Saturday, December 27, 2014

Personal: An End Has A Start

Self-portrait BXL

Oh hi! Long time no see, this time entirely to blame on myself. For some reason I've lacked the urge to open up blogger and just start writing. Honestly I have so much to share though! Lots of exciting things have happened and because of them I've had to put some other projects including my blog on the backburner. But what I've come to realize is you can't have everything at once, things take time and while I'm sometimes sad or jealous of others doing so well in a certain field, I'm convinced they're just as envious about other achievements I've already checked off the list. One of them: we've moved to our new home in Antwerp! I still have this strange urge to say 'oh we're off to Brussels now', well that's not true anymore since last monday (I already noticed Brussels will forever have a special place in my heart, luckily it's only a trainstop away). But hey here's to a new city to conquer my heart. I've held onto this secret for the whole time, hinting about it but I wanted to let all my close family & friends know about it from me in person first. And because it all moved so quickly I wanted some time to fully enjoy the rush (and hectic move). Still so many things to be done, from endless paperwork, to painting & of course decorate! We've already checked two IKEA trips off the list this week and will definitely stop by many more furniture stores in the coming months :D All tips on great decorating & maybe great designers are more than welcome. (Instead of a designer handbag I might save up for this gorgeous lamp I've got my eyes on haha).
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Personal: 24 before 25


Hola chicos y chicas! I'm following Spanish lessons now and seeing the purpose of this post it'll all become clear how this intro is super appropriate. First off, sorry sorry, I've been MIA, it's been unavoidable. My inbox is piling up (I swear I can't help it), my instagram feed not that updated and I even forget to tweet. BUT great things are happening in the present and I'm super excited, happy and so nervous about everything that's about to come. But I do feel regret every day I can't work for this blog. Last weekend, aside from a weekend away with friends in Les Ardennes, I also took care of financial stuff and I feel so grown-up and responsible now! It actually feels great, I'm figuring out this self-employment business (all architects in Belgium are self-employed even when working for a firm, well most). How to do my finances, taxes, etc. Because even if I could pay an accountant to do it, I prefer to know how everything works. I've finally come to this point where I'm embracing adulthood with full arms, not regretting not being a student anymore and celebrating every minute of this awesome path I'm paving.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Outfit: Birthday Girl in Le Havre

Dress: Choies, Sweater: Zara, Boots (c/o): Choies (Similar Here), Handbag: Ona

It's becoming a tradition to go to France on my birthday (or as this year it's today on a tuesday, the weekend before). As you might remember our crazy idea last year to drive to Paris so I could wake up in that gorgeous French city on my 23th birthday. So this year to celebrate my 24th birthday, we went on a 3-day trip to Le Havre and 2 other closeby towns in Normandie. We first stopped in the gorgeous seaside town of Etretat with it's impressive chalk cliffs. Then in the late afternoon we arrived in Le Havre. Saturday morning we spend in the idyllic Honfleur. We were incredibly lucky with the weather too, only a heavy rainfall just when we were in our car driving back from Honfleur to Le Havre. These photo's were taken on sunday during our sunny stroll through the Le Havre Unesco protected city-centre. And because we hadn't seen enough of Etretat (only one side of the cliffs) we returned on our way home on sunday afternoon for a pick-nick on the beach and even more stunning views as the sky was the brightest blue (opposite to somewhat misty on friday). It definitely was a great weekend, I always feel the happiest when discovering new places & to share that with my boyfriend is just pure bliss.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fashion: Secret Places by Louis Vuitton

La Maison Famille de Louis Vuitton

As promised, here is the 2nd part of my Louis Vuitton Secret Places visit were I accompanied Tiany Kiriloff as a photographer. I remember getting up in the wee hours of the morning as the trains decided to hold a strike that day, but feeling so much excitement easily made me awake instantly. Upon arriving at La Maison Famille de Louis Vuitton, where their ateliers are held since 1859, we were offered some coffee and of course French Croissants. Every little detail was thought of but who would expect anything else from such a great brand.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Architecture: Louis Vuitton Flagship Store Paris

Louis Vuitton - 101 avenue des Champs-Élysées - 75008 Paris

Louis Vuitton is one of those brands I've known since I knew what fashion was. Although I haven't always been a big fan of their classical monogram print (hey tastes differ!), I did always covet their exotic animal print handbags. Hopefully someday I might be able to call myself the lucky owner of one of those. For now, I thought it was quite unreachable to get so close to a true LV experience, luckily for me, being a photographer has it perks. As Tiany Kiriloff invited me to come along to photograph her discovering Louis Vuitton Secret Places in Paris. Only truly big publishers get that honor, so I had to pinch myself several times throughout that gorgeous summer day in June to check I wasn't dreaming.
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