Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Peaches & Peaches Pt. II

This Summer I cooperated with Karolien and Lies from Peaches & Peaches. I was curious to know how they would style my jewelry. I really like the way Karolien integrated romantic pieces of jewelry in her edgy style. In the pictures below Karolien is wearing a chunky beaded necklacea pair of collar clips and the gathering birds ring.

Karolien and I had a little talk and this is what she had to say ...

VB: Tell us something about yourself.
Karolien: I´m Karolien, one of the peaches in Peaches & Peaches, and a sucker for customized band tees and cut-off denim shorts. Basically an organized chaos with a love for fashion and working hard on a PhD in psychology.

VB: What do you like about being a fashion blogger?
Karolien: I would not even call myself a fashion blogger, but blogging for me is all about expressing myself and finding a way to channel my creativity. It´s also fun to read tons of interesting stuff and updating my own writing skills.

VB: How would you describe your style and in what sense is it different from the style of Lies?
Karolien: My style is mostly quite edgy with some rock vibes, but on other occasions I find myself dressing candy sweet and cute. Because of this eclectic style, Lies and I look very alike on some days, but can differ as day and night on other days (that is when I am letting my inner rock star out).

VB: What are your must haves for a typical cold and gray belgian winter?
Karolien: A good, warm coat is a necessity when living in Belgium, as well as sturdy (biker) boots. However, what really cannot lack in your wardrobe when wanting to survive the belgian winter is a beanie in every color available.

VB: Do you have recommendations for other bloggers?
Karolien: Just do your own thing!

The outfits of Lies, the other half of Peaches & Peaches, can be found here.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fashion Freaks

Dorien from Fashion Freaks has style, that´s the least we can say when looking at these pictures. Her outfits are playful and well combined and I always think "I would love to have this exact same outfit in my closet".

I got to know Dorien when I asked her if she wanted to style some of my jewelry in her outfit posts. You can see the results here and here. Now, here´s a short Q&A with Dorien so you guys can get to know her a little bit better too.

VB: Tell us something about yourself.
Dorien: I am Dorien Swerts, graduate communication management. I´m currently working to save up for a Master Fashion Management in Milan. My blog is about fashion. I share outfits on my blog, things that inspire me and products I like.

VB: How would you describe your style?
Dorien: My style is very versatile. One day I can wear dresses and pumps, the other day I can wear jeans and boots.

VB: What was your latest fashion purchase?
Dorien: A pair of very cute brown heeled ankle boots from avance (take a look at them here)

VB: Which are your favorite belgian blogs?
VB: FashionataFashionfolioJe suis Sophie and Anouk meets fashion.

Our cooperation continues... Dorien wants to thank her fans with a new give away and I donated one of my necklaces from the Goldies collection to do that. Here you can find out what you have to do to win. Good luck guys!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shop update: Beaded necklaces

New in my shop: beaded necklaces... in bronze or gold, with all kinds of beads and in the colors of your
wish. You can find these necklaces on Etsy or on Facebook.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shop update: gold

Geometric shapes and golden colored jewelry is the perfect match for me lately. Simple and elegant. These pieces fit with almost every outfit.
I updated my shop on Etsy and on Facebook with these lovely pieces.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Peaches & Peaches Pt. I

I discovered the Peaches & Peaches blog about a year ago. Shortly after I moved back to Belgium, after having lived in Berlin for two years. I immediately liked it: the outfits, the pictures and they were from the same neighbourhood as I was. 

I contacted Lies and Karolien, the two girls behind the blog, and asked them if they wanted to use some of my jewelry for their outfit posts. I was excited to see how they would style jewelry with a girly and romantic touch and how they would integrate these pieces in their "rock chic look". 

The results look great as you can see in the pictures above. Lies is wearing the fly away necklace in the first two pictures and the pink teardrop earrings in the last two. 

I had a short Q&A with Lies:

VB: Tell us something about yourself.
Lies: Hi, I am Lies. 25 years old and besides pretty clothes I am crazy about cats, sushi and sipping wine with friends.

VB: When and why did you start blogging?
Lies: We started blogging in april 2012. Not for a particular reason. We both like to read blogs, so why not start one ourselves.

VB: Is there a fashion trend (previous or current) that you would never follow?
Lies: I fear that bootcut jeans are back in the picture, as a true skinny jeans fan I don´t think you´ll see me wearing a bootcut jeans any time soon.

VB: What are the three favorite items in your closet?
Lies: My black skinny jeans, a jumper I bought three years ago which is not only pretty but also carries a lot of memories and my military green winter coat I bought last year.

VB: You have traveled a lot this Summer. Are there any winter trips coming up?
Lies: There are no trips planned yet for me (boo!), but I might make some time for a little citytrip (Venice, maybe?).

VB: What are your future plans for the blog?
Lies: I hope we can go on like we do now. Maybe post more frequently with more inspirational posts and update my photography skills.

You can visit their blog and have a look at all their amazing outfits here.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Shop update: Cuff links

About time The Vintageblues started thinking about the guys! I decided to make some cuff links. Nothing too flashy, just silver and bronze colored cuff links in beautiful colors. The cuff links are 16 mm in diameter and very easy to use. So ladies, if you´re thinking about surprising your (boy)friend, take a look at my shop on Etsy or on Facebook.

Enjoy your weekend!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Shop update: Pastels

Yesterday it was so cold and windy in Hasselt, I had to wear two pairs of socks. Sigh ... it´s the end of May.
But I don´t like to complain about the weather (that´s something for old ladies), so I decided to brighten things up with these lovely pastel colored necklaces.

I made a nerdy glasses necklace and some short flower necklaces in blue, green, soft pink, white and purple.
You can find them in my shop on facebook

Let´s hope for some more sun!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Shop update: black & white

New in my shop: black & white jewelry with fun prints. It´s all you need to match your summer outfit and go out. I love geometric prints as I have mentioned before... but in black and white it creates a more chique look I believe. I can´t wait to wear these for a summer garden party. You can visit my shop here.

Here are some more cool items with black and white prints:




Friday, March 15, 2013

Surprise swap

A few weeks ago I swapped these gifts with Lieke from Liekeland. I suprised her with a handmade necklace and bobbypin and I found a lovely package on my doorstep containing a "kitchen print", two postcards and a cool bear sticker. I immediately framed the beautiful postcards and hung them on my wall (I have a big collection of frames with different prints and pictures on the wall above my couch).

Lieke is a very talented Dutch young woman who started Liekeland two years ago. Liekeland is Lieke´s small company of illustration and product design. She studies in Breda, where she will finish her illustration Major this Summer. In 2009 she graduated as a graphic designer. Lieke is currently living in Helmond with her boyfriend Dave and cat Lino.

You can buy her artwork in her shop and in different (online) shops in Europe.

Lieke, it was a pleasure swapping with you!



PS: I am always interested in swapping my jewelry for other handmade crafts. Just send me an e-mail in case you are interested:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shop update: collar clips

I updated my shop with these handmade collar clips. So easy to create an original and vintage look with these clips. You can find them in my Etsy shop or on facebook.

Enjoy your weekend!