Oct 21, 2013

No Eyes




HEAD Genève yearly hosts a fashion show where their students can present their creations. I signed up to attend for the first time this year as my sister was one of the models. I had to look hard to recognize her. The styling was smoky eyes without mascara, and hair pulled back with gel. 

The goodie bags where neatly put on the front row chairs, you could sense a little anxiety of the students coming back and forth to their loved ones in the audience, and finally the lights went dark, the show began, and I shazamed the music. 

Each collection was unique, but one in particular that made my jaw drop was Jeremy Gaillaird's collection "I heard about a shell who wanted to be a molt".  The jury found his collection as special as I did and he took home the HEAD Bongénie prize. 


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Oct 5, 2013

Sweet Like Chocolate


Honold

Honold

Chocolate sculpture

Chocolate art


Plane from "Confi-choc"
Batiment des forces motrices, Genève

Salon International des chocolatiers et du chocolat took place this weekend in Geneva. I went this morning to have a bite. The exhibit was quite small, but there was plenty of taste possibilities to give me an overdose of chocolate (of all kinds: truffles, liqueur, hot chocolate...)

A stand that stood out was Honold, from Zurich. They offered so many different spices, colours, textures, and shapes of chocolates.  They had lemon flavoured jetons, with a popping sensation in your mouth, which was a surprise. There were also filled chocolates with alcohol, coated in a blue metallic powder. 

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Oct 3, 2013

Prommesses




Le Metropole, Monaco
I came to this stunning hotel a couple of years ago, and now the pool area has been completely transformed by none other than Mr. Lagerfeld. Back then it was a beautiful oasis, and it still is, but perhaps with a bit more chic edge to it. Odessey is the ideal place to enjoy a light lunch.

"Hotel Metropole unveils ODYSSEY, a concept created by Karl Lagerfeld featuring a new swimming pool and Joël Robuchon's third restaurant within the hotel."

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Oct 2, 2013

Get Lucky

Steps up to the Casino
Le Metropole shopping centre
Casino de Monte-Carlo
Mirror, mirror...
Van Cleef & Arpels
Chanel Jewellery 






I took a stroll along the sea, and for some window shopping. The boutiques of all leading brands in fashion are right next to each other, it was like flicking through the September issue of Vouge, full of autumn news.

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Sep 30, 2013

Monaco Yacht Show 2013

MYS 2013 Quattroelle behind me
Lurssen's Quattroelle
Welcome drink and taking off shoes
"Zig zag" Eurocopter EC 135



"Zig zag" Eurocopter EC 135


"Zig zag" Eurocopter EC 135 

Monaco's harbour by night


Monaco's harbour by night
Cocktail reception at Quattroelle
Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder
I was invited to join a cocktail reception on "Quattroelle", the biggest yacht of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013 that was recently launched. As the sun set, there were two world premieres onboard the Lurssen yacht, the "Zig zag" Eurocopter EC135 and the Porsche 918 Spyder.

I remember eurocopter collaboration with Hermes, and when I saw the "Zig zag" I thought it must have been designed by Missoni but I was wrong. The "Zig zag" by Rita Weber is a "collectable" art helicopter and the helipad has the same design. The interior is prestigious as well,  Loro Piana's cashmere coat the walls for example. I loved the paint scheme, and the overall design is really neat.

The view from the yacht was breathtaking, and the event linked all modes of transport together, by land, by sea, and by air.



Sep 29, 2013

Sunday

Fairmont, Monte Carlo


Horizon Restaurant
Hotel Fairmont

Billionaire Sunset Lounge
Billionaire Sunset Lounge

Changing place for the weekend feels like a fresh of breath air. An invitation to the yacht show and a little curiosity for a master program lead me to Monaco. The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the biggest event's of the city, the hotels were fully booked months in advance, and the sea saturated with all sized boats. I was more than happy be walking around without a sweater in what was left of the warm summer.

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Sep 13, 2013

Long Time

Long hair 

Like everyone else, I felt obliged to go with the technological flow, this time Instagram.You can find me at: @vikinicky. I was amazed at how the likes drill in by the second right after posting. For the past 3 years I haven't let my hair-dresser cut it many centimeters and now it's finally at my waist. Rapunzel long hair is pretty, but very heavy and high maintenance.


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Sep 9, 2013

K.I.S.S.I.N.G



Burberry's  lovely fall accessories

The yearly Vendanges de Genève gives you the opportunity to take a sip of the region's different wines at selected stores, while discovering the fall/winter collection. Love is definitely in the air at Burberry this fall. The cute heart-print in calf hair cover the gloves, the slippers and the bags.


If you want to spread the love electronically, you can seal your letter with your own kiss and pick a lipstick of your liking. Google and Burberry teamed up to "humanise technology" with this project. I think it's a splendid idea. You can track your message as it is being sent by Google Earth technologies, as well as view all the letters being sent worldwide.



Sep 4, 2013

July Flame

Twilly - Hermès

Jeans shorts - True Religion
Twilly Bouclerie d'attelage (Rose indien, orange, rouge) - Hermès

The Hermès carré comes in several sizes, now here's a skinny silk scarf, the Twilly. It gives an intense splash of colour to all my looks whether it's a pair of jeans or a LBD. I mostly wear as a bracelet, but I will also put it on a ponytail, or hang it on my handbag's handle.

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Sep 2, 2013

We Own It

Dress - H&M Divided

This dress has an edgy attitude. It definitely stands out and will be able to provoke. With the zipper and the simple colours, it's sporty enough to be worn with a pair of converse. I ask this question from time to time, and I wish I could have worn it exactly at the right moment.

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Sep 1, 2013

Magnet


Blazer - Dirk Bikkembergs
Jeans - Armani exchange 
Falabella Shaggy Deer Fold Over Clutch- Stella Mccartney 
Heels - Hogan



Here's some of the latest news in my wardrobe. I found the blazer in Bikkembergs huge store in Milan, and the heels at FoxTown Outlet just outside of Milan. The baby blue clutch was a birthday gift from my dear friends.

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Aug 13, 2013

My Head Is A Jungle





Vest - Zara
Skirt - H&M
Belt - Sandro


Birthday celebrations at sunset by the lake with liters of rosé. I camouflaged into the setting of the place and our heels sank down in the sand.

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Aug 8, 2013

Undressed

Balloons covering my door
Dress - Patrizia Pepe
Heels - Sergio Rossi
Appe cake
Happy birthday girl
I turned one year older last month, and perhaps a little bit wiser. Great day with yoga, a family lunch and a friend's amazing pool party that continued until late late hours bringing nice surprises :) ...
My own celebration was postponed til the week after.

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