Joaquina Abelha

All about fashion and luxury lifestyle


Why There's More to the Street Style Story at Fashion Week

I fell in love with street style when women like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Christine Centenera made it exciting. You never knew what these fashion editors would wear to the shows — artful lessons in layering and draping, bustiers worn boldly over t-shirts, tulle poking out from underneath an army green pencil skirt. In 2008, […]


5 Cocktail Trends to Look Out for in 2017

It’s that time when we start looking to the year ahead to grasp what’s going to be happening in the world of cocktails and mixology, where new trends and innovations emerge each and every week. And this is on a global scale: Euromonitor estimates that there will be 400 million new consumers for luxury spirits […]


UHNW population to grow 50pc by 2020: Wealth-X

Carolina Herrera ad from spring/summer 2016 Ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ net assets saw stagnant growth in the past year, with their wealth increasing a mere 0.8 percent. According to Wealth-X’s “World Ultra Wealth Report 2015-2016,” the population of individuals with a net worth of at least $30 million grew only 0.6 percent into 2015 to 212,615. This […]


You can now get jewellery for beards so your chin hair finally has the chance to shine

See how confident his beard jewellery makes him feel (Picture: Kickstarter) For some time now, people have been putting glitter, flora and fauna and even Christmas baubles in their beards. But, it was all pretty informal. So, we’re delighted to announce that someone has finally brought out a jewellery range the world (well, Shoreditch and Portland) […]


10 things you learn on a porn set

(Picture: Getty) Porn. We all love a bit of it (admit it). But what’s it really like at a porn shoot? Everyone is tearing each other’s clothes off and the cameras are just there to pick up the action, right? Wrong. Here are ten things you learn on a sexy set. This women got so sick […]


XMAS WISHLIST: Mini McLaren shares a lot of DNA with its bigger brother

If you think it’s too early to talk Christmas, the visual merchandisers at Hudson’s Bay think you are seasonally wrong. The department store deployed it’s Christmas merchandising layout and store windows in mid September while the city of Toronto still had 30 degree heat. Regardless, this particular gift should be pre-ordered now as it anything […]


Preview Episodes of Mind of a Chef, Season Five

The brand new season of Mind of a Chef is almost upon us. Season five of the popular PBS food show, which has previously featured the likes of April Bloomfield, Magnus Nilsson and David Chang, will focus on LA-based chef Ludo Lefebvre. (There will be a series of dinners in the chef’s honour featuring some […]


Crystal Makes Dazzling Plans for Luxury Travelers to Ring in 2017

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Dubai (Photo Credit: © Boule13 | Crystal guests to enjoy prime locales for world’s most stunning fireworks displays, and black-tie service for lavish onboard soirees LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crystal is offering its well-heeled guests a world of options for celebrating winter holidays this year, most notably, New Year’s Eve. Each […]


World’s Best Steak Named

A Wagyu sirloin from Australian producer Jake’s Creek has been judged the best steak in the world at the World Steak Challenge in London. The meat, which came from 30–month–old, dry grain–fed F2 cattle (75% Wagyu, 25%), had been wet–aged for 40 days and then dry–aged for five. The other eight gold medal winners included […]


POPSUGAR Select Blogger Buzz: 10 Breakfast Ideas Worth Waking Up For

These parfait shooters will wake you up with a smile — A Cup Full of Sass You’ll always have time for breakfast with these egg muffins — Femme Fitale Fit Club This decadent breakfast is actually simple AND healthy! — Simply Quinoa Make some breakfast magic with unicorn bagels — Tikkido Pack in your protein […]


This women got so sick of being single that she made herself a boyfriend out of clay

(Picture: Mary Stephenson) Trying to get a date these days can be tedious and often frustrating. The days wasted flicking through apps. The endless, boring small talk. The nervous and ultimately fruitless meeting. So, one artist has taken matters into her own hands. Mary Stephenson makes imaginary boyfriends out of clay, paint and paper. And then she stages elaborate tableaux […]


Photograph of the week: The historical centre of Ghent, Belgium

  Seen here is the historical centre of Ghent, with the famous Saint Nicholas’ Church and Belfry of Ghent in the distance. Ghent is one of the most beautiful destinations in Belgium and the city comes complete with stunning old architecture, fantastic and romantic restaurants, and plenty of historic places to visit. This particular view […]


Top 4 spa hotels in the Algarve

  Renowned for its beaches, family holidays and of course, golf courses, the Algarve is now forging a reputation for being a centre of inclusive spa retreats. What better place to pamper oneself or seek solace from those irksome knots and dull aches than in the lap of luxury in one of the region’s superb […]


