On a walk through the small Parc Ten Bosch in Ixelles you can admire the beautiful autumn colours and fruits of the most peculiar plants. When the October sun is still warm, sit on one of the wooden benches with a good book or just observe the season around you.
Checkered trousers: Burberry, Jacket: Helmut Lang, Top: Natan, Shoes: Massimo Dutti, Bag: Dragon, Necklace: Pomellato
This black vintage dress from Beoynd Retro Stockholm loves my favorite vintage belt.
Rain, rain, rain… Autumn has definitely arrived to Brussels. Yellow leaves are starting to fall and the wind is blowing colder. However, we never know what tomorrow brings, since the weather has been so unpredictable for months. Anyway, it was time to unearth the middle season clothes, including my trench coat which I call the Paper Bag trench. I wore my Martin Margiela trench coat with a belt from Dirk Bikkembergs, jeans from Cheap Monday, a Burberry bag and my age old cognac boots.
It was the first time I visited the Brussels Vintage Market at K-nal. In the industrial interior young designers were selling their creations, vintage traders anything from shoes to sunglasses and dresses to beautifully aged leather bags. The busy staff was serving bagels and delicious pea soup to the hungry and colorful beverages to the thirsty. The Hé Madameke necklaces were combining guns and sharp objects with blindfolded forest animals. Lovely! The colorful necklaces of Byram Bxl stood out. Byram explained that he has recently started to work with new materials and the teasers he had with him looked stunning. If I wasn’t so broke at the moment, I would have gone home with one! If only I could see the lady who tiptoed around in these back in the days.
Hand made with love and great attention to detail. These smoky blue feather earrings available in my Etsy store. Knit: Olivier Strelli men.
I just found these colors so good together that I decided to take a couple of pictures. Lately, I’ve been drawn to burned orange, which is a bit strange since orange never was one of my favorite colors; maybe it’s the autumn magic! Coin purse from Nyström Stockholm, agenda from Louis Vuitton, my Donna Karan glasses, Louis Vuitton honey, vintage Tampella fabric and a small leather box from India.
As the fashion magazines are full of fetish-inspired clothes, shiny leather goods and saucy accessories, my home made clutch bag was born exactly at the right time. You can soon find a limited edition of these clutch bags in my Etsy store. With my clutch bag I’m wearing a dress by Helmut Lang, Bianco shoes and leggings from H&M.
Brussels is back to its rainy self. Thunder and lightning kept me up all night, so I took the book that I’m reading and made a cup of tea. As they say in that song: “After the rain comes sun, after the sun comes rain again…” That’s the way it is; though in Brussels it mostly rains.