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Take a bow


...and make an ordinary cardigan look elegant and sophisticated.

photo via jak&jil

Soho House Berlin


Planning a little trip to Berlin and I would love to stay at the Soho House. The elegant boutique hotel and private members' club opened in May 2010 in a former communist government building. Situated in Berlin Mitte near Alexanderplatz, the hotel with 40 rooms also has a private cinema, rooftop pool, terrace bar, a Cowshed spa and a bistro. In each room you can find the usual suspects like bathrobe, flipflops, hair dryer etcetera but also a vintage record player and a selection of custom vinyl LP's. How cool is that?!

Fil rouge


A touch of vibrant red can brighten up any winter outfit.

photos via refinery29, h&m and isabel marant

Easy peasy


"Women have gone through so much. My job is to make clothes easy for them."
- Alber Elbaz

Lanvin for H&M hits selected stores tomorrow.



I recently discovered the work of American artist Lauren Dicioccio. She's fascinated by the replacement of everyday objects like newspapers, slides, magazines etc. These are becoming obsolete as they are taken over by technology (iPad anyone?). She uses embroidery to emphasise the touch of things. To remember the feeling of paper while writing...

Sweeping skirts


In the current fall collections the length of skirts can go from mini to maxi. Floor sweeping skirts are seen on runways and in the streets. I've already bought myself a long black skirt and some lace up leather boots. Here's some inspiration...

photos via stylescrapbook, keepthebeat, elle germany, feedmefashion and jak&jil

Patisserie Méert


Even in the pouring rain, there's nothing like some retail therapy  to lift your spirit. So I went shopping in Lille, in the north of France, yesterday. In between some serious shopping we took a break in the tea salon of Patisserie Méert. The chocolate and confectionary boutique opened in 1761 and is famous for its waffles. In the beautiful 19th century decor you can buy all kinds of delicious sweets for gourmands: macarons, guimauves, pralines... This winter the famed waffles are available in two flavours: in the original vanilla flavour and a spéculoos variant. Délicieux...



It's love at first sight with all the handbags Phoebe Philo has designed for Celine recently. After my major crush on the Luggage handbag, I am now head over heels in love with the Classic box bag. Santa, please leave me one under the Christmas tree...

Celine handbag via Stockholm Streetstyle

Comfort clothes


When it's cold and rainy outside like today, I tend to cover myself up in layers of warm comfy clothes. Sweatpants, a lumberjack flannel shirt, boots and a thick wool scarf. I love the fall collection from Ulla Johnson that has all the right ingredients for a head to toe warm winterlook.

Creepy creatures


Scottish textile designer Donna Wilson makes cuddly animals in strange shapes and funky fabrics. Say hello to Mr Peanut, Puddleman and Stick the Snail. You can buy the scary cuddles and handmade cushions, blankets and throws on her website. She also sells a Make Your Own Monster Kit, a DIY pack so you can make your very own creepy creature. Perhaps a good Christmas gift for one of your friends?

Furry fashionista


In my constant search for cool stuff on the world wide web I recently stumbled upon the furriest of fashionista's, Miss Fifi Lapin. On her blog she shares her daily outfits and fashion tips. I've ordered her style guide and since it arrived in the mail couldn't stop reading in it. It's packed with tips for everyday style, beauty secrets and interviews with fashion designers. My favourite kind of bedtime book.

photos via fifi lapin

Real estate heaven


I've been thinking about buying my own place in Antwerp for a while now. Not that I don't love the bijou apartment in the city centre I'm currently living in, but a girl's gotta move on. And this girl is dreaming BIG! Not necessarily in size, but quality... As I mentioned before I adore Paris and I would love to find my very own Parisian style apartment here in Antwerp. Quite a difficult task... And then I stumbled upon the site of a+b kasha and thought I'd gone to real estate heaven. They buy and decorate apartments in Saint-Germain and they are all mounthwatering beautiful. Just take a look at the before-after section and start drooling. I'm considering a move to Paris...

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