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23 Aug

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As you might have noticed it has been quite quiet on Bien Sucé lately. No, this has nothing to do with laziness or hot summer nights. It’s because I’m currently working on making it Bigger.Better. & Bolder.

Expect the unexpected… and in the meantime > > >

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xoxo Sofie

On a trip with Camper

9 Jul

So if you read my blog post on UPR’s BIG YOU event, you must have read that there was a blog post coming up about Camper, soo TADAAA here it is!

Camper had set up a nice corner at UPR, with a big map hanging on the wall. We could pick out our favorite shoe and choose a location where we’d like to go. Since it’s summer and all, everyone had their location pretty quick. It took me some time though, to consider where I would really like to go in the future, since I don’t want to pick out the typical spots.

Camper corner

So I chose a country where I don’t know much about, so that there is still so much to discover for me, and to look up before I would take off….. Here’s my pic with the map and my DESTINATION >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yeppaaaah, I chose Bucharest in Romania! I didn’t really know why at the time, but I thought it would be fun to do some research for this blog post and who knows I might go there later this year…. So Bucharest? What to do , what to see? Let’s see what Wikipedia says:

Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country. In the period between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of “Little Paris“.

Oeh, little Paris, that can’t be bad, right?!

Let’s see some images then (don’t we all need visuals?!):

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Not to shabby, hey?!

On all of my last trips, I took the bicycle to explore the cities I was in and I must tell you know: I AM HOOKED! I can’t even imagine doing city trips by foot anymore! As you can see right here ;):

 

So now this is exactly the reason why I picked out THIS Camper shoe to go on my trip (No, not just because I like the color and it looks pretty)! As you can see this sneaker has an extra strip to keep your pants from going where it shouldn’t be when riding your bike! Ha! I loved the idea!

Camper Sneaker

Camper

They days of feeling all geeky because you had to put these yellow thingies around you legs are OVER! Thanks to Camper that is 🙂

Why I didn’t go for these other lovely shoes?

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Camper bootie Camper

When I go on a city trip it’s all about seeing as much as possible on a short amount of time, so no heels, but easy, comfortable shoes that I can walk/bicycle on all day! Of course when nighttime falls and dinner is served in a local restaurant, I’ll switch to the pink dotted pumps 😉

I hope some of you got inspired to visit Bucharest or another place where you don’t know anything about OR maybe to go and get you those super convenient Camper  bicycling sneakers 😉

(Check out the entire collection on www.camper.com)

Wherever you’re going this summer: enjoy your journey and try to keep your eyes open for everything (even though that means not always checking in and posting stuff on Instagram!).

Have a great summer!

xoxo Sofie

A BIG thank YOU!

6 Jul

Remember that oh so very HOT Thursday about 2 weeks ago? Well, that day all bloggers were cordially invited by UPR , to come and join them for their second BIG YOU event. So heading down to their office, on a superb location (see pic), wearing shorts (yet sweating like a pig), we started of this amazing day with a nice cool drink by Liefmans & Vedett.

As always Elisabeth from UPR made us feel right at home and soon after the introduction we were busy planning our workshops and discussing what to start with. At first I was a bit reluctant to the thought of doing a yoga session in about 27°C, but hey, I am hardcore, plus it was tought by Nina De Man. Now who can say no to that?! Getting all yoga-ish in our super cool outfits by RITUALS (big thanks there!) , we were doing the downward facing dog before we knew it. Luckily Rituals thought of everything: a towel, deodorant and some body mist > just what we needed!

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Yoga at UPR

Rituals

After all that sweating it was time to show some legs in front of the camera! Yes, with a still yoga-red-sweaty-glow, but it was all about legs, thank God. So in front of a critical jury (peeps from Veritas and the lovely Mrs. Tiany Kiriloff) we did some twirling and presented ourselves as THE right person to participate in the new Veritas campaign and to win a €600 giftvoucher on top! Unfortunately, I didn’t win, but my congrats go out to fellow blogger Kim who did!

Off to workshop number 2 then! We gathered around a table full of M.A.C. make-up (you can already feel the excitement, right?) for a presentation by Elke Willemen on the upcoming make-up trends for this year. After that we could start creating on our own look on paper, using the M.A.C products. You can find mine below. I kept it pretty simple, ’cause that’s kind off how I like my look, colourful, yet not going drag queen.

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MAC Drawing

Because it was so hot, UPR did think of something to cool us off a bit. Yessss, icecreaaaam!

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So having that down my tummy, I was ready to explore the wonderful brand world that was spread through the office! At the Veritas table we could customize our own bag, using all kinds of materials. Buttons, ribbons, glue pistols, prints.. everything was there! Normally I’m really into this kind of tinkering, however I think my head was really overheated, ’cause there was no creativity coming on to the bag.

Veritas bag

Veritas tools

me at UPR

Moving on to the stuff I was capable of doing: posing. Yes, I’m such a poser, I know. At the Camper corner you could have our picture taken, with your favorite shoe of the collection. No, that wasn’t all. There was a big map hanging on the wall where you could pick a location where you really wanted to go. You can write a blog post about your choice of shoe + the travel location and maybe win a trip to Berlin or Barcelona! So keep an eye open, that post is coming up this week!

