Snubbing Lanvin for H&M

What kind of person buys the Designer for H&M range? And don’t tell me it’s people interested in fashion but with not enough money to afford the real stuff… Cause I don’t believe that.
If you’re interested in fashion and you have taste, you can find your style at any price. Don’t waste your money on these collections, be resourceful, be imaginative and please, don’t be a sheep.

Last weekend, I’ve been looking online for an evening dress (I have this special evening in December) And yes, OK, I can spend a bit of money on it. But one thing is for sure, I will not spend 200 euros on a Lanvin for H&M dress.
Look at alternatives, they’ll usually have a better quality, better cuts and will be more original. And you won’t be remembered as “the girl with the Lanvin for H&M dress anno 2010”. And don’t get me started over the shoes 🙂

Above all, it’s not worth being stabbed for (New York, last Saturday).

Fraikin’s Friday Fashion Photo Booth (5) – It’s like summer…

17°C during the day, 14°C at night: it’s incredibly soft weather for Belgium this time of year. So I’m still enjoying short sleeves for a bit…

Skinny jeans, McQ waistcoat, short sleeves checkered shirt by Polo Jeans, Ellen Verbeek shoes and the must have of last summer (and a few summers before that too) a white watch
(in this case, Ice Watch)

Fraikin’s Friday Fashion Photo Booth (3) – Back to black

I’ve worn loads of black in the past. And I’ve thrown away loads of black clothes but this black leather pleated skirt, I could never bring myself to get rid of it. Boy, am I glad! And since leather is at the top of the must-have fabrics this winter… How to do black (again)

Black leather pleated skirt, Belstaff boots, black turtle neck sweater, Vivienne Westwood red trench, chunky wool snood & leopard print fingerless mittens from TopShop

Fraikin’s Friday Fashion Photo Booth (1) – Winter is coming

Welcome to the first Fraikin’s Friday Fashion Photo Booth post!
From this friday onwards, and every friday that follows you’ll get a glimpse of my Friday outfit. Enjoy!

Pepe Jeans brown dress with bow detail, Topshop Faux-Fur bodywarmer,
Aldo brown heeled hiker boots & beloved C’n’C suede handbag

Burberry show – front seat

I’m not (yet) on any list, I don’t (yet) get the fancy invitations made of amazing materials & colors, I’m not (yet) in London and so, sadly, I couldn’t attend the Fashion shows during London Fashion Week.

Today though, I was sitting at the front seat at Burberry’s. Watching it being streamed live, I felt like I was part of the buzz. And with the comments from others, I also felt as if I was sitting next to ‘the girls’ fawning all over the new collection. Well that was fun.

Well, of course, it’s not the same. But after seeing a week worth of Tweets about this show and that, it was getting depressing! And that’s not counting New York fashion week the week before, and Milan coming next.

About the collection itself? Very nice, as usual. It seems Burberry keeps on reinventing their trench, it’s their signature item (together with the checkered pattern) but somehow they always find ways to make it exciting again each year. I love their colored clutches (lime green, cyan…). Not too fond of the silver leggings. And yeah, couldn’t miss the biker jacket in all it’s shapes, fabric, colors…
The added bonus being that you can now order coats and bags from the runway… Well you can try, it might already be sold out by now.

The sun did shine today, and it suddenly felt like summer again. Watching the SS11 collection was inspiring. But I’d like the temperature to drop now because I’m really looking forward to wear my Burberry shearling aviator jacket!


MUA Daisy Vermandel & Obskur.
Models from left to right  Elvire, Inge, Maria, Caroline, Lynn & Sabina

Hexad. The 6. Women, mythologie & symbols have given shape to this serie, together with countless hours to determine the personnaes, the clothing, the location, the models and so many more hours to coordinate it all.

Two shoots were planned, and the weather couldn’t have been more opposite. For the first, the temperature went over the 30° while the rain threatened to pour on the second! I suffered bug bites on the first (note to self, no shorts when going in the wild), on the second I drenched my jeans and shoes to shoot Lynn in the pond (thank you Lynn for going in first)… I had fun with old friends and enjoyed the company of new ones…

I really enjoyed taking these, so enjoy watching them!

Thank you Daisy, Elvire, Inge, Maria, Obskur MUA, Caroline, Lynn, Sabina & Erna. 

The IT(able) bag

Having completed my previous personal project (it’s a secret for now, but I will tell you more in September), I’ve started brainstorming about the next. I have an image in my mind but in order to make it, I need a cake artist (is that how you call them?).

Basically, a cook, a baker with a creative itch who could make me a cake shaped like… a fashionable handbag! The complete picture (with fashionable model) will be published in a book about food so exposure for the artist is sure to follow.

It doesn’t necessarily need to be pink, but it does need to be real size. If you know a “cake artist”, don’t hesitate to contact me via