Weekend Blog awards

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Ladies, Gents (?), for the second time, we’re one of the 10 finalists in the Fashion category of the Weekend Blog Awards! Last year, we didn’t think it would happen at all, but we unexpectedly got to take that thing home! And that made us really happy. Not only because we got the support of the talented people over at Weekend Knack, but also because a lot of people voted for us (that’s you guys!). We’re hoping you still like what we do, and if that’s the case, you can vote for us here. You don’t have to vote in every category, and you can select two blogs per category, it will only take a minute!

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Coney Island

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On our third trip to New York together, I decided it was about time that the boyfriend and I visited Coney Island. It took us quite a long time to get there, but luckily the weather was our friend that day: nothing but blue skies and sunshine. I even dressed too warm, having put on my brightest cardigan for this kitschy occasion.

After calamares and hot dogs on the boardwalk, the shoes came of and we dipped our feet in the freezing cold ocean. For us, this was the perfect time to go to Coney Island, it was too early in the year for the amusement parks to be open on weekdays so there were no crowds, but the first rays of sunlight made some local tourists go sunbathing. Cosy, but without having the screaming kids around.

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A Longboard Story

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I was instantly drawn in by this editorial by Vogue Netherlands due to the beautiful lighting throughout all the photos. It’s the perfect mix between feminine elegance and sportswear. I’m especially a fan of the above look with one of my favorite DIESEL dresses of the season. I know I’ve said this a lot, but god I desperately need to get myself to a beach asap.

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Trend Sighting: Sofie Valkiers

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Last week we were invited to the launch of the Sofie Valkiers for Diamanti Per Tutti collection. You might know Sofie from her extremely succesful blog Fashionata or from the television show that has been following her around, Shoot. With this collection, Sofie thought about what was missing in her jewelry box -wouldn’t you just love to do that?- and completed it a style to suit each of her moods.  Read more..

Emergency Parka

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I got to New York with a terrible cold and no coat, and we ended up having all kinds of weather over there. So I went to Uniqlo and got myself a parka to fight the windy days in the beginning of the trip. The thing sure came in handy and I’m guessing I’ll be wearing it here in Belgium a lot as well. These snaps were taken when we were walking over to the Brooklyn Flea on a very sunny sunday. Gotta love those Brooklyn streets, they  sure make a perfect backdrop don’t they?

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Summer

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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!

Found this really cool app called “Over” with which you can easily add text to your pictures without needing a computer or Photoshop. This is one of the lakes we visited in Slovenia. Looking forward to laying on a beach and go swimming when it gets a bit warmer.

Food love: Spring prawn salad

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I’ve  actually -for real- been changing some things in my life. On the one hand there was the Tao program. I won’t pretend that I did the exercises every day, I didn’t, but I also began taking Yoga classes (which I really enjoy), and I am thinking about my priorities in this whirlwind life. That also includes my diet. I never really talk about this on the blog, but I’ve had some problems with my stomach for the past years: a lot of gastritis and inflammation, and consequently, a lot of migraines as well.  Fact is that I’ve been pumping pills in my system for the past two years, and I’m sick of it. So I decided to try and fix the cause of my problems instead of hanging onto a bottle of pills to get trough the day.

Helping out on my quest: the Tao sessions, making my body stronger, the Yoga, reducing stress, and six weeks ago, I visited a doctor who told me I’m intollerant to all animal dairy products, tomato, peppers and chocolate. I had the habit of finishing all my cooking by throwing a tomato sauce on top, so that was hard. I thought I’d miss the chocolate, but as it turns out, Pizza is the thing I miss most. It’s the one thing I’d let myself binge on once week, and oh how I loved it. I’m proud to say that in six weeks, I haven’t touched any of my forbidden foods. It definitely took some detoxing (there were a lot of ups and downs), but after six weeks I think it’s safe to say it’s paying off. Read more..

The Holy Style Trinity at Coachella 2013

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Yes, it is that time again, it’s the beginning of spring and the start of the festival season has officially kicked off with Coachella. As you know, this festival is very high up on my bucket list. It is also one of the most photographed festivals when it comes to streetstyle. The trends spotted at Coachella are usually very boho inspired and this year was no different. But this time I really wanted to focus on  holy trinity of festival attire. What do you need to pack? And why do you need to take it with you?

Three of the most important elements in your festival luggage, as seen on Coachella: denim, descent footwear and protection against the sun. Dressing for a festival is all about being smart and comfortable (read more tips here). Think about it, you’re on your feet all day -and night- in extreme weather conditions and you’re being very physically active. If you start with the Holy Trinity of festival attire, you can freewheel the rest of your outfit and you won’t have to worry about a thing -expect for getting to every stage on time-.

1. Denim

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Denim is by far the best material to wear to a festival. It can handle a bit -read a lot- of dirt and it provides you with just enough protection from sudden weather changes or for sitting on the ground. Besides all the practical elements, it is also an extremely on-trend piece in your wardrobe. I always take several pairs of denim shorts with me and also use an old denim army shirt as a jacket for when it gets colder. Furthermore, those denim shirts almost always have extra pockets, perfect for easy access to your phone and camera.

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New in: Alexander Wang Kori boots

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These have been on my wish list for quite a while so I was really (really!) pleased I got to take them home with me from the USA. I remember the first time I saw someone in Kori Boots, it was on one of our previous New York trips. This girl was crossing the street in the west village: long, sheer, flowy skirt, and underneath these perfect ankle boots with their subtle detail on the heel. Sunlight, long hair, movement,… that sort of thing. I never forgot that image.

These guys will be good walking buddies, good everyday shoes to give my (still perfect) Acne boots a rest from time to time. I am totally in love with the leather and the detailing. Still can’t believe they’re mine. Le Sigh.

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan on the cover of Vogue

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I’m back from New York! I’ll tell you more about my trip later, but for now I’d just like to share this amazing editorial. I picked up Vogue US right before boarding the plane home and was immediately intrigued by Carey Mulligan staring back at me in her twenties updo.

It’s no secret that we’ve been waiting for The Great Gatsby to be released, and now the moment is almost here (on May 10th Gatsby hits theaters in the USA and on the 15th the movie will kick off Cannes), Vogue has made Carey Mulligan their cover girl. Mulligan poses in Daisy Buchanan style and talks about how amazing it is to get the role in the new Baz Luhrmann flick. And other people talk about how amazing Carey is. Photographer Mario Testino had the honor of shooting her and did a pretty great job. Here are the pictures, now go get the print version and read the article. Really.

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