Make me your Aphrodite

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Make me your Aphrodite. Make me your one and only but don’t make me your enemy

I’ve never been one to hide I have roots outside of Belgium but before I can even spell ‘I’m Greek‘, my name gives it away already. Having a name like this, has made various scenarios come to life. Questions like ‘Isn’t that a Goddess?‘, ‘Is Zeus your dad?‘ or ‘With an F or PH?’ have been asked repeatedly. But let me tell you this: I love my name! Jokes or no jokes, I honestly couldn’t care less. I can’t imagine my life without this name. And yes, as most girls, I have wondered about how I would name my children and I definitely would want them to have a Greek name. I even got two names in mind!

Besides having Afrodite as my name, I now get to sport it around in everyday life… on a sweater! This pretty cool piece is O’Rèn, a Belgian brand by two talented fellas from my neighbourhood. I was so excited about the whole Olympus collection and I freaked out when I saw that my name was used too! Thank you boys, I can’t wait for the Jeux de Mots collection!

Worker – Doer

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Shirkers are red, Workers are blue. I’m loving this Lee sweater and so will you!

Last season, I was contemplating buying the famous Filles à Papa Courage sweater but I ended up not to. Too expensive? Too mainstream? Too lazy to go to the store? Whatever it was, I stopped thinking about it and thus stopped the wanting it. But then out of the blue – pun intendedLee turns 125 and Filles à Papa gets to make a capsule collection for the jeans brand. Helloooo indigo sweater, wanna come to mama!? That one, I couldn’t get off my mind. Not too pricy! Totally my colour! And above all: very eager to find this beauty. The search started bumpy but all of a sudden I remembered this Lee pop-up in Brussels! Called up my girl T and headed over as soon as we could. I’ve been workin’ this beauty ever since ;-)

 

Let succes be your noise

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Work hard in silence. Let succes be your noise – Frank Ocean

I’ve never been one to brag about things I’ve achieved, I hardly dare to talk about it. Luckily, I have some friends and my parents that do that for me. They’re a real life conversation starter when it comes to my blog and I thank them for that. Normally, I’m very outgoing but I’m quite the opposite blogwise. Maybe it’s because people still don’t understand the blogosphere up to this day?

So I work hard in silence and I get a pat on the back from time to time. For example, a sweet colleague pinned a recent article about my Sacha collaboration up on the corkboard at work. I was surprised & quite happy to see that even my colleagues, who have nothing to do with the fashion part of my life, were proud of what I’d achieved up to this day. At least, most of them. Sadly, I stumbled upon the same article that had been ‘vandalized‘. Okay, quite the strong vocabulary… I ended up being a mix between Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí and Jack Sparrow. Very mature, indeed. Shall I print out every feature and let them sweat a bit? ;-)