My Workspace

Last year I officially run out of space to study. I had so many books and notebooks around me that my tiny desk had to be replaced for a bigger one. But I’m sure you can guess what happened next… More space instantly meant more mess instead of decor goals. And that’s how my pretty corner desk became a law mess – definitely not Instagram worthy.
When Bonaval Store contacted me I knew it was time to finally arrange my workspace the way I always intended to.

Bonaval Concept Store is the perfect place to find unique pieces, something that’s quite hard nowadays. Everything from clothes and accessories both for men and women, home accessories, cosmetics, all from independent brands, definitely worth checking out.



I chose a Los Angeles print (created from an original Anna Bond illustration) and a beautiful golden frame (with a grid pattern developed on a theme by Albrecht Dürer) in stainless steel. These two pieces were my main inspirations to start decorating. As soon as they arrived, I defined my color scheme and my theme (yes, yes, I’m that kind of person).
Being a creative person who always surrounded herself with mood boards and sketches, I knew I wanted artwork around me and that LA illustration was the perfect fit. The colors, the vintage touch, that summer vibe, the palm trees, the beautiful car reminding me that I could look like Grace Kelly driving – but then again Princess Grace was so classy that the wind didn’t affect her at all….


The cactus print is not actually a print. It’s a kitchen cloth that I never really saw as a kitchen cloth (nor bought it to be one)… too pretty for that 😉


After realizing that I already had palm trees and cactus I felt super cool. But something was missing… pineapples (they’re to me what avocados are for Aimee Song). Lucky me, summer decorations are all about tropical stuff so I found some really cool glass candleholders with my beloved pineapples and a different one with city names.Workspace6

My golden grid frame was what made me want all the other decor pieces in golden to contrast with my black desk. Bonaval Store has some of the most creative frames I’ve seen and the one I choose is so pretty and artsy that instead of putting a photo I opted for an old illustration I made.

Let me know your thoughts on my new workspace in the comment section 🙂

P.S. there is a 15% discount code and free shipping on Bonaval Store (dissecting15) just for you, valid until 31/08.

This post was kindly sponsored by Bonaval Store. All opinions are my own.



2016 Revisited

2016 was the year I decided to get serious about blogging. I got my own domain, added new categories i´ve always wanted to explore, gave the blog the makeover it needed. I started collaborating with brands and was lucky enough to meet fantastic entrepreneurs. I met amazing people who showed me that love and support often comes from where you least expect. It´s an incredible feeling to look back and see how much i´ve grown and how Dissecting The Look is slowly becoming what i´ve always wanted: a place to inspire other people, learn about their opinions and points of view.

Of course, none of this would be possible without all of you. Words cannot describe how lucky and happy I feel to have such amazing readers who constantly show their support in the most unpredictable ways. It´s a pleasure to blog in your company. So a big thank you to all of you who take a bit of your time to read my posts, comment them, share your love on instagram, send me supportive e-mails. I promise 2017 will be full of surprises and lots of inspiration. I´ll leave you with a small collection of 2016 pictures 🙂

2016 foi o ano em que decidi levar o blog mais a sério. Registei o meu domínio, acrescentei novas categorias que sempre quis explorar, dei ao blog a mudança de visual que mais se lhe adequava. Foi o ano em que comecei a colaborar com marcas e conheci empreendedores fantásticos. Conheci, também, pessoas maravilhosas que me mostraram que, por vezes, o carinho e apoio vem dos lugares que menos esperamos. É incrível ver o quanto cresci e como o Dissecting The Look está, lentamente, a tornar-se o que eu sempre desejei: uma fonte de inspiração, um lugar de partilha de opiniões e pontos de vista. 

Claro que nada disto era possível sem vocês. Não há palavras para descrever o quão feliz e sortuda me sinto por ter leitores que mostram o seu apoio de forma constante e das maneiras mais imprevisíveis. Um grande obrigada a todos por lerem os posts, comentarem, pela constante simpatia no instagram e pelos e-mails. 2017 será cheio de surpresas, inspiração e novos posts. Deixo-vos com uma pequena amostra de 2016 em imagens 🙂  

New Categories / Novas Categorias

When I started Dissecting The Look I was new at this blogging thing. I knew what kind of blog I wanted to have and though I also knew I´d like to blog about more than just fashion I wasn´t sure how this would turn out. I was also developing ideas that had been on my mind for years, changing my opinion about the fashion industry so it was much more practical to blog only about Fashion. Slowly I added one more category – Decor.

 Now, almost 2 years later (can´t believe it´s been that long!) it´s time to change things a bit around here and create new content that I´ve wanted to share with you from the very start but didn´t know how to properly do it. That said, I´ll add other categories fashion related and introduce the new sub-categories and categories each with a new post. I´m looking forward to show you the new categories and posts I´ve been working on as well as receiving feedback from you.

A big thank you to each one of you. Nothing would be possible without your amazing support, precious advice and kind words. I can´t thank you enough for making all of this possible 🙂 

portuguese version – 

Quando comecei o Dissecting The Look era nova nesta coisa dos blogs. Sabia já que tipo de blog queria ter e, apesar de querer escrever sobre mais do que apenas moda, não sabia como é que esta experiência ia correr. Ao mesmo tempo, estava ainda a consolidar ideias e a mudar de opinião em relação a múltiplos temas relacionados com a indústria da moda, daí que fosse muito mais fácil optar por abordar apenas moda. Algum tempo mais tarde, adicionei uma outra categoria – Decoração. Era uma das minhas ideias iniciais, um dos temas que sempre me apaixonou e que queria desenvolver. 

Agora, quase 2 anos depois de ter começado o blog (nem acredito que já passou tanto tempo), está na altura de mudar um bocadinho as coisas por aqui e desenvolver ideias/partilhar novos conteúdos que desde o início soube que queria desenvolver. Assim, as mudanças de que vos falo são a introdução de novas categorias e sub-categorias, relacionadas com o mundo da moda e não só. Apresentarei cada uma delas com um novo post. Espero que gostem do que tenho andado a preparar e mal posso esperar por ouvir as vossas opiniões! 

Por fim, um grande obrigado por todo o apoio ao longo deste tempo. Sem duvida que não teria sido possível sem cada um de vocês 🙂 

IKEA x Katie Eary 

What happens when two big names join forces is the birth of an amazing collaboration – Giltig being the name of the child. Katie Eary is a menswear designer from London and is one of the the reasons why I want to run to ikea immediately. GILTIG is all about strong and vibrant color schemes that give life to any room of the house and the most creative patterns I’ve seen. The pictures speak for themselves, of course… Spoiler alert: you’ll have your morning coffee with cats.


O que acontece quando dois grandes nomes se juntam é o nascimento de uma colaboração absolutamente fantástica – GILTIG é o nome da ‘criança’. Katie Eary é uma designer de roupa masculina, de Londres, e é a responsável pela minha vontade de ir a correr para o Ikea. A colecção GILTIG combina a moda e a decoração da forma mais criativa possível, recorrendo a cores fortes e ousadas capazes de dar vida a qualquer divisão da casa. Os padrões deixam transparecer aquilo que é o trabalho de um designer talentoso. Spoiler Alert: vão tomar o café da manhã com gatos. 

Pictures Source: Ikea