Some KiriLOVE at Maasmechelen Village – By Jasmijn Moons

I don’t think I have to introduce Belmodo to all the Belgian readers here. For those of you who are not familiar with the phenomenon: Belmodo.tv is a fashion/lifestyle online platform by Belgium’s most famous fashionista: Tiany Kiriloff. She really is an inspiration to us, because she made a professional career out of her passion for fashion!

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http://www.vogue.mx

Last saturday, Belmodo organised the Belmodo x MMV Ladies Night. A day full of shopping fun at Maasmechelen Village Chic Outlet Shopping. And I won VIP-tickets to this event! Which ment we got a goodiebag, free drinks and we got the chance to hear Tiany talk! Especially this last part got me excited. Tiany talked about where she gets inspiration for her outfits and discussed the most important trends for this summer with us. She told us how important social media like Instagram and Pinterest can be to look for fashion inspiration (something Siel and I allready know!).

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What’s not to love about Fashion events and their goodiebags!

And of course there was shopping to do! MMV is a unique place. It’s literally a village built especially for chic outlet stores (it reminded me of Disney Land at first!). When you know you like the brands that have a store there, it can be really interesting! I bought Nike sneakers with a discount on top of the outlet price, so woohoo!

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All in all great day!

InstaLove !

How I love Instagram! Facebook sometimes is a little too much ‘blablabla’ for me. IG on the other hand is TO THE POINT: you post your picture, #hashtag your way into the world and that’s it!

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Some pictures of my own account. Give me a follow on ‘sielvhm’!

But the biggest advantage of this social media is following stores and brands. You know immediately what’s new in, if there are sales or which items are very popular. And all you need to do is scrolling through your newsfeed!

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I always keep an eye on ‘A Suivre‘ and ‘Smets Store‘ to know what they are up to!

Let me tell you about three of my favorite IG-accounts for the moment:

Maison Kitsuné

Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki are the brains behind this brand. They combined everything they loved: clothes, image and music. Check out their website and of course: their account on Instagram.

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The creative duo behin Kitsuné

Their Instagram is all about that same combination. Discover everything about Café Kitsuné or the CD albums they bring out. Personally, I’m a big fan of their totes and caps signed with ‘Parisien’.

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House of Holland

House of Holland has such a colorful account. They instagram a lot of teasers and detail pictures, trouble for your savings! By following their IG I fell in love with their handbags, sunglasses and nail art.

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Être Cécile

Être Cécile definitely has the biggest collection of statement t-shirts of all time. Their account on Instagram is very arty as they post a lot of patterns. But it’s also very inspiring and cheerful. Go check it out!

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Another short list (as I follow more than 400 profiles, ooops) of Instagram accounts I check out every day:

Herbotstina
Beautiful pictures! She makes you want to move to Brussels right away!

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Great stories behind portrets.

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For a daily dose of outfit inspiration!

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Keep calm and be Tiany.

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For the shopping.

Statement T-shirts

We talked about four summer trends already: the pleated skirt, fashion meets art, the sailor theme and flowers in your hair. This fifth one is my personal favorite: the statement T-shirt. How lovely is the fact that wearing a simple T-shirt becomes cool again? It’s easy, edgy and affordable!

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This Moschino one is high on my wishlist! In Belgium, ‘Princess‘ is the place to be!

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Filles a Papa are definitely the masters of this trend! As in EVERY SEASON.

I tried to put two outfits together built around this trend. Lately I have a thing for a sporty look. Sweatshirts, sneakers and backpacks are necessary. A top with a catchy sentence is perfect to lighten up a more simple outfit. ‘I woke up like this’ is, as I scroll through my IG account, very popular.

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Shirt http://www.brownfashion.com
AG light grey jeans
EXPRESS earrings
Womens Vans
Chanel Backpack

But a statement T-shirt is also perfect for an edgy look. Think oversized T-shirts and leggings. The fringed crossbody bag never left fashion land and a leather pair of slip on sneakers can finish the look. You can use some flowers or a hat to add a little cuteness.

