A meatball a day!

Hi lovely people,

Dorien and I were in Antwerp last week, to visit the different PR agencies were we could discover the new trends and brands for next fall and winter. After that long day we really needed some food to restore our powers! And what is a better place in Antwerp to enjoy a lovely meal then Balls & Glory?

ballsgloryII.jp_-e1381151828684Balls & Glory is located at De markt in FelixPakhuis, close to the MAS. We can sure say that this is a lovely location. Not only the exterior is pretty, but also the interior is lovely. The long wooden tables filled with grapes in a bowl, a bottle of water and napkins are really cozy looking. The nice reading corner is a lovely place to sit back, relax and enjoy a good lemonade. Another good thing to know is that Wim Ballieu, owner of Balls & Glory, also recently won a Golden Palm for this innovative restaurant concept.

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Make sure you definitely try out one of their delicious meatballs the next time you’re in Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent. Because: ‘a meatball a day, keeps the doctor away’! Take a look on their site to check out the right address and opening hours. Big thumbs up for Wim, and I hope one day he would like to seduce Hasselt with his great Balls & Glory-conceptFW 14-008

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Much love,

xoxo

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Herschel Supply CO. FW 14/15

Hi lovely people,

Another brand I laid my eyes on during the press days was Herschel.
I was already aware of this brand before the press days, but after seeing their fall and winter collection for 2014/2015 I even felt more in love with the brand.

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Here is some information for those who don’t know the brand Herschel. Herschel Supply Co. is a brand that manufactures fine quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories. The company was founded in 2009 by the brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack. The 2 brothers adopted the name of the small town where three generations of their family grew up and so Herschel Supply Co. was born.

Herschel Supply Co. is now based in Vancouver, Canada and manufactures timeless products with a fine regard of detail. Hershel supply co. is a true modern brand with a nice touch of heritage.

FW 14-004I’m madly in love with this brand because of their vintage touch. Their use of fabrics, prints and colors make these backpacks look so fresh, timeless and lovely at the same time. I can’t wait to buy me one soon! Here are already some of my FW ’14/’15 favorite backpacks and accessories. For more bags and accessories of Herschel Supply CO. you can take a look here.

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xoxo

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Happy Socks FW14/15

Hi lovely people,

happysocks_logo_2For another blogpost about the FW14/15 collections, I want to start with Happy Socks! Happy Socks is a swedish brand and I think most of you have already heard from this brand! Their goal was to create a pair of socks that is made to wear on every occasion and is possible to combine with every style. Words like quality, craftsmanship and creativity are very important to the brand. That’s why they already sell socks in more then 70 countries and on every continent.

FW 14But from this year, they also created boxers matching these lovely socks. The boxers are for both men and women. Words can’t describe how happy I was when I saw these awesome boxers! Here are some pictures of my favorite ones! Besides these awesome socks and boxers, we can also find notebooks and pencils pimped with their lovely designs.FW 14-001 FW 14-002I can’t get enough of this crazy brand! I also want to thank Pravda Pressroom for the lovely welcome and the interesting explanations of their different brands.

 

Much love,

xoxo

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H3500

Dear people,

I’m finally back after my two weeks of vacation. And as you all know, I’m always up for new and inspiring concepts. That’s why I want to introduce you all to H3500.

 

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Our home is a translation of our personality. We want to show people the way we live or want to live. We want to share the feeling of our home to the world. Not many people know that this kind of communication starts with our house number. That is why I want to share this wonderful H3500 project with you all!

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Studio Hectica had the great idea to change the boring house numbers, in vibrant and attractive graphic pieces. That’s why they create a personal house number, that perfectly fits your way of living. They also make sure they use materials and techniques specially chosen for your house number. This with the right typeface and a new personal house number is born.

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We can surely say that these are house numbers made with care and love!
Thumbs up for this great idea! If you are interested in a personal house number, just check their site here!

Much love,

xoxo

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Birds of Paradise!

Hi lovely people,

Yesterday I had the chance to discover the new exhibition in the Fashion Museum of Antwerp with a few fellow bloggers. We had a great evening, talking to each other and taking a look at this wonderful exhibition for the first time.

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The exhibition “Birds of Paradise” is an ode to the plumes and feathers in fashion. Plumes and feathers have always been a sign of beauty and preciousness. Like by princesses and queens to express their femininity by using feathered folding fans when going to a ball.

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For designers, it’s always been interesting to use the feather as a sign of freedom and lightness. Thierry Mugler used these feathers to create his own “bird woman”, a silhouette with the form of a butterfly.

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Alexander McQueen is also one of the designers whose work is shown at the exhibition. With his own interpretation of the swan Lake, a design based on the duality between the white, good, swan and the black, bad, swan!

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I was impressed by the different silhouettes and the lovely scenography of the exhibition by Bob Verhelst. I also want to thank Belmodo and MoMu Antwerp for this lovely evening.

It’s still possible to visit the exhibition till the 24th of August.

Much love,

xoxo
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Raf Simons after a long break!

Hi lovely people,

It’s been a long time since I made a new blogpost. But It was very busy for me lately. I had a lot of work for school and it was hard for me to find the time to work on my blog. But the good news is that I will try to work on my blog more often.

But after a long break it’s always great to promote some belgian talent. So I’m glad that I can tell you all that Fred Perry and Raf Simons are releasing their, already, 9th collection together.

The SS14 collection is stylish, sober and refined. Really typical for Raf Simons. The different patterns and nice colors are great too! The collection is designed in vibrant, fresh colours such as orange, white, Persian blue, pink and yellow.

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One of my favorite pieces is the geometric twill Harrington jacket, a jacquard bomber jacket with a sparrow print and of course the Fred Perry Shirt, who makes its appearance with a variation of detachable collars.

 

The SS14 collection is for sale since February 27th 2014 in their different Fred Perry stores.

Much love,

xoxo

Svenska

A masterly dilemma..

Dear people,

After Tim Van Steenbergen and Marina Yee, the time was right for Pieter Stockmans to collaborate with Aristide. Aristide is an editor and distributor of high quality furniture fabrics and decoration fabrics since 1979. With his many experience, Pieter Stockmans was ready to take the challenge to design some fabrics for the Aristide collection. The result of this collaboration is very sophisticated and timeless. His well know motives and beige and blue colors are things you can recognize in this collection. I also had the chance to meet Pieter Stockmans and I must say that not only his work but also his personality are both really great.

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After some talking about his fabric collection for Aristide and his wonderful porcelain collection he also offered me his book ” Pieter Stockmans, a masterly dilemma”, that tells the story of many of his works from 2004 till now.

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If you ever have some time when you are in Genk, you should really visit the studio of Pieter Stockmans. To feel the magic of his wonderful and well designed porcelain. The stories that Pieter Stockmans told us in the studio really helped me understanding the whole idea behind the fabric collection.

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So I really want to say a special thanks to Pieter, it was really nice to meet you and it was great talking to you!

xoxo

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