5 Books for Every Mood
5 Books for Every Mood

5 Books for Every Mood

Immersing yourself in the pages of a captivating novel or memoir, forgetting that time exists, is by far one of the best forms of therapy. When it's so easy to get caught in our daily routines and get stuck in our heads with our worries, it's refreshing to live through somebody else's story to help us overcome a tough situation and get a renewed sense of hope. Now that it's getting chilly outside, there's no better...

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Electra, a voyage to outer space
Electra, a voyage to outer space

Electra, a voyage to outer space

A night sky full of stars captures our being with its titillating immensity and makes us dream of distant places and worlds of possibilities. No wonder it has been the object of fascination since the dawn of time. Its infinite darkness is alluring, while its inexhaustible brilliance keeps us drawn into its beauty. This is what inspired the new P D PAOLA collection: celestial objects with fulgent trajectories...

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Lessons from Lamu: A journey of female empowerment through Afrikable
Lessons from Lamu: A journey of female empowerment through Afrikable

Lessons from Lamu: A journey of female empowerment through Afrikable

In a building called the shamba on the Kenyan island of Lamu, 32-year-old Ralia quietly embroiders sandals to sell to visitors. As she carefully sews on the colorful beads, she still recalls her struggles to feed her five children after her husband lost his sight and became unable to support them. She was only 15 when she got married. Her father...

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From your mindset to the wardrobe, how to be a boss in everything you do in life
From your mindset to the wardrobe, how to be a boss in everything you do in life

From your mindset to the wardrobe, how to be a boss in everything you do in life

Have you ever seen those women who have a million things going on and wondered how on earth they keep it all together? Far beyond the literal sense of being the head of your enterprise or having a top position in a company, being a boss is really about taking charge and building the life that you truly want. You may think bosses are 'born naturally,' and some are. But it's also true that any woman can build...

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5 Keys to Building Your Personal Sanctuary
5 Keys to Building Your Personal Sanctuary

5 Keys to Building Your Personal Sanctuary

As it's clear with every blinking light, incoming message and endless social media scrolling, the world around us moves at relentless speeds that make it almost impossible for us to keep up. Now more than ever, life begs for a place to call our own, lift-up our mood and recharge for the day to come. Here are the five keys to building a sanctuary to honour you inner goddess and emerge as your best self every time. Sunlight will lift up your mood and make the room instantly more pleasant. Allow for as much of it as possible, at least...

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Why You Need Your Girlfriends More Than You Think
Why You Need Your Girlfriends More Than You Think

Why You Need Your Girlfriends More Than You Think

Friendship among females can be complicated and simple, beautiful and brittle, and a bit messy sometimes. But there’s no force quite like women coming together to support each other. I still remember when I first met Anna. I was six years old, and it was the first day of school. She was loud and outspoken, while I was shy and timid; we were polar opposites. As I struggled with the idea of talking...

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Four Female illustrators to Get Inspired And Celebrate Womanhood
Four Female illustrators to Get Inspired And Celebrate Womanhood

Four Female illustrators to Get Inspired And Celebrate Womanhood

Historically, women have been portrayed in art mostly as creatures of seduction. This is likely due to the old-fashioned, male-led, notions of advertising; minimizing women to be nothing more than hyper-sexualized and submissive beings with the mission to give. In the past there have been some artists, like Klimt, that depicted all forms of femininity. Modern art has showcased women in a myriad...

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Wedding Time: What do I wear to What?
Wedding Time: What do I wear to What?

Wedding Time: What do I wear to What?

Your inbox is flooded with save the date emails, and you’ve got plans every weekend for months. Dreamy summer weddings are on the horizon and so is your chance to make a statement and shine by creating your own visual language. Of course it’s amazing to celebrate, dance and enjoy delicious food and drink with people you love and cherish in beautiful surroundings, but you’ve got to get your style...

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Shraddha Singh: from engineering to full-time fashion blogger
Shraddha Singh: from engineering to full-time fashion blogger

Shraddha Singh: from engineering to full-time fashion blogger

“We tend to ask if we are good enough, smart enough or strong enough to go ahead with our idea of life”, says 31-year-old, Instagram sensation Shraddha Singh when talking about what makes women hold back when it comes to pursuing their dreams. Based between Amsterdam and London, ‘Shrads’, as she is known on the blogosphere, is a firm believer in not wasting time in doing things you don’t...

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A Name, a story: how jewelry expresses our identity
A Name, a story: how jewelry expresses our identity

A Name, a story: how jewelry expresses our identity

Jewelry is loaded with memory and meaning. As part of our personal style it also becomes a fundamental vehicle by which we express our social and cultural identity. Historically worn for personal adornment, jewelry has served as status symbol, it has represented tradition, religion, sentiment, commitment and even art. But just as the many objects that come to influence our life, like clothing or music, necklaces earrings and bracelets make a statement about us as much...

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