Fashion

Wear your Funky!

Hail Mary its finally spring…

Time to get outside, kick the curb, get a tan, have long summer evenings with your nearest and dearest! Getting rid of the dark and cold winter and warm fluffy boots.

Saying yes to frilly fresh colored summer clothes, sandals and hot steamy BBQ’s ☺
Yihaaaaa! It’s time to come out of your hibernation…  And with the spring in our steps, I’m delighted to give you some great news from “Fashion land”`

A new star is born!

“Funky Couture Antwerp” Home based in our glorious fashion city… Alix Adria owner and designer of “Funky Couture Antwerp”  is set for a beautiful career in fashion land.
As a former entrepreneur in real estate but with a creative mindset and a heart full of passion, she colors creatively outside of the box

With tees and sweaters, denims with Chanel fringes and things of the highest quality, this girl doesn’t only know how to set up a house but set’s in her own way the crayons on fashion designs and audacious quotes that make a mark!

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“You wanna hot body?
 You wanna Bugatti?
 You wanna wear Funky?
 You better work bitch!”

“Funky Couture Antwerp” is full of surprises and is hitting the streets with Zaza boom.
No better way than to flaunt the streets this spring and summer in her amazing T-shirts, funky pieces of denim, and sweaters….

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The summer collection is already for sale in several luxurious boutiques throughout Belgium.
You can buy the collection @

TOPPIO, Ieper – DOLL’S, Kortrijk – GUAPA, De Haan – ENSOR 14, Oostende – COTE BLANC, Beveren – KLEIN LONDEN, Oudenaarde – MEERT&LODGE, Schepdaal – PICCADILLY, Landen – COMO FASHION, Sint-Katelijne-Waver – IDEFIX, Sint Job in’t Goor – LE BOBAZAR, Westmalle – BOETIEK 14, Diepenbeek – STEFF-LINE, Tongeren – JOËLLE, Maaseik – PORTOFINOS, Hasselt and many more…

I’ll bet ya gonna love the collection too!
Hugs

Tamar x

www.funkycouture.be

Fratelli Rossetti Aloha collection

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Aloha Fratelli Rossetti

Fratelli Rossetti the famous Italian shoe brand founded in 1953 by Renzo Rossetti embarked on an adventure working day and night in his workshop. Renzo passionate and skilled, together with talented craftsmen helped make the company outstanding. Known for their high quality shoes. Renzo’s three children grew up playing and chasing each other up and down the warehouse.

Unintentionally the three boys later started to work with the company and so Fratelli Rossetti became a family business. Until now the 3 sons still work together, looking after the craftsmanship heritage of their father.

For spring/summer 2016

Fratelli Rossetti came out with a beautiful woman collection, one you simply can’t miss and surely will love too.

Aloha collection inspired by traditional Hawaiian tattoos, featuring colourful flowers and burgeoning vegetation.

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There are five iconic models in the collection

Pastels, from yellow to pink, white and aquamarine the loafers come in the following models Brera, Oxfords, Dandies, Laceless, Hobos and the oversize Napa leather Hobos. The exotic and unique tattoo art are created using artisan techniques and drawn by the expert hands of highly mastered Craftsman.

All The Fratelli Rossetti shoes are pure gems, but I fell in love with the soft colours and the beautiful Hawaiian tattoo art. Take a look at their website to see the entire shoe range from classical to fresh newcomers

 

http://www.fratellirossetti.com

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Hugs Tamar x!

Where Couture meets Perfume …

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Lucky woman I am!

Being able to do what I passionately love … work in the beauty industry and feeling blessed by the Gods for granting me this Luxury!

My life is filled with cosmetics, perfumes, nail polishes, make up and making others feel and look beautiful.
Having the privilege to smell, feel and work with products that the rest of the world hasn’t discovered yet …

And tadaaaaa!!!

Today I fell in love, deeply in love ….

No, no, no! Wait …
Not with Hot Mr. Beardy 😉 but with a scent ….
Yep a scent, a seductive, classy and heavenly perfume that made me go to cloud nine!

