Same couleur, Different year

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HELLO JULY! Wow, does time fly. Another month has begun and so, Couleur Café 2014 has come to and end. It was a rainy weekend with quite a few good artists but the lineup has been better other years. Despite the horrible weather on Saturday, we had lots of fun. But I got to admit: Sunday was D-day! The sun was out, the drinks were cold, the music was très Couleur Café and my friends were there to have fun with me! I realized how much I love this festival again <3

On to the next one… and enjoy the summer!

Meet Magritte in Maasmechelen Village

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Weekends, days off, holidays… we need them in our lives (like, a lot). Besides lounging around the house, getting your tan on in the garden or crashing someone’s pool party, you could also enjoy a fun daytrip. A daytrip to… chic! That’s exactly what I did a few weekends ago. Woke up at a decent hour, rushed over to Brussels to hop on the bus. Direction? Maasmechelen Village, of course. A cosy village with big brands and even bigger discount prices, come to mamaaaa. But it wasn’t all about the shopping experience. MMV has a guest of honour – René Magritte – until August 15th and together they’re celebrating surrealism at its best. After a quick coup d’oeil in my favourite stores (Nike Factory Store, Sandro & Maje), I also checked out the Magritte pop-up shop. From iPhone cases and notebooks to cups and dinner plates, they’ve got it all. To complete the Magritte inspired weekend, I also (finally!) got to visit the actual museum in Brussels. I really loved his work but I didn’t get to see his most famous piece: Ceci n’est pas une pipe (The Treason of Images). I guess the next trip will be to L.A. and its County Museum of Art!

Sam Edelman & Monar saddle up

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Four things greater than all things are… Women and Horses and Power and War SHOES. Definitely shoes.

That’s probably what Sam Edelman thought as well. Y’all might know them as the man behind killer shoes and especially the Pax Studded booties that become famous because of the blogosphere. But Mr Edelman is much more than a horselover & shoe designer. Did you know he had something to do with brands like Ralph Lauren, Esprit and Kenneth Cole? Well, now you do! But let’s focus on the present: his very own brand. A brand that has hit Monar and will probably make a lot of Antwerp shopper’s heart beat faster.

My favourite pair were these killer heels but I think I liked the Becker slip-ons with a croco detail even more. I wore them under my overalls but the girl in store paired it with a loose black dress: casual, comfy and chique at the same time. I bet Sam likes them too!

Now saddle up cowgirls, get your ass to Monar to grab a pair.

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