Sir Richard

Sir Richard

When I first heard about Sir Richard, I immediately knew I wanted to experience their full treatment. One fresh haircut and sacrificed beard later, I made this video of the entire process. The hair salon / barbershop opened recently across the National Bank in Antwerp and what a place it is! Steven Richard and Sigi […] more…
Antwerp Pride, the Video Report

Antwerp Pride, the Video Report

What an unforgettable Pride Week! Antwerp has shown that it knows how to party! The Midsummer Opening Party at Draakplaats, Extravaganza, the Pride Parade, Wave Festival, the Closing Street Party with De Draaiende Dozen and a concert of Conchita Wurst. Just putting these events in a row makes me exhausted again. Exhausted and very happy, […] more…
Conchita Wurst: Drag, Fashion & Music

Conchita Wurst: Drag, Fashion & Music

Wow, what a Pride Week! I just got back from the closing party with the main act being Conchita Wurst. The Eurovision 2014 winner performed in front of the town hall while it was raining cats and dogs. It even rained so badly that they had to evacuate the stage in the middle of her […] more…
AQAF film and literature night

AQAF film and literature night

3 Things you missed if you weren’t at the AQAF film and literature night This week I am the Antwerp Pride blogger for ThisIsAntwerp. Read the original post HERE. Yesterday evening I went to the film and literature event of the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. In case you weren’t there, here are the 3 awesome […] more…
Farrow & Ball: the Big Reveal

Farrow & Ball: the Big Reveal

Here it is: the ‘Big Reveal’ of the Farrow & Ball Flea Market Challenge! For those of you who haven’t read my previous article, the Challenge was to give new life to an old piece of furniture, using the paint by Farrow & Ball. I got this lovely display case and I’ve turned it into […] more…
Farrow & Ball Flea Market Challenge

Farrow & Ball Flea Market Challenge

Great news! Farrow & Ball has asked me to be one of the two Belgian bloggers for their Flea Market Challenge! The British high-end paint and wallpaper company wants to show that with a bit of paint and imagination you can give new life to old furniture. I got a budget of €25 to find […] more…
Antwerp Academy SHOW2014

Antwerp Academy SHOW2014

Yesterday I went to the show of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Antwerp. A great moment to make another video report AND for a little collab. My partner Jonas Beldé, who also graduated as a fashion designer last year, accompanied me and made notes about this year’s designs on the runway. He […] more…
A Touch of Pin-Up

A Touch of Pin-Up

Gee-whiz! A new swell photo shoot! I’m a big fan of old pin-up posters and I wanted to recreate the same feeling in this lingerie and beachwear shoot. The star of it all: my friend Bo. Her face has this retro kind of beauty and I wanted to capture it. The original idea to do […] more…
Pretty Belgian

Pretty Belgian

La Belgique, c’est chique! I’ve recently discovered some nice new Belgian designers and rediscovered some other local treasures. Gioia Seghers graduated last year and has already started her own eponymous clothing line. That audacity: I love it! Her collection seems very Belgian to me: simple, clean design with beautiful fabrics, textures and techniques. I’ve made […] more…
Top Ten: AW14 Shoes

Top Ten: AW14 Shoes

I noticed I took a lot of shoe pictures during my visits at the press days in Brussels and Antwerp. The perfect occasion to make a shoe top 10 for the Autumn-Winter 2014 season. 10. Rubber monochrome Converse All-Stars Perfect for the festival season! Too bad they’ll only be sold after Dour Festival, which I’ll […] more…
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

Wow! What an experience! I’ve finally met a band that I was already following since 2007: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate). Yes, that’s a band name. I’ve discovered EEIWALE through Myspace (you know, in the pre-Facebook era of our civilization) and I was instantly hooked. The guitars and drums along with the half-screaming […] more…
Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

The new exhibition at MoMu, the Antwerp Fashion Museum, is all about feathers and plumes. ‘Birds of Paradise’ shows the versatility of the feather in fashion, with some impressive haute couture pieces as the stars of the exhibition. The first look you’ll see, for example, is a dress from the Thierry Mugler Haute Couture SS1997 […] more…
Aïcha Selects Acne

Aïcha Selects Acne

Meet Aïcha Laenen. This Belgian stylist moved to Paris over four years ago and currently does the styling for Bullett Magazine, with a couple of personal projects on the side. I joined her during Paris Fashion Week for her ‘rendez-vous’ at Acne Studios, where the new AW14 collection was presented. I thought it would be […] more…
Esther Perbandt AW14

Esther Perbandt AW14

I met Esther Perbandt a couple of weeks ago in Berlin. The designer has a small store in the center of the German capital where she sells her eponymous brand. I immediately loved her clothes and ended up buying a pair of magnificent black costume trousers. (You’ll be able to see them shortly on lookbook.nu/strutterview) […] more…
Isabelle Baines: the Valentin Reinterpreted

Isabelle Baines: the Valentin Reinterpreted

Finally a week back in Belgium, so that means a new post! I love different fields of arts coming together so this event here was right up my alley. Knitwear designer Isabelle Baines and scenographer Bob Verhelst invited 28 artists – 14 men and 14 women – to interpret and incorporate her most basic sweater, […] more…
Magnum 25 Years

Magnum 25 Years

I absolutely love chocolate, so you can imagine how I felt when I got my invitation to 25 years of Magnum at the first Belgian edition of Le Salon du Chocolat. This chocolate fair was amazing. It was all things chocolate, including a fashion show, an exhibition and lots of tastings. Still, the highlight of […] more…
PrimaDonna Show

PrimaDonna Show

A PrimaDonna fashion show on a boat: I couldn’t miss that one. The Belgian brand is part of the Van de Velde group, which specializes in high quality lingerie and swimwear for women with bigger cup sizes. I really liked the presentation: women were represented as women, not as 20-something teenagers or angels. Girls with […] more…
Dance into the New Year

Dance into the New Year

Happy 2014! With a new year come new resolutions and… a new photo shoot! This time starring yours truly. I teamed up with Cesar Nascimento, who wanted to broaden his photography horizons, stepping away from nude and experimenting with fashion. In return I got complete creative freedom and lots of fun. The concept for the […] more…
Paris Culi: 10 Belles

Paris Culi: 10 Belles

10 Belles is this super cute coffee bar near Canal Saint-Martin. I had a nice, strong cappuccino on the go. Jonas also took one of their hyper delicious pastries. We didn’t stay inside, but 10 Belles has a couple of seats and a mezzanine with a cool interior. Having coffee and pastry with your boyfriend […] more…
Paris Culi: La Chambre aux Oiseaux

Paris Culi: La Chambre aux Oiseaux

La Chambre aux Oiseaux is a great place to lunch if you happen to be near the 19th arrondissement or Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. The interior is super cosy: granny-chic is the best term to describe it, I think. We went for a chai latte, “Le Club” and a “Belle Salade”. Totally tasty! The service […] more…
Paris Culi: Ladurée

Paris Culi: Ladurée

My visit at Ladurée was definitely a culinary highlight in my life. My boyfriend Jonas took me to the main Ladurée salon on the Champs Elysées as part of my birthday gift. (The other part was a show at Lido!!!) I have to confess: I had a foodgasm. My dessert was a marvelous creation of […] more…
Paris Culi: Le Loir dans la Théière

Paris Culi: Le Loir dans la Théière

Le Loir dans la Théière has my favourite lemon meringue in the entire world. It is just scandalously delicious… and big. Their quiches are exquisite as well, and their hot chocolate too. Basically, everything that you put in your mouth over there is a piece of heaven. The interior of the place has references to […] more…
Paris Culi: Rose Bakery

Paris Culi: Rose Bakery

Rose Bakery near Montmartre was the last place where we ate in Paris. Since having to choose would be cruel to ourselves, we decided to try a selection of five different cakes. Green tea cake, pecan pie, gluten-free chocolate cake, a brownie and a muffin. Yes, we went all the way. There are four Rose […] more…
C&A 2.0

C&A 2.0

C&A invited me for the brand’s new shopping concept in the heart of Paris. I have to admit that if you’d asked me my top 10 of shops, C&A wouldn’t be in the list. Still, I was triggered and curious. Especially because one of my friends has recently started as a trainee at their marketing […] more…
Gita’s Top 10: SS14 Press Days

Gita’s Top 10: SS14 Press Days

Strutter View has a guest! Meet my girl Gita Van Goethem. She’s a great pal, but also especially a girl with a daring and great sense of style, a sharp pen and a curiosity for public relations. In short, she was the ideal companion for the Antwerp SS14 Press Days. Check out her top 10 […] more…
Vincent’s Top 10: Press Days SS14

Vincent’s Top 10: Press Days SS14

This edition of the Antwerp Press Days was extra fun, because I had the lovely company and wonderful support of my friend Gita who made her Top 10 selection of the SS14 women’s collections. That gave me the freedom to give some extra attention to the men’s collections and lifestyle brands. Double win! Here are […] more…
The Creation of an It Girl

The Creation of an It Girl

Meet Karlien. Calling her a handbag collector would be like saying Andy Warhol was just a painter. She is a bag-aholic, as she calls it herself, who knows where to find the best vintage pieces, how to distinguish the real from the fake and she has a hallucinating collection including both timeless classics and precious […] more…
Home Autour du Monde

Home Autour du Monde

I’ve discovered a hidden pearl for interior accessories and small furniture: Home Autour du Monde at the Bensimon shop in Brussels (not to be confused with Maison du Monde). I only knew Bensimon before from the typical colourful shoes, but apparently the brand wants to bring some ‘joie de vivre’ in your home as well. […] more…
Casa Bacardi

Casa Bacardi

You don’t get a key with a bat in 3D every day, so you can imagine how curious I was when I received the invitation for Casa Bacardi. The pop up bar is located in the majestic art deco Maison Wielemans in Brussels. An architectural pearl. I simply had to go. I love cocktails. So […] more…
HAY Flagship Store

HAY Flagship Store

My friend Maxime Heirbaut (and boyfriend of Strutter View’s Britt Valkenborghs) opened the HAY Flagship Store in Antwerp last week. I’m an interior design addict, especially if it’s Scandinavian, so I had to go. HAY is all about cozy minimalism: pure lines with natural materials and playful colours. The mix of furniture pieces and a […] more…
Aperos Bordeaux

Aperos Bordeaux

If you think Bordeaux wines are boring, think again. My former classmate Jens invited me to the last edition of Aperos Bordeaux at Bar Bounce to have a tasting of cocktails based on the wines of that region. Every type of wine had its cocktail: white, red, rosé and sparkling. I’m finally released from the […] more…
LFW: Conchita Perez SS14

LFW: Conchita Perez SS14

The big surprise of London Fashion Week: Conchita Perez. The name may sound like a brand for colourful cocktail dresses and mermaid gowns, but then you’re in for a fashion shock. Conchita Perez sent dramatic high end cyborg-ish models on the runway, coming out of a vortex or black hole. At the same time you […] more…
LFW: Somerset House

