Thursday, May 28, 2015

Allure Du Jour

Studying for the finals is killing me! I don't have time to come talk to my Followers!
Summer has arrived and my favorite Zara skirt is my best friend for the day

Zara Pencil Skirt
Massimo Dutti Lace Top
Ray Ban Wayfarer
Zara Cross Strap Sandals
Carolina Herrera Andy Bag

xoxo, A

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Slide in Lisbon


What better way to spend the summer in the city? Sliding down a giant inflatable slide with water.
City Water Slide will visit the Portuguese capital in July 11 and 12, in Parque Eduardo VII.
The City Water Slide is an inflatable slide with two lanes and 300 meters long. Participants - which according to the rules published on the organization's website can not be less than six years or 1,20m or more than 100 kg - can lead floats and inflatables down the slide.
Tickets will be on sale next week, for a single descent the price is 10 euros, for 3 the price is 20 euros. For a single descent for two adults and two children the cost is 30 euros. If you don't want limit s and want to use the slide as many times as you want, the price for an adult is 45 euros.
It's a fun way to spend the weekend in the hot, sunny Lisbon city, splashing, laughing and sharing with others. If you visit the city on that weekend don't forget to splash and slide in Parque Eduardo VII.
Ohhhh and don't worry if you are not in town around that time, in June 20, there's another event thanks to Urban Splash. Tickets to the event range from 12.50 euros (two runs in the slide, a kit of water balloons for a "mega battle" and a water pistol) and 50 euros (unlimited access to the waterslide all day) . Families with two adults and one child pay 30 euros and are entitled to two runs per person. The initiative includes music, food, animation and a "mega war of water balloons." The minimum height to participate, as in City Water slide, is 1,20metros. The slide of 500 meters in length will be installed at Rua Major Neutel de Abreu, from the Marist School of Lisbon and Benfica Road, from 10am to 19h of June 20 (Saturday), and may extend to Sunday. 
Hope to see you there.

xoxo, A

And the Winners of the LVMH Prize are Marques'Almeida


It's amazing to awake up and see your country fashion representatives conquering an amazing prize.
Marques’Almeida is a London based womenswear brand started by Portuguese designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida. They met while still fashion school in Portugal before both acquiring experience separately, Marta in Vivienne Westwood and Paulo at Preen. Later they met again during their MA at Central Saint Martins and it was during this years that they decided to come together as designers and create their own brand. Marques'Almeida launched in 2011, and already have been awarded the NEWGEN sponsorship  from the British Fashion Council/Topshop and have shown all their collections after SS 2013 on schedule at LFW. You already saw Rihanna and FKA Twigs wearing some pieces from this brand, thanks to their more urban style.
Yesterday they won the LVMH prize for young designers, earning 300 000 euros and a year of counseling from the executives of the largest group of luxury brands in the world. Receiving the prize from the hands of Natalie Portman in the ceremony that occurred in the headquarters of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, in Paris.
The luxury jury was composed by the most famous and respected fashion personalities like Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simmons, Phoebe Philo and Ricardo Tisci, among others.
This is an amazing prize and it's a recognition that the Portuguese designers and brands can get to an international level, competing next to big brands in the fashion market.
Parabéns (Congratulations) Marques'Almeida, um orgulho como portuguesa ver vos a receber este prémio maravilhoso, estarei aqui para acompanhar as vossas conquistas no mundo da Moda.


xoxo, A

Allure Du Jour

Red is one of my favorite colors but I only have this pants to wear in the hot color. Felt like the lady in red, fierce and confident, ready to conquer the world with nude pumps on of course.

Zara White Top with Back Ties
Zara Red Crop Pants
Ray Ban Wayfarer
Bershka Nude Heels
Carolina Herrera Andy Bag

xoxo, A

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cannes Film Festival (Part III)

I haven't forgotten about Cannes, it's just that I have been really busy with law and studying for exams. I'll put you updated, my followers can not lose the Cannes Film Festival and I'm here to help.

Fourth Day: May 16

Diane Kruger in Dolce & Gabbana - Matching her outfit with the beautiful blue sea surrounding her, she really is a fashion girl, experimenting and balancing chic and easy looks, the best of the best. I love her style on the red carpet
Naomi Watts in Peter Pilotto - The perfect look from her wavy hair, make up to her accessories, all revolving around that gorgeous colorfully embroidered silk chiffon dress. The Jimmy Choo sandals are beautiful. 
Natalie Portman in Christian Dior Couture - It's not shocking that Miss Portman only wears Dior on the red carpet and she did it once again. A beautiful and chic Dior Couture was her choice this time maintaining that glamorous edge we all love Natalie for. Dior and Natalie Portman really get along together.

