Monday, August 25, 2014

Little Black Dresses.. I just love them!

There are a few things of which a girl can't have too much/many of... compliments, chocolate, diamonds.. and the ever so elusive perfect little black dress! We might occasionally buy dresses in other colours, but somehow.. we notice all the subtle differences between the thousands of different LBD's and we feel we need to own *all* of them!

At least, this is how it usually goes with me.. doesn't it for you? :P

That is how I ended up with a couple of dozen of LBD's.. of which this particular one by Mango was one my more recent temptations.

This dress is actually super tight and I did need help from a friend to zip me up properly.. and to make it fit even better, I also added a corset. What do you think? It could be a perfect dress for a cocktail party! Come to think of it.. I think it would be worn at any party!

Sadly though, I did send it back, since I like to be able to put on dress by myself. I mean, what the hell am I supposed to do when I'm alone?? :P

This of course means that I need to continue my search for a little black dress that looks like this one, but one that only requires my hands to put it on. If you guys/girls have any tips.. feel free to tell me where I can get a dress similar to this one!

Anyway.. I still have *all* those other LBD's... would you be interested in a video with e.g. 5 or 10 of my favourite little black dresses? Or is that just a little too black for you all? :P

Hopefully at the end of this week, I'll have finished editing my latest video... so I hope you're still not bored with the short white dress and the slightly longer black dress. :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tassia in the UK - another golden dress: the sequel!

During my UK holiday trip, in Southampton, I bought a five-pound golden dress.. and I wrote about it a few posts ago.

And now.. there is another post featuring a different golden dress. A sequel, if you will.. but if you want to get all technical about it.. I was wearing this golden dress in Bath before I went to Southampton. So, we're really talking about a prequel.. but hopefully of better quality than the Star Wars prequels. :-P

This dress was actually the reason for me to start looking for a golden dress, since this is not my dress. It belongs to my friend who took the Bath/Somerset countryside photos. She's not a dress person, but she is in a musical group and when they perform, she wears this. You know,.. now that I think about it, I do have a lot of friends who roughly wear the same size clothes that I do. :D

Obviously, I don't behave like a vain model who needs everything done for her.. at least not all the time! I help around in the kitchen and I can still remember the wonderful meal we cooked up! I did wear an apron because it's not nice to ruin someone else's dress. :P

After the meal, we went outside again.. enjoying the last bit of sun. Again, if you look at all my UK holiday photos, you will notice how lucky I've been with the weather! The moments of rain I encountered during this two-week holiday could be counted on one hand. I like the shot above a lot.. perhaps not a proper shot from a technical photographic point of view, but the halo effect of the sun looks cool!

One of the cool things about these sequinned dresses is the glittery effect when the sun is shining and the reflections they give off. I will finish this short post with a pic of me in my patented one-leg-stand-and-the-fish-was-that-big pose. Life is always better when it's not taken too seriously. :)

No filming in the UK.. I couldn't put my hosts over there through that. So, enjoy the video of me in the short short dress.. and see ya next time! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When is short.. too short?

Every now and then, there is this internal battle going on in my head.. and I wonder if more women have the same thing. This train of thought was sparked by the wife of a cousin of mine.. and she said that for most occasions she wanted to dress in a sexy way.. even though she knew in advance that she was going to get disapproving looks and comments. And yes, for some of the family events.. she would add something to the outfit to make it (in her words) a bit less slutty. :P

As many of you know, I like a lot of styles, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't like to dress in sexy way. I like to look into the mirror and see a girl.. of whom I know I would never ever have the guts of asking out on a date! :P

So, as an example, here is this dress/top. One could argue it shows too much leg, is too sexy.. and perhaps slutty! But in the summer, when it's warm and sunny, what's the difference with a bikini or a bathing suit??

Sure, I know people will watch, point, stare and perhaps even make disparaging remarks.. but what if I don't care that much? Again, I'm not saying I should be able to wear stuff like this to any occasion, .. it's not like I would wear this in a church or a shopping mall. But I am still someone who goes out in the open, especially on sunny days!

