What about the boys?

Hi Fairfashion lovers,

Last week I announced the feeling of a million butterflies in my stomach. It was Love, yes love for new fair fashion goodies.

I offered you a peek in the Maryshoppings-accessory selection for this winter.

Now it’s time for the boys!

I’m aware of the fact that it’s more an image thing with you guys. Colour-issues in the dressing? No, not happening.

Image-ego-things in the elevator at work? Yeah every day 😉 And hey, you want to win, I get it! It’s a gene-thing. So you should be glad that I’m playing for your team, studs!

I present to you four stunning looks to brighten every elevator-showdown. Ow yeah.

First Look : Friends would say you’re a ‘serious type’. You like structure and clear communication. Life isn’t always like you have planned it which is a shame cause you planned it so well 😉 Your outfit has to be clean and clear as well. This grey shirt offers you a lot of possibilities. The bow tie makes it a little playful yet sophisticated and the sunglasses are a perfect fit with the bow tie. Because you are a busy type, you often carry a lot of stuff around so that’s why you need this big bag with a hawk. Not a coincident that this bird rules the air 😉

Shirt : Knowledge Cotton Apparel by Supergoods / Bag : Fikay / Bow Tie : Two-O / Sunglasses : Kerbholz / Bag,Bow, Sunglasses by Maryshoppings

Second Look : In your heart you’re a classic boy. Actually you’re already a man but the boyish-side in you wants to come out once in a while. You have a nice position at work so you have to look a bit bossy. That’s why you can’t forget the essentials like a blue shirt and a dark wooden watch. But with yeah that boyish accent, hence the bow and the camel bag.

Shirt : People Tree by Supergoods / Bag : Fikay / Bow tie : Two-O / Watch : Kerbholz /Bag, Bow and watch by Maryshoppings

Third Look : You are young and your job is situated in an arty sector. Hello Mister Photographer or Graphic Designer! You can afford it to look a bit party-like on an everyday-base, good for you! Now this is how you dress for succes :

Shirt : Knowledge Cotton Apperel by Supergoods / Bag : Fikay / Bow Tie : Two-O / Watch : Kerbholz / Bag, Bow and watch by Maryshoppings

Fourth Look : You are (almost) the youngest mister of the office. You know that a shirt looks better. Mommy is right. It does. So you pick this one, playful but stylish. You need the bow tie with denim to remind everyone that you’re having a more important life besides this: it calls weekend and it’s Fa-bu-lous. The sunglasses are so fly *ow yeah* and the bag is an allrounder: work, weekend,.. name a place where he hasn’t been with you 😉 

Shirt : Knowledge Cotton Apparel by Supergoods / Bag : Fikay / Bow Tie : Two-O / Sunglasses : Kerbholz / Bag, Bow and sunglasses by Maryshoppings

So, now take a *bow* and go to work guys! Team #Maryshoppings for the win 😉



Sustainable Fashion Guest Post: What is fair to me? by MaryShoppings

Hi fair people,

This week I’ve written a guestpost on the Swedish Fair blog ‘Ecosphere’ about what is fair fashion to me.

If you guys missed it in Sweden, I’m glad to share it again in Belgium 🙂



Sustainable Fashion Guest Post: What is fair to me? by MaryShoppings.

Festivalitis in Wonderland

Hi everyone,

Last weekend I’ve been invited by the great woodlover-guys from Kerbholz to a mystery location in Cologne, also known as ‘Wonderland’ (Yeah I’m still in the Alice-vibe). They organized a little festival on a private location. 



You name it, I’ve seen it! 

A wooden pony, a crashed airplane, a crane, an old Volkswagen-van, a unicorn and dinosaurs everywhere..

As a proof, I took pictures, enjoy this fairy world, I did to 🙂 

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XoXo, Mary

‘Mooi’ : A Pretty Invitation Alert!

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Photographer : Pieter van den Boogert

‘Fashion is about beauty and the story behind fashion can be equally beautiful’

Bruno Pieters, Belgian Fashion Designer of Honest By Bruno Pieters
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Photographer : Pieter Van Den Boogert

If you are the owner of a fashionable heart, you know that you’re often seen as a superficial spoiled little brat without a descent look at the world.

Caring about who made your clothes and being a true fashionista can be the fact though.

I would like to invite all the (non-) believers to come and meet us at Mooi Festival in Antwerp.

What can you aspect?

* You can listen to some wise fair words from Niels Oskam (Rank A Brand), Willa Stoutenbeek (W.Green)  and a few more! This speakers will definitely rock your view on fair fashion.

* You can meet designers like with a clear, sustainable vision on fashion, they already brought their plan in action and love to pry with it on the fair. 😉 

* If you want to practice what you heard, you can buy some lovely goodies in the market

If you want to prepare what you going to wear at the festival, this app can certainly help you do it!

More sustainable apps over here.

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All you want to know about Mooi Festival, you can find over HERE

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

Pimp my Hat!

Dear fair friends,

I’ve been approached with a challenge :

Choose your favorite sports hat on Fanatics and style away !

Well now, I’m not a huge sports fan myself and I’m actually also more a classic-with-a-twist-styler than a comfy-sporty-one so YES it was a challenge 🙂

I accepted on the condition that my selected pieces can be fair!

I’ve chosen a cherry-red hat from the Reds and honestly, there’s no big story here,  I ‘ve just been seduced by the great colour 😉

Now how should I style it?

It’s no surprise that my kinda-classic-styler sub-conscience took over a little..

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The Styling Files :

Trousers : Miss Green

Cropped Top : ASOS reclaimed Vintage velvet top

Shoes : Stella Mc Cartney

Purse : Stella Mc Cartney

Sunglasses : Kerbholz

Watch : WEWOOD

Hairtip : wear it wavy and loose

Why is this outfit fair? 

The trousers are from the Dutch label ‘Miss Green‘ ,which stands for sustainable fabrics, an honest production and a nice eco-footprint. The top is Reclaimed Vintage from a limited-edition collection from ASOS, made from vintage fabrics and up-cycled original vintage pieces. The shoes and the purse are from Stella Mc Cartney who made a company statement to be a responsible, honest, and a modern company. The Sunglasses are from the German company ‘Kerbholz‘ who have the sustainable idea to plant a tree for every wooden, handmade product they sell. 

The watch is from WEWOOD, they also plant a tree for every wooden piece they sell.

Who made my clothes?

Fashion Revolution

*  Is it important to you who made your clothes?

*  Is it important to you that those people work in a healthy environment ?

*  Is it important to you that those people are getting an honest pay for an honest work?

If you answered *YES* three times, than please show that you care and post a picture of yourself with your clothes inside-out and holding a card with ‘who made my clothes’  and the hashtag ‘#fashrev’ on friday 24th of april.

Want more persuasion? Click HERE

If you think that you will forget it, you can join this thunderclap online : JOIN

IMG_0116I’m wearing a black dress,Belgian design from the label ‘Natalie Vleeschouwer’. This is what my label tells me :

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Picture and movie made at Fairfashionfestival Ghent on 1st of March 2015