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The Power of Pink: Seeing Life through Rose-Colored Glasses

Published January 25, 2014 by The Feminist

There is no further denying it: I like a good dash of pink. Just look at my blog. You will practically drown in pink if you’re not careful. I love pink every day, all day. From the soft rosy hues to bright fuchsia colours. From Amaranth pink bedroom walls (Guilty. I’m single, i.e. no need to tone down my girly side) to lavender coffee mugs and orchid teapots.

I love every possible shade of pink, but there is one variation that can totally leave my breathless and that is powder pink. So you can imagine my excitement when practically every designer incorporated some pinky items in his spring collection! It was a dream come true! This spring we will embrace our inner lady and pay homage to all that is feminine and soft.

However, don’t mistake soft for innocent. Powder pink may embody our kind and gentile personality, but it also highlights our superhuman strength. Powder Pink is Power Pink. Forget brainless Barbie. Think Olivia Pope.

In conclusion: here is my rule number 1 for wearing pink:

Pink outside the box: it is not because you are wearing pink that you have to look like exploded cotton candy.

My two favourite spring collections were those of Elie Saab and Burberry Prorsum. Why? Because they used an exuberantly abundance of pink but without turning everything into an overtly sugary candy factory.

Elie Saab, as always, has designed some of the most amazingly gorgeous, flamboyantly feminine and graciously elegant outfits I have ever seen. This man is a true genius!

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pink elie saab

Burberry Prorsum is also one of my all-time favourite go-to brands, if I want to get fashion inspired. They clearly respect the classics –no one could do a trench coat more justice than Burberry- but still manage to reinvent these classic items  and turn them into an edgy interpretation of old-school glamour.

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pink burberry coat

pink burberry skirt

Of course we can’t all afford Elie Saab or Burberry Prorsum, so here are my favourite pink pieces from more affordable brands.

I simply adore this bold mirror embellished dress from River Island

pink river island

Mix girly pink with a butchy leather look! This light pink leather peplum jacket is definitely on my to-buy list.

pink leather

Biker chick goes ultra feminine: sounds right up my alley

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different trends at once: why not try powder pink with a Roaring twenties Feather dress?

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Or combine pink with that other big spring trend: the flowy maxi skirt.

pink maxi skirt

We must not forget shoes. With these light pink pointed pumps you will be up in that beautiful corner office in no time. (Because, as you all know, good shoes are the key to a successful career)

pink pumps

And for the very wise girls among us, invest in a chic powder pink bag: Ultra Classy, Ultra You!

This Willow Tote by Mulberry is yours for “just” 2,000 pounds! What a bargain! (Do note the hint of sarcasm)

pink mulberry

Or go for a more inexpensive version from River Island:

pink bag

There are simply too many options for you to choose from, so for once it is allowed to pink before you think.

You can leave your hat on

Published November 16, 2012 by The Feminist
You can leave your hat on

I have a confession to make, dear readers. I have a mind-boggling, hair-raising and heart-stopping addiction to hats.

There, I said it. Luckily for me, this addiction won’t make me fat or die of lung cancer. Hence, I can indulge in my little hat frenzy as much as I want to. I love hats in all styles, textures and sizes. They are fashionable, comfy and keep you warm: three very important advantages when you want to go shopping in the middle of winter.

So join me in my hat madness and buy yourself a hat! I can assure you, you won’t regret it.

Before I forget: this post is also – and especially – directed at every fashionable man out there! Hats are the epitome of style and class: Matt Bomer, Ne-yo, Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp,…. They are, quite frankly , so sexy it hurts. So buy yourself a hat and I can guarantee: your swoon factor will shoot through the roof!

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Diane von Furstenberg / Mulberry wool felt hat / French Connection floppy hat, $40 / Knit hat / Pieces wool hat, $28 / Fake fur hat, $25 / H&M , $24 / Yumi knit hat, $21 / Knit hat, $16

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”

Published October 17, 2012 by The Feminist
“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”

Fall, my favorite time of year. Leaves are painted into fifty shades of red, brown and yellow. The cool air is refreshing and the smell of roasted chestnuts, pumpkin soup  and damp wood are indulgingly nostalgic. It’s also the time of cute hats and cozy knitted sweaters, leather long-sleeved gloves and faux-fur coats.  The perfect fall outfit to go for a long walk in the woods.

When the sun is shining, what better way to spend your time than to be out in the woods? The fresh blush on your cheeks being one of the many perks.  When it rains, what better way to spend your time than to sit back and relax in front of the fireplace with a good book and a hot chocolate? Cozy is no longer an adjective, but a state of mind.

Fall reminds me that everything can change. That transition is not something to be afraid of, but something to look forward to. Fall captures unspoiled beauty and the seasonal changes will be the memories of a lifetime.

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Dark jeans, $37 / Alexander McQueen platform booties / Michael Kors tote / Mulberry felt hat / Mango bow glove