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Belgium, Events, London

This Was My London 2012 part 1

This Was My London 2012 part 1

The Olympics are over. *sob* It was a long, 7 year wait, a long, slow build-up of anticipation and then – BOOM! – it was over in the blink of an eye. I honestly had the best 2 weeks ever -I was lucky enough to get tickets to several events, cheered like a madwoman in front of my TV, proudly waved my Belgian flag even when no Belgians were competing, bonded with people from all over the world in the […]

August 15, 2012 × 5 comments

Art, Design & Music, Belgium, Events, Fashion

Christophe Coppens to sell over 450 items through auction

Christophe Coppens to sell over 450 items through auction

When a few weeks ago news broke of Belgian milliner Christophe Coppens shutting down his company as he struggled with the effects of the financial crisis, I must admit it completely came out of the blue for me. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Coppens in the past, and his passion and dedication was really inspiring, but sadly, that’s just not enough. He was on the verge of opening another boutique, in Paris this time, celebrities and royals all over […]

June 20, 2012 × 4 comments

Belgium, Events, Fashion

Ice-Watch launch F*** Me I’m Famous range

Ice-Watch launch F*** Me I’m Famous range

A few weeks ago (when there was still glorious sunshine… remember that?) I went to the launch of the Ice-Watch collaboration with Cathy Guetta (as in, David’s wife), who run the popular F*** Me I’m Famous clubnight in Ibiza every summer. Cathy transformed designed 6 watches: 4 colourful rubber ones with bright graphics for the daytime, and 2 classic black and white ones for the evening. On the rooftop terrace of the lovely Aqua Nueva we were treated to a […]

April 20, 2012 × 3 comments

Belgium, Fashion

Breaking News: Raf Simons to take over at Dior

Breaking News: Raf Simons to take over at Dior

At last! After a year in limbo, Dior have finally appointed a replacement for John Galliano – and it’s a surprising choice! Belgian Raf Simons, formerly at Jil Sander, is to fill Galliano’s big shoes, the New York Times just confirmed. To say I’m a bit surprised is an understatement. Over the past year, some big names like Marc Jacobs and Alber Elbaz were thrown into the rumour mill, so the relatively “unknown” (outside the fashion crowd, that is) Simons […]

April 9, 2012 × 3 comments

Belgium, Fashion, Interviews

5 Minutes With… Filles à Papa

5 Minutes With… Filles à Papa

When I first started this blog, I loved doing little interviews with young designers. Somehow along the way, I must have gotten a bit distracted and I realised it’s been ages since I last did one. So, I’m bringing them back under the title “5 minutes with…” and the first instalment is a chat with the two sisters behind edgy Belgian label Filles à Papa (Daddy’s Girls). Their fun and easy rockchick pieces are already being stocked in boutiques worldwide […]

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April 3, 2012 × 4 comments