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Feb 10, 2011

side-notes

If I feel like socializing without moving a muscle, I leave a couple of comments on facebook, blogs and Tumblr. If I feel like going shopping, I do it remotely, from the comfort of my home. Sometimes it feels like we’d function perfectly well even if reduced to a brain and two fingers(that’s for the laptop’s touchpad and left-click button…)…one for Apple users, they’ve got the left-click on their touchpad, right?
Made up my mind about the colour of the Rodarte for OC sunglasses, and indeed it is mauve. Hurry up Mr. Postman!

ASOS – I do love thee for the infinite supply of cheapies, perfect designer rip-offs and good honest service with the occasional free international delivery. Ann-Sofie Back may have assumed the spikes to be placed around the neck and be at least ten times longer, but ASOS keeps it simple, by selling me this spike-through-finger ring at 8£. Well done!

Time to go rummage through piles of fabrics, draw some patterns and get cutting and sewing.

Feb 9, 2011

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony

I can cry and laugh all together! What else is one to do when the most amazing collaboration in retail history so far drops in stores. I need to find the way to make an official statement somehow about my endless affection for Opening Ceremony – it is truly my most fetish brand. But when they do this (scroll down!), I only want to cry: “Why??!!”
Why torture one poor little girl who lives in a far-faraway Belgium by such unfair display of beautiful things she cannot afford?
I’ve been really modest, assessing every piece whether I really want and need it, and this is the list of things I most certainly need:



The grand total hits just under 4000 bucks. I swear to buy a lottery ticket tomorrow, because the good old plan of marrying an oil mogul hasn’t been in much evolvement at the moment. Finding some scraps of upholstery fabric and putting them to good use is yet another solution, I could make a skirt or a coat…ideas ideas!
One thing I cannot make is the sunglasses. I want the fabric-covered ones and will probably place an order tonight, when I decide on the colour. It’s true that the blue on white is the logical choice for my Snow White complexion, but the mauve on beige is the most complimentary to the summer tan. Difficult choice.
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