LFW: Somerset House

Somerset House: the epicenter of London Fashion Week. Thanks to the invite by Katrien Van Hecke (watch the video report about her SS14 collection) I could go to all the showrooms and I even ended up on a 3rd row seat for Jean-Pierre Braganza. Granted, it wasn’t the most exciting show ever – very well […] more…
LFW: Katrien Van Hecke SS14

LFW: Katrien Van Hecke SS14

Belgian designer Katrien Van Hecke invited me to discover her Spring/Summer 2014 collection during London Fashion Week and since I had already planned to go there, I gladly accepted. She is one of the more successful stories of the KASK Fashion Department, where she graduated in 2008. Her showroom was in the Estethica wing of […] more…
From Instagram to Print

From Instagram to Print

I kind of broke with a tradition this summer: usually I buy a disposable camera to eternalize my most precious holiday moments, but this year I chose something else. The Instagram photo booklets from Hema are a great and super cheap way to make your summer memories more tangible. I was even so lucky to […] more…
Fine for the Festivals

Fine for the Festivals

Himalaya 29°n – 81°e, it’s for sure not the easiest name, but the new universal balm by Cîme became my festival buddy at Rock Werchter… and of my friends! This first aid cream helped a lot for the typical little discomforts you may experience at a festival. I think sleeping in a tent is really […] more…
Studio Collect

Studio Collect

My friend Magaly Hermans has started a collabortion with fellow young jewelry designers Hermien Cassiers, Saskia Govaerts and Hannah Van Lith at Borgerhout, Antwerp. The name of their collective: Studio Collect. Together these ladies have created a collection of contemporary pieces that is fresh, very wearable, affordable yet still of high quality. Silver and gold […] more…
Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Vincent

Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Vincent

Wow! Time flies! It’s been exactly two years since we launched Strutter View and I guess I can speak for the three of us when I say we didn’t expect to get so much feedback and meet so many wonderful people. Thank you all for visiting our site and responding to our posts. Thank you […] more…
Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Julie

Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Julie

Time flies when you are having fun. This is probably the best expression to describe how I’ve felt about the past two years. I would like to start and thank everybody for believing in our blog. Strutter View started as a spontaneous idea during a cup of coffee and turned out to be so much […] more…
Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Britt

Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Britt

Happy Birthday Strutter View! Today marks the 2nd anniversary of our beautiful brainchild. What started out as three friends having fun had turned into a real part of our lives and identity. I think I can safely say for all of us that we started this website with no expectations at all, but we’ve gained […] more…
Seven Rooms

Seven Rooms

Seven Rooms is a concept store (where have we heard that term again?) in one of the coolest retail spaces in Antwerp. It was formerly the place of the ‘Walter Store’ of Walter Van Beirendonck. Now it’s a clothes, accessories and interior store which perfectly combines style and playfulness. These Penelope Chilvers loafers are just […] more…
Pure Belgian & Beautiful

Pure Belgian & Beautiful

A new generation of Belgian designers is emerging. They are fighting against big brands to get a place in your closet and most importantly on your body. Meet Krjst, Joanne Vanden Avenne, Filles à Papa and Marc Philippe Coudeyre. The latest Belgian success story is Krjst. The new label won last year’s MODO Award. The […] more…
Time for a new haircut

Time for a new haircut

All you girls will understand this; going to the hairdresser is always a bit scary. The last time I cut my hair was in august 2012. Yes, almost a year ago. When Michel Sas – personal hairdresser – heard this he laughed and said it was about time that I came to his salon. Michel […] more…
A talk with MS MR

A talk with MS MR

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to meet vocalist Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow from the pop band MS MR. They will release their new album Second Rapture this week and I absolutely love it. So press play to listen to their great songs while reading this post. If you are a […] more…
O Mensch by Nono C.

O Mensch by Nono C.

Antwerp’s got a new contemporary dance company: Nono C. I was lucky to be able to attend their premiere of ‘O Mensch’ at Kievitsnest. The venue is a former church that was turned into a local cultural center. The match between the place and the dance piece couldn’t be better. One light beam. A hooded […] more…
What’s for dinner?

What’s for dinner?

Do you need some inspiration for a quick dinner/lunch? Last weekend I tried a very easy puff pastry pie recipe with zucchini and rucola. What do you need? - 50gr Rucola - 30gr mozzarella - puff pastry - one egg - parmigiamo - 1/2 zucchini 1. Cut the 1/2 of the zucchini in pieces.  2. […] more…
Thursday Dinners

Thursday Dinners

During the fall of 2012, we discovered Thursday Dinners, a food blog founded by the lovely Louise. Actually Thursday Dinners is so much more than just a food blog. There’s more to the story than just delicious recipes. Basically the idea is that Louise invites you to come over and have dinner in her home […] more…
Jean Paul Gaultier Expo

Jean Paul Gaultier Expo

I went to the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition during my 2 days in Rotterdam and, to say it in a nutshell, I was amazed. Though JPG hates the term, it’s a retrospective exhibition with a different aspect of his universe in every room. Kunsthal Rotterdam did a really good job with original presentation ideas. Some of […] more…
Beauty at Hema BXL

Beauty at Hema BXL

This time pictures really do speak louder than words, because a renewed Hema store opened its doors a couple of weeks ago. This store was inspired by the Hema beauty stores in The Netherlands, since there’s a beauty ‘shop-in-shop’ in it. It’s the first Belgian Hema store with that kind of beauty department, isn’t that […] more…
Rotterdam: Holland’s Hidden Pearl

Rotterdam: Holland’s Hidden Pearl

What a city! Rotterdam took my heart by surprise. In just 75 minutes from Antwerp I was there with Eurolines (€20 back and forth). The reason for my Roffa trip was the invitation of my friend Lindsey to stay in a design hotel for free as her ‘plus one’. Got to love Bongo. Here she’s […] more…
Wolf. by Sofie Claes

Wolf. by Sofie Claes

Since the first time I saw the work of Sofie Claes it immediately appealed to me. Wolf. by Sofie Claes is a brand with subtle yet beautiful hues, tones and shades. The lines and drapings of the silhouettes are clean but creative. Just as I like it. I had the opportunity to see (and feel) […] more…
The Big You 3

The Big You 3

It has been a while, but recently we went to an event with all three of us again, and not just any event: The Big You 2013. It was one big fun experience with all kinds of workshops, organized by Unlimited PR in the beautiful Felixpakhuis in Antwerp. Make up tips by MAC Cosmetics, coffee […] more…
Music worth sharing

Music worth sharing

With a new season comes a new music mood -or so it is with me anyway, and because I’ve got some new songs on my most played list recently I thought I’d share them with you all. First I’d like to say something about these amazing headphones you see on the picture below. I’ve seen […] more…
JILI Bubble Tea

JILI Bubble Tea

Bubble tea: such a cute drink it’s no wonder it comes from Asia. I already mentioned the beverage briefly in my post about Japan Expo but this time I want to introduce you to THE bubble tea bar of Antwerp: JILI. The idea is simple: choose your favourite tea, select one of the many flavours […] more…
CONTEST : Hema will keep you warm

CONTEST : Hema will keep you warm

Did your grandma give you yet another horrible scarf last holidays? Or did you fall for the typical trap during sales? (“Oh, so much discount on that scarf. I’ll buy it though it’s not exactly my taste”) Basically you’re in desperate need for a new scarf? Well, worry no longer! We’re here to help you […] more…
Coffee Crazy

Coffee Crazy

Coffee is not just a beverage, it’s a cup of liquid deliciousness. That’s why we shouldn’t be too easily satisfied with our daily cup. Life’s too short to drink bad coffee, right? Just before I started studying for my exams, Illy invited me to join a coffee tasting, where I’ve learned a lot about Illy […] more…
FAP Calendar Project

FAP Calendar Project

Filles à Papa must be one of my favourite upcoming Belgian brands. Most of that is due to its strong visual identity: rock’n'roll glam for sensual and strong young women. Founders Carol ans Sarah Piron have now taken that concept to the next level: a nude calendar, with shots by their house photographer Grégory Derkenne. […] more…
An acoustic session with Kodaline

An acoustic session with Kodaline

Last monday I had the opportunity to meet Kodaline at the headquarters of Sony Music Belgium. I discovered Kodaline thanks to Leila from Smosblog. She showed me the video of the beautiful song “All I want”  and I was immediately hooked. I have to admit that this song makes me a bit emotional. The video is so […] more…
Paris: Friendship, Love & Fashion

Paris: Friendship, Love & Fashion

Oh, Paris: always a pleasure. My excuse to jump on the Thalys this time was ASVOFF5. A Shaded View On Fashion Film is a short film festival completely dedicated to fashion, beauty and style, organized in Centre Pompidou by Diane Pernet. I was one of her interns two years ago, so it was the perfect […] more…
Lunch at Balls & Glory

Lunch at Balls & Glory

Happy New Year! How did you celebrate it? Do you have a long list of resolutions for 2013 ? Well I have something you might want to put on your 2013 to-do list. Chef Wim Ballieu is known in Flanders for his television baking show where he shows us how to create those delicious pastries. Between preparing […] more…
Café Costume: renewed Antwerp store

Café Costume: renewed Antwerp store

Men in suits. I think these three simple words are the beginning of many a daydream. Only, at Café Costume these dreams can become reality. We already got a taste of what the tailoring company is all about during their event in Ghent and now it was the time for the boutique in Antwerp to […] more…
My Analogue Summer 2012

My Analogue Summer 2012

The weather in Belgium is so cold and quite depressing right now, I think the best antidote is to look at your pictures of last summer. As every year, I bought two disposable cameras and registered some of my favourite moments of July till September. Here we go! The simple pleasure of hanging outside in […] more…
Holiday Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is around the corner and this is probably the point where everyone is freaking out about choosing the right (last-minute) gifts for the loved ones. Well in that case, we’ve got some good news for you. Strutter View is giving away this amazing beauty set […] more…
Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition

Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition

Meet my favourite accessory of 2012: the Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition. These headphones are simply genious. They look awesome, are collapsible and the sound quality is phenomenal. But wait! There is more: First of all I’m a total sucker for fabrics with a story and especially for tweed. And this isn’t just regular tweed: it’s […] more…
Cîme: Resisting Danish Air

Cîme: Resisting Danish Air

I took some products of the new Belgian beauty brand Cîme back to where they come from: nature. Ok, Danish river banks are not really the Himalayan hights, but it’s a start. A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely lunch with the founding ladies Anke and Isabel. They both left their lives as […] more…
SS13 Musthaves!

