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Having a Bad Day? Listen To This Song And You’ll Feel So Much Better!

Published November 18, 2014 by The Feminist


Dedicated readers of this blog will probably know by now that I’m a true admirer of the God-like über man that is Bruno Mars (Correction: dedicated followers will probably be sick already of all my Bruno adoration!). Although my inner Bruno-fan has been hibernating for these past few months, I think it is about time to unleash that crazy fan once more.


Because my imaginary lover has just released his collaboration with the brilliant Mark Ronson.

“Uptown Funk” is without a doubt the best song you will have heard in months – nay – years! It’s funky, it’s groovy and with sassy, albeit not particularly deep, lyrics like “uptown funk gon’ give it to ya” and “gotta kiss myself, so pretty” these two wonder boys truly make my ovaries tingle.

Even if you’re not a Bruno or Ronson fan, this song has everything (ev-er-y-thing!) to bring a smile to your face. A smile so ridiculously large, people might start to wonder whether something is wrong with you. (At least that was how people were looking at me when I was grocery shopping a couple of hours ago.)

Seriously, dear readers. If this song doesn’t become a huge/massive/ record-breaking hit, I’m honestly going to move to another planet.Interstellar-style.

Fo realz.

The Best and Worst from the 2014 BRIT Awards: Brilliant Bastille and Harry Styles’ Toilet Break

Published February 20, 2014 by The Feminist

I love the BRIT Awards. I love the Britishness of it all, I  adore the constant Harry Styles’ bashing and I am smitten with the fact that you can swear as much as you like without actually giving a shit.

Yes, the BRIT Awards are awesome. So let’s start this very subjective recap, shall we?

PS: Since the BRIT Awards were a show of awesome ups and hilarious downs, I thought it would be appropriate to make a clear BEST vs. WORST distinction.

WORST: “Sorry, I was having a wee”


For the second year in a row, One Direction won the Global Success Award but when the boys went on stage to accept the award, someone was missing. Yes, I’m talking about the idiot with the silly exploding hair. When Harry Styles finally managed to make it to the stage, sounding somewhat exhausted, he said the following phenomenally idiotic words: “Sorry, I was having a wee, the toilets are ages away.”

Yeah right. Nice try, Harry. Nice try.

BEST: James Corden’s hilarious jokes about Harry Styles’ toilet break

Gotta love James Corden’s naughty remarks! Straight after One Direction accepted the award, Corden delightfully quipped: “ Yeah, right. He couldn’t even wait until the end of the show”


And later, when Corden introduced the Best British Single Award, he revisited Harry’s weird toilet-timing by brilliantly stating “My money was on Harry Styles (winning this award), but after what just happened in the toilet…”

Double Hilarious!

If you thought the Harry Styles bashing was over, you were in for a treat! Because when Corden was strolling around the audience and spotted Harry he added as a final funny sneer: “I don’t care what you were doing in there, as long as you’re careful.”

Triple Hilarious!

BEST: Pharell’s Hat was back!


I’m actually growing quite fond of it

WORST: Bruno’s Hat

The BRIT Awards 2014 - Show

Dear Bruno,

You know how much I love you, your music, your performances and everything that involves you thrusting your hips in a certain direction, but your silly hat really annoyed me last night.

Congrats on the BRIT Award, though.

BEST: Beyoncé performing XO in a stunning sparkly skin tight emerald green dress.

BRIT Beyonce

WORST: Beyoncé’s hair.

Seriously, can it look more fake than that?

BEST: Tinie Tempah looking all smoldering-hot and dapper in a three-piece polka dot(!) suit



WORST: Kylie’s dress, the Kylie- overload during the commercial breaks and … well… practically all things Kylie.


I can’t help it, but I really don’t like Kylie Minogue. I hate her over-enthusiastic behaviour on The Voice UK, I hate her perfect small feet, the commercial for Priceless Surprise (that we had to endure over and over again!)made me cringe and that latex dress with the massive bow was just…


BEST: Katy Perry’s dress and Cleopatra haircut

Katy Perry in Julien Macdonald at 2014 BRIT Awards

Even her Aztec-inspired stage outfit looked super cool!


WORST: Ellie Goulding’s sense of style

Her red carpet dress already made my blood boil (princess dress gone rogue!)


But the outfit she wore while performing her hit Burn truly gave me a heart attack.

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Although I completely adored the fancy golden bra, I was too tormented by the sight of that horrible white short to appreciate the splendidness of it all.

