yes, Antwerp is really worth visiting, especially if you like fasion! Most of the belgian designers have their own store, mostly at or around ‘de Nationalestraat’ (that’s the street where the fashion academy is located and where the Goth-girl had her picture taken).
If you’re still in Belgium, try to visit the Walter-store (by Walter Van Beirendonck) in Antwerp and ‘Le Shop’ (by milliner Christophe Coppens) in Brussels! They’re one of a kind!
I’ve been tempted to try this look with a similar skirt I already own (mine is a little more sheer), but I worried I was crazy for trying a summer skirt in January. Seeing this pic, I might just be tempted to try it – the color contrast is quite dramatic and unexpected.
Not at all! Brussels has it’s own fashion school (‘la Cambre’) wich had students like Xavier Delcour and Olivier Theyskens… If you want to see “young and trendy Brussels”, make sure you look for the area around the ‘rue Dansaert’. If you’re more into Chanel, Delvaux or Natan, then ‘avenue de Waterloo’ is the place to be. And if you’re in Brussels anyway, make sure to vist patisier ‘Wittamer’ and chocolatier ‘Pierre Marcolini’ at ‘le Sablon’…. I’ve read that Marcolini chocolates are about 5 times less expensive in Belgium than they are in America!
Love this. I’ve always thought a white dress with opaque black stockings and black shoes is a gorgeous, unexpected, and artful combo (contrary to what everyone’s mom told them) and now this woman is proving you can even pull it off in winter. Fantastic.