it has lots of benefits for your skin cells and helps the skin damaged by UV lights. This still means you need suncream.

Berries. All berries are full of antioxidants, also like watermelon they limit skin damage keeping your skin nourished and protected.

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Pineapple.  It contains good vitamins and minerals, pineapple helps with inflammation because it contains bromelain. It is said to calm down sunburn.

Citrus Fruit. All citrus fruits contain amino acids and vitamin C and help to keep your skin looking wonderful.

Cucumber. Cucumber is not only for eating but you can also use it on your skin. Full of water cucumber hydrates you and also reduces puffy eyes.

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Not only it all this perfect for your body but the most important thing is, they all taste amazing as one and together.

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Summer 2018 trend: PVC by Admin

Every season has its trend. It is true that sometimes, some are more difficult to adopt than others because they are more fanciful and out of the ordinary.

This summer, we got it, fashion is all about accessories of all kinds. We should not take everything for granted as a good look must respect several steps. Fashionistas like to try new things, associate colours, shapes, materials. They dare and we would love to do the same.

This season, PVC is the detail that will make all the difference. We never thought that this material famous during this winter season would return on the catwalks for this summer. But the plastic madness is not ready to stop.

Summer trend 2018: PVC

There is not one but several plastics, transparent or iridescent. One thing is certain: brands and designers have had fun working on them for the spring-summer 2018 season. Indeed, just look at famous houses like Balmain, Burberry or Chanel that have exploited this trend on the catwalks by offering pieces in translucent or coloured plastics.

Available in hats, visors, belts, bags and sandals, PVC is the key material for this new season. Forget about the coats and rain boots, pieces you cannot wear under the crushing heat of the summer. Instead, think to change your goods and get inspiration from inspired by the bag “Gabrielle” or “Boy Chanel”.

Summer trend 2018: PVC

The others did it so why not us? Do you dare to try this trend? After all, life in plastic, it’s fantastic.

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Summer hairstyles by Admin

It is sometimes quite hard to take care of our hair as it can be a long and complicated process to finally be able to style it and take care of it. That is why we wrote an article below on one of the hair routines you can adopt for the summer.

When it is hot, whether you have long hair or short hair, it is always difficult to find hairstyles that will allow you to not to sweat too much and feel comfortable while remaining stylish. In addition, when we are on vacation, sometimes we feel lazy and wish to give our hair a break from our straightener or curler.

Here are three hairstyles easy to try for the holidays, depending on what you are planning to do during the day. It can be for a morning at the beach, an afternoon stroll by the sea and an evening at a restaurant with friends.

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Top knot will be your best friend. There is nothing more easy and comfortable than this hairstyle. But you can also enjoy the fact that your hair is wavy from the sea air to do an half-do messy bun, a classic hairstyle that will remain as one of our favourites.

The braids are one of the big trends of this year. It is not possible that you missed on Instagram that it is the hairstyle to adopt this summer.

For an evening out, after the shower, you can go for a little bit more sophisticated hairstyle and try to do a bohemian braided bun. This simple but elegant hairstyle will allow you to be the most beautiful during your evening out.

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You can add to your hair any kind of accessories: headbands, headscarves or flowers. Be fancy and dare while you are on vacation.

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Cannes Film Festival 2018 best accessories by Admin

In a previous article, we wrote about the MET Gala 2018. Another important event that occurs every year and where celebrities look at their full potential is the Cannes Film Festival. Even though it is an event about films, documentaries and court métrage of all genres, what people like us care about the most is who is going to wear what.

This year was the 71st edition. From May, 8th to May 19th, in Cannes, people were competing for different prices as the prestigious Palme d’Or. Today, let’s be honest we will not talk about what people had the chance to watch and who received recognition. We will give our own trophy to the bests accessories on the red carpet and also maybe to Kristen Stewart who dares to take off her heels to protest against the film festival’s code that requires women to wear heels, but that is another story.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 best accessories

Accessories were formerly characterized as details, while today shoes, bags and jewels clearly compete with clothing. Jewellery allows you to fully express yourself and can enhance a simple and chic look with the finest and shiny details. Here is a small selection of the best jewellery on the Croisette this year.

