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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.

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Hair inspiration of the day: rebel belle tiara

A rebel belle: messy, bed hair barely pinned in place, sparkly accessories casually layered on fingers and tied over long sleeves, barely there make-up shining light on natural beauty. And it’s her nonchalance and her “don’t give a damn” attitude that are most deserving of a crown, enter the one must-have, runway-inspired hair accessory of the season: a royal dainty tiara that screams anything but…

The elegant way to wear a crop top: at ModaLisboa

The fact that we’ve seen quite the fair share of midriff-bearing tops take over the streets during the past seasons, did nothing to diminish our love for the subtle-sultriness of the look. Quite the opposite, as nothing catches out eyes faster than a fresh way to rock the crop, now that spring has finally settled over the Northern hemisphere. Spotted at ModaLisboa, a sky-blue, ruffled…

Beauty inspiration of the day: Olivia Palermo’s bright orange lips

When a berry lip suddenly becomes too dark and moody, and a classic red pout doesn’t feel like the right choice despite its obvious prettiness, when a nude lipstick doesn’t deliver the needed punch anymore and pink means playing it on the safe side, you know you entered that time and space between spring and summer where your look implores for something else. Something bright,…

Style inspiration of the day: denim basics refresh

Denim on denim is no longer a novelty, but if it ain’t broke, why fix the off-duty combination that still works way beyond perfect everytime? What you can do instead is aim for a little extra creativity whenever styling your favourite basics. For example, you can treat a light wash denim jacket as a shirt, button it all the way up, and team it to…

Beauty inspiration of the day: the sexy summer smokey eye

Adventures in smokey eyes, yes, summer can and should be a little about that too. And who says a pair of dark, sultry eyes isn’t hot weather material is yet to see the gorgeous Valery Kaufman – wet hair slicked back, water drops on bronzed skin – pouring all summer hotness into a fierce pair of silver-metallic eyes. Peach lips pay compliment to her sexy…

Style inspiration of the day: a dreamy spring-Lolita

Baby-doll-sweet meets nymphet sheer in contouring what is spring’s dreamy take on Lolita fashion, your outfit inspiration of the day provided by a darling but always edgy Daphne Groeneveld, rocking the sugary-sultry look as photographed for S Moda. Styling tips to steal: clash the softer than soft pastels – two is always better than one; edge up the girly details galore with plenty of transparency;…

No ordinary black & white: edging up the classic combo in New York

While some could argue that a black-and-white ensemble is hardly revolutionary, if spotted in New York, and during fashion week, chances are the achromatic look is by no means ordinary either. Steal from the street-style savvy, and edge up the classic combo with a cropped biker jacket, block leather heels and a statement skirt – minimal but adorned with subtle, sculptural pleats.

19 pairs of wedding shoes that will wow you

The perfect bridal accessory doesn’t have to steal from the dress, it has to add to it in ways that will only enhance the magic, just like a perfect pair of wedding shoes doesn’t have to compete for attention but it has to look showstopping and beautiful nonetheless. Because no detail’s too little on such occasion. From the glitter-washed to the luxuriously ornate, from the…

Beauty tip of the day: naturally free-spirited

The best kind of make-up doesn’t necessarily have to be bold and in-your-face, as long as it plays up your natural beauty. Case in point: a free-spirited Bambi Northwood-Blyth rocking a bohemian look that juxtaposes a flawless complexion (with freckles on show) with super-bold brows and tinted rose lips. A few layers of mascara, a small amount of white liner on her inner corners, and…

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