Ever wondered how my place looks like? How many MCM stuff I have? How many Polaroids I have stored in my home?
If you are from Belgium and/or you speak Dutch, you’ve probably seen and/or read this OUNI x COFFEE KLATCH feature before.
I’m nominated for the WEEKEND BLOG AWARDS in the category PHOTOGRAPHY.
Now ain’t that something!
Very happy and proud to announce that my little blog made it into one of my favorite magazines, THE WORD.
I’m featured in THE YELLOW ALBUM‘s photography special, a feature focussing on Polaroid projects the magazine took a shine to, together with Gilles Kasverdenko’s PORNALOID, a blog I’m very fond of myself.
I love The Word for their specific and carefully chosen topics, excellent, raw, ‘in your face’ photography and their fashion editorials.
Check out this video from the fashion edit that went with the Yellow Album.
Not bad right? And uhm…Can somebody tell Sébastian Bonin I want to work with him.
Big shout out to THE WORD mag for the love and support. You can also check out the complete feature online here.
ps: My real troopers might notice a Polaroid that I have not yet published the story around… I will post this story tonight around midnight. Stay frosty for that one…
Small press feature in Belgian quality newspaper DE STANDAARD weekend edition.
The feature is about what SUNDAY means for me and basically it means:
Sleeping late, enjoy a late breakfast, if the weather is nice hang on the beach of Ostend, have a good ol’ PIMM’S in Copador or Lafayette around aperitive hour, and finish the night with listening to Lefto’s radio show and/or Laid Back Radio.
Simple. Just like that.
Special thanks to BravoSix for getting me a DS copy. Newspaper was completely sold out in Ostend!
Very happy about this beautiful press feature in Belgian weekend edition of the DE MORGEN newspaper for their photography special.
The feature is about ‘Analogue survivors and their love for slow photography’ and why we choose to do what we do in this digital era.
Accompanied with the press feature came this amazing picture shot by Belgian photographer GUY KOKKEN.
Thank you GUY for this beautiful picture and special thanks to DE MORGEN for featuring this little blog…
Check out this sweet one minute portrait DENNIS SWIATKOWSKI made of me.
It’s like… ‘A POLAROID STORY…THE COMMERCIAL’ (read this with a very soft, whispering voice)
Or something. Hahahaha.
I met Dennis a little while ago on this FRESHCOTTON x BLEND MAGAZINE collaboration in Amsterdam. Meeting new people is always nice, but sometimes you meet somebody new and you immediately click, and well… that’s even nicer.
I felt right at ease with Dennis, he had a laid back but funny vibe about him and we quickly found out we had the same point of view on stuff. He told me about his one minute portrait concept he was working on and asked if I wanted to be a part of it, and I happily accepted his invitation.
It took us a while to match agenda’s and because Ostend was a bit too far, we decided to split distance and shoot at the Antwerp harbour. Dennis’ main idea was to shoot a one minute portrait of different individuals for his blog called GET YOUR PLANE RIGHT ON TIME.
I like the fact that it’s shot by the harbour and by water, and that the surroundings aren’t perfect. Because my world isn’t either. I even like the barbwire I’m standing next too. And the fact that the fence is green. My favorite colour.
I think it’s a genuine yet sweet portrait of me, how I look in my daily life and it portraits in a somewhat poetic way my my love for my blog, Polaroids and you know… a little bling. :)
I like the end of the video, caus I feel like it tells that I’m walking off to my next story with my Polaroid camera in my briefcase.
Anyway… I hope you like it.
Here are some quick backstage shots my friend SABINE PEETERS took in between takes.
The lovely scenery of the day.
I tried ‘the hiding behing my POLATRON trick’, but Dennis wasn’t really falling for it.
“camera’s rolling…TAKE 335!”
“aaaaand…IT’S A WRAP!”
Definitely keep on eye on Dennis and his GET YOUR PLANE RIGHT ON TIME blog where he’ll feature his short One Minute Portraits, other fashion related videos, street fashion photography, overall fashion week coverage, and the complementary nightlife shots from time to time.
Thank you Dennis for this lovely portrait… #liefde
Yup. That’s me on the left. All dressed up in black, hair blowing in the wind.
I was very flattered when BTHERE, the magazine of Brussels Airlines asked me to be part of this ‘BRIGHT YOUNG BELGIANS’ feature with 9 other very inspiring and creative people. The main idea was to get everybody glammed up, with a touch of Vanity Fair.
How can one say no to that?
Plùs, I thought the whole thing was brilliant, because all those people bored to death on a Brussels Airline flight will grab the magazine and read about 10 interesting folks and their work. Quite the change in comparison with those damn perfume and suitcase articles, right?
But the most fun part of the day was hanging with the following very talented people:
‘The Writer Cartoonist’ FLEUR VAN GRONINGEN – ‘The Chef’ DAVIE SCHELLEMANS – ‘The Designer’ DEEVIE VERMETTEN
‘The Musicians’ JOY WELLBOY ‘The Actor’ TITUS DEVOOGDT
‘The Fashion Designer’ LENNY LELEU
And ofcourse… lil’ ol’ me.
‘The Blogger’ aka moi
Although I was slightly nervous to go in front of the camera again (lately I’m more comfortable behind it) I’m very happy with this picture.
Thank you to Orla Mckeating & Charline for making a gal look good. Big up to Nino, for picking out this lovely MAX AZRIA BCBG dress.
Special thanks to Stephanie Duval, for believing in me and my work.
All pictures by LIEVEN DIRCKX
I’m sorry JIMMY CHOO, I love you and you are sex on heels and all that, but my god, a girl might aswell amputate her toes off.
Respect for all women rocking them on the daily. These shoes are killers.
The year is coming to it’s end, and so is this little blog’s content…
Don’t worry. I still have a few small surprises in store, but I’ll leave that for next week.
For now, I wanted to share this little press feature with you all.
A while ago I was invited to come to AMSTERDAM (gotta love my AmsterDajumn! troopers) to participate in a little experiment and make an editorial for BLEND MAGAZINE together with 5 other bloggers :
I was the only Belgian gal invited amongst the other fellow invitees, so I was pretty nervous.
Together with my bestie SABINE PEETERS who ended up helping out on the shoot, we travelled to Amsterdam.
It turned out to be a very long and challenging day and I even unexpectedly ended up in the model department replacing a model that didn’t show up. Oh well…
Here’s the visual recap of that day….
Serena doing her thing in the make-up department
my girl Sabine taking care of hair
Dennis & Cindy snapping away on the first set
Me, styled by CINDY in all FRESHCOTTON everythang #fresh
Me , trying to make sense on camera
RORY (production) & DENNIS up for some trouble
2nd Set : Alvar dotting the i on the menswear
SONNY GROO, fashion editor @ Blend, keeping an eye on things
Dennis & Dennis in a shooting galore
models flaunting FRESHCOTTON gear
SONNY GROO. #nevernotstyling
Alvar and Dennis doing their thing
straight Timberland-esk model chilling on Set 3 #hot
DENNIS & ALVAR #hotter
We placed a tent in a park. #uhu
Dennis, Dennis & Alver. #focused
Me and Cindy. #bonding
Alvar recapping the day on camera
Branko, doing the same
Thank you FRESH COTTON & WE ARE FIRST to invite me and make me a part of this experiment. I’m very grateful to meet new people and it turned out to be a learning experience.
Special shout-out to my new favorite set boys ever: DENNIS, ALVAR & RORY.
Check out this little video recap of the day. It’s Dutch spoken, so please only watch If you are curious about my heavy Flemish seaside accent.
And yes. That’s me laying on a table….#longstory