Camper

There was more posing going on near the Camper corner, this time at Swarovski. It’s every girls’ dream to stand next to James Bond and pick out any jewellery item you want. If you know me, it won’t be a surprise to you that I picked out the biggest piece of jewellery I could find to ‘frost’ myself. Add a martini and a gun and you get THIS ……

Swarovski

They didn’t just pick Mr. 007 for no reason of course >>>

Swarovski

For a refreshing stop you had to go to the L’Occitane booth. Oh my, these new VERBENA products are PERFECT for a hot summers/beachday. Soooo refreshing and they smell lovely. You should really go out and find these babies!

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Remember how my creativity had melted away earlier? Well, same reason why I didn’t manage to create my own T-shirt at the Lavand table. Others were going at it like crazy though, so make sure to check out their results on their blogs!

After all that hard but fun work, it was time to have a drink and a bite to eat. Thanks to UPR we could fill our blogging bellies with amazing BBQ food and have a chat about this great day.

BBQ

Last but not least we got an inspiring speech from the Timberland peeps on how we should think about the environment and be more GREEN. Because this is such an important element for them we got to take home the cutest little tree to plant on an original location throughout town. Whoever has the best location gets to win a pair of Timberlands. Unfortunately for me, my dad got really excited about the tree and wants to plant it in our garden. Can I take away all this fun? Of course not…

Timberland

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Recap of the day: HOT HOT HOT – cool brands – yummy food – good chats – nice stuff to win >>> For all of this a BIG thank YOU goes out to the UPR team who put an enormous effort into this project to spoil our little blogging asses. We really appreciate it!

Can’t wait for the next edition!

xoxo Sofie

I <3 Amsterdam!

19 Jun

This weekend me and my good friend Noëmie went to visit our all time college buddy Saartje, who lives in the o so trendy Amsterdam!

The weather was not looking good at all, but as most of the time the weather peeps were WRONG! Sunshine was all over town, so we enjoyed ourselves riding bicycles, drinking bubbles in the park and having ice-cream!

And yes, there was a tiny bit of shopping involved. But really just a tiny bit. Here are some pics of our super-duper weekend and what I bought.

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bubbles in the park!

Italians

Apero time!

Apero

OMG, Trinny and Susannah watch out!

Trinny and Susannah

Dinner tip >> Cous Cous Club!

Dinner

Here are the lovely things I bought…..

H&M Blouse

 H&M Blouse & Monki pants

Monki pants

The necklace I’m wearing on the picture below is from a store called LABELS . There are 3 stores in Amsterdam, so if you have the chance you should really drop by 1 of them!

The jewellery itself is from a brand called Club Manhattan.

You should really check out their website, they have such fab items + easy on the wallet!

Necklace

After all that fun it was time to go home again, but don’t worry Saartje, we’ll come again soon 😉

xoxo Sofie

La Cambre Show 2012

12 Jun

Last Saturday evening me and a friend went to the presentation of the 2012 La Cambre Fashion Show, thanks to Piper Heidsieck.

Strolling down the streets of Schaarbeek in our stiletto’s, we managed to get to the Halles of Schaarbeek in one piece.

For the occasion I wore my French Connection glam dress, that had been in my closet for almost 2 years without being worn (yes, the price card was still on it):

French Connection dress

After spotting the most fashionable people over a glass of wine, it was time to take our places for the fashion show. I don’t know about you guys but I always get butterflies in my stomach when the lights hit the runway….

La Cambre Dior

Here’s what I got to snap (sorry about the quality, but snapping runway shots is damn hard!):

Army of colour

Winter fur

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La Cambre army of colour

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And then we got to the really freaky part of the show 🙂 :

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La Cambre warrior princess

As you can see the level was extremely high this year, and I would like to congratulate all the graduates on their mind blowing creations!

Want to find out more? Check lacambremode.com for more info!

Xoxo Sofie

LILY’s RUNWAY

18 May

It seems like all I do lately is blog about Lily’s and Mr & Mrs Tweed, but it’s just so hard to keep up with the hard work of Kelli and Johan!

This time they helped organise a runway show as a final project for some college students. And what a show it was!

A great location (looked like a church), fabulous styling, a fun goodie bag and a fantastic atmosphere: all a fashion show needs!

Have a look at the party collection that was presented there and find better pictures on shoplily.be (since I forgot my good camera, grrr!).

PS: A big thumbs up for fellow blogger Anouk who was one of the models! Way to go 😉

 

 

 

xoxo Sofie

This Fall/Winter at H&M

17 May

This week H&M held its Open House, the occasion for journalists/bloggers to discover the trends for upcoming Fall/Winter 2013!

I’m still craving for summer, BIG TIME, but I must say after seeing the collection, Winter didn’t seem so bad anymore.

Just like in the other Fall/Winter collections (see the Pressdays posts) H&M isn’t afraid to add a little playful colour to the most dark time of year.

So here is what you can expect next year……. Please let me know what you think!

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xoxo Sofie