Eye See You


Blogging has so many benefits and one of them is connecting you to the world, meeting new people, brands and online shops. By now you must know that I love the middle east and fashion there is growing and so are their fashion offers and shops, lately I fell in love with this Instagram online shop from Jordan, Retraw_. Has amazing clothes and accessories, and you want to buy it all but for now I would take the bag with the eyes, so cute. I first saw Haya Awad, the creator of the Karlito t-shirt, with one and wanted to know where could I buy it. They have all the same size, since mini bags are the IT bags now, they are perfect, and you can choose different colors. Ohh I want them all, but I would be happy with just the red one. Beside being beautiful they have the right price, only 55 USD.
Which one is your favorite?



xoxo, A

Monday, May 18, 2015

Remember, Remember! The Fifth of November

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When you think life couldn't get better H&M drops a major bomb, Balmain is designing a line for the brand and it comes out this Fall, November 5th. I died and gone to the best brand collaboration heaven. I heard the news right before I went to bed and I am telling you, slept better than ever but at the same time super excited to get a look at the clothes, accessories that Olivier Rousteing had in mind. As I saw the news of this great collaboration, pictures of Kendall Jenner and Jordan Dunn in the red carpet next to Mr. Rousteing were circulating in the internet and my instant thought was that I wish those clothes could belong to the line. And you won't believe it, they really will be in the Fall and you can buy it, own it, wear it for life. Life is good!!
I don't know what I love more, the embellished blazer Kendall wore, the thigh-high boots, the top with mesh ropes or the silk satin skirt. I want them all. H&M, I'll be bankrupt after this line comes out.


All we have to do now is wait for November 5th. I don't think I can, wake me up when the time is right, yes?

xoxo, A


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Allure Du Jour

Summer is here, great weather, and my maxi dresses come out of the closet. I wear them around the house, they are super stylish but so comfortable and cool for this warm weather. My best friends for summer are Pepe Jeans maxi dresses, they have amazing colors and designs.


xoxo, A

Cannes Film Festival (Part II)

Third Day: May 15
Another day in Cannes, the stars look stunning in this environment, wearing the best ensembles on photocalls and red carpet. Here are the stars from day 4.
Léa Seydoux in Prada - Of course she wore Prada, not admired at all. The dress is beautiful but it's from the Fall collection and in this French Riviera environment I would prefer seeing her in something more summery. Still looks lovely
Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez - Minimalistic, summery chic and looks amazing on her.
Emma Stone in Oscar de la Renta - Ohhh wow! A star that wore the perfect LBD for a photocall. Super appropriate for this event and it's so Emma Stone. The details of the lace are beautiful. A great choice.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wish List

After a long day of study time and a little bit of yoga there's no better way to relax than doing some online shopping or just seeing what's new.
Uterqüe has amazing heels, and as a shoe lover myself of course I had to fell in love with some.
I found out that Summer is just around the corner and I don't have any sandals to wear, so I choose this gorgeous feather sandals, whether you wear jeans or a maxi dress they look so good.


The other day I went to Primark and there I found the most amazing high heel with snakeskin effect but just from putting them on my feet hurt, so that was a no buy. Instead I am thinking about this Uterqüe snakeskin effect heels, fell head offer heels for this heels. Perfect to wear them with my jeans.


My Mango black pumps are in serious need of retirement, so I have to find a new pair and this black high heels are the ones that I need.


Can you believe that I never owned a pair of red heels? How can that be? I shoe lover but never owned a pair o red pumps, such a failure. The truth is that I am kind of a picky, and if I like the shoe I don't like the red, if I like the color I don't like the heel. It's hard finding the perfect shoe. If only I had a Godmother like Cinderella!! There's no Godmother but there's Uterqüe and they have the most amazing red heels. I want them!


I think I have enough for now! Tomorrow I'll want more shoes but for now this is it! Uterqüe in bankruptcy but at least I would have fabulous shoes.

xoxo, A

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cannes Film Festival

After the Dior Cruise Collection in the French Riviera, The Follow Affair is going to Cannes, we can't stop traveling to show you all the important events of the season.
68th Cannes Film Festival has officially started and we want to see all the starts with their gowns in the red carpet of the most important film festival in existence. The eyes of all the fashionistas around the world are fixated on Cannes. Women are taking center stage as juries in the festival, with Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller. So let's start this 12 days of pure red carpet heaven.

