Fashiondisaster

Fashiondisaster

Why a blog?

I give up, easily.
Anything. Everything.
Because of a lack of confidence.

People won't like me, laugh at me, think I'm stupid.
That is why my entire life I hid away, in dark clothes.
Black, dark blue or grey.
Anything to make me invisible.

I never used make-up in high school because I didn't know how.
My hair was always the same because I had no idea what to do with it (ponytail, tightly pulled back, in case you're curious).

When I was 18 I got married and I wanted a change.
I wanted the real me to come out.
But I still had no clue how.

At 26 I started this blog.
So that I wouldn't give up, wouldn't forget where I was going.

This is my journey, feel free to walk it with me, every step of the way.
All my failures, all my mistakes.
But also my winnings, my happy moments and my bliss.
I'll be honored to have you with me.


Les folies de Sofie

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, March 06, 2017 18:02:26
Little girls with dreams,
Become women with vision,
It's one of my favorite quotes,
And it's such an inspiration,
When you find someone,
Who lives up to that quote.

When Sofie was little,
She loved nothing more,
Than her grandmother's jewelry box,
She could play for hours,
With all the beautiful jewelry inside.

That is where her dream,
Of making her own,
Started.

As a young woman,
She made that dream come true,
Making beautiful creations,
All to help other women,
Feel empowered,
And special.

Every creation,
Is handmade,
and one of a kind.

I got the privilege,
To ask her some questions:

Q: Where do you get the inspiration for your designs?

A: That is very wide. It's mostly things that touch me, like an exhibition, architecture, geometric forms,...

Q: How long does it take to make one piece?

A: That depends.
It's hard to put an exact number of hours to it but it does take hours.
You start out with designing the piece, then you look for the right materials and make a prototype.
Only after that you start building the collection.
Matching rings, earrings, bracelets,... It's a long but fulfilling proces.

Q: What kind of materials do you love using in your designs?

A: The most preferred is silver 925 but I love combinations with gems.
It just gives it that little extra.
My favorites are: garnet stone, hematite, hoplite, agate and onyx.

Q: What is your favorite collection?

A: I'm very proud of the "Find your wild" collection:






Q: What is your favorite design?

A: Definitely this ring! I would have love to have kept it for myself.
It was a real challenge, especially finding the right gem.
I loved the proces.


You can find her website here: lesfoliesdesofie.com
Or send her a friendly e-mail here: info@lesfoliesdesofie.be
Want to make an appointment right away?
Call her here: 0495/65.20.23

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Glasses

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Sat, June 25, 2016 10:48:01
I always liked them,
But never needed them,
Glasses.

They can change your entire look,
Make you look sexy,
Smart,
Or even younger.

The one time I did step in to a shop,
To get a pair,
They just told me I didn't need them,
And couldn't give me any information,
On what shape I should get.

It was a few years ago,
When glasses weren't a fashion statement yet,
On top of that,
They were very expensive,
If I had bought one then,
It would have cost me around 100 euros.

And since I give up easily,
I never stepped into another shop,
Convinced it just wasn't for me,
I had good eyes,
I should just be thankful.

Until a few weeks ago,
I came across the website from Great Eye Glasses,
And I fell in love,
Prices start from 5,99$ (!),
I was on their website for multiple hours,
So many pairs,
So many styles.

But still I was torn,
What would suit me best?
Thank God they have a tool,
That let's you take a picture,
Of yourself,
And shows you immediately how the pair looks,
On you.

They have all kinds of information,
On face shapes,
And I found my perfect pair,
In the Thomas frame,
A bit geeky,
Big,
And black.

I'm still amazed that Greateyeglasses,
Not only provides a stylish pair of glasses,
As you can see in the picture on top,
But did it amazingly fast!

They are based in America,
And my frame was send to me within a few days,
They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee,
And are very open to communication,
If you have questions,
Or any problems,
They are there for you.

All glasses are produced in the United States,
And I can offer you all a 10% discount,
On any pair you choose,
Just use the promotional code: GREAT4YOU10.

Ow, and did I mention,
That any frame can be made in to sunglasses?
What are you waiting for?

Find them here:

www.greateyeglasses.com

Or follow them on the social media to get updates on promotions:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greateyeglasses/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreatEyeTweets



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Handbags

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Wed, February 17, 2016 15:59:05
I've never spent a lot of money,
On handbags,
Or anything else fashion related.

It's because,
I wear everything out,
To the bone.

Wether it's shoes,
Pants,
Or handbags,
If I like it,
I'll use it,
Until it's shredded.

I have shoes that have holes in the soles,
Bags that are ripped and torn,
And I can't part from them,
The shoes are so comfortable,
The bag has been through a lot with me,
It's like throwing away memories.

Another reason why I don't spend a lot of money on bags,
Is that they get filled,
Yes,
I know,
That's the purpose of a bag,
But mine gets filled with candy wrappers,
Toy's,
Scrunchies,
Pieces of paper with things I can't forget on them,
One time,
I even had a pair of socks in my purse.