BEST: Bastille. Oh my…


I may not have mentioned this before but I am a huge Bastille fan. ( “Huge” as in: I-would-gladly-wave-my- bra -in –the-air-to-get-their-attention huge)The performance they gave last night was unbelievably exhilarating and all those drums really got my blood pumping.

Luckily for me, I will be seeing Bastille live on stage on my birthday. Yes, my birthday! They’ll be coming to Belgium on March 11 to give a concert and guess who will be attending? Moi! Talking about an amazing birthday present!

However, there is something that would make my birthday even more special… if lead singer Dan (Isn’t he just adorable?)could sing Happy Birthday in front of the entire audience for me.

That isn’t too much to ask, is it? 😉

So, dear Bastille

If any of you guys is reading this: My name is Eveline and I will be turning 23 on March 11.

Much appreciated!

15 reasons why a Bruno Mars concert is better than sex

Published October 18, 2013 by The Feminist


The Moonshine Jungle Tour. Just the title of his tour alone creates a mysterious vibe of awesomeness and sheer sublimity. Needless to say that when I went to see Bruno Mars in Antwerp last night, it was indescribably amazing. I can honestly say that it was the best concert I’ve ever been to in my entire life! And I’ve been to quite a few, trust me.
When the concert was over and the audience was heading towards the exit, I heard someone say:
“He’s the new Michael Jackson!”
A couple of minutes later my friend said: “Even I can’t move my hips like that!”
And then another woman added: “Everyone should have a Bruno Mars at home!”
I think it’s safe to say that every single woman in the audience- and a few men, I’m sure- fell in love with him that night. I don’t blame them. Hell, I’m one of them!
And here’s why:
1. He is hot!
Like… smokin’ hot. My BFF shouted in my ear after the first song: “He’s way better looking in real life than on TV!” She was so right. And even on TV he’s already of an insane level of hotness, so imagine how crazy we all got when we discovered he was hotter than a Scotch Bonnet chilli pepper!


2. His music gets you dancing!
It was simply impossible not to let the groove get in! The ‘Treasure’-dance routine included!
3. There is never a dull moment!
His music goes from rock to reggae, from soul to disco, from heavy dancing to acoustic serenades… There is so much variety in his show, you would almost start to think you’re on this crazy LSD trip through Disneyland!
4. His smile!

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5. You scream and sing your lungs out without even considering you might look like a complete retard.
I seriously needed cough drops afterwards. Enough said.
6. The little dance choreos with the band are so cute.
Bruno Mars and his crew are off the charts with their impeccably synchronized and awesome dance moves!


7. Bruno plays the drums like a pro!

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8. The way he moves is so sexy!
Forget J.T, people! If there is one fellow out there who can really make you drool from utter delight by simple moving his hips, it is my man Bruno!
9. He’s a vocal superstar!
Seriously, after all that dancing, jumping around and what not, his voice still doesn’t crack!
10. Philip Lawrence is hilarious!

And absolutely brilliant!


11. His hair!

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Like… wow!
12. When he started “Marry Me”, the audience turned into a group of love struck chirpy teenagers!
Yes, I even bet some husbands who were forced to come to the concert were silently grinning with glee…
13. Gorilla
This is by far the sexiest song he ever wrote and during his show the musical genius saved the best for last. The grand finale was a show stopping performance –with palm trees and a dangerous looking gorilla- in which he passionately declared how much he wanted to get down and dirty… I’m sure everyone at that moment wanted to bang on his chest-Bang! Bang!- like a Gorilla 😉

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14. He’s such a player… and we love him for it!
When he shouted “Do you love me?” , the audience went absolutely… utterly… irrevocably… mental! I actually thought at one point that I was going to lose all self-control and throw my bra at him…
I didn’t. But the fact that I even considered it, says a lot!
15. The Bruno hip thrust!
Michael Jackson grabbed his crotch, but Bruno has a far more appealing way of letting us know he’s feeling … euhm… in the mood.

With every thrust I could practically hear ovaries exploding everywhere!

Feel Good Friday: De-Stress your Weekend with these Happy Songs

Published October 4, 2013 by The Feminist

It’s almost weekend: A time usually associated with peaceful tranquility, joyful bliss and the –what I like to call- “art of doing nothing”. It is a truth so damn evident that we often seem to take it for granted. Tell me something, dear readers: when was the last time you actually had a relaxing weekend?