– Anja Rubik wore a gorgeous Boucheron choker named Serpent Bohème, paved with diamonds on white gold and matching ear clips.

– Alessandra Ambrosio, stunned by matching her Grisogono long necklace with a pair of earrings.

– Leïla Bekhti kept it simple but won everything by betting on transparency with rock crystal earrings.

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This year, chockers were trendy on the red carpet with famous brands such as Chopard, Boucheron and Grisogono. It is always a pleasure for the eyes to look at celebrities’ styles. Whether it is about the accessories or the jewels, we like to dream that one day we will have the chance to wear such beautiful items. We cannot wait for the next red carpet.

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Why you should visit Barcelona by Admin

Barcelona is a great city to visit with your friends and your family, for a weekend or for holidays. Every single person that comes to Barcelona leaves with sparkles in their eyes and make the promise to come back again as soon as possible.

This cosmopolitan city is vibrant. The atmosphere that reigns there makes you feel like you are at home because people are caring, welcoming and love to celebrate life. Moreover, the environment is breathtaking. Palm trees, sea air and the smell of seafood in the streets; there is everything you need to have an unforgettable stay.

That is why everyone loves Barcelona because it is full of gorgeous places. Whenever you are wandering the streets, you can admire the beauty of the architecture, but also to many well-known places as The Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia. The Catalonian capital has a real history and you have the chance to admire it through buildings like Casa Battlo and museums.

Why you should visit Barcelona

To enjoy the beautifulness of the whole city, you can climb up above Park Montjuic and The Bunker. You will benefit from an incredible view and a rare moment of peace, far from the city’s madness. But if you think you are not only here to relax and want to go out, Barcelona is also the perfect place. There are many restaurants, bars and clubs to enjoy.

For the foodie, Catalan food is very famous all around the world. Tapas, paella, findeua, seafood, local cerveza… you can eat and drink whatever you want as the streets are crowded with traditional restaurants. You will never get bored while staying in this great city. There are so many places and things to experience in this multicultural city.

Barcelona is the place to be, that is why it is one of the most visited city. When walking in Las Ramblas you can see how much it is popular by seeing the number of tourists every day. Once you have considered you have visited enough areas in the city centre, you can go to Casteldefells, for its less crowded beaches, as well as along the coast like Costa Dorada and Costa Brava.

Why you should visit Barcelona

We wonder if it is possible not to love Barcelona, a charming city with a real story behind and an atmosphere that will make you feel like you are on holidays.

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A Princely wedding by Admin

Saturday, May 19th, marked one of the most remarkable ceremonies in history. On this day, the union of a couple breaking the codes of the English monarchy will forever live in legend. His Royal Heirness, Prince Harry, famous for his angel face and rebellious past, and Meghan Markle, an African-American actress, divorced, with deep-rooted beliefs, said yes at the Windsor Castle in front of more than 600 people.

Meghan Markle made a remarkable entry. And if she climbed the stairs of the Chapel on her own, she later walked down the aisle with her new stepfather, Prince Charles, under the beloved eyes of her mother and her promised, dressed in his frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.

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She was the eponym of simplicity and natural charm and dazzled the world with her incredible simplicity. Her bateau neckline gown signed Givenchy was enhanced with a train of 5 meters long made from silk tulle, with a trim of 53 hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads, characterizing each state of the Commonwealth.

Her hair was styled in an updo and she wore the magnificent Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen. Her look was accessorized with the beautiful ring Harry has designed with two of his mother diamonds, in order to make her live in their hearts forever.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered the world a ceremony full of love. Just look at the sparkles in both grooms’ eyes during the entire ceremony and the sweet words whispered by Harry to his beloved. We could not have dreamed of a better wife for the Prince. Meghan seems to be a perfect choice, a woman of character, with a heart as big as the Prince, full of simplicity and courage.

A Princely wedding

We are now looking forward to seeing what the future holds for those two and cannot wait for them to start their role in the royal family, build up a family and keep making the world to believe in fairytales.

