Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Dolce & Gabbana's Ad

Dolce & Gabbana's s/s 2015 collection was inspired by bullfighters and tradition of Spain. The campaign ad was shot by Domenico Dolce himself. It features the models Bianca Balti, Vittoria Ceretti, Irina Sharipova and Blanca Padilla. They are joined by an actual Spanish bullfighter José Maria Manzaranes, as well as a group of unnamed mature ladies signifying 'the respect and love the Mediterranean cultures harbour towards the older generation'.

Watch the video and photos below. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Instagram Favorites

If you're an active social-media user, you probably have an Instagram account. I really love it, and beside Pinterest, it is my favorite social network. Here are my top 5 favorite Instagram users:

1. muradosmann
"Follow Me" is a personal project of Russian photographer Murad Osmann, who immortalized his travels around the world with his girlfriend yourleo in a series of interesting photographs. I love it!

2. upcloseandstylish
She's easy to discover on Instagram, with over 900,000 followers. It is hard to know more about her: she is nameless and faceless blonde women who obviously prefers to stay anonymous while sharing her great style. The only things we know about her is that she has beautiful baby girl, and that she is crazy about Louboutins and Hermes bags.

3. parisinfourmonths
Carin Olsson is a photographer who moved to Paris in January 2012, left her job, family and friends back in Stockholm, to pursue a little dream she had - to discover Paris and explore life in another country. Her Instagram profile is amazing and full of beautiful photos of my favorite city!

If you'd like to get to know Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, this is the right Instagram profile for you. Check out some of the most wonderful photos of Sarajevo.

Larisa Levin is a founder of and Owner of I really love her posts on Instagram. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bosnia & Herzegovina

The history of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a complex blend of culture, religion, and an effortless beauty of lush greenery and colourful rooftops. While the masses of media focus on a turbulent past and ever-changing border lines, the Bosnia and Herzegovina that exists today has many more appealing layers beyond a turbulent history, and now presents travellers with a unique opportunity to visit one of the most underrated countries in Europe without hoards of tourists to fight your way through.

Step back in time

This country has something that is hard to find and impossible to mimic – it offers tourists and travellers a time warped experience where you will feel as though you have stepped back in time (in a good way). People drive at a slower pace, vegetables and herbs grow in neighbourhood gardens, the air feels cleaner, everyone knows everyone, and it’s impossible not to immediately begin to appreciate the simpler things in life.

Effortless beauty and epic landscapes

Bosnia and Herzegovina has it all – lush green landscapes, unspoiled nature, incredible views, and enchanting forests that are home to wolves and wild animals. In the south you will also find a small stretch of the coastline with crystal clear waters, but much of the country is home to some of Europe’s most scenic countryside that changes at almost every turn.

Be welcomed into a family home as one of their own

One of the first things I noticed upon arriving into Blagaj, Herzegovina, was the warmest and most hospitable welcoming I have encountered in Europe. The guest house I had booked for my week long stay in this small fisherman’s village just 12kms from popular Mostar was run by a family of four who welcomed me with coffee and chocolate on arrival, a brief introduction to the area and surrounding towns, as well as a comfortably appointed guest room with a cooked breakfast daily. Throughout my stay I was also offered coffee and sweet treats in the afternoon, as well as assistance with my travel plans in the vicinity. 

Get active

Whether you want to bike, hike, raft or swim…. You can do it all in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Activities are of course weather dependent, but all year round you can find something outdoorsy to partake in. My Spring visit was the perfect time to hike around the countryside and explore with absolutely no tourists around and almost perfect weather conditions.

It’s cheap

Budgeting can easily become one of the immediate downfalls to travel, but if you’re travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina you can forget the thought of constantly watching your budget, as it is incredibly cheap to get by with food and living costs (particularly when comparing to other European countries). You could easily get by here for around $30-$50 per day.

Quality food

Not just will you find quality Bosnian food… but also quality produce and products used in the process of making said food. When I asked a local about ‘organic products’ I was greeted with a smile and reassurance that almost everything grown here is organic. You can expect juice oranges, luscious red tomatoes, and whatever else you can think of.

A central base to explore the nearby Balkans

The positioning just out of Mostar in Blagaj was the perfect base to see the nearby countries and towns. From here it was easy to access Mostar, Dubrovnik (Croatia), and Budva (Montenegro) – three ‘must-sees’ during the visit to this area.


The culture of Sarajevo, the nature in the countryside, the warm welcoming in the villages…. Everywhere you look in Bosnia and Herzegovina is so diverse and eclectic that it is difficult to pinpoint just one facet of the country that makes you fall in love with it so easily.

