OLD SCHOOL KIRA KIRA: sequins & gucci gang

Diana Vreeland once said “The eye must travel“, I believe “The eye will always travel to the light“, [yes I did just quote me-self].

 

 

What better way to catch all that shine and wrap it in your outfit than a good old sequin piece.

I inherited this black vintage beauty from my grandma almost ten years ago.

 

 

STYLING TIP: I think the key for wearing your sequins is matching them with completely different but complementing textures; like satin, velvet, silk, taffeta or anything that will stand out on its own and aid on making the sequin embellished garment stand out as well [not that all those sparkles won’t do the job]

 

One of my personal faves is matching black sequins with leather trousers, I feel like a sexy rock n roll star whenever I pull that look

 

 

 

It’s the been real life all sparkles look since 2500BC [nerd alert], before we saw the world through the glamorous lens of KiraKiraApp

 

 

@ Rent a Dress PDE I found so many gorgeous pieces for the holidays, for going out and for all the glam parties I’ve been attending to this year which you already know of if you follow my stories on Instagram

 

I got you a 10% disscount code: tsdutchess10

 

 

 

I also found cool clutches and fancy shoes, if you’re around in Punta I strongly recommend going to their showroom, promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

LITTLE BLACK KIRA KIRA JACKET: Grandma = Vintage

SATIN MAXI DRESS: h&m

SEQUIN BODY SUIT: Rent a Dress PDE

SEQUIN PLAYSUIT: Rent a Dress PDE

BLACK STILETTO PUMPS: Gucci

GOLD STUDDED CLUTCH: Rent a Dress PDE

BLACK VELVET MARMONT BAG: Gucci

10% discount code @Rent a Dress PDE: tsdutchess10

 

 

Namasté babes!

 

 

 

 

FALLON CARRINGTON: The new buji binging material

In South America:

December & January = Renewing Tan Lines

December & January = Weddings

December & January = Glam Season

I mean, this side of the world sees the most glam parties happen all at once, almost as if they don’t want you to be able to attend them all, but we all get planners in our phones nowadays.

 

 

 

For the ladies out there like me, it’s the perfect opportunity to go all out [not that I wouldn’t if i felt like it any other day of the year, ehem *clears throat clarifying]

 

And an ode to shinny disco balls with this magnificent dress I picked up from Rent a Dress, the new life solving service in Punta del Este, went in, had fun at their closet, the hostess Lety is a sweetie pie that made me Chinese Rose Tea and shared her Italian Dream Summer Travel Stories with me, picked up what I would be needing for glam season, done.

 

Everything from dresses, blazers, shoes [I spotted Louboutins] and handbags, they got it.

You’re in? Get 10% off after you make your appointment and quote “tsdutchess10”

#disclaimer no I’m not getting paid to tell you this, I just thought you might want a discount code because well, don’t we all?

 

 

 

I’m talking sequins, big bouncy curls, shoulder pads [anyone else obsessed with Dynasty’s aesthetic?]

All topped up with my latest re-discovery Christian Louboutin Rouge Nail Polish , we had an inseparable affair back in 2015 and now this baby is back in my life for good, talk about buji nails

 

 

 

 

I mean, I might be taking a big leap here

but helloooo…Fallon Carrington = 2017’s Blair Waldorf

 

 

 

 

I said it, and I’m not taking it back, I mean Queen B will always have a special place in our hearts, after all, she landed Chuck, but I’m a millennial and I NEED new buji binging material on a regular basis..

 

 

Fallon Carrington’s aesthetic was the inspo on this outfit, a little rebel rebel with over the knee suede boots [which I got for a bargain here], sequins and shoulder pads for those 80’s basics, my Céline bracelet which I barely ever take off [and to which I found you an adorable under U$S 10 version] my go to winged eye liner which happens to be FC’s go to as well [oh my goshhhhh we are practically sisters] and my go to hairstyle when I wanna look like I made an effort, honestly it couldn’t be easier, watch my tutorial here

 

 

HAIRSTYLE: The Southern Dutchess on YouTube

DRESS: Rent a Dress Pde (get 10% off with the code “tsdutchess10”)

MAKE UP: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation & Guerlain Eye Liner

NAIL POLISH: Christian Louboutin Red

BOOTS: Missguided [similar here, here, here and here]

BRACELET: Céline [affordable version here]

EARINGS: Kenneth Cole New York

 

 

Namasté!

 

 

A FAIRYTALE AFFAIR : Luxembourg

Just my basics on the [highly democratic] city of Luxembourg.

 

 

How to get around

 

I had been in Luxembourg City last winter, and fallen head over heels for the rather princess’ like architecture, however, it wasn’t until this summer that I truly unravelled her. Regardless of her snobish façade, she caters for all tastes and budgets.

 

It’s legit where Europeans who don’t do beaches escape Europe in the summer, picture all the services from a big city without the hecticness of it, basically just like Paris after popping any-kind-of-Pam.

 

Oh, and they have 3 national languages, yes 3! Luxembourgish [ok this one I don’t speak], German & French, oh and if that isn’t enough, everyone knew English and many of them Spanish too, it was cultural [middle ages] heaven.

 

 

Where to crash

 

 

 

As per hotel’s you find everything from Relais Chateaux allies, see what was my home away from home  at 18 Place D’Armes, a beautiful boutique relique; to your classic go to luxe hotels, case & point on another occasion I nested at the Sofitel.

And although I didn’t see for myself, I know for a fact there are 2 and 3 star hotels thanks to booking.com and I remember seeing one right next to ours at the Place D’Armes called Hotel Café Français.

 

 

Where to dine

 

Breakfast in bed during holidays is a must for me, however being a huge fan of the salade de chèvre chaud, and having spent a month in Germany prior to my arrival in Luxembourg, I let my 6th sense walk me to the Place D’Armes restaurant that makes one of my fave versions of it.

If you’re after the vibes of the Place D’Armes view and atmosphere but not too keen on the price tag, there are plenty of affordable restaurants, right next to Michelin Star rated ones..I mean..does the democratic description make sense already?

Don’t forget the rosé!

 

 

Like any good European city in the summer, it’s acceptable for it to be wine o’clock all day.

Café de Paris carries a great selection, not that you’ll notice after the 3rd glass, and a beautiful terrace perfect for sipping with your shades on à la Audrey. If you wanna do funky atmosphere & cocktails with breathtaking views of the city, then L’Observatoire is the place, located on a high floor over Sofitel Grand Ducal.

 

  

For beers and pub food head down to the Valley and Scott’s Pub shall provide.

 

 

Where to shop?

Curiously enough, Rue Philippe II houses everyones tastes [& pockets]; I mean, first shopped at Louis Vuitton and literally crossed the street to H&M and got the dress on the first photo, need I say more?

 

I can go on and on about the walks, entertainment and gastro-fashion experience at Luxembourg, however what keeps me coming back for more is the people, legit one of the friendliest places I’ve ever set foot on.

Hopefully this will make for a discovery starting point for other #wanderlusters out there.

 

Namasté!

 

 

 

COPPER DRESS: H&M

GREY SHIRT-SWEATER FOR THE LAZY ONES DRESS: SHEIN

WHITE COAT: MAJE

HANDBAGS: CHANEL & CÉLINE

SUNNIES: CÉLINE

WATCH: MICHAEL KORS

BRACELET: CÉLINE