Alex Turner in Another Man

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I promise I’ll stop with the Arctic Monkeys mania sometime soon, but I really wanted to share these pics from the current issue of Another Man. Love the black & white. Definitely picking it up one of these days.

Photography by Willy Vanderperre
Styling by Alister Mackie

Pictures via Fen and Ned.

On My Mind #6

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1. DIY Reversible Instagram Coasters

I just spotted this seemingly dead easy DIY reversible Instagram Coaster idea from Free People and cannot get it out of my head. All I want to do now is go hunting for vintage tiles and decide which Instagrams I want to use for this project. Also thé perfect gift for a girlfriend.

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2. Rock Werchter

Yes, it’s summer (or something that is supposed to look like summer) and that means that my one day of Rock Werchter is coming up. Friday the 5th is D-day for me and I’m so very excited. As usual I have already perfectly figured out which bands I want to see and have mentally accepted the 10 minute overlap between Ben Howard and Kings Of Leon. What we will be dancing to next week: Major Lazor, Two Door Cinema Club, The Lumineers, Phoenix, Kings Of Leon, Ben Howard and Blur.

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Mary Katrantzou resort 2014

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Mary Katrantzou is most definitely one of my favorite designers of the moment. I think that what she does is mindblowing, and although it started out as highly conceptual, her looks become more wearable by the season. Take this resort collection for instance: same amazing prints and (from the looks of it) fabrics, still structured, and yet you’re not walking around in a lampshade skirt. Don’t get me wrong, I think the idea and look are great, but imagine sitting down and trying to fit that piece of art under the table. Exactly.

While we’re on the topic of Mary Katrantzou: I forgot to share this picture that was taken by the very talented Elizabeth from A Polaroid Story at Smets Premium Store a while back. The Idea was to style a look with the pieces in store and I didn’t have to think twice: Mary Katrantzou dress, Carven jacket and (what else) Proenza Schouler bag. If it wasn’t for the pricetag, I would have taken that dress home.   Read more..

Start the day right

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Ever since this track was released online last week, I have been listening to it non stop. It’s probably the first thing I hear every morning, and consequently, I already know the lyrics by heart. Yes, I’m that obsessed. To me, Arctic Monkeys is a band that has grown up (or better yet: is growing up) at the same pace I did (am), and every time they do something new I’m excited. Can’t wait until the new album comes out and we see them live in november.

Trend Sighting: Red Splash

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An outfit that catches your eye immediately and makes you want to go hunting for that red jumpsuit to wear with your classic cut-offs!

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

Photo: Refinery 29

To The Beach Pt.3: Koh Tao

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Koh Tao was the final stretch of my 3-week Thailand adventure. Being a bit disappointed with the fact that I couldn’t go diving, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to spend an entire week in diving paradise. But I soon met some very cool people (including my first Belgian) that weren’t diving either so I was able to chill with them. In the end I ended up having so much fun that I didn’t even have the time to go to the nearby island Nang Yuan (also because it was raining for my last two days) and ended up not taking a single cooking or yoga class. A shame I know, but hey, there’s always a chance I can do it on my next trip to or through Thailand. After all, I still have a lot of diving to catch up on.

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Koh Tao is a great island. Thailand often seems like tourist central and not that Koh Tao doesn’t have one tourist shop after another, it just feels a little bit more authentic than the other Thai islands (frequent powershortages included). Being low season, there were often no more than 10 other people on the beach with us. Quite a difference to Koh Samui and Koh Pagnang from what I’ve heard and definitely less than what I figure from high season Koh Phi Phi madness.

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Romance

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Having been single for a while, I need to get my hit of romance on screen and from other media sources. That’s why I can rewatch this video over and over again and am totally in love with the snaps of this couple. The Kooples always photographs couples beautifully and these two aren’t an exception. Ana and Devendra met when she was sent over to LA from Serbia to photograph his studio and basically never left his house. Well they sure do look good together.

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Picture Perfect #6

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan photographed by Baz Luhrmann. Absolutely Perfect.

Read our Great Gatsby Review here.

On my mind #5

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Picture from a previous report here.

1. Antwerp Academy live stream

It’s the first time in forever that I can’t make it to the graduation show of the Antwerp Academy and it feels a bit strange. I always enjoy the wild creativity and how you can see the evolution of the students when you go every year. Not this time though. I’m sure I’ll find plenty of reports with pictures, but nothing beats the real thing. We already told you this last year: but the academy actually started livestreaming the show so people from all around the world can follow it. So  if you can, definitely tune in this saturday at 20:00 GMT+1 ,you can do that here or here! The official hashtag is #antwerpfashion!

2. Agent provocateur shop opening

Agent Provocateur opened its first Antwerp shop right around my corner. Dangerous stuff, because I always love their more exclusive Soiree line, and exclusive of course means that it’s also more expensive. The address is Schuttershofstraat 7, do check it out!

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Double the Denim

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Triple the excitement! No not really, but it does make for an excellent city tripping combo. And I do blend in perfectly with the background at Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, don’t I? If you plan on visiting Marseille, don’t miss this piece of architecture history. The rooftop is freely accessible and a great spot for taking a break!

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