Big News : Webshop Launch

Dear Fair Friends,

I have great news! As of today I’m not only writing and styling fair goodies but now, you can also buy them. Uhu that’s right, I fell so much in love with some of the great stuff that I’ve styled that I wanted to offer them to a bigger public, yes : to YOU
Stay tuned for great deals, goodies to win and of course : styling tips! 
You can find a sneak peak of my loved ones in past styling posts underneath. Just click on the picture to go straight to the shop! 

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Scarf in shop : Hellen van Berkel / all the styling details:  here

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Scarf in shop : Hellen van Berkel / all the styling details here

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XoXo

Mary

Advertenties

My sustainable day outfit

Hello Fair Ladies,

I’m in the mood for a light outfit to go shopping, drinking coffee, chat with my friends for hours…(I’m getting a little dreamy here..) but one that can also make an appearance at the work floor.

I came up with this fair combination :

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Skirt & Shirt : Bloi / Shoes : Sydney Brown/ Bag : Stella Mccartney Superhero-collection / Sunglasses : Kerbholz

 This outfit fulfills all of my dreamy perspectives of this day, I think 🙂

And Why are these labels fair?

Bloi : This is an ecological and ethical fashion brand: clothing manufactured in Barcelona with ecological fabrics and utilizing ethical production processes.

Sydney Brown : This is a luxury footwear label offering a unique combination of dynamic design with an ethical and sustainable production.

Stella McCartney  : This is a high-end label that has a company policy to work ethically. The brand does not everything well but they certainly try.

Kerbholz : This label stands for woo­den accessories that are handmade and from the finest qua­lity wood. With every Kerb­holz product sold they´re giving back to what they love by planting a tree in Central America. 

Have a nice, stylish and fair weekend!

Mary

Lady in sustainable black

Dear fair friends,

What is sustainable to you?

During my sustainable research, I noticed a lot of differences and points for discussion.

What is sustainable to me? 

Whitin a couple of weeks I’ll answer this question in a guestblog on Ecosphere 

Blogster Pernilla liked to have the article accompanied with a picture of me in an outfit that is fully sustainable to me.

I’ll offer you a sneak peek in my choice..

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The StylingFiles :

Jumpsuit : Miss Green

Shirt : Alchemist

Ballerina’s : Toms

Neckless : La Ville Jewelry

Hair accessory : La Ville Jewelry

Purse : Vintage purse from my grandmother

Now, I’ll ask you again : what is sustainable to you?

Picture by Evy Waegeneire

A sweater and a (Girlie) skirt, really?

Dear Fair ladies,

This week I’d like to present you the result of a styling session I did to prove that sweaters do fit with -in my case- a girlie skirt.

I admired the look from Elena Borden and Elisa Nalin in Elle and what I loved about it was the mixture of nonchalance and sweet chic so I went for it myself…
IMG_0718I started my look…with an ethical sweater from Les Gens de Labas and a Belgian designed skirt from Odette en Ville

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Ethical clothing information

* Les Gens de Labas designes and produces in Belgium with organic material.

They also design jewelry in Morocco in their own workingspace where they are doing job creation for berbers, native inhabitants.

* Odette en Ville designes in Belgium and produces in Portugal

* Unfortunately Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabanna scored only E on the Rankabrand-app 

*BIBA Jewelry : no information found 

Will MaryShoppings became Mary Poppins?

Wearing my heels and having no sleep

A sneak peak in my calendar learned me that my weekends give a pretty good overview of my life as it is. Saturday Afternoons are for baby visits with coffee and treats; Saturday Nights stands for parties with cocktails. Both events in heels off course. So after the laughing, the cuddles and the whispers, the sweets, the cocktails and the treats, both events left me tired and with unhappy feet.

So that’s where I stand…somewhere in a place between babies and parties. I couldn’t tell which event made me happier. Both trips offered me loud noises, headache and almost no sleep.. making me wonder: is having a baby like having a party? (That is : If I’m allowed to drink cocktails either way of course, just to be clear!)

Somewhere in the beginning of my twenties, this phrase would have let me choke in an olive at the bar.. but now in my late twenties, it looks more like a party invitation..

So now, will I attend?

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Styling Information :

Coat : Handmade by tailor in Fez, Morocco

Shirt : Essentiel Antwerp, Belgium

Belt : Atelier Anvertsoie (zero-waste-method!), Belgium

Skirt : Vanessa Bruno Athé, bought 2ndhand from another fashionista (Mirror of Fashion)on Fashionup

Pumps : Olivier Strelli, Belgium

Pictures by Evy Waegeneire

I shopped in a Fashionista’s closet!

Dear Fair ladies,

I’ve talked with you about a couple of tricks to consume in a smarter and more fairer way. Because when you feel the urge to shop, there are still a lot of fair possibilities, one of them is shopping in another Fashionista’s closet, as you can read HERE 

About that..I’d like to share some outfits I made with a vintage Escada blazer I bought on Fashionup from another Fashionista (Blogster) : Lima Ché

I styled it in 2 different ways :

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Blazer : Vintage Escada / FauxFur : Barts / Belt : Atelier Anvertsoie / Purse : Essentiel / Pants : Alchemist / Shirt : H&M / Shoes : Jhay_MG_6141 _MG_6166 _MG_6184 _MG_6203 _MG_6219Blazer : Vintage Escada / Pants : Alchemist / Scarf : Hellen van Berkel / Shoes : BCBG By Max Azria / Purse : Handmade purse bought in Londen Spittafields Market

Pictures by Evy Waegeneire

From shirt to boxer : Upcycling with ‘Van Hulley ‘

It’s a man’s world this month!

For all you guys out there: this month is full of *sugar* for your appearance: Tips to turn you in a fair and fashionable man in 2015 ow yeah!

For all the not-so-single-ladies out there : I offer you gift tips to make your man even more *yummie*

I introduce to you.. Upcycling

Upcycling basically means that you take something that you do not need anymore in his natural form and re-use it in another shape.

For example : My man had still a lot of pre-work clothes in his closet and in my christmassy gift mood (and maybe also just a tiny little bit because I can use the closet space), I gave myself a solution for this peculiar problem.. I gave away a lot of clothes to a social program in the neighborhood  but there’s always that one piece that really means something to you or is actually worth keeping.. The shirt in the pictures is not really my style but we share great memories about it so it deserved a special treatment!

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My man, The Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That special treatment became a Van Hulley -experiment! I learned about the Van Hulley initiative on the Mint Platform at the Fashion Fair in Amsterdam and I just fell for this wonderfull project. Van Hulley uses old shirts and turns them into boxershorts and does it very nicely I may add. They are also doing great storytelling as you can see in the pictures beneath : nice envelope, nice poetry and a congrats-card.

Cute envelope to send your old favorite shirt in
Cute envelope to send your old favorite shirt in

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Poetry in the Gift Box

And Taa-daaaa : The boxershort 🙂

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Mission accomplished! I did some Upcycling from a shirt that wasn’t used as a shirt anymore and turned it into a Fair Christmas gift to make my man even more *yummie*

Stay tuned for more man-treats this month!