19 May 2015

MARKS & SPENCER in Brussels

Finally, after more than a decade, Marks & Spencer came back to Belgium.
The official opening took place on the 7th May.

The shop is located in the recently refurbished building at Toison d'Or, a fancy shopping & clubbing area. The brand shares its perfect premisses with ZARA and shortly with Apple store.

The opening brought lots of attention from the loyal customers who for quite a long time had to go abroad or buy online. On the firs day there were long queues at the entrance and people were let in in shifts.

Women's collection is placed on the ground floor. As usual, the flagship brand, AUTOGRAPH, is present in Brussels.

The store has nice layout and spacious changing rooms. The registers are placed in the middle.









On the first floor there are kids and men
collections

Food & wine and home departments are underground. The store is connected with the underground parking which I find very practical and customer friendly.

See you there!

Address: Avenue Toison d'Or 26-28, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles)

07 May 2015

Famous Polish fashion brands cd.

A Polish family brand which is present on the market since 25 years. This brand offers clothing for modern women who appreciate elegance, quality and style. Collections are created in the spirit of the modern classics. Exclusive fabrics, refined colours and high level of tailoring are the most important attributes of the brand.The new Creative Director is Patrycja Cierocka, who is responsible for the overall image of the brand.

 ANNIVERSARY SHOW DURING FASHIONPHILOSOPHY

ARYTON has been honoured on several occasions with a number of awards. It can pride itself with the record of 6 titles of Fashion Excellence and numerous other distinctions.

For women with non-standard measurements ARYTON has introduced, a unique so far in Poland, the programme “Made-to-measure”, in which selected items from the collection are available in all sizes and tailored to the individual requirements of the client.


The SS2015 collection proposes a few lines that I would like to present now.

The smart city look featuring navy blue maxi skirt, matched with striped jersey top. Long, pleated skirts are in fashion nearly every summer. These double layered pieces are made of light fabrics (viscose, polyester, polyamide) and are semi-opaque. Easy-to-wear, practical and yet fashionable and modern, are a must in your wardrobe.


For those who prefer shift models ARYTON proposes classic skirts, for instance in large stripes (navy blue and white) or slightly flared knee-length in sky blue.

In the soft pastel trend what caught my attention is the light blue coat. With a slightly loose cut, it has lowered and rounded shoulder line and ¾ length sleeves. The coat has a small, round neckline with hook fastening which is very practical during windy spring days. On the sides there are inside pockets.
 
For the evening ARYTON does not have an extended offer. There are however a few items that can well serve for an evening outfit. 
 
For instance this silver jacket or black jacquard trousers. I like a lot the silver sandals with pointed toe-line. The tips are finished by small glittering silver cristals and the whole shoe is made of the transparent synthetic fabric thanks to which the foot is very nicely exposed.

What surprised me very much by ARYTON is the accessories line. I adore little clutches in sweet pastels or glamour silver, I also like the city bags and shoppers. All looks to have a decent quality and very nice details, like for instance this light blue clutch with the bucket 
in the shape of pelican :-)












Should you wish to discover more,
I recommend you to visit the official website www.aryton.pl.


08 April 2015

Updated: SIMPLE

SIMPLESIMPLE (clipped to polyvore.com)

And here, the whole oufit, with the skirt. I matched the skirt with the ecru jacket (ZARA) and light blue shirt (BENETTON).

Pumps: ROBERTO DEL CARLO
Bag: VENEZIA
Belt: Mango


01 April 2015

Famous Belgian brands cd.

Talking French, top

There are years when spring forgets Belgium... but not the Belgian fashion houses. Caroline BissMayerlineMarie MéroGIGUE... they have their collection available for sale already since the beginning of February.

Talking French, Lichi trousers

Rainy weather does not discourage faithful clients to get some pieces for the Spring season. There is nothing wrong with it. At the end, summer finally comes and then we can dress all those nice, light-fabric clothes in vivid, bright and wonderful colours. 


Xandres, dress
Caroline Biss, catsuit
As to the colours, did you notice that all summer collections have the tendency to propose light colour shades? Apart from the evening collections, all brands propose a few lines: sea (turquoise, blue), spring (pink, purple, light red and fuchsia), earth (beige, khaki, yellow). And on these shades I will have some more words further on.

Caroline Biss, necklace
Caroline Biss concentrated on blue-pink-beige-nude-turquoise tones. The accessories are available in pink, beige, silver and gold. My favourite item is the silver coloured necklace, 
here on the right.

By Xandres I noticed blue-pink and black for the evening. Here, you can have a look at the light blue shift dress by Xandres. This dress is so simple and yet very elegant that can be worn to many occasions, depending on accessories worn with. Xandres is best known for its perfect quality and flawless finishing.

Marie Méro, dress
Marie Méro goes for beige-turquoise-yellow tones. In general, for the Spring-Summer seasons this brand proposes light, 'powder', pastel shades. Many of Marie Méro items are to be worn at work or for after-work events, which makes this brand one of the most preferable in Brussels, the very 'bureau' area.

Enjoy the 2015 Spring and get the perfect outfit for this period of the year. It's worth it, to look and feel good.

18 January 2015

Is there spring in the air?

Or it is just my wishful thinking... :-)
Perhaps... but when I sniff around in the Belgian stores and shopping malls during the current sales period I notice that the new arrivals are already there! Yes, yes, they are there and, moreover, they are very promising, fresh and tempting.
Not to waste the opportunity I got my first item from the Summer 2015 collection.
This beautiful bouclé coat, by H&M. The wide form, together with 3/4-length sleeves, a concealed press-stud and big pockets at the front make it very fashionable and trendy. Coat as such gives by default a fresh and young look, especially if worn with skinny jeans and ankle or biker boots.
For this particular set I decided to select not too expensive accessories so it can be purchased for a reasonable price.

Jeans, following your own preference, I would choose more carefully, as they are a particular part of wardrobe, We all have different figures and since jeans, and in particular skinny model, stress our figure, it is pretty important to choose the model that fits us the best. 
Here I propose the 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Silk Touch Jean, in a in a light baby-blue wash colour. They are tough a bit expensive (around €275), so a good alternative could be for instance the
LEE Scarlett jeans
LEE Scarlett skinny jeans in Icy moon shade :-). It has a regular waist and its cut skinny is hugging the shape of your body from waist through thigh and all the way down to the ankle. Now on sale.

As to the footwear, here I propose to match our coat and the skinny jeans with the biker boots, by H&M, They are available in beige and brown. Price: around €70.
H&M boots
As I said before, ankle booties would go here too so do not hesitate if you already have one or two pairs in your wardrobe. It will match the style perfectly.
River Island, zip side ankle boots
 
Nine West Cally boots
FWSS angora beanie
In terms of the head covers the most popular is the beanie style. You can wear it even inside, if light fabric. Or outside, like any other head-wear. Classic beanie, slouch beanie or ribbed beanie - all models are appreciated. I picked the FWSS brand, angora beanie in crème.

All this needs the finishing touch by a nice satchel bag worn across your shoulder or back.
For the purpose of this outfit and out of my great fancy to the cobalt blue shades I picked the Merona Satchel Handbag in blue (unfortunately already sold out) but here all colours would go as long as you like it :-)
 
ASOS vintage style satchel bag