Glastonbury / Werchter Prep.

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Rock Werchter 2011 is finally coming up! I’ve waited so long for this and now comes the difficult question of packing. Not only is the weather in Belgium very unpredictable but the Werchter weide is a very destructible area for clothing -i.e. mud, rain, beer and lots of people. Due to the bad weather, the mud pools of Glastonbury are the ideal inspiration ground for the rainy Werchter days. For the sunny ones, I love to look back at the Coachella report.

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Academy Favorites

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I’m running about a million years behind on everything. A couple of weeks ago, the Academy of Antwerp held its fashion show. This is always something to look forward to, even though the show lasts about four hours. There’s just something about the possibility of spotting new talent… I hope you enjoy my snapshots from the show. A small selection of favorites out of more than 800 pictures.

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Trend Sightings: Alexa Chung

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Yesyes, I think we can all agree that we love Alexa Chung outfits. These Chanel Bow Tie Booties from SS2009 has been one of my favorite shoes for some time now. I love how Alexa combines the pattern of these shoes with the daring pattern of the dress.

I’m so excited to let you know that I’ve started a new blog. You can find me on Rooftop Antics. See you there!

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Come on Eileen.

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I have no idea what my friend Eline will think when she spots this picture of herself on Ella & Louise, but it just kept coming back to me and I thought I’d share. I snapped this photo of her on a warm april day when we were spending some time at the beach with friends. I just love the colours in this picture. The way her skin tone matches her blouse and the sand… I hope to show you some pics of her amazing dress sense soon. If she doesn’t kill me for posting this picture, that is.

Cold as Ice

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Remember Emmanuel? You should, as you’ve seen him before here and here. I’ve spotted him last friday in action at the fashion show of the Royal Academy of Antwerp. He is wearing a silhouette by graduate Yusuke Hotchi. Don’t you just love the way the jacket is draped?

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Jennifer takes on the edge

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As we love Belgian fashion, this cover of the latest Marie Claire caught my eye. The ultimate girl-next-door Jennifer Aniston was photographed in a Fall-Winter 11/12 jacket of Ann Demeulemeester. After the jump, you will be able to see the rest of the looks that she was shot in but my favorite is definitely this edgy jacket.

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What would you do if …?

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While browsing The Interwebs, I found a blog with one of the most original concepts that I’ve seen in a while. The Burning House askes the following question: What you would take with you if your house was burning? According to Foster, the founder of the blog, these items tell the reader what you find important in life. It will reflect what you’re are passionate about, what you care about and what is of great practical use. This question therefore comes down to conducting an in dept interview. Other than blog concepts like The Coveteur, where they select themselves who comes onto the site, The Burning House ask YOU, the reader. On this website, you can submit a photo to describe what you would take with you. The first thing that comes to mind is taking my pets, my Ray-Ban sunglasses and my favorite pair of shoes (although I would still have to decide which pair that is). The rest I seriously need to think about. Therefore we would like to forward the thought and ask you, What would you take with you if your house was burning?

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Truly taking over a boy’s closet

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I recently bought my first necktie, which you saw here. I bought it at the stocksale of Ann Demeulemeester and I just havn’t been able to figure out how to wear it. So I turned to the solution of all Generation Y’ers: I googled it. Style icons wearing a tie. Surprisingly, this is a trend that hasn’t exploded yet. How to wear a bow tie on the other hand, would have been solved easily by this classic problem solving method. Diane Kruger has made several appearances with this playful accessory. She’s not the only one, also the British tv star Fearne Cotton, Rihanna and many more have used a bow tie to style up their outfits.

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Madeira Pt.3 – Island Endeavours

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Nostalgia is an ever recurring theme on our blog. As you would have noticed, we at Ella and Louise are a big fans of travelling. That’s why I wanted to show you the rest of Madeira. It took me a while to find the time to select the photos that I wanted to share with you. I can’t believe that I’ve been back for two weeks but can still visualize the beauty of this island. As I said before, this island is all about eating, nature and relaxing. Sometimes you have to look beyond the amount of tourists, but this didn’t stop me to enjoy the place where villages are often no more than one street. If I would have to decide on my favorite moments, it would be learning how to scuba dive and seeing an octopus between the rocks, spotting wild dolphins and seeing them swing about a meter underneath me and snorkeling in the gorgeous lava beach below (and the only one on the island). Is it obvious that I’m a big fan of being in the water?

At Prainha beach, the only sand beach on the island

How the Madeiran Bluefin Tuna is divided amongst local restaurants and villagers

Porto Moniz: where volcanic lava flowing down created several natural swimming pools next to the seaside. When the sea is ranging, it is often difficult to see where the pool ends and the sea starts. These natural swimming pools are very typical to the island.

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Simply Essential

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I’m totally into statement necklaces these days, in all shapes and sizes. I’m quite pleased that I scored this Essentiel necklace today. I’ve always adored this piece, but never seemed to get my hands on it… until today! Decent pics coming soon.