SS13 Musthaves!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Yeah. People who know me well are probable already annoyed by the fact that I’m a BIG winter fan and a true Christmas fanatic. Also, it’s a […] more…
Berlin calling

Berlin calling

It’s already been more than two weeks since Lionel and I were in Berlin. We booked this trip on our way back from Sweden. It’s fair to say that we’ve both been bitten by the wanderlust bug. To be honest, we chose our hostel quite randomly. I know Plus hostels from when I was travelling […] more…
Second Hand Second Life 2012

Second Hand Second Life 2012

Just like last year, we were invited to Second Hand Second Life. The annual charity fashion show of Les Petits Riens/Spullenhulp invites Belgian designers to create a micro collection that can be put up for auction. The participating fashion designers were Atelier Marchal, Aurore Brun, Carine Gilson, Delvaux, Édouard Vermeulen (Natan), Elvis Pompilio, Emilie Beaumont, […] more…
Berlin Coffee Society

Berlin Coffee Society

During my stay in Berlin I had the opportunity to have a cup of delicious slow coffee with Ralf. The owner of the coffee bar No Fire, No Glory and one of the brains behind Berlin Coffee Society. Some of you might know that I’m a curious girl, so when I heard about this society […] more…
Protection for Paris

Protection for Paris

As promised, I present you – completely in the “Dude, you better take care of yourself” spirit of Movember – the first of some skin care products I’m testing. I took the Weleda Intensive Cream for Men with me for my weekend in Paris. The perfect moment to check if it helps my skin in […] more…
Sumo & Pure’s SS13

Sumo & Pure’s SS13

Brussels is promising. That’s what I learned during the press days of the PR agencies Sumo and Pure. Besides the obvious amount of whites and pastels, I discovered some other – dare I use the word? – trends amongst their brands. For Sumo I was especially attracted towards the collections of agnès b. and Lacoste. […] more…
Mix & Match your own Fatboy Baboesjka

Mix & Match your own Fatboy Baboesjka

So last week I told you all about my trip to Dutch Design Week. But there’s one thing I still have to talk to you guys about: the Fatboy Baboesjka. You probably know Fatboy from their famous bean bags and/or hammocks, but there’s so much more to the brand than you probably know. When I […] more…
Stockholm Coffee : Aeropress bar & V60

Stockholm Coffee : Aeropress bar & V60

Of course I couldn’t visit Stockholm without checking out some coffee bars. I didn’t have the time to visit them all. I’d probably go in a caffeine coma, but there were two places that I really liked. They are both located in the trendy neighborhood Söder. The first one we visited was Johan & Nyström. […] more…
Japan Expo

Japan Expo

I’m a sucker for Japan. The food, the language, the ancient culture and the one of today… I am so intrigued by it. So when I read there would be a huge Japan Expo in Brussels, I had no other choice but to go. What an amazing atmosphere! My geeky side was flourishing with all […] more…
From Denmark to Sweden

From Denmark to Sweden

Since we are so close to Sweden, my travel buddy and I decided to visit this famous country. Students don’t have an endless budget to travel so that is why I had to put my planning skills to the test. We ended up taking a bus, ferry and train. With a total of 1260 km, […] more…
1 Day in Venice

1 Day in Venice

I can be quite impulsive from time to time. This time my impulsive act was to treat my boyfriend to a trip to Venice without him knowing. Well, in the end he found out anyway, but that didn’t ruin the fun at all. We were only there for one long day, arriving the evening before […] more…
Dutch Design Week ’12

Dutch Design Week ’12

Hey everyone, how was your weekend? A few weeks ago, I spent my weekend at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, and boy it was so worth it. I wish I’ve had more time to enjoy the event though, because there was so much to see and I ended up visiting only 1 of the […] more…
What’s for dinner CPH?

What’s for dinner CPH?

It’s Friday night so let’s go out for dinner. These are the places I went for dinner in Copenhagen. Asian vs Italian. I saw this place on my way to the Yelp friday bar. I really liked their branding so I made reservations for Saturday evening with my mom and her friend. Ok, I also […] more…
Movember: Shave Off

Movember: Shave Off

Fighting prostate cancer by growing a moustache: it sounds funny, but it’s pure reality. Strutter View is joining Movember, the worldwide charity event focusing on prostate cancer research and awareness. Vincent will be decorating his face with a moustache throughout the complete month of November and raise money. He experienced in his own family how […] more…
Lunchtime in CPH

Lunchtime in CPH

It’s almost noon so time to find a great place to have lunch. If you are in Copenhagen at the moment, I have some good news for you. Here are my lunch tips from my trip to this great city. Enjoy your lunch. SMAG My first lunch in Copenhagen was with the kind community manager […] more…
CPH Coffee tour

CPH Coffee tour

The first thing I did before going to Copenhagen was to look up the best coffee spots on Yelp. It’s fair to say that I’m a coffee fan. I didn’t have the time to visit all of them but here are my favorites so far. My Tour started at Democratic Coffee Bar. It’s located in the […] more…
Interieur 2012: new talent

Interieur 2012: new talent

My friend and jewellery designer Jonathan Hens was invited for Ventura Interieur at the Interieur 2012 design fair in Kortrijk so I payed him a visit. He got the honour to have the first stand near the entrance. I specifically like his creation process, which is based on fashion techniques. This is the dude himself. […] more…
Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends

With my 2 friends having all kinds of awesome foreign adventures these last weeks, it seems like Strutter View is kinda turning into a travel blog right now. Sooooooo I thought it was about time for some beauty ramblings about a couple of products with which I like to spoil myself from time to time: […] more…
Yelp CPH

Yelp CPH

Last weekend I was in the lovely capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. During my first day there I had the opportunity to get a personal tour of the city by Emilie, she is the community manager of Yelp CPH. She showed me the best shopping streets and some other hotspots. Later that night she invited me […] more…
Food in Rio: my top 3

Food in Rio: my top 3

My taste buds were in for a treat in Brazil. The local kitchen is simply delicious, especially because of the super fresh ingredients and the rich flavours. Here is my top 3 of favourite places to eat in and around Rio de Janeiro. #3: Zazá Bistrô Tropical R. Joana Angélica, 40 – Ipanema – Rio […] more…
A Dog Double Dare in Ipanema

A Dog Double Dare in Ipanema

Warning: there is nothing serious about this post! My CouchSurfing host Chico Morais double dared me to walk his dog Peludinho through the super fancy neighbourhood Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro) in monkey pyjamas and buy brunch. I’m always in for a challenge, plus I was abroad so new experiences were actually my main goal. Chico […] more…
Vila Madalena

Vila Madalena

Meet my type of hood: Vila Madalena. It’s already been called ‘the Brooklyn of São Paulo’: street art, galleries, vintage shops, artsy bars and restaurants – you name it, they have it. I only had a limited amount of time but I managed to do quite a lot. First stop: the famous graffiti street ‘Beco […] more…
Nature & the City

Nature & the City

Rio de Janeiro is surprisingly the greenest city I’ve ever visited. It’s squeezed between mountains with lushious vegetation and bays with roaring waves. Even in the middle of the city you’ll find trees and plants everywhere. It’s one of Rio’s many charms. Here are some of my favourite green spots, starting with sunset at Ipanema […] more…
Salvador: from Acarajé to Yemanjá

Salvador: from Acarajé to Yemanjá

Oh, Salvador. What a great city! To me it felt like the most non-European city of my trip, if you know what I mean. With my pale skin and my – according to Brazilian standards – ‘blonde’ hair I was clearly a minority. Add the fact that you can feel and see so many different […] more…
Where the two seas meet

Where the two seas meet

Last friday my classmate Lionel and I travelled 110km to see Skagen. We had to leave early in the morning to take the bus to Fredrikshavn so we could catch our train to the top of Denmark. It took us two hours to reach this cute yellow fisher’s village. After wandering around we found the […] more…
The Antwerp Stock Sales

The Antwerp Stock Sales

The stock sales of Antwerp: gotta love’m. It’s the main reason why I’m not completely broke yet. During the last stock sales I couldn’t resist buying this statement coat of Tim Van Steenbergen. The shirt is a vintage Raf Simons from Rosier 41, by the way. I don’t know why exactly, but I really like […] more…
The Søren Interview: 1 Year Matterhorn

The Søren Interview: 1 Year Matterhorn

This Friday is one of this year’s parties I look the most forward to: the first anniversary of Matterhorn. For the occasion I decided to talk to one of the girls of Søren, DJs and co-founders of the party concept. Rosalie De Meyer (right) found a space in her very busy agenda to put off […] more…
Sewing with Ikea

Sewing with Ikea

YES! I can finally sew! Well, reality obliges me to be a little more modest, so let’s say I know how to do the most basic things with a sewing machine. Still, I’m very proud of what I learned at the ‘Ikea Pop-Up Expo Atelier‘. Claudine Cochez of Stoffen Eclips was the one to teach […] more…
Welcome to the zoo

Welcome to the zoo

Last last couple of days we had quite nice weather in Aalborg. This the reason why we decided to visit the zoo. It seemed as if Alexandra, Lionel and I were the only people there. Visiting the zoo always makes me happy. Don’t know why. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood because I used […] more…
The new and improved: Garde-robe Nationale

The new and improved: Garde-robe Nationale

Good news if you enjoy a good Antwerp shopping spree from time to time, because our beloved womenswear boutique ‘Garde-robe Nationale’ has opened its doors again! Garde-robe Nationale is a respected store between the inhabitants of Antwerp (and far beyond) and it’s been in business for about 11 years now. That’s why Nathalie Lachat -the driving […] more…
Café Costume x The Broken Circle Breakdown

Café Costume x The Broken Circle Breakdown

Real gentlemen: they’re rare but we found them at a vernissage in the Café Costume boutique in Ghent. Ghent’s gents are a species of their own. Even in a smart suit they never lose their stylish nonchalance. The reason for our trip to Ghent was the opening of the exhibition of Thomas Dhanens, the set […] more…
Rainbow Panorama & Bambi in Aarhus

Rainbow Panorama & Bambi in Aarhus

Visiting other cities is part of a great erasmus experience. That is why we went to Aarhus for one day. I can’t express how lucky we were with the weather. Normally it’s kinda gray. My first impression of this city was quite positive. I like it when there is water in the city centre. It […] more…
Brazil: Big City Life

Brazil: Big City Life

Oh, Brazil… I have to admit I like the country even more than I expected I would. I’ve never seen such impressive views and cityscapes in whole of Europe. Everything is bigger and although it’s hard to tell exactly why, you feel you’re in a different continent. Rio de Janeiro is such a remarkable city. […] more…
Welcome to my crib

Welcome to my crib

So I invited MTV Cribs but they didn’t want to come. Sorry you guys, photos will have to do. Haha. Almost a month ago I moved to Aalborg. A cute city in the north of Denmark. I’m currently living in the UC house, a student dormitory with around 50 rooms. Curiosity is a quality I […] more…
AFN: the Strutter View Route

