29/11/2013 § Leave a Comment
Designers Against Aids is a cause about which we already wrote last year, so we are glad to introduce you the collaboration between Eastpak and DAA: Eastpak Artist Studio. This initiative gives artists from all over the world an Eastpak backpack to transform into a piece of art. From minimalistic changes like by Ivania of Love Aesthetics to outrageous pieces with feathers and sequins, the collection is incredibly versatile. The amount of money that will be raised by selling the art works will go to Designers Against Aids. This organization is concerned with making the younger generations aware of AIDS.
- not something that only happened in the 80s
- not something that only exists in Africa
- an omnipresent disease that can easily be avoided by having safe sex.
We especially support this cause because it introduces an important topic in an approachable, creative way.
They told us their feather backpack was a last-minute idea. It had something to do with the fact that we are all fairies…
Marianne, the sweet event photographer
28/11/2013 § 1 Comment
What: I adored last year’s edition of Grafixx, so you must head over to DE Studio this weekend to emerge yourself in fantastic exhibitions, cool zines and interesting talks. Two of my heroes, Gemma Correll and Brecht Evens, will be there too and Saturday night music meets art with even more amazing artists from both the music and visual scene.
When: Saturday & Sunday, 12PM to 6PM + Saturday performances 8PM to 4AM
Where: DE Studio, Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4
Price: €5 per part (so Saturday €5 until 6PM and another €5 for the evening shows)
What: As a street style blog, we embrace urban culture and so does the cultural centre of Berchem. The street art by Larsen Bervoets and Luca Kortehaas is fused with dance and rap music, breakdance, and slam poetry.
When: Saturday 30 November at 8PM
Where: Cultuurcentrum Berchem, Driekoningenstraat 126 (Berchem)
What: Stories connect people. In the Vertelsouk Antwerp storytellers from all over the world share their favourite tales. With promising guests like Peter Holvoet Hansen (city poet 2011), Rachida Lamrabet and cabaret performer Johan Petit.
When: Sunday 1 December at 2PM
Where: Atlas, Carnotstraat 110
22/11/2013 § Leave a Comment
I once heard that men find women more attractive in the winter time. Maybe because more is left to the imagination? Now the days are getting colder, this fact is a good occasion for presenting you this lingerie special. Indulge yourself with an expensive set: we give you the best shops to spoil yourself (and your partner)!
La Fille d’O at The Public Image
The Public Image is a confident and unique store, so no wonder that you can find La Fille d’O here, the streetwise brat amongst the lingerie brands. The Belgian label already exists 10 years! La Fille d’O offers bras with custom sizing and edgy designs that are a relief from the classic lace and flowers. Because of the choice of fabric, many pieces can function both as garments and swimwear.
Prices go from €60 to €140, a body suit/ swimsuit costs €180.
The Public Image
Natalia Vodianova for Etam
Although Natalia Vodianova uses traditional materials like lace and silk, she steers away from clichés by matching them with velvet. The colour scheme is amazing: think of curry yellow, soft pink and of course the trend shade emerald.
Prices go from €20 to €50.
Shopping Centrum Wijnegem
2110 Wijnegem (about 20 min from the city centre with tram/bus)
21/11/2013 § Leave a Comment
What: Tonight the new temporary concept store The Plantshop opens. The shop is a cooperation between design webstore Baroness O. and the talented fashion designer Sofie Claes. Of course they will sell their collections, but you can also come to The Plantshop to drink a coffee, buy a plant or have a chat about modern design. Anne from Baroness O. and Sofie have also developed a unique item for their store, which is still a secret.
When: Thursday 21/11 opening at 7PM.
Pop-up until 28/12: Thursday – Sunday, 11AM – 7PM
Where: Vlasmarkt 30
Website: The Plantshop
What: Incufashion’s goal is to make fashion accessible for youngsters. At their 5th fashion show they expose upcoming designers and unique shops in Antwerp. From girlie to urban: you’ll get a versatile show at the MAS, a wonderful location for a big event. Unfortunately, all tickets our sold out, but you can still buy tickets for the afterparty at the doors.
When: Saturday 23 November, show starts at 8PM + afterparty 10.30PM
Where: MAS, Hanzestedenplaats 1
What: Probably the biggest hiphop party in Antwerp, at an old factory.
When: Saturday 23 November, start at 11PM
Where: Pekfabriek, Kattenberg 23 (Borgerhout)
Website: Hush Hush
Price: €8.80 in presale
15/11/2013 § 1 Comment
Here in Antwerp we have three different stores of Scotch & Soda, so it is about time that we finally write something about the Dutch brand! Scotch & Soda already has existed since the eigthies but they only has gained success when three fashion lovers gave the brand an update. They relaunched Scotch & Soda, the collection for men, in 2002. Six years later they introduced Scotch Shrunk to the world: the collection for little men aka the kids. R’belle, the collection for little girls came a few years later. In 2010 the women collection ‘Maison Scotch’ followed. Then, last but not least, the jeans collection ‘Amsterdams Blauw’ finishes the list.