Sunday the 31th of July was B-Day: I went to the Formation World Tour Concert of Beyoncé! I went together with my brother Jamiel, with who'm I found Golden Circle Tickets. Since the concert in Amsterdam was sold out in a second (thank you Visa) we went to Brussels. Not too shabby huh?
As long as I can remember I'm a huge fan of Beyoncé. I find that she exudes so much positive energy but most of all, she's such a powerwoman. With an amazing drive and voice. And we were so happy to be a part of this!
Our Queen B wore different designers on stage. She openen with formation in an DSquared ensemble and the well known hat from the clip (If you don't know what I'm talking about, please leave this blog, watch the video clip of Formation). But also Gucci, Givenchy, Balmain and Atsuko Kudo came by during the show. She looks stunning in each and every one of the looks. In the video below youu can see the last part of the show where Beyoncé and her dancers went all out in the water. Sidenote; I had a crazy fan moment and almost helped my brothers Iphone to it's end. Which by the way didn't happen, so it's all good :)https://youtu.be/r_Q3MVfCUBI
With all these outfits Beyoncé shows that she still is sexy. The show itself was amazing.Ofcourse the Formation World Tour was mostly about 'Lemoande' but she also took us back to the Destiny's Child Era and her previous albums. Also a beautiful gesture; she honoured Prince by playing purple rain and the leaving the screen purple during the song.
But...what a show! It was worth the long wait. We've enjoyed the show from beginning till the end. See you soon Queen B!
With this beautiful weather and the holidays starting, it's a great tim efor mini beauty products. Estee Lader has launched a perfect service: The Mini Bar. I find it super handy to bring mini's with me on vacation. Or with extreme weather( like this tasty hot weauther), when my skin needs something extra. Especially the skin around my eyes.
In the Estée Lauders Mini Bar you can find some of their new skincare products but also the classics. And for a nice price as well. My favorite: The ANR Eye + Mini Concealer. And the mascara. I don't need much more in the Summer. Side note; these mini's are a limited edition, so as long as the stocks lasts they're available. And the mini beauty products are delivered at your door for free!
Fashionweek: altijd een hoogtepunt in de fashion wereld. De internationale edities that is. En wat een spectaculaire locatie heeft FENDI voor haar show gebruikt; Het Trevi fontein in Rome! De Fall/Winter 16 Legends and Fairy tales show vond plaats na Paris Couture Fashion Week. De gasten werden in een privé jet overgevlogen vanuit Parijs naar Rome om het 90- jarige bestaan van het Italiaanse Modehuis te vieren.
Natuurlijk kan het ook bijna niet anders met creatief directeur Karl Lagerfeld en Sylvia Venturini aan het hoofd van het modehuis. Maar wat een idee. FENDI heeft de renovatie van het wereldberoemde fontein gesponsord, dus hebben ze natuurlijk alle recht om daar hun prachtcollectie te laten zien.
Creativiteit viert hoogtij in de modewereld. Ik ben dol op alle bloemen die de schoenen van de modellen sieren. Echt, dit is een iconische show geweest! Zie hieronder de looks van de collectie. Het thema: bloemen en een modern sprookje! Klik op de galerij om de foto's uit te vergoten. Picture Credit: Fendi
Sheet masks have been a thing for a while, but are a huge trend in skincare. The Advanced Night Repair mask consists of two parts. One part for the upper side of your face and ofcourse one for the bottom. The outside is made of foil and the inside is of a soft white sheet, covered in lotion. Before I apply the mask, I rinse my skin with the Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean. And then I'm totally ready for the Advanced Night Repair Mask magic to work.
Ok I really don't know anyone who looks fabulous with a mask on, but this mask beats everything! Iron Man has nothing on me. But except from the sci-fi looks, it feels good. The lotion feels nice and cooling on my skin. And unlike other masks, you don't wash this one of. The excess lotion that remains after removing the mask leaves your face hydrated. I've distributed it over my face and my neck.
My review: a big fat A! My skin looks good, red spots are calmed, and I have a natural glow on my face. The Advanced Night Repair Mask is really a recommendation for everyone who likes a beautiful skin!
