As probably a lot of you have seen already, I cutted my hair really short, about 2 weeks ago.
Now people wonder, how did I get there? Why would I cut my long, beautiful hair, that I’ve had long all my life, and go super short? Well here’s the story…
It started about then years ago, with this
Agyness Deyn for Jean Paul Gaultier. I believe that’s how I discovered Agyness, and I directly fell in love with her hair (and her style, later on). I thought the haircut was just fucking amazing, and wished for many years to have the same… but always thought it wouldn’t look good on me. However, I always had it somewhere in my mind, never forgot about it.
Then, lately, a few « celebrities » started to have the same haircut, people with different shapes of faces (I always thought I didn’t have a good shape for short hair…go figure!)
There was Miley of course
But then, there was also Garance Doré, which was a big shock. She’s always had long hair too, and her hair are super curly, just like me, and she had the guts to do it anyway!
And I thought it looked amazing on her.
The following step is that I met Alain Spaens, who owns the hairsalon by Joseph, a few months ago. And we started talking about doing a collaboration. I didn’t want to change my color, but for once, I was ready to change my haircut.
When I first asked him what he thought, he said « super short »! At first I was scared and said no. It was such a big change! But with time the idea grew in my mind, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Since I know that he’s really talented, if I had to do it at some point in my life, it had to be with him! So I went for it! We first had a little meeting at his salon to talk about it, the place is just super cosy…
And then, the day after…. IT HAPPENED!
And then… VOILA!
I have to say I couldn’t be happier with the result! It’s exactly what I wanted, and it stays really me. People seem to really like it too, since I’ve got so many compliments.
So if you’re in need for a change, I would deeply advise you to pay a visit to my friend Alain at his hairsalon, his hands are magical!
Rue des Minimes 25 – 1000 Bruxelles
Today I take you, once again, back to my trip in Bali. I want to tell you about my trekking with Agus (Tikus), the guide of Authentik Bali.
We met each other on my second day in Bali, through other people. He told me about his trekking experience, and how it was. It interested me right away, especially since a trekking was already on my to do list.
And I have to say, it was one of my best memories from this entire month. I ended up booking a second trekking at the end of my stay, since I had loved the first one so much. All in all he has around 15 different treks, so I know I’ll probably do another one next time I go to Bali.
The trekking usually last the entire day, and Agus (Balinese for Augustin) will take you in the real Bali. Be carefull, there is no definite path, it’s the nature. You walk through rice fields, you climb, sometimes you fall, you walk/swim through a river. It’s the adventure! And it’s so much fun!
You also get to see the real Bali, which is truly amazing. You meet Balinese people that are far away from touristic places and that are really authentik. They are the nicest!
Another really good point is that Agus is french so I can do the trek either in french or english. And during the entire day, he will tell you all about Balinese culture and stories, which makes it even more interesting.
Enough talking, have a look at the pictures!
Selfie with Agus Tikus in front of the waterfall!
TripAdvisor: Day Trip Authentik Bali
Sessun, a french brand I deeply love since I first came across it, many years ago, just launched their first bridal collection.
The collection really represents the spirit and the style of the brand. It’s really french, simple, with cute details. It has that androgynous vibe that I love.
The really good news is that it’s really affordable as well since the prices go from 120€ to 350€.
Available as from march 25th, in Brussels in their flagship store 59, Rue Marché au Charbon (1000 Bruxelles)
Oh, and by the way, the collection is called « OUI », I just love it!
I think I could wear any of these outfit for my wedding… Or for any other days!
Today I keep on going with Nusa Lembongan, and will introduce Nusa Ceningan, which is an even smaller island just next to it. Both islands are related by a bridge, a small bridge…
The bridge from Lembongan to Ceningan
The Pirate Beach Club, one of the prettiest and coolest place to check out in Nusa Ceningan
While in Lembongan I also had the chance to go swim with manta ray
It was super impressive but really fun. Sadly I don’t have any pictures… But they were a bunch of them, swiming right by me! A really great memory
On my little « private » beach where was my bungalow… I miss it!
Sunset on the cliff in Ceningan
Another end of day at The Deck…
With Chantal Thomas!
I’ve always loved her campaigns and photo shoots, but maybe this one even more than the others.
It always feels like the girls in the pictures are having some kind of chic afternoon tea (but actually drinking vodka), while being half naked.
Can I go to one of those tea parties?
I WANT THIS (surprising much?)
Chantal Thomas Spring Summer 2015
We enter now what became one of my best memories from my month in Bali: Nusa Lembongan, or how I like to call it « Paradise Nusa Lembongan ».
