Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kiss Diss Giveaway!

My blog has been there for some time now, but never has there been a giveaway.
First of all because I didn't want to buy something myself and also 'cause I wanted to give my readers something special, something "me".
And now the moment has come.
May a present u a brand new Belgian shirt label called Kiss Diss.
It's an unisex label with edgy prints. A bit dark and very very cool!

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- My readers can enjoy a discount of 10% at the webshop for the next 7 days by icluding "Insomnia" at the checkout

- Three lucky people can win a shirt of their choice from the collection
therefore follow me on twitter, bloglovin', facebook or google friend connect.
Make sure u leave ur e-mail address in ur comment and the name of the shirt u'd like to win.
U can see the names at their webshop, just click the hyperlink!

I'll be announcing the winners on 10 March.

Good luck to all!

Visit Kiss Diss Website & Facebook

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Color blocking

In anticipation of those bright colored summer garments
I decided to start early and incorporate some colors into my,
overall black, daily look.
Especially for this occasion I borrowed a sweater from my best friend,
I'm just so in love with it! I'm glad with the results, this outfit made me feel pretty happy!

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I wore: Escada sweater, vintage leather skirt, H&M wedges, 12 dino brooch

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

La maison d'O

Recently I've been invited to the home of the amazing Murielle Scherre to see and hear all about her new collection called "Subtitles". For the ones who don't know her, it's about time u get to know her she's a Belgian lingerie designer and her line is called La Fille d'O.

She designs for true girls and women, who are comfortable in their own bodies no matter what size they are.
Among her fans are strong women such as Juliette Lewis & M.I.A.
Not only does her lingerie looks amazing and seductive, it's über comfortable and more important, thought about. She doesn't make compromises for her designs, no matter how difficult the patterns and sewing process, the garments always look impeccable. The seams of the pieces accentuate the female forms instead of cutting them in two. Every detail is there for a reason. All of her garments are made in Belgium, an aspect that's rare to find in the times of mass outsourcing.

Being invited to her home/store was a great honor for me, because I've been a fan of her work since the starting days. We met with some other bloggers over tea and some sweets and afterwards she told as about her brand and collection. Afterwards a fitting session followed.
I must admit, though I dreamed of the pieces from all the previous collection, I never had the chance to buy or try them on. After doing so that day, a whole new world opened up for me.
Her pieces really do have it all and I'll be saving up for some sweets for myself.


The most delicious treats from Julie's House

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Subtitles

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Surroundings

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Immi from Style For Guys discovering the secret treasures

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Me fitting a bra/bikini from the new collection. I hope to make it mine soon.

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(Picture taken by Bo from FashionBlog Bo)


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Paris je t'aime

After a few years I finally returned to Paris, the most beautiful city in the world.
I can't explain why I love it so much, it must be the energy, the architecture, the romance in the air. But as with love, u just can't explain the feeling, it's just there.
This was my third visit and the best one yet, it was also a birthday present from my bf. Because I knew the city well, there wasn't that much pressure to do as much sight seeing as possible, we just wondered around, enjoyed each others company, had nice dinners and talks. For the first time I haven't bought zillion of things, only one pair of good Italian boots and some treats from La Durée.
I also didn't take a lot of pictures, but still.

Day I:

On the first day we lunched at La Durée, checked out some stores. In the evening we took the metro to Sacre Coeur, so we wouldn't have to climb all these stairs, but only the top of it. Still my legs were dead afterwards, but the view was worth it. I've already seen it two times by day, but in the evening the whole view was even more magical. It was also nice not to have this mass hysteria of people that are usually there during the day. Afterwards we had dinner at a cosy restaurant on Montmartre and visited Musée de l'érotisme on Place Pigalle, which was funny and a bit bizarre at the same time.

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Day II

On the next day we returned to La Durée on Champs Elysée to buy some macaroons and pastries, I ended up with two boxes of macaroons and two Ispahan pastries. We also visited The Inca Gold exhibition at Pinacothèque of Paris on Place de la Madeleine. I also bought new boots in some outlet store near by.

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LV

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Hugo Boss

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Arc de Triomphe
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Eglise de la Madeleine

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Ispahan pastries : heaven on earth!

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I didn't end up eating the two boxes, one was for my best friend and the other for my mom.
Although me and my friend ate them straight away, the other one is still half filled.
These macaroons have seen half of Paris and Flanders but were still intact when arriving at their destinations, amazing!

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Words can't describe how much I enjoyed this trip, I already miss Paris and I'll be back many times. In these two days I also became an expert in metro's, a thing I never expected. From now on I'm not going to be scared to get lost there.

I hope you enjoyed my short review!

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