August 27, 2011

River Island jingles all the way

Summer 2011 hasn't really turned out to be hot and sticky, so River Island decided to make it even more chilly - with a fancy touch, that is. They're thinking quite ahead, because the press and a lot of other bloggers got to see a preview of their XMAS 11 collection earlier this week. Not all the items were my cup of tea but as you can see, I did make some pictures to show you guys! The first pair of shoes remind me a lot of Sam Edelman and I love them, although they're a bit too high for such a small gal like me. And what about that envelope clutch? Pretty, yes. Handy, question mark. Anyways, the night was fun thanks to Oona and my fellow bloggers. Afterwards, we went to eat some Belgian fries and we talked and laughed about pretty much everything... 

P.S. One more day until the new blog is up and running! #thefashionfoliodotcom

August 26, 2011

Oops... I bought some again

Oh oh, what did I buy? Well, that's for me to know and for you to find out ;-) Don't worry, I think you'll like it! One more day and you'll see a whole other blog when you surf to The Fashion Folio... dot com !

August 20, 2011

Te quiero ahora

1. Modcloth Sommelier Sophistication Satchel - I discovered it together with Modcloth itself. I had heard of the webshop before but never went to take a look. What do you know... I'm in love with the bag! It's currently out of stock, but I'll be immediately contacted and I think you can guess what my next purchase will be?

2. Jeffrey Campbell Rosie Cutout Combat boot - It doesn't always have to be a pair of JC Lita's. No, just give me these - not so simple - combat boots and I'd be really happy!

3. Nike Dunks High AC Vintage - My friend's sister posted a picture of these Nikes and I fell in love. I don't usually wear sneakers but for these babies, I'm willing to make an exception! I love the vintage feel and the colors, just perrrrfect.

4. Zara Soft Shopper - Saw this one hanging in Zara and hoped for a second that it belonged to the sales items, but no, it didn't. Did it stop me from loving it and wanting it every second of the day? Uhm... Nope :$ I might wait until Barcelona to buy it but I know myself... I'll keep you posted of course ^^

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, 3 days ago I tweeted and retweeted a lot of things involving Pukkelpop. For those of you who haven't heard: one of the biggest music festivals in Kiewit, Belgium, got struck by horror. Mother nature wasn't feeling all peaceful and decided to join the people... Five people got killed due to the horrible weather and a lot of people got injured. Twitter was suddenly the 911 of the internet and that's why I was doing what I could to help people find their loves ones back. My heart still goes out to all those who lost someone and to those who had to witness everything.

August 16, 2011

Don'ts like a dude

Problema número uno - don't mind my Spanish vocabulary, I just booked a flight to Barcelona baby! - is that boys don't know how to mix & match... AT ALL! Okay just kidding, some boys do. But this combination just hurts my eyes... Why would you ever consider of wearing two garments like the ones above... together!?!? You just don't. Let us, girls,  do the mix & matching or combine a printed t-shirt with plain colored pants/shorts.

Yes, I'm begging you... Don't ever buy shoes like these. I don't care if they're Lacoste, Diesel, Hugo Boss or Alexander McQueen for Puma... Just don't consider buying them. No, even better: don't even look at them! Because when I see a guy walking around in these kind of shoes, I'm really this close - makes a gesture with her fingers - to throwing up. Okay, I'm a bit exaggerating here, but please tell me you hate men in these shoes as well?

I don't know why, but I couldn't get any more inspiration for this post. But I think you get the picture? I absolutely hate it when you guys mix everything together when, clearly, they're not meant to be worn together. I just wanted this post to be a bit funny, because the people who live near Brussels will immediately see the type of person that I had in mind when making this post. Goodnight!

August 13, 2011

Moments for body and soul

Let me introduce you to a new Belgian cosmetic brand: Blicious. I came in contact with their products when I visited the SUMO press days a few months ago. I was quite surprised to see such fancy looking products and knowing they were Belgian! Yes, this tiny country can quite surprise you! Anyways, I was also very surprised when I received two of those products in my mailbox. And how lucky am I, I received products I could actually use! I'm not a big fan of using a lot of products, but some body wash and cleanser & toner can never hurt, right? 

There are 3 steps to the use of Blicious products: cleaning, regenerating and stimulating. I received the whole package of the first step: an intelligent cleansing cream and a cell hydrating body wash. More of that last one later. Let's start with step 1: the 2 in 1 cleanser & toner. As I told you before, I'm not a big product user, but when I do buy cosmetics, it's mostly the smell that does it. Another hip hip hooray for blicious, because I absolutely LOVE the smell! 

It's very easy to use - read: gently massage the cream on your skin and then rinse it with water, at least that's what I do :) On top of all that: it's also an eye make-up remover... Halelujah!

