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
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?
…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..
Life is pretty simple when going camping. But sometimes all a girl needs is some sun and an inflatable swimming pool. Located in the middle of the French Countryside, my quick getaway couldn’t have been more perfect. Barbecue every night, no make-up, friends, lots of stars, family, the same swing-set as 25 years ago, the familiar sound of airplanes, drinking sangria till early morning, dogs, jumping into rivers, making cocktails at 6pm a routine, childish antics, great times.
With my wanderlust on my mind, I found this beautiful editorial shot by Jette Jors in – of all magazines- a horse riders journal. I’m in love with the styling and especially the lighting in these photos. A perfect balance between delicate femininity with the silk and lace fabrics and the masculine country boots and heavy jackets. Whisk me away to your country farm please?
The golden hour, the last hour before the sun starts to go under is the perfect time for a bit of relaxing at the harbor and taking some pictures. I absolutely love this jacket, the shape, the transparant sleeves, it’s just perfect. As you already know I’m also a big fan of the ripped denim. This 501 was customized to my liking in the Antwerp flagship store. It has a great color of denim (something you apparently only start thinking of when working in the industry) and of course of the ripping across the knee.
As some of you might have noticed, I was happy as a clam this weekend when Rock Werchter festival started. With only one day of the festival on the books, so many more vestimentary options opened up. While I usually never would have taken my leather shorts on a 4-day Werchter trip, this one day though -with cloudy overcast- seemed like the perfect opportunity. Combined with my open back Hey Pilgrim top and trusted Vans, the outfit seemed quite a succes for the day at hand. Giving that with a pair of heels or off the festival grounds, this look wouldn’t work since it does show quite a lot of skin and has leather shorts as a focal point. Oh yeah, and also the first ever picture of (partly) my tattoo on the blog! More on the actual bands and the atmosphere to come soon.