The minute I held my croco genuine leather Buti bag, it got under my skin! And since I finally found some spare time to put up a home photoshoot, I am going to let you see beyond its classic Hermes Birkin-like look.
The first glam rock style displays a perfect match with the real crocodile skin bracelet by Stamerra (click on the pictures to shop all featured accessories). It is harsh, tough, unconventional, yet stylish in an irresistible, edgy manner.
Whether you are or dream of being a loyal attendee of Milan’s annual Pitti Uomo or a front-seat admirer of the legendary Parisian Christian Dior catwalks, you are bound to like this:
A woman's secrets should be kept locked at all times, whereas her virtues should be revealed and - even more - intensified and accentuated. Andria Thomais' creations caress the female body closely or loosely enough to ensure that it remains mysterious and seductive at the same time. The graceful fashion designer, whom I had the pleasure to meet long ago in my hometown, plunges fashion lovers into a world of luxury and divinity.
A plain black and white entrance sign. How intriguing could such a simple combination be? But, as soon as this thought crossed my mind, a glimpse of a fairy tale bike painted completely in white, hanging from the second floor window of Jackie-Jane concept store/restaurant in Driehoeksplein Zoute, triggered my first step across the threshold.
And so, I entered a small world of absolute antitheses, of minimal but also flamboyant fashion items and an interesting mix of interior design and sculpting. Designers from all over Belgium allocated in different rooms of the villa composed a small fair - a concept already quite popular to Knokke standards. Yet, Nanouk De Cauwer Boelaert’s concept stood out in its own way.
My Facebook friends, although I did post it, indeed 'vintage' is not a feeling. But since language is a living organism which breathes and evolves alongside our own experiences, no one can claim that we, non-poets, cannot coin a term once in a while.
Admire Malle bags in a fresh breezy presentation! Having drawn my inspiration from Daria Zaytseva’s artistic photo shoots, I have assembled a series of collages to bring out the bohemian and carefree spirit of Malle bags. This summer you can be both sensual and practical. Who would have thought a woman can actually do both?
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Published in Knokke Actueel magazine summer 2015 edition.
Marianna Lagakou - Van Zandweghe