Hu? Hu? Hu?

i don't know

My guess is that it was a very long time ago. Instead you probably always end up with a hectic frenzy, trying to cram as many chores as possible into those two days and sabotaging your mental health with a ridiculously long to-do list. Don’t get me wrong, organizing one or two weekend endeavors can indeed be quite beneficial for your social life, but you have to make sure that between all the social activities, you still have some time left for the most important person on the planet: yourself.

This is where the following song list comes in, because what better way to de-stress your weekend than with a soundtrack of happy music? Promise me something: when you come home from the office or school this evening, take off your shoes, open up a bottle of Pinot Noir (or something stronger, I don’t care as long as it makes you happy)and put on a couple of happy tunes. I can assure you that –all of a sudden- you will be in a spiritual state of blissful happiness!

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1) I just wanna make love to you- Etta James

No comment. This is just the BEST.SONG.EVER! Forget Coca Cola Light! With this song, you won’t need caffeine to get absurdly happy!

2) Age- Lianne La Havas

Doesn’t this song just make you giggle? The music video is super cute, the melody is superbly cheerful and the lyrics are spot on: “Is it such a problem if he’s old? As long as he does whatever he is told!” So in the very hypothetical situation that Hugh Jackman, George Clooney or Johnny Depp would stand on my doorstep, I at least have some very appropriate lyrics to fall back on 😉

3) Treasure- Bruno Mars

I really can’t see why you wouldn’t looove this song! It has all the right elements to make you smile: sweet lyrics, good funky beat, crazy-ass dance moves and a ridiculously hot singer.
“Pretty girl, you should be smiling!” Oh Bruno, I most certainly am!

4) L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

If there ever was such a thing as “My life: the Movie” this would so be the soundtrack. This is by far the best cheer-up song on the planet!

5) Talk Dirty- Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz

Admittedly, after a couple of glasses of Pinot Noir all social restraints seem to have left my body and all I want to do is shake my booty in a very Miley Cyrus-like way. *Blush* But hey, it’s Friday night, the weekend has just begun and it is after all supposed to be “me-time”, right? So go ahead, girl! Shake what ya mamma gave ya!

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Red Carpet Fashion at the VMAs

Published August 26, 2013 by The Feminist

There is a fine line between looking alluringly sexy and looking like an ordinary tramp; a line a lot of celebrities crossed last night at the 2013 VMAs. (Yes, Miley Cyrus, you were one of them.) There were such copious amounts of cleavage, exuberantly long legs, and lots of bare skin, one would almost forget the real purpose behind this tacky parade: the music.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a bit of provocative sexiness, but I do believe you can still pull the sexy card without completely getting undressed. At least leave something to the imagination, people! (yes, I’m talking to you, Miley Cyrus!)
So, are you ready to see some figure-hugging, skin-showing, tight-ass-flaunting outfits?
Here we go!
Is it just me, or did someone rip off a part of Selena Gomez’ dress? Although my first reaction was: “God I want that bra!”, I would like to add that this year’s fashion trend of showing glimpses of lingerie is supposed to be “peek-a-boo” not “in-your-face”.

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I don’t know how I feel about Ciara’s Givenchy dress. On the one hand, I think she looks absolutely gorgeous, theatrical and glamourous, but on the other hand… the dress could have done with a tiny bit more pearls on her bum, you know what I mean?

vma ciara givenchy

Then there was Ashanti. She decided to wrap her body in a scarf. This proves yet again that scarves belong around your neck, not around your boobs.

vma ashanti

At this point of the evening, Miley Cyrus was still relatively acceptably dressed. We had no idea what was yet to follow… (And seriously, girl: you should fire your hair stylist!)


During the show, however, she changed into something more “comfortable”. I’m sure Miley is a lovely girl and all, but jeeeezus Christ, what was she thinking?

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This leads me to the best moment of the entire night: a moment that truly captures how everyone felt when they saw Miley Cyrus’ performance. Just look at the reaction of Will Smith and his family:

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Luckily for all of us, there were some female artists who understood that you can be sexy and wear clothes at the same time! Phew!
I absolutely adore Taylor Swift’s outfit! She looks extremely elegant and glamourous.

vma taylor swift

Naya Rivera looked stunning in her black cut-out dress! This is by far the best example of how a good figure-hugging dress that shows off your curves and the right amount of cut-outs in the right places can make you look totally smokin’ without looking like a Moulin Rouge prostitute.

vma naya rivera

Rita Ora looked sensational! Yes, she showed a lot of leg, ànd a lot of cleavage, but it was still very graceful (read: I didn’t choke on my brownie when I saw her, something that can’t be said about … yes, you Miley Cyrus!)

vma rita ora

Lady Gaga’s red carpet dress was rather modest compared to some bizarre showstoppers she has worn before…

vma lady gaga

But then she must have seen Miley Cyrus’ performance and must have thought: “I can do better.”

