June 29th, 2015 by kpriss
How do you feel about Fashion? And how is Fashion making you feel? Did you ever take the time to honestly look inside yourself and really find yourself amid all the trends and trending topics? All the must-haves and IT-products, all the must-do lists and don’t-miss stuff?
After all the years I’ve been a freelance fashion writer /journalist /blogger /reviewer /trendsetter /tastemaker /whatever, I took the proverbial time to eat, pray, love and find my fashion self. It took a while, it took many inner conflicts and questioning but I think I got it! Here’s my Fashion Freedom Declaration!
June 12th, 2015 by kpriss
Remember the gorgeous Liya Kebede? Besides looking down on us, mortals, from skyscraper-sized ad billboards and caressing the catwalks with her feline demarche, she’s also involved in countless charities and militant activities besides being an actress and a mother! However, it’s not about all that today: it’s about your home and how you can ethically decorate it with Lemlem!
Lemlem – you may remember we talked about this brand a while back when highlighting the Born Free campaign – is proudly ‘Made in Ethiopia’, supporting the local weaving tradition and hard hand work of local weavers. Going beyond the clothes and accessories for both women and kids, Lemlem by Liya Kebede now extends into homewear (with a little help from Anthropologie).
May 29th, 2015 by kpriss
Beyond past eras Royalty, at one moment, high heels have sneaked into our permanent wardrobe making our steps way less comfortable but way sexier! But today I want us all to focus on comfort!
I do own a handful of high heels shoes (and sandals) but when it comes to my day-to-day routine or simply when I want to feel comfortable, I only rely on flat shoes and sandals and as I’ve pointed out countless times before, Birkenstock is my label-of-choice for summer footwear (it might surprise you, but a lot of celebrities rely on Birkenstock for daily wear&tear). A couple of weeks ago, wanting to check out the novelties for this Summer, I discovered that Birkenstock added sneakers to their products roaster!
May 26th, 2015 by kpriss
I’ve been wanting a studded pair of slip on sneakers ever since I heard about the latest trends! However, time has a weird way of sneaking up on us so I ended up forgetting about the slip on sneakers until…. Until my daughter received a pair of espadrilles for her birthday!
A metallic fabric upper, hemp soles, everything looked so suitable for a studded embellishment! I asked for her approval and help (which was more like ‘assistance’ than active participation, but call me a paranoid mama, I like my babies away from the hot glue gun! It’s all mine! Hehe!)
May 26th, 2015 by kpriss
The tennis season is at its clay peak right now, with everyone who’s anyone in tennis gathering around Roland Garros. While the tennis matches can be spectacular and surprising (although up to this point, there weren’t any unexpected results in this year’s tournament’s first rounds), we can always keep an eye out for fashion on the court!
This edition of the French clay open brings something new to the game: fashionable ball boys & girls! All dressed up in Adidas Y3 back equipment with the emblematic three stripes in crisp white.
May 11th, 2015 by kpriss
You know all those theories about individuals trying to break free from all the clichés of their upbringing? Have you ever tried the freeing technique from outside in? Like freeing from your wardrobe?
Feeling guilty has become so much part of our existence that we can actually spend more of our time feeling guilty than happy – and that includes our wardrobe as well! Guilty individuals are never really free. To express themselves, to really be themselves and to enjoy themselves! What if we’d change that? Let’s take one of the latest examples into consideration: Gisele Bundchen completely uncovering her statuesque self on the cover of Vogue Brasil May 2015 – scroll down to see her!
May 7th, 2015 by kpriss
Although my house and my life are overwhelmed by ‘made in China’ labels, when it comes to the actual Chinese culture, I’m humbled and have really no idea where to begin and how to approach this fabulous phenomenon!
I know what I won’t do, however: I will restrain myself from taking lightly this 2015 Met Gala (very) Red Carpet! There were many fabulous interpretations of this year’s Costume Institute exhibition and I would love to mention all of them! I’ve selected a handful of representative elements as worn by celebrities in attendance and I’m kicking things with Sarah Jessica Parker’s Philip Treacy headpiece!
May 4th, 2015 by kpriss
Remember I told you something about popcorn when I did my last headband for the girls in my daughter’s dance class? Yep, it’s the pearls and flowers headband and they snapped the elastic and made the pearls pop?
That was the moment I told myself I would only make headbands with sewn flowers instead of glued. To prevent the ‘popcorn’ effect! Well, I came up with something better instead: a no-sew, no-glue DIY flower headband! How’s that for child-proofing? Huh? Read on to discover how to make a gorgeous spring summer headband for girls and women alike!