Yesterday I tried a new concept, which is called « Up To Do – Beauty Bar ». Right there, it says it all already.
I was really seduced by the concept that I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys.
Up To Do is a beauty bar where you can get your hair or/and your make up done, BUT:
- it’s unexpensive (15€-20€)
- it’s quickly done (10 to 20 minutes)
- it’s different from what you usually get at hairsalons, it’s more modern.
Their Pop-up store is opening today, at 1PM, until July 13th. After that, they will open at Shopping de Woluwé in September.
Of course I tried and here is the result
Do you like it? I was all womanized at once! It’s a change But I LOVED the hair so much. My friend Charlotte (Blondie Market) also tried an hairdo, so pretty as well
And the GREAT news of the day is that Up To Do won the Starter Program (belgian program for new concepts)
So congrats to them, but make sure to check it out, it’s really worth it!
Pop Up Store Up to Do
Rue Jean Stas 10, 1060 Bruxelles
Definitly, completely, entirely inspired by Beyonce’s song for the title. I love that song.
But that’s not the point. Today’s topic is the PlayLabel rooftop.
I was there last night for the opening and it was kind of great. You’re sipping your drink, while looking at the sun setting, and dancing at the same time to the great beat of the DJ’s.
And just like that, because I had a great evening and the sun is shinning and I’m just so happy, I’m going to spoil you with an outfit. Isn’t life beautiful?
Wearing: ASOS denim overalls – NEWLOOK cropped top – H&M bag – KURT GEIGER sandals – ONECKLACE necklace – RAYBAN sunglasses – guest staring in this post: my desperados (yes, I do drink beer… sometimes)
On top of Bowling Crosly
Boulevard de l’Empereur, 36
1000 Brussels, Belgium
And since the party never ends, see you tonight at Apéros Urbains?
Have a great weekend! CIAO
Hey you guys!
How are you doing? How was your weekend?
I’ve realized I haven’t posted much lately and I’m SO sorry about it but it has become really hard either to find inspiration, or the time to post. I’m working like crazy and it has taken all my spare time.
I’m so sorry about it. Not to mention the crappy weather which doesn’t really inspire me to get dressed.
Anyway, yesterday was an awesome day, starting with an AMAZING brunch at workshop café, made by the amazing chef Daniele Zaif. It was so fabulous, words can not even describe it.
Afterwords, my friend Sacha (from the StylingPot) and I went to Puces Nautiques, and on our way, we stopped at Lady Guilmot.
I’ve never had the chance to talk to you about this new little boutique, located rue du Bailli, but it’s kind of amazing! They have a great selection of little Parisian brand, with super cute items.
Good point is, it’s not overpriced, yet you won’t see everyone with the same top while walking in the streets. The other good news is: they have new stuff coming in very often!
And I found what will give a summer touch to my future outfits:
This awesome printed jacket! We can’t really see it, but it has neon touches that really make up for the non existing sun.
Soon an outfit featuring it!
Ps: I’m really bitching on sunshine even though it’s shinning like a diamond today! Enjoy it while it’s here!
Rue du Bailli 98 – 1050 Ixelles
I’m starting a new series of article on Cityplug.be, which is called « Les Bonnes Adresses de… » The point is to ask a few questions to « famous » belgian people: designers, artists, owners of restaurants or bars, actors, musicians, and so on…
To introduce you to this new series of articles, I thought I’d share my favourite places of the city with you guys!
Who are you?
A 24 years old living in Brussels. I work in Cinema and I’m passionate about fashion since I can remember. I’m also a food lover, and I love to discover new places in my own city.
What does Brussels/Belgium represents for you?
A happy place, even though we have shitty weather. People are nice, joyful and funny.
Your best shopping spots, the ones that make you pretty?
Lady Dandy is probably my favorite clothing store. I also love No Concept, Glory Box to enjoy Filles a Papa (one of my FAVOURITE brand EVER) or bigger chains like Forever21, Zara and H&M.
Sun and 25°, where can we find you in the city?
Au Suisse for lunch, enjoying to sun while looking at the crowd passing by on the boulevard, and Plasch Brugmann to enjoy drinks with friends on the terrace.
Where would you go for your culture?
To the cinema. It’s part of my job, and really enjoy to see a good movie. I either go to UGC Toison d’Or, or when I can, the Welligton in Waterloo, I love that cinema. Very quiet and never crowded.
Good place to seduce a man?
I don’t do that. But if I did, I’d take him to my place. It’s closer to my bedroom… Wait. WHAT?
Now let’s start the show on Cityplug with the beautiful Emilie Duchêne!
Oh, and just in case you missed this, my facebook page just reached a 1000 likes
If you don’t want to miss the next happy dances, I’d advise you to follow me on facebook
There you go, right here, right there you can see what my musical culture is made of! [kidding]
I’m not here to talk about 50cent though, I’m here to talk about candy. Who doesn’t like candies, right? Does that even exist? I mean, I don’t like chocolate, but candies are WAY more tasty than chocolate, don’t you think?
Anyway, a few weeks ago, I was walking (in a hurry as always) in antwerp, and my eyes crossed some very exiting looking little shop. As I said, in a hurry means no time to stop by and look. Still, I kept thinking about it, and couldn’t wait to go back to antwerp to check it out. And it was as cool as I thought it would be.
Doctor Seven is not like any other random candy shop. They made it look a little bit like a pharmacy (all white, and the logo with the cross), the seller are even dressed like pharmacist, pretty funny.
