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Jet Lag Tips with Darphin

One month of travels in 3 continents seems like a dream but it might have easily turned into a nightmare if I hadn’t managed the physical difficulties of changing time zones while flying. Fighting jet lag isn’t that difficult if you follow just a few travel tips regarding food, water, and skin care while up in the air. Jet Lag…

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Fall Trends: The Tartan Trend is Back

When I think of the tartan trend, I immediately think of Scottish Kilts or the heavy wool blankets that we used to have growing up. Tartan, or ‘plaid’ as some people call it, originally was made of only wool. However, with growing popularity in the print itself, it is now also made in many other materials. The Dress Act of…

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White Linen Dress

A white linen dress has been my summer uniform for all the recent travels. You can wear it from the morning to the evening and based on how you accessorize it you can dress it down or up. It takes the smallest space ever in your luggage and goes with whatever color or type of shoes. A key piece in…

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Fall Trends: The Velvet Underground

With its chic look, and simple elegance, it is without a doubt that velvet creates a sense of elegance that no fabric can. Whether it is a dress, on shoes, a handbag, or even a sofa, velvet has reinvented itself again and again over the years. What originated as a fabric for the wealthy, who used velvet in their outfits…

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Wedding in Tuscany

Fashion Blogger Wedding in Tuscany It is wedding season and I have RSVP-ed to one invitation only. That one was impossible to avoid because the invitation came from my parents and the person getting married is my brother, so I couldn’t say no. I’ve grown up attending lots of Albanian weddings which are the longest and most intense events I’ve…

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Beauty Products We Didn’t Use 10 Years Ago

Thinking back 10 years ago, the world of beauty as I knew it was completely different than how it is today. From the Bath & Body Works shower gel to the roll on shiny lip gloss, there were definitely way less products available than there are today. Growing up, my mom used the exact same shade of lipstick, blush, eyeshadow,…

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Manus X Machina Who does it better Man or Machine?

In New York City, The Metropolitan Musem of Art’s newest and most popular exhibition: ‘Manus x Machina’ addresses the founding of haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the Manus (the hand) and Machina (the machine),with a focus on how this all came to be at the onset…

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New York Postcards – Downtown Manhattan

It is so strange that there is a different light to every city. New York works with greys and dark greens and is the perfect background for someone who loves wearing black. I had my colourful wardrobe with me but had brought a leather jacket that was perfect to dress my looks down.  My friends had had the same idea so…

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New York Postcards – Midtown Manhattan

The first days of my stay in New York I had made it my mission to be the most common tourist. I had my camera, no map, but being in Midtown is very difficult to get lost anyway, and starting going through my list of New York cliches. I went into the Starbucks at the Trump Tower, took my frappuccino…

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Fall Trends: Dress Your Neck

What started in the 1970’s as a trend for the women trying to add extra detail and accessory to their looks, has now reinvented itself and become a look of its own. ‘Dressing your neck’, or wearing a long thin scarf wrapped once around your neck, allows women to dress up their outfit with one simple step. In addition, these…

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