Feature // Forever 21 - The Skinny


Featured along two of my favorite friends / co-bloggers on Forever 21's official blog, also known as The Skinny. I'm still honored each and every time someone comes up, asking if they're allowed to take a picture of my outfit. Plus, it's a nice opportunity to show you what I wore to the F21-store preview, since the outfit-pictures I took weren't the best.

From left to right: Afrodite - Tiany - Myself
You can see the whole article HERE.

Blazer: MAJE // Top: H&M // Pants: H&M // Shoes: NEW LOOK // Bag: LONGCHAMP


Event // Forever 21 Preview

One of the most talked about events in the Belgian blogosphere this year has to be the opening of the two F21-stores in Belgium: one in Brussels and one in Antwerp. Yesterday, I had the honor to have a preview of the F21-store in Antwerp (the official opening will take place this Saturday). 

I started the day with meeting up with my fellow bloggers ImmanuelAfroditeKimGilles and Stéphanie. We did some pre-shopping and had a delicious pizza at Da Giovanni. I think we set a new world record called 'Eating a pizza in the fastest way possible' or something, since we only had 10 minutes left to make it at the F21-store in time.

The store is H-U-G-E: it's a 5000 m², 3-level shopping paradise. I only had an hour to spend at the store, since I had to catch my train, so I bet I looked like a whirlwind running all over the place. I need to move to Antwerp ASAP. As for the clothes, there were a lot of ethnic / indian prints, gem colored items such as sapphire and amethyst, rock inspired items and much more. As for the curvy girls among us, they also have the Forever 21+ collection. A saleswoman told me that they deliver new items every day, and that they deliver every item only once, so they'll always have something new. 
My bank account's not going to like that...

Due to limited time and the unbelievable size of the store, it was hard to capture everything all in once. I hope my pictures will still give you somewhat an idea of the store, but it's up to you to discover what the F21-store really has to offer! 

The store is located at:

Forever 21
De Meir 42 / 46
2000 Antwerp

P.S.: I'll show you my outfit and what I bought in the next 

x Krizia


Detail // Moschino Love

Moschino... Probably the first 'famous' brand I can remember.
Coming from an Italian family, fashion and looking neat and tidy has always been important and, patriotic as Italians are, my sister and I were always dressed in Italian brands such as Benetton and Moschino. When I was 3 years old, my mom bought me a dotted Moschino-dress for a party. Don't ask me how I did it, but I managed to rip the dress after wearing it for about 10 minutes (Sorry mom!).

My dad bought me these Moschino Love-sneakers on a trip to Sicily. I've had a hate / love-relationship with these shoes for years - I've only worn them once - but now that I found them again (hidden in the back of my closet) they're starting to grow on me. I know these sneakers are those type of shoes you either love or hate, so I'm extremely curious to know your thoughts. These are not what I usually wear, but I guess they're okay for a relaxing day doing nothing special.

P.S.: I've added a new section in the left bar of the blog called 'Agenda'. I thought it would be nice to let you know which events I'll attend the coming weeks. And I must admit that it's also a little reminder for myself. There are so many events / projects going on, that I tend to mess up my entire schedule!

x Krizia


Detail // Mix And Match

I wore my Swatch-watch and Hermès-bracelet together today, and thought it looked nice. Whoever said you can't mix 'expensive' and 'less expensive' items / accessories together needs to get his or her ass kicked.

I wore the bracelet as a good luck charm to take my re-sit, even if I don't really believe in good luck charms. But, in one of the most crucial moments of my life, I'm willing to make an exception and try to 'believe'. It's all or nothing now... 

Those re-sits are also the reason why I haven't shown my face on the blog lately. I saw a fellow student of mine again today, and the first thing he said was: "Wow, you look like sh*t!". (Thanks for that, by the way!) But, he's right. All the stress concerning school, studying and pulling some all nighters are beginning to show. I'm having my last re-sit this Friday and I'm going to a spa with my best friend on Saturday. Let's hope they can perform some kind of miracle so I can be yours again ASAP!

x Krizia

Watch: SWATCH // Bracelet: HERMES


New // Clic H by Hermès

Remember the promise my mom made a while ago?
Well, she kept it! I took a break from studying yesterday and went on a quick shopping trip to Düsseldorf with my mom, sister and brother-in-law. We always know exactly which shops we want to see when we go to Düsseldorf, which makes it all much easier. Since my birthday isn't 'till November, I was surprised my mom wanted to buy the bracelet now.

When the saleswoman at Hermès took out the Clic H-bracelets, two colors immediately caught my eye: orange and a blue / purple kinda mix color. I wanted to go for the orange bracelet - since it is the Hermès color - but it didn't suit me. So I got the other bracelet instead. I felt like a kid in a candy store when I received my first little orange box and bag. Hopefully, there will be more to come! ;)

You can click below to see the bracelet.

x Krizia


Personal // Dark

With a day starting so sunny, who could have imagined the amount of darkness it has left behind? A huge (hail) storm flooded most parts of Belgium yesterday, but what's even worse is the fact that the storm killed 5 people and injured many more at Pukkelpop, one of Belgium's biggest music festivals. I took the pictures above and below before realizing the damage the storm really caused, transforming it to one of the darkest days is Belgium's (music) history. But still, there's a teeny tiny light at the end of the tunnel:

Twitter suddenly turned into a platform to help people find their friends and family who were gone missing because of all the chaos at the festival. People from all over the country opened up their hearts and homes to help those who couldn't return home, offering beds, warm clothes, food ... It's amazing how strangers can become so close in times of need. As for Facebook, I have no words... Only minutes after the tragedy at Pukkelpop, groups such as 'I survived Pukkelpop 2011' and 'I'm glad I didn't attend Pukkelpop 2011' popped up, making me absolutely sick. It's so inappropriate I can't even describe it.

