Hey guys, I just got back from my trip to Paris thanks to CKS. I took my mom because it was recently her birthday and if I’m being totally honest, she’s the one taking most of my pictures so she’s the perfect partner in crime for a citytrip. We took the Thalys in Antwerp and arrived only 2 hours later in beautiful Paris. It felt like 5 minutes though because I slept the entire ride. First we went to our hotel – Hotel du Temps, which was a 10-minute walk from the station, to check in and drop of our bags. You know the struggle of not knowing what to pack when you’re going on a city trip? That’s where this CKS City break collection comes in handy. There’s one cool print that is used in different items so you can combine them all together. It’s a mix and match situation so you can make different outfits with only a few items. The best thing is that it all fits in the CKS travel bag so you can travel light, efficient and fashionable! The weather forecast seemed to be good so I chose to wear a high waist printed skirt with a matching top. It was even hotter than I thought so this easy breezy outfit was definitely the way to go!
Little tip : when you tuck in your top in the skirt it looks like a dress.
Our hotel was so cute and cozy and the people were so nice. They recommended Rose Bakery for lunch so we decided to follow their advice. The food looked amazing but unfortunately the place was full so I’ll remember that one for next time. On our way back we bumped into this cute little restaurant with a beautiful terrace in the sun called – Café Marguerite where we had a delicious Cesar Salad and Carpaccio of watermelon. With a full stomach we walked to “Le Marais”, it’s one of my favorite parts in Paris. You can walk for hours in Le marais, there’s loads of cute little stores and hidden restaurants where people are waiting in line for a table so it must be good then! After walking all afternoon we got a little thirsty it was apero time anyway so we had a glass of wine at Le café du marche. They also have a big terrace in the sun and our timing couldn’t be more perfect because the were just having a flower workshop we could join. For dinner we went to Mersea, a great street-sea-food restaurant famous for their fish&chips and I have to admit, it was delicious! Like we haven’t had enough food for one day, there was a place next to Mersea called Amorino where they served the cutest flower-looking icecream so we had one for dessert. With a full stomach we went back to our cosy hotel and had a good night sleep! I was happily surprised how quiet it was at night, I didn’t hear a thing from outside and slept like a baby!
On monday we enjoyed our breakfast at the hotel (best bread I had in a long time!) and went for another shopping spree. As a break from trying on clothes all day we had coffee at O-bla-di, a small place where you can also have breakfast and to be honest it looked really good but we where still full from our breakfast at the hotel…
We were planning on having lunch at Panache but it was all the way across town and we randomly bumped into Boboli which is a great Italian restaurant, famous for having only fresh seasonal food. We had a long lunch in the sun with a great bottle of wine! I would really recommend this one. Next time I’m in Paris, I’m definitely going back there! Before heading back to Antwerp we stopped at Berko, a pastry shop famous for their cheesecake. I think I gained like 5kg over the weekend but it was worth it! The second day was even hotter so I wore loose fitted pants with matching top which looks like a jumpsuit when you wear it together. I finished this look with a printed kimono in the same color palette as the ‘jumpsuit’. Notice how I love to match prints together? I’m in love with ensembles.
It’s the first time Hunkemoller is hosting the Blogger awards and I’m so proud to announce that I’m nominated in the category ‘sports‘. I’ve always been the sporty type, ever since I was a little kid I was always playing tennis, soccer, basketball,.. everything with a lot of action and running! For me it’s not about competing but about finding myself and the perfect outlet.
A few years ago I started having a lot of pain in my legs every time I went running and it turns out I have compartment syndrome which means the pressure in the muscles in my legs is to high every time I run or jump… Since tennis and running wasn’t an option anymore I started boxing a while ago and fell in love with it! Everybody needs a safe place to find inner piece and motivation. A place to clear your head and find yourself again. For me that’s the boxing ring where I can keep pushing myself to achieve my goals and be the better, stronger version of myself. A few days ago I got surgery for my condition and in a few weeks/months I hope to be able to walk again and be able to pick up where I left off.
The ring is a place where I feel strong and confident, a place where I can lose myself for a couple of hours and feel reborn afterwards. It’s a more symbolic place than an actual spot for me. Wherever I’m working out, and go to that specific state of mind where I feel like I can do and be anything, that’s my safe zone. Boxing became my therapy, it makes me feel calm and in control. Not only is it doing wonders to my body but every time I go boxing I find a little perspective about life and the problems or obstacles that come with it. It’s a good thing my coaches Ali Makhi & Ken Kru keep pushing me so that I can push myself.
If you can relate to my story or just think I should win the blogger awards, please VOTE FOR ME!
What does your desert dream look like? Wecandance took on a whole other level this year and fulfilled my desert dreams with the perfect combination of music, food, fashion and art. The place looked more magical than ever and had this entire Arabian vibe over it. Everywhere you looked there were cosy corners, goregous colorful carpets and fabrics moving around in the wind, the perfect set-up for a photo shoot. There were also women painting henna, braid your hair and put on all kinds of beautiful make-up. I had the opportunity to work with Zalando and found this gorgeous Mango dress for my first look. I wore it with a Marco Polo Bandana finished with a gold jewelry detail on top.
My second look was less Princess and more Aladdin. I was wearing the classy KiomiPants with a sexy Miss Selfridge embroidered body and Topshop Earrings. I had an amazing night and can’t wait what they’ll do next year!