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Since the female red carpet looks left a lot to be desired, I thought it would be better to focus on the dudes instead.
Macklemore looked so incredibly cool in his minty suit!

vma macklemore

Talking about looking all dashing and knight-in-shining-armor-perfect: It’s Darren Criss in what could possibly be the best suit colour I’ve ever seen!

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

My boy Bruno Mars won two VMAs last night, one for best Male Video (Locked out of Heaven) and one for best choreography (Treasure). He looks happy!

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By the way, did you see his performance of his new single “Gorilla”? It was so hot, I was literally like this during his entire performance:


Now you mention it, there were some other yummy fellas in the house last night!

vma one direction

Don’t they just make you giggle?
Of course, not all men were dressed to impress. Some wore something really weird (yes, you J.T.), some wore something really boring (yes, you Drake!) and some wore something that was just yuck! (Yes, you Robin Thicke!)

vma robin thicke
“You know you want it”.

Eh… No thanks.

I’m spending Valentine’s Day with Bruno Mars! … Well, sort of

Published February 8, 2013 by The Feminist

Unless a very handsome, charming and single gentleman pops up out of nowhere on my doorstep, it is most likely that I will not be going on a romantic lovey-dovey date on Valentine’s Day.

Do I care? Not in the slightest! Instead of spending V-Day with an average guy, wearing average clothes, who will be telling not so funny jokes and creating very awkward silences (Waaaay too many women spend their Valentines like that! Why do you keep torturing yourselves, ladies??!!) , I will be spending mine with my best friends. Drinking booze, eating chocolate and talking about girly stuff: now that is what I call the perfect (anti?) Valentine’s Day!

What my friends don’t know, however, is that I will be spending V-Day with Bruno Mars as well! …. Ssssh, don’t tell anyone!

But before you start putting your thumbs up to show your approval and before you start giving me a virtual high five, unfortunately, this is not entirely true. (Duh!) Bruno Mars has just released the official music video of “When I was your man”, which is not only the most PERFECT SONG ON THE MOTHERF***ING PLANET, Bruno looks very sexy and gentlemany (I don’t know if that is even a word, but humor me for a second 😉 ) as well!

So instead of spending V-Day with a guy who will never be able to sing you a beautiful serenade, I’ll be watching this video. If my best friends want to take a peek as well, no problem, I’ll gladly share Bruno with them. (I’m not a possessive fan 😉 )

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day, dear readers? Conventionally or Unconventionally? That is the question…

Time to drool: The sexiest men of 2012

Published December 28, 2012 by The Feminist

2012 is almost over and what would a year’s end be without the many lists of all the best things 2012 had to offer? It is time to look back and thank the universe for giving us:

• great films (Anna Karenina! Skyfall!)
• great music (Ed Sheeran! Emeli Sandé!)
• great fashion trends (leather skirts! Baroque embroidery!)

and last but definitely not least

• great men (tons and tons of them!)

The following list is very subjective and those who pay a regular visit to my blog will immediately notice that I already dedicated multiple blog posts to most of them. But hey, these guys are just immensely sexy and talented, it would be a crime not to write about them!

1) Bruno Mars: His new album is the perfect combination of energetic songs and profound lyrics and his voice is so unique it gives you goose bumps every single time. And did I mention he is ridiculously good looking too?bruno-mars-gq-01

2) Channing Tatum: recently named People’s Sexiest Man of 2012. Who am I to argue with that, right? After seeing Magic Mike, I have no doubt whatsoever that we will be seeing A LOT MORE from him in 2013!channing-tatum-moty-5

3) Darren Criss: Glee was hot in 2012 and let’s hope it will still be hot in 2013, because Darren Criss was born to be famous. I know that I keep going on and on about how fantastic he is (Seriously, the guy should get his own statue!), but sometimes the truth just needs to be told. And that truth is: He’s hot, he’s funny and he can sing. What more could you ask for? A great sense of style, maybe? Well, consider it done! 😉darren

4) Matt Bomer: A gentleman in dapper suits in White Collar (soooo sexy) and a perfectly toned stripper body in Magic Mike (even more sexy). He may be gay in real life, but he sure has a lot of female fans as well! Did you know that he is also the clear front-runner to play Christian Grey in “ Fifty Shades of Grey”? Well, I sincerely hope he gets the part!


