December 13, 2012


The end of year is nigh so let's all heave a collective sigh
We've struggled through another year, one of laughter and the occasional single tear
All of us are ready for something new, but with a splash of the old too
2013 also means graduation, my future uncertain I'm filled with agitation
I may rise or I may fall, but I know I couldn't have made it through this year without you all
So let's end the year with a smile, drunk out of this world but always in great style

suit / ACNE
grosgrain bow tie / ACNE
shoes / GUCCI
fragrance / BYREDO
Fireworks image source: Tumblr

November 12, 2012


As the gilded hipster saying goes on Tumblr: "Sweater weather is better weather". And it so happens I've got two sweaters I'm courting this autumn. One's a grey and purple stripey mohair beauty courtesy of ESSENTIEL and the other one a saffron cable knit from New Look! I perched myself upon a weathered gazebo, as one does, and wandered around the pilars of the Museum of Fine Arts. Ghent is so lovely this time of year.

Photos by Prince Boby and me
Thanks Michaël for the awesome track

November 03, 2012


Ladies and gents, it's Movember. Perhaps you know what this is, perhaps you don't or perhaps you're already tired of hearing about it but I really want to draw attention to this cause for a second. Basically, Movember is a worldwide charity initiative during which participating men (the so-called 'mo bros') grow a moustache. Just a moustache, everything else needs to be shaved off. Women (aka 'mo sistas') of course play a massive role in this as well, by supporting and challenging the men in their lives to take the plunge and grow a mo. Why? To raise awareness for prostate cancer. It's crucial for adult men to be able to talk about prostate cancer and get annual check-ups. Every six hours a man dies of prostate cancer in Belgium alone, making it the most common of cancers for Belgian males. Movember strives to literally put this problem in people's faces, so every man can be informed.

Now, you may wonder, why am I participating in all of this? Because it's cool? Because I'm just a good person? I'd like to believe that's true, but there's more to it. 
In 1994 my grandfather passed away. He had prostate cancer. At four years old, I didn't fully realise the gravity of the situation but I'll never forget that look of sorrow on my father's face. I can still see my sisters and I trying to console him as we wrapped our arms around his waist in the kitchen.
About a month ago my father was also diagnosed with prostate cancer. Though small and detected at an early stage, it's cancer nonetheless. He now has to undergo radiation therapy for almost 70 days. My dad was brave enough to get checked regularly and that will make the difference for him to conquer this disease, which I fully believe he will.

I hope you understand now why this cause means so much to me and my dad (who fully supports me in writing this, obviously). Growing that moustache makes me feel a little less powerless.
So, please: tell your father, uncle, grandfather, brother or friend about Movember. Who knows, you might just give them their life back.

If you want to donate a little something to our cause, you can go over to my Mospace: or that of our awesome team, Journalismo: Thanks for reading and power to the mo!


Photos of me at the Wasbar shave-off by the phenomenal Mr Mous Lamrabat.
Instagram by Prince Boby.

October 01, 2012


With the start of the new school year and my head halfway in Sardinia, I'd almost forgotten to tell you guys about how I got to meet the inimitably chic Mr Roland Mouret! Chiefly known for his figure-hugging Galaxy it-dress and his projects with Victoria Beckham, the French designer is now in charge of continuing Robert Clergerie's shoe empire legacy. I was kindly invited by Delvaux, the original luxury Belgian leatherware maison, to wallow in the beauty that Mr Mouret has produced. The shoes are all for sale at Delvaux. Whether you choose to impart this wisdom onto your girlfriend, is up to you. Especially if you're paying. It was a wonderful evening, Mr Mouret was ever so kind (and handsome, let's not fib). He was constantly being swarmed by glamazons, but I managed to steal him away for a second (after hovering around him for 45 minutes). It wasn't easy, but I got the money shot!

September 27, 2012


It's been a week since my return from Sardinia and I must say I already miss it dearly. I got the chance to thoroughly relax, vacate my mind, read a spot of Sedaris on the beach (there seriously is nothing better) and get a tan (YES, I CAN STILL TAN OKAY). Excited as I was for all of that, I secretly couldn't wait to shoot my precious Davidelfin shorts. My sweetheart gave them to me this summer and they're just perfection: vibrant colours, the cutest zippers I just want to put in a onesie and sing throaty lullabies to and the most comfortable jersey fabric. I've been wanting to shoot them for so long, but I knew waiting for my holiday in Cagliari would do them a tad more justice than posing in front of the toolshed at home. We went sailing, as you can see on the pictures, and I was so glad I brought a plastic bag with me to protect the shorts from the seawater (SALT STAINS ZOMG) because we got soaked shortly after the pictures were taken. I'm not kidding: the insane September wind made the sailboat fly through the feral ocean lopsidedly, with me screaming and clutching on the mast and dear life! It was all worth it though because through my squinted, wet eyes and raped hairdo I was able to make out four wild dolphins soaring above the glistening surface. It was pretty goddamn magical, knowing that Davidelfin is obsessed with them ('delfin' = Spanish for dolphin). I hope you enjoy the photos, I kind of totally almost drowned to get them!

Phot. by Prince Barri & me

September 12, 2012


I'm leaving for the beautiful island of Sardinia for a week, so I'll be out of office (my bedroom) for a bit! Not to worry, I'll - hopefully - come back with an outfit post I've been aching to shoot (does any fashion blogger go on holiday for any other reason than the fab backdrops?).
Ciao tutti!