You may or may not know that we are head over heels in love with our hometown Antwerp. And oh how we jump for joy whenever a new hotspot opens its doors. In the beginning of September, The Recollection came to town. An amazing new concept store in my favorite street in town: De Kloosterstraat.
The Recollection houses clothing and accessories, interior objects, art, books, beauty products and even flowers. It’s a unique space where you can spend your time browsing the impressive items The Recollection has to offer. From Australian beauty brand Aesop to the designs of Maison Martin Margiela, the shop slash gallery is one big paradise for people who love fashion and design. One thing is for sure: this shop is a must when you’re visiting Antwerp. Check out the website for details on their amazing brands including Piet Hein Eek and Haustier.
This is most definitely my favorite collaboration of H&M so far and probably the only one I’ll be in line for on the 14th of November. I want it all, all I tell you! Yes, especially the boots, the jacket in the first picture, the cardigan in the second picture, the jacket in the third,… PS: Please let me through when you see me walking by as a madwomen at 5am on the 14th, thank you in advance.
All photos from Racked
1. New Home
Remember that massive purchase I mentioned here? Well, the cat is out of the bag: it’s an apartment. Buying this flat with my boyfriend has been both terrifying and exciting, and now that we have the space, I can’t wait to truly make it our own. Needless to say, pinterest is a playground for me these days. We move in march or april, so we have plenty of time to pick and choose everything.
2. Keeping up with NYFW
3. Arctic Monkeys at Club 69
Arctic Monkeys played an intimate show for Club 69 at Cafe Corsari right here in Antwerp on tuesday. I was lucky enough to be there and I have to be honest: it’s been dominating my week. I’ve been talking about it non stop: to my friends, my boyfriend and on twitter. It’s kind of bordering obsession, really. I just love their new CD and the concert was pretty great too. So happy they’ll be back in november. Read more..
… this amazing suede jacket by Sofie Valkiers for Essentiel. We went to the presentation of Sofie’s capsule collection and I have to be honest here: when I quickly scrolled trough the items on my phone earlier that day, seeing only the product shots, I didn’t know if I would really like the collection that much for myself. But when I saw the details in real life, I was most definitely wowed. All the styles were really wearable and versatile, inspired on Sofie’s own style. And I could definitely see myself wearing these pieces. At first I thought the black clutch was my favorite, but as soon as I touched the soft suede of the jacket, I was sold. It has a great length and fantastic fit, simply amazing! Congrats Sofie on doing such a great job!
Pictures by Zanita Morgan and Jens Mollenvanger
Last Christmas I replicated this great washi tape reindeer on my very empty, very white kitchen wall. A year later, I figured it was time for something new and I will be changing up my kitchen wall by putting up a quote I really like. Because that kids, is the amazing part about washi or masking tape. When you’re bored of it, you can just take it off. Something that isn’t so easy when you stenciled it on your wall. Washi tape can not only be used on your walls, there are so many ways in which you can get creative. The best part about this material is that you can find it in all kinds of colors and patterns and it will not break the bank. Here are 10 of my favorites: