A White Christmas

A White Christmas

  Hello my darlings, It’s Christmas Eve and after I’ve finished decorating the house and cooking all the Christmas food, I’ve decided to share a little blog post to wish you a Merry Christmas and show you how a white Christmas looks, in case you aren’t having one where you live! Summer has always been my favourite season, but despite that, December has a very special place in my heart and over the years, it has slowly become my favourite time of the year. And can you blame me? It gives me so much joy because it brings together all my family, spoils me with all the traditional food I’m missing all year and everything around me looks sparkling and full of lights. Regardless if you’re celebrating Christmas or not, I’m sure you all love to see the cities coming to life and having all  kind of events that bring people together for laughter and hot drinks, because at the end of the day, it’s a holiday season for everyone, we all travel home to see family and friends and end the year in a festive way! As I am typing, it doesn’t look like I will be getting the white Christmas I have been hoping for, but luckily, I got to see some snow a few days ago, because (if you grew up with snowy Decembers, you know this) it just doesn’t feel the same if I come home for Christmas and there is no snow around. In a minimalistic manner, I dressed in all black and a touch of colour. The accesories were a bit of faux...
Slow Motion

Slow Motion

Hello from home, I have finally got a bit of time to sit down and write some thoughts. Being home is always great, and I often don’t realise how fast time flies – I can’t believe I have been home for a week now. Being home for a limited time, especially for the holidays, always adds a pressure, like you want to do/see/eat everything that you have missed while being away, while also spending 100% time with family, friends and let’s not forget you brought yourself a list of to-dos from school. work etc. And all of a sudden what was set to be a holiday, is a scheduled time frame, but oh wait – you are actually here to relax. A paradox, right? When you have been doing this for a few years, like me, you become a pro at handling these things, and by that I mean prioritise, because let’s be honest, you can’t possibly do them all if you have the least amount of sleep in mind as well. So slowly, time spent at home or with my family has become the most important thing, even if that means missing out on social gatherings, events etc. I guess it’s the best way to feel that you are actually at home. So I’ve been slowing it down, spent time baking for Christmas instead of wandering around the city and I became more realistic with the amount of work I’ll get done before heading back. Also, I have been dressing much more casual, wanting to feel comfortable and cozy, and even if there hasn’t been any snow here,...
Parisienne

Parisienne

Bonjour mes amis, As I get comfy in my blanket on this crispy Sunday, I am thinking about my warmer days in Paris and so I thought it’s about time I share with you one of my outfits that I packed in my super small suitcase that got me to my graduation and from there to Paris, so had a mix of things – it did good though! Walks through Paris are always beautiful, I was like a kid smiling on the streets and stopping and starring at the architecture, it’s something that I always admired about Paris, and it’s what makes it unique as well. There is a top 3 things I want to do in Paris everytime I am there – walk around, eat from a boulangerie, and have an evening of wine and Macarons. And as rushed my trip seemed, I managed to do all these 3, while also attending classes at the Institut Français de la Mode. With my trip partner (who turned photographer for this post) being as in love with Paris as I am, all the wine, Macarons and cheese platters were always accompanied by laughter and good vibes! What made the trip special and more fashion focused was a trip to Kenzo’s new concept store and the story behind it as well as a visit to Yves Saint Laurent’s museum, which was extraordinary – if you are in Paris, you should definitely go! Unfortunately I did not manage to see Dior’s exhibition, but I managed to visit Colette before its shut down on 20th December so I am quite happy with all I’ve...
Simple As That

Simple As That

Hello hello, How is it already winter and how are we only 6 weeks away from Christmas? It’s beyond me. And I know you’ve heard this a gazillion times and it’s a world-known cliché, but time flies, man! Like seriously, this year is almost over? Unbelievable! The amount of things that changed this year is huge, but let’s not get to the reflective post on the year just yet, it’s still November, right? Talking about time flying, my last post was on London Fashion Week and I was away with business. Ever since, I travelled a bit more around, but with less work in mind. For starters, I returned to my homie Worcester for a couple of days to throw the mortarboard and graduate. It was such a perfect day, I felt very proud and grateful to be surrounded by my family and friends for my celebrations. Right after (and I mean right after – I didn’t bother to include sleep in my schedule) I went to Paris for a study trip at the Institut Français de la Mode to get some insight on the luxury fashion market, eat from as many boulangeries as possible, cheer glasses of French wines and indulge myself with pretty macarons. And as I usually get inspired from the places I travel, Paris is no exception, it has that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes all French people look effortlessly chic – no overflow of accessories, no layering, no overdoing it. I love that. I feel like my style is constantly changing and I’m very keen on trying out different pieces and see what works...
Summer Stories

Summer Stories

    Hello darlings, I have truly missed this, missed writing, missed you! I cannot believe my last post was in June, whaaaat? Time truly flies. And I know I ended that post with the willingness to keep writing and get back to regular posting, and for a while I really thought I would! But I ended up reaching a different conclusion and took this 3 months break, and I thought it’s time I’ll get back to it and start by telling you why… In June I have just finished my bachelor degree and as much as it has been an amazing experience, got out of it with a First Class degree, many friends and invaluable memories,  I also felt the need for time away. It’s been a very intense year where I struggled at times to stay composed and fully committed to everything I got involved in. Knowing that, I planned my summer accordingly and it was all about travelling, spending quality time with friends and family and figuring out my next steps. I even debated changes for this baby, Destray, but as good things take time, I figured I could keep posting in the meantime, because – let me tell you – while I was travelling I shot so much content and I am way too excited to share everything with you. But I am taking it one step at a time – one of the lessons I have learnt this summer and part of the new adult version of Diana, whom I’ve noticed is changing by the day so I am just trying to get to...