summer must-have: the midi skirt

allright, winter is not over yet, but it’s always nice to look ahead and dream of upcoming summer outfits. last year you already could observe it here and there, but this summer the midi skirt is definitely one of the must-haves in your wardrobe!

the midi skirt is a mid-calf length skirt, which reaches to your calf bone. you can wear it with sneakers or with heels to dress up. personally i prefer the midi-skirt in a-line. hereby you’ll find some inspirations on how to wear it and where to buy it. enjoy!

where to buy?

zara

zara

essentiel

asos

&other stories

&other stories

pics: pinterest

start-up of a lifestylestore

it has been a while that i’ve been posting. the reason for this is that i’ve been very busy with the start-up of a ‘lifestyle store with ski, snowboard, beach and surf clothing for teens, twenties and beyond!’

it was (and of course still is) a great project! a friend and former colleague of mine knew that i am a style coach and he asked me if i’d like to work with him. his businessplan for a conceptstore was ready but he needed someone to search for and buy the right clothes for the store. was i interested? yes, i think so 🙂 !

and that is how the project started for me: first step was to explore the ‘market’ by visiting fairs in berlin, amsterdam and münchen to discover the actual and upcoming trends. this made it easier for me to determine the style and concept of the store and to choose from the existing collections and give the store an exclusive ‘twist’.

fairs in berlin and münchen

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next to deciding on the collections, i was also involved in the interior concept of the store, the design of the logo, the marketing activities for the startup, finding the right shop manager, organizing the opening events, … this project allowed me to give free rein to my creative passions!

and the great news is: there will be more collections to come, the project continues! curious? hereunder you’ll find some pictures.

the summer logo (wait till you see the winter version!)

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the interior

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some outfits

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the ‘festival’ window

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you want to discover more of the store? you’ll find it here and off course on Facebook too!

trend alert: slip-on’s

sneakers are the most comfortable shoes to wear. luckily, this summer we will continue wearing them. however, the slip-ons are the upcoming trend of the coming summer and are an absolute must-have in your wardrobe!

how to wear your slip-ons? 

my absolute favourites!

sam edelman (here)

vans white (here)

pics: pinterest, monar, vans

great projects in 2014!

hello everyone,

it’s been a while you’ve heard from me. i have to apologize for not having kept my blog up-to-date. this weekend i saw one of my ‘followers’ and she told me that the only reason why she’s on facebook is because of my blog and page. so, i thought it’s the perfect moment to start my blogging activities again!

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2014, a new year, new projects!

and yes, i’ve started with a great project. an ex-colleague of mine will start a ski, snowboard & surf-lifestyle shop in kontich very soon, and he asked me to purchase the collections. waw! i didn’t had to think about it too long.

and that is why i’m completely into ‘beach and surf style mood’ for this summer and in ski & snowboard mood at the same time. searching for the perfect brands, discovering the amazing collections and… going to international fashion and sports exhibitions. what a great start of the new year! don’t you think?  i’ll keep you updated!

off course, i will continue my personal coaching activities in image and styling, workshops, personal shopping, etc. i’m so grateful to have the chance to combine all these things. that is what makes my job so fantastic!

a little sneak peak of my inspiration for the summer collections in the upcoming shop…

later, more on this…

enjoy!

pop it up!

hi everyone, i first have to apologize for not having blogged a lot lately. my agenda is really full, full, full of lots of interesting projects, which you will be reading of in the coming weeks and months.

in the meantime, i’d like to share with you the latest pop-up stores. pop up stores are a real hype, especially at the end of the year. the nice thing about these pop-ups, is that you finally can meet the people behind the (web)shops or you can discover new brands and nice objects.

i love to share the nicest pop-up stores in antwerp with you!

1. ln beanies: you can meet ellen in person, the founder of ln-beanies and you can discover all her hand-made beanies, mittens, shawls and much more in extremely soft alpaca wool. for those who follow my facebook page, will know that i’m a big fan of hers!

ln-beanies: volkstraat 66, 2000 antwerpen. facebook page: ln beanies

2. tafel van amandine: in her pop up shop you can discover a wide range of unique interior objects. here you’ll find the ideal xmas gifts and objects to create a nice xmas table.

tafel van amandine pop up: nationalestraat 47, 2000 antwerpen. facebook page: tafel van amandine

3. at the plant shop you’ll find exceptional creations of the belgian brand baroness o and the creator sofie claes. however, what’s more at the plantshop is that you can read books and have a cup of coffee in a nice environment.

the plantshop, vlasmarkt 30, 2000 antwerpen. facebook page: the plantshop

4. last but not least, there is the madame bovary pop up shop, where you can find various brands of clothing, accessories, jewels and much more together. maybe you’ll find that unique xmas gift for your family and friends. just jump in!

madame bovary pop up shop, melkmarkt 4, 2000 antwerpen. facebookpage: bovary jewels

enjoy!!!