Dec 30, 2010


I did claim to have no warm feelings for polka-dots, but some things change. And if it wasn’t for the amazing smooth texture of silk that I have felt running my fingers through the racks at ACNE Studio in Amsterdam about a year ago….and if it wasn’t for the queer combination of two polka-dot ‘calibres’ in the same garment…and if it wasn’t for ACNE Online Outlet to do a Christmas deal of 70% discount on selected items…at those moments I feel like the stars align and send me a sign from above.
I haven’t been checking the Outlet all that much, but apparently it is well stocked. Most of the discounts aren’t that attractive though because they don’t reach further than 40%. I must be spoiled, I know! But I quickly get used to a massive discount at the store where I work, and 10% at basically the entire A. Dansaert street during the current season, that paying more than a half of the original price doesn’t inspire my shopping, so I plough through the internet in search of the great deals on the pieces I saw during the season but have not been able to afford.
In comes the polka-dot shirt! I’m nowhere near getting cherries tattooed on my breasts though. The second thing I bought was this gorgeous tie-dye mini skirt (and was right to size up - it’s tiny).
And here I am, in a ludicrous mix of hippie and rock’n’roll, tie-dye and polka-dots, jumping around my house like a happy sausage…hm, or a currywurst.

Dec 26, 2010

the fashionalists

Every time I see myself on streetstyle photos…well, not that it happens so often, but when it does I tend to reconsider a few things about my appearance.
I had a good laugh at this one actually. Caught in front of H&M! Not doing much of good publicity either, because the shopping bag is actually from Hunting and Collecting. Well, my legs look two times thinner than they actually are, my face looks two times fatter…hm, and I should have left the hat on otherwise my bowl cut looks glued to the scalp…have I ever mentioned that I hate pictures of myself? I do.

For those who care to know what I’m actually wearing on those photos:
COS coat and denim trouser
Arne&Carlos cape
Surface2Air bag
Dries Van Noten shoes (with some random shoelaces, because the original ones broke)
H&M gloves
Today I felt like I needed to breath the cold digital winter air…I felt that my current position in blogosphere was suffocating me…I took a ride out into the infinite snowy fields and filled my lungs anew…and I felt that I needed to share.

This is a more personal and honest part of what I do. I run an image blog ± (Various Sources) on Tumblr, write a good old fashion blog .origami mon ami since 2006, and since recently publish a fashion fanzine Various Sources. All Brussels-based, I’m no globe-trotter, although I do explore the Northern part of the Old Continent with immense pleasure.

I want to share what I think, see, like, wear, buy, want, make, do, visit, love, know, discover, find, lose, keep, get, give, take, share