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Everything is Black and White

bwThe weather is for sure getting grey and so, I am loving that the fall/winter collections are not all dark colours. Whilst White is still a neutral colour I some how feel it has that bit of something that adds an usual break from the normal dark fall wardrobes. I have put together some of our favourite white and black items in my wardrobe both old and new. Every season I like to add additions to my wardrobe and I am not a trend type person when I m shopping. I look at the fabrics, quality and for items I believe will be with me for a while so I can mix and match everything. I also like to mix up my brands and try to add my slightly more expensive pieces with my bargain finds.

From Left to Right: White, lace Jumper: Sandro, Black Lace skirt: Forever 21, Leggings: Trunk V, White Sequin Top: Topshop, Black faux leather skirt: ASOS, Faux Fur Jacket HM Paris Collection. 

Boots: Ankle Boots: ACNE, Over the Knee: HM Paris Collection

Can’t wait to show you how I style all of these items in the coming months.

What kind of things have you been buying for the coming season? I ll show you mine if you show me yours ūüėČ

Ciao for now xx

 

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Copenhagen

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Change of gaurdlovemeDamageHey guys, I think you may have noticed this week on the blog I have gone a bit Danish crazy. I promise this is my last Denmark post until next Fashion Week but, then expect the same. Aside from one of home cities; Amsterdam I must say that Copenhagen has always had a special place in my heart and I could easily live there. I was ranting on the phone when I arrived to a friend about how great everything looks in Copenhagen and that includes but, is not limited too; Architecture, Fashion, People, Parks oh ok, just Everything. So, aside from me checking out the latest fashions coming out of the stylish Scandinavia I always love to catch up with my friends in Copenhagen and try and see as much as the city as I can through a local’s eye.

Above I have included the must-see’s of the city from the beautiful harbour where you can see the wonderful Danish design of the Copenhagen Opera House to the amazing ships that are in the harbour including the Royal Yacht, sadly I didn’t get a picture of this but, I can tell you its a truly beautiful boat. Since HRH joined the Royal Family there has been a reason to keep a close gossip watch on the Danish Royal Family and I am sure my friend Anne-Dorothe can tell you how I went Royal crazy by sprinting across the park to get a video clip of the Change of the Guard band you can see the clip here on my instagram.

When in Copenhagen I always go to my favourite cafe not once but several times and this time was no different, I had dinner there and two breakfasts. I am sure the picture of breakfast above is making your mouth water and your already clicking for a ticket to CPH. If you do make it to the Danish capital then head to the lakes take a walk and then go to Cafe Dag H. You won’t be disappointed because not only is the food awesome but, so is the people watching.

After a hearty breakfast then just walk around the city I suggest heading to the Rosenborg Castle Gardens which have to be some of the most manicured urban gardens I have ever seen, the castle in the gardens holds the Queen’s jewels and is a a spectacular building itself and looks like something from a fairy tale.

Then head to the shopping area and just wonder in-and-out of the shops where you will not only see beautiful clothes but also beautiful furniture, I fell in love with the 1950’s inspired corner in a furniture store of course, made by the wonderful designer Arne Jacobsen. Drop into the small art gallery’s and see something that catches your eye. After all this window shopping or credit card bashing then go to Nyhavn with all the tourists, and if this is your first visit to Copenhagen to the boat tour too (only in good weather).

Aside from everything you can see around town the Danes are super great people with a fabulous sense of humour as you can see from the bill I received at the wonderful Sushi restaurant Umami . If you like Sushi this is a must eat place, great interiors, excellent service and to die-for sushi. Eat up and then go to the Union cocktail bar and then get ready to party the night away in true Danish fun style and trust me there will be Damage!

Have you been to CPH then drop your tips in the comments

Ciao for now xx

P.S What I wore: Jacket Maje, T-shirt: Gap, Jeans: Acne, Clutch: HM Nederland

P.P.S What I Wore: Peplum top: HM Nederland, Jeans: Rag and Bone Jeans, Shoes Zara seen here and here

Travel Thursday #2 ….. Milan

Milan is a place dear to my heart and so I thought I should share one of the trips I made there with my family and there will be a follow up post on our time in Lake Como too. I have visited Milan a few times and even considered living there once upon a time. As many times as you return to Milan there is always something new to discover. Arguably Milan is one of the best design cities in Southern Europe so that of course mean it stays fresh and is always changing but the spirit of Milan is forever the same. The architecture of course, is traditional Italian with beautiful buildings and Piazza’s and is home to the world famous Duomo Catherdral. If you are in Milan this is an absolute must-see as architecture is truly amazing and the atmosphere gives you a calm serenity, go inside to leave the world behind for an hour or so, Ladies and Gentleman remember to dress modestly or you won’t be getting in.

After the Duomo do something ultra tourist-like and grab a cold beer or refreshing drink on the Piazza and watch people go by. If your like my family and I this takes at least 3 hours! After you are calm, serene and refreshed head into Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle to see the beautiful shops of Prada, Gucci and see what catches your eye. If your looking for more shopping then head over to the¬†Quadrilatero d’Oro (rechtangle of gold) for all your heart desires.

Of course, whenever you visit Italy food is always high on the agenda and the great thing about Milan is that all regional dishes can be found in the city; whether its creamy pasta or naples renowned pizza everything is available. When I m in Milan I love to head toward the canals (why do you think I live in Amsterdam) in the Navigili district, just stroll round the neighbourhood and stop and start by visiting the many cafe’s and bars. They also seem to have an agreement amongst many of the establishments to stagger their happy hours on the food and drinks! In the Lombardy area rice was actually more popular than pasta so I recommend trying risotto while in Milan with all the different flavours. Since we are on the topic of food we must talk Gelato, I am loyal to Stracciataella and I am told that the best is at Massimo Del Gelato which is home to many flavours (in case you want something different), if you go after dinner expect to Que..

After all your exploring of Milan if your body is feeling like it needs a perk and to be a little bit pampered then head to Bvlgari hotel and enjoy the beautiful Spa (you can also visit the tropical gardens before hand which are in the neighbourhood). Go early to your treatment to enjoy the gorgeous Hammam your appointment and most of the time you are the only one there giving a sense of complete tranquility!

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I hope this has given you a taste of what Milan has to offer.

I wore; Jeans: Acne, Top: HM Nederland, Shoes:Oasis, Sunglasses: D&G, Bag:Jimmy Choo

If you have been to Milan what were your favourite things?

Ciao for now xx

P.S I got there by KLM but most airlines fly daily to both Airports. There is plenty of hotel choice too.