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DV JEWELRY . THE TAWNY FOX

DV JEWELLERY

It seems like my love for – minimalistic – jewellery is slowly becoming a thing on The Tawny Fox. When I went to C-mine to visit ‘Handgemarkt’ – an indoor market filled with handmade pieces – and also bumped into the labyrinth a while ago, I strolled past various stands not really being intrigued by any of them. Until some dainty silver jewellery pieces caught my eye. I could not help but share this amazing Dutch brand called Danielle Vroemen Jewellery. Pieces like these can only be designed by someone very talented and passionate, so there’s no doubt Danielle has a lot of both. Having grown up in a family of DIY’ers – so to speak – working with her hands came natural from a young age. After graduating the Academy of fine arts in Maastricht, she took the time to figure out what she wanted out of life. But soon enough her creativity got the better of her and she designed and created her first jewellery collection ‘GEOM’ in 2010. Now, five years later, she has four collections, GABARIT being the …

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ST’ATOUR

I’ve been hinting I had something exciting planned for you and now the moment is finally here! I’m happy to introduce you to the gorgeous jewelry brand ST’ATOUR. I also have a surprise in store so if I got you curious, keep reading on! It all started roughly 3 years, when an idea sparked in the mind of Stephanie Wilfert. Based in Leipzig – Germany – she now runs a successful one woman business, creating unique minimalistic jewelry pieces by hand. ST’ATOUR is a combination of the first two letters of her name and the French word ‘atourner’ which means ‘to adorn oneself’, in this case with handmade statement jewelry. She draws inspiration from the pure beauty of things, clear shapes and keen contrasts. All of her jewelry pieces are the result of her passion, dedication and pride for her craft. I asked her what made her start the journey into jewelry making and she answered: “As a Designer I‘m truly in love with shapes, forms, patterns and beautiful things. Also simplicity. My personal style is full …

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MARIAELA JEWELRY

A few months ago, I bought this loupe pendant necklace from Mariaela’s etsy shop and I’ve been smitten with her designs ever since. Her story started in Poland, where she has been making jewelry for over ten years. All her designs are hand made with the Tiffany stained glass technique, in combination with ecologically safe tin alloy. She also immerses stones, sand, pieces of metals, flowers and plants into the glass giving all her designs a unique look. Ela about her jewelry: “My work is modern and unique, with elements of nostalgic longing for the past. It does refer to presently popular trend called ‘retro vintage’. I believe that emotions that accompany my work transfer into the product I make. And my emotions are joy, positive energy and love.” Mariaela’s jewelry consists of bracelet’s, rings, necklaces, earrings and brooches all handmade with a lot of care and precision. My personal favorites are the terrarium pendant necklaces and big statement rings – I have my eye on a big red cocktail ring – soon to be additions to my …

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M(AR)CH TO COME

It’s March already? Jeez. February went by way too fast – d*mn those 3 days less – and so, instead of doing a February recap, I’m doing a March precap in a way. There are many exiting things to come this month and I’m really looking forward to them! But the thing that’s really making me feel over the moon is, I’m going to Milan in two weeks!  You could call it a mini Erasmus as I’m going to follow a course at the Polytechnic University of Milan for one week and I extended my stay for one weekend to see more of Milan and enjoy all of it’s delicious shops. The course is called ‘what does good architecture mean?’ and I’m really looking forward to all the amazing Italian architecture I’ll get to see there. It goes without saying that, after I’m back, there will be quite a few Milan related articles. Also, I’ve been waiting for the right time to tell you about a few brands I’ve been loving. You might already know them, …

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FEBRUARY SUN

This week, the first real sun rays broke through all the rain here in Belgium. My friend and I were taking some pictures for her blog – Vanety – and the sun got us all exited, finally I could bring some of my love for clothes into The Tawny Fox. But I have to say, posing for pictures was the most awkward thing I’ve ever done. There’s no way to prepare for this I think. Everyone else makes it look so easy, why is that? Multiple people stared at me with a stupid grin on their face, which clearly implied they thought what we were doing was ridiculous. I guess it’s just something you have to get over. Newfound respect for models and fashion bloggers, check. Still, actually posting these wasn’t that evident at all, it feels weird to see myself in them – and it kind of seems quite egocentric though I’ve never thought that of any fashion blogger – but after several days of consideration, I’m putting them out there. It was my first try and my …

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NO BAG LADY

I’ve noticed the majority of women in this world are obsessed, or infatuated to say the least, with bags. Cross body, shoulder, shopper bags, purses, clutches, you name it. It’s an accessory like any other, but than again, not really. They actually serve a purpose, 1. carrying our wallet, 2. carrying our smart phones and 3. basically being a first aid kit for any kind of event. And it got me thinking, why don’t I have this same addiction to bags? I tend to stick to one purse for a rather long time and don’t feel the need to change it until it’s more or less worn out. I think going to a university is partly to blame, I always wear a backpack during the day and when I go out in the evening I can only bring a bad purse, one that is already worn and can take some heat. Why you ask? The basic rules of going out in Leuven – the town where I study – can be summarized as followed: drinks …

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IN-BETWEEN DERBY SHOES

DERBY It’s been way too long since my last post! I had my first exam yesterday and it’s been hard trying to get all that knowledge in my head. I still have some more to go but next week, the blog will be back on track! By the next exam period, I’ll be sure make several posts in advance like a good trooper, that’s a promise. I hope the weather turns up after the exams so I can take these out for a walk instead of just staring at them. I don’t fall in love with shoes that easily, but man I fell hard this time! Kind of hard not to catch your eye right? Right.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE OUTFIT

Dress   .   Shoes   .   Necklace   .   Clutch (similar) I just realized I didn’t actually wish you a happy new year, so HAPPY NEW YEAR! And may we stick to our resolutions for once! I always love knowing what others wear on occasions like these and I decided I wanted to share my outfit with you. The only nice picture I have of me wearing it is a bit sappy because it’s with my boyfriend, who was wearing an awesome tuxedo by the way. But who has time to take good pictures on New Year’s Eve anyway, too busy enjoying yourself for sure. Anyway, above you can find the links of where I bought the outfit pieces. The dress was by far the most becoming and comfortable dress I’ve ever worn, so if you manage to snatch one up during the sales now, don’t hesitate! The shoes, not so much. They are so beautiful but I couldn’t even make it ’till midnight on them. Those bastards pinch all the blood right out of your big toe, so …