Monday, August 29, 2011

Ladies edge

My style constantly balances between different looks.
One of my beloved styles is ladylike vintage styles.
Last week I received this wonderful jacket from Daydream Nation from one of my favorite bloggers Barbro.
I was the lucky winner of her giveaway. The jacket is so warm and soft that I wanted to wear it immediately.
What I like the most about it is it's edge in it's details. The fur trim and the studs.
As I was attending a cabaret event, nothing was over the top. So pulled out a fancy dress and my new pumps and my new Ray-Ban sunnies. I'm absolutely in love with them. It's a vintage model from the 80s called Laramie. It has a slight cat eye effect to the usual Wayfarer model.

I think girls don't dress up quiet enough, these days. Many of them just follow each other, walking around like clones. I always was a fan of personal style. These days it's more jeans and a shirt, than a nice dress and heels. Kind of boring if you ask me. It's funny, because so many people are overwhelmed when they see me and my friends all dressed up. For us it's just normal and this is how it should be.
I'd rather drop dead than wear sneakers to the restaurant. But here, in Belgium, it's not such a rare sight. Believe me or not. Many women forgot what it is to look at it's best. Such a shame...

I wore: Zara dress and pumps, Daydream Nation cardigan, Ray-Ban Laramie sunnies, H&M necklace and hair pin, C&A clutch.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

River Island Preview X-Mas collection 2011

Tuesday we were invited by the wonderful pr girls from Oona to attend the preview of the X-Mas collection of River Island. The event held place at their own offices in Antwerp.
The collection was all about reinventing the Christmas classics. 70s chique was main trend. Bold colors and accessories, flared palazzo pants, lace, embroideries and fake fur are the keywords. With these elements you are sure of being the centre of attention during the holiday parties. River Island is relatively new on our Belgian market, it's becoming well known fast. Their take on trends is interesting and there's is a big variety of accessories and bags to accompany the clothes. There's still some work on the quality of some garments.

I must admit there were a few pieces I really fell in love with some of the items, especially the blue pleated midi skirt. I'll be on the hunt for it soon. 
It was a very warm evening with a lot of lovely fellow bloggers. I was nice to see you all again!

Arriving with Manon from Affreux 

This ice sculpture was one of my high lights of the evening. Seriously! I love all clear stuff and ice with trapped accessories in it is just über cool!

The feather details on the dress = looove

Eye catcher of the evening, these embroidered shorts

Yummy ice cream!

Must have this skirt

Two pair of shoes that caught my eye and were actually wearable at the same time

Merry Nathalie ^^ Looking at her just makes me happy  

Absolute Mrs. K. with the absolutely incredible style

Bloggers make circles

Five in a row : Manon from Affreux, Me, Pema from VogueMoment, Cindy from Glamour Bbey and Annebeth from The Styling Dutchman 

My silly face

With Afrodite from The Fashion Folio, Nathalie from Merry Makers and Gilles from Wood and Rags 
And what's going on there with my shoulders, I look almost wider that the mighty Gilles. Rugby player inspiration that it :)

I was wearing a Cos striped top, H&M Garden Collection blazer, Vivienne Westwood brooch, H&M jeans, Sac d'Anvers bag and Cypres brogues.

That day I forgot my camera, so a big thanx to Annebeth from The Styling Dutchman , Manon from Affreux  and Bo from Fashion Blog Bo

And when u thought the post was at it's end, well u though wrong. Here're a few shots from the lookbook 

The green, the feathers, sigh!

Beautiful red palazzo pants, me wants! 

Earring heaven!

Ok, done now.

Thanx to Oona for another great evening! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A rare flower

Already a month passed from the day she died and it still feels kind of surreal.
There will be no more new records, never will that beautiful voice sing again.
She was troubled, a tortured soul. But she might have had a bright future ahead of her.
She was half way through, it's sad she didn't make it.
But she will be remembered, already a legend, as all of the others that are gone too soon.
This is a tribute to the one and only Amy Winehouse. The photographs are by Hedi Slimane who really captured her soul in them.

† May she rest in peace †

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Too cool for school

And finally, I'm back from my, what it seemed, blogging break.
As I previously told I went on vacation to Rodos, a wonderful Greek island very close to Turkish coast.
The pictures from the trip are yet to come.
I came back tanned, but, unfortunately to bad weather. Was ill and busy.
But here I am!

It seemed like time for a new outfit. And here it is.
I decided to return, with what, I guess, must be one of my signature looks through the few past years: The School Girl Look. My fascination with school uniforms began at an early age of seven. From that age till I was 13 I wore a black and white uniform at my school. We could choose between any white blouse or sweater and a black skirt, so it was still fun.
I moved to Belgium where I never had to wear a school uniform again, but my love always remained. An early age fetish that's there to stay. I don't think I'm not going to be able to pull that look off when I hit my thirties, but that gives me still a lot of years to play.

I was immediately in love with that Zara blouse when I saw it hit the stores. Unfortunately it sold out pretty fast. Great was my relieve when I found it in the sales. It has everything I love, green and stripes! I don't have to tell you by what collection it was inspired and I decided to add some orange nails to add that extra reference ;)
This preppy, sporty college outfit was entirely bought during the sales. Budget shopping wise! (Also the one from my previous post)

Wearing: Zara blouse and skirt, Fred Perry bag, C&A sunnies.

Graslei Ghent. I'm here so often that I'm practically used to all the beauty we live around.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer at last

The weather, here we go again, yes, has been crazy for the past month. Rain and clouds represented the early fall. Sun and rain and the heat. It's really confusing. The best months are already behind us, those were april and may. A very early summer. Tomorrow I'll be in Greece, at the island of Rhodos where a real summer awaits me.
I can't wait for this vacation to start, I really need to get out for a few days.
In the mean while semi summer outfit.

Wearing: Zara kimono blouse, Silence + Noise jeans, H&M sandals and clutch, vintage pearl necklace, Sacha sunnies.

I'll be back next week with lot's of pictures!