zaterdag 20 februari 2016

COLOMBIAN STYLE


This week was COLOMBIAN week on the blog and on my social media. One of my good friends 'Laïla' (we share almost the same name) is there to do some voluntary work in a school. She lives now in the colorful Cartagena (you can read here why you should visit that place).  I was totally inspired by her story and wanted to create a look that matches the place.  
In Cartagena "Las Palenqueras" are very famous. These ladies are the famous fruit vendors dressed in vibrant colors. They always will have a fresh piece of fruit for you - carrying different tropical fruits in a bowl on their head. What I learned is that they are a symbol of freedom. Las Palenqueras represent the difficulties and struggles of the black CIMARRONES - slaves who escaped from their so called 'owners' in search of a better future. Today they still carry African traditions and customs keeping their heritage alive. Las Palenqueras are from the city of San Basilio De Palenque which is one hour away from Cartagena. These women are the strong empowering symbol of freedom. 
--> This is what I learned from a must see travel blog about these ladies... a must read (here). 

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maandag 15 februari 2016

WHY DROP EVERYTHING AND GO TO CARTAGENA (COLOMBIA)



Hi I'm Laïla (yes almost the same name as Liliroxx' Leila), 22 years old and I live currently in Cartagena, Colombia. I studied multilingual communication (French and Spanish)  and I’ve always had a connection with Latin-America.  After graduation and working for  6 months I needed a break and I decided to travel to Colombia, the country of salsa. I actually met Leila during one of our salsa-evenings in Belgium, which are once in a month. Luckily in Colombia I have the chance to dance every night. 
(SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE 5 MAIN REASONS TO GO TO CARTAGENA)

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zondag 7 februari 2016

THE CHOCOLATE LINE AND HAPPINESS



One of the best speeches I ever heard was from DOMINIQUE PERSOONE. We were invited to his chocolate factory: 'The Chocolate line' in Bruges. Here he talked about his creativity and that you should always be yourself.

An example: Dominique made for MICK Jagger's birthday the craziest object: 'the chocolate shooter': this delicious invention is chocolate powder and that has to go through the nose, a new way to absorb all the aromas. Another prove is that he creates a lot of new chocolate flavours like wild mushrooms or octopus (what?).. name it and he mixes it..  I tasted a lot of great inventions like tequila shots with chocolate and the asian praline and yes Dominique does it.. it's great,  refreshing and new.
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woensdag 3 februari 2016

MARBLE OUTFIT II



 The marble trend continues... what a beautiful home and FLOOR! Got inspired and matched it with a  marble shirt from LE TEMPS DE CERISES. Why marble? It's simple and pure and gives your outfit a pretty cool effect in a second. A rather luxury item is now a trendy object and many designers have gotten inspired and come up with.. sometimes most unexpected objects. Even in the fashion industry we observed the marble print in street style garments. 
  Thought it was nice to show you a more tough street style look with it.. that's why I chose the purse from Replay with studs. I chose a white large sweater.. vintage (from my mom) to make 
the look more  me. The black Nikes are one of my best friends. 
MORE MARBLE? Totally go check out my other look (here).
Hope you like it? 
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