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Moschino T-shirt
Vero Moda legging
Etsis Sun Hat
Sole Society Maxine fringe crossbody
Miu Miu sneakers

In my dressing I always decorate a corner with a couple of Tees. This summer I’ll be wearing Zoe Karssen, Titi + The German Kid and Essentiel.

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Shopping at Enfin – By Jasmijn Moons

Sooo I should warn you guys, I have no experience whatsoever in blogging. So I am very honored that Siel asked me to write a blogpost for her awesome fashionblog! Siel and I actually just got to know each other better (our boyfriends know each other) and it soon became clear that we both share a passion for high-end fashion. So naturally we planned a little shopping trip.

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We went shopping in a store called Enfin in our home-town, Kortrijk. This store offers a pretty selection of brands like: See by Chloe, MSGM, A.P.C., Natan, … I had walked past this store innumerable times, just to stare at the window display, but always walking away to save a little more money. But good news because this summer they are moving to a new location, which means: SALES!

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Picture: http://www.enfin-kortrijk.be

Since I started working I found that I tend to spend more money on classic pieces that I know I can wear a couple of seasons. For the more edgier or on trend stuff I shop at cheaper places. So when I saw this gorgeous silk shirt from Masscob, I fell in love. Immediately I could imagine different outfits and that’s always a good sign!

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Siel bought an MSGM top in subtle snakeprint. Supercool look. Animal prints can be very cheesy but the silhouette of this top and the subtle touch of orange makes it classy.

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MSGM Top

It’s the perfect piece to combine with an orange lipstick!

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Giorgio Armani, gift from Lisa

Afterwards we went for drink at Wasbar. After Antwerp and Ghent they opened a cafe/shop in Kortrijk. Here you can have a drink while doing your laundry. Their homemade lemonade sure is worth the visit!

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Enfin, Grijze Zustersstraat 1-01, 8500 Kortrijk

Wasbar, Steenpoort 2, 8500 Kortrijk

Lovely Antwerp

Last week I finally got the chance to visit & Other Stories in Antwerp. At first Bab made me jealous with her story about the opening, now I can fully agree with everything she wrote.

I bought:

This beautiful, yet simple, pink dress

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A basic striped tee (big summer trend!)

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And this beautiful Vika Gazinskaya tee as the dress was too expensive!

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I also visited ‘Birds of Paradise’ at the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu). I won’t tell you too much as you really need to see it yourself! Chanel jackets made with feathers, peacock skirts, and huge wings on the back of your dress. The pieces are real vintage ones with also a corner dedicated to Ann Demeulemeester.

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The typical Chanel Jacket made out of feathers

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A winter jacket in down

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Dries van Noten

You can visit Birds of Paradise until the 24th of august.

FLOWER POWER IN THE HAIR

After a wedding party and a visit to & other stories it’s time for our fourth summer trend! We talked about the pleated skirt, the marine theme and art, now it’s time for some flowers in our hair. You see them everywhere in all kinds of colors and measures. But BIG and OVERSIZED are hot! So if you buy a flower crown, just go crazy! This is Bab, our last weeks guestblogger, showin’ us how to do it:

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But if you work in a library, as do I, the flowers can’t be to prominent. So I went to ‘Claire’s‘ for a couple of alternatives.

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Go for pastel with a touch of fluo!

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Or you can choose one color, like orange, and combine it with a fishtail braid like I did last summer:

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These cuties are perfect when you like to keep it simple! You just turn them around in your hair and they will make it through the day (I tested it!).

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But this is my favorite! I always make a messy top knot in my hair and this accessory is made to finish that look. I tried it and now I even want to go to sleep with it!

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And now: go visit Claire’s and buy your flowers! I went last wednesday and if you’re lucky you can buy two hair accessories and get one extra for free!