On one side, you find a BILLION different flavors of Jelly Bellys (chocolate pudding, Apple pie a la Cold Stone, Coffee with milk, Margarita, Strawberry cake, Toasted marshmallow and much more) and on the right side, delicious candies (the usual ones).
The best thing has to be the packaging. It looks like medicines! You can either make your own, or choose one already made with a little description of what it « does » (ex: « white lie inspiration »)
If you have a chance, you should definitly go check it out.
18, Nationalestraat – 2000 Antwerp
Recently, Pronuptia Bruxelles asked me if I wanted to come and check out their shop, and maybe try on a few dresses… As soon as I read that, I was SOLD! I mean, there is still a little girl deep down, who just dreams to be a princess, to wear crowns and gowns (the rest of the time, I enjoy better dressing in a boyish way)
I entered the Heaven place last thursday…
Let me tell you, it felt MAGICAL! As soon as I started to try on the dresses, I couldn’t hide the huge smile on my face
Many many thanks to Amélie, first for inviting me, but also for being really great at what she does. Even if I wasn’t a real « customer », she really took the time to listen to what I like or did not like, my style, and what I wanted.
It was such a magical experience, I LOVED IT!
Avenue Louise, 74 – 1050 Brussels
Yesss, I AM BACK!
Sorry for not posting for the past two days, I was working in Ostende without my laptop.
Ok so today I’ll introduce to you a new hotspot in Brussels: PhoPho
I discovered it yesterday, and loved the concept as soon as I walked in; it’s a vietnamese fast food. Their main dish are the « Pho » (pronouced « feu ») which is a noodle soup with meat (chicken, beef) or ravioli. They also serve entrees like nems or dim sum (yummyy)
Wantan Pho (shrimp ravioli) and shrimp dim sum – SO good! I took the medium size for the soup, with costs 7€, and the dim sum were at 5€.
This is a more typical dish, the beef Pho and some chicken nems. Both of these were also at 12€.
Here is a pretty cool video that introduce PhoPho
It’s located in the trendy neighborhood of Saint Boniface in Brussels, you should definitly check it out!
27, Rue de la paix – 1050 Ixelles
Hello guys! How are you?
How was your weekend? Are you ecstatic looking at this bright blue sky and the sunlight? I AM!
For the ones following me on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter you probably know that I wanted to do something different with my hair, make some changes. I had to be able to see the difference, but staying subtle because you can’t really have a « cut » with my crazy curls, and I’m really happy in blond (I’ve been through darker blond, dark brown, red head,…)
I received the offer to try out the hair salon « Jean-Charles », and even though I’m faithfull to my hair dresser since 10 years, I wanted to have a different point of view. He gave me his ideas and we finally agreed on a cut/color.
We met friday afternoon, and I stayed there for about 3 hours (really worth it though), take a look at the pictures I took.
Just arrived at the salon
Waiting, and waiting, and waiting…
Can’t wait to see the result…? 3-2-1… HERE WE GO
What did we do? More highlights, a color to make everything lighter, cuted about 2 or 3cm and TA-DA!
Like it? LOVE IT?
I am very glad, it’s exactly what I was looking for! Did I mention Jean-Charles is super duper adorable? Because he really is!
You can find the hair salon Jean-Charles in the Louise Gallery.
Hair dresser Jean-Charles
22, Galerie Louise
Today, I’ll introduce you to a new Hotspot: Village Verve.
I discovered the store when I went there for a shooting a few weeks ago, remember? I had heard of it since a long time, but never had the time to check it out.
I finally did, and let me tell you, it’s worth it. They have really cool brands (such as JCDC, Best Behavior, Sass&Bide, DKNY, Cheap Monday, Heavy Machine, Dannijo (!!!), nOir jewelry,…)
They have clothes and brand you probably won’t find in any other places in the city, which makes it very unique and amazing.
They have two shops in the center of the city:
- Rue Van Artevelde 46 – 1000 Brussels
- Rue du Marché au Charbon 64 – 1000 Brussels
And they also sell online on village-verve.com (good alternative when we see the weather outsite!)
See you guys tonight at Apéros Urbains?
This will probably be my last American Hotspots post (try saying that out loud very fast… just kidding). I really hope you enjoyed them (and try them out!)
C Wonder is located in Soho, but not in the main street (Broadway). I’ve discovered it in october 2011, even though I’ve been to NYC plenty of times before.
The style is very east coast/new england (same spirit as J. Crew for example), I love it! Very colorful, full of prints,…
The shop is amazingly beautiful, and you can find clothes, accessories, bags, furnitures,…
C Wonder is in the same price range as J. Crew, maybe even a little lower.
72 Spring St. at Crosby
New York, NY 10012
I guess you all know Kiehl’s, the beauty product brand. I’ve known the brand for many years, but only tried it a few months ago. I have to say I was convinced by some of their products, but they were kind of expensive to buy in Brussels.
I got interested by the brand, read their story and learned they started in Manhattan. As soon as I read that, I knew I wanted to discover the shop, the actual, the first Kiehl’s shop that had ever existed (and maybe take home some of their products since it’s cheaper than buying it in Brussels).
The shop is really big and looks like a pharmacy (like all of their shops), and even the retailers are dressed like pharmacist, it’s kind of funny.
They have like a thousand of different products, for every part of your body from head to toe, and your hair, obviously.
The decoration of the shop is really amazing! Take a look at it.
I went home with a hair mask Superbly Smoothing Argan Hair Pak , I decided not to go for more since I had already bought a ton of Bumble&Bumble products (which are my all time favorite)
Kiehl’s (East Village)
109 3rd Ave
(between 13th St & 14th St)
New York, NY 10003