Wednesday, 30 April 2014

New in: YSL Pink Neillia

On several blogs I read about the spring collection of YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks; no. 31, 32, 33 and 34. The colours seemed gorgeous and perfect for spring. I decided to check out the lipsticks and was pleasantly surprised!

I choose for no. 33; Pink Neillia (Rose Neillia) which is pink/orange. When you see the lipstick you don't immediately think the colour is gorgeous but once you put it on it is amazing! The lipstick is so soft and silky and it is quite long-lasting. You can wear the lipstick with a more simple eye look and have your lips get the attention! I am definitely in love with this one! 

Wisdom Wednesday

(Picture from Pinterest)

I love this simple yet inspiring quote! Actually, to have all kind of things in life doesn't mean anything. You have to cherish the moments with your family & friends, the moments when you feel happy, the moments when you travel around the world and so on! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Vintage New York City

I hope you had a great weekend! It is time again to get inspired by great vintage pictures from the most beautiful and sparkling city in the world! Today's theme is 1950s. 

These girls are on a lunchbreak and it seems like they are discussing the latest gossips. The fashion in this pic is great; the skirts, jackets and bags. It is like the Sex and the City but set in the 1950s! I love it!  

Enjoying the view from the top of the Empire State State Building in the 1950s. It is so great to see that people back then dressed up and didn't walk in sneakers and comfortable clothes,. They look so sophisticated!

Lastly this amazing picture from a newspaper stand taken in the 1950s. The old magazines, newspapers and the sleeping men makes this picture very interesting and authentic!
(Pictures from Pinterest)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Colourful spring handbags..with discount!

After a crazy week I finally have time to write a new post. Sometimes I find it a bit difficult to keep my blog updated while having a fulltime job. I love to write so I definitely continue with Soho Styles and let's start this lovely weekend with talking about gorgeous handbags!  

We all love pretty handbags but sometimes the prices are ridiculous. Every heard of The Outnet? It is the outlet from Net-a-Porter and it offers great discounts on designer handbags. Some items are sold out quickly and they add new designers on a regular basis. These are my favourite spring handbags from the website at the moment:

1. Michael Kors, textured-leather tote, 60% off
2. Marc Jacobs, the single quilted leather shoulder bag, 45% off
3.Tory Burch, Amanda textured leather tote, 45% off
4. Botkier, legacy small lizard-effect leather tote, 50% off
5. Botkier, honore small leather tote, 50% off 
6. MCQ Alexander McQueen, 50% off

Friday, 18 April 2014

A Day in Amsterdam

Last week I had a free day of work and since it was a while ago I visited Amsterdam we decided to spend the day over there. From my hometown to Amsterdam is only 45 minutes by train, so close by! During the day I took some pictures, but sometimes I forgot to take out my camera, but here is an impression of a lovely day!

We were walking around and stumbled upon a book market at a small square behind Spui. 
I love old books and magazines! 

There are many houses in Amsterdam that are somewhat askew, like this very small house in De 9 Straatjes.  

Every time we go to Amsterdam we must eat at Pancakes! Amsterdam. The place is quite small and mostly there is a queue outside but it is certainly worth the waiting! The 'poffertjes', which are the smaller little pancakes, are heavenly! So was the rest! We ordered a cheese, spinach and mushroom one and a apple, cinnamon and nut mix pancake. 

After finishing everything (yes, really, our plates were literally empty) we decided to do something cultural. The Rijksmuseum has re-opened after 10 years of renovation and is certainly worth a visit. 

Of course we had to see (and with us many other visitors) the masterpiece ' Nachtwacht' of Rembrandt van Rijn. It was extremely crowded at the painting and it was a challenge to take a picture.

Look at this amazing library! I feel like I am in a Harry Potter movie! 

Shoes from the 15th century

 A YSL dress inspired by Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan. It is designed in the 1950s.

After walking around for a few hours we decided it was time for dinner. We heard about a place at Waterlooplein; 'Woo Bros' and decided to give it a try. Oh men, why did we not visit this place earlier! They have amazing food and too much choice. We went for the shoft shell crab sushi roll (which is definitely my favourite)

Salmon sashimi with avocado and ginger-soy dressing 

Tuna tataki and a few other dishes but we finished those before I could take a picture. After dinner we went back home. Of course we did some shopping as well but I will show you that in another post! 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Alexander Wang for H&M

It is confirmed! Alexander Wang will be the guest designer for H&M this year! The designer, who is also the creative director of Balenciaga, will create a men and women collection as well as accessories. I am very curious to the accessories while I love the bags of Alexander Wang! Unfortunately we have to wait for some time; the collection will be unveiled on November 6, 2014. Are you looking forward to this collaboration?

Monday, 14 April 2014

What's in my bag

Happy Monday! For today I thought it would be nice to do a What's In My Bag. I always enjoy to read and watch this at other bloggers and You-tubers.

Please meet my Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Smack Natasha Bag. It has an embossed lip pattern and the leather is so soft and light. I got it for my birthday last year and it is so beautiful!

At the moment I am reading the book; "Bij Starbucks heet ik Amy" (translated in English: At Starbucks my name is Amy). This is about a Dutch/Belgian journalist who moved to New York City and is sharing her experiences. Next to his, I have my wallet (also Marc by Marc Jacobs) and my sunglasses. For beauty products I have my small pouch with lovely owls, a miniature of Dior (smelling amazing!), my Babylips from Maybelline and a YSL lipstick. I always, always have an extra hair elastic and pin in my bag and a small mirror. This one is from Victoria's Secret. Lastly, In the small etui on the right is my public transportation card. Oh and my iPod, but I could not find my headphones....

