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? ;-)

Minimalist is the new diamond

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I prefer to keep it simple: minimalist jewelry is what it’s all about!

Ever since I pierced my ear for the 6th time, I’ve been on the hunt for small earrings to decorate both of my ears with. I love to play around with gold and silver and different earrings on the same ear. I bought the shark teeth at Brussels Vintage Market last Sunday. The LoboGato stand caught my attention immediately. Not only because of our previous collab but they had exactly what I was looking for, including a reasonable price tag.

For those of you who saw the Lille video, saw me trying out a necklace at Le Dressing de Charlize. Well, this little fella was the one I ended up buying. I hate cloudy and rainy weather but somehow this cloud reminded me of dreams. I’m one to chase them and since 2014 has been all about that, I thought it should be part of my jewelry collection. As for the silver earrings, they’re a real eyecatcher! I scored them at Urban Outfitters for only a few euros and can’t stop wearing them ever since.

What’s your favourite?

La ville de Lille (video)

Philippe: L’Île ? L’Île de quoi ?

Jean: Pas sur une île. Lille, la ville de Lille!

Forget Paris, Marseille and Lyon for a second… Lille is the way to go! The city is either underrated or unknown to many and I’ll try to change that thought. I’ve had the chance to go out and explore the wonderful city by taking the Thalys for merely 35 minutes. Hopped on, hopped off et voilà: bienvenue à Lille-Europe! My main chick Winny & her camera followed me around and this is the result. We started off the day at Urban Basilic Café for tea, coffee and a briefing on how the day would look like. The café would also be our meeting point in the evening. After my café au lait, a city guide showed us the Grand Place, or better Place du Général-de-Gaulle. It’s a meeting point for many and it’s characterized by the mix of Dutch and French architecture.

We were guided along the opera and Rue Faidherbe to end the tour at Tri Postal, post office turned art venue with industrial touches. God, I loved it there! We started off with a yummy lunch in the food corner (brunch on Sunday, it’s possible!) and got to meet the people behind Lille3000. Afterwards, we got to explore Passions Secrètes: private Flemish art collections. They were ah-mazing! The whole time, I pictured my future home with a few of the art pieces.

Enough art for the day, time to explore the city! Winny and I had a quick look at Euralille (hello shopping malllll) before commencing our discovery in Vieux-Lille, the old part of town. You could say it’s a small version of Le Marais with its mix of French labels – Sandro, Zadig&Voltaire, Maje – and small boutiques. The ones that caught my eye? Le Dressing de Charlize, Poppy Milton and Harris Wilson. If the shopping part didn’t convince you, Lille has various design stores and LOTS of patisserie shops.

Basically, everything a women wants… you’ll find it in Lille!

Big thanks to Winny Man, Thalys & Lille3000.