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Kipling x Natalie Joos

Kipling x Natalie Joos

As a Belgian, I will always have a soft spot for luggage brand Kipling. Growing up, my first schoolbag was Kipling. It came with a matching pencil case to which I attached a number of fluffy monkey – because the more monkeys, the better, obviously. So whenever I see a Kipling store twenty-something years later, it brings me right back to my childhood and a ton of happy memories. Through writing this blog I’ve been very lucky to reconnect with the brand […]

June 12, 2014 × 0 comments

Fashion

The Magic of You And Me by Kipling

The Magic of You And Me by Kipling

Ahh December…  That month we seem to do endless gift shopping, enjoy the pretty Christmas lights on the streets and the amazing window displays in shops everywhere. This year, Belgian accessories label Kipling is doing something a little different with their windows… this Christmas season, you are the window display. With the new  “The Magic of You And Me” campaign, Kipling is celebrating the one gift that money can’t buy: friendship. In the windows of the 6 London stores, you share […]

December 3, 2013 × 0 comments

Fashion

Style Scrapbook for Kipling, part 2

Style Scrapbook for Kipling, part 2

As a blogger, a computer and good camera are the tools of our trade, we just can’t live without. I made the switch to using an SLR camera full-time just a few months ago and suddenly I was faced with a problem: the camera did not fit in my Chanel bag (there’s blogger issues for you). I started looking around for a pretty camera bag, only to find there are absolutely none out there. Carrying a bulky neoprene camera bag […]

March 8, 2012 × 5 comments

Events, Fashion

Win tickets to Kipling’s exclusive 25th Birthday Party!

Win tickets to Kipling’s exclusive 25th Birthday Party!

So this is a little bit last minute, but I’ve been given 2 tickets to tomorrow’s (Jan 26th) big party to celebrate Kipling’s 25th anniversary. To kick off the celebrations, Kipling have chosen 8 artists from all around the world for a product remix project. The project, called “Play with Bags”, saw the artists take some Kipling classics, and cut, sewed, twisted and moulded them into little works of art. The bags were then captured by Belgian photographer Alex Salinas, […]

January 25, 2012 × 1 comment

Events, Fashion, Interviews, Personal Favourites, Shopping

A day with Kipling and JCDC in Paris

A day with Kipling and JCDC in Paris

Last week, I, along with a handful of other European bloggers, was invited to go to Paris to meet the legendary Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in his headquarters (behind the JCDC shop) to talk about the collaboration with Kipling, have lunch and a little nose around his incredible archive of 40 years. Jean-Charles, or JCDC as we’ll call him (it’s easier), welcomed us into his showroom and spoke to us briefly about the collaboration with Kipling, before we each had a […]

September 5, 2011 × 2 comments

Events, Fashion, Me Me Me, Shopping

Kipling x JCDC

Kipling x JCDC

I’m quite excited because I finally get to share a secret with you I’ve had to keep for months: Belgian accessory brand Kipling has joined forced with pop-art fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for their next designer collaboration. After the 2 successful collections with Peter Pilotto, this one is a complete turnaround for the brand: it’s loud, bright, slightly over-the-top: totally JCDC, totally Kipling. The monkey has been transformed into a cheeky Space Monkey, the combined Kipling/JCDC logos are bigger […]

August 24, 2011 × 4 comments

Fashion

Competition: Win a Kipling Blenny Bag!

Competition: Win a Kipling Blenny Bag!

My friends at Kipling have given me this beautiful “Blenny” bag from the SS11 collection to give away to my lovely readers. I chose the white one as it’s a great, fresh style, perfect for summer! It’s pretty easy to win, just answer the following question and send the answer to win@alexloves.com and from all the right answers I’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday, August 8th, at 6pm (UK time). “When was Kipling created?” P.S. The answer can be […]

August 5, 2011 × 3 comments

Art, Design & Music, Fashion

Kipling Monkey Mash-Up

Kipling Monkey Mash-Up

Monkey by Alex Brownsell Belgian accessories brand Kipling is probably best known for their furry mascot monkey that adorns every piece. Either you love it or you hate it, but it’s definitely what makes Kipling original and recognisable. Over the years, the monkey has evolved, has had different incarnations, colours and outfits, and now Kipling are inviting you to design your very own bespoke monkey with “Monkey Mash-Up”. To kick off the project, Kipling teamed up with Dazed and Confused […]

May 26, 2011 × 3 comments

Events, Fashion, Shopping

Kipling x Peter Pilotto, Part 2

Kipling x Peter Pilotto, Part 2

Over the past year, there’s certain brands I’ve developed a special relationship with – Kipling is definitely one of them. I love the people who work with the brand, and I love how I’ve been given the chance to rediscover a brand from my childhood in Belgium all over again. After last season’s super successful and much talked about collaboration with Peter Pilotto I couldn’t wait to see who they would be collaborating with for Spring/Summer. Little did I know […]

February 4, 2011 × 5 comments

Fashion, Me Me Me, Shopping

Birthday Giveaway: Kipling bags!

Birthday Giveaway: Kipling bags!

Today’s competition is something I’m quite excited about, because it’s BIG. As a Belgian I’m always happy to support other Belgians in fashion, as it’s one aspect of our country we can actually be really proud of. Kipling is a Belgian institution I grew up with as a kid. Everything from my school bags, my pencil case, my bum bags (it was the late 80′s/early 90′s, after all!) were all a bright coloured Kipling version, and collecting the monkeys was […]

November 30, 2010 × 1 comment

Fashion, Me Me Me

Alex Loves is (nearly) 1!

Alex Loves is (nearly) 1!

Custom-made initial necklace by EC One You may notice the slightly changed logo on the top of this site (no, I’m no graphic designer!!!) and that’s because this time next week, Alex Loves will be 1 years old and I won’t just let it pass by without a big bang! I want to share this moment with everyone who’s supported me over the past year, everyone who’s read, commented, shared the love, those who helped me, those who have become […]

November 22, 2010 × 3 comments

Fashion, Shopping

Kipling x Peter Pilotto

Kipling x Peter Pilotto

Kipling is Belgian. Peter Pilotto are Belgian…ish. Anouck Lepère is Belgian. Oh, and yes, like all great things, I am Belgian too. To say I was excited to hear about the collaboration between the classic Belgian luggage brand and some of the hottest young designers on the block is an understatement. A few weeks ago, I finally got to go see the collection in person at a launch in London and wasn’t disappointed! I am a little slow on posting […]

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September 7, 2010 × 0 comments