On Thursday, my friend Louis and I went to the Botanical Garden in Ghent to create this fourth style story. I felt like an urban explorer with my backpack, silver skirt and sunglasses who suddenly found herself in a green environment full of tropical plants! The mix of all the pretty greens with my black and silver outfit go perfectly together. We created a moodboard with pictures from Tumblr & Pinterest. I bought the backpack from my friend Shirley, which has her illustration on it. She makes them using the silkscreen technique. As I like one-of-kind things, this bag is one of my favorites (also because my boyfriend's star sign is a Scorpio haha).

I am truly in love with Botanical Gardens. They are so pretty and inspiring. Tomorrow I'll be on my way to Madrid, where I will spend 5 days and my birthday! Can't wait to discover this city - and its Botanical Garden ;)

Wearing: Shirley scorpio bag / Stylestalker silver skirt / Asos top / Bershka duster coat / Vintage jacket / Jutka & Riska sunglasses / River Island sandals

Pictures by Louis Fjaril Photography 

xo, Charlotte 

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Label Love | Markus Lupfer

Like many fashion lovers, I was checking out the endless stream of Instagram posts about Fashion Week last September. While I was browsing, I discovered Markus Lupfer's Spring/Summer collection and completely fell in love. Colorful, young, shiny and totally my thing! 

Markus Lupfer is a London based designer who graduated from the University of Westminster in 1997. He was a regular at Fashion Week before he became Design Director at Spanish fashion house Armand Basi. He also consulted and did collabs with brands like Mulberry and Cacharel. In 2010, he started showing his collections again at London Fashion Week (thank God!).

These bejeweled jelly sandals are a must-have in my closet next Summer. They also inspire me to get crafty and decorate my own shoes!

Don't the clothes makes you long for hot Summer days? The color palette of neon pink, aqua blue, bright green and tangerine orange makes me think of ice creams in all colors and flavors. I think the combination with the hypnotizing iridescent fabrics is really original and innovative!

Markus Lupfer's showroom at London Fashion Week was decorated with a vintage VW van, surfboards and a tiki hut bar, bringing back surf vibes. It sure got me into Summer already... But first there is Christmas to celebrate a.k.a my favorite holiday of the year!

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What's your favorite look?

xo, Charlotte 

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STYLE STORIES | Chelsea Girl

Heya! I recently bought a bright yellow faux fur coat. It's basically the statement piece of my winter closet this season. I've had a lot of people staring at me in the streets, but frankly I don't give a s*** . I don't care about what people think of me and I love my furry tweety coat no matter what! In my circle, the opinions are divided. Some friends love it, others think it's hideous -hi there boyfriend! 

ZARA coat // Asos dress // H&M earrings // ZARA bag // ZARA chelsea boots

I love that the coat makes me look like a girl from Chelsea, London in the sixties. I styled it with that picture in mind, pairing the coat with statement earrings, a black open-back dress with a stroke in patent leather and of course, Chelsea boots. What is your opinion on the tweety coat?

xo, Charlotte 

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Label Love | Doriane Van Overeem

Hi! As I mentioned earlier, my blog is partly focused on putting up-and-coming labels and designers, who fit my maximalist mindset, in the picture. The first label I would like to introduce to you is Doriane Van Overeem.

Doriane Van Overeem is a label I recently discovered through Instagram. Doriane is a Belgian fashion designer, who graduated from La Cambre in Brussels. Her first collection “Fatherfuckers’ Queen” was sold at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles, New York and London, was worn by the singer Ciara and voted “Best Legends of The Fall” on The collection was exhibited at Galeries Lafayette in Paris for “la Zone des Lauréats” and also for “Dresscode” in Hong Kong. All items are made in Belgium which guarantee high-end quality finishings and luxury ready-to-wear products.

Each design has a particular attention on bright colors because the designer feels like there is a huge lack of risk-taking these days. I asked her if she feels like there should be more prints and colors on the streets and she said "Yes, I think people just should care less about what people could think if they wear "this or that" and simply bring a little positive and joyful energy by wearing colors and prints!". We definitely share that opinion! ;)

The inspiration for the SS15 collection was mermaids, which can be seen in the choice of fabrics: sequins that recall scales, satin and iridescent fabrics referring to pearls and the beautiful jellyfish sweater, embroidered by hand. The title of the collection is "The Way To Say No", which is a statement regarding the rights of women to not agree with daily sexual harassment in general. Every human being has the right to say no, and Doriane wants to remind us of that fact. Also, everything is made in Belgium, to protest against overconsumption. The message is to buy less, but better and support designers who are going in that direction. I myself am a firm believer of investing in locally produced goods, whether it's food or fashion.

You can find Doriane's new SS15 collection at Ludiq in Antwerp, a brand new store at Mechelsesteenweg 153 which holds its opening party this Saturday the 22nd of November. Starting from January, the collection will also be sold on the website.

PS: don't you just love this campaign shoot? I am in love with it (and the clothes, obviously)! Credits: Photographer Gökay Çatak // Model Alisa Duran // Creative Director Geoffrey Masure // MUA Katarina Goyvaerts 

xo, Charlotte

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