These beautiful hand painted Toms, made by Mary Gregory. The perfect DIY-idea, if only I had the painting skills…
Soooo, I’ve found this ridiculously spacious flat on the Upper East side in Antwerp. It was built in the thirties, has wooden floors, a walk in closet, and is on the 9th floor with a 270° view of the city. Needless to say that I am pretty damn pleased with this. Especially after paying almost double the rent for a flat of 27 square metres in London.
As the BF is an architect, he is even happier with this space. And the past months, in our spare time, we both went loco on the furniture hunt. We’ve managed to hunt down a chesterfield sofa, two cabinets, 5 lamps, 7 chairs, a painting and some kitchen utensils at thrift stores and flea markets. The only problem was moving everything inside the flat. One incredibly stressful day and a lot of helping hands later, we managed to get everything upstairs. Right now, everything is starting to come together and is looking quite nice, it just needs some finishing touches and a thorough cleaning. I’ve been working (and playing) so hard however, that I simply haven’t had the time. Right now, I’m sitting in my sofa sweating out a summer flu, with the sunshine on my face. It’s almost nice because this means I finally have some time for myself. To look at some pictures, and dream about upcoming DIY-projects. Maybe next weekend?
I hope you enjoy the inspirational pictures I’ve gathered the past few weeks. I’ll show you some pics of my flat…soon-ish! Read more..
Tattoos, red and a gorgeous new haircut. Nuff said.
Photo: The Vogue Diaries
Lately I’ve been a big fan of sheer shirts, dresses, etc. One of my favorite looks was this one , but then I visited Stockholm Streetstyle and noticed Anja Rubik wearing this light number. I love how the top is lace and the bottom is completely see-through. It’s such an elegant look, particularly because she is wearing those simple flats. Heels would have made this look completely different.
Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle
You’re going to have to forgive me but I’m still completely into the Werchter mood. When I was waiting for the amazing Brandon Flowers (swoon) I stood -almost- frontrow to see the band Two Door Cinema Club. A name that originated from a mis-pronounciation about their local cinema back in Ireland and they absolutely blew me away. I actually didn’t know them by name but recognized a couple of their songs and have been hooked on their music ever since.
Their debut album Tourist History is a cheerful indie rock album with extremely catchy songs. These boys are not only a must-hear but also a must see. Signed under the ultahip french fashion label Kitsuné (see their t-shirt for charity here), their dress sense is impeccable. TO THE BASEMENT PEOPLE, TO THE BASEMENT!
Aside from the usual style pictures I also wanted to share with you some pictures of the bands that played and the feeling of the crowd. We had the pleasure of seeing more then one good band but I had a couple of particular highlights. The Kings Of Leon, Brandon Flowers and Robyn were absolutely amazing but this was not a surprise to me as I was looking forward to seeing them for months. Other toppers were The Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, White Lies, I Blame Coco and many more.
One thing that I love about festivals is the discovery of bands that I didn’t know yet or didn’t know well. The Gaslight Anthem, TV On The Radio, The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club were truly a great surprise and they will soon become usuals on my Ipod. The pictures aren’t amazing quality but I hope that they give you a little bit of the vibe.
The Arctic Monkeys
Rock Werchter has come and gone. It was an amazing festival and now has come the time to indulge myself with all the music that I heard during the past four days. I have to say that I’m not going to be cutting of the entrance wristband just yet, I want to keep this feeling as long as possible. A full report is coming up but for now, a picture of what I was wearing on the third day. As you can see, the weather wasn’t really amazing. This was taken while watching The National, just minutes before he jumped INTO the audience during his last song. An amazing moment!