Recently I’ve been on the road quite a lot. From London to The Netherlands, and all the way to Honk Kong and back. I’ve just started my Erasmus year abroad in Leiden – a small beautiful city in South of Holland, and it was about time to update everyone with facts about my new home.
Leiden is also known as the hometown of Rembrandt and the seat of the oldest University in the Netherlands – Leiden University. Ranked the 8th in Europe and the 32nd in the World Ranking for Law, I am glad to continue the 3rd year of my bachelor degree in such an amazing place.
Moving all my stuff from London was a struggle, and this was mostly due to my wardrobe… Unfortunately I had to say goodbye to half of my shoe collection and send them back to Romania, but I know we’ll be happily reunited in my 4th year. However, my new collaboration with MAHI LEATHER (Instagram: @mahileather) came exactly when I needed it the most. They helped me with an insanely spacious duffle travel bag, perfect for all the trips that were about to follow. I had to transport almost my whole apartment to a new country, but I still did it in great style. Mahi Leather specially personalised the bag with my initials – KB! I love personalised items so I was buzzing about my brand new bag. They also have a variety of leather items such as bags, laptop cases, make up holders, and they can all be personalised with any type of writing or logo, exactly in time for a Christmas present or a birthday gift. For any of these you can use my code: “ WATERS “ for 5% discount!
They are basically the perfect brand for an active busy traveller.
By using the bag I created a sporty chic outfit and went straight out to shoot it. The Netherlands can be freezing cold, and because I really wanted to use the oversized Marlins t-shirt in combination with the mini fringe skirt, I had to put underneath a tight black turtleneck. With some plain black items such a layering could not go wrong. On top of that I just added my favourite metallic-pink puffer coat from TopShop and went for a pair of leather knee high boots.
Ohh and the fishnet tights… because even though we are not part of the 70’s punk crowd, the 80’s grunge trend or trying to copy the typical Madonna style, 2017 had been all about reinterpreting fishnets. Now they become again a popular choice as a key layering piece for anyone that wants to add a little extra edge to their outfits.
I also need to say thank you to my friend Caleb M, whom did such a great job in shooting and editing this photographies — check his work on the @testshotmedia Instagram page!
Check my outfit on LOOKBOOK.NU !