Fashion Against Aids

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It’s the time of the year again: H&M launches its Fashion Against Aids collection. The previous ones were already very succesful and could be spotted all over the festival scene and this time is no different. I’ve got to hand it to you: it makes sense. The clothes have the summer (and festival) vibe written all over them. This time, artists from all over the world were asked to create a collection for a good cause. Twentyfive procent will go directly to international organisations that are focused on the awareness of hiv/aids. So by making a fashion statement, they also want to let us stop and think a bit about this disease and what it does to people. I’m already very excited for this collection to come out, because it’s my first time going to a festival this year (Tomorrowland) and I’m also going to South-Africa. This collection has a bit of everything: colorful African decorations, folkloric Inuit designs from Greenland and of course many more. Imagine some dip dye, jeans, fringes and lots of Navajo prints. Oooh, sounds exciting, doesn’t it?!

Now, I’ve got something for you as well. You can also participate in the whole thing by leaving a comment below with your email. You’ll receive a personal code with which you can Make out for a good cause. I’m not entirely kidding there. You can join the website, get a sneak peek of the entire collection and expand the community by sharing! You can also post pictures yourself! For every picture of you kissing somebody, $1 gets donated to a good cause. Now, who wants to be an early bird?

Also, don’t forget to come back in a few days, because there’s a nice surprise waiting for you!

Feiyue Giveaway – The Winner

Black Death, a documentary directed by Andre Christopher Ardiaca, traces the journey of the worldwide famous rock band ”Black Death” and his lead singer, “Dude”, during their last 80s tour.
Back then, Black Death was at the top of its popularity until all the band members started disappearing under mysterious circumstances. The first to go was Paul Anton, the famous drummer, who died accidentally during a concert at Earls Court. Scott NicholsSebastien Jack and Pierce Mc Gill followed Paul Anton’s fate and died tragically one by one.
Discover the story of the group who influenced a whole generation.”

As you can see, the answers are all in the movie and I had the chance to choose a winner based on the answer that was the closest one to these deaths. Sarah Vandenbrande guessed that one of them (Sebastian Jack) would die while making love with Stacey, the groupie. So congrats, Sarah Vandenbrande!!! YOU WON!

Monday fact: Berlin is cool!

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It’s my first time ever in Berlin and I’ve got to say it’s a pretty cool city. It didn’t sweep me off my feet and make me want to live there (yet) but it did surprise me already. Walking, touring and biking around the city made me realise Berlin has got a little bit of everything. Sometimes it reminds me of Brussels, sometimes I see a bit of Rome… The fact that I’m wearing shades every day means that the sun is out, which makes this trip even better. *knocks on wood* What you can see here are a few snapshots of my friend and I and some places in Berlin: the Olympic stadium that was built when Hitler was ruling Germany, Tacheles and many more… Tomorrow we’re going to Checkpoint Charlie and we’re free afterwards, which means shopping and working on our magazine!