AFN: the Strutter View Route

Finally! Antwerp Fashion Night has started! We were really looking forward to this, especially because we were already asked to participate a couple of months ago. Antwerp Fashion Night has its own magazine, which you can find today all around town and Strutter View has some pages too. Of course we had to do a […] more…
Rio: Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Rio: Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Yes! My first Vogue event! Vogue Brasil organized its first edition of Fashion’s Night Out in Rio de Janeiro and since I was on my trip to Brazil, I simply had to go. My incredible CouchSurfing host Chico was the one to inform me and we went together to the very pretty Shopping Leblon for […] more…
Tex-Mex Fest at Farine’s Food

Tex-Mex Fest at Farine’s Food

Jello shots: check, nacho’s … check, Patron Coffee liqueur check check check! There was no need for something more to throw the perfect Tex-Mex Fest. I’m always available for an event like this. But who wouldn’t be, right? Vincent visited a Yelp event several times already, but this time it was finally my turn! Farine’s […] more…
Coffee & more : Behag din smag

Coffee & more : Behag din smag

Hi everybody! Some of you might know that I like to go to coffee bars to have a nice cup of coffee. Especially slow coffee. Well I have to admit it was one of the first things I looked up about Aalborg. Where are the coffee bars? Vincent did some research for my awesome going […] more…
Hello Denmark

Hello Denmark

So I have left the country. From now on I am a citizen of the state of Denmark. Until the end of january that is. Of course I want to share this erasmus experience with you guys. The last 2 weeks have been extremely busy. I had to register, move into my studio, start school […] more…
Why we love Essentiel Accessories

Why we love Essentiel Accessories

1 word: know-how. If there’s a company that knows how to get something done, it definitely is Essentiel. Strutter View has been a fan of this Belgian brand for a while, especially Julie since her closet consists of Essentiel dresses for the biggest part ;).  She actually wrote about her unconditional love for Essentiel in […] more…
Summer garden party

Summer garden party

Summer is almost over but it looks like our Belgian sun isn’t leaving just yet. So invite your friends, make some party snacks and serve an extra ordinary Gin & Tonic. With Hendrick’s gin’s recipes you’ll have everything you need for a great garden party. We tried them a couple of weeks ago with some […] more…
Denim talk: My first pair of Levi’s

Denim talk: My first pair of Levi’s

Hi everyone! I’m so happy because I have some exciting things in line for you the next couple of weeks, but every cloud has a silver lining and so it is in this case. Some of you maybe you know it already: I (temporarily) remain completely alone in our little Belgian country. Julie has now begun her […] more…
The Longest Breakfast Table

The Longest Breakfast Table

Call it cliché, but I love a good brunch on Sunday. Especially when it’s in a beautiful setting, with good company and absolutely free and limitless. That’s exactly what I experienced last weekend at the monthly Yelp event. Just perfect after a night out in Antwerp. The food? Delicious. The setting? The magnificent Felixpakhuis indoor […] more…
Bal Costumé at MoMu

Bal Costumé at MoMu

This month only I already had 3 costume parties, but the best one had to be Bal Costumé at the MoMu during the Antwerp Museum Night. With everybody masked, dressed up and ready to party, there was such an exciting atmosphere. We also had the opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘LIVING FASHION. Women’s Daily Wear […] more…
Hot Hot Heat

Hot Hot Heat

How are you all doing during this amazing HOT weather? I was suffering from my sun allergy the last couple of days, so I finally found some extra time to select a couple more holiday pictures to share with you all. The temperature last weekend really made me think of our day at Coney Island. […] more…
Sleep Under the Stars

Sleep Under the Stars

We didn’t have to think twice when we heard we could sleep on the beach in comfortable beds as a celebration of one of the most iconic visual artists of the past decades, Storm Thorgerson. Fort Napoleon in the Belgian coastal city of Ostend is dedicating an exhibition to the works and life of this […] more…
Only in New York

Only in New York

You guys are probably already tired of all of your friends’ amazing holiday pictures popping up e v e r y w h e r e (I know I am), but I still have TONS of images of my trip to New York and I think they are too great to not share them at […] more…
A Night Out with Yelp

A Night Out with Yelp

The event and hotspot review site Yelp.com is extremely popular on the other side of the Atlantic, but in Belgium it’s still taking its first baby steps. Yet, since the launch of Yelp.be, a group of exciting people has embraced the network and tries to spread the word. These people also happen to like to […] more…
Summer in your shower

Summer in your shower

The skin and bodycare manufacturer L’Occitane has always been one of my favorite brands. I don’t like it when soap is too chemical, I prefer natural brands. For this summer L’Occitane has a fresh new collection that reminds me of mojitos on a terras during a warm summer night. The collection is called Sorbet Verdana […] more…
The Public Image

The Public Image

Meet this hot couple Nele and Jeru and their completely renewed store The Public Image. Never have I seen that much interest for an opening of an independent store in Antwerp since RA13. Both the concept store and half of the street was crowded with curious fashion lovers. I really like the design of the […] more…
Sex, Feasts & Gossip

Sex, Feasts & Gossip

No, people, I’m not talking about the Playboy Mansion, but about Japan a 1000 years ago. In the beginning of last millennium the aristocracy of Heian Kyo (Kyoto nowadays) created their own little isolated world and went completely decadent. Still, compared to the rulers in the West, they did it in a most refined and […] more…
The Big You – Summer Edition

The Big You – Summer Edition

When I received the invitation for The Big You I immediately wrote the date down in my calendar. Unfortuanally I had to go by myself because Britt was in NYC and Vincent was working. Of course you’re never alone at a bloggers event! If I had to describes the day in one world it would […] more…
Super Powers : the making of

Super Powers : the making of

The amazing cameraman and friend Gregory Van Buggenhout followed us during the complete Super Powers photo shoot and here is the result. Enjoy the look behind the scenes and see how the magic is created! Julie & Vincent more…
My favorite city on a ring

My favorite city on a ring

My friend Benjamin van der Zalm is a great jewel designer. I’m such a big fan of his new idea that I asked him if we could do a little shoot with this wonderful ring. It is a hand forged silver ring, combined with the latest laser marking techniques. With extreme precision is the center […] more…
Photo Shoot : Super Powers

Photo Shoot : Super Powers

Martial arts battles, conversion to the ‘Dark Side’, super powers and vicious duos. The Strutter View team dug into their comic book and fantasy film influenced imagination and gathered a magnifiscent Leage of creatives for this night shoot. Check out the adventures of Samurai Clash, Darkette, The Shifters: Mr. & Ms. Black, Neon Girl, The […] more…
Antwerp Show 2012 : Men’s Collections

Antwerp Show 2012 : Men’s Collections

It’s the end of the collection presentations of the Belgian academies (with the Antwerp Jewellery Graduation Show closing the row) and of Paris Men’s Fashion Week. The perfect moment to have a little second look on the men’s collections created by this year’s Antwerp fashion students. My personal favourites? Florian Feder (video 1:06) and Miquel […] more…
Le Creuset Showcooking

Le Creuset Showcooking

Just when we thought things couldn’t get busier (me graduating and preparing my holiday & Julie planning her Erasmus), we noticed that the young, very talented and recently hyped Belgian tv-chef Wim Ballieu was about to participate in a show cooking event in collaboration with THE cookware manufacturer of all cookware manufactures: Le Creuset. Obviously […] more…
Curating Antwerp: 12thingstodo.com

Curating Antwerp: 12thingstodo.com

Julie, Britt and I are all about collaborations and exciting projects. That’s why it was simply impossible to refuse the proposal to become the curator for Antwerp on 12thingstodo.com, the newest online alternative travel guide. I was asked to highlight my 12 favourite hotspots in Antwerp, that weren’t yet in the typical tourist guides. I […] more…
A Berlin vibe in Antwerp

A Berlin vibe in Antwerp

In Aanmaak is a collective of motivated artists & designers. You can find them in their cool studio & gallery located in a quiet neighborhood of Antwerp. Their creative group consists of all kinds of artists, from graphic designers to architects. They want to give other creatives the chance to work on a project in […] more…
Flying High with Eastpak

Flying High with Eastpak

Maybe some of you noticed already, but Eastpak has experienced some really interesting changes the last couple of years. Who doesn’t remember the long-lost years of adolescence, when we went to school every day with the typical Eastpak backpack (or is it just me)? Now, we can safely say that Eastpak is so much more […] more…
La Cambre 2012 : Photo Report

La Cambre 2012 : Photo Report

It’s a very busy period behind the scenes for Strutter View right now, but I don’t want you to miss my selection of this year’s La Cambre fashion show. So here it is with a slight delay! To me, these two looks somehow summarize my view on La Cambre: the experiment with materials, colours, forms, […] more…
Rowenta Fashion Focus

Rowenta Fashion Focus

When they told me I could keep and test the new Rowenta Fashion Focus I was actually quite pleased! It is the first time that I have my very own iron. The timing couldn’t be better because I’m probably going on Erasmus in September! A girl needs to iron her clothes, so why not with […] more…
Antwerp Show 2012 : Women’s Collections

Antwerp Show 2012 : Women’s Collections

Boy oh boy, I had such a blast this year during the show of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. I was more alert than during the other years, since Strutter View was asked to participate in a live tweet session with the hashtag #AntwerpFashion. It was a project […] more…
No more cold feet this winter

No more cold feet this winter

We haven’t seen that much sun in Belgium these last months. That is why I was curious to see the winter collection of Sorel. Nothing is worse than cold feet during the winter. Well girls, these boots will be your new best friend during the cold winter days. They make all different kinds of versions. […] more…
Cointreau Cuisine

Cointreau Cuisine

As dessert cooking enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that we love to use Cointreau in our recipes. As a matter of fact, it was Max’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I (Britt) made him a super delicious cake, with a Cointreau red berry ‘coulis’ in the middle. Coincidentally, a while later we had the […] more…
Les Petites FW12

Les Petites FW12

If there’s one thing I tend to be picky about, it’s clothes. I secretly don’t like shopping that much, simply because I never find things that are completely my taste. But Les Petites is one of the only brands that I truly adore. Too bad my budget doesn’t really fit my taste… I’m sure most […] more…
Hair

Hair

No this is not a post about the Addams Family’s cousin Itt. But I couldn’t resist showing you this short clip. As you all know by now I’m quite a photography fanatic. That might explain why I was so enthusiastic when I heard that I was one of the winners of The Young Ones competition. […] more…
WIN Earrings by Benjamin van der Zalm

WIN Earrings by Benjamin van der Zalm

Ladies, it’s time for some pigments! Your ears are in for a treat, because we give away these little precious earrings. They’re designed and crafted by the fresh all-round artist with a passion for jewellery Benjamin van der Zalm. Sterling silver, a crystal clear epoxy finish and 10 delicious colours to choose from, what’s not […] more…
Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains

Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains

Indie folk-pop in French can easily turn cheesy, but Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains luckily didn’t fall into that trap. The concert during Les Nuits du Botanique was cute, but especially because of the two percussionists there was still enough body to their music. Frànçois himself was cute too, as my friend Hugo (thanks for […] more…
The Belgian Pride

The Belgian Pride

I went to the Belgian LGBTQI Pride for the very first time and I have to say: it is an impressive event. Although lots of people, including me, were there because of the growing cases of homophobe violence, you could see everybody especially wanted to celebrate tolerance, freedom and solidarity. I brought both my digital […] more…
Bouge B

Bouge B

The last-minute call of Julie to ask me to come to Bouge B, the contemporary dance festival at deSingel, was one of the highlights of last week. We saw ‘Solos Bach & Gould’, created and adapted by Federica Porello and danced by Albert Quesada and Petra Söör. The source of inspiration was the performance of […] more…
OMSK at MAPP

OMSK at MAPP

What started as a launch event for the ss12 collection of OMSK, ended as a discovery with a wow-factor. The MAPP store in Brussels kinda stole my heart. Especially the men’s collections were strikingly beautiful. First of all: OMSK had a pretty colour and fabric pallet, acompanied by some nice prints. The designer couple Valeria […] more…
COMMA,

COMMA,

When we saw the name of this new store, it immediately made us think about the great times in high school, when the only thing you had to worry about was 1 or 2 numbers behind the comma in one of those tricky calculations on a test. You know what I’m talking about, right? Luckily, […] more…
IKEA PS 2012

IKEA PS 2012

Who DOESN’T like shopping at Ikea? Okay, we know it kinda feels like a madhouse sometimes (especially with kids running around, you know what I mean), but redecorating our places is one of the things that can make us instantly happy. So you can imagine how we looked forward to the new IKEA PS collection […] more…
Matterhorn 006

Matterhorn 006

I love going out in my home town Antwerp with my closest friends, but sometimes you have to explore new territories. That’s how I ended up in Ghent last night with a new group of party animals for the sixth edition of Matterhorn. And as you can see in the pics: we went crazy and […] more…
It’s a small world with tiny people

It’s a small world with tiny people

Are you wondering what all these people are looking at ? It is the art work from the artist Slinkachu. You can visit his microcosmos on 5 different locations in Antwerp. One of these locations is around my corner. So I couldn’t resist having a quick look during my study break. I already saw his […] more…
Alice in Shoppingland

Alice in Shoppingland

The renewed Naf Naf flagship store in Brussels is definitely for girls who dare to dream. The interior is one-of-a-kind with plenty of references to Alice in Wonderland, princesses and ballerinas. There was even a clock that reminded me of the tale of ‘the Wolf and the Seven Little Goats’. The selection of gowns would […] more…
Belgium’s finest coffee: Vascobelo

Belgium’s finest coffee: Vascobelo

A brand that recently jumped into our eyes is Vascobelo. But in fact, Vascobelo was already founded 15 years ago. The brand is probably known best for their products, but we literally saw them popping up with a surprisingly inviting barista bar at the Contemporary Fashion Days in Antwerp last week. Vascobelo doesn’t have it’s […] more…
H&M Bloggersday

H&M Bloggersday

For the first bloggers’ day H&M did an awesome job gathering creative talents and fresh newcomers from all over the country. We were kindly invited too and our expectations were high for the Designers Against Aids 2012 collection. The people of H&M clearly did what they do best: picking up exciting trends in fashion and […] more…
It’s all about the location

It’s all about the location

Last friday I went location scouting with Maxime Heirbaut & Bart Verschueren. We were all looking for a cool location for a photo shoot and Max already found some spots. It’s handy if you have the time to check your location in advance. This way you can think about the setting or extra props you […] more…
Press Days!

Press Days!

It was this time of the year again, Press Days, all the bloggers gather at the PR agencies to check out the new collections for next season. Unfortunately Britt and Vincent couldn’t join me because they had to work. But I was never alone at these events. I made a video to give you guys […] more…
Pony Pony Run Run

Pony Pony Run Run

Wow, the concert of Pony Pony Run Run was so much fun. My friend Sofie and I went to the Botanique and sung and danced along. French electro-rock with English lyrics is really my thing. I really like Phoenix too, for instance. It was my second time that I saw the band. Sofie already saw […] more…
Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

The Great Lake Swimmers concert made me want to cuddle next to a fire on a camping during a summer sunset. That was exactly the vibe I had during their gig in Botanique. It was my first time at the venue and I had a wonderful evening. It was striking how humble the band was. […] more…
Our Ray Ban Winner

Our Ray Ban Winner

Congrats to Hugo! With an impressive total of 260 likes on his picture for The Big Ray Ban Contest, he is the winner and hence the proud owner of the Ray Ban Aviator. We want to thank all the ones that entered the contest and everybody that casted their vote. You guys know how to […] more…
Not just a chair

Not just a chair

I am so glad with my first purchase with my own Visa card! Better than to shop for clothes, I decided to invest in a good piece of furniture. A couple of months ago I discovered this amazing site called Decoratio.com. It’s actually Belgian and the website specializes in high quality reproductions of design furniture. […] more…
Celebrating Easter with a photo shoot

Celebrating Easter with a photo shoot

On Easter monday I went with my cousin Emilie to ‘t Eilandje, a part of Antwerp near the harbor. My friend and fellow amateur photographer, Bart, came with us. Unfortunately the weather was horrible; no sun, a cold wind and rain. The plan was to have a photo shoot but the circumstances weren’t ideal.  We […] more…
Light like Spring : the making of

Light like Spring : the making of

We can’t post photos from a shoot without showing you the making of! The models filmed a bit while waiting so I made a video of their shots. This way you guys can have a look behind the scenes. I had a lot of fun during our very first Strutter View shoot. Working with natural […] more…
BIFFF: The Raven

BIFFF: The Raven

‘The Raven’ of Edgar Allan Poe must certainly be one of my favourite poems ever written. So seduced by that (and a free entrance ticket, I have to admit), I went to the opening of the 30th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival aka the BIFFF. Opening film: The Raven, directed by James McTeigue. The audience […] more…
Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

I have a confession to make; I adore going to Paris, even when it is only for one day. Yesterday I went with my good friend Bart. When I showed his this video about the Helmut Newton exhibition in Grand Palais; he immediately said, let’s go! (Great having these kind of friends!).     I […] more…
Photo Report: Bal Masqué

Photo Report: Bal Masqué

As promised in my last post ‘Dress Up Obsession’, here is my look of this year’s Bal Masqué of the Costume Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. It was made with 150 glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Of course this post isn’t all about me, so here is the complete photo report! The four […] more…
Dress Up Obsession

Dress Up Obsession

Huray, tonight is the annual Bal Masqué of the Costume Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp! I’m a really big fan of costume parties and I promise you that my outfit for this year’s edition will be completely over the top. Since an image tells more than a thousand words, here […] more…
Get your sneaker freak on: the sequel

Get your sneaker freak on: the sequel

THIS, my dear readers, is my favourite part of today. Wanna know why? It’s because we can finally announce the winner of our Feiyue sneaker contest. We were so happy when we received all of your super creative answers. To us, it looked like you guys really made a story out of it, lovely! Of […] more…
Photo shoot: Light like Spring

Photo shoot: Light like Spring

The very first spring sunshine banished the winter weather and we wanted to honour it. And what better way to honour spring than to step outside and step outside of our comfort zone? Bye Bye city, hello country side. That’s why we decided to do a photo shoot in a beautiful location close to the […] more…
Finally: the big Ray Ban contest

Finally: the big Ray Ban contest

As promised, we would launch a big contest once our Facebook page reached 300 likes. You guys were really supportive, so it went REALLY fast and we thank you for that. Now is the time to give you something back: a pair of original Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses! Winning is easy. Here is how it […] more…
Ola Beach Party

Ola Beach Party

A party, summer and ice cream: Julie and I didn’t have to think twice when we received an invitation for the Ola Beach Party. The construction and location next to the river in Antwerp was just perfect. The Magnum Temptation Mini is a great party snack. It went surprisingly well with a glass of cava. […] more…
10 Pieces 1 Store

10 Pieces 1 Store

We were at the launch of the 10 Pieces collection at the Marc O’ Polo store last Tuesday. The pieces will only be for sale for 10 days, so until the 23rd of March. My friend Bo and I didn’t have to hesitate about our favourite piece. The bright dress was really pretty, so I […] more…
Esprit du Temps

Esprit du Temps

We heard the Esprit flagship store restyled its complete interior, so we had to check out the reopening. They have a great use of natural materials and the cutest interior objects and coffee table books are playfully scattered around the shop. Esprit’s interior is now completely adapted to the zeitgeist. I decided to have some […] more…
Get your sneaker freak on: CONTEST

Get your sneaker freak on: CONTEST

We, the Strutter View team, love to give each other presents. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving your precious friends an amazing present that instantly puts a smile on their faces. With that in mind, we’re so delighted to announce that we’re giving away an amazing gift to our Belgian followers. It’s kind of difficult […] more…
Biutiful

Biutiful

Best things often come unexpected. That’s what happened when Julie and I discovered Biutiful on our way to Caffè Internationale, which is also in the Volkstraat in the South District of Antwerp. We were instantly drawn into the cute new shop with its beautiful prints. The clothes would certainly brighten up your wardrobe and the […] more…
Cooking with Talents

Cooking with Talents

Remember the video I showed you about my new job ? Well, here is part 2! Future Talents has been working for a company called Syros and we made 3 videos for their new type of product called Fresh’d. I have to admit that I love my job. It is fun, creative and never the […] more…
The Big YOU

The Big YOU

How can we say no to a pretty, pink UPR invitation, right? In fact, it was the first time we got invited to a UPR event and of course, we were very thrilled! The lovely people who organized the event stayed mysterious and obviously wanted to make us curious: mission accomplished! Unfortunately I had to […] more…
Crossing the German Borders

Crossing the German Borders

- Me: “Such a pity that the Canadian contemporary dance company Marie Chouinard isn’t coming to Belgium. The closest is Aachen.” - My boss and good friend Hugo: “Then let’s go to Aachen. I’ll pay everything.” - Me: “Seriously?! WHOOOOHOOOO!” That’s more or less how our conversation about Compagnie Marie Chouinard: bODY_rEMIX / gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS went […] more…
Street Art

Street Art

When a little birdie told me about this art project near my house, I had to check it out. I’m a big fan of street art. An artist can really send out a message with these kind of projects. That’s why I decided to share this with you guys. I don’t know who the artist […] more…
Vintage Design

Vintage Design

All you design lovers hurry up and go to the vintage design market in Ghent. I went yesterday with my mom and it was a real treat for the eyes. A cosy indoor market filled with great furniture from the past. What more does an interior design addict need? Here are some of the pieces […] more…
Love Fests

