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Wrap it Up! Be Cool, Wear a Turban!

Published May 23, 2013 by The Feminist

If you want to get noticed this summer, I have only one word for you, Ladies: TURBAN!

I love all types of head accessories. From funky hats over cute beanies to intricate twenties-style headpieces: If I can put it on my head, I simply have to have it!

The turban is no exception. It’s classy. It’s mysterious. It’s so cool it actually gives me goosebumps. (Seriously!) I’ve always thought the turban was a fantastic expression of detailed perfection, but I had never really considered trying it on in real life, because I was afraid I would look like a Sultan’s daughter. (And since I live in Belgium, that would be totally weird! 😉 )

But then Carrie Bradshaw/Sarah Jessica Parker came along.

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The way she rocked a turban in SATC2 was out of this world! Ever since I saw that movie, I can’t get the turban out of my head (pun fully intended). For years I’ve wanted to try one but I was still afraid I wouldn’t be able to pull it off.

I finally realize that worrying will get me nowhere! I am going to wear a turban this summer!And to anyone who tries to stop me:

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If some of you fellow fashionistas want to give the turban a try as well, there are many different styles you can choose from.

You can cover your entire head and stick your hair inside

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You can go for a bold printed version…

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Or a stylish black one


Or if you want to gradually grow accustomed to wearing a turban, you can start by wrapping one around your forehead. (Technically, this is not a turban but a headband, but you wussies have to start somewhere right? 😉 )

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So which version will you go for?

What my shopping trip looked like: hysteric crying, euphoric laughing and Audrey Hepburn trousers

Published April 12, 2013 by The Feminist

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A couple of days ago I wrote about a River Island outfit I absolutely adored. Loyal readers among you may remember I asked you all to join me in a “ cyber-telekinesis-séance kinda thing” to make sure that I would actually find the outfit in the River Island store…. (If you don’t recall making such a promise, click here )

Well, guess what, darlings? Your positive mojo didn’t work! I couldn’t find the awesome graphic leggings or the cute lime crop top! I walked through the shop yesterday like a crazy person: hyperventilating, almost bursting out into tears, mumbling to myself: “Fucking hell, it’s not here! Why is it not here?”

For a brief moment, I even felt the urge to throw myself down on the ground, shouting like a big baby.

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Luckily for me –and the other customers- I was able to get myself together and move on. I asked myself: What would Audrey Hepburn do?

And then I suddenly remembered one of my favorite fashion trends of this season. I have to admit that I tried to forget about this trend because I thought it would be “too fashionable” for Belgium. I’m talking about the check board print trend, inspired by none other than Marc Jacobs. I wrote about it some time ago (if you can’t remember, click here) and although it was love at first sight, I never thought I would be able to find anything that resembled the class and elegance from the Vuitton collection.

But then I went to Zara and totally found what I was looking for! A very elegant pair of checkered trousers! Audrey Hepburn style!


I also found an amazing yellow sheer blouse with a black bow to go with it and some AWESOME neon pumps!

What do you think? I can almost feel Audrey Hepburn looking down from above in approval! 😉


Hey guys: Act tough, wear pink!

Published March 20, 2013 by The Feminist

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Pastels. They are most commonly associated with women’s fashion and accessories. This spring, however, men are also allowed to wear sweet candy-coloured clothes, but instead of using the word “pastel” they prefer the term “chalky” (sounds much more butchy! 😉 )

A lot of men are reluctant to try these colours, because they believe it would make them look “gay”. But let me tell you something, male readers: there is nothing sexier than a man wearing elegant pastels chalky colours! It makes men look cool, dashing (when was the last time you’ve ever been called dashing? Unless your name is James Bond, I’m guessing NEVER! ) and incredibly gentlemen-like! I especially love chalky colours on blazers, shirts and suits.


Why can’t you guys look like these gentlemen:

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But my ultimate personal favourite has to be pastel pink. For some reason pink is thought of as the epitome of femininity. Wearing pink equals crying in public, showing your emotions or owning a Chihuahua. Pink is for woosies!

Think again, dear gentlemen! Pink represents confidence. Wearing pink means you’re brave enough to be in tough with your softer side WITHOUT losing your inner Tarzan! Wearing pink is sexy! So throw all your previous “pink is for sissies” assumptions overboard and embrace your pink-loving side! You know you want to… 😉

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Feather Fetish

Published December 21, 2012 by The Feminist
Feather Fetish

I have a confession to make, dear readers. In a fashion world where every woman is glued to her lipstick and addicted to her “slim fit”-jeans, there are a few fashionistas who take it one step further and develop a more “exotic” fashion addiction. As you may guess, I am one of them. My addiction? Feathers!  I honestly can’t stop buying feathery things: from feather embellished skirts and dresses, to feather jackets and collars. As well as feather boots, bags and earrings. My feather collection is absolutely enormous! For some absurd reason, I especially love black feathers, because they stand for both classiness and mystery. A black feather outfit is edgy, eclectic and elegant: three words that – in my humble opinion- represent me as a young woman.

In short, I am seriously infected with feather flu. 😉

But what about you? Are you a feather fan as well, or do you have another fashion addiction?

From Russia with Love: Anna Karenina’s guide to a fashionable winter

Published December 10, 2012 by The Feminist

It’s getting awfully cold outside: snowstorms, temperatures below zero and an ice cutting wind. I always find it rather difficult to dress fashionably in the heart of winter: you don’t want to die from the cold, but you don’t want to look like an Eskimo either.

But ladies and gentlemen, I have found the perfect solution! I went to see the film Anna Karenina this weekend and I was truly inspired by all the beautiful clothes. Keira Knightley’s on-screen wardrobe is simply breathtaking and, more importantly, all her clothes look so warm! Coincidence or not, a lot of designers seem to have jumped on the Russian bandwagon as well and incorporated some classic 19th-century tsarist luxury into their winter collections. The easiest way to adopt this dazzling look: buy some vintage eye catchers like faux fur hats, lace dresses, velvet gloves and dainty brooches.

In short, if you want to stay fashionable and warm this winter: GO RUSSIAN!