5) Ian Somerhalder: I HATE the Twilight Saga (Why do Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart only have ONE facial expression??) but I absolutely LOVE The Vampire Diaries! And that has everything to do with Ian Somerhalder’s character Damon. He is sexy and has the most awesome sense of sarcasm, a killer combination if you ask me…Ian-3-ian-somerhalder-32631882-337-480

This was my list of favorite hotties of 2012, but who would be in your top 5? I’m definitely curious! 😉

If Christmas Shopping makes you crazy: read this!

Published December 12, 2012 by The Feminist

Christmas is just around the corner. It is a time of corny Christmas songs and kitschy decorations. It is also about buying Christmas gifts for those you love. Most people LOVE Christmas but they HATE Christmas shopping: frenzied shopping malls, overpriced gifts and –especially- a lack of inspiration. There is simply too much stuff and too little time.
So if you still haven’t decided what to give your friends and family for Christmas (and if you could use some help): here is my ultimate list of Christmas gifts!
Ps: All characters mentioned in this list are the product of my overactive imagination and are purely fictional. Any resemblance to real family members and friends is entirely coincidental. 😉

1) For your BFF:

O.P.I Limited Edition Bond-ettes Mini Set: reveal your inner Bondgirl!

2) For your older –still single but ready to mingle- brother:
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Pick-ups and Come-ons Book: a collection of original phrases to make him irresistible!

3)For your younger brother:
christmas jumper

Blue Ho Ho Ho Christmas jumper: comfy, stylish and absolutely essential for the festive season

4) For your dad:

Wineopoly: Every man loves his wine, but instead of giving your dad a bottle or two, you can opt for a more original present. Wineopoly is monopoly (duh!) where players buy favorite wines and collect grapes. It’s all fun until you’re sent to the wine cellar to age and then you’re out of the game for three turns.

5) For your mom
fridge magnet

Hugh Jackman fridge magnet: uhm… no comment

6) For your grandma
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Tony Bennett: The Classic Christmas Album: every granny loves a good crooner!

7) For your Grandpa

Crossword Mug: For someone whose perfect day starts with a mug of coffee and the morning crossword.

8) For your boyfriend

Navy Life Of Tailor polka dot bow tie: adds the perfect finishing touch to his Christmas outfit

9) For your 21 year old sister:


Bruno Mars 2013 Calendar: Maybe that only goes for me?

You can leave your hat on

Published November 16, 2012 by The Feminist
You can leave your hat on

I have a confession to make, dear readers. I have a mind-boggling, hair-raising and heart-stopping addiction to hats.

There, I said it. Luckily for me, this addiction won’t make me fat or die of lung cancer. Hence, I can indulge in my little hat frenzy as much as I want to. I love hats in all styles, textures and sizes. They are fashionable, comfy and keep you warm: three very important advantages when you want to go shopping in the middle of winter.

So join me in my hat madness and buy yourself a hat! I can assure you, you won’t regret it.

Before I forget: this post is also – and especially – directed at every fashionable man out there! Hats are the epitome of style and class: Matt Bomer, Ne-yo, Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp,…. They are, quite frankly , so sexy it hurts. So buy yourself a hat and I can guarantee: your swoon factor will shoot through the roof!

You can leave your hat on van evelineversluys met fake fur hats

Diane von Furstenberg / Mulberry wool felt hat / French Connection floppy hat, $40 / Knit hat / Pieces wool hat, $28 / Fake fur hat, $25 / H&M , $24 / Yumi knit hat, $21 / Knit hat, $16

Bruno Mars: the best thing since sliced bread

Published October 3, 2012 by The Feminist

“ Because you’re amazing just the way you are”

I still have to find a woman who doesn’t love this song. Ever since he released his album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” every girl – both young AND old – is totally smitten with Bruno Mars.  His mesmerizing smile, his cool style, his super duper hair, his ever-present hat and of course his voice and incredibly good live performances,… the list goes on!

In short, we would all gladly catch a grenade for the guy.

But that is of course old news. The reason why I am dedicating a post to Bruno Mars this week is threefold:

1)      He is on the cover of Billboard Magazine, looking all fly with his tattoos, gold jewelry, aviator shades and red shirt. (Hurray!)

2)      He has just released the first single of his second album. “Locked Out Of Heaven” is once again a song that you won’t be able to get out of your head for days. (Double Hurray!)

3)      His second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” will hit the stores on December 11th. (Triple Hurray!)

Oh yes, Bruno Mars is a mighty mighty good man!