Some new fall favorites

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Autumn is in full swing and I’m totally digging it. With the lovely weather we’ve been having here in Belgium, it’s been a great vibe. We still have the sunshine AND can do fall dressing, awesome! Here are some of my new fall essentials.

1. Timberland x La Fille d’O boots

Winter is getting rougher each year so I’m very happy to welcome these Timberland boots to my wardrobe. Not just Timberlands, but very special limited edition La Fille d’O x Timberland boots, lasered with the tattoos of the lingerie brand’s founder. The idea is that you balance on two extremes, luxuria and chastity in my case. This collab celebrates both 10 years of La Fille d’O and 40 years of Timberland. That’s my kind of shoe! In fact they’re so special that if you want a pair, you can only order them this or next saturday at Marcoz Antwerp (so on the 5th or 12th of october). It’s definitely worth the trip as the lasering is free with a new pair of 6” Premium Timberland boots and you get to choose between Chastity vs Luxuria and Humility vs Superbia. Read more..

Antwerp – The Recollection

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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.

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On my mind #7

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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

Loving the usual suspects (for me, at least): 3.1 Phillip LimAlexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. Adored Ostwald Helgason. And then there’s always the delicate and feminine Tocca.

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..

E&L craves for…

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… 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

This is why I love London

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Movie night in a hot tub. I mean come on! ‘Nuff said.

More info: www.hottubcinema.com
picture via a stroll trough my soul

All white everything

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Lately I’ve been drawn to all white silhouettes, not only for summer, but for fall. Although the idea of a crisp white shirt and trousers seems amazing, I really doubt that I can pull it off. I just can’t get the image of coffee stains out of my mind. It’s bound to happen. A girl can dream, right?

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E&L craves for…

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…this amazing Artéria clutch/ bag/ Ipad sleeve. Artéria is a new brand made by my Brazilian friend Elene Veguin and her friend Julia Sentelhas. It consists of a range of bags and accessories that are designed to be adapted to your everyday needs. The pieces are handmade in Brazil and developed with care, and you can use each item in multiple ways. Read more..

Postcard from Rio

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I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog and this is the reason why, I was too busy preparing for Brazil, and now my first 24 hours here are already behind me! So as I’m getting used to my new surroundings I send you a postcard from Sugar Loaf mountain, a picture of possibly the most breathtaking view I have ever seen.

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.

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..