Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Horst Decoration, Issue 3

1. Kast sideboard Vitra, Tropicalia chair Moroso, Vases Olivier Gagnère
2. Sofa Moroso x Diesel, Candles Maison Martin Margiela, Lamps Tom Dixon
3. Bed frame IKEA, Wooden clogs and butterfly collection Vintage

Welcome to my sister's home. Dipped in soft bubble gum and sorbet colours. An ode to the Fifties and Sixties in hues of pink, pistachio and moss green. Op-art surfaces confronted with post-conceptual irony.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Restrictedly Available

Campaign JOSEFLAZO shirt

A new line, available over phone only. Five minimalist versions of the dress shirt. Handmade in London. Reversing the Savile Row tradition, appointments for a made-to-measure garment are made via hotline. And it's affordable, too. Call now.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Minor Royalty

Number (N)ine Spring/Summer 2009

Post-medieval insanity. Albino princes in strait jackets. Which brings up the longing to bleach my hair and dress in creme and white. From head to toe. Or to hunt for a Number (N)ine archive piece.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vulgar Thoughts

Photos Nobuyoshi Araki

When I attend a guided tour in a museum, I feel quite embarrassed, almost amused. And entertained by the whispered theories of its visitors. Ashamed faces when confronted with erotic art are probably the most enjoyable.

Friday, May 27, 2011


1. Vanitas still life & Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011
2. Hedi Slimane still life & Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2011

I've never understood the fascination for it. I am afraid of death. Who can take this fear away? Or is this even possible? Men in leopard skirt shorts might be a consolatory beginning.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hero Worship

Part 15: TLC

Good fashion. Feel good moments. Three girls in metallic latex jumpsuits. Front-laced waistcoats. Suede fringe mini skirts. In cropped gym tops and wide cargo trousers. Highlights and belly buttons.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Permanent Crime

Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2010 (ruined by a permanent marker)

I love my vintage-new Dries shirt. Olive green with thin black outlines, seemingly hand-drawn onto the seam's edges. Painfully, someone took this aesthetic approach literally today. And accidentally ruined it with a permanent marker.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Belgian Confusion

Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2008

Life in Antwerp is so slow, I fall asleep. Actually, I am in an Ann Demeulemeester Dada coma right now. Constantly trying to disarm my impatience. And soothing myself with shopping fantasies.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vertical Altar

Green marble, golden letters. Exterior. Brutalist tables, industrial surfaces. Interior. Aesthetically, Houben can be considered the most beautiful shopping space in Antwerp. Probably best described as sci-fi baroque.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Helmut Was Here

Strait jackets and tongue piercings. Lace front pants and leather gloves. The inventory of a decade that lasts longer than just ten years. Once again recalling the legacy of a master who has found his retreat on a chicken farm.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pleats Please

1. Comme des Garçons
2. Unknown

Contemplating a meanwhile well-established topic. The Men's Dress. And, more precisely, the pleated skirt. Preferably worn on one side. And, more loosely, quoted with a T-shirt tied around one's waist.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Petrarca's Heir II

Artworks Keith Farqhar

Torso sculptures. Obviously carrying the traces of weather conditions. Seemingly being torso sculptures. In fact, they are flat cardboard cutouts. Mounted on cubic pedestals.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Petrarca's Heir

Photos Alex Rank

Neither authentic nor artificial. Neither human nor sculpture. Skin as perfect and sleek as marble. No hair, no flaw, no beauty mark. So close and yet so distant. So real and yet so staged.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Feeling Like Patrick Bateman

1. Topman Fall/Winter 2011
2. H&M Fall/Winter 2011

It's ok to hate everyone now and then. It's ok to like H&M and Topman once in a while. And it's also ok to love an Atomic Kitten song called It's OK.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


1. Unknown
2. Bernhard Willhelm x Showstudio Men In Tights

Do you remember the time? When we fell in love. Do you remember? Men in tights. Men in heels and lingerie. Thighs in mesh and lace. Hem lines and tan lines. In one sentence: Utterly adorable desperate housemen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Return On Investment II

1. Helmut Lang Strap T-shirt
2. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 1998

New in my wardrobe. Just to let you know. Just to make you jealous. To adapt to the cliché of fashion blogs. But unfortunately, I won't offer self-portraits straight from the changing room.

Monday, May 9, 2011


1. Keith Sonnier
2. Yves Tanguy

Before we get physical again. Figurative abstraction. Something that looks like a beach. Or a writing in the sky. Two bodies (of work) completing each other. What would be the correspondent runway look?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Still Life, Still

1. Marble and glass vases, white Maison Martin Margiela box
2. Porcelain deer, Fantastic Man perfume and fleur de sel
3. Fluorescent sunglasses, Prada case, white paper coffee cup

The reduction of myself as an object.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Body Snatchers

Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2004

If you feel slightly obsessed with a designer, just give in to it. In the end, we only live once. It might be hedonism, it might be egoism and it also might be shopping victim-ism. But things that feel good, feel best.