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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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Travel: Les Ardennes

Weekend getaway in Corbion-sur-Semois

When you work long hours it's quite impossible to do anything in evenings, I especially shield away from my laptop. It happened more than once that my eyes turned completely red from staring at a computer screen too long so it's also better for my health really. It really makes me appreciate weekends so much more, not only can I finally blog (yay!), but they're perfect for mini weekend getaways like this one we did two weeks ago to the Belgian Ardennes. I often overlook that side of Belgium, don't know why really, it has a peaceful atmosphere, fresh air, hills & even cool cultural spots.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

How To: Fashionable Earring Rack DIY

Make your own fashionable earring rack

Most of you have already seen this earring rack on my instagram & Facebook that I made two weeks ago. I had gotten this IKEA photo frame as a present some months ago but found it slightly too big. I did however miss my earring rack that I have at my parents home and was annoyed at having to loose time in finding both pairs here in my apartment. So I remade (old DIY in an improved version (this one is definitely more sturdy). I figured it would make a cool DIY so I photographed the process! It's super easy, fancy making one yourself this weekend? Do tag me on social media if you finish yours! I'd love to see variations too :)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Outfit: The End of Summer

Top (c/o): LA Sisters, Skirt: Zara, Flats: Pull&Bear, Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear

Hi all! Where to start? It's been way too long and there are many explanations for that. First of I'll start by apologizing that the new blog still isn't finished. We're currently working on transferring all these old posts onto the new server (still working offline first). But while doing so there are bugs that come up and these issues need to be resolved, hey I want an optimized blog! So slight delay there, heck if I knew what we were up against by building a blog from scratch, I might have rethought the whole process. Everything is being coded by my boyfriend with some help from me, well I mostly design the layout and stuff. Aah there are some really cool features I've been thinking out for so long, I want to finally see you all use them! But if I've learned one wise lesson this past year: great things take time, you can't rush anything in life. I value my 8hour sleep above anything & love to have some well deserved me-time and log off too once in a while. Plus coming to another issue, I've been busy with figuring out where I want to go, what my job aspirations are & maybe even getting to know myself a lot better in the process. After graduating my long-term plans kind of stopped as I was so focused on getting that degree last year, I hadn't even given it much thought "what next?". You all know I wanted a little break from architecture & explored a journalist path, in the process I got to do some photography gigs & my gosh, how I truly enjoy doing that. Once again before I knew it, the temporary job was completed and I still needed to do some thinking which I've kept on post-poning. Whoever figures his/her life out straight out of uni gets BIG kudo's from me! I couldn't do it.
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