It’s very tiny island located next to Bali, only 30min by speed boat. Just the view you get arriving on the island is already beautiful
The Island is a lot more preserved and isolated from the crazy tourism of Bali. I was advised to go to LOA Beach, on the north of the island. So was so nicely welcomed by the adorable Adis and his wife. They were the most perfect host I’ve had during my entire stay in Bali. I had booked 2 nights, but directly booked a third one the first day I got there. The place was so magical.
I had my own little bungalow ON THE BEACH. What’s not to love about this?
My first two days I mostly spent time on the beach or driving around the Island, have a drink by sunset at « The Deck » or walking around the center Nusa Lembongan.
There will be a second post about Nusa Lembongan, I just have too many photos… In which I’ll also introduce to you Nusa Ceningan!
Thanks again to Adis and Seb without whom those days wouldn’t have happened or wouldn’t have been the same…. It was amazing!
Today I’m sharing with you the look I wore last weekend on saturday to hang around in Sablon, Brussels.
I felt inspired to dress up (even though it was just a random saturday), and I put on my Tibi dress I love sooo deeply. For it not to be too dressy or girly, I wore flat men looking shoes and socks. I love the final look, what do you think?
Wearing: TIBI dress – SANDRO sweater – ZARA coat – MONKI hat - WEEJUNS GH BASS & CO loafers – clutch from Bali
Today I’ll tell you about the next part of my Bali trip: Amed and Munduk. It was definitely not the most exciting part but probably to most peaceful.
First Amed, which is located on the east coast of Bali. It’s a very small village mostly famous for its diving. If I have to give you one really good tip: if you don’t dive, DON’T GO! The village is really small and has one street. It’s mostly made out of guest houses/hotels or diving schools.
The beach would look good on a postcard eventually, but you can’t really enjoy it. The sand is made of small black rocks, and there are boat everywhere. Plus the weather was weird. Amed is located just down some mountains so the weather is super humid, and it rains pretty often. Yes it was rain season but it was worst than everywhere else.
I left earlier than expected to go to Munduk, and village in the mountains a friend had advise me to visit when I said I didn’t like Amed. Munduk is in the mountains on the north west part of the island. It’s a really small and quiet village. The view is beautiful and there were more things to do around there (like trekkings, waterfalls,…) Sadly, I fell sick and stayed in bed for my two days spent there.
The day I arrived I did get to see one waterfall, but none after. The weather there is also rainy, but mostly because it was the raining season. And thankfully it wasn’t humid!
The view from my guest house: One Homestay
To conclude, Amed and Munduk were probably not my favorite parts of Bali but they were both quiet and non too touristy, which was really enjoyable. The people in those two towns were super nice.
How are you? I’ve had a great weekend with a really amazing bunch of friends, not to mention the great people I met.
I started friday night with a date with two friends at Odette en Ville where I love to hang around, to finally end up at one of my HQ, Dolores Bar.
Since I lost some weight while in Bali, I decided to wear one of my very tight dresses, which is very feminine. I usually have a hard time to pull it off, because I find it often a little too feminine for my own personal style, but from time to time, I do enjoy playing that role a little bit.
Wearing: H&M dress – ZARA heels
I’d heard a lot of great things about Ubud, but all I could remember was that the first time I went time, I wasn’t so impressed or seduced by the city.
It feels crowded, and really focused on tourism, which I don’t find super attractive. I maybe should have adventure a little more on the border of the city and not stay stuck in the center but I never really felt like it.
I had found a guest house in the city center which sounded perfect because I like to walk around. It was located in a little pad, it was really super cute. But there’s a bunch of other guest house just like it around Ubud.
It was nothing fancy but all I needed. And costed around 10-12€ per night
I was on the first floor so this is what I could see from my room/balcony.
I also tried a Yoga class (it definitely feels like Ubud is a very spiritual city), but I sadly did not have the motivation for going a second time (even though I felt so good after my class)
After that I went back to Wayan’s Café, a place I had been 5 years ago with my family and never forgot. I remembered the food to be delicious, the place looking like a wild paradise, and those strawberry juices…
Me and my plate, 5 years ago.
As you can see, their plate haven’t changed a bit!
During the rest of my stay in Ubud I did an obligatory walk through the Ubud market. Don’t ever espect to find something that is actually worth it. Besides maybe in the food part where they have tons of spices. But it’s a place made for tourist. It’s basically bulshit sold at gold price
I also ended up finding a french bookshop/library where everyone is french. It’s funny and there I was able to find an extra book to read during my stay. The owner is just super nice and will give you all the advices he can about Ubud or Bali in general.
During my 3 days stay in Ubud I also did a one day trekking but I’ll talk to you about that later because I want to make an entire article about it.
One of the biggest attraction in Ubud is the monkey forest. I could of gone there but I hear some not great stories about it, and ending up in a place full of tourist is nothing that I find super exciting so I just skipped it!
Next step of my trip is Amed and Munduk!