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Summer hair care routine by Admin

Hair is mistreated during summer because of the sun, sea water and chlorinated swimming pool water. That is why you need to protect them as much as you can, with scarves, caps and hats. Not only it will allow you to have a trendy look at the beach, but it will also be really useful to protect your hair from the UV rays. You need to remember that the sun does the same damages to your skin as it does to your hair.

Different tips exist in order for you to take care of your hair all year round, but especially during the summer. You really need to build up a routine that will prevent your hair from being dry and brittle.

Use sun proof protection shampoo. As we said it, it is like your skin, so don’t hesitate to apply that kind of products regularly. If you can avoid to wet your hair into the sea or the pool, do it, same for washing them. The more you will wash your hair, the more it will be greasy. But when you are taking a shower, apply a good conditioner. Most importantly, do nourishing cares. Whether they are home-made or not, they will pigment and reinforce your hair.

Summer hair care routine

Oil treatments will be your dearest friends. Coco, argan, aloe vera, you can mix plenty of ingredients together to do masks. Also, remember that everything is related to your diet. The more you will eat aliments that are rich in nutrients, the more your skin and hair will glow. Avocado, salmon, almonds have omega 3 in it that will allow your hair to feel and look better.

Let your hair dryer and straightener at home. Your hair must take a break from the heat. There are a lot of hairstyles to do that are trendy. Wavy beach hair and braids are one of the easiest and most successful hairstyles to adopt.

We don’t realize all the side effects the environment we are living in has on our body. Be sure that you will use all the possible ingredients to make you feel comfortable in your own body.

Summer hair care routine

Take care of your skin, your hair. Take care of yourself.

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Be who you are by Admin

With the rise of mobile applications and the clear tendency to be all the time on our smartphones, we are constantly analyzing the lives of each other, our styles, our physics.

It is like we are now living for others. Have you ever noticed that we only photograph or video the beautiful moments of our life? When we go out, travel or when we are looking gorgeous? Indeed, we choose the moments we want to share. Thus, Instagram is like utopia but we must not lose sight of the fact that this is not what real life looks like. People are not as flawless as we believe.

Be who you are

At the moment, if you scroll down your Instagram feed, you can see a lot of «bikini body», «prepare your body for summer», «how to be beach ready». Even before social media, with magazines and advertisements, we could see that the world incited us largely to believe in unique beauty, especially in the fashion world. But do not necessarily feel concerned about all the things you see in the media. There is no one role model. Life is not just fitness and eating healthy. Yes, it is good and yes your body will feel better.

But watch the rise of models like Ashley Graham and Iska Lawrence. Curvy models make their entry on the runway. We are who we are with our defects and our qualities. And look on Instagram the different posts on how to pose to make look better. Thus, do not think that all of the things you see and read are true. We don’t need to be skinny to look good. And if you want to do exercise, eat healthily, you must do it for yourself, not for the society. Remember that everyone is different and that what makes us beautiful.

Be who you are

 It is true that sometimes we feel like we have to look a certain way, otherwise, people will judge us. Thus, the only challenge is to learn how to love ourselves and not feel pressured by the society. Each person is unique. Beauty is unique. Be yourself, be natural, you will look much more beautiful.

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What to put in your vanity for the summer by Admin

May has started well with a bank holiday to celebrate the International Workers’ Day. But it’s not because now we are working that we cannot think about our future trip to a dream destination. And because we want to be as organised as we are at the office, we like to plan things in advance. Thus, once our tickets are booked, we only need to think about what do we have to pack.

Girls always bring more than necessary. It is not a cliché. But we also often forget important things. Here, you will find a list of what you should buy to put into your vanity to be prepared to face a hard day on the sand facing the sea with only the sound of waves and seagulls.

A perfect vanity should not be too full. Think practical. Think about what you will need at the beach but also afterwards, when visiting and going out at night. We don’t use the same products during holidays than during our daily life. Our beauty routine changes because our habits and the environment we are in are different.