First day: May 13

Sara Forestier in Saint Laurent - The military jacket it's perfect with her black basics style, although the shoes are completely wrong.
Sienna Miller in Balenciaga - One word, elegance!
Sophie Marceau in Nina Ricci - Super chic look, so flattering in her and the feathers details are an extra touch to this amazing lady.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Under the Riviera Sun


This Cruise Collections are making us travel all over the world. First Seoul, then Palm Springs and now French Riviera. I don't even have time to unpack my bags with so much travel. The best part is that I love traveling even if I'm only seating in my couch looking at the collections through my Mac screen.
The place was the the house owned by Pierre Cardin, Palais Bulles, with an amazing view over the sea, the house screams summer fashion show must be presented here. The perfect place to present a Cruise Collection from the most classic and french luxury house of all fashion. Presenting collections in real places gives a unique touch to the collections presented, having architecture in the mix gives a special perception of the clothes, they stand out in this amazing houses, with alien lines, unique vision from his creator.
Raf Simons did an amazing work, he gets what women nowadays needs. Inspired by the Christian Dior's fifties full skirt silhouettes, putting together things that would look terrible together but with his ideas they look brilliant, complementing each other. Plaid doesn't scream beach when you look at it but Simons did pretty awesome work turning into Cruise glamour. The fur stole was another accessory he added to the show, an item that you only use in winter gets included in a Cruise collection, super fun! We saw this trend in Louis Vuitton Cruise collection and now we see it in Dior, the chain print is  must, appeared adorning the Dior bags. This is going to be a super fashion fun Cruise!
Ballon sleeved checked jackets, minidresses, shorts that look like skirts, lacy shreds in the skirts, laser cut leather dresses. Simons is getting great at mixing different things, sporty, pretty, weird, elaborate things are shown together looking balanced on the model that is walking by in them.
The collection was refreshing with a variety of styles and looks, adding the incredible scenery and it was like Heaven on Earth.
Here is the collection.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Allure Du Jour

Been a long time since I made a post about my looks of the day!
Such a hot day! The weather in Portugal is so good, too bad I can't go to the beach! The sun is out and the temperatures are rising and rising! Must repeat to myself: You have to study! You have to study! There's no beach outside! You have to study!


Louis Vuitton Neverfull
Gap Denim shirt
Mango Cropped Jeans
Ray Ban Wayfarer
Zilian Ballet Flats

xoxo, A

Monday, May 11, 2015

Christian Louboutin Giant Shoe Box


What's better than a giant box full of Louboutin heels? Nothing! But then again you can always order a giant Christian Louboutin shoe box so you can protect your fabulous shoes from dust, mean dogs that attack heels or just so you can have your collection in one place to look fabulous in your fabulous house. The creator of this amazing box is The Wood Sheikh, follow him on Facebook or Instagram to see his amazing products and watch the videos.
For a custom made shoe box in wood it's not very expensive, around 407 euros, just think that a pair of Christian Louboutin Pigalle is 485 euros.
I think the first step to take towards Christian Louboutin should be owning this box and then the shoes. The shoes need a pretty box so they can have a great life, and since they feel happy they won't hurt your feet, loving you forever.
This year I'll be a very good girl so that Santa brings me this box for next Christmas, I promise.

Pictures from The Wood Sheikh Facebook

xoxo, A

Sunday, May 10, 2015

How To Be Parisian In California


Nicolas Ghesquière really knows how to bring the Parisian soul to the California state. On Thursday Louis Vuitton presented the Cruise Collection in the Bob Hope state and I must say that Nicolas impresses me every single time. Not only he revolutionized the most important symbol of the brand, the bags, but he also changed the brand itself.
The show counted with numerous celebrities and some of the brand's muses.

Michelle Williams with Nicola Ghesquière; Miroslava Duma; Adèle Exarchopoulos 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wish List


I'm a huge Breakfast at Tiffany's fan, not only of the book but also read the book a 100 times. It's different interpretations of Holly Golightly but I love them both.
Audrey Hepburn turned this character into the most known in the classic movies, and even the accessories and clothes worn by the character  are wanted all over the world. I already wrote about the iconic lipstick worn by Holly in the cab scene, a Revlon pink color, that I totally want for my collection, unfortunately I haven't had the time to visit Revlon in Lisbon and buy the lipstick.
It wasn't only the lipstick that was turned into an iconic part of the movie, you can't talk about the movie without mentioning the sunglasses worn by Holly throughout the movie. At first I thought they were Ray Ban Wayfarer, the design looks a lot like the Ray Ban classic model but after intense research I found out the real thing.
Oliver Goldsmith designed the sunglasses, the model is called Manhattan, the are so classy and glamorous, perfect on Audrey's petit frame. You can choose a lot of colors for the frames but in the movie what you see is the Dark Tortoiseshell, my favorite actually. You can buy them for $440, have to search where I can find them in Portugal, in serious need of another pair of sunglasses and this are the perfect model.

