While trying to decide what to wear tonight, I’m stunned by the number of black dresses in my wardrobe. I mean, it’s not that many, but I do have a few… Like this beauty from Filippa K. My mother bought it for me as a gift for my art exhibition opening a few years ago and here I’m wearing it for a photoshoot for Craze model agency, again a few years back. A little bit of nostalgy and fun memories on a Friday morning. I’ll keep browsing. Dress: Filippa K, Shoes: Miu Miu. Photo: Harri Asikainen
Three days of Belgian fashion starts tomorrow. The Egg will become a melting pot for Belgian designers, photographers, fashion institutes, other industry professionals and fashion lovers; Not to mention the runway shows, exhibitions and installations on site. For the full programme and practicalities click HERE. Picture from http://www.brusselsfashiondays.be
I recently discovered a wonderful little shopping district just off Place Brugmann, where Rue Darwin meets Rue Franz Merjay. There are some interesting antique and vintage shops as well as clothes stores selling collections of designers you might have difficulties finding anywhere else in Brussels. Then there are also beautiful stores such as Cachemire Coton Soie and Moon (the latter selling luxurious bath and bedroom textiles). Last Saturday me and my friend stopped by at Bonnie & Jane to take a look at the stunning interior and interesting selection of collections mixing the Parisian moods and Nordic landscapes with brands like Mesdemoiselles Paris, Blacklily and inouïtoosh. As I was taking a weekend off from carrying my camera, my friend An was there with her iPhone to save the day. This little store might be a bit off the main shopping districts of Brussels, but it’s definitely worth the journey. This statement ring that is now decorating my friend’s finger is from a Swedish designer JohannaN.
I found this picture in the archives and just had to share it. I still have my first pair of Miu Miu shoes; they’re gorgeous and impossible to walk with. Shoes: Miu Miu, Dress: Helmut Lang
Is it me or is it more and more difficult to get up in the mornings? Even if I come from Scandinavia where the winters are dark and cold, I’m really struggling with this seasonal change year after year. But now, after washing my eyes open with cold water, two cups of tea with cookies and a few drops of vitamin D I’m finally somewhat awake. So it’s time to grab the umbrella and face the day. Dress: Vintage
Checkered trousers: Burberry, Jacket: Helmut Lang, Top: Natan, Shoes: Massimo Dutti, Bag: Dragon, Necklace: Pomellato
It’s been a busy week, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow! But even during the busiest, most serious week, a little bit of sparkle can do wonders.
Tomorrow will be all about hunting for vintage treasures and discovering new designers! The Second Life Festival at Hotel Berger. Hotel Berger at nr 24 Rue Du Berger is opening it’s door to vintage lovers. From 3pm – 9pm the beautiful rooms turn into vintage shops, where you can find jewellery, accessories, old records and home decoration items. Le marché des créateurs at La Tricoterie at nr 158 Rue Théodore Verhaegen. Almost 30 designers will be presenting their work at the stylish industrial setting promising to offer “something for every taste”, doors are open from 10am – 4pm and why not have a brunch and visit the bio market while you’re there. Rencontre des créateurs contemporaires is a quality market in open air at Wolubilis. More than 40 designers from Belgium and abroad. Open Sat 2pm – 7pm & Sun 11:30am – 7pm. Not to forget the usual second hand market at Place Jeu de Balle and the numerous vintage stores on Rue Blaes and Rue Haut. Some of my favourite vintage pieces at the moment: I bought the …
Lately I’ve been browsing through magazines and blogs, done a lot of window shopping and people watching for inspiration as I’m trying to imagine the perfect winter wardrobe. It’s time to dig out all the cashmere sweaters and woolen coats from the back of the closet, sort items for dry cleaning and start making sketches of new items to sew. Welcome the cold days in style!
If we count all the steps, my feet have traveled a long way in these shoes.