The dress I'm wearing could also be used as a top and I have used it like that, it's from Miss Etam. And the nude coloured high heels are from Dorothy Perkins. Nude coloured heels are ideal for making those legs look longer,.. not that this was really necessary with a short short dress. :-P

So, what are your opinions on the matter? Is this dress too short.. or even too slutty? Should I actually just never wear this without a skirt or jeans? Or just not wear it all??

Btw, when I was filming the video, I did get a few honks of trucks. I always wondered what the logic of that was.. should I know kick off the heels and start chasing the trucks? :-P

My internet is back, so I could upload the new video of this dress. Yes.. I'll keep calling this a dress, y'all ain't my mother! :P

See ya next time! :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tassia in the UK - Sauntering in Somerset county

Sometimes, you plan to have a great weekend.. dressing up, visiting friends, going to not just one.. but two parties. And then, you wake up on Friday morning and BAM.. your body decides you're going to have a small fever. Nothing too serious, but enough to make you not get in a car and drive halfway across the country. :(

So, Friday evening.. and no internet at home (thanks for mobile internet and hotspots). Next best thing to dresses and heels.. is writing about it and posting pics. And with that.. comes the latest episode of my UK holiday series. Only a few more and it's time to go on the next holiday. :P

Before heading to Southampton, I spent a few days in Bath visiting a friend.. and during those days, we also went into the beautiful countryside of Somerset. Obviously, I did the practical thing.. and wore a cute LBD and some heels!

Now, about these heels.. they are awesome! 4 inches, ankle strap, very comfortable and they cost me 25 euros. The kicker.. I have had them over 5 years. These are my go-to heels whenever I know I need to walk for long distances. It doesn't matter where I go on holiday.. this pair is always there!

I just love the green country side and the picturesque houses and gardens in England. And if you're wearing a red leather jacket.. that colour sticks out against the green.. and I mean that in a nice way. :)

We were driving around admiring the countryside.. and taking pics whenever there was a nice view. Almost felt bad about not bringing along extra dresses... but the goal of this day-trip was about chilling and sight-seeing.. not about modelling even though I did a lot of posing! :P

With my mobile internet connection, I'm not going to upload my latest video, so that will have to wait until Wednesday. Thus, I leave you all with the latest two videos. See ya next time! :)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tassia in the UK - shop till you drop in Southampton

So, my previous post was basically showing off the golden dress I got during the shopping trip in the centre of Southampton. I do hope you liked the golden dress, because one of my next posts will also contain a golden dress.. a different one.. not mine but of a friend.. but nevertheless golden. :P

My shopping partner was actually wearing the blue dress and the black gladiator sandal heels during the whole shopping trip. I, on the other hand, didn't really know what the standard shopping outfit was in England. And when I don't know.. I just play it safe and go for jeans, top and vest. And no super high heels.. just boots with a normal 4 inch heel. :)

Obviously, I didn't just shop.. I was also doing touristy things and this pic above is me standing at a medieval Southampton city gate, called The Bargate. I'm sure you all know Wikipedia, so I'll leave the tour guide stuff up to you. :P

It was a very busy spot and at a certain point, I was tired of waiting for a moment without other people, so my friend just clicked the button and we were on our way!

Seeing as I already have a lot of crap in my closet, I told my friend that I didn't really need anything in particular. However, if she knew a few good places to look at shoes.. then I'd be very happy! :)

So, after a few stores, we ended up at the New Look and they had a lot of shoes I liked including these two pairs of white heels. Which ones do you like the most?

I hope you said you like the peeptoe pumps because those are the ones I bought.. together with black ones.

We did some more shopping and bought a few more things.. and walked around in the shopping mall. I wish I had the figure of that model displayed on the screen! :P

After a fun day, we went outside the mall, soaked up some daylight and had a frappucino at the local StarBucks.. and then we went home where we had a delicious dinner cooked up by my shopping partner, after which we did some modelling with me in the golden dress!

