On my mind #7

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1. New Home

Remember that massive purchase I mentioned here? Well, the cat is out of the bag: it’s an apartment. Buying this flat with my boyfriend has been both terrifying and exciting, and now that we have the space, I can’t wait to truly make it our own. Needless to say, pinterest is a playground for me these days. We move in march or april, so we have plenty of time to pick and choose everything.

2. Keeping up with NYFW

Loving the usual suspects (for me, at least): 3.1 Phillip LimAlexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. Adored Ostwald Helgason. And then there’s always the delicate and feminine Tocca.

3. Arctic Monkeys at Club 69

Arctic Monkeys played an intimate show for Club 69 at Cafe Corsari right here in Antwerp on tuesday. I was lucky enough to be there and I have to be honest: it’s been dominating my week. I’ve been talking about it non stop: to my friends, my boyfriend and on twitter. It’s kind of bordering obsession, really. I just love their new CD and the concert was pretty great too. So happy they’ll be back in november.

On my mind #4

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1. Cara’s bottles

My good friend Cara has a great collection of vintage decanters. These are four she actually uses but she has more of these babies stored away. I’m always amazed at her collection of vintage, she’d be the vintage queen if there ever was one. I’m building my own bar cart so this is great inspiration…

2. Tocca Perfume

I’ve wanted this one for so long but these Tocca perfumes are actually quite expensive. I’ve had their laundry detergent and their handcreme, and when I bumped into this miniature perfume at Anthropologie in London, I had to have it! My favorite scent is Cleopatra, fitting, because this woman was sort of my childhood hero.

On my mind #3

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1. Editing and launching the Lily and the Lady Photo shoot.

I’ve been working really hard on this one! Because I really wanted the pictures to be perfect collages, it took me forever to cut & paste everything (virtually) until I was completely satisfied. I’m still not happy about some details, but sometimes, you have to let the perfectionism go. You can find the full set of pics here. Hope you like it!

2. Looking into new jewelry storage options

I store my jewelry in old teacups and glassware, so it’s no surprise that I absolutely love the DIY above made by A Pair and A Spare. You can never have enough space to store your precious belongings right?

3.The pressdays

Marijs and I went to check out the Antwerp press days this week, resulting in the inevitable discovery of some great brands and products. Yes, the wishlist is a tad longer, and I’m particularly obsessed with the Mauro Grifoni dress on the right. AMAZING. Check out our facebook page for some more press day pictures.

On my mind

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1. This DIY lace dress I just found here via Pinterest. Whoa! Would love to try it if I have some time.

2. New packaging options for my webshop. It’s been quite busy with the sales and new collections, but my holiday has given me a biiiig energy boost.

3. A way to create more storage. My house is in some constant state of messiness. I’ve been obsessed with the image of this mix and match bedroom, and I love the bookshelf.

All The Small Things

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In the spirit of new beginnings, I’ve decided to rename “On my mind”  “All the small things”. Because that’s essentially what I want to share here: the small things in life that make me happy! Plus it’s a chance to name something after a Blink 182 song. This is what’s been making me smile lately.

1. Lily and the Lady pops up at Snip.Snip

On sunday, my online shop turned into an offline one for a day last sunday at Snip.Snip! I had so much fun and it was a real success, I’m still buzzing a bit!  You can find more pictures here!

Lily and the Lady pops up at Snip.Snip, Antwerp

Lily and the Lady at Snip.Snip pop up

Lily and the lady pop up store at Snip.Snip, Antwerp

 Pictures (c) Nathalie De Schepper

2. The cute cups Cara gave me

My dear friend Cara is the queen of Vintage, as I already told you here. For my birthday, she gave me some vintage teacups that are both futuristic and nostalgic. Makes drinking coffee even better!

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3. New Essie nail polish

You rarely catch me without nail polish, but the past few weeks I thought I give my nails a break. This weekend I “rewarded” myself with a bright new Essie polish called “Rosebowl”. Luurv.

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4. Castello Cavalcanti

I already posted this one on my facebook page but I thought it deserved another mention: the new Wes Anderson for Prada Fashion Film is amazing.

