24 October 2014

Janette Porte Courrèges

courrèges store luxembourg

courrèges store luxembourg party

courrèges clothes

courrèges store luxembourg

Janette porte Courrèges

Courrèges clothes

Anne-Lousie Gautier Nez

Courrèges parfums

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Since the launch of Janette Magazine last month, I was eagerly waiting for the second issue to arrive so I was really delighted when I got an invitation to another Janette event. The lovely girls behind the magazine had organised an evening at the French fashion store Courrèges, not only to celebrate the launch of the second issue of their magazine, but also to make us (re)discover the old and new Courrèges perfumes.
Therefore Courrèges had especially invited Anne-Louise Gautier, a Parisian perfume expert who talked about the perfumes with an incredible passion. In fact I had never met somebody who works with perfumes and it was so nice to discover the Courrèges perfumes with her as she always asked us about our opinion on the various scents and also stressed that it's no so important to smell what a scent is made of, but to associate a smell with a positive feeling. From the five perfumes she introduced I liked the "Courrèges in blue" and the "Courrèges blanc" best. The blue one smells of lavender while the white one really reminded me of one of my favourite perfumes, "Prada Candy". Also the "Eau de Courrèges" was really nice and super fresh and thus reminded me of my "4711 Acqua Colonia" which is also based on citrus fruits. So if you happen to be on the lookout for a new perfume not everybody has you should definitely check out the Courrèges selection as with only 5 scents they managed to create a smell for everybody!
However perfumes were not the only thing I discovered that night because I fell deeply in love with the Courrèges fashion as well. I have never seen a better combination of cute 60s style and modern simplicity and funnily enough I had decided to wear my 60s inspired dress that evening so I felt I was matching the scenery quite well (even though my dress did of course only cost a fraction of the Courrèges dresses... but psst!)
And as bloggers are "spoilt pigs" (to quote my friend Imena) we also got a goodie bag not only with the second issue of the magazine but also of the Pochette de Janette! As I know that you're curious little girls (and boys?) I added a picture of the content of this month's Pochette. And who knows, maybe one of you might get the chance to win a Pochette as well? Stay tuned for that...

So huge thanks to Janette Magazine and to Courrèges who managed to grant me another lovely evening in Luxembourg city with my blogger_LU girls.

23 October 2014

It's All In The Detail

The thing I like most about outfit shoots are the detail pics. They mostly have a nice blurry background, they show you the refined details that make an outfit special, and you can grimace while your photographer shoots them. This is a little selection of pics I've been taking since spring, for outfit details just click on the pictures.
P.S.: I think it's not hard to guess what my favourite pieces of jewellery have been this year...

21 October 2014

Story Of The Perfect Fall Dress

versatile fall autumn sixties dress navy blue mustard yellow

Promod fall autumn sixties dress navy blue mustard yellow

Promod fall autumn sixties dress navy blue mustard yellow
dresses - PROMOD

When I went to Luxembourg city last weekend to shoot some outfit pictures with a friend, I would never have guessed that I'd be coming home with two same dresses. Of course I knew I'd be hitting the stores because I mean - Hello?! Why wouldn't I? - but in fact I had been looking for this cardigan. The cardigan however seemed to be of an average quality so I didn't want to spend 50 euros on it. I was already on my way home, without a single shopping bag in my hands, when I saw a Promod store and thought to myself that it wouldn't hurt anybody if I entered for a quick round. The quick round ended in the changing rooms as this mustard yellow dress had caught my eyes. Unfortunately there was only one left that didn't fit and so I decided to buy the same dress in navy blue which I liked just as much and which was available in my size. Why did I like the dresses so much? Well the A-line and the cute pockets had such an obvious 60s flair about them that I immediately felt comfortable and playful in this dress. Furthermore both the blue and the yellow were matching my brown overknees quite well and still, I thought, both colours would also look great with a grey cardigan or black tights. Really versatile dresses thus. Now you may be wondering how it came that in the end I came home with the two colour options? Well I knew about another Promod store being almost on my way to the central station so I popped in but couldn't see the yellow dress anywhere. So I asked a shop assistant and she pulled out a single last yellow dress which was exactly my size! Yay, happy me! I immediately went to the cash register with the words "Oh I won't need another shopping bag, I've already bought the dress in blue..."

20 October 2014

OOTD: Overknees

OOTD overknees fake fur vest

OOTD Casio golden watch

ootd fake fur vest shorts

ootd blogger portrait

ootd overknees fake fur vest brown burgundy

golden leaf earrings

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ootd patterned shorts autumn
ootd brown overknees peperosa

ootd longchamp le pliage purple
Pictures by Anouk

Outfit: overknees - PEPEROSA*, fake fur vest - C&A, shorts - MADE FOR LOVING via Zalando, transparent blouse - VERO MODA, "Le Pliage" bag - LONGCHAMP, watch - CASIO, leaf earrings - second hand

On Saturday I had a photography date with Anouk (who had already shot these outfit pics for me) in Luxembourg city. Already when we arranged the appointment some time ago I decided that I would wear my new overknees on that occasion as I finally wanted to show them to you. Lucky as I am, last Saturday was probably the hottest day of October at 23°C. But I went ahead with my overknees scheme and even added a fake fur vest. No need to mention that I didn't catch a cold that day! But the sunny weather also had its advantage as I didn't need to hide my outfit under a coat. Besides from the vest it was quite hard to find something to wear with the brown overknees though as my wardrobe tends to turn more and more black, grey and dark blue. Luckily enough I got aware of these shorts, which I had already bought in summer and worn quite a bit during the hotter days. Already when I bought them I knew they'd be quite versatile and suitable for the colder days as well and as I hadn't shown them to you in an OOTD post my outfit choice was made.
When it comes to the shooting location I am really glad that our feet took us to the Cercle Municipal, an administrative building located at the famous Place d'Armes. I mean any urban setting is a good setting for outfit pictures but I am truly swooning over arcades with light columns. I really hope it wasn't my last shooting in front of this building but I probably won't be able to drive the 40 minutes over to Luxembourg city for every outfit shooting, will I? Anyway Luxembourg has more cities and nice places to offer and I hope I'll be able to discover as many as possible for you guys.
Meanwhile you should really check out Anouk's new blog Fashionessed where you'll not only be able to admire her great work but also discover some other Luxembourgish fashion bloggers. 

19 October 2014

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