Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oh my Goth!

The fall is here and black is back from never going away. Much is change, but many things are still the same. Everyone needs some security to hold on to.
With this post I wanted to talk about the Goth issue. Many of you have probably noticed that the Goth image is more popular than ever right now. Fragile girls and boys wearing black torn clothes, adorned with crusifixes are a popular fenomenon. Today they're called nu-goth. Ok, so people love labels, and just plain 'Goth' not being enough, they decided to freshen it up. As fresh and 'new' as it may be, it get's a bit confusing for people who actually know something about the subculture. Don't get me wrong, I'm only happy to see these creatures on my computer screen, name or no name. I, myself, was never a fan of labels and I  refuse to categorize myself under any of them. If you really want to push me in box, you can call me alternative, I will not go further. I like too many different styles of music and dressing to fit into any category. I just have the freedom to be myself, every day, without feeling limited. And hope you do the same.

I do, definitely have a dark side, as I was always a lover of the macabre. So, this is another reflection of it.
Imagine, the woods, a hill with a small chapel on top, before it Jesus on the cross. Sounds like a beginning of a horror movie. But it isn't. The place looks just like I described it, and we pass it almost every weekend on our way home. It's mesmerizing, calm and peaceful. I wanted to shoot there for a long time and finally the moment has come. The outfit was just right. A little nostalgic, a little dark. 
I wanted to take my new dress from Forever 21 out. I looked for a perfect polka dot dress for ages. Combined with a little retro hairdo, and round sunglasses added a little edge to it, but still stayed romantic.

I'm happy with how the pictures turned out. The moment was just right, it was not too sunny or clouded, the forest was empty and still green. It was so calm and quiet. For a moment I just felt free of the daily world, routine and business of life. A place like this is kind of a sacred ground for me. It may be a surprise, but I'm religious. Only I don't discuss this part of my life, as it is considered private to me. 

Some day, I'll return there, for some new pictures, or just to take a walk.

I wore: Forever 21dress, Primark tights, H&M bag, Vintage sunglasses, Vecona brooch. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Opening Forever 21

So, here're the pictures of the brand new Forever 21 store that recently opened in Antwerp.
Me and many other fellow bloggers got the chance to check out the store before it opened to large public.
Everyone was very excited and overwhelmed by the size of the store. 5000², three levels, of shopping heaven. 
We also received a voucher of 50 euro's, so the hunt was on. The funny thing is that I lost some people out of sight ,during my two hour shopping spree, and  never saw them back. That must give you an indication of how large the store really is.
I must say I say I really liked what I saw, not only is the interior very impressive, but also many of the items.
There's something for everyone, you just drown in clothes, shoes and accessories. Not always easy to take your pick with so much goods luring at you! One of the biggest pluses of the store are the super large fitting rooms with a large mirror and a decent door. I just hate curtains!!
I liked the store way better than the one in Brussels, a wider range of styles and lack of hundreds of people was probably the reason. 

I'll be going back for sure. There are plenty of colored jeans and necklaces waiting to find a home.

So, the official pictures first. Due to an outrage need to shop and lack of free hands I wasn't able to take a lot of pictures.

My favorite room. Look at that floor and all those tables!

Annebeth is taking a picture of me while our picture is being taking. Vicious circle, I tell you!

Nathalie and me

Immi looking happy, he can pull a smile like no one else!

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My pictures from here on. U are likely to see a slight difference.

That's what I call 'hooker panties' Don't get me wrong, I love them! Look at the shine!

Eternal chandelier love!

Glitter floor!

Must have this, a lot of gold, me wants, ... Are just some of the random things that pop-up when I see these lamps.

Hell yeah!

Showing our goods at the blog bar.

Yes, I have a giant strawberry in my mouth!

And ending with what I wore that day. I decided to pay a homage to Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. 
Annebeth gets extra points for recognizing the look and taking my pictures ^^

I wore Comme des Garçons for H&M blouse, H&M jeans, Asos flats, Danity jacket and Monet & Co brooch.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lane Starke - OTTO

Lane Starkes designer Margerita Sanders stelt tijdens DSGNRMRKT haar collectie OTTO voor! De collectie bestaat uit supercute diertjes uit leder gemaakt. OTTO is een palindroom en zo beschouwt Lane Starke haar tassen ook. Wat eens een koe, geit of varken was wordt na vele omzwervingen hersteld in waarde in de vorm van een konijn, vogel of hertje. De beestjes zien er levensecht uit, zeker als je ziet dat de voering van de tasjes bedrukt zijn met een handgeschilderde ingewandenprint en sommige tasjes een hartportemonneetje hebben. Creepy en/of cute? Come and find out!
Lane Starke’s designer Margerita Sanders will be presenting her OTTO collection at the DSGNRMRKT. This collection is made of leather bags in the form of very cute animals. OTTO being a palindrome, Lane Starke attributes the same characteristics to her bags. What was once a cow, goat or pig is eventually transformed into a rabbit, bird or deer. They look very much alive and inside the bags are lined with prints of organs. Some bags even have a heart-shaped purse inside. Creepy and/or cute? Come and find out for yourselves!


Margerita and I used to be class mates a few years ago. Her work was always noticeable and very interesting! Now she's part of a wonderful project called DSGNRMRKT, a platform for young designers.
Her pieces and many others can be seen at 8 October at Modemuseum Hasselt.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Essentiel fall/winter 2011

I must admit Essentiel is becoming one of my favorite Belgian brands.
Especially their catchy accessories and shoes have been giving me sleepless nights.
Off course I need a huge budget, which I don't have, let me make that clear. But still, a girl can dream, a lot.
I've been craving more color lately and the pieces I selected for this post really reflect that. 
Happy moods, happy colors.

Enjoy the pictures and I'm going to figure out a magical way to save up money.
They say it's never too late to learn.

 A cheaper twin bag.

I love this hat!!!

 I need these loafers in my life, badly!!!!
The perfect winter coat!

And some lookbook shots of the collection. Color block your soul away this winter!