Love Fests

I was really feeling the love last days. I attended two film festival in Belgium, of which the first is the Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons. The FIFA Mons presented a Brazilian film called O Abismo Prateado (The Silver Cliff) by Rodrigo Teixeira. The Brazilian Embassy was invited so my boss, his husband […] more…
6 hours in Paris

6 hours in Paris

My friend Bart loves to go to an other city for one day, especially to Paris. So who wouldn’t say yes to a day in Paris? We arrived in the centre just in time for a late lunch. After walking around in my favorite neighborhood, Le Marais, we found a cute little café where you […] more…
Gotye

Gotye

Els gave me for my birthday a ticket to see Gotye with her. I was so happy because I love going to concerts. I have to admit that I only knew two songs of Gotye. So this concert was a discovery of their album. What I liked the most about the concert was their use […] more…
Sushi Party

Sushi Party

For those who don’t know it yet, the Strutter View team loves to eat sushi! So it’s obvious that we tried to make it ourselves. Our first attempt wasn’t that bad at all so we decided it was time to throw a sushi party. Of course you can’t have a sushi party without karaoke. The […] more…
What’s New Pussycat

What’s New Pussycat

Unexpected pictures are often the best, we all know that. After our sushi party last sunday (more on that later), Vincent discovered a beautiful mask in Julie’s room. And of course, he was the one who caught me while i was trying it on. Ha! My surprised and very funny kitty face! When i finally […] more…
Beautiful Accident

Beautiful Accident

Sometimes mistakes and accidents create something instead of destroying it. I had some difficulties with my camera lense, but I actually liked how the photos turned out. That’s why I wanted to share them with you. Feel free to give your opinion in the comment section below. Vincent more…
The Universe of Irina Schmitz

The Universe of Irina Schmitz

Antwerp is bursting with young, talented creatives and Irina Schmitz is definitely one of them. She showed her paintings during the young talents platform Re Issued at Kissinger. Irina: “I don’t want to give only one single interpretation to a painting. What looks like a monkey for one person, can look like an insect for […] more…
Paris Photo Report

Paris Photo Report

I went to Paris for five days to visit my friends. I studied in Paris myself last year, so I also had to go to all my favourite places. My friend Aïcha gave me shelter and showed me the latest acquisitions of the French capital. It’s a cliché, but Paris by night sometimes really feels […] more…
Happy Birthday Kipling!

Happy Birthday Kipling!

We never really think about how fast time goes by, right? A couple of days ago I noticed an invitation for Kipling’s 25th birthday party and I must admit: I felt really, really old. Actually, I didn’t realize Kipling was 25 years old already… but then again I just turned 21 a couple months ago […] more…
The New Ikea: Bigger and better!

The New Ikea: Bigger and better!

Besides cooking, traveling and fashion, we (Britt,Julie) also share another passion: Interior design. Readers who already follow us on Pinterest can probably all agree. Well you could imagine how happy we were when we got an invitation to get a sneak peak of the renewed Ikea store in Wilrijk. Two Ikea interior designers taught us […] more…
Knödelsuppe & Sachertorte

Knödelsuppe & Sachertorte

We wouldn’t be Strutter View if we didn’t give you our favourite places to eat and drink during our city trips. Here are Vienna’s finest addresses. The winter market at the Rathausplatz is perfect for Wienerwurst (sausages), Glühwein (warm wine) and other delicious yet fattening Austrian products. Café Central (Herrengasse 14) is a must-do. It […] more…
We love Kirilove

We love Kirilove

Ravishing colours, bold prints and gorgeous details… the second Tiany Kirilove by Vero Moda collection looks dazzling. The clothes already looked lovely on pictures but when we saw Tiany herself, dressed up in her blue pants and red top, we were sold right away. Needless to say, these 2 items are our favourite pieces of […] more…
Vienna: fun from past to future

Vienna: fun from past to future

If I learned one thing from my trip to Vienna, it’s certainly that Austrians know how to celebrate big. Not only now but already since Empress Sissi’s time. The architecture and monuments are so overpowering. The people from Vienna already had a blast in the big wheel at the Wurstelprater at the end of the […] more…
Fujifilm Instax 210

Fujifilm Instax 210

I have a new toy and it has the enchanting name Fujifilm Instax 210. I bought the instant camera during my last trip to the Netherlands, where I also took my first two pictures. Of course I still love my Polaroid 636 CloseUp camera too, but since the film is less controllable and twice as […] more…
Crossing the Dutch Borders

Crossing the Dutch Borders

I crossed the northern borders last weekend with my friend Els to go to the Netherlands. It was a marvelous day. First of all, because it was the first time since the Strutter View sailing trip that I saw the sea again. The famous Kurhaus in Scheveningen (The Hague) is a stunning building at the […] more…
Lights in the city

Lights in the city

Last sunday I went to Ghent with a friend to see the festival of lights. This is the second time that Ghent is the stage for all different kinds of light installations. I made a short film with some of my favorites and others who caught my attention. Unfortunately my Nikon 1 isn’t the perfect […] more…
Dulce: Divas, Drugs and Desires

Dulce: Divas, Drugs and Desires

I finished this wonderful Brazilian literary work, called Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga? by Caio Fernando Abreu. (Original title: Onde Andará Dulce Veiga?) It was simply a pleasure to read this book, with its glamourous and anti-glamourous characters clashing on every page. The main story line is about a music journalist in São Paulo, who […] more…
Color

Color

  So last summer I wrote a post about my Yashica-Mat with a black & white film. Now I tried a color film. Personally I prefer the black & white ones but the color has a nice vintage feel. Esther‘s daughter always loves to pose, just like her mom she’s a natural.  I really like […] more…
A new project

A new project

Hi everybody. The reason I couldn’t post anything yesterday was because I was working on a new cool project by Future Talents. I can’t tell you the specifics but I can show you a sneak peek behind the scenes. We’re working on a new cooking program. My job ? I’m Director of Photography, art director […] more…
From the Royal Ballet to Kissinger

From the Royal Ballet to Kissinger

  Saturday I went to see Sleeping Beauty with Leila. We both really love to go to the ballet. Of course it wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the show but I took one before it started . We had such great seats. As Leila said , you could smell the hairspray of the dancers. […] more…
A quick lunch at ComoComo

A quick lunch at ComoComo

My dad wanted to have lunch with me but I wasn’t that hungry. That’s why we went to ComoComo. Their concept is ideal for people who don’t want to eat too much. There are 7 kind of colored plates. Every color stands for a different kind of dish. Yellow for cheesies , green for veggies, […] more…
Making a Pizza with my Dad

Making a Pizza with my Dad

I know all girls say this BUT my dad is the best dad in the world. I got a Nikon 1 for my birthday so the last few days I’ve been testing it out. Yesterday I wanted to test the video function so I asked my dad if I could film him while he was […] more…
Julie’s Birthday

Julie’s Birthday

  Last weekend was my 22th Birthday. To celebrate I went with my parents and Vincent to one of my favorite asian restaurants : Ikebana. Unfortunately Britt couldn’t join us due to her exams. I’ll be so happy when I graduate so I won’t have any exams during my birthday. The last 3 years I […] more…
Vela Lingerie

Vela Lingerie

  I had the opportunity to see the new collection of Vela Lingerie. This is a Belgium brand founded by Barbara Romano. For their fall and winter collection they choose to work together with Barbara Gandolfi. They both like to use all different kind of fabrics and have a weakness for vintage looks. This lovely lady […] more…
Ricotta Cheese Cake

Ricotta Cheese Cake

Yesterday was my 22th birthday!  As you all know, I love to cook and bake. So after I had my birthday breakfast , I made a ricotta cheese cake. Ok, I have to admit, I didn’t make the dough myself but everything else was home made! Vincent and I made a short video of the […] more…
New Life

New Life

A month ago I took some pictures of my pregnant friend Esther. Well, I’ve got some good news, last thursday night her son was born. His name is Athan. Of course I took pictures of this new life!  Some of you might know, but my birthday was yesterday. So this good news made my birthday […] more…
Julie’s Sloppy Joe

Julie’s Sloppy Joe

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Sorry you guys. A little fact about me, I’m a real television shows addict. Name one, I’ve probably seen it. One thing that keeps popping up in some shows is a Sloppy Joe. A hamburger bun with browned ground beef, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, cooked in […] more…
Natural light

Natural light

A dear friend of mine is 8 months pregnant now and she asked me to take her picture. Of course I immediately said yes! First of all she always looks good on photos. Secondly I never photographed a pregnant woman before ! As setting I chose a large window so I could use natural light […] more…
Pure Press Days

Pure Press Days

  Hey you guys. I know it has been a while, but I’ve been so busy working for school that I didn’t have the time to write something. Here are my favorite pieces from the Pure Press Days, even though it was almost a month ago. My first impression was : I like the colour scheme […] more…
Kissinger : more than an afterparty

Kissinger : more than an afterparty

I don’t believe in only one birthday party, so that’s why my lovely friend Sammy-Jo and I went to the singer Daan’s afterparty at Kissinger. I made this funny picture of her during our ‘pre-drink’. There were a lot of crazy people at Kissinger and we gladly joined them in their party madness. We met […] more…
Analogue Celebrations

Analogue Celebrations

My last analogue pictures are finally developed! I dedicated this disposable camera to parties and celebrations with people that are close to my heart. The first two girls are both called Eline. The first did her ‘goodbye party’ to the USA, the second one celebrated her birthday. Of course I had to take pictures of […] more…
Vincent’s Saturbirthday

Vincent’s Saturbirthday

I celebrated my birthday last Saturday night and me and my friends wanted more than just a slice of birthday cake. My first stop was Julie’s place, where Britt and Maxime were too, so it was a complete Strutter View gathering. They made delicious asian food and chocolate fondue. After the chocolate fondue we went […] more…
Posing for Wim Tellier

Posing for Wim Tellier

It’s official: I’ll become art! You’ll be able to see me in a photography project of Wim Tellier for the Belgian art fair Lineart. Ingrid Deuss was the art director for the shoot and is also the owner of the Border Contemporary Artzone gallery. She’ll be showing Wim Tellier’s project The Pillow in her Lineart […] more…
Tapas: Tasting Bilbao in Barcelona

Tapas: Tasting Bilbao in Barcelona

I’ve developed my very own Barcelona tradition. It’s simply out of the question to go to Barcelona and not visit the tapas bar Bilbao Berria. The tapas are little masterpieces with a delicious taste for a reasonable price (€1,65 / tapa). The interior of Bilbao Berria is contemporary and light and is located on Plaça […] more…
Barcelona: a night experience

Barcelona: a night experience

Barcelona, one of my favourite cities by far. My good friend Magali is doing an exchange programme over there, so it was the perfect occasion to step on a plane with direction ‘BCN’. It was my third time in the capital of Catalonia, but only the first time as an adult. Conclusion: no Gaudí for […] more…
Backstage at Second Hand Second Life