xoxo, A

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Middle East Girls Do It Better

The Sisters: Alice, Nadine and Farah

When you start being a blogger, you have to invest in search, know everything first, share the information and interpret the way that it fits your blog. Lately I have been finding a lot about the middle eastern girl's style, looks, fashion queens and stores. It's amazing the way they dress, lots of blood colors, not afraid to be different, embracing fashion in a really cool, modern way. Truly inspirational!
The Sisters is a reality show, they call it the Lebanon Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Actually I find it funnier. Who presented this girls to me was the co-founder  of The Follow Affair, M. We love their style, it's super fresh, comfortable but not forgetting to look fabulous, even with sneakers. It's hard to choose just one sister, all their style is very different but so awesome.
Another middle eastern girl that I find super inspirational, I already made a post about her t-shirts, is the graphic designer and the fabulous Jordan designer of the Karlito t-shirts, Haya Awad. This woman is so chic, having great accessories to complement her outfits. Not only she makes fabulous t-shirts, that everybody wants, she can also put a fantastic style together, whether she is at a party or just enjoying a normal day with the family.
Visiting Dubai you see amazing girls with fantastic fashion taste, even when wearing the traditional clothes, they amazed me for the little details they have on the abayas.
This girls aren't afraid to wear bold colors, mix patterns, sequins, bright neon t-shirts, is so refreshing. You guys must read one of my favorite blogger from Dubai, My FashDiary, so brilliant and beautiful.
I must say, this middle eastern girls are true inspiration when it comes to style, they will take the fashion industry by storm.

Haya Awad 
My FashDiary
xoxo, A

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Met Gala 2015 After Parties

Kendall Jenner
Met Gala is not just about the event, the after parties are as important as the main event. The celebrities changed from their elaborate gowns into more comfortable clothes. From Rihanna to Michael Kors, the celebrities had a vast choices of parties.
The Follow Affair choose the best looks. Tell us what's your favorite.

Karen Elson in Dolce&Gabbana

Christy Teigen and John Legend

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The Hadid Sisters: Gigi and Bella

Jourdan Dunn

Liu Wen

Adriana Lima

Alicia Vikander

Jessica Alba

Joan Small

xoxo, A

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection


Today is the day! Louis Vuitton, one of my favorite brand will showing the 2016 Cruise Collection.
The place chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière is Palm Springs, in California. To be more precise the Futurist place of comedian Bob Hope and his wife Dolores, an iconic modern construction in the region, built by John Lautner in 1973.
For the designer this house is a symbolic milestone, that has inspired him from the first time he saw it, being the chosen ambience for his second Cruise Collection for Louis Vuitton.
The show will have 400 guests but you can watch the show in the comfort of your house, not missing any detail, live through the site of the brand starting at 18:15, local time
The Follow Affair will certainly watch the show even though in Portugal it will be at 2:15 in the morning but has a fan of the brand I cannot miss this.



xoxo, A

Adidas with Discount



If you are in Lisbon or planning to visit the city mark on your tour to go to Colombo Shopping Mall, where the new Adidas store opened yesterday. Stan Smith of course was the most bought modeled but the modeled designed by Pharrel Williams for the brand, Superstar was also flying of the shelves.
The Pharrel Williams collection has 50 colors to choose from but at the store you could only find very few.
The best part is that everything, I mean EVERY product has a 25% discount until May 12. With this discount, I think I'll finally buy my Stan Smith after all. It's an opportunity you can't miss so don't forget, visit the Adidas store in Colombo shopping mall.
Metro is an excellent choice to get there, Blue Line, Colégio Militar/Luz station.


xoxo, A

Dior Meets Pierre Cardin


The Cruise Collection has started and we can't wait to know all the cities where the brands are going to present them.
Today Louis Vuitton will showcase the brand's upcoming resort collection in Palm Spring. After this on May 11, Raf Simons will present his latest ready-to-wear collection for Dior at the fantastic architectural residence of Pierre Cardin, Palais Bulles, in english Bubble Palace, planning multiple shows.
The house was conceived by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, looking over the Riviera coastline, between 1975 and 1989, being purchased by Cardin in 1992 Having a fantastic outside architectural design with circular windows and portals, the house is a living art, and what better place to present Dior's own living art collection?
Dior choose this venue because of the link to Cardin, since Pierre Cardin worked beside founder Christian Dior from 1946 and even worked in the tailoring department that gave life to the iconic Bar jacket , an important piece to the New Look, that was presented in 1947. History and art come together to create the perfect ambience to present Raf Simmons collection.