When Life gives you lemons, I make lemonade – Thanks Queen B for always motivating us! I’m still in a place where I’m trying to find what I want to do with my life and how I like my lemonade. I feel like a lot of people, my age (25) are in that place and it gives me comfort knowing I’m not alone in this! Fashion is what I love so that’s what I’m meant to be doing. What and how is still up for debate.
I’m wearing a Mango dress by – Zalando / Topshop earrings / Torfs platform shoes.
Global eyewear and watch brand KOMONO has launched the NEUTRØ Series, a capsule collection of sunglasses that sets a new standard in stylish sustainability. The NEUTRØ series has a reduced carbon footprint, the result of a collaboration with Dutch science-based company DSM Engineering Plastics. This new material has been developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions commonly associated with human activity and industry production, an innovation that can help us protect our planet for the next generation. I thought this was a great mix between innovation and design, let’s hope there’s more to come. Aside from the dope glasses I’m also excited to reveal the first part of my collab with Photographer Kaat DM and Mua Sophie Bell. We’ve got two more looks for you guys so stay tuned!
When Bjorn Borg asked me to write about my rivals I didn’t think of a person as my rival but of stress and the fear of failure. No one wants to fail in any way and it can work both as a motivation but also as a liability. You need to keep your head strong to stay in the game. I used to play Tennis a lot and it was my favorite thing in the world. I could play for hours just for fun during summertime but when it got competitive I suddenly didn’t like it that much anymore.. Being competitive isn’t in my nature and it’s something I would like to work on because it can push you just a little further and that’s exactly what I need sometimes.
It’s the same in Blogger world, we all want the same thing and have the same goals which makes it hard sometimes. That being said, I think it’s important to develop your own style so you can shine in your own way and that’s something no one can take away from you, not even your worst rival. Stress & the fear of failure are my worst rivals but it’s something I have to learn to live with and it’s just another challenge I need to conquer. Blogging is about inspiring people and showing your love for fashion to the world.
It’s good to know who has your back because we’re all in it together after all and I wish everyone the very best!
So dear Rivals, this one is just for you. I need you to fuck off so I can do my thing!
New season, new clothes and new collabs! I’m excited to announce my new collab with Zalando for the Remix Fashion campaign where it’s all about mixing it up, from high street to high end fashion. The video features Jourdan Dunn, Andreea Diaconu, Julia Nobis and Kris Gottschalk arriving at the A$AP Hotel and each staying in a room that reflects their personal style. A$AP Rocky resides at the hotel where he and the A$AP Mob mix up the guests’ suitcases. He encourages the female guests to express their style by combining different looks. I think it’s a really cool and refreshing concept because not everyone can afford certain brands or items and I’ve always believed that it’s not what you can buy but what you can do with your clothes that will define your style. In this outfit I got my favorite brands covered. Big surprise it’s mostly sports brands like Puma, Nike & Reebok, streetstyle brands like Wood wood, finished with a high end Love Moschino bag! Socks high, cap on, oversized coat check, the perfect Hipster street style combo if you ask me. What do you guys think, too baggy or just the right amount of oversized?
This year Delvaux taps into the sporty look of prep school chic by launching the limited edition bag called The Hero. Still keeping track of innovation and heritage, the brand renewed the iconic Brillant design into a dark green vinyl bag with their unique Emblem : 1829 stamped on the front. Once again Delvaux succeeds in meeting technical challenges with the spirit of innovation. La maison’s research and development teams used intricate techniques and the latest tools of the trade to craft this ingenious new design. Ever since I knew what ‘designer bag’ meant, I’ve looked up the certain brands and Delvaux was definitely one of them so you can imagine my euphoria when I got the call! Delvaux, it was a true honor and I’m so looking forward to my trip to the atelier next month. Being able to see how these classics are made from scratch is one step closer to real fashion!
This look doesn’t need much explaining. Denim is life! Ever since I was little I was always wearing denim on denim on denim… My parents had good taste though! I’m happy it’s making a ‘comeback’ although it should have never left the fashion scene! It’s a classic like leather and velvet. Different fabrics combining is my new thing. Also glad velvet is making a comeback. At first I couldn’t see me wearing it but now I have it in all different kinds of fits and colors! A perfect balance between casual and chic if you ask me! I love my new Unisa ankle boots, they’re so comfortable so now I can wear heels on a daily basis. Who would’ve thought, Enface’dl exchanging her sneakers for heels?!
I’m wearing : Tommy HilfigerJacket Topshop Pants & bag Unisa ankle boots by Omoda Masunaga Sunglasses by Loft Gent
Last saturday M.A.C Cosmetics took it to the next level with their new Holiday collection in theme of the Nutcracker. It was a full house in the M.A.C Cosmetics store in Brussels and I could really feel the Christmas vibe. The sight of these beautiful packaged products and bright colors were amazing. What makes this collection so special is that there are different kits available like for example the eye shadow palette I chose, a handy brush kit or the perfect shades of festive lipsticks. The ideal Christmas gift if you ask me! I had an amazing time with the wonderful Emma Gelaude meeting new people and getting our faces dolled up with the new collection! What’s your favourite product? Check out the candy coated gift guide here.
These are my favorite items : The nutcracker Eye shadow palette called ‘sweet smokey eye compac‘ in bronze colors because I think it matches best with my skin tone and it’s ideal for my everyday make-up look. Next in line is the highlighter because I love to highlight all the good things in life, including my cheekbones.