As you guys already noticed in the teaser, we were guests in the beautiful loft of 2dehands.be as part of a collaboration with fashionista Tiany Kiriloff. Tiany got the chance to look for bargains on this auction site and this quest was recorded in several short films, in which she gives all sorts of tips on shopping and selling on 2dehands.be. It seems as if she really got the hang of it, looking at all the treasures she collected, including a Chanel 2.55, Kenzo shoes, clothing from Dries Van Noten, a clutch of Yves Saint Laurent and (my personal favorite) a beautiful winter coat by Sandro. All of this cost no more than 4.000 euros! So be sure take a look at this bargain site and, while you’re there take a look at my personal page! I’m cleaning my wardrobe, so expect a lot of updates during the next few weeks!
There is a new hotspot in Kortrijk: Café Costume. This is the fourth boutique for this Belgian brand, following the boutiques in Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. Bram and I have been a fan of their beautiful custom-made suits for a long time. They always succeed in finding the perfect balance between classic and modern and style their collection for a modern man. For example, wearing a pair of white sneakers under your suit is perfectly normal for the brand. The opening was beautifully organised, with cocktails from Jigger’s, tasty burgers from Paul’s Boutique (Kortrijk) and a performance by Balthazar. We had a great time and maybe it’s time for Bram his first suit?
The second year in a row we got the opportunity to be part of the jury for the Young Creative Chevrolet competition. We had the difficult task to select a winner in the categories of fashion, graphic design and photography. The results were made public at Bozar in Brussels. It was a relief for the Liège fashion students Nysten and Vegter when they heard their name being called as winners in the fashion category. The assignment for the fashion students this year was to develop a look for a supporter of the Manchester United football team. With their sexy and multifunctional design, the creation of these young ladies stood out. Nysten (long hair) and Vegter (short hair) collaborated on this look and this was unique in the competition. In the design process, they are fully complementary: Nysten likes structure, special shapes and a tranforming element in her looks. Vegter is an expert in color combinations and fabric selection. We would like to congratulate the ladies and we cross our fingers that they will get further in the European competition!
Shoes: Call It Spring
Necklace: from grandfather
Yesterday was ‘le moment suprême’ for me and Bram: the results of the blogawards. The event took place in Smets, Brussels. It was our first visit to this store and we were really impressed: gigantic and filled with a wonderful selection of designer clothes. Along with an open bar, Moochie frozen yoghurt and a lot of reunited bloggers, the atmosphere was amazing. The ceremony itself was nerve-racking for us until the end, since ‘fashion’ is always the last category to be called. It was a huge relief to see that we were in the top three again. We eventually came in second, a step forward compared to last year. We would like to congratulate all the winners and thank our readers to vote for us!
PS: The complete list of winners and nominees can be found here.
Never before have we been pampered as during our one-day trip to London, organised by Eurostar. Together with bloggers Immi, Jonas and Gilles we experienced a whole day in the style of ‘The Great Gatsby’. How better to start the day than with a visit to the bussiness lounge and a nice breakfast on the train? Once in London we visited Turnbull & Asser, which is famous for their tailored shirts, Bates, known for the beautiful hats, costume shop Favourbrook and shoemaker Foster & Son. At Franco’s, we enjoyed a Gatsby lunchmenu. The trip started back with tasty cocktails in the bussiness lounge and ended with a delicious champagne dinner on the train back. London, we will miss you!
PS: Don’t forget to give us your vote for the Blogawards!