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28 Jul 2015

COLD SHOULDER

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Versace dress and Loewe sunglasses in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Versace dress and Loewe sunglasses in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Versace dress and Loewe sunglasses in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Versace dress and Loewe sunglasses in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Versace dress and Loewe sunglasses in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Versace dress and Loewe sunglasses in Belgium

Photos by my mama

Wearing: Versace dress
Loewe sunglasses, similar here
necklace from Italy, similar(ish) here

The unusual dichotomy of a dress meant for a glamorous night out and a gritty brick wall is something I quite enjoy. This dress was actually bought from Versace in Antwerp, and without realising it at the time, I found myself shooting it back in Belgium a few years later. I love, love, LOVE the pattern of this Versace number - it reminds me of swimming pool tiles and of cafes by the beach in Valencia. When I want to wear colour, I really want to wear it. The uniquely perfect pairing of this light, chlorinated blue and the sunny yellow just really does it for me. What do you think?

25 Jul 2015

EVENT: THOMAS COOK - 5 SENSES OF TURKEY

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Thomas Cook to promote their routes to Turkey, featuring the 5 Senses of Turkey. If you've read my blog for a while now, you may recall I visited Istanbul last year and loved it; the food, the culture, the natural beauty. So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to delve deeper.


Based on the five senses, we were treated to the following: 

Taste featured an array of beautiful mezes, cocktails and Turkish wine - the white was an interesting blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay (surprisingly tasty). Touch was a make-your-own body or face scrub set up, where I had a go at making my own natural sugar body scrub (infused with generous lashings of divine rose water). Over in the Sight section, we were encouraged to try on various traditional Turkish outfits and accessories, and at the Scent table, a selection of colourful bottles held aromas so reminiscent of my time in the heart of Istanbul I was instantly transported back. Finally, for Sound, we were treated to some traditional Turkish music (which typically has Arabic and Greek influences - really mesmerising).

Thomas Cook flies to Antalya, Bodrum (next on my Turkey list), Dalaman (or maybe this one's next?) and Izmir. 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey

Gesticulating wildly, as I am wont to do, oblivious to the camera..

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Thomas Cook event in London - 5 Senses of Turkey

Thanks to Thomas Cook for providing these photos for my use.

21 Jul 2015

THE KIM K LOOK

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided crop top, All Saints waxed leather skirt in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided crop top, All Saints waxed leather skirt in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided crop top, All Saints waxed leather skirt in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided crop top, All Saints waxed leather skirt in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided crop top, All Saints waxed leather skirt in Belgium
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Missguided crop top, All Saints waxed leather skirt in Belgium

Photos by my mum

Wearing: Missguided crop top, similar here
All Saints metallic skirt, similar here and here
leather jacket and shoes from Shanghai

Yes, I fell for it. The Kim Kardashian look. She's the Queen of crop tops and high waisted skirts, and man does she make them look gorgeous. I couldn't resist adopting the style myself. High waisted jeans have never been my thing - a little 80's for my taste, but a high waisted skirt? It's exactly the type of clothing my shorter legs are crying out for. My favourite feature is my flat stomach, so I embrace the cropped top with open arms! And when it comes to crop tops, who better to turn to than Missguided?