dinsdag 4 augustus 2015

OUTFIT: The Karl Daily

On Sunday I was invited to the GAB show rooms in Ternat for the GAB fashion and food festival, read the report here. It was a sunny day so I decided to wear my new H&M scuba skirt and Ted Baker blouse. Lately I bought so many gorgeous new items, I totally forgot about doing my shop logs lately! I felt super comfortable wearing this outfit. And let's be real, what colour combination than black and white would be better to read the Karl Daily? ;-)

NL: Afgelopen zondag was ik uitgenodigd in de GAB showrooms in Ternat voor het GAB fashion and food festival, lees het verslag hier. Het was een zonnige dag en dus besloot ik om mijn nieuwe H&M scuba rokje en nieuwe Ted Baker blouse te dragen. De laatste tijd kocht ik zoveel prachtige items maar ben de shoplogs helemaal vergeten! Maar laten we eerlijk zijn, welke kleurencombinatie is beter dan zwart en wit om The Karl Daily te lezen? ;-)

Q: How do you feel about my outfit?

I'm wearing

blouse: Ted Baker by Goldie Hasselt  // skirt: H&M // bag: Louis Vuitton // sandals: Steve Madden // sunglasses: Prada // watch: Michael Kors // bracelet: Supertrash // ring: H&M

maandag 3 augustus 2015

EVENT: GAB Food & Fashion Festival

July has been a very quiet month fashion wise, luckily the start of August immediately brought some excitement. Yesterday I was invited to the GAB headquarters for a fashion and food festival. At noon my bff Anouk and I headed to Ternat (nearby Brussels) with the lovely sun accompanying us. We were welcomed very warmly. GAB represents brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein and Pepe Jeans. I was impressed by both the GAB showrooms and the SS16 collections. The showrooms were spread over a villa, an old warehouse and a pop-up tent. The handbags from Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein made my heart skip a beat. Next summer we will continue to wear soft colours and lots of suede. Afterwards we enjoyed some festival vibes with lots of food (Indian, Hamburgers, coffee and ice cream) and drinks. Below you get an impression of my day.

NL: Juli was een rustige maand op modegebied, gelukkig bracht het begin van augustus meteen wat spanning. Gisteren was ik uitgenodigd op het GAB hoofdkwartier voor een food and fashion festival. Tegen de middag zakten mijn bff Anouk en ik af naar Ternat (Brussel) vergezeld door een zalig zonnetje. We werden warm verwelkomd. GAB vertegenwoordigt merken zoals Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein en Pepe Jeans. Ik was eg onder de indruk van zowel de GAB showrooms als de SS 16 collecties. De showrooms lagen verspreid over een villa, een oud pakhuis en een pop-up tent. De handtassen van Karl Lagerfeld en Calvin Klein wisten mijn hart te stelen. Volgende zomer zullen we nog steeds veel zachte kleuren en suède dragen. Daarna genoten Anouk en ik van het ware festivalgevoel met veel eten (Indisch, hamburgers, koffie en ijs) en drankjes. Hieronder krijg je een impressie van mijn dag.

zondag 2 augustus 2015

FASHION: Outfits July recap

A lot of bloggers do a recap of their outfits from the past month. I always enjoy reading these kind of posts so I thought why not introduce it to Dressing in Labels as well. Time flies by so fast and it's always good to look back on what you've accomplished. Which is your favourite outfit?

NL: Veel bloggers maken elke maand een overzicht van hun outfits van de afgelopen maand. Ik vind dit soort artikelen altijd interessant om te lezen en dacht: "Waarom introduceer ik dit ook niet op Dressing in Labels?". Tijd vlieg zo snel voorbij en het kan nooit kwaad om eens terug te kijken op wat je bereikt hebt. Welke outfit is jouw favoriet?

vrijdag 31 juli 2015

TRAVEL: Venice

In the previous blogpost I told you everything about Verona, today Venice is up. My parents and I were staying in Salò (Lake Garda). Normally we visit cities by car but this time we chose to go by train because this was advised to us. We rode about one hour to Desenzano and to take a pre-ordered train. The train ride took about another 1,5h. It was very comfortable though with good airco and spacious seats. We also took the train back on a pre-fixed hour. Because of that we only had 5 hours in Venice which was way too less.

Finding the way from the train station to Piazza San Marco was not that hard since there were signposts everywhere. The other way around was another story. The route to San Marco made you pass by some gorgeous views although I think you can find those views pretty much everywhere in Venice ;-) I was totally mesmerized by the gondolas, too bad my parents didn't want to engage in this activity. Who wants to go back with me to Venice to ride a gondola?

