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THE SMALL THINGS

As time goes by, I realize more and more that life is a series of moments. And that your actions in those moments define your life. Seems obvious. But what happens when you let too many moments slip away, when you fail yourself by doing nothing. You let opportunities pass you by and graduatelly get stuck in a circle of continues unhappiness. Untill you brake it. It’s easy to see the solution to this problem when looking at it from a distance but when you’re smack in the middle of it, it’s not. I reckon a lot of people struggle with this and some of you might even recognize it. I’m not ashamed to say I have had few bad months in which I lost my purpose. I’ve always known what I wanted out of life but sometimes you just lose the courage to make it all happen. In my modest opinion – and that of so many corny quotes – it IS the small things that matter. Or in other words, it’s the small things …

The Tawny Fox: Komono pop-up

KOMONO POP-UP BRUSSELS

As hinted in the previous article, another driving adventure locked it’s way into my calendar. Last week, we – Van and I – went of to Brussels to visit the pop-up store opening of the Belgium based brand Komono. After driving by a winter fair with a festively lit ferris wheel we arrived at our destination, welcomed by music and the humming of laughing voices. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and soon enough, so were we. After getting ourselves a spiked drink – i.e. just Van since I was the designated driver – we talked to a few people from Komono, who where so lovely and kind, and they introduced us to some more people from Oona. I really enjoy meeting new people but it’s not always easy to just walk up to someone and start talking to them, especially when half of them spoke French, because Brussels. Anyway, onto the watches and sunglasses, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves because god there’s a lot of wishlist material in there. The pop-up remains until the …

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PRESS DAYS NOV’15: OONA

A bit overdue but here now, the trip down oona press days memory lane. A lot has happened since the last article, I turned 23 last week. Can’t say I feel any different though. Also the work in my future home is nearing it’s end, which means starting January – probably February – articles on The Tawny Fox will come abundantly and more regularly. Looking forward to that! This week I finished my first construction/building permit, which is kind of exiting since something I designed will actually be built in real life for the first time. It’s a renovation project of a very – VERY – small terraced house but I enjoyed turning it into proper home. Onto the actual subject of this article. Oona represents some amazing brands, I don’t feel like namedropping every brand present without the accompanying photos and background so you can check them all out at Oona’s website. However there are few labels you will see pop up here again – very soon so! CAFE COSTUME will be opening a storefront …

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PRESS DAYS NOV’15: FEINEST LABELS

Apart from having at least avoided traffic, navigating through Antwerp wasn’t the most pleasant experience.  Driving down cable car tracks just feels very unnatural. As we passed the street we were supposed to drive through, I looked over to my friend Van with the ‘of-course-face’. Of course it was under construction. She grinned, threw up her shoulders and said “eh, we’ll get there”. I was so happy to have her with me, calming force to the rescue. We met up with Lauren after parking the car and soon enough we set course to our first stop of the day, Feinest labels. It was my first time visiting the press days in Antwerp, so with no idea what to expect I stepped through the big glass doors of the showroom. We got a lengthy explanation from all of the labels present but only a few really spoke to me. Starting off with one that encompasses my biggest obsession, lingerie. OPHELIA lingerie was founded by Ophelia Debisschop – the wonderful woman in the photo below – who makes each individual …

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A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WARSAW AND KRAKAU

During my stay in Milano earlier this year, I met the most amazing – twin – girls. We – my sweet friend Vane and I – knew then and there we needed to see them again. No sooner said than done,  Vane and I flew off to Warsaw this summer to stay with them for four days. I didn’t have a lot of expectations for Poland since I really had no idea what it was like there, but I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Krakau – which we visited by train – was definitely the prettiest with all of it’s old architecture, cozy streets filled with typical Polish shops and big town square as a podium for a weekly market filled with handmade goods. Warsaw on the other hand was a big city, and with big I mean BIG. Since it was bombed during the war, they basically built it back up from scratch. A lot of skyscrapers, big streets, harsh architecture – meaning very clean, cold, straight, communist – and very busy …

THE TAWNY FOX: C-MINE LABYRINTH

C-MINE LABYRINTH

Entering fall has made me more appreciative of the few sunny days we have left. So when the sunday morning blue sky predicted a good day ahead, there was no way I was staying inside. I called a friend, grabbed my coat – which in retrospect I could have left home – and left to visit a market filled with handmade goods located in C-mine, Genk – more about that later. Stepping out into the giant courtyard our eyes locked onto a big square steel structure filling up a big part of the space. Obviously we weren’t about to leave without checking it out. It turned out to be a labyrinth – and a rather difficult one at that – designed by the art and architecture duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh and Herman Meuwes for C-mine’s 10th birthday. Apparently, people like to get lost because due to it’s succes it’s staying put until september 2016! I LOVED it, visiting on a sunny day was the best coincidental choice we made. The structure has circular cut outs all over, …

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Were you ever in a situation where you planned so many things for summer but then, you ended up doing the complete opposite? Yeah, that happened. They say that after graduation you will inevitably fall into a big black hole. Though that’s not exactly what happened to me, I can relate to that. The last months before graduation were so stressful I needed a break, from everything. I decided I wanted to spend my vacation not ‘having to do stuff’, like I had to at University. I wanted to be free of obligations, unfortunately the blog felt like one of those things at the time. Because let’s be real, blogging takes effort. Coming up with good content joined by equally good pictures takes time and work, and that did not fit into my I’m-having-a-break-from-everything routine. Meanwhile a lot of things happened. I start my new – and very first – job 1st of october at an architecture firm, which is very exciting. But even more exciting is the fact that I’m moving out of my …

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GRADUATION

I’m back! And graduated! It’s hard to believe I’m not a student anymore. Entering the world of grownups is kind of scary, and I most definitely don’t feel like one. BUT as a reward for my hard work I get three months of vacation, YAS! Summer plans are being made as we speak. If you’re wondering what I’ll be doing after this vacation, well, I just signed the contract to my first job at an architecture firm where I’ll be doing my two year internship. Exciting stuff right? Though I feel a bit rusty after this over-a-month lasting break from blogging, it feels soothing to finally be able to write down my thoughts again and share my interests with you. I got a lot more to tell you but let’s not throw all the good stuff into one article. The Tawny Fox journey continues!  

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5 THINGS ON MY MIND

When I’m studying I always find myself thinking about things I’ve been wanting to get for a while. Countless lists and links are made and saved, some as we speak. One thing is for sure, everything is more interesting than studying. I’m my most creative self during these periods of time so I make sure to write down my ideas and wish lists because you think you’ll remember, but you won’t. Here are 5 things currently circling my mind again for the 500th – and counting, yes I think a lot – time. DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH Photo: Leia Sfez  I’ve been meaning to get this watch for years, so why haven’t I? A decent watch is always an investment but still, I’ve bought some expensive things over the last couple of years, surely this watch can make the cut? I guess something I wanted a bit more always came in the way of it finding it’s way onto my wrist. Maybe it will this year? FRENDS HEADPHONES Photo: The Glamourai Same story here, these headphones have …

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BALMAIN FOR H&M

My monday just got a whole lot better! H&M has done so pretty amazing colabs in the past but this one, this one makes me a very happy girl. The announcement for the colab between Balmain and H&M came yesterday – unexpectedly – at the Billboard Music Awards. I’m guessing they love their surprises. We don’t know much yet about the collection from our haute couture fashion house gone affordable but we all know, it’s going to be good. Check out H&M’s and Balmain’s Instagram for more sneak peeks and I will see you all on the 5th of november! Picture from H&M