Salonè Della Moda; one of our favorite fashion events in the Netherlands! The 27th of May until the 29th of May the fourth edition of this spectacular event took place at the Delftse Poort in Rotterdam. Different national and International designers showed their Spring/Summer collection 2016 during this edition. And this edition was a blast. Too bad I AM mode wasn't able to go to all 3 days, but thank God I was able to enjoy all the fashion fabulousness on Friday!
Italian designer Ivan Donev opened Salonè Della Moda with his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. And what an opening! The show starts with light colors and fabrics . The designs are flowing and draped beautifully around the bodies of the models. After the white designs, Ivan Donev brought more Italian luxury to the catwalk.
Dark pieces with golden details and beautiful jewelry. I want EVERYTHING from this collection! Really beautiful and dramatic pieces, but still wearable. A delicious collection to watch. The final piece is also amazing. No one less than Miss World Bikini Martina Stetiarova presents the amazing final piece. A super sexy corset with a tule train.
Second designer Juliette Heijnen showed a fun, playful and colorful SS2016 collection. . For this collection she was inspired by the fishing industry, especially the gear. Colorful patterns, jacks and pants are all over the catwalk. The models walk on foam flip flops, remember those? which are held together with velcor tape.
Despite the fact that this is a menswear collection, one female model also walks the catwalk. The idea behind this collection is that fashion is unisex, suitable for men as women. Suits this gender fluid fashion era. A playful collection and a fun show to watch!
The third designers Odio Tees presented an unique and strong collection during Salone Della Moda. It was a huge collection, with black and white tie died pieces. We saw a lot of layers in this collection, especially with the menswear.This black and white collection was very impressive. As impressive was the make up of the models! I really like the coats and the kimono like jackets.
This collection is designed for both men and woman. The dresses and skirts come in different lengths for the female models. Again, a way for the designer to play with different layers. Some pieces gave off a true Assasins Creed vibe. Great show to watch! Odio Tees showed us a lot of creativity.
Fun fact: all the pieces are made of recycled materials! A very fashion and environmental forward collection. Eugenio used the escalators for the models to enter the catwalk. A clever way of using the surroundings of the location. This was a beautiful and strong menswear collection. Pieces that would definitely suit the more daring men out there! The colors grey, blue and black seem to be the basis of this collection. I really liked this collection!
This was another great edition of Salonè Della Moda. Jerry Luxumburg, founder and creative director of Salonè Della Moda, shows with this event that he knows fashion. Everytime he finds very talented designers to share their collections with us. I cant't wait for the Fall/Winter edition in September!
This Look of the Week is a bit of a hopeful style inspiration. With the beautiful weather past week that gave us a hint of Summer. Totally perfect for this weather; the shorts. I personally love shorts, almost every short pants from hotpants to culottes. What I like about them? You can wear them super casual or classy. Either way, the shorts are a sexy item.
With high heels and a jacket your look is sexy and classy at the same time. I alsoo really like the body. I like cut outs, but they don't work for everyone, including yours truly. With this body, you get to show some skin without getting tacky. In a less glamorous mood, but still want to leave the house looking fab? Replace the jacket for a denim jacket and the heels for loafers. In the casual version of this look I've chosen some padded items, just to give the look a more playful feel. Pff and with these sunnies by Flor Amazona you can finish every look! How fab! What do you guys think of this Look of the Week?
Shorts -H&M €29,99
Colbert- Wallis €54,95
Purse -Mango €49,95
Body- Even & Odd €19,95 Slingbacks- River Island €79,95
Denim jack- Topshop €69,95 Sunglasses - Flor Amazona €235 Loafers - Zara €29,95
Earrings- River Island €8
David Paulus is one of I AM Mode's favorite designers from the Netherlands. We got to meet his creativity at the start of I AM Mode. Last year we helped backstage with the styling of his 'Pop Art' collection show. David is not someone to kick back and relax for too long. But this time he's been busy with something different. He started the Curacao Fashion &Design Course, a course where students learn about fashion and design. We got curious and interviewed him about Curacao FDC. Where did you get the idea to start Curacao FDC? 'I was born on Curacao and I went back a lot the past 5 years. In these 5 years I saw how creative people are on Curacao. This goes from painting to fashion. People love fashion, and I really wanted to share what I've learned with them. And on Curacao there's no course available for all the fashion lovers. So that's where I got the idea.'
