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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.

Nicoleta Parascan

5 “eyes that pop” make-up looks to try this spring

There are days that don’t call for more than a pair of “eyes that pop” to make-up for the most gorgeous of looks. Be it a glittery eyeliner, a smoky eye in a dashing shade, or just a hint of a vibrant hue placed somewhere strategically, these simple tricks will definitely put an imprint on your spring beauty repertoire. Read on after the break, to…

The world takes on a touch of the unknown

Every place, the glorious, enigmatic dessert included, can feel strangely familiar and impenetrable at once, its every direction calling with a sea of possibilities, drawing together the unimaginable. Stirred by the fear of the unknown that expands infinitely outward, Polina Safonova is muse and adventurer, lensed by Alyssa Montgomery just as she is about to stumble upon other worlds: invisible, nameless, uncharted.
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery
Into the Desert by Alyssa Montgomery

11 key pieces your wardrobe needs for this summer

A summer wardrobe can be defined by a lot of things, just as it can take on many themes and speak about as many individual aesthetics. But regardless of style, budget or fashion trends, the ultimate closet for summer should have room for versatility, for coherence and for a serious dose of effortlessness. If you’re thinking of upgrading your wardrobe this season, we’ve got just…

Escape to the island of Vieques

When stumbling upon this kind of heavenly photographs, the kind that appear to be carved out straight from a summer’s dream, you can hardly imagine something of greater beauty being able to ever surpass their glorious feel. But then, it takes having Michael David Adams behind lens, and the breathtaking scenery offered by the exotic island of Vieques, to gain a whole new appreciation for…
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams
La Isla Nena by Michael David Adams

Dope girls dream in luxurious shades

Off-white, sterile, feeling like a haze, and alluding to a sense of reality that is slowly drifting away, Steve Marais‘ editorial forms the ultimate fantasy bubble in which dope girls dream in luxurious shades. A neat and natural palette of blacks, whites and beiges, made whole with sparse tinges of metallic, works in amplifying the intimate mood. Styled by Laurel Pantin, the clean take on…
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14
Dope Girls by Steve Marais for Gaschette Magazine issue 14

Hands on something in red

Something in scarlet red, something sure to turn people’s heads: this is Koray Parlak‘s editorial for XOXO The Mag in a nutshell. Of course, there’s more to it than smudges of red paint and whispers of graphic eye make-up, of forward silhouettes and understated ruby details. Stefani Sober models head-to-toe, her jaw-drooping physique on full display, her striking beauty adding depth to the series of…
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag

The ultimate game of seduction: Doina Ciobanu vs. the luxe hotel room

The game of seduction is a dangerous thing and few are those who dare win at it by actually following the rules. Doina Ciobanu is one of those rare examples melting femininity into pure temptation, her attitude kept perfectly classy all the while fading into freedom, and delving into a pool of sex-appeal. Having the Mondrian Los Angeles serve as luxurious location, Tom Fraud’s editorial…
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA

How to: the intricate braided chignon at Steven Khalil

Steven Khalil‘s exquisite couture fashion pieces, showcased in the designer’s spring 2015 presentation, inspired a hairstyle that’s just as intricate and breathtaking as the fabrics, textures and embellishments shaping up the dreamy couture silhouettes. Clean, refined and made whole with beautiful details, the intricate braided chignon makes for a modern take on an otherwise elegant, timeless style. Goldwell Hair Director Sharon Blain is the one providing…

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