‘Dahlia Divin’from couture house ‘Givenchy’

Topnotes of mirabel and a heart of jasmine and white flowers.
With a warm base of sandalwood and patchouli.

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy French aristocrat and fashiondesigner Founded the house ‘Givenchy’ in 1952.
Famous for designing personal and professional couture clothing for Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Today ‘Givenchy’ wanted to create a new perfume like a couture dress. And so ‘Dahlia Divin’came to life …

Already an upcoming star even before she showed her exquisite smell and bottle to the world.

Similar to Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy who represent class and sophistication

Givenchy looked for the right woman to be the face for ‘Dahlia Divin’

And they did, with her love for Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin …
Singer, componist, pianist producer and actrice Alicia Keys is the woman to introduce ‘Dahlia Divin’ to the world!
Mrs. Alicia Keys able to carry this perfume with elegance and style …

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As the house Givenchy’ wanted to give a couture feel to the bottle

they surely did an amazing job …
Beautiful white and gold like golden threads from a ‘Givenchy’ dress the bottle is pure luxury.
For Belgium ‘Dahlia Divin’ will be available from mid August.

But if you can’t wait!
Ici Paris Xl will already sell this sophisticated scent exclusively from the 4th of August!
Be sure to go, smell, and love it like I do!

This girl is on fire!

Love and a warm hug
Tamar

www.givenchy.com

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Timeless beauty!

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The beauty of a woman …

Is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”

― Audrey Hepburn

With Mrs. Linda Rodin as my example …

Mrs. Rodin, model, skincare guru, fashionstylist and a woman with elegance!
At 65 year old, wearing her signaturen pink lipstick and oversized glasses, Mrs. Linda Rodin proofs that elegance and beauty doesn’t have a expiration date

Linda believes that lots of sleep and a good diet are two of the keys to aging gracefully.

When it comes to looking older she says,”First of all it’s not easy getting older. It catches up on you all of a sudden. It’s definitely more interesting to let yourself go through the process than do a bunch of surgery and get addicted to a face that’s not even yours. You can’t chase youth. You’ll just look older with a face lift.”

Despite access to ultra-exclusive skincare lines in this heady milieu, Rodin became disillusioned with their anti-aging claims and complicated regimens.

“What I longed for was something far simpler—products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay. Nothing out there did quite that.” So she brought her style smarts, her instinct for beauty, and her demand for perfection to the skincare arena. After experimenting with essential oils in her kitchen for nearly two years, Rodin put the finishing touches on her first dream elixir, the original RODIN olio lusso face oil, in 2007.

Delivering high end luxury beauty oils

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Rodin explores the simplicity of pure essential oils and their exceptional benefits on the skin and hair. With a straight forward aesthetic, Rodin’s products are formulated with 100% natural essential oils, which contain amazing soothing and moisturizing properties. Their multi-beneficial uses provide consumers with youthful, healthy and gorgeous skin.
Her essential oil elixirs soon became a cult favorite of beauty experts.
The wonderfully scented oils promote well-being for women of all ages!

Mrs. Linda Rodin being my example, I hope her story and attitude towards beauty and aging inspires you too …

Have a happy beautiful weekend!

Love!

http://www.oliolusso.com

Me

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Limonsoda and the sound of shoes ….

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Kloosterstraat in Antwerp!

For me, one of the most pleasurable streets in Antwerp …

Most famous for the vintage furniture stores, lovely restaurants and trendy boutiques …

Ten years ago, owner Mirja Mariën opened a beautiful children shoe store named ‘LimonSoda’

In this amazing store you can find the most adorable shoes for your kiddies. From sweet, with bow ties for cute girls, to funky and cool, for real boys.
Mirja has an immaculate taste, so you can be sure that ‘LimonSoda’ has a beautiful selection of high quality shoes.

And, at times we ‘supposed to be grown-ups’ are lucky too …

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Hey, hey, hey!!! Some of ‘Mirja’s’ collections, go up to european size 40.
Nice to have a mother/daughter moment! little girls just love to dress up like mama.
Or just because you want to have that fabulous pair of shoes hopppaaaa!!!

