Some beautiful detailed classicist-baroque architecture and interesting modern texture captured in Antwerp some time ago. A bunch of white&gold, you know I adore it. I love snapping some quick shots now and then to later be able to remember whatever seemed to be picture-worthy that day. That's precisely how I keep myself inspired from time to time when it seems that every other source has been dried out.
I'm torn. Is it the winter blues that is making me lean towards all these shades of blue or should I seek for another reason? This indigo/sapphire blue is rapidly turning into my favorite color this season and I'm impatient to wear as much of it as possible. This dress I wore reminded me of the one in the Fall 2013 Valentino campaign (which, by the way, I am still obsessing over) and I had to get my hands on it. I've recently been gazing at Valentino, A.McQueen and Dolce&Gabbana collections (again) and drooling over the abondance of detail in each piece of their garments. I feel like making something very baroque after all this inspirational time I've spent browsing through magazines, designer biography books and albums as well as fashion websites. That pretty much sums up my recent free-time activities. That, and sketchbook-filling, sketching, sewing while listening to Vivaldi and Bach. Oh, life.
This is probably as far as my attempts to wear more vivid colors will take me.
Trying to incorporate other than black and white clothing into my wardrobe has been a challenge that I've taken upon me and I'm doing my best to get to my goal. I love monochrome outfits, but there comes a point in life when you need to step out of that box and try something new. So this is that something new. I've borrowed this blue fur from my mom, I love its hue and the royal feel it has to it.
I'm leaving to Lithuania this Friday to go to a local designer's show that I've been invited to so kindly by my cousin. I'm really looking forward to it, and not just because it means I'll be skipping a couple of days of school, but also because it's always great to have a change of scenery for a bit, and especially when that scenery involves a fashion show, right?
A couple of weekends ago I went to the Brussels Fashion Days, which is a relatively 'new' annual three-day event here in Belgium and it's as close as this country gets to a Fashion Week. The event celebrates Belgian fashion and designers that I was more than glad to discover. There were fashion shows at the end of each day and here are some runway photos I took (excuse the poor quality, my camera's been messing up pictures taken in darker places). Click on Read More to see them.
Most of the collections were very modern and therefore not really my cup of tea, but I really loved the lingerie one that had a lot of mesh and feathers (how unexpected) and the soft-colored one that had ruffle dresses and tulle tops. I guess I'm all about fragile fabrics and a somewhat gothic-baroque look.