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Jan 12, 2011

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This is my favourite image at the moment, but there’s more on Various Sources’ digital home.

Elin Kling for H&M







While COS lets the bloggers have a go at their window display, the big sister, i.e. H&M lets blogger design the whole collection. And surprisingly, in both cases the blogger-appreciation club that the most high-street giants seem to join gives fruitful results. Honestly, I like Elin Kling’s capsule collection a hundred times more than Lanvin’s – round of applause for one very talented blogger!
Shame it will only be sold in Sweden, but as always, we’ve got eBay, because there are some gorgeous pieces I’d love to dress down, accessorise, and basically give the floor-sweeping gown some daily use, restrict the Grecian-goddess effect by popping a men’s blazer on – I have my ways of de-glamourising everything I own…or wish to own. In the dreamer’s world it’s one and the same.

Toppers does Antwerp

I’ve heard strange news about the Topshop takeover of Belgian stores…shall we laugh about it? be excited about it? I have no answer.
What’s with Toppers being sold at luxury concept stores? Isn’t it the nearest comparable thing to H&M?
After Hunting and Collecting, RA13 joins onto the Topshop craze. They will be the first ones to bring the brand to Antwerp. I’ll stick to my mixed feeling about it until I see the clothes in person, for now I’ll go back to planning my trip to London for the Autumn/Winter 2011 Fashion Week. It’s comes close.
And just for the sake of posting it, here’s some gorgeous randomness I’d love to possess. See some Topshop lurking in.



Topshop cardigan

MiuMiu bag

United Bamboo blouse

Stine Goya trousers

Doc Martens shoes

Jan 10, 2011

all work and no play


While parents were shopping, the kids made those funny lego-men.
Sundays feel like a human zoo when the extended Flemish families go shopping all together, from grannies to grandchildren.
Thank God the Danes invented Lego, to keep the infantile pests from crashing into mirrors, banging onto the cupboards and peeping into the fitting rooms.

Whatever happened to the mistletoe

I spend days working or sleeping…but thinking back, the New Year’s eve was fun! All I have left now is some random shots, but somehow I’ve been so intrigued with that coloured light bulb and that yellow cactus alcove, that no festive mood has been documented…on the other hand, do we need to see yet more Christmas trees and drunken expressions? They all look the same to me. So instead, yeah, coloured light bulbs!


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