13 INSTRAGRAMMERS TO FOLLOW | My InstaList

Lately I have been very active on Instagram and Pinterest, but not so much on WordPress. My subscription payment reminded me I should probably not let this blog die out and so I thought of jumpstarting this page again with some inspiring people.

So basically this list contains a couple of Instapages that inspire and fascinate me, by people who I think are making an impact (be it style-wise, ecological, spiritual, cultural, visual…). Most of them are chasing their dreams with a camera and pretty much all of them are really busy claiming their spot in this world by being their unique selves. I’m all about their vision and mission, and I hope the world will get to know them and I hope this way I can contribute a bit to that.

This is a pretty subjective list of course. You don’t have to agree with what I find fascinating, but who knows, you might think these Instagram accounts are worth a follow and spend a couple of hours exploring their IG mosaic.

It’s a pretty small selection. Mainly featured the ones, I thought were pretty special. To those who do trust my taste… enjoy. Those who don’t, you can always leave suggestions in the comments. I’ll check them out and maybe they make the cut for the next post.

LIFE + STYLE / Fashion statement

@mr.erbil

Some really stylish gents from Kurdistan. Hands down one of my favourite pages. Also, check out the amazing women and style goddesses they feature as ‘Thursday Woman’s inspiration‘.

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@strangewomensociety

Really curious and really fun. And are you really BFF’s if you don’t support your babes with this shirt? Also planning to start my own clan with this pin.

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@TheOutrageOnline

Not quite sure whether to put these activists under Fashion Statement, because they are more about the Statement than the Fashion, but it’s in there and they mention that they make apparel for ‘lovers of equality’. Pins did obviously make a comeback. Yeay for that. I don’t have enough skin to get a tattoo everytime I want to express myself, so pins are a good and slightly less permanent add-on. Also the reason tote bags need to stay happening

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@Mr.K Tattoo

But if you do prefer tattoos to make your statement. This guy has the most elegant, detailed and intricate tattoos I’ve ever seen and yes, I need them everywhere. Definitely check out the rest of his IG for his amazing work.

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@StudioMucci

As statements go Studio Mucci is definitely one… If you have a vision, spread it, and Amina Mucciolo did just that. She likes things colourful and you better know it. When you feel yourself going to a dark place (and you prefer not to be there, because sometimes you just have to be in a dark place… I feel ya), go to her happy place and get your shot of rainbow love. Dark soul exorcism.

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@The_Mari__McQueen

Shemari K. Banks knows style and is not afraid to show you. Follow him at his blog Maison de vêtements.

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@WomansTouchApparel

They are in your face and does fashion still come in a different colour than activism? I’m all for it, though I haven’t seen much of it in the street, but one thing is for sure: they slay.  It’s almost my birthday, so someone get me that trench.

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CULTURE / Discovering culture, confetti and vintage

@TheYoungEmpire

They put young black talent in the spotlight. Be it business, politics, entertainment, sport or fashion, or make that ‘slashes’, because some of these talents crossover into multihyphen career directions. They nail it everytime. Very inspiring and finger on the pulse.

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@The_Confetti_Project

“Dousing amazing humans with confetti + exploring what they celebrate” It’s all there in their bio. What’s not to love? (They should probably meet the woman behind Studio Mucci. Just a thought.)

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@mcdamnright

This guy is trying to Save the Sixties (and doing an amazing job btw) and calls himself a ‘mid-century purist’. Check out his work on the Save the Sixties site and see how you can contribute to the project.

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PHOTOGRAPHY / The Imagineers

@sezyilmaz

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@Othmanoua

I include this ‘Belgian-Moroccan Dreamer’ because I’ve been a fan of his pictures for a while now. Mainly because my beloved Brussels is usually in the frame, but Othman travels around and seems to snap the world in all his glory.

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@kaetscheparis

She travels around and you can come with her in the strange Alice in Wonderland that this dimension is. For more of her colourful personality, go to her Tumblr account.

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Foxy Saxophone Lady @ MoMu & Dries Van Noten

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Profession?

Salesperson @ Veritas

What are you wearing & where from?

Pants and shirt from H&M, shoes vintage, accessories Zara.

Favourite designer & style inspiration?

Can’t choose! Dries Van Noten, Marni, A.F. Vandevorst, An Demeulemeester, Stella McCartney,…  I like ethnic and eclectic designs as well as minimalistic.

I like doing my own thing. Of course when I had the money my closet would be 50% Dries Van Noten…

What if you were an animal which one would you be?

I can’t choose between a cat and a fly.
I like cats because they don’t care what you think and they do what they like. I like the ‘in your face attitude’ of felines.
Living as a fly would be very interesting, you can sneak around and find out other people’s dirty little secrets. On the other hand, they don’t live very long. So, to answer this question, I’d like to be a cat.

What artist inspires you?

I respect artists such as Vincent van Gogh, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, saxophone player Candy Dulfer,… Because they express feelings, thoughts, words,… through their art. And not only theirs, they represent our thoughts, our believes,… And of course they are SO incredibly talented!

What piece of clothing/accessory would you be?

An African inspired necklace. I like the colours and happiness that shines out of it.

What if you were a movie?

Into the wild.

What song would you be?

“Don’t worry, be happy…”

What if you were a city?

Paris! No doubt about that. Nice people, beautiful buildings (musée de louvre) and a perfect combo between interesting things to do and peace.

What’s your favorite quote?

A day not having fun is a day that you didn’t live.

What’s your favorite place to hide from the world?

I have two:  my room, with candles and yoga music and in a vintage store.

If you met an interesting stranger, what would you whisper in his/her ear?

Go to Paris with me…

Secret tips on where to get inspiration?