What do the students learn during the Curacao FDC course? 'I've helped them with how to start a collection, making moodboards, stylesheets, design and a bit of fashion history. The course is suitable for beginners and people with a basic knowledge of sowing.'
What was the highlight of this season of Curacao FDC? 'My highlight was the results the students presented. I was pleasantly surprised with how the designs turned out. And I had a great group. The FDC got a lot of local attention in the media, which makes me very proud ofcourse.'
What did you learn from the students during Curacao FDC? 'Well I learned a lot about communication and my patience was seriously tested hahaha. Things tend to go a bit too relaxed in Curacao sometimes.'Is this the first and final season or can we expect a second one? 'Yes, I had a lot of positive feedback, so I'm allready busy with a second season in September. The first season filled up quickly. After al the submissions closed, a lot of people still wanted to participate. With a secon season, I want to give this group a chance to aplly in time and follow the course. For now I'm sticking to Curacao only. I've got the idea that there are enough courses about fashion in other countries. And because Curacao is my place of birth, I like to give back this way'.
Looking back on the course; what do you like to do the most? Designing or teaching? 'I really like both, I get inspired by designing a collection myself and teaching the students about designing! It's nice to share my knowledge and to inspire others to create something themselves. When I design an entire collection, it's about me. In the Curacao FDC course it's all about the students and their designs. I really loved that I could contributein this way.'
See the designs created by the students of Curacao FDC below!
Ladies beware, the gadgets are not just for men. Beauty is becoming more and more digitized for woman too, how convenient! I recently received the Remington REVEAL facial cleansing brush. This face wash device allows for more time and discipline in my hectic life. To clean my face, I used too use a few cotton pads with facial cleansing lotion and then I washed it with water. Now, all I need is 60 seconds!
Your face can be divided into three zones: the T-zone, the rightside and the leftside. This beauty gadget has a timer for one minute and stops every 20 seconds for half a second, so you know when to clean another facezone's. The device is adjustable to three different speeds and you can use it 30 times, when you fully charge it. What also makes the device attractive is that you can use the brush in the shower, because it's water resistant. Before I use the device, I put some cleansing lotion on my face. Which one? simply just one of Hema;)
De Remington REVEAL facial brush has thee different brushes; For normal skin, sensitive skin and a massage brush. Although my skin is very sensitive, I tested all three of them. The brush for normal skin is a little rougher than the brush for sensitive skin, which I think is perfect on the T-zone. The Massage brush I use once or twice a week to relax.
I clean the brushes with warm water to reuse it next time. You need to replace the brushes after three months when used on a daily basis.
You can say that I am satisfied with the Remington REVEAL facial cleansing brush. It took some time getting used to it at first, but after a few uses, I wouldn't go to work without using it. So, Yes, a recommendation!
You can find more information about the REVEAL collection of Remington on www.remington-beauty.nl.
This month I recieved another product to try out for Estée Lauder, the Day Wear. Exactly what I needed, because I was just about to buy a new day cream. For perfect timing, Estée Lauder receives an A+ ;)
Natural Look The Estée Lauder DayWear is perfect for a natural look. It's a tinted moisturizer with SPF 15. And it feels great on my skin. The fresh cucumber scent is also a treat in the morning. I apply the DayWear on a carefully cleaned face. It's a rich cream, so I don't need much to cover my entire face. The cream is white but changes color when in contact with the skin. And that's where it goes wrong. The texture of the cream is perfect, it smoothens my skin and my red spots seem to have disappeared. Ut gives an instant freshness to my face. But the color...I know that I need sun but I really look grey-ish. I'll give the cream some time to adjust to my fabulous color.
Finish After my boyfriend tells me I look pale, that does it. The DayWear isn't adjusting to the color of my skin sufficiently. The color is easily corrected with my MAC powder( I've been faking my skin color the entire winter, big whoop)and add some highlighter on my skin. Conclusion? After trying this cream for a week, I really like how it feels and my skin is really soft. But it's not really fit for a darker skin. Too bad because I would've loved this for Summer!