Not mine,
My daughter's.
The socks.

I never take the time to clean out the bag,
So I get stuck with a lot of junk,
And I carry it around,
Everywhere.

After a while,
I just take another bag from my closet,
And start filling that up.

Can you see me,
With a designer bag,
Filled with crap?

No,
Didn't think so.

But maybe,
Just maybe,
I would keep that clean?
Because it's so expensive?
I would actually take time,
To keep it clutter free?

Because,
Let's not kid ourselves,
Bags take up time,
Time to clean,
And sort out.

And when you clean it,
You take out stuff,
Stuff that you will need,
The next day,
Or even the next hour,
Trust me.
I have experience,
Suddenly your daughter decides that she does want her socks,
That you carried around for three weeks,
And just took out.

Or the little heart shaped thing she found on the ground,
Two months ago,
And you finally had the heart to throw it in the garbage can,
Gone,
Proud of yourself,
And now she wants it,
And blames you for not having it.

Yes,
Bags,
They come with a lot of responsibility,
Thank God they look so pretty.

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CAT temporary lab Antwerp

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Fri, October 23, 2015 14:25:43
Shoes,
One of the best things in life,
Heels can give you confidence,
Flats can make you feel comfortable,
And boots can give you that bad-ass kick that we all need sometimes.

My closet is stuffed with shoes,
Overflowing,
But somehow,
I always choose the same pairs,
Two or three,
That are absolute favorites,
And that get worn out to the bone.

When I visited CAT's lab yesterday,
I finally understood why,
They are the shoes that fit me the best,
Not on comfort,
Or confidence,
But on personality.

Shoes speak,
And tell us more about someone then we realize,
Dirty shoes,
Old shoes,
Brand new shoes,
They all make us form an opinion.

When I learned about the CAT's lab work,
I absolutely fell in love...
They hired divers artists to personalize your shoes!
You can tell them your preferences,
Wich will give your shoes an unique vibe,
Something personal,
Something different,
Something that is really "you".

Interested?

You can find them here:

Kammenstraat 96
Antwerp
From Wednesday till Saturday

Artists:

* 23 - 24 Octobre: Bernard Gavilan
* 28 - 31 Octobre: Kool Koor
* 4 - 7 Novembre: Serge Braeken
* 12 - 14 Novembre: TBC
* 18 - 21 Novembre: Hugo Tanghe
* 25 - 28 Novembre: TBC


From 14u till 18u


But beware, they really are a temporary lab,
So hurry,
Because the magic disappears on the 28th of November...

Mister Bernard Gavilan working his magic making the shoes sparkling gold


CAT cats everywhere by Joƫlle Van Oers :)






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Clothes

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, August 17, 2015 15:06:00
There is a new trend,
It's been going on for a while,
I tried to ignore it,
But now I have to speak up.

I keep reading about people giving off,
On other people,
For buying clothes in cheap stores.

I buy clothes in cheap stores.
Like Primark,
Or Action.

I don't buy there because I enjoy it,
I'd rather buy well made pieces,
Like those people that keep shouting I should,
But I can't.

My bankaccount won't let me.
That's not my fault.
I work,
I do my best.

Why does it get criticized?
Do they really care about the poor kids making the clothing?
Or is something more going on?

A few days ago I bought my daughter two sweatpants,
For 6 euro's,
Yes,
Two for 6 euro's.

They have zebra prints,
Are modern and cute.
But most importantly,
She loves them,
They are comfortable,
And she wears them.
(She is a skirt and dresses girl)

And isn't that what's important about fashion?
That we love what we wear?
That it expresses who we are,
What we feel?

And sure,
I'm all for people that want to change the circumstances,
That some children have to work in.
Go for it.
Make that change,
Please.

But don't judge us,
The little people,
Who are struggling to survive,
Doing the best they can.

I promise,
When my bankaccount allows it,
I'll make the same change,
But until then,
Don't judge me,
Please.
I'm doing the best I can.

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I'm hungry for you my love, so come out and rescue me...

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Sat, July 25, 2015 15:25:10

What am I wearing?

- Dress: Zara
- Flipflops: Havaianas
- Earrings: from @by.fem, you can find her on Instagram, she makes everything herself.
Wish I could do that... :)


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Selfies

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Thu, July 09, 2015 14:59:56
Hubby has been really busy the last couple of days so I've been forced to take selfies.
Thought it would be fun to show some.

Here they are,
Some good,
Some ridiculous,
Some funny,
Some stupid,
Some cute,

How are your selfies?
Curious to see, let me know where to find them :)





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C'est tout

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Tue, June 09, 2015 10:41:37






What am I wearing?

- Skirt: New Yorker
- Top with quote: Hema
- Vest: H&M
- Shoes: Bullboxer

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