don't want it Baudelaire just glitter lust ..

maandag 30 september 2013

coat COS (last season) similar here
blouse COS here
leopard sneaker New Look here
chain Zara here
watch Rolex here 

the week seen in Instagram : lots of bling, blue and leopard spots

zondag 29 september 2013

The week PFW photo overkill hit my smartphone screen ; H&M announced former Antwerp Fashion Academy student Minju Kim, will do a collection for them ; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was seen in a see-through top and no make-up at Balmain ; rumour has it Richard Gere is about to divorce ; a Nairobi mall massacre left 67 people killed ; Kanye and Kim finally hit the limelight again in Paris ; a Dumb & Dumber sequel was announced ; topless Femen activists 'ruined' the walk for Hollie-May Saker at Nina Ricci {reading her tweets on the matter after the show,  I'm not even going to try and react to this} - Barilla pasta was ditched by A LOT of people, so .. pasta la vista baby ! (we don't like homophobic people)

And how was your week ?

Isabel Marant Spring 2014 RTW

zaterdag 28 september 2013

Georgia May Jagger leading the Isabel Marant catwalk to show the Spring 2014 collection ; 
I absolutely loved this show ! The frilly details, the mesh and eyelet parts in the blouses are so beautiful.
Isabel also showed her signature bootie style shoes and following the recent revival of the Birkenstock, next Summer, every fashionista will wear the studded Isabel Marant version. 
Admit it, they look way better than the original black or white 'hospital nurse' ones seen this Summer on every blog and fashionista feet.

Is Everyone A Photographer / Pardon My French: Garance Doré (+afspeellijst)

vrijdag 27 september 2013

midi midi midi : about skirts and hem lines

vrijdag 27 september 2013

Totally obsessing about the skirts this season. Coming from someone who's seen  wearing 97% of her time in pants, preferably skinny, coated or leather, I must say I'm just thrilled about the midi hem line.
Diffident about my legs I can feel confident enough to wear skirts like these without the shield panty hose might give. Put on some lofty heels and voilà, your posture gains confidence and attitude.
What about you guys, are you up for midi skirts ? 

Hanneli Mustaparta
photo credit : Harpers Bazaar

let it be leather ..

or wool 

or coated fabric 

Eye candy ; what caught my eye today {Monday September 23rd}

maandag 23 september 2013


Bling and details at Dries van Noten (pic 1, 2 & 3) - 
Chocolates B by B, collab between chef Bart Desmidt and chocolatier Jan Verleye (pic 4 & 5) - Window and detail Diane von Furstenberg (pic 6 & 7)

Shades of fall

maandag 23 september 2013

shoes KENZO
coat Zara
Kelly Bag Hermès
scarf Hermès

Sundays are for ideas and how to work them out

zondag 22 september 2013

I've been obsessing about this Olivia Palermo outfit by Rochas. Last week, I found this amazing blue brocade fabric ; it was so beautiful I purchased enough meters so I would have enough for any project I still needed to work out. Meanwhile I found a great pattern similar to the skirt seen in the first picture.
And so ideas gently take form and I know exactly what to do with the blue brocade.
Now all I need is to figure out if I want a top or jacket to match this skirt.
A jacket is great because it can be pimped up with some awesome pearl and rhinestone  encrusted buttons. Will work something out and as soon as it's finished I'll share my outfit with you ! 

Wasbar Antwerpen

vrijdag 20 september 2013

After Dries Henau and Yuri Vandenbogaerde won the first edition of Topstarter on national television, we here in Antwerp were green with envy when we found out the first location for their Wasbar concept was going to be Ghent. 
So today I can't hide my joy and excitement presenting you their second location in {drumroll} .. Antwerp !
Wepa !
Finally made it this morning and checked out their beautiful site near the Kloosterstraat. 
Not only can you do your laundry but you can actually make the wait an enjoyable experience alone or with friends : order  a fab cappuccino and croissant ; meanwhile the machine does its work.
How cool is that ?

The art of being Heidi Lenaerts : girl, wife, mother, radio-presenter (Django, Klara 6-8 PM)

donderdag 19 september 2013

photo credit : Marco Mertens

What's your current obsession ?
Ice cream. Shoes. My girls ! (They are always my obsession. They're 2 and 5)

What is your horoscope and do you relate ? 
Emotional, caring, intuitive, imaginative, protective .. AND: sudden mood swings .. yes, I do relate :-)

What are you wearing today ?
Skinny jeans. Soft grey sweater with three bows on the back. Red boots.

What's the last thing you bought ?
The grey sweater.

What's for dinner ?
Lasagna. Red wine. Ice cream.

What's your favourite decade, fashion wise ?
The 20-ies. Imagine I could live in that decade, in Paris ! Wonderful !

What are your fashion must haves for Fall ? 
Short black motor boots. Short golden boots.

What would you be able to afford ? 
I'm very ambitious when I shop. I always try to find the nicest not-too-expensive things. 
I combine them with the more expensive pieces I've been having for a long time.

What's your favourite piece of clothing from your wardrobe ? 
My red knee lenght skirt. I can wear it all seasons, with or without panty's.
With a simple shirt or nice black sweater on top.

What's your dream job ?
I love reading. Also did so as a little girl. 
So my dream job would be finally writing that book 
so I can call myself 'A WRITER'.

What's your favourite magazine ?
I read so many magazines ! My coffee table is completely covered with them !
American, British, French, Dutch ... can't pick one ! 

What do you consider a fashion faux pas ?
Men who wear the wrong white socks in the wrong sandals.

Describe your personal style ?
Mostly dresses. Dresses and jeans. Casual chic. Creative. Dreamy.
A lot of black and blue, with a touch of pink, always a touch of pink !

Which is your favourite Beatle ? 
Difficult to choose, love them all !
I'd pick Sir Paul. Mostly because of his gorgeous wife Linda 
who took the most wonderful pictures ever AND his daughter Stella, who designs the most wonderful clothes ever !!

What are you most proud of ? 
My two little girls. 
They are the best thing I ever did, they are the best thing I'll ever have. 
They beat everything : sadness, a bad day at work ..
One smile and I'm back on track. Looking at them I only see life and life's opportunities.

Are you buggin' me ?

woensdag 18 september 2013

Sometimes, a simple or demure outfit can be pimped to the max by a statement piece of jewelry or accessory. Like my pinafore dress and frilly collar blouse for example. My sweet 16 daughter said I looked like a nun this morning .. 
Maybe she had a point and I just needed to find that something special that would make my outfit more interesting.
Hence my scarab brooch by Ann Demeulemeester.
Have to say that Demeulemeester is a genius in accessorising ; she's got the most interesting pieces to embellish any outfit.
Do you like the brooch or does it freak you out ?

The Dark side of the Moon

woensdag 18 september 2013

I have to admit, H&M is really nailng it this season and we haven't even seen the Isabel Marant collab hitting the stores. {write down if you haven't yet : November 14th}

Being a COS fan ever since I discovered them and marking myself a true customer of both their stores in Antwerp, I'm very happy to see H&M is sliding COS-a-like blacks and whites with subtle detail onto their racks.
So these days, I'm mixing COS with H&M, a splash of Zara  and my high end classics into a new cocktail of monochrome chic.
For instance, that short little navy inspired jacket from the Gisèle Bundchen collection, is just perfect ! 
I teamed it with my A lined skirt, lacy knit sweater and my Marant Bluebel wedges.

jacket H&M 
sweater H&M
skirt COS
shoes Isabel Marant similar here 

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