xoxo, A


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Met Gala China: Through the Looking Glass


This year the theme was China: Through the Looking Glass in the most important fashion event, that gets together the most important editors, celebrities and models of the fashion industry, celebrating the opening of the new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
There were a lot of looks and styles, some were fabulous, exuberant and creative but others totally missed what this event is all about, like Met Gala is just another red carpet moment. 
The Follow Affair gave especial attention to the looks that respected the dress code, the way they interpreted the theme, even in little details (Selena Gomez dress or SJP headpiece) but there were looks that were just fabulous even though the theme wasn't there (Diane Kruger). Having said that, here is the best looks from the Met Gala.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Chanel Resort 2015


You might be crazy to watch the Met Gala looks but there was another important fashion event in another continent that we must not forget, the Chanel Resort (Cruise) 2015 in Seoul.
It was all about color, pop of colors everywhere, lighting the capital of South Korea.
The Follow Affair wants to share the looks, street styles and celebrities that turned Seoul into the most wanted city to be in, all fashionistas and models left west and traveled east.


OPI on My Walls? Yes, Please


By now you know that I'm a total fan of OPI nail products, following their new collections and products, and they keep on surprising me. What's better than having OPI on your nails? Well, it's OPI colors on your walls.
OPI's latest collaboration with Ace Hardware and paint brand Clark+Kensington is great, actually the first collection last year had a lot of fans, so for 2015 they decided to continue this friendship and expand the colors, 49 colors, Lincoln Park After Dark is one of them along with You don't Know Jacques and Samoan Sand.
Ohhh I love Lincoln Park After Dark for winter, it's a dark purple color, sometimes I even think it looks black but then has a purple touch, super chic for your not tanned skin. So having this color on your walls must feel amazing, starting to match your nails to your walls would be great. The problem is that I would want to paint the walls according to my nails, and that wouldn't work. 
Still I can dream, maybe in the future they will invent walls that just by touching them with your OPI nails they change. Great idea, isn't it? Hope the OPI representatives and invest in this idea.


xoxo, A

Fall for Christian Louboutin


Last Saturday Monsieur Louboutin attend the Vogue Festival, talking to one of my idols in the fashion magazine industry, Alexandra Shulman, the Editor in Chied of British Vogue.
It seems that the two have a long relationship, having met in 1992, about the time Shulman had started working in Vogue, she went into his shop looking for a pair of heels because she wanted to look like a Vogue editor.
This man has an amazing life, inspirational actually, he left home really young, and traveled the world, visited London at age 15, loving the difference between the two cities, things that inspire him until this day. But it's in Egypt where he feels more at home, where he has his summer residence and where he gets inspiration for his summer collection.
Another inspiration and fascination the shoe designer has is with the showgirls from Folies Bergères, that's where he gets the sexy shapes for his shoes. Those girls could reality wear those heels, walk down stair, dance in them, that is inspiring.
This man is amazing, not only I'm fascinated by the person he seems to be, his story but the way he can interpret what he sees around him and make the most beautiful and comfortable shoes, not forgetting to make a woman feel unique and sexy. Iconic heels that will survive through the years, no one can forget the shoes Carrie Bradshaw bought before Mr. Big left New York, that was the first time I saw a Louboutin and the love never stopped growing, even made a collection on my computer with all the models I wanted and dreamt of walking down the street with those shoes and nothing else.


Until now I never had the opportunity of owning a pair, even though my mother has a pair that she never wears, they don't fit me, I don't have Cinderella's feet. Hope that in a near future a pair Pigalle heels fall on my lap and my dreams become reality.
My love for Christian Louboutin heels is not just about the shoes, it's more than that, it's the history behind them, everything is significant in this shoes. It's looking at the red sole and remember that Louboutin was looking at a woman in his shop painting her nails red, he just picks the nail polish and starts painting the sole, turning a common shoe into the most wanted accessory in the world. It's even the historic inspiration he gets from the showgirls at the Folies Bergère, Josephine Baker, Can-Can, all the prohibited and promiscuous that the place transpired, Djemile Fatme and her sensual dance. All this belongs in a part of the history of a country, of a city, Paris. It's knowing the essence of a city where you can't forget the years of debauchery, the Moulin Rouge, the great minds that lived in those years, the concentration of cultural and intellectual people was intense back then, that's what Louboutin reminds me of every single time, the reason why I admire him so much and owning a pair of his heels is part of me.


xoxo, A