LimonSoda sells different brands like Nathalie Verlinden – Pépé – Galluci – Eli – Eureka – Zecchino D’Oro – M.D.J – Bumper – Rondinella (Fashion collection) – Ocra – Momino – Finger In The Nose – Golden Goose Deluxe Brand – Feiyue – Rivieras – Clic – Spring Court – New Balance – Blund Stone – Aigle – Birkenstock (Fashion Collectie)

If you don’t know this cute shoe store already?

Take your kids, jump in your car and visit ‘LImonSoda’
The only difficult moment will be on making a choice between all the trendy and adorable shoes!
But then again as a good mum’ you should give the little princesses and princes the good shoe buying example. 😉

Mama’s let your freak flag fly!! :)

 

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Love

Me!!

LimonSoda
Kloosterstraat 160
2000 Antwerp
Tel:03/237.47.49
www.limonsoda.be

Openinghours
Tuesday to Friday: 10u-13u and 14u-18u
Saturday: 10u-18u
Sunday and Monday: Closed

My magic jeans …

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Do you still remember ‘Levi’s Strauss’ the jeans brand, that made the ‘501’ notorious with the ’Nick Kamen’ commercial many years ago?

Now with the jeans being the hottest fashion item again! Levi’s and especially ‘Bart Sight’. didn’t stand still.
With their San Francisco based lab ’Eureka’, doing research for about thirty new products.
One of their latest revolutionary jeans is ’the Revel’

A jeans designed to lift your bottom and give you long lean legs like ’Elle Macpherson’

Can you imagine how happily I ordered my jeans online, feeling like a kid in a candy store ! 😉

The ‘Revel’ uses four-way-stretch fabric, designed as shapeware! It flattens your tummy, slim your hips and tights!
It really defines a woman’s body, with elongating seams to create a beautiful silhouette.
’Eureka’ laboratory travelled around the globe to fit the Revel jeans on as many woman as possible.

This jeans only comes in skinny, it sucks you in and lifts you up wherever you need it, without feeling squeezed!
It’s comfortable and appropriate to wear on all casual occasions.
Curvier woman will adore the fabulous waistband, as will all the other girls do!

I am so happy with my vintage shade coloured Revel jeans, combined with my killer stiletto’s I finally have never ending legs 😉

No other trouser can give you this amazing result, I really think ’Revel’ by Levi’s Strauss will top records in no time…

For once I trade my dress for magic jeans! :)

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Blissfully happy

Me! XXX

Now you can spice up your phone and tablet!

As I am passionate about fashion and beautiful things

I love to match my handbag with my shoes, my lipstick with my eye shadow.
And, my iPhone and tablet suiting my mood :)

Thanks to ‘Fabricovers’ I’ve got my own iPhone and iPad skin, branded with my ‘paisley please’ logo, and deadly sexy …

It’s not just a skin!

Because this one is removeable and can be reused many times. It doesn’t leave any residue on your device. The company uses a special kind of glue based on nano technology, so it works like a post it ‘stick it, change it’ without damaging!

Fabricovers has a beautiful collection of skins, in coated fabric, real wood and velbond (leather look) Stripes, flowers, crocodile, elephant, lizard and more … All the animal designs are velbond imprinted. So no worries …

The great thing about this company

They create your own personal covers. With minimal cost, just send them your logo or whatever and they make your iPhone as sexy as mine 😉 A great idea for a company as ‘give away’ for branding. But also as a gift for your friends and family for a special occasion? Bachelorette, wedding, birthday …

Be creative! Design something beautiful and change your phone/tablet into something original and stylish!

Since Friday I’ve got my ‘Paisley Please’ covers …

And I’m totally in love with it. The details are imprinted to perfection, it really looks amazing. So if you want to pimp up your phone too? Contact ‘Gregory Lens’ from fabricovers. He will help you with all the exact details.

