Thursday, August 13, 2015


With over 20 sculptures and a hundred something paintings, my mom’s ever growing personal art collection never gets boring.

My piece of art comes from OBA, a brilliant fashion brand that uses a canvas of all natural silk crepes and organzas. These fabrics are hand-dyed in Korea using a traditional method which only employs all-natural fruit, vegetable, and mineral dyes such as persimmon juice, indigo, ash and charcoal. The use of these distinctive dyed textiles is increasingly rare, as this ancient, artisanal method is delicate, painstaking, and cannot be produced quickly and in mass quantity.

The OBA brand lives for the connection between modern creations and ancient techniques. 

My United Nude sandals bring a sculptural touch to the outfit.

Monday, July 13, 2015


Ocean Beach

The Pines

Island Mermaid bar at Ocean Beach. A must!

When I first heard of “Fire Island” I immediately thought about the “Lord of the Flies”, that mandatory school book from the 90ies. Some exotic island, far away from everything with forests and palm trees, with no electricity nor cars. Well, I wasn’t mistaken. The only way to get there is by boat, they have electricity but no cars are allowed on the island and small wooden and sandy paths have been created to get from one side of the island to the other. Small towns called Sunken Forrest, Cherry Grove, Robins Rest, Water Island or Lonelyville even add more mysteriousness to this unique summer destination.

During my first visit, I’ve ended up at The Pines. There’s only a handful of restaurants and one local supermarket but this part of the island is populated with the highest concentration of Manhattan’s hottest gays and males. Instead of the Lord of the Flies, I would call my first experience the Lord of the Gays and all the male top models in the world.

If you’re planning on going with your lover or with a group of friends, then Ocean Beach is an excellent choice. The beaches might not be as pristine as in the Pines but it features a range of restaurants and fun bars free of cars and chaos. 

A weekend at Fire Island gets you back to life and is a world away from the busy and smelly streets of New York City in summertime.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


For those in need of travel inspiration: Brazil and Mallorca are hands down my favorite places on earth. I’m in Mallorca right now but my Summer outfits in Brazil this Winter were cuter!

Dolce Vicca is wearing vintage white shirt and white pleated skirt from Club Monaco.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I get crazy and energetic a lot but I've been called "happiest person in the world" twice this week and "nicest person in NYC" just yesterday. Now that ladies and gentleman, MAKES me very happy.

Dolce Vicca is wearing wide leg pants from Zara, white shirt and bag from Etxeberria.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Flashback to May 1994. I didn’t want any dolls or a bike. All I wanted for my communion was that beautiful pink flower dress that I had seen in the shop window of a local boutique. I wore it for weeks, even months. 

Fast forward to more than 20 years later, my wardrobe has grown considerably, but I’m still that little girl who’s stuck on color, prints and pink. It’s often all I need to make a grey day turn bright. It takes some confidence to match a printed bottom with a different printed top but it’s totally worth it for the compliments and attention. 

For some, clothes are just clothes but, for me, they are special, magic and fun and make you stand out of a crowd.  Every time has its fashion and trends and my style has evolved, but the acid brights and quirky prints will always be the highlight of my outfit. They make me happy and who I am!

Dolce Vicca is wearing printed denim jacket from COS and a neoprene skirt from Anthropology.

Pictures by Gerardo Vizmanos

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


“Get your billions back America”. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 3 months in America, you must have heard that catchphrase.

Today is the day! After last year’s major tax refund, I stepped into my local H&R block, ready to put some big money away for a rainy day.

All I got was a lousy return. Not enough for my rainy day plan but I've treated myself to a brand new Alexander Wang anorak.

Dolce Vicca is wearing laminated hooded anorak by AlexanderWang

Pictures by Gerardo Vizmanos.

Monday, April 6, 2015


Thanks Het Laatse Nieuws for featuring my favorite shopping hot spots in NYC: Story in Chelsea, Owen in Meatpacking, Ina in Nolita, Bird in Brooklyn and C.O Bigelow in the best neighborhood ever, The West Village!

Article by Veerle Symoens.