Little Black Book

fashion

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I never thought that fashion was that hard. Fashion has been a huge part of my life, and it is still something that keeps me busy during the day. When I was little, I wanted to become a fashion designer. I learnt how to sew, I bought some books, some fabrics, some patterns and I started making some clothes. I drew my designs in tons of “topmodel” – books (does anyone remember those books (: ). Now, 7 years later, I don’t make clothes anymore, I don’t design clothes anymore and I don’t want to become a designer anymore. That doesn’t mean fashion disappeared out of my head. I still think about it every single minute.

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When I read Little Black Book by Sophie Valkiers from Fashionata, I fell in love with fashion again. I rushed trough this amazingly helpful book and I loved almost every single part of it. Honestly, I’ve read some stuff in this book that was a little bit offensive towards people who wear things that weren’t okay, according to Sophie. But apart from that she has done an amazing job and maybe I’m just a little bit to sensitive (probably that).  I recommend this book to anyone who wants to look like a fashion goddess or people who want to look chic, no matter what they’re wearing. She taught me some very important things fashion wise and beauty wise. And I’m very thankful to her, for making me realize that I had to do something with my closet, which is a disaster.

8 important things I’ve learnt from Sophie:

  • BOOBS OR LEGS. Or a huge décolleté or a very high skirt/dress/shorts. Never ever both of them if you want to look classy.
  • KEEP IT NATURAL. You don’t want to look like a doll, so don’t be generous with your mascara and foundation. Some concealer, highlighter, mascara and red or nude lips are the way to go.
  • ANYTIME GLITTERS. You can wear glitters whenever you want. They aren’t just for new years eve. Wear them whenever, wherever you want. But again, keep it simple and don’t just wear glitters. Combine them with simple and timeless pieces.
  • BODYSHAPE > TRENDS. Don’t wear the trend if it doesn’t suit you. You’ll look better in pieces that fit you than in pieces that everyone wears.
  • WOW-FACTOR AND SOME LUXURY. If you make fashion pictures, “hide” a wow-factor in your pictures or make sure there is a little sign of luxury. Like a perfectly manicured hand, an amazing background, a different pose, a shopping bag from an awesome store, some roses,…
  • QUALITY > QUANTITY. It’s more important to buy some high quality pieces than buy a lot of bad quality pieces. Save money for pieces you really want to have instead of buying pointless pieces.
  • MULTIPLES. If you have found an amazing timeless piece, buy a few of them. In different colours or exactly the same. You won’t regret it.
  • BE COMFORTABLE. Don’t wear pieces you don’t feel comfortable in. Buy pieces you absolutely love, that you look stunning in.

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My favorite part of the book was the one where she explained how to look like “one of those girls”. And With one of those girls I mean the ones that take away your breath when you see them. They look so natural and simple. Skinny jeans, red lips, messy bun, big sunglasses,… But they look CLASSY AS HELL.

Sophie Valkiers is obviously an amazing blogger with an amazing sense of fashion and style. Here are a few of my favorite outfits of her.