Step 2 of the cleaning process involves the cel hydrating body wash. Again, an amazing - spa treatment like - smell! But that's not the only thing I like about it... It cleans your body without dehydrating it. And for me, that's a must due to my dry skin. Easy to use? But of course! It's like any normal shower gel, but only better... much much better!

Thanks to SUMO PR for sending me these products!

August 9, 2011

The first ones

About a week ago, I made a new friend. No, I'm not talking about the kind you don't know at all but saw once a.k.a. a Facebook friend... No, I'm talking about the kind that helps you with a few important things in life: blogging, keeping in touch with (fake) friends, answering emails, taking webcam pictures and so on... Yes, I befriended a little thing called the Macbook Pro! Here are some of the pictures I took with Photo Booth = best invention everrrrr! About 15 minutes ago I tweeted I was going to do something in a post that a normal fashion blogger wouldn't do... The thing is that all those (pretty) bloggers out there show us the beautiful side of lifepretty clothes, a doll face including a layer of make-up, a topmodel pose... You get the picture, right? Well, I thought I'd show you the funny side of life: being silly behind the webcam! We're only human, aren't we?

P.S. Of course I'm not only showing you my ugly/funny side and YES I finally bought the Pistol Boots lookalikes

August 7, 2011

Top 3 blog posts of July

It doesn't always have to be another blogger's outfit post that I mention in this top 3. This time it's a blogger showing her talented side! Natalie Suarez might sound familiar as the girl behind the blog Natalie Off Duty, a model, the sister of fellow blogger Dylana Suarez... But she can also sing, you guys! She chose her favorite song by Adele, Someone like you, which is also my favorite! It's really fun to see how she knows the song by heart. We're dealing with a true Adele fan here... and a stylish one too! 

Number two on the list is by May, the Asian beauty behind OHMAYGOD. I met her at the Elizabeth Hurley event in Maasmechelen Village, for which she travelled all the way from Rotterdam to Belgium! I fell in love with her style and when I discovered her blog, I couldn't resist checking it out every once in a while! When I saw this post, I was like: Why can't I be this fashionable when travelling?! I really can't, you know.. And this outfit is actually very simple! I thank May for reminding me that you can be fashionable at all times! By the way, don't you just love the wordplay in May's blog name?

I didn't fully update you guys on who won the Stylelab + River Island contest, so here's a good chance to do so. Why? Because the winner really deserved to win! Here's Elien's entry and probably the best one there was! Don't get me wrong, I also loved mine hihi :D I want to thank you guys again for voting for me! But come on, this entry is so worth that RI gift voucher! And knowing Elien a bit, I trust she'll pick out some pretty pieces!

August 6, 2011

The preppy details

You know your day is going to be great when it starts off real bad or just totally weird - read: A man screaming at you in the bus that his shoes are prettier than your face. That's what happened to me yesterday... Once in the Tommy Hilfiger pop-up store in K-town, I forgot all about the (weird) incident. I was quite surprised when I laid my eyes on some of the preppy pieces. I never thought I'd be a Tommy Hilfiger liking gal, but I should have known when I fell in love with the Bennington Low Duck boots a.k.a Olivia boots! But now I can tell you with certainty that I quite love TH, well at least the preppy collection I got to see yesterday. I couldn't really choose between all the pictures I shot so I posted almost all of them. My fellow bloggers and I had so much fun. We went for a drink after visiting the pop-up store and we even dipped our feet in the water, I felt like I was on holiday.

Anyways, Knokke is so beautiful and I couldn't think of a better place to put the Tommy Hilfiger pop-up store! It just feels so right, you know? Unfortunately I didn't buy anything, although I wanted to... I have to save up a bit for my iPhone 4 and my car. In the meantime, I'm having so much fun with my Macbook Pro!

August 3, 2011

Forever 21 store opening

Last week I got the chance to visit the brand new Forever 21 store before it opened for public, so I hurried home after work, ate dinner and changed into another outfit very quickly! I wanted this opening to be as special for you guys as it was for me, so I took my old digital camera with me to make small videos. As some of you may have already read on twitter, I just bought a Macbook Pro and I honestly couldn't be happier! It's probably the best invention ever, together with the iPhone of course :) I had heard from iMovie already but since I own a Mac now, I could just play around with it! And so I did... here's a video I made from the private opening. You can't believe how fun it was to shop in an almost empty store! Add a €100 gift voucher on top and there you go: you made my day! Thanks to Oona and Forever21 for the great evening full of clothes, music and delicious snacks!

August 2, 2011

Some things in life

Two Carrés that I folded into two necklaces - don't you just love it? / A small gift that I got at the FRANK show at AIFW / A Vedett bottle with a picture of Tuan, Sarah and I taken at the Antwerp Fashion Show / Random hottie at the A&F store in London / My frontrow ticket for the FRANK show - Thanks to COZ Related Marketing / Brogues that I wore in the previous post - got them from my cousin / YSL carré that my mom hid in the closet for way too long