Month: July 2015

5 THINGS I WANT RIGHT NOW! 31/07/2015 Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

5 things I want right now!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m currently on holidays in beautiful Croatia (travel blog post to follow) and while Rovinj is a fantastic place to visit and has many wonderful things to offer, shopping for fashion has proven to be, well…a bit challenging :-) So if you’re heading there, here a 5 things you should really pack in your suitcase. 1/ Pretty tops covering as little skin as possible like this Palm Beach top or this Grecian top or Grecian dress now 50% OFF. 2/Pack several bikinis too as you’ll spend hours in the water! I usually alter between a bandeau bikini top (matching bottom here) and an halter bikini top to avoid suntanned marks. Hush has some fantastic swimwear in their Summer Sale and I’m also loving this flattering Boyleg swimsuit from Boden for watersports. 3/Light cotton shorts to go to the beach and this pretty pair of Nairobi silk shorts by Totême to go out (loving these Toulon silk wide-leg trousers too). 4/A great pair of sunglasses (mine are always Rayban) and a straw hat but you’ll find plenty of shops selling hats down here cheaper than in …

French house renovations, new floor & sofa. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Lounge renovations in our home in France

Here are some photos of the lounge we recently renovated in this house in France and managed to finish before our first guests from Sweden arrived! I absolutely love how it looks.

Styling, textures, monochrome. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Off to our annual back-to-basics week

So glad it’s Friday! It has been a good but busy week with a quick trip to London & Kent, then back in France to prepare this house for our guests and finish off the floor in this one. Tonight, we are off to sleep in my dad’s old boat for our annual “back to basis” week.

DFS photoshoot at The Battery, Seasalter, Styling: Karine Kong, Photographer: Francois Kong www.karinecandicekong.com

The Battery (DFS behind-the-scenes photoshoot)

Last week, I flew back to London with François to style a Summer shot for DFS in Seasalter, Kent. The shooting location was a beach house called The Battery, located on the coast of North Kent and it was just such an amazing space.

5 THINGS I WANT RIGHT NOW! 03/07/2015 Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

5 things I want right now!

I’m back in London for a few days with François (you can follow him on Instagram) to style two photoshoots for clients and maybe fit it an interview for a London newspaper. I’m actually really excited to be here. It’s nice to be back in our gorgeous home and I still get a wow factor, Steve is finally back from a 4-weeks bike road trip to Iran and the weather is gorgeous!! Here is my selection this week! 1/Totally in love with this gorgeous Sachi maxi dress (60% OFF!) by Isabel Marant. This mini dress is also fab for the Summer 2/ Now that Steve is back, it’s time to bring out the big guns with this sexy lace bra by Stella McCartney hahaha (matching knickers here) 3/ These Olivia sandals are a Summer must-have 4/During the Summer, I’m always partial to a few straw hats like this Panama hat 5/ and having nice looking feet during the Summer is a must! This foot treatment from Fig+Yarrow is the bomb :-)