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080 BCN Fashion Week with Who is that Blonde

February 8, 2016

After Amsterdam and Paris, last week it was time for Barcelona Fashion Week! Better known as 080, this fashion week is all about offering a platform to upcoming designers and new talents such as Justicia Ruano and Krizia Robustella – two of my favorites shows this season! The first day started good when my outfit (and also Alex’ look!) immediately got noticed by Flash Moda from the Spanish national TV Channel as soon as I walked in! Down here you can see the part where I get interviewed, for the people that don’t speak Spanish: I’m explaining that I’m wearing desings from the local brands Valentina Garí and Maria Roch, and of course my beloved oldskool bag from Ruitertassen!


My favorite show to see that day  was Miquel Suay with an amazing menswear collection based around the concept of balanced infinity: elegant, graphic and comfortable!The second day was lots of fun: I met lots of amazing people and the shows were great! It started off with the catwalk presentation of Krizia Robustella, who brought back the hiphop 90’s on the song ‘no diggity‘. After that it was time for Punto Blanco to blow us away with underwear and pyjama’s based on the ‘Superman vs. Batman’ movie theme, sexy and fun at the same time: winner combination! My third favorite of this day was Sita Murt: an established brand which stands for timeless and classy femininity, what’s not to love?!

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Today I was also spotted by the press, lucky me! I was asked for an interview for El Periodico (the national journal in Spain) to give my opinion on the 080 Fashion Week in comparisation to other fashion weeks like Paris and New York. They also loved to hear about my outfit, which was again completely from brands in Barcelona! I was wearing some very special trousers from Loretta Piovano in combination with my navy blue coat of Maria Roch and the most adorable clutch from Sarah’s Bag which I scored at Passage BCN! Check out the short article here:

El Periodico

Loretta Piovano Passage BCN

Also I was very happy to meet one of my favorite models backstage one of the shows: Zhenya Katava! Isn’t she gorgeous?! 12695619_10153545820413250_1261466377_o

My last day at 080 I was wearing this beautiful velvet 70’s outfit from Ay Si! Barcelona in combination with my body from and the most adorable bag from Les Petites Joueurs which I got from Passage BCN. I just LOVE everything about this outfit, don’t you?! Also, I was very lucky to spot the model Sam Steele – the shining star of the Punto Blanco show – in the photobooth in between shows and take a quick snapshot with him, oh my goodness!

Ay Si Barcelona 080 BCN Fashion Week Sam Steele

It is hard to chose my favorite shows from this day because there were just so many good ones! Of course there was the most important show of 080: Custo Barcelona, which was happy as always with many colors, patterns and textures. However, I might prefer some of the smaller designers such as WOM & NOW, Lebor Gabala and Justicia Ruano. Why you might ask? Probably because I wanted to wear pretty much every one of their designs when I saw them walking down the runway, and the styling of the looks was simply amazing!! Even though 080 was missing two of their biggest catwalk presentations this season (Mango and Desigual both decided not to show this time), there was still more than enough talent to admire these days!

Wom & NowLebor GabalaJusticia Ruano

Unfortunately I couldn’t visit the last two days of 080 because I was busy shooting an editorial, which is going to be supercool by the way! Anyway, I can’t wait for next season, when I will be able to show off my summer outfits!

Lots of Love,


The Styling Files

Happy Black Friday! The Story & The Tricks

November 27, 2015

Happy BLACK Friday everyone! That doesn’t sound very enticing, but in fact it very much is. You might be familiar with the yearly black Friday, which is slowly but surely a becoming an established event in Europe. It is THE day in the year that all the shops give crazy discounts and all the shop addicts can live their dreams… sounds pretty good to me!

The Story   

I was wondering though… how did this tradition come into existence? Let’s check out some of the facts: Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. The term ‘Black Friday’ was created in the 1960’s because “Black” refers to the shops moving from ‘red’ to ‘black’ numbers. You see, back when accounting records were kept by hand, red ink indicated a loss, and black ink a profit! Look at that, we learned something new today!

The Tricks

However, now it’s time to get to the juicy part: where should I go shopping?! If you don’t have time to go into the city center, it’s a great option to do your shopping online. Let’s check out some cool webshops with fantastic discounts to inaugurate the Holiday Season!


We all know and love Sephora, but sometimes it’s just too damn expensive… not today though! Sephora has some amazing Black Friday Discounts running, so you can buy the perfect Christmas present for someone (or yourself). Personally I love their Holiday Giftsets which vary between €10,- and €100,- so there is something for everyone!

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After putting on your beautiful make-up it’s time to get dressed! Hunkemöller has a beautiful lingerie collection with designs for everyone. Neutral, cute, comfy (you will love their Cosy Collection!), sporty, sexy, and most definitely a special Christmas collection! Today and tomorrow the Hunkemöller will give a 25% extra discount on everything in their shop!

At the moment is one of the fastest growing webshops in the world! That must be for a reason you would say, and that’s definitely true! They have the kind of clothes which you always see the cool IT Girls wear and of which you wonder where the hell they got them. Even better: you can scroll trough their varied collection for hours and the prices are super affordable! Today the discounts are up to 50%!

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For some reason Fashion Pills decided to go for a Black Wednesday this year! Their 60% Off Discounts on Black clothes has been running for three days already! I love this online shop because they have unique clothes which they get from a mix between uprising and established brands. Very stylish, very inspiring, very #musthave!

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Scandinavian webshop made a HUGE impact with their Christmas Campaign: featuring worldwide famous fashionblogger Kenza Zouiten covering “Let it Snow” (Kenza claims not to be a singer, but she is killing it!). This webshop represents many big brands, as well as several Scandinavian brands which we have to get to know! The Scandinavian Style has been dominating the fashion and interior trends for a while already, this is the place to keep up with them!

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That’s it you guys! The Holiday Season officially started! Have fun today and You’re Merry Welcome ;)

Lots of Love,


P.s. Let me know what you bought, I’m super curious!