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Spring Clutches: Kotur

I received a few wedding invitations of friends who will wed this spring. So it is time to shop for dresses, heels and clutches! (I know, so aweful). Since I am obsessed with bags, I tell myself I absolutely need a new clutch to attend these weddings and forget to start looking for dresses first. A clutch is part of the outfit and If I could choose I would go for a clutch from Kotur. This brand has amazing clutches, especially from the spring 2014 collection. The first one has a gorgeous blue colour, which is also available in a more pink / purple shade. The second one has a beautiful flower pattern and will fit perfectly with a mint green dress. The clutch in the shape of a bird cage is crazy, funny crazy! I don't know if I would go for that one, but I had to show you guys! Which one is your favourite? By the way, it is very nice to read about the brand Kotur and the women behind these gorgeous bags. You can read it here.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Documentary Dior et Moi

Almost every fashion house has a documentary about their couture collections. Dior could not leave behind and their first documentary will be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on 17 April 2014. 

The documentary shows how creative director Raf Simons is designing his debut collection for the French fashion house. With this documentary you get a peek behind the scenes and see the whole process from designing on paper, to the fashion show on the catwalk. I can't wait to see this documentary! I enjoy watching these kind of documentaries while it shows the mysterious world behind the gorgeous clothes hanging in the shops. I hope the documentary will be available on YouTube in a while, if so, I will definitely post it on my blog! 
(Photo by Tribeca Film)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Liebster Award

I was pleasantly surprised when I read a comment of Tania from the blog Inspire My Fancy on one of my posts. She nominated my blog for the Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is presented to bloggers by fellow bloggers to broaden the blogging community. Thank you so much Tania, I am happy that we met through our blogs! I love reading new posts on her blog. Her style is great and I can relate to her. Thank you so much!

Once you are nominated, here are the rules that you must follow:
1.     Thank the blogger who nominated you. 
2.     Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3.     Nominate 11 other blogs with less than 600 followers (on Bloglovin).
4.     Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5.     Tag your nominees and post a comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

Here are the 11 questions I was asked:

1. What made you start blogging?
I wanted to do something creative next to my daily job. So, inspired by all the blogs out there I started Soho Styles. 

2. What inspires you the most?
Everything I come across in the daily life from people to pretty pictures, beauty products, documentaries etc. 

3. What is your dream job?
Living in NYC and writing about my life there. Or making documentaries about this city and its extraordinary people. 

4. Do you like to read blogs, or just look at the pictures?
I love to read blogs, but sometimes pictures say more than words. 

5. What would you love to see more of in the blogging community?
I think it's good to stay true to yourself and your interests, blog about what you like!

6. If you could do anything you wanted, what would you do?
I think I would like to travel around the world. 

7. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Beyonce! She is so inspirational!

8. What are you happiest doing?
Sitting outside in the sun, travelling and simply having fun with friends and family.  

9. What are the most inspirational blogs that you follow, and why?
Difficult! There are so many inspirational blogs. Perhaps I go with The Sartorialist, because his pictures are amazing! 

10.What do you do when you are not blogging?
Working at my fulltime job, meet up with family and friends and watch too many TV shows. 

11.Which season do you love most, and why?
Spring! Not too cold and not too warm!

Here are my nominees and the questions:

1. Covet and Acquire by Aleesha Harris 
2. Indie by Heart by Satu
3. Silk and Smoke by Ana
4. My Glossy Affair by Charu Sharma
5. A Sweet World by Sabina Rijal
6. Pati's Place by Madam Pattinka
7. The Beauty Diaries by Ioanna Chiotelli
8. The Retail Therapist by Whitney 
9. Chriissydollxo by Christine Uy
10. The Dainty Dolls House
11. Style & Paper
1. What is your favourite city in the world?
2. How long do you blog and how did you start?
3. Which posts on blogs do you like to read the most? 
4. What do you think of vlogging, would you consider doing that?
5. What or who inspired you the most?
6. What is your favourite quote?
7. What is your dream job? 
8. Which celebrity would you like to be for one day?
9. What is your favourite make up brand?
10. What would you love to see more of in the blogging community?
11. What do you love to do besides blogging?

Thank you again Tania for thinking of me!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Words to live by

Today it's time for some words to live by. I think these quotes are very inspirational and also very true. It is good to take minute and read the quotes carefully and get inspired! If you are creative and like to DIY, you can print them out, frame them and decorate your interior! Have a great weekend! 

(Pictures from Pinterest)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Beauty Review: Chanel, Chance Eau Fraiche

After smelling and spraying many perfumes, I decided to treat myself on a new perfume; Chance from Chanel. I choose for Eau Fraiche while I think this one smells the best compared to the other two of Chance. It is not too sweet compared to Eau Tendre, which I thought was a bit too scented for me. This one smells light and fresh due to the citrus and hyacinth and is combined with floral scents. I think this perfume is perfect for spring and I can definitely recommend this one to you guys! Every time I wear it, I feel all happy and ready for summer! 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Living in Greenwich Village

As you probably know I loveeee to peek into someone's home to see how it is decorated, especially the houses in New York City. 

The Daily Mail reported that the house of ex-couple Kate Moss and Johnny Depp is for rent. The house is situated in Greenwich Village and has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a floating bathtub. The house is dated back to the 1800s, which I think is great, I love historic details, and is called a Carriage House. The apartment rent is $19,000 per month, such a bargain (ahem).

I love the outdoor garden space which is really lovely in the middle of the city. The big windows and the balcony are also gorgeous. I definitely can see myself living there (in my dreams...). 

(Source: The Daily Mail)