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In Cities, Fashion, I like on 31/10/2013 at 09:16

All the fashionable young French brands are having a shop in Antwerp, and all of them are in the same street.

The Schuttershofstraat, where you will find also the stores as HERMES, BURBERRY, MONCLER, COCODRILLO, DELVAUX AND OTHER.

The ones I am talking about are typical french new wearable fashion.











ISABEL MARRANT is missing in this list, but maybe soon. Anyway for the hard die fans, from 14 november at H&M

Have a nice day





In Bags on 20/04/2012 at 10:10


Belgian company Delvaux is coming out of their range of the eternal classic bags with a  variation in fluo lime leather of their most beautiful bag ever.The BRILLANT was created in 1959 and has always been a bestseller in Belgium. It has always been a bit  the poor parent of the Kelly and the Birkin by Hermes, but certainly a bag with the same class.

I was walking through Bruges this morning to get my newspaper in the library on the Grote Markt ( you will see a glimp of the market in the reflection of the window.)and passed by the Delvaux boutique and the colours made my day, It is young, au gout du jour, daring and of course beautifully hand crafted.

Warhol inspired window display.

Colour splashes.

Beautiful red.

Market place in the reflection of the window.

More fluorescent then this you can't get.


I wish you all a very sunny fluo day and let this colour inspire your wardrobe young and old.

It is joyous and in the perfect dosage,a very chic colour.

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In Bags on 19/04/2012 at 11:22

I have always been a fan of beautiful bags and shoes. A woman can wear a jeans, a white t shirt and a blazer then she will always be well dressed. But the accessories are what makes an outfit ,outstanding.

ALWAYS having a good bag and shoes is a must. For me it is preferable to have only one bag, but the top, instead of having 27 bags of medium quality. The same for shoes. better have some Tod’s or Roger Vivier ballerinas  and  some classical pumps instead of having 36 pairs where your feet will not feel comfy in.

So, voila my selection of bags.

Zara. An absolute IT bag.

Hermes Birkin.

Reed Krakoff Boxer II

Bottega Venetta.

Chloe Paraty.

Chloe Marcie


An absolute must have. An instant classic. Affordable for everybody and always chic. These are the leather variants, but in any material, colour or size they are beautiful.
Check the Mary Katzantrou bags for Longchamp.

Louis Vuitton speedy. Good in any size. I prefer them second hand and worn out instead of a new one that takes ages to have a nice patina.

Chanel Reissue 2.55 from 1955.

Zara Shopper Basket. 49,95 euro So chic, affordable, classic and classy. Also in black.

One of my all time favourites. The Bayswater by Mulberry.

Celine: a chic and expensive fantasy. The original one copied by all the high street brands and other.

And last but not least. The must have for summer.

The traditional basket. around 20 euro.

This is a selection of my favourite bags. For more bags and other things I love you can follow me on PINTEREST

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Saint Tropez. Shopping

In Bags, Cities, Fashion, Shops on 25/05/2011 at 07:37

Saint Tropez is of course a shopping paradise and after an afternoon on the pool we went to town and went for shopping. I wanted to go first to “les galleries Tropeziennes” one of the oldest shops in St. Tropez with a choice of objects, shoes, bags, small furniture, glassware and the traditional striped transat fabrics……..

Les Galeries Tropeziennes.

Les Galeries Tropeziennes.

Les Galeries Tropeziennes.

I liked very much the brown linen bag and had a closer look, but when I saw it was made by libeco, a very famous Belgian company from the neighbourhood of Bruges I thought to go to the outlet in Meulebeke and have a look aver there.

Secondly we went to RE run by our Italian friend Rosa. Since 14 years she sells very beautiful small Italian brands and since a couple of years she also sells the collection of piazzasempione. A very chic Milanese brand with superbly cut garments with that one of a kind Italian touch.

RE in the rue Gambetta.

We went to BoutiqueMy on the rue Francois Sibilli and were welcomed by Elisabeth, the shop manager who posed in front of my camera with her Le Corbusier glasses and a Ricky bag by Ralph Lauren. In the boutique she sells the collection by the Belgian Mimi Ulens de Schooten. The collection, called MUS is casual and made from the most beautiful cashmeres and wools you could ever find. Tres chic and comfy.

Elisabeth with her Corbusier glasses.

Elisabeth with her Corbusier glasses.

Funny things at BOX.

mad about the colours at Faconnable


The new Home style of the TOD'S boutique.


The funny Manoush shop. Very colourful, Indian, Moroccan inspired clothing.


Tres chic fur shop of Yves Salomon. Yes some people live in very cold countries.N'est ce pas, and they are holidaying in St. Tropez.


The garden at the Vuitton shop.The champagne is ready in the fridge.


Blanc Bleu boutique, casual wear and a large selection of Vintage.

This is only a small selection that catched my eye. For the avid shopper there is much, much more. From the cheap and funny to the most expensive. Hours of fun shopping. And don’t forget to stop at  brasserie Senequier for a pastis at the end of the afternoon or even better when the sun sets down on the port. Pure magic.

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