As you might have noticed, I uploaded a video with me in the SuperTrash Orange World Cup 2014 dress. I'm not going to spend a separate post on it, so enjoy! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tassia in the UK - glittery gold

Okay, so I wrote most of this blog-post before the Ukraine MH17 plane disaster (presumably shot down). 298 innocent people died in this tragedy of whom 193 Dutch men, women and kids.. some of them babies. This happened last Thursday and even though I personally don't know anyone who has perished, I was shocked and dazed. One tenth of one percent of one percent of the Dutch population was killed.. and this is the same order of magnitude as the number of Americans who died during the 9/11 attacks. Thus, I take my moment of silence...

Life, however,..  does go on. And what better way to cherish the fact that in the Netherlands.. we do live in a "war and conflict"-free zone. And compared to places such as Ukraine and Russia, I have the freedom to express myself without repercussions from the state. Thus, onwards with the dressing!

As you might recall,.. in May, I went on a two-week trip to the UK and me being me.. I combined chilling and relaxing with shopping and dressing up! Among the places I visited after I left Essex... were Bath, Bristol and Southampton. I also visited the smaller cities and towns and the Isle of Wight, but I'm not going to bore you all with every single detail of the holiday. :P

In Southampton, I did a bit a shopping with a girlfriend of a friend (which lends itself for another post). I actually didn't need anything, but you know how these things go.. you see something you like and you're sold! Two of the things I got were 1) a cute pair of black peep-toe pumps from New Look and 2) a gold glittery dress from a fashion-for-5-pounds store.

Sure, it might sound cheap.. but that's only because it is! :P

One of the advantages of having a shopping partner who knows the malls and stores is that you can say something vague like "I need cute heels".. and she will know where to go.. and you will succeed! And if you ask for a "cheap dress".. she will know the perfect store. There were so many cool cute dresses.. I wanted to buy more, but in a rare moment I showed some self-restraint. :-P

About this posing thing, I'll admit to gratuitous over-top-posing, but sometimes you've got to take a step back.. and have a little fun. :)

Of course, that day, I was very happy and thankful for my shopping partner who accompanied me in a dress and proper high heels. And from what I could tell, she was also having fun while shopping with me (more on that in a later post). So, I could not write a blog-post in a good conscience without at least showing the two of us acting silly in front of the camera. I did blur her face to protect the innocent, but trust me, she's a beautiful girl who looked gorgeous in her blue dress and heels! :)

Working on new videos.. just need to find those preciously few moments where I can sit and relax behind my computer with a cup of coffee to do some proper editing. In the meantime, enjoy the two most recent ones! :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

A day on the campus

Okay, taking a temporary break from the Orange madness. That is.. until tomorrow night the Dutch beat Costa Rica... am hoping for the best, of course! :P

I've been wearing blue and orange, so I thought it was time to go for the simple LBD and black high heels outfit again. For me, it's a safe outfit choice and seeing as I was visiting the campus of the Erasmus University.. known for its business environment, I didn't even stand out too much!

People who know me.. know that I'm an academic person. And as such.. I do walk around this campus and other campuses a lot of the time. Most of the time though, it's in a jeans and shirt. Fortunately, this sunny day was a great day for wearing dresses and high heels!

The dress is by C&A Yessica, the jacket is by C&A Clockhouse and I ordered the heels online from This whole outfit probably cost me around 50 euro... I'm just a sucker for sales. Which is probably a nice way of saying that I'm cheap. :-P

By the way, this is why I'm glad digital cameras exist and you actually get to immediately look the result. There was quite a bit of wind.. and with my hair.. that regularly means there's hair in my face. And this is not a very charming picture! So I'm glad I got to re-take this shot. :)

When I was walking away, my photographer took a snap of my legs and heels. I quite like the shot, so I thought I'd include it in this post for those of you who.. (like me) .. enjoy legs and heels. :)

My photographer was so nice to shoot so video footage, so I was able to edit a new little video! Enjoy the clicking of the heels!