Sunday, 25 May 2014

MAY FAVORITES


Hello! Sorry for not posting in a while (again), exams are coming up and as always I am freaking out and trying to get my shit together. And to be honest I don 't think I will be posting here a lot in the coming month. But I hope I will find more time to contribute something this summer. I am very much looking forward too. But back to the subject! This post is about my May favorites: 

1. c/o Palladium Pampa shoes: These babies actually arrived last Friday but I have been wearing them non stop since then and I am so so so in love with them. The very kind people of Oona PR sent them to me and they are so comfortable and I love how they make an outfit look less prim & proper and more like I actually don't care // I woke up like this (Beyoncé references 24/7). Also I would recommend checking out their explorer series!

2. The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz: This book is simply amazing! So many pretty full page photos, set designs, early scripts, special graphics and of course the interviews. If you are a fan of Wes Anderson's movies this is a no-miss.

3. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck: I am in the middle of this book right now but I am loving every single page. It makes me want to pack my bags and just leave and travel across America. So much wanderlust.

4. It by Alexa Chung: I actually finished this in September right after it came out but I still wanted to include it because the cover matched so well I haven't talked about it here before! Obviously it is very good and inspiring because duh it's Alexa Chung's. Also I am in love with the design, drawings & photos in the book!

5. Lipstick: I actually have no idea which brand this is let alone the name of the color. But my grandmother gave it and it is actually the lipstick I had been looking for! It is this reddish color but it isn't too bright so I can wear it as an every day lipstick.

6. New Faces Mix by Maison Kitsuné: I am the kind of person who is always in search for some new music because I always listen to the same song 10000x times until I absolutely can't stand that song anymore. So I was very delighted when I came across this mix by Maison Kitsuné! Fresh new talent never brings me down to make me happy. Also how cool does the cover look?



Love,
Ibe

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

4 years

Wow. As you've probably guessed from the title: what you are reading right now just turned 4 years today! And I turned 15 a week and one day ago. This is weird. I don't even know what to say right now. Four years, if this was a real child it would already talk fluently and throw birthday parties with cake and confetti. (Disclaimer: the cliché part is coming) And I just want to say that although I often act as if this blog is just an embarrassment composed of self-absorbed writing spaced by intervals of utter neglect, I do care, I really really really do. I care about the comments and sweet emails, I do care about all the amazing events I was invited to attend because of this blog, I do care about the wonderful people I met through this blog and who actually became dear friends (this goes out to you: Alice, Jonas and of course Ophelia) and most of all I do care about you; you guys who take the time to read this (or just look at the pictures, I won't judge) and be so great and smart and very cool. Thank you for the four beautiful years and let's hope there may come even more.

Love,
Ibe

Monday, 7 April 2014

botanical garden

Hello! Today, I had a very nice day at the botanical garden in Antwerp today with Alice. We spent the afternoon talking, sketching plants, looking at the cacti, eating coconut and blueberries and taking photo's oh and I also picked up this really cute highwaisted jeans skirt at American Apparel! Perfect afternoon if you ask me. And I  took some outfit photo's there. My outfit wasn't that special today because uhm effort and also a two hour train ride so I am sorry. I've been wearing lots of black and white lately which is probably my stubborn character ignoring the fact that it is spring and that everyone is wearing pastels right now.
(I wish I knew what my hand was doing in this photo)
Wearing a black fisherman sweater from American Apparel (stolen from my sister), a striped black and white Topshop croptop (underneath the sweater), Urban Renewal jeans dungarees AGAIN, Babar patch is dead-stock from an old sewing shop, random tights (spot the run, such a professional fashion blogger), Fjallraven Kanken Classic, second hand Adidases.

I was so happy when I found this Babar patch! It was one of my favorite cartoons when I was younger and I remember watching it at my grandmum's on early sunday mornings. Also am I Ezra Koenig yet? 
The amazing Alice (click that link) took these photo's and you should go check out her blog

That's all for now.
But there are some exciting things coming up soon!
Love,
Ibe

Friday, 14 March 2014

morning light & pretty jewelry


Hello! So I am back with a new post after a week of skiing and a week of being ill (that's what you get when you breathe in a hotel). I had so much fun in Italy skiing and eating amazing food and catching up on sleep and tanning (yes I know I don't tan but I enjoy the idea of tanning). But Belgium isn't so bad at the moment either! Spring is finally coming and it is quite sunny. Not that I could enjoy the weather because uhm I was being under it - the weather that is. When I finally felt better today I started taking some photos of the jewelry that the really sweet people of Vintage Store sent me. And the lightning in my room was really pretty this morning so yay!
VintageStore's business card (loving the fonts). And in the background you might see my beloved Catcher in the Rye poster which is one of the favorite things in my room.
All the items I picked: an 80's ring with a beautiful green stone: I've wanted a pretty stone ring for a long time and I like the fact that it is a light greenish shade because I think it would look cool with an all black outfit and then just a little bit of colour. Next item: a vintage moon broche: In my humble opinion the moon surely is one of the most fascinating objects ever. Space in general and  the moon in special. I don't really know why. But what I do know is the NASA moon photos up on my walls have an eerie attraction, that my tumblr is full of moon pictures (and I even have a moon cursor) and that the crescent emoji is my most frequent used emoji. So long story short: I most definitely had to pick this broche. And I absolutely love it! Moving on to the last item: a pair of vintage gold earrings. I have been looking for hoops like this for a while now and I love them but the really tiny delicate ones are still on my wishlist so if anyone knows a place where I can buy them cheap let me know!
I don't think I've already told you guys that I now have three ear piercings in my left ear. So this is my ear situation right now. Gold hoop that Vintagestore sent me, silver moon earring (see more moon obsessing) is from a really really really weird shop that kind of sells everything and is owned by an even weirder man and the red fake ruby one is the earring that I got my ear pierced with and I kind of like it so I am leaving it in. Oh and the sweater is something I found in a little souvenir shop in the village where we went skiing! It must have been gathering dust there for ages and they gave me a huge reduction on it because it fluffs a little bit. But it is super cozy and a classic navy sweater has been on my wishlist for a long time!
Close up of the ring. Look how pretty aaaaah I feel like together with this ring (the one on the left and is it just me or have my hands grown a lot in one year??) it could become my signature ring, because I like wearing at least one ring every day.
My babies modeling my new jewelry.
On a different note: I finally got my hands on a pair of classic Adidases. Found them in a secondhand shop for 15 euros! I love how they are already worn in (don't worry I washed them before wearing them) because new sneakers feel so awkward and make me pretty uncomfortable.

Oh and before I forget, I wrote a new article for Teenkicks (in Dutch, sorry) about the best Belgian bands You can read it here if you want to.

Love,
Ibe