Net-a-Porter is providing the ultimate summer vacation necessities through Jet-a-Porter, its annual summer “curation of exclusive capsules and collections.” Jet-a-Porter is all about “discover[ing] the mood-boosting fashion and free-spirited style made for endless days of sunshine.” To show these new summer collections in action, Net-a-Porter jetted out models, designers and influencers to the Peloponnese coast in Greece to stay at the beautiful Amanzoe resort, showing us how to vacation the right way.
The Jet-a-Porter trip partnered with Zimmermann (celebrating the Australian label's Eyes on Summer collection), Chopard and Sisley Paris. The Jet-a-Porter shop will be featuring 59 exclusive capsules and 32 new brands throughout the summer, providing us with everything we need to look our best this season.
Net-a-Porter invited German fashion and beauty blogger Caroline Daur to be one of the select girls that jetted off with them to Greece. Daur has worked with some of the biggest designers in the world and is constantly in the spotlight, with nearly two million followers on Instagram. She's an expert on style and beauty and gives her followers an understanding of her life through her blog. Daur sat down with us to chat about her Jet-a-Porter experience, and gave us some insights on beauty and fashion from her perspective within the industry.
My definition of beauty is feeling good in your own skin, accepting your imperfections and spreading positive energy.
Not at all. I have no problems showing imperfections. Nobody is perfect and it is totally okay to have some flaws.
I think we should take it easy. There are so many more important things in life. There are days we feel better, then days we don’t – and this is how it is supposed to be.
I love being productive and structured. When I have days where everything goes as planned, I automatically feel good. And when I feel good, I also feel beautiful. Also, being surrounded by my family and close friends gives me a lot of good energy!
Hydrating my skin before the flight helps me and I try to drink as much water as possible. What I also like are gel eye pads; they're super-easy to use on a flight.
I am blessed that I can live such a diverse life. Meeting new, inspiring people from all over the globe on a daily basis is such an amplification of mindset. We can all learn so much from each other.
Inner beauty is important to me. If a person is unkind or rude, I cannot see any beauty in that person.
To be honest, I like to have a little tan – not too much but a healthy glow makes me feel good. On this trip, I had a facial. Usually I don’t have time to get one; that’s why I really enjoyed it. My skin was glowing!
Yes, I do. I see people that look almost perfect from the outside – their beauty is unbelievable, but still they are not happy, which again confirms that appearance is not everything. It is way more important to be happy and confident about yourself. We all should spend more time and energy to work on our inner values. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I think not taking yourself too seriously and helping each other is important, and would change this industry in a good way.
Yes, I do think that it is still a big issue – maybe even more than ever before. Earlier, there was no platform to quickly spread your opinion or, in this case, hate. Being anonymous crosses limits easier. I doubt that those online haters would have the courage to say the lines they text in someone’s face, personally. People who act like that are often very unhappy with themselves, and it is mostly their own insecurity and a lack of love. It is easier to just spread negative energy, which is done within seconds, than to sit down and work on oneself, which might take years.
I like my eyebrows.
It sounds like the most obvious thing on earth, but as mentioned before, always improving myself in terms of kindness is an ongoing goal. Plus, I always have high expectations for myself – that I would like to minimise a bit. Just live in the moment and don’t be too hard on myself.
My parents. They are both very warm-hearted, open, encouraging people and it is great luck to be able to observe such a relationship. They never fight and treat each other very lovingly, respectfully and understandingly.