5. Tablebooker app

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One of the things I loved about living in London when we went out for dinner, was the fact that you could make a reservation online for nearly every restaurant. We would even book a table up to an hour before, jump on the bus and go. No fuss, you immediately know if there’s room for you or not. Since I’ve moved to Antwerp, I’ve noticed that this has gotten a lot harder. Try getting a reservation for a small group of people just a few days in advance: you end up calling restaurants for 45 minutes (been there). No fun. Enter Tablebooker, a new iPhone app that immediately shows you which restaurants still have room to seat you and your party. Tablebooker is the first Belgian app for realtime reservations, and you can even let the restaurant know in the comments that you have food restrictions. What a blessing for people like me!

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The launch of this app was celebrated at Brasserie Wouter with a traditional and very yummy Belgian meal. Hope to go back there sometime soon!

Tablebooker-app- Nathalie approves!

P.S. The android version of the app is coming, but in the meantime, Tablebooker has a good responsive site (Believe me, I checked :))

Young Creatives: Lies Wambacq

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m Lies, collector of pretty things! New or old, it doesn’t matter, I am looking for a story. I love hanging around at Flea Markets and thrift stores. I grew up without a TV which gave me a lot of time to make things. Everything my parents said I couldn’t have, I tried to make myself. Even a Tamagotchi! I’m  a collector of accessories: shoes, jewellery, handbags… Before I die, I’d love to have seen every capital in the world. Travel is my favorite form of recreation, I always return with a suitcase and head full of inspiration. I love food and cooking, experimenting with ingrediënts is the ultimate freedom. My boyfriend owns two record labels and music is always on my mind. At concerts, I just let go of everything. And whenever there’s music around, I start dancing!
Why did you choose jewelry design?

As a child, I always thought i’d be a fashion designer. But after reading an interview in De Standaard Magazine with Wouters & Hendrix, I realized I could also study jewelry design. I was fascinated by the thought of transforming something hard like a kind of metal into a piece of jewelry. Fire plays a big role in this process and keeps fascinating me.

3 ways to style Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair

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One of the most recent new items in our home are a set of Series 7 chairs in blush and rose gold. They’re a beautiful new edition of the classic by Arne Jacobsen designed in 1955, made by Republic of Fritz Hansen, and a perfect fit for our home.

Now you guys are going to have to help me choose the perfect spot for this duo. I’ve styled them in our house three ways, and I would love it if you would let me know in the comments which setup is your favourite!

Sarah’s Moody Antwerp Abode

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Sarah's Wonderful Moody Antwerp Abode // Living room in Farrow and Ball Hague Blue

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y friend Sarah’s one bedroom in Antwerp is quite something. She spent so much time meticulously planning the decoration of her home during the remodel that my jaw litteraly dropped when I first walked in there. Her place looked as if she’d lived in it for years, not weeks, and everything seemed so finished I started to feel jealous thinking of the unfinished corners in my own home. Three years in the making and there was my bathroom radiator, still leaning up against the wall, mocking me from the back of my mind.Sarah's Wonderful Moody Antwerp Abode // Living room in Farrow and Ball Hague Blue

DIY Minimal Bedframe

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DIY Minimal Bedframe / No Glitter No Glory

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hen we first moved in, I really wanted to create a clean white bedroom, but before it really got “finished” I started getting different ideas and impulses. Even though our room is tiiiiiny, I was been craving a bit more colour. So then I did a restyling of my bedroom with Dille & Kamille, and you saw a glimpse of my (then) brand new DIY bedframe.

Like I mentioned before, our room is quite small and I felt like no bedframe ever could fit in here. Well, our old one did (pictures of the bed in our former bedroom over here) but then we got a bigger mattress and we sorta did the whole mattress on the floor thing for a while. But then I realized I’m a grown up and didn’t want that anymore. Apart from the fact that we have the tiny room, I found most frames ugly and quite expensive, so after a lot of back and forth, I decided I was going to build my own.

DIY Easy Reupholstered Chairs

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DIY Easy reupholstered chairs Once upon a time I bought a set of thrifted chairs. I really liked the shape but disliked the color, but thought that I could do something about that one day. As always, I considered just painting the surface, but a few clawing cat paws later painting the faux leather was no longer an option.

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Finding the right fabric was a bigger challenge than expected, but when I was over at Dille & Kamille for my bedroom restyling, I discovered the perfect shade of pink, in a table cloth! As their table cloths are made from thick cotton, I quickly realized this would definitely work. Just over €20 well spent to give my vintage chairs a modern look.