Backstage at Second Hand Second Life

Last friday I had the opportunity to go backstage at Second Hand Second Life. So that is why I selected some pictures for you guys to see how it was! I’ll post  my favorite pieces of the show later this week. No words necessary for a reportage.   more  next week Julie more…
Art ’n Bloom : Photo Report

Art ’n Bloom : Photo Report

Finally: the big closing photo report of our Art ‘n Bloom trilogy! You could literally find every type of piece to satisfy all your life style desires, so here is our selection. Gervaise Gournay is such a fun designer. I loved her knitwear and the really cool pimped Vespa. By the way, she was standing […] more…
Mademoiselle Moustache

Mademoiselle Moustache

The coffee culture in Antwerp seems to be improving at a steady pace. We – the Strutterview team – are all absolute coffee enthusiasts, so you probably understand the fact that the opening of Mademoiselle Moustache came as a gift from heaven. And the best part is: this lovely place is only one minute away […] more…
Art ’n Bloom : the reunion

Art ’n Bloom : the reunion

The fashion edition of Art ’n Bloom at the Bloom hotel in Brussels was a great occasion to see two Belgium-based designers whom I love: Marko Galovic and Juliette Bogers. I know Marko Galovic and his perpetual other half Tanja Beljanski from Showroom Les Belges 2010 in Paris. You can see the little video report […] more…
Art ‘n Bloom : accessories

Art ‘n Bloom : accessories

These designers showed their accessories at the 7th edition of Art ‘n Bloom. In all the rooms on the first floor of this lovely hotel were designers with their work. It took us a couple of hours to visit every room. We really liked the initiative, all different kinds of visions together at one place […] more…
Patrizia Pepe

Patrizia Pepe

Last friday night I went to see the new  collection at the renewed Patrizia Pepe store in Antwerp. Now they also sell their men’s collection so I was curious how that looked.   A sporty and modern look for the men with a real Italian feel to it. I really liked the knitwear, soft but with […] more…
Wake up and smell the coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee

Finally: here it is, my final London post. I feel so ashamed of myself, neglecting you guys for so long. You probably didn’t remember I existed, right? Since school started again, I seem to have no time to blog anymore and this post has been a long time coming. As some of you may know, […] more…
Grapes and Alcohol

Grapes and Alcohol

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but a significant part of my job involves drinking. This ‘working week’ already started last Sunday evening with fabulous caipirinha cocktails by the Brazilian artist Carlos Carvalho, who also happens to be my boss’s husband. And clearly he is more than a good visual artist: his caipirinhas are masterpieces […] more…
Electric Feel: Incorporations

Electric Feel: Incorporations

Incorporations, the Afro-Brazilian contemporary art exhibition at the Centrale Electrique / Elektricitetscentrale, was so powerful. All my senses got extremely stimulates with video projections, soundscapes, touchable installations, several food-inspired artworks and even a project with a lot of strong alcohol (smell included). The “trompe l’oeuil” of a tiny person in water was quite convincing, actually. […] more…
F.A.C.T.S 2011

F.A.C.T.S 2011

Finally I’m back after walking around with a broken finger for 3 weeks. Unable to do anything useful. Sorry for that you guys! Yesterday a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to F.A.C.T.S on sunday. This is a comics, sci-fi and anime festival in Ghent. Of course I said yes. Always […] more…
Shutter View: capturing 15″

Shutter View: capturing 15″

It was such a long time ago since I’ve experimented with speed. Shutter speed, that is. I think working with a long shutter time is making you really conscious of the fact that “photography” literally means “writing with light”. So I decided to ‘light-write’ a bit before and after I went to bed. The shutter […] more…
Taking it to the streets

Taking it to the streets

If you’re hearing Rio de Janeiro and you automatically think about nothing but carnival, beaches and samba… too bad for you! The exhibition ‘A Rua’ is taking you to the streets and even to the favelas of Rio to show you its roughness and creativity. The city is holding a mirror to itself and the […] more…
Une Parisienne à Anvers

Une Parisienne à Anvers

I was so surprised when my Parisian friend Marion sent me a message to tell that she would arrive in Antwerp four hours later. Luckily I hadn’t made plans, so we had an amazing day together. One of her French friends Hugo came along and he was really a nice dude. We had lunch at […] more…
Need Some Space

Need Some Space

Going to the Europalia.Brazil exhibition “Art in Brazil” was just a joy. The exquisite selection of Brazilian contemporary artists of the last 60 years was incredible. Their diversity is vast, but they have one thing in common: the research about the concept of space. One of my favourite works is a “tridimensional” by Henrique Oliveira. […] more…
Cannibals and Brazilian bulges

Cannibals and Brazilian bulges

Working for the Brazilian Enbassy in Belgium has given me the opportunity to participate in one of the biggest cultural festivals in the world: Europalia. With Brazil as this edition’s focus country, Europalia has created over 600 cultural events from the 4th of October till the 15th of January 2012. Because of the enormous scale […] more…
Manga Dance: TeZukA

Manga Dance: TeZukA

Just to be clear: this picture wasn’t taken during the TeZukA performance, but during this year’s La Cambre fashion show. Nevertheless I think it’s suitable. Ok, back to business! The contemporary dance performance TeZukA by Eastman, the new dance company of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, is definitely in my top 5 of best dance performances ever. […] more…
TOGA at BolivART

TOGA at BolivART

In my previous post I already told you about Pieter Nulens and his great jewellery. I went to the launch of his new collection TOGA, which was specially designed for the location where it was presented: the BolivART gallery facing the new Antwerp Court of Justice. I’m a big fan of the hammer pin button. […] more…
Lady Justice, Kings and Queens

Lady Justice, Kings and Queens

I really really really appreciate the work of Pieter Nulens since I met his wife during the Tosca press days half a year ago. The craftmanship of this jewellery designer from the province of Limburg is exquisite and he spices up traditional themes with contemporary elements. The vibrant woman behind the silversmith was so kind […] more…
Pinko: Mix it all up!

Pinko: Mix it all up!

Fashionably late is the understatement of the week. That’s the least we can say. Last week, we had the opportunity to go to the annual Pinko trunk show in their flagship store in Antwerp. They delighted us with their knowledge of the winter trends this year and they gave us some useful tips to combine […] more…
A glimpse of SÁGA by Dez Mona feat. BOX

A glimpse of SÁGA by Dez Mona feat. BOX

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the soundcheck of Dez Mona featuring BOX (Baroque Orchestration X) for their performance of SÁGA. Dez Mona is well known for their dramatical and theatrical music. In this video by Valerie Baeyens you’ll catch a part of one of their new songs from SÁGA. During the 20 minutes I was […] more…
Free Wally: MoMu tickets to win

Free Wally: MoMu tickets to win

We are so delighted about the exhibition of Walter Van Beirendonck at the MoMu Fashion Museum, that we want to give our Strutter View visitors a first-hand experience. Our friend and MoMu contact Christin was so kind to give us 4 tickets for our fans. What do you have to do? Be really fast and […] more…
Eurorailtrip: Quick Lunches

Eurorailtrip: Quick Lunches

I have to delay my Eurorailtrip videopost due to some technical difficulties. That is why I decided to give you some addresses for a quick lunch in Budapest, Praag and Berlin. BUDAPEST As I said in my previous Eurorailtrip post : you should eat at Juice Bar & Fast Casual Restaurant Fruccola near fashionstreet when […] more…
Real British chippy with a modern twist

Real British chippy with a modern twist

I know what you’re thinking… Is she really making a blog post about a typical British meal? Wellllll… yes. Here’s a confession: I’m actually a really big supporter of authentic dishes with a modern twist. Last week I told you a little something about my trip to London, but now I’d like to share some […] more…
Taking iPhoneography to the next level

Taking iPhoneography to the next level

The last week I’ve been experimenting with the camera function of my Iphone. The whole iPhoneography hype has interested me for some time now. The idea of taking a quick shot on the street when you see something interesting is great. This video has inspired me a lot. Richard Koci Hernandez is really an iPhoneography […] more…
Another dimension to satirical horror

Another dimension to satirical horror

I’ve got a little confession to make: I like satirical horror movies. That’s why I just had to go to Final Destination 5 in 3D. It’s simply disgusting, predictable and so entertaining. Final Destination 5 is staying true to its format with semi-hot twenty-something people who escaped from a disaster just to be killed later […] more…
From Buda to Pest

From Buda to Pest

Sziasztok! Tuesday 6 september I took the plane from Eindhoven airport to Budapest! This was the first stop of our Eurorailtrip. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Wizzair. Due to the wind we arrived 15 min earlier. A bus transfer was included in our ticket so after we got our luggage […] more…
Budapest Day 2

Budapest Day 2

The second day my friend Lena was our guide. I met her in Nice a couple of years ago. She lives and studies in Budapest so she knows her way around. Because of the heat (30 degrees) we went all the way up the hill to the Statue of Liberty. There was a soft breeze […] more…
London Looters

London Looters

The last two weeks I told you guys about my trip to Milan and now I would like to give my full attention to my stay in London! This trip was a gift (and surprise!) from my boyfriend Maxime and oh boy, he sure does know what I really like! He made a complete travel […] more…
Bergen in BRXL

Bergen in BRXL

Last thursday I went to Brussels to visit the pop-up shop Bergen. A project by the Norwegian Fashion Institute and curated by the artists themselves. Alexander Helle (creative director) and T Michael (tailor and also co-designer) of Norwegian Rain came up with the idea. They wanted to show what is going on in their city […] more…
Sailing with Strutter View

Sailing with Strutter View

Just like most Belgians, the Strutter View team loves to go to the sea shore during sunny days. That’s why we all went to Julie’s family’s sailing boat. Our friend Bart came along because he loves to sail and he didn’t mind driving us all the way to Zeebrugge. Thank you Bart! Julie’s dad Frédéric […] more…
Mer Du Nord : entertainment + great food

Mer Du Nord : entertainment + great food

Yesterday I went to Brussels with my dad. He has a lot of friends there so he knows the better parts of the city. For lunch we went to the outside fish bar of the well known fish shop Mer du Nord. The weather was perfect for a quick lunch in the sun. In front […] more…
BLANCO

BLANCO

Imagine this: a place packed with interesting, friendly and young people. An attractive range of fresh, healthy and super delicious lunch dishes. An equally wide range of delicious Italian coffees and most importantly: everything is very affordable! Last week I told you about our trip to Milan, now I would like to show you a […] more…
Cupcake Deluxe

Cupcake Deluxe

Last saturday we went to this adorable cupcake shop in Antwerp. Since March 2011 you can choose between all the classics and some suggestions. We tried a “verry cherry” and a “red velvet”. They were really delicious and fresh. They don’t only look good they taste great as well. Nowadays cupcakes have to be cute […] more…
Moose in the City