I have to admit that the closer we got to the Piazza San Marco, the more I started to panic. When I was in Venice as a child, there were so many pigeons. Thumbs up to Venice for cleaning the square up. I have a huge fear for birds for those who didn't know yet. The San Marco basilica is gorgeous but unfortunately we didn't have time to enter. Another reason to go back to Venice I guess.

Right behind Piazza San Marco a lot of luxury brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Dior,... have a flagship store. These flagship stores are quite big in comparison to the ones in Rome, I think only Milan does better. In this area we also had lunch at the Hardrock Café. Being mid-way through our Italian holiday, I craved non-Italian food. So the change brought on by the hamburgers of the Hardrock Café was very welcome.

Afterwards we shopped a bit in the other streets with little boutiques. All too soon it was time to take the train back to Desenzano. I can really advise a citytrip to Venice but you will need at least two days to get everything done. Taking the train was a very comfortable experience, too bad about the pre-fixed hours.

Q: Have you ever been to Venice? Did you like visiting Venice?

woensdag 29 juli 2015

TRAVEL: Verona

One of the cities that had been on my must-visit list for so long, was Verona. After my holiday at Lake Garda I can finally cross it from my bucket list. We were in Verona for one day and I feel this was sufficient to see the main attractions and do some shopping. We went by car, traffic was not too busy and we parked right underneath the Roman arena. 

The Roman Arena (picture 1 and 6) is one of the top attractions of the city. A couple of years ago I already visited the Colosseum in Rome. If you have been to the Colosseum before going to the Arena in Verona, the Arena might disappoint a bit. Somehow the horror of the gladiator fights is not really brought across to the visitor in my opinion.

The romantic souls amongst us of course know Verona from the story of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet's home (picture 3, 4 and 5) is right in the centre of the city. A picture with the statue of Juliet and a visit to the famous balcony are some must-do's.

The sweet tooth's have to go to Galeteria Venchi or Pasticceria Flego. Venchi (picture 2 and 7) offers everything from ice cream to mixed fruit and from waffles to frozen fruit ice creams. I opted for the latter and the kiwi taste was to die for. The window from Pasticceria Flego (picture 9) immediately caught my eye displaying some super delicious macaron's. 

Verona is also a shopper's paradise: with high end stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Chain stores such as H&M and Zara are not that popular in Italy but you can find both in Verona, which proves that it's one of the most important cities of Italy. My inside tip: Italian brands such as Atos Lombardini, Patrizia Pepe and Pinko are about €100 cheaper, on top of that there was also a 50% sale. I brought home a gorgeous pink maxi dress from Atos Lombardini. Can't wait to show you!

Q: Have you ever been to Verona?

dinsdag 28 juli 2015

OUTFIT: Sunset

The past weekend has been so hectic. Friday and Saturday evening I caught up with some of my friends. On Sunday I experienced one of the most exciting days of my life: I was in Paris to see the finish of the Tour de France live. I have such an admiration for these athletes. After all cycling is one of the hardest sports in the world. Would you be interested to see some pictures from my day in Paris?

This outfit was not shot in Paris, unfortunately it was not that sunny. This is the outfit I wore on my last night at Lake Garda. The dress I'm wearing is from Liu Jo and is already about 6 years old. This proves that some pricier brands are definitely worth their money. Of course my new Prada sunnies couldn't be left out in these pictures. 

NL: Afgelopen weekend was erg hectisch. Vrijdag- en zaterdagavond sprak ik af met enkele vrienden die ik niet meer gezien had na mijn vakantie. Afgelopen zondag was dan weer één van de meest geweldige dagen uit mijn leven. Ik was in Parijs om de aankomst van de Tour de France live mee te maken. Ik heb zoveel bewondering voor deze atleten. Wielrennen is dan ook één van de zwaarste sporten in de wereld. Zouden jullie graag een verslagje lezen over mijn dag in Parijs?

Deze outfit heb ik niet geshoot in Parijs, zo zonnig was het er helaas niet. Deze outfit droeg ik tijdens mijn laatste avond aan het Gardameer. De jurk, die ik aan had, is van Liu Jo en is al een zestal jaar oud. Dit bewijst dat de ietsjes duurdere merken ook vaak hun geld waard zijn. Natuurlijk kon mijn nieuwe Prada zonnebril ook niet in het plaatje ontbreken. 

I'm wearing:

dress: Liu Jo // sandals: Steve Madden // bag: Louis Vuitton // sunglasses: Prada // earrings: Swarovski // necklace: Swarovski // watch: Michael Kors // ring: Just Cavalli