Articles penned by

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

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…

Hair inspiration of the day: barely-there beach waves

Perhaps it’s the sun-drenched imagery, or the summery feel blooming within reach, or maybe it’s the clear nod to a sexy and flirty Bardot-esque look, but the barely there waves – sun-kissed, messy, salty – featured in Amuse Society’s latest lookbook give us major hair envy, but they also inspire. Topped with a straw hat, the sultry yet effortless retro style implores for a fresh face…

15 of the best fashion quotes of all time

Style icons, eternal muses, fashion designers – they are the ultimate authority when it comes to timeless chic, and their words, aiming to promote sophistication, good taste as well as brainpower and confidence, are often just as beautiful and poetic as the attitude-filled aesthetics themselves. So what better way to borrow from the fashion connoisseurs’ infinite pool of knowledge then by allowing their enduring words…

Negin Mirsalehi is pleated perfection in Valentino

Suede patchwork, car wash pleats, studded details and delicate fringes, and despite of it all, there’s lightness and there’s movement accompanying Valentino’s not so basic black dress. Adding to its dark romance, a beautiful Negin Mirsalehi accessorized the look with black patent booties, black sunnies and a statement green bag stylishly playing up the outfit’s moody colour scheme. For more street-style, do check out that…

Inspiration for the modern dandy

A man of many parts, the modern dandy is daring, dashing and easygoing, both gentleman and urban explorer, seeking and offering ultimate fashion inspiration within the confines set by the city’s genius play on geometry and architecture, as lensed by photographer duo Anniss & Barton. He wants to stand out and he so easily does, dressed to impress, polished to perfection, looking ever so dapper…
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant
The Metropolitan Gallant

Black & white colour code: the stylish ways to wear it

A black slip dress gently slid underneath a white blazer; a white button-down dress reimagined with a handkerchief hem and chic, lace-up details; a timeless white shirt perfected within the confines of a culotte suit: for as classic as the black & white colour code is, there are plenty of stylish ways to bring it up to date. Use Phuong Katsu’s fashion editorial, starring Kieu…
Saigon on March
Saigon on March
Saigon on March
Saigon on March
Saigon on March
Saigon on March
Saigon on March
Saigon on March

5 gorgeous spring hairstyles to try this weekend

Flowers and trees aren’t the only ones blooming come spring, as inspiration also flourishes in hundreds of new shades as encouraged by the arrival of a new season. And where cold weather asks for comfort and styles stripped to basic, the sunny days push for a little extra imagination in all areas, hair included. Messy ponytails to relaxed braids and pretty pleated details make this…

X

: