Place to be: French Connection Sample Sale

For the boys, there’s also loads of stuff:

I’ve been in this place before: highly recommending you to visit the FCUK sample sale. Most of you guys wouldn’t listen… But I found just what I was looking for. Gorgeous quality pieces that weren’t even available in Belgian stores (some of them never even made it there) for a small price! Now imagine a living room full of clothes ranged in almost every color possible. Compared to the previous sample sale, this one reaches a bigger audience. You can not only find more pieces but obviously more colors as well. Think blue, pastels, earth colors, red and lots of prints! Since shooting pictures from clothes is a bit tricky without a real life model, I decided to take a lot of detail shots to trigger your little fashion minds. I can already give away that you’ll find pieces from 25 to 95 euro (maybe less, maybe more … depens on how lucky you are)!

French Connection Sample Sale

Cash only

Warandestraat 45, 1851 Humbeek

Thursday 15 March * 17 – 22h

Friday 16 March * 17 – 22h

Saturday 17 March * 10 – 18h

(Reminder: these pieces are sample sized)

Superga x Chung

alexa chung new face of superga, sneaker, leandra medine, man repeller, revival of superga

alexa chung new face of superga, sneaker, leandra medine, man repeller, revival of superga

alexa chung new face of superga, sneaker, leandra medine, man repeller, revival of superga

The news of Alexa Chung being the new face of sneaker brand Superga might already crossed your path but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless. La Chung has got this certain vibe over her of which I’m fond of. I am certainly not the only one when I say I love how she looks every single time. And let me tell you: she looks gorgeous! So every ad starring Alexa… is just the ad I want to see! Knowing Superga as a brand made me like this news even more. I’ve been wanting to buy a pair since last year but then I got a pair of Bensimon ‘sneakers’ and I filled my *I need sneakers* gap! But seeing Leandra rocking those kicks – wearing two different colors and tying the laces around her ankle – makes me want to have them even more! I can already imagine myself with some Superga sneakers paired with shorts or a lace dress and my military jacket! Oh yes, I’d love to rock that combo… And I bet you’d want to see it appearing on the blog, now don’t you? Until then, let’s hope I get those skinny legs for free when I buy them!

Pictures via Trendland

Monday Facts: 5 things about me

1. I don’t do jeans, but I wish I did

I hate wearing jeans because I don’t feel very comfortable in them. I prefer leggings, but they don’t give the same touch to an outfit like a real jean can do. I went jeans shopping with the boyfriend today – for him, not me – and I realised how awesome a pair of good jeans can be. I’m obviously craving a pair of my own now… The one I’m wearing in the picture is the only one that fits me like a glove but it’s my sister’s. Even though she didn’t take it with her to Barcelona, I still want a pair that I can call “mine”!

2. I used to have short hair (sorry Tessa)

There you go: you know a part of my hair’s famous history. Okay, not that famous. I quite liked it shorter too but I still prefer the way it is now: long + ombre! Maybe I didn’t have the right haircut at the right time. I used to be a bit more chubby back then and the shorter the hair, the chubbier the face. Well, at least in my case! As you can see, both my friend and I followed Anna Wintour‘s footsteps to the hairdresser. Not the same day and actually not planned. Tessa had had her hair done and I was in my ‘whattodowithpaperthinhair’-phase so I did the same. There we were: blonde and brunette in bob version!

3. I can’t get enough of shorts (and shoes)

I have to compensate the lack of long legged jeans in my life with the best invention in the world: shorts. I might be overreacting with the best invention in the world part, but you get the point. I wear them with everything, everywhere and everyday! Jeans, silk, cotton, blue, red, camel… I love me some in every textile and every color! I hope I can expand my tiny collection even more with time, because shorts are just a piece in my closet of which I’m sure I’ll wear a lot!

4. I’m an Apple kind of girl

The picture doesn’t really say a lot but you guys just know I’m an iPhone addict. Blogging is what I do best if I’m on my dear MacBook and so… I’m an Apple kind of (fan) girl. I’m also dreaming of having a giant ass iMac when I’m living on my own. I just don’t know which device I’d use the most. An iPad would be on my list as well, if I had an idea of what to do with it. I use my iPhone for almost everything and I can already imagine using the iPad for the same reasons and neglecting my iPhone… Ha, as if! I’m happy with my two big investments and if expanding the collection is possible one day, I might do so!

5. I wish I could travel more

Up until september 2010 I had hardly seen anything but Belgium and Greece. Every summer of my childhood, I spent in the land where my parents come from, the land where my name’s origin is from… my beloved country: Greece. All you haters stop whining… I can see why Greece is in this (failed) state, but that doesn’t take away the beauty it has to offer. Back to september 2010: I went to the Philippines for 3 weeks. I thought I’d seen some gorgeous places in the world, but this was just beyond… On the travelling agenda: Berlin, (Barcelona), (Amsterdam) and South-Africa. There are still a few places I’d definitely want to see, such as NYC, California, Indonesia, China and Japan! Russia seems very interesting as well and why not take a trip to South-America as well? Sigh…

If you want to know me better, just leave a comment and ask me something. Too scared? Just send me an email with your question to thefashionfolio@live.be!