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BLOGGER CLOSET SALE @ Antwerp Fashion Festival

6 Sep

Dear readers,

You might have noticed that Antwerp Fashion Festival is coming closer as various articles in the media have already raised attention for this cool upcoming event .

So next weekend (Friday 13 & Saturday 14 September 2013) it’s time to get your shopping bags out and visit Antwerp  , because there will be a whole lot of interesting fashion-related acivities planned in the city centre: workshops, special discounts, tours, shop openings, you name it, they got it!


The side-event at AFF  that is most anticipated by myself is the BLOGGER CLOSET SALE, which is hosted by Elien Migalski from  Dogs&Dresses  in collaboration with Antwerp Fashion Festival.

During this 2 day closet sale frenzy, various bloggers will offer some of their (often) unworn clothes and accessories for discount prices. Flemish Fashion Freaks will also be present with a lot of cool items for you to snap up, so be sure to visit us at Happaertstraat 26 in Antwerp (sidestreet of Kammenstraat) on Friday night between 17:00 and 22:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 .

My personal pièce de resistance for the closet sale is my turquoise Balenciaga Day shoulder bag, which will be sold for a very affordable low price 3x lower than the original retail price… Next to that there will also be a lot of unworn boots in size 41, print dresses and beautiful wool coats in pop colors…Sounds interesting, no?

So be sure to visit us at the BLOGGER CLOSET SALE at AFF next weekend, it will be a fun 2 days with lots of clothes, chatter and friends.

With love, Nona


Stocksale alert @ Essentiel !

29 Nov

Stocksale alert @ Essentiel !

Dear readers,

Today I visited the Essentiel pre-stocksale and scored myself some wonderful new items (which will be shown in future outfit posts soon) at very reasonable prices about 50 to 70% lower than in store,

I bought 3 soft and colourful cardigans (green, dark blue and purple) and a printed silk wrap dress… Quite the loot if you ask me !

The best news is that from tomorrow (Friday 30th of November) the Essentiel stocksale will be open for everyone who’s interested as today was the VIP sale.

So get your shop on ad score some pretty items to kickstart your weekend! Maybe we’ll see each other there as I’m returning tomorrow to help a friend find some items.

Here are all the details you need about the stocksale event!

Friday 30th Nov from 9.00 to 19.00
Saturday 1st Dec from 9.00 to 18.00

Terbekehofdreef 47 – 2610 Wilrijk


Do not wear Essentiel clothing to the stocksale – Cash only

With love, Nona

Comma hits Belgium

8 May

Dear readers,

Last week I was invited to the occial press opening of the first Belgian Comma store in Antwerp.

Store openings are most often the equivalent of good food, nice music and seeing co-bloggers and press people for a lovely chat.This was no exception: GREAT food, a live performance, free hair & make-up and the company of my sweet fellow bloggers!

I planned to stay only for an hour or so but in the end I was there for 3 full hours, as it was so much fun seeing everyone again after abeing absent a few months in the fashion circuit, due to hectic work schedules.

Comma is a part of a German fashion concern which also has S.Oliver in his portfolio. By consequence, they have created the Comma store as a part of the big renewed S.Oliver store on the Meir, they do have separate entrances but you can easily walk from one shop into the other part and therefore combine both collections in the dressing room.Comma is a bit more expensive than S.Olliver and for that reason maybe a bit more suited for the already working women ‘or bring a sponsor, that also works!).

Below some pictures of the new store, where we saw lots of bright (flower) prints, casual chino trousers and coloured blazers in fuchsia, orange, green and more! Me likey!

Ofcourse, no shop can officially be opened without me buying at least one (in this case : MORE) items from the new collections.

To see my loot, you’ll have to wait a few days, as the weather was not allowing any outfit posts for the last few days, BOE! But I promise, they will appear soon enough!

What do you think of the new shop?

Adress :

Meir 32-36
2000 Antwerp

With love, Nona

New designer pop up store in Antwerp drives us wild with desire!

13 Nov

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Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, A.F. Vandevorst, Vanessa Bruno, Paul & Joe Sister, See by Chloe, Carven, IRO, NDC, Les Petites … labels we love for mini prices? We’re in!

Until January 31st 2012, at temporary outlet store Zuid/Pop in Scheldestraat 72 in 2000 Antwerp, you can shop to your heart’s (ànd your wallet’s- cash only!) delight- not just for clothes, but also for shoes, accessories, books and cosmetics. Open on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM until 6 PM. What’s not to love? Go, go, go!!!

Love & light


Event report – Arrow launch @ Oxford Antwerp

13 Sep

Dear readers,

Last week Flemish Fashion Freaks got invited to the official European launch of the shirt brand Arrow at the Oxford store in downtown Antwerp. It was a wonderful evening filled with delightful cocktails, exquisite hors d’oeuvres and nice people to chat to.

We also got the opportunity to browse in the richly filled publicity archive of Arrow throughout different decades and even centuries, you can browse through it as well by looking at the mood pictures of the event.

Talking to Marie-France from Oona

For those of you who don’t know Arrow (yet), here’s a brief introduction.

Over the course of 3 centuries the Arrow brand has consistently offered a deep reflection of authentic American fashion. Boasting 160 years of rich history and experience Arrow remained steady amid continual shifts in the market and has evolved into an international brand.

The first Arrow collection under PVH Europe launching at retail Fall 2011 will feature a three tier men’s shirt assortment comprimising: classic, casual and contemporary. Each unique collection wil be reinterpreted for the modern world with detail surprises. Casual material might be used in a formal way and smart details suprisethe most casual styles. The collection will offer shirts that are distinctly refined, structured, and tailored for comfort with a liberated to-the-point attitude. Each tier is defined by unique fabrics inspired from its own encyclopedia archive, for instance: unique chambrays with ‘ombre’ plaids, window-pane checks with neutrals, and by fits that make a powerful statement. Alongside the main collections there is also a dedicated range know as “The Arrow White shirt”. After all, a stylish man can never have too many white shirts. Arrow presents its collections quarterly to the market, with a price range from 69 to 99 euro’s.

Arrow’s authentic global presence is committed to providing quality apparel that embody the heritage of the company and deliver superior quality to consumers. From a one-room workshop in Troy,NY, Arrow is now fully owned subsidiary of PVH Corp., having excecutive officesin both New York City and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Arrow remainds true to its roots, drawing inspiration from the past to create an updated and appealing look.

Arrow’s unique DNA is present through its extensive fabric archive, which Michael Arts, President of PHV Europe, sourced in an effort to rediscover Arrow’s rich heritage dating back to 1851. The brand’s credible American heritage will be illustrated through PVH Europe’s Arrow collection will was launched during the event at Oxford Antwerp.

Models for the new Fall  campaign are topmodel Bar Rafaeli and Josh Duhamel, also known as mister Fergie. I love the sexy just out-of-bed vibe of these pictures, what about you?

With love, Nona

My wishlist at Forever 21

27 Aug

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Next Monday I will attend the press opening of the Forever 21 store in Antwerp, so I looked online to see if they sell the kind of clothes that I like (ie, vintage hippie style with a twist) and lo & behold, they do! Not sure if all of the pieces shown in this photo gallery will be for sale there,  but I’ll do my best to get my hands on at least a few of them and will keep you informed. And don’t forget: from September 3 everybody can go crazy in Forever 21 on Antwerp’s Meir!