14/09/2014 § Leave a comment
I ran into Jeanne (17) earlier this weekend, during Antwerp Fashion Festival. I love her outfit and especially the clear backpack. Clear bags are definitely the latest trend!
Side note: Jeanne also has a blog.
13/09/2014 § Leave a comment
10/09/2014 § Leave a comment
What: Started off as one night of after-hours shopping, Antwerp Fashion Festival has become huge. The festivities start on Friday with a fashion show at Designcentrum De Winkelhaak (if you have a ticket, come say hi!). Saturday you can go late-night shopping, have a cocktail, taste chocolate from Antwerp, design sneakers or a bikini, go to one of the many street parties, and too much other stuff to name!
When: Friday 12 September – Saturday 13 September late-night shopping from 5 PM to 10 PM.
Where: The shopping streets, especially Schuttershofstraat – Huidevetterstraat – Lombardenvest.
Website: Antwerp Fashion Festival
What: This week there is also a new edition of Borger, which allows you to go late-night gallery hopping in Borgerhout and 2018.
When: Friday 12 September, from 6 PM.
Where: All over Antwerp.
What: More culture on Sunday during the annual Open Monumentendag, on which you can visit extraordinary buildings. Why not admire the architecture of De Roma or see the graves of famous people at Schoonselhof?
When: Sunday 14 September
Where: All over Flanders
Website: Open Monumentendag
06/09/2014 § Leave a comment
05/09/2014 § Leave a comment
Yesterday a next chapter of the LN|Knits story started with a new pop-up store in Antwerp, this time at Nationalestraat 79. LN|Knits, that is the combination of the brands LN|Beanies and LN|Andes. One day, owner Ellen Kegels simply started knitting and got so many requests she began to employ grannies to help her out. Now the handmade products are for 90% made in Peru, where LN|Knits offers job opportunity to 180 young mothers. What we think is so lovely about LN|Knits is that you’re not only getting a high-end product, but you also support women who are practically on the other side of the globe.
The LN|Knits store stays at the Nationalestraat until the end of January. That means that you have enough time to spoil yourself with a luxurious alpaca-wool knit or buy a memorable Christmas gift for somebody you hold dear. On the LN|Andes website you can discover the new F/W collection with lovely colours that have names such as rusty ruby and poppy red. The pop-up store is also a good starting point to pick up knitting yourself with Ellen’s bestselling book Goedgemutst and balls of alpaca yarn.
Do have a look at Ellen’s blog too, where you can read more about her project in Ayacucho, Peru and see lots of pictures of terribly cute alpacas.
04/09/2014 § Leave a comment
What: When I was in Edinburgh two years ago, I found out what fringe was: a performing arts festival. So this weekend there is something for everyone with theatre, dance, stand-up comedy, and much much more. On Friday the festival starts with a party at Het Bos with live bands and DJs.
When: From Friday 5 September to Sunday 7 September.
Where: All over Antwerp.
Website: Antwerp Fringe
What: Everything you ever wanted to do on a Sunday, you can do this Sunday at Kamp Noord. There is a market with vinyl, you can learn how to screenprint, there is plenty of food and drinks to stuff your face with, and there are DJs too so you can shake your butt off.
When: Sunday 7 September, from 12AM to 11PM.
Where: Rivierenhof (Deurne)
Website: Facebook event
Antwerp Skate Contest
What: The name pretty much says it all, right? When I was about 14 I wanted to go to the very first edition and got terribly lost in the city. Luckily I did got there in the end. Do support both the amateurs and the pros – one day the beginners may become skate legends! If you’re a skateboarder yourself and not thinking of competing, then the nighttime skate session will probably still peek your interest.
When: Saturday 6 September, from 10 AM to 11.45PM. Competition between 1PM and 9PM.
Where: The skatebowl at Stadspark, corner Rubenslei/ Quinten Matsijslei.
Website: Antwerp Skate Contest