I see inspiration everywhere. When I see a happy kid on the street, but I also find inspiration in magazines, when I travel, listen to music. I believe that, when you open your eyes, you can see so many little things that other people can’t see and that makes me smile.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

I wish I could fly…

Who or what do you want to be when you grow up?

A happy person, not bittered. A good mother maybe. A person who is loved. And a better saxophone player! I think the process of becoming your best self is NEVER finished…

Secret ambitions?

To see the world. Learn from the people who are close to me, and, once again, to be a better and better saxophone player.

 

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2014

Nothing delights the inner streetspotter in me more than to see a creatively dressed, misunderstood artist wandering down the street or palavering in a colourful bar. Imagine my excitement when the first images of the Burberry Prorsum RTW fall line for men hit my little laptop screen. A catwalk filled with the gorgeous reincarnations of early 20th century British painters.

According to the designer, Christopher Bailey, who is also the brand’s chief creative officer and chief executive-designate, the line was inspired by artists such as Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Duncan Grant.

“Painters on a journey, romantic painters with a masculine point of view, and the artists’ efforts at self-expression.”

For the full slideshow you can click the link below:

Slideshow Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Men

Long patterned scarves, classic coats with a twist, chunky sweaters and silk shirts dominated the intriguing look. But also, attention to detail must be given. Not only is it hard to overlook the big leather and suede bags the models carried around,but also the city street map and floral prints that were used to create the fabric’s patterns are quite interesting and amusing. I am glad to see it come back as a theme in the fall line for women as well.

The Burberry Prorsum fall line for women is also all about texture, but had more of a “Downton Abbey” vibe to it. And again attention to detail was payed. The whole line is a patchwork of all kinds of fabric and unusual patterns in odd, but fascinating combinations:

Horse blanket jacquard coats with contrasting geometric patterns, all woven in Scotland; jackets with needle punch embroidery; chunky ribbed knits fashioned into bombers, and voluminous fox-fur sleeves on shearling jackets.” – wwd.com

Again the quirky designs complete the collection. T-shirts, blouses and coats with local landmarks and citymaps printed on them, keep the look light and fresh. While the creative and playful use of textiles and colours keeps it interesting and gives the whole collection a bit of an edge.

To see the full collection, watch the link to the WWD slideshow below:

Slideshow Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Women

 

Source : http://www.wwd.com

 

DKNY pre-fall 2014

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With DKNY turning 25, we can still see the urban approach of Donna Karan. I’m a huge fan of the sporty-chic shapes of this new collection. They also throw a question “ pizza or caviar?” on a shirt. It represents the choice between contemporary-priced DKNY or the designer label Donna Karan. Here below you can see my favorite looks:

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Bicycles are going couture

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For all the environmental-friendly and economic “fashionistas” something you certainly can be happy about. I have to be honest I never liked biking (hate it actually) but after seeing these:

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Fendi

Fendi

Hermes

Hermes

and considering the following advantages:

1. It’s the chicest way to get around the city.
2. Fantastic exercise for burning calories and getting a good looking ass
3. Relieving the stress and feeling free
4. Sometimes it’s the fastest way to get somewhere

 I definitely want one!!! Are you convinced?

PS. Don’t forget to lock your precious bike!

Price: 8000 to 28000 euros, but if you don’t want so spent so much money you can still customize your own bike!

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A Shaded View on Fashion Film (ASVOFF6) is coming to Antwerp!

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Fashion critic, photographer, designer, filmmaker,journalist and part of the first generation of bloggers… let me present you Diane Pernet, an American based in Paris. While contributing to some of the most highly-acclaimed fashion magazines and pioneering online media, Pernet launched ASVOFF in 2008. It’s a festival of short films and videos from around the world exploring themes of fashion, beauty and style. ASVOFF starts in Paris but goes around the world.

It’s the first time that the event is coming to Antwerp. The sixth edition of ASVOFF will take place on 15th and 16th of october, after the première at the Centre Pompidou during Paris fashion week.
It will be showed in the AMUZ  situated in and around the 17th century baroque St. Augustine Church, located in the centre of Antwerp.

ASVOFF6 ANTWERP is organized in collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum

“We all wear clothes, we all go to movies. I want people outside of fashion to watch these films. You don’t have to be a fashion person to enjoy a good fashion film”

When?
Wednesday, October 16 from 19 – 23 pm (free entrance but reservation is required)
Tel: +32 3470 27 70 – asvoff@momu.be.

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Let’s go swimming…

unicorn-girl-full_largeAs Summer started in Belgium… yeah probably not for long, So for those who are going on vacation OR for those who are going TO CULTURE CLUB >>>>13.07 Closing Night<<<<<<

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I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite swimwear…

Dia1Dia2Dia3Dia41. Wildfox
2. Topshop
3. We are handsome
4. Filles à papa
5. Filles à papa
6. LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ
7. Wilfox
8. Nasty gal

Givenchy Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Ad Campaign

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Creative director Riccardo Tisci nailed it again. You all noticed the sweatshirt hype of the previous season. After the Rottweiler, now the Bambi sweater!

Amanda Seyfried announced as the new face for Givenchy’s Irresistible fragrance is also in the brand’s newest campaign for Fall/Winter 2013-14. Dressed in a Bambi sweater and floral pants, and holding a Bambi clutch.

The campaign includes also Carine Roitfeld and her daughter Julia and Mariano Ontanon.

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Bomber Jackets

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Bomber jackets invented in 1950 by the  U.S. Army Air Corps are actually so hot right now.  It’s perfect for creating a cool and fresh look. There are many ways to wear them but i suggest to go for a feminine look, you can combine it with a dress or a skirt and heels.

Kudy Bomber- Filles à Papa

Kudy Bomber- Filles à Papa

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Kudy Bomber- Filles à Papa

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Cara Delevigne

Cara Delevigne

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