Fabricovers is available for:
iPhone 4-4s-5-5s-5c
iPad mini-Ipad Air
Samsung s3-s4/s4 mini/S5
Tab3

Stand out and be unique! :)

Love …

Me x

www.fabricovers.com
My logo design done by
www.lisewike.be

 

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Sporty chic and perfection …

The hottest trend right now is ‘sporty chic’!

I so love this look because it’s so easy to pull together! However, don’t go for workout wear to your company, but smartly create a sporty chic style. Go for baseball cap designs in leather or another rich fabric, and combine it with an awesome item of clothing.
Wear your maxi skirt with beautiful sneakers, a t-shirt and a vest.

You can look sophisticated, uber-stylish and yet sporty.

Please forget the gym look, go classy not trashy :) because that’s not what this fabulous trend is about!

Combine, combine, combine …

It’s so easy to follow, because you probably already own a good number of items to create this look! Go for tomboy with elegance, bring together the perfect balance between masculine and feminine, comfort with style.
I recommend 60% chic and 40 % sporty, this way you will have the perfect mixture…
The sporty chic look! famously seen on stars and models like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Chloe Delevigne.
Also, leading fashion designers go for this trend,

Stella McCartney, Chanel, Alexander McQueen

to name a few all created this look on the runway. Be on the look out for ‘sporty-Chic’ trend must haves!

Baseball caps, bomber jackets, sweaters, numbered tees, pencil skirts, white shirts, blazers and not to forget crop tops. Go and indulge in this ab fab look,

sporty chic and perfection

without the gym :)

Love!

Me …

(Pinterest credit for the pictures)

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The IT items for 2014

These are you definite must-haves for 2014!

 

The tote or top handle bag

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The beanie

Large rib-knit structures are going to keep your head and ears warm this winter.
A beautiful example how street-fashion conquers the runway.

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Oversized knit scarf

Multi colored and varying knit structures.

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Belts

Belts are becoming a focal point, large with oversized crystals, beads and metal details.

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The choker

A necklace worn close to the neck, hence the name choker. Beautifully beaded.

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High heeled ankle boots

Last winter we all wanted flat ankle boots.
This season we forget the flats and go for heels, in any shape and form.
Stiletto, blocked, wedge. From elegant to sturdy.

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Sweatshirts

Another must have. Both in knits and wovens. Printed or plain.

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The Cardigan

A timeless classic and the key to chic.
We should at least have a few in a range of colors.
This versatile piece of clothing you can’t live without.
Wearable on jeans, dresses, from work-wear to nighttime.

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Russian Military

Military outerwear, coats, jackets and trench coats all get a Russian military focus.
Mostly in ‘maxi’ not to be confused with ‘oversized’.
The military looks are long, sleek and full-length.
Even though, for the rest you will still see a lot of oversized outerwear.

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Hugs!
Me …

Ten colors for Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Even though we just started spring, in ‘Fashion land’ the runway showed his new trends and colors for Autumn/Winter already.

These are the 10 colors you should definetely invest in this Autumn/Winter 2014-15.

 

Top 10 colors
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Crimson Red

A very deep and luxurious red and a color to look out for this winter.

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Cranberry

A darker more softer red, exuding such an elegant richness.
But of course it is a color that can get ’heavy’ quick.
So when it comes to styling, be sure to incorporate some lighter hues like a delicate pink or a soft ivory for balance.

Teal

In between blue and green ‘teal’ gives a healthy flush to the skin.
You can wear it well into the fall with black, brown…

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Orchid

A beautiful intense color in between purple and blue.
Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth it is an expressive,
creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.

Honey mustard

A softer and warmer version of yellow, a beautiful color to combine with black and greens’

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Blood orange

In between orange and red this warm color works beautiful on accessories.

Cobalt Blue

A dazzling color and a seasonal must have … Suits blondes very well.
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Toffee

In ranges from camel to brown undertones.

Dusty Rose

Think vintage pink. A beautiful color to stand out in winter.

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Peachy nudes

Soft nude tones to balance yourself in cold winter …

Metalics

With high octane glamour like bronze to hints of silver.

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So if you like to be a ‘trendsetter’ be on the look-out for these colors.