Moose in the City

Good news for all you Scandinavia lovers! The new shop ‘Moose in the City’ is bringing the best of the North to Antwerp. We had a blast while discovering Scandinavian clothing for every occasion and every budget. We were instantly drawn towards the cute Happy Socks and the smart Filippa K selection. Julie even bought […] more…
7 days, 4 cities , 3 friends & 1 train ticket

7 days, 4 cities , 3 friends & 1 train ticket

I’m back ! I couldn’t post anything the last two weeks because I had to focus on my exams. But now I’m ready to start writing again. This week I wanted to share my travel plans with you. I’m not a beach-sand-sun kinda girl so this year I’m visiting 4 cities with 2 friends in […] more…
Any Way the Wind Blows

Any Way the Wind Blows

Julie and I went to see Any Way the Wind Blows at Cinema Urbana the same day we got our free Maes beer keg. We were intrigued by the opening scene of the movie where Windman is dancing in a very epileptic yet cool way. That’s why we tried to pay tribute to this motion […] more…
Inside the city of Milan

Inside the city of Milan

Dear blog readers, first of all I would like to apologize, because I have really neglected this blog this week. As you all might know, Pukkelpop 2011 was a complete tragedy. I am not writing this post to give more details, it is painful enough as it is. This storm was a great shock to […] more…
Sin City in Antwerp

Sin City in Antwerp

I was completely blown away by Sin City from the first time I’ve seen it. The stories, the cast, the special effects… everything is so impressive. That’s why I was so delighted when I heard that Sin City was on the menu of Cinema Urbana. The free open-air movie theatre at the Schelde river always […] more…
Analogue Summer Fun

Analogue Summer Fun

Every year when summer comes I have one tradition: buying a disposable camera to capture some precious moments. This year I made a lot of pictures during my trip to Turkey with my mommie dearest. The first picture I made this summer was this one from Pedro at the golden gates of the palace of […] more…
Festival Fever

Festival Fever

Yes! It’s finally that day of the year again. The day when most Belgian youngsters are leaving for Pukkelpop! Yes I know… I promised you guys to give you my ultimate top ten acts on Pukkelpop this year but some things came up and I decided to just share my 3 favourite artists with you […] more…
Linkerwoofer: singing in the rain

Linkerwoofer: singing in the rain

Each year I’m going to the free Antwerp ‘Left Bank’ festival, called Linkerwoofer and I’m always having a blast. This time even the rain couldn’t stop me from enjoying the concerts from The Van Jets and Absynthe Minded. Linkerwoofer is the ideal place to meet all of your friends from different groups and try to […] more…
Popeye Mash-Up With Salmon

Popeye Mash-Up With Salmon

One of the good things about cartoons is that we cherish them through our lives, we might not still watch them but we sure do admire them. I remember I started eating spinach after watching Popeye. I even used to tell my parents that I would eat spinach a lot because one day, I would […] more…
Randomness at its best

Randomness at its best

Julie and I always have the best random stuff happening around us. This time there was a promo guy from Maes beer who came out of the blue and asked us if we wanted to have a free beer keg. We could instantly enjoy a fresh glass of beer with the two super friendly Maes […] more…
Lomography

Lomography

Hey everybody. As some of you might know, I’m a real gadget fan so a few months ago I couldn’t resist buying a Diana F+. A cute plastic camera by Lomography with a removable flash. It’s really light so in my opinion ideal for some fun snapshots during a city/shopping trip or a sunny afternoon. […] more…
Replay Spring Summer 2012 collection

Replay Spring Summer 2012 collection

As you probably all know, we had the pleasure to go to the Replay fashion show of the Spring Summer 2012 collection yesterday! It was our first invitation as a team but sadly Vincent couldn’t join us because he is enjoying a pleasant holiday in Turkey. Fortunately, the collection was better than expected! Denim was […] more…
Soyez Les Bienvenus

Soyez Les Bienvenus

It’s the end of a busy week and I wanted to go for a drink at a special bar called De Zomerfabriek. During the summer the city organizes a lot of events to entertain their inhabitants. They call it the summer of Antwerp. The bar is located in an old factory in my neighborhood Zurenborg. […] more…
Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Usually hyper touristic holidays aren’t my thing, but for Bodrum I’m willing to make an exception. All inclusive hotel, private beach show dancers and a gift shop called Ali Baba: it’s the formula to happiness, believe me. And by the way: they’re actually playing Tarkan (you know, the kiss dance). I took this picture with […] more…
The Auditorium Live Sessions: Odd Lovers

The Auditorium Live Sessions: Odd Lovers

Hello there precious followers! A couple of days ago I was thinking about my new music post, because I’m showing you 10 of my cherished acts on Pukkelpop 2011(remember?). That was the moment me and my boyfriend Maxime got the astonishing idea to launch a whole new platform of live music sessions with our favorite […] more…
Four artists, one vernissage

Four artists, one vernissage

Last Friday was arts day. My destination: the vernissage of Papier Carbone. The Antwerp-based (work)shop of young Dutch fashion designer Juliette Bogers was transformed into an exhibition where her own pieces were in dialogue with two product designers and one photographer. I’m a big fan myself of Juliette Bogers’ work and apparently her taste when […] more…
(RE)PLAY to win

(RE)PLAY to win

Hi guys! We have some really exciting news for you. The strutterview-team is going to be present at the exclusive Replay fashion show + after party on Saturday the 6th of August. The good news is: we have 2 give-away tickets, so you can join us! Like probably all of the fashion bloggers, our first […] more…
Chicken Wasabi Salad

Chicken Wasabi Salad

The cold weather made way for sunshine and a warm breeze so it’s time to make a fresh salad for lunch. I’m a big fan of Asian spices and flavours so I made a chicken salad with a wasabi dressing. Ingredients for 2 people 250 gr chicken fresh lettuce 1/3 of a cucumber one chopped […] more…
Dutch Discovery

Dutch Discovery

Belgium’s national holiday is celebrated, as usual, on the 21st of July. It is the day when the first King of the Belgians, took the constitutional oath as king. So basically, this means that on this day, the shops, banks and post offices are closed.That’s why most Belgians visit our friendly neighbours: the Dutchies. At […] more…
Video: Catching up by candle light

Video: Catching up by candle light

Catching up by candle light from Strutter View on Vimeo. Going out for dinner is the easiest and most enjoyable way to catch up with each other when time and distance separate us. Last weekend we all gathered down in Zurenborg, Antwerp. This is where restaurant Galliano is located. We were literally spoiled with delicious […] more…
Galliano

Galliano

Last Friday we had the honour to take a peek in the kitchen of restaurant Galliano. The German chef is always preparing a mix of French and Mediterranean cuisine. Here are some of his mouthwatering dishes. Galliano has recently added a wonderful selection of pizzas to its menu, so we really had to try it […] more…
Moneygrabber

Moneygrabber

Hey guys, here I am again with my favourite festival tunes to brighten up your day and to get you in the festival mood! Although the Belgian weather is not very summery at all, this song will cheer you guys up, pronto. Fitz And The Tantrums is a very promising soul band from Los Angeles. […] more…
It’s a festival, not a farm

It’s a festival, not a farm

My friend Nathalie was so kind to let me accompany her for free to the dj festival Tomorrowland, so I was really excited. Steve Aoki and Brodinski were definitely the ones I liked the most. The tricky thing about dressing for a festival is finding the balance between the esthetical and the functional. You don’t […] more…
French toast

French toast

This recipe is one I’ve learned from my grandmother. We used to make it from time to time when I was a child. This morning I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I made some for breakfast. ingredients - 3 eggs - 2,5 dl milk - 8 gr of vanilla sugar - 8 slices of […] more…
An Englishman in Amsterdam

An Englishman in Amsterdam

A week ago I was at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week and I wore this look on Thursday. Unfortunately I didn’t make the time to photograph my outfit on that day, so here it is. I’ve surrounded myself by some of my favourite objects. The book ‘A Short Story’ is a collection of several books, […] more…
My Polaroid Project

My Polaroid Project

I’ve finally completed my Polaroid photo album after more than one year! 123 pictures, divided over three years. It was a hard job to make a selection for this post, but here they are. One of the first Polaroid pictures I’ve ever made, was from our very own Strutter View contributor Julie. I’m crazy about […] more…
Lunch in Breda

Lunch in Breda

When you see the interior of the restaurant/lounge bar Parc located on the Grote Markt 20 at Breda, you wouldn’t expect to find the most famous fast food dish of the Netherlands on their lunch menu. The Dutch call it a Broodje Kroket, it’s some sort of meat croquette on a sandwich. You can even […] more…
What’s the business, yeah

What’s the business, yeah

Every year around mid-July, I get this kind of “festival fever”. Yes I think you know what I’m talking about. People who know me, know that I am a huge music fanatic. To fulfill this need, I go to the best Belgian festivals each year. Unfortunately, only Pukkelpop is on my list this year. I […] more…
My Yashica-Mat 6×6 TLR

My Yashica-Mat 6×6 TLR

The tradition of searching for cool stuff on a flea market all began when I was a child. Every year in May, June & September there is a huge flea market my neighborhood Zurenborg in Antwerp. It all takes place on the square Dageraadplaats. This year I had a mission : I wanted to expand […] more…
Pancakes to celebrate

Pancakes to celebrate

Yesterday was our launch so I made pancakes to celebrate. They aren’t that difficult to make. All you need is a good non-stick pan. I prefer mini pancakes but you can choose the size. ingredients for 10-12 mini pancakes - 150 grams all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 3 teaspoons sprinkling water - […] more…
Bibi: Capital at the castle

Bibi: Capital at the castle

I would normally refuse if someone invited me into a castle’s dungeon, but for the Café Capital party ‘Bibi’ in ‘t Steen castle I had to make an exception. Wet by the rain, but full of excitement Julie and I arrived at the party and got in for free and without having to queue. We […] more…
Rainy Sunday Nights

Rainy Sunday Nights

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Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Last night I had a Spritz at the bar Vitrin and I have to admit that it’s my kind of drink. The sweet, sour bubbly taste reminds me of a warm summer night in Italy instead of these cold rainy nights in Antwerp. Spritz is a wine-based cocktail. The ingredients are 2 oz. Prosecco, 1 […] more…
AIFW: See them strut

AIFW: See them strut

Amsterdam International Fashion Week from Strutter View on Vimeo. When I was in Amsterdam for the International Fashion Week, I simply had to film some of the fashion show finales. ZEM, Roya Hesam, Individuals and Hunkemöller were some of the Dutch brands that let their models strut the runway. I can only encourage the fact […] more…
Meet the Strutter View team

Meet the Strutter View team

Getting our Spritz on from Strutter View on Vimeo. Last night we had a drink at one of our favourite bars in Antwerp. Vitrin’s atmosphere was perfect for our first vlog. The interior design has a modern feel to it with a touch of cosiness. Britt’s boyfriend Maxime Heirbaut made some great footage of our […] more…
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