These 5 Luxury Hotels Provide Guests With Luxury Cars, Too

Since getting away from the the madding crowd is part of the reason you’re at a luxury hotel to begin with, one tends not to want to hit the road so quickly after check-in. But should you wish to cruise, take your significant other to a specially chosen restaurant, see the surrounding town or otherwise […]


Kate Middleton has an Audrey Hepburn moment in Preen at glamorous reception

For her first glam evening reception of the tour, Kate chose British design duo Preen (Picture: Getty) Kate Middleton wore a glamorous red cocktail dress by British design duo Preen for her first evening engagement of the Canadian tour – a reception at British Columbia’s Government House in Victoria. As well as once again paying homage […]


Southern Italy, Basilicata: 10 Specialities of the Region to Try

Basilicata is a land caught between the sea and the mountains, and is home to some of the most delicious cheeses and sausages in southern Italy, which have received special attention over the years as well as harnessing European food trademark status. One of the least populated areas of Italy, the small region has proudly […]


Staying mates with your ex might ruin your current relationship

(Picture: Getty Images) Miranda was undoubtedly the best character from Sex and The City (and it’s not just because of my name). This women got so sick of being single that she made herself a boyfriend out of clay   She once said: ‘I have never been able to be friends with an ex boyfriend. I met […]


The Fashion Girl's Guide to Halloween

Source: Everett Collection Halloween is my favorite holiday because it combines equal parts fashion and fun! As a blogger, I get to play dress-up every day, but Halloween is a different level that lets you dress outside the lines and push all fashion bounds. If I’m spending money on something, I want to make sure […]


HondaJet is the luxury marvel of aviation

Our favorite accessible luxury jet has been a huge success for Honda. We featured the HondaJet a while back and here is an updated piece with images courtesy The Car Guide. – TTT HondaJet is the luxury marvel of aviation Honda has never been just about cars. For over 68 years, the Japanese brand has […]


Marc Jacobs’ dog now has his own coffee table book

(Picture: Neville Jacobs) Karl Lagerfeld has Choupette. Taylor Swift has Olivia Benson. And Marc Jacobs has Neville – a bull terrier who lives to be petted and snuggled by supermodels and fashionistas. And, as befits a dog of such impeccable pedigree, he now has his own coffee table book. Dubbed ‘the hardest working dog in […]


Delete Your Food Porn and Help the Hungry

US agricultural cooperative Land O’Lakes has come up with a novel way to raise funds to help feed hungry families. Sign up to their Delete and Feed charity campaign and for every Instagram food picture you delete, they’ll donate 11 meals to Feeding America, a network of food banks. All you have to do is […]


The Complete Guide to Dressing for Your Body Type

We know you know what looks good on you—perhaps there’s a wrap dress that consistently makes you feel confident or you always gravitate toward wide-leg pants—but we figured a more in-depth look at dressing for your body type is never a bad idea.  From deciding if you’re an hourglass shape, pear, banana, or apple, there are […]


Ferragamo briefs followers on the ins and outs of superior style

Salvatore Ferragamo partners with British GQ editor Italian footwear and apparel brand Salvatore Ferragamo hopes to reach the social audience by offering men’s fashion advice through videos. British GQ’s editor in chief is lending his face to a new how-to series, featured on Ferragamo’s social media channels, to rope in young consumers who may still […]


Crimes Against Food from Mid Century Menu

Cherry–catsup salad (above)? Jellied cottage cheese? Spaghetti sandwich? Post–war US cooking was somewhat nightmarish if the dishes featured on a great blog called Mid Century Menu are anything to go by. Blogger RetroRuth cooks her husband Tom a different dish from mid–20th century US cookbooks each week and then blogs about it. He’s brave: from […]


Luxury goods sales on the increase in the U.K.

According to figures by Global Blue, a tax-free sales specialist, tourists have flocked to the UK to profit from the weak pound and buy luxury goods. Their purchases last month jumped up by 36% compared to the same period last year. France, the top tourist destination in Europe, has conversely been heavily affected by the […]


Yes, you can buy sexy Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Halloween costumes

Of course. (Picture: Yandy/Getty Images) Dressing up for Halloween is pretty easy this year. There’s the Suicide Squad characters. Anyone from Stranger Things. Rey from Star Wars. All great options. But if you want to be a scary as possible, there’s only one option. The most genuinely terrifying thing in the world in 2016: the […]


Moschino’s paper doll inspired show is the coolest Fashion Week gimmick so far

Flawless. (Picture: Pietro D’aprano/Getty Images) Fashion Week season is full of fashion-y gimmicks. It’s the easiest way to get your show noticed, you see. The fast way to make your collection stand out in a sea of beautifully designed gowns and lust-worthy coats. Most of these gimmicks are entirely ridiculous. But that’s kind of why […]