Not long ago, Garance Doré said how she loved denim shirts, and how it was such a convenient piece. Well, how could I not approve? I now have 3 different denim shirts and I’m never tired of them. You can include them in any kind of outfit, it always works.
Wear it dressy with jewelry and accessories, or casual with a t shirt underneath. The denim shirt has become the kind of « go to » piece I go for when I don’t know what to wear (kind of the equal of the open back when going out)
Yesterday, I went for the denim shirt I found in the hippie neighborhood of San Francisco, in a second hand store. It was really cheap and in a corner like no one wanted that piece, but to me it was love at first sight! I also like the fact that it has little cow boys details (the seams and the buttons) that remind me of Isabel Marant’s collection for next winter.
Then I went for my bootcut Seven jeans that I love so much and which for me is such a classic. I wanted to have a « flare » result, but still haven’t found the perfect flare jeans for my body (and it’s deffinitly not an easy piece to find), so I thought that my bootcut jeans did the trick, what do you think?
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Dear iPhone, why did you do this to me??
Wearing: VINTAGE shirt – FOREVER21 cardigan & belt – SEVEN jeans – ZARA jacket – H&M boots
Hope you like the look, and have a great weekend!
Ps1: Will I see you tonight at the Mirano for the big come back of Libertine Supersport?
Ps2: Have you read my last article about fake? What do you think?
Lately, I couldn’t help but see, or hear about fake goods.
In a random store I passed by, on a bigger store/brand, but also in the streets.
First of all I don’t want to play the hypocrite here, I do own fake. Don’t take this message wrong, I’m far from being proud of this.
I got it as gifts, so I kept it, but as soon as I can switch it for the real version I definitly would.
Now that you know about my point of view about Fakes, my question is, how about the stores/brands that copy designs from higher brands?
In the past year, I have seen several times designer purses being reproduced buy different brands, including Belgian ones:
Left: Belgian Brand – Right: Céline
Left: Belgian Brand – Right: Random shop in Berlin
The real Hermès Birkin
Left: Mulberry – Right: Belgian Brand
I have to say, for shoppers on a budget like me, it would feel better to buy those copied purses, since we buy it on a real store, but how would the designer who designed the actual bag feel about this? And how come, the designers behind those brands go « steal » other people’s designs and don’t do their own job?
Dear followers, I have recieved threats because I have revealed the fact that fake Isabel Marant were sold in Brussels for 400€ (pretending to be real ones). Because of that I deleted the part talking about these fake Isabel Marant.
I’m sorry for deleting content, I hate doing that, especially when I have every rights to write about this.
Since the event for the sale of the fake IM sneakers (for Brussels) has been deleted, there is not much more to say about this beside being carefull. And for the record, these are definitly not « real » Isabel Marant from the « real » factory but with a defect.
I will leave you with the picture of the fake next to the real, so you can really see the difference:
Left: Fake – Right: Isabel Marant
I will give you the link of a long article showing the differences between the fake and the real ones: CLICK HERE
And another, written by Punky B, giving you good alternatives of the Isabel Marant sneakers but for a lower price: CLICK HERE
So, what is your take on fake goods? And on brands that « get inspired » by other designer’s designs?
Between running to one place to another, I was able to take a least one outfit in pictures, thanks to a very special photographer…
This is the outfit I wore on saturday, to walk around Berlin and to do some shopping.
I had to walk all day, and Berlin was really cold so I went for a warm jumper and my super warm jacket, but it was a little boring so I decided to spice things up with my leopard jeans. Hope you like the look!
Couldn’t help but take a picture of my photographer…
So cute isn’t she?
I was wearing: ZARA MEN jumper – FOREVER21 t shirt &belt – SUPERDRY jacket – NEW LOOK jeans – TOPSHOP boots
I’m finally back after a week that had barely no post and I’m sorry about that.
As you may know, I’m just back from Berlin where I spent a few days with my dad and my littles sisters. I wanted to share some pictures of my weekend with you, hope you like them.
For I don’t know what reason, Starbucks people always get my name wrong! Maybe I should just say another name?
So this was really a non fashion related post but I love those pictures so much that I wanted to share them with you.
Tomorrow a post with the outfit I choose to walk around in cold Berlin!
Since yesterday there’s a big buzz around an article from the NY times.
By Steven Kurutz
(read more HERE)
The article explains how, mainly in the US (so far) some bloggers get agents to help them deal with different brands, take care of the “commercial” part, etc…
My first point will be this: blog is for FUN (fun that can be work because I do believe our job can be our passion – or our passion becoming our job…) Fun, a little careless, and most of all FREE. Free to do, and free to post whatever you want. As soon as an agents comes into that equation, there is a risk that someone will tell you what to do, or what brands to work with… which is the total opposite of what a blog should be, independent!
That doesn’t mean that we cannot be paid, sometimes, for the work we do. Because yes, it may seem stupid for some, but I do relate this to WORK. For example: I go to an event/presentation/… I take pictures, informations about it… In the case I find the brand/product/event interesting, and I want to talk about it, let me tell you that I’ll spend a few hours for just one post. We’re talking here about editing pictures, writing the article, the layout, etc…
Of course, don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy doing this (I wouldn’t had a blog if I didn’t) and I do enjoy sharing it with my dear readers, but let’s face it… At the end of the day, it is clear ADVERTISING for the brand/product/event, so why don’t we get something back?
Still, having an agent doesn’t seem necessary to my eyes. I believe we are smart enough to make our own decisions to decide with which brand we want to work, aren’t we? (maybe not all of us, all right..) As for the money, Lindsey Calla (from the article) says that she didn’t dare to ask to get paid. Well, if you don’t even have to balls to ask for money for a work you do, just stay in kindergarten because you may not be able to live your life like a grown up, and definitely not look like one!
I’m not going to lie, when I hear a blogger asking for a huge amount of money, sometimes even more than a professional would ask, or a blogger that won’t go to an event if they don’t get paid for it, it shocks me as well… so where is the right middle in all of this?
What do YOU think about this? YOU my readers, and my fellow bloggers?
PS: I do want to add that we are not paid, BUT we often get nice presents from the brands, sometimes REALLY nice ones.
I just came back from my ski holliday and I will share with you a few pictures from my trip and my very sexy ski style!
BIG thanks again to the Sportsdhiver.be and Superdry for the great jacket!
Hope you like the pics even if they are not really fashion related (still, I did some Fashion Police on the slopes, stay tuned on the Facebook page)
Ps: By the way, I’m going to Berlin this weekend, so if you guys have any good plans, hotspots, cool shopping places,… let me know, merci!