Tourism is still picking up here

The war that ended in 1995 has sadly had a lasting impact on the countries’ tourism industry. This was a devastating era in Bosnia’s history with over 100,000 people losing their lives during the war. Even today there are still prominent signs of the war throughout the country, with derelict buildings and bullet holes in walls. But to say this is reflective of the B&H of the present day is to severely misconstrue reality. Season by season, the country is seeing more and more visitors make their way here to discover the beauty on offer… so it’s just a matter of time before tourism really kicks into overdrive. Now is the perfect time to visit B&H.

Visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina helps the future of the country

Bosnia and Herzegovina has had a turbulent past, which has proven to be a reputation that has been hard to shake. Visiting the country not only supports the economy, but will also boost tourism and the future prospects of the country. Without a doubt the country has re-opened its doors to tourism, which is constantly on the increase, but the country is still relatively undermined for all it has to offer. This creates a win-win for tourists and locals alike as the country continues to rebuild in the 21st Century.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Most Wearable Spring 2014 Trends

Here are 10 most wearable spring 2014 fashion trends, straight off the runway:

1. Pastels are IN again. From a minty-green board-shorts suit to a sexy-CEO lilac dress to sporty baby blue bombers... The sky is the limit on how pastell-happy you want to get.

Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung & Rebecca Taylor

2. Boxy, cropped jackets. The boxy, cropped silhouette can come in a plethora of prints and textures to pair easily with a fit-and-flare or body-con dress, tailored trousers, office-ready skirts, and your go-to jeans.

BCBG Max Azria, Rebecca Minkoff, Thakoon

3. Contrast-Collar Button-Downs. Menswear-inspired dress shirt enjoys a makeover with contrasting color and textured collars and cuffs. It is perfect for sneakily kicking up your work outfit.

Alexander Wang, Costello Tagliapietra, Altuzarra

4. Wide-Leg Trousers. Easy to wear and ultra chic, wide-leg trousers made a huge showing on the spring runways.

BCBG Max Azria, Trina Turk, Rosie Assoulin

5. Cool Bomber Jackets. This sporty layering piece got edgier with colorful prints, luxe textures and fabrics, and sporty-cool detailing. 

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Milly, Tracy Reese

6. Tea-Length Skirts. The tea-length is between midi and maxi, and it's perfect for spring. It can be modern as mini when you pair it with a cropped top to offset the length. You can also get a look with tea-length dress.

Christian Siriano, Alice + Olivia, Proenza Schouler

7. Sweater Dressing. This is an easy-chic piece to pair with tailored pants, flirty skirts, and blousy shorts. 

Trina Turk, Altuzarra, Mara Hoffman

8. Tuxedo-Meets-Athletic-Striped Trousers. The athletic stripe smartens up with tuxedo detailing on these sporty-meets-sophisticated tailored trousers. 

J.Crew, Costello Tagliapietra, BLK DNM

9. The Shift Blouse. The shift blouse is easy, but so much more sophisticated. Have some fun with extra details, like exciting prints, luxurious textures, and varying necklines. 

Cyntia Rowley, Clover Canyon. Calvin Klein

10. Collarless Coats. When it comes to collarless coats, you could always go safe with a neutral or solid color, but you can always take a risk with fun prints or embellished denim. 

J.Crew, Rachel Zoe, Clover Canyon

Saturday, March 8, 2014

International Women's Day with Lancôme

On 8 March, International Women’s Day, Lancôme distributed silk roses to female passengers in 69 travel retail doors worldwide. A message was attached to each rose, which read (in various languages): '8th March 2013', 'Lancôme celebrates Women’s Day', 'Lancôme loves women', 'La vie est belle', 'Life is beautiful.' 

The message references Lancôme’s latest women’s fragrance, 'La Vie Est Belle', and invited travellers to discover – or rediscover – the product. 21,000 roses were distributed in one day. Lancôme described the event as 'joyful' and 'a huge success'.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

DIY: Statement Necklace for Spring

Will you be wearing statement necklaces this spring ? Though some of the previous Hollywood shows saw minimal sparkle, the Oscars red carpet saw few beautiful ladies wearing shiny and stunning statements necklaces. So, I guess they are still IN. 

I love jewelry DIY's, and here is one quite simple and easy. Make your own statement necklace for spring. 

Materials Needed:
- rope
- superglue
- a piece of felt
- rhinestones
- scissors
- jewelry plyers
- needle and thread
- 2 end caps
- a lobster clasp and jump rings

1. Cut out your felt into squares and then plan your design. You may want to draw it or copy the one we have created. Using a toothpick or skewer, put some glue onto the back of the rhinestones.

2. Begin applying the crystals to the felt.

3. Continue creating your pattern.

4. Once you have made your pattern, let it dry overnight.

5. Cut out the pattern, making sure to cut as close to the crystals as possible so that the felt can't be seen.

6. Add glue to the end caps and press them onto the ends of the rope.

7. Add a jump ring to one end cap and a jump ring and lobster clasp to the other end.

8. Sew or glue your jewel clusters to the necklace, making sure they are centered.

9. And here it is, you have your perfect statement necklace for spring! :)

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