XHat to put in your vanity for the summer

An important product not to forget is sunscreen. It is important to take care of your skin and avoid as much as possible damages. We don’t always realize the power of the sun on our body, that is why it is also important to bring an aftersun lotion that you will have to apply every day after your shower. You can also exfoliate your skin to peel off the dead skin, your tan will stay long after this.

If you go to the beach, you don’t necessarily wear makeup. We all like having makeup-free days, a natural complexion with beach waves hair. But for the people who still want to wear some makeup, look for a waterproof mascara, especially if you go for a swim and don’t want it to smudge under your eyes. Remember that alcohol and sun are not a good combination. If you want to wear perfume, find a selection that is alcohol-free. Otherwise, your skin will be irritated and itchy.

Lip balm is a must, with or without sunproof protection. You can also do lip scrub to take care of this sensitive part of your body that can also take sunburn. Finally, to accessorize your look, bring colourful nail polish, like red and coral. It always looks good with a nice tan on.

XHat to put in your vanity for the summer

Your vanity is now ready to be put into your suitcase. Next step: holidays.

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MET Gala 2018 by Admin

The fashion’s most anticipated event finally happened two days ago. Indeed, on Monday, 7th May occurred the long-awaited Met Gala. Founded by a publicist called Eleanor Lambert, the first event was first held in 1948. Since, it gathers models, fashion, music and movie celebrities to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute.

Every year, it comes with a new theme, always more creative, giving free reign to the designers’ imagination that thus, create the most surprising but also the most amazing dresses. That is why we love this event. To admire the sublime outfits but also to define who is the best dressed.

Hosted by Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney, this year Met Gala’s inspiration was: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. The purpose was to match fashion with religious masterpieces.

MET Gala 2018

Our personal favourite is Blake Lively’s Versace Ruby red gown. It took more than 600 hours to make her embroidery and jewel-encrusted dress. She mastered her look with a spiked headpiece.

Gigi Hadid also wore a Versace dress that took inspiration from the stain glass windows of a church and had embroilments stitch together to remind of a cathedral. She completes her look with matching nails.

Rita Ora stuns in a black chiffon Prada gown adorned with floral appliques. She accessorizes her look with an ornate crown with black roses on it and sequin gloves.

If the guests had the chance to see Madonna performing, we also had the pleasure to see unforgettable outfits on the red carpet, as every year. Celebrities were wearing Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Dolce Gabbana, Tory Burch and much more designers. Our favourite looks of this edition were Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and Rita Ora’s.

MET Gala 2018

The Met Gala has celebrated its 70th anniversary. Every year, we are looking forward to seeing the looks that will cross the 150 yards red carpet and all that we can say is that we cannot wait for next year!

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Festival outfits by Admin

 The festival season has begun with the long-awaited Coachella. In summer, we live to the rhythm of music and outdoor concerts. For several days, we are preparing ourselves to live the highlight of our summer thanks to performances that will remain etched in our memories.

While some remain undecided about which artist they should watch, we girls, have concerns that are slightly different. During the months preceding the festival, we will not only think about the concerts and the great time we are going to have with our friends. We will also think about how we are going to dress up. Because a good festival goes with a good style

One day, one style. That’s the perks of festivals. During these days, we can go from bohemian to biker chic and take inspiration from the celebrities’ looks.

Festival outfits

It is quite easy to get dressed for a festival, but here, we have selected some go-to outfits for a girl who wants to be stylish but comfortable at the same time. We love festivals because not only they have eclectic kinds of music but also because there are many people there with eclectic looks.  Take your inspiration from Bella Hadid to Rihanna. Go check their Instagram feed to see how they were dressed. The keyword is: dare. Nothing can hold you back

What to wear?

– Fluid long dress, jumpsuit, shorts with a crochet top, flared plants with a bralette.

– Suedine jacket, denim jacket, capes

– Sneakers, boots

– Backpack, shoulder bag

Festival outfits

Remember that comfort is important. If you don’t feel like wearing crazy outfits or you are scared because we never know if the weather is going to be that good, just accessorize your look. Jewellery, scarves, bandana, sunglasses, headband. Spice up your look. You can also use glitter on your face and body and wear ephemeral tattoos. Give free rein to your imagination, let your look be fancy and creative!

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