I also added some pictures of a shoot I did, but decided to post them in black and white. Because of my re-sits I probably won't have the time to post them the coming days - which is why I'm posting them now - but it also seemed kind of wrong to put them in bright colors up here with the entire nation still in shock of what happened.

Call me corny or whatever, it just feels better this way.
My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragedy at Pukkelpop.

P.S.: I decided to pick the most neutral and serene pictures, so I'm sorry if some of them look alike.

 x Krizia


Inspiration // Frances Bean Cobain by Hedi Slimane

"... I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane”Karl Lagerfeld said when he lost about 40 kg back in 2001. You might know Hedi Slimane from his contributions to Christian Dior - and especially Dior Homme - but I've always loved him for his photography. 

As a huge Nirvana-fan, I was surprised to see Frances Bean Cobain pop up on Slimane's website. For those who might not know her: Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of the late Nirvana-frontman Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. I hadn't read about Frances Bean Cobain for a long time, only knowing that the relationship with her mother is a bit 'strained' now, to say the least. I do still remember the famous picture of Frances as a baby in her father's arms, though.

When I saw these black and white-pictures of Frances, I was stunned. Still imagining her as a little baby, I couldn't believe that she was the fully grown up, young woman in the pictures. I find her absolutely beautiful and I love the dark touch in the pictures. As for the tattoos -- I'm a big fan of tattoos, so hers aren't an exception. They're not all my cup of tea, but I always liked certain quotes, from a song or a book for example, as a tattoo.

Am I the only one who feels a new it-girl coming up here?
I'm going to quit nagging now and hope that you enjoyed the pictures as much as I did.

P.S.: I added my favorite Nirvana-performance at the end of this post.
P.P.S.: These are only a couple of pictures taken from the photos hoot, you can see all of them HERE.

x Krizia

Pictures: Hedislimane.com


Wanted // Jewel Heritage

While I was in Crete, I was flipping through a copy of the British Grazia-magazine, when I saw this gorgeous ring from Jewel Heritage. If you're a regular reader of Shark Attack, you must know that I'm a big fan of big, chunky, golden jewelry. When I saw this ring, called the 'Harbinger of Death' (how cool is that?), I could already imagine it on one of my fingers.

Jewel Heritage was founded by two sisters which get their inspiration from death, symbols, mythology ... resulting in super cool jewelry. Being a total history geek, mythology and symbols have always intrigued me but I'm aware that these jewels may not be everyone's cup of tea. And which makes it even better: their jewelry is absolutely affordable! The ring above costs £ 60 - Not bad, right?

Now, lets hope my mom will give me her credit card so I can buy this beauty, since she thought the ring was scary and gave her goosebumps.

What do you think?
Yes or no?

x Krizia

Picture: Jewelheritage.com


New // Acne Pistol Boots

Yes, I know, another pair of shoes -- I have a problem.
Remember when I asked you on Twitter if I should go for an Hermès-bracelet or the Pistol Boots by Acne? When I told my mom about it, she said: "Let me buy that Hermès-bracelet for your birthday. I wouldn't know what to buy you otherwise." (Lets see if she still remembers that promise when my birthday arrives in November). So I decided to buy the Pistol Boots myself, since I'd saved up some money.

Yesterday, I took a break from studying and went on a quick shopping trip to Antwerp with my friend Laura. She needed some make-up from Mac and I wanted to buy the boots, since my friend and co-blogger Afrodite told me the all black Pistol Boots were still available in Antwerp. The rain was pouring when we arrived at the Renaissance-store, only to find out the all black Pistol Boots weren't in my size anymore. The saleswoman tried to force the Pistol Boots with the brown sole and heel on me, but I'm not a big fan of those. We then decided to go to the Acne-store and as soon as we were on our way, it stopped raining. I told my friend it was a good sign and I was right. As soon as I entered the store, I saw them: the Pistol Boots, all black, in my size.

They're not the cheapest pair of boots, but they super basic - which means you can combine them with practically everything -, the quality is great and they're very comfortable. If you still don't want to spend so much money on them, there are super cool lookalikes available at Sasha at the moment!

P.S.: As you can see, my blog is back to normal thanks to my brother-in-law. Thanks, Koen!
P.P.S.: Since most of you requested better pictures of my new hairdo, I added a picture in the end of the post. :)

x Krizia


New // Glitters

The last addition to my closet are these sparkly wedges I found during my trip to Crete. If you're a shoe addict as I am, you should definitely visit Crete's capital Heraklion. There are tons of shoe stores which sell shoes at very reasonable prices.

While I'm still figuring out what I'm gonna wear with these babies, my mom already told me I can't wear them when I go out with her. My mom isn't the tallest person on earth and me standing next to her wearing these shoes makes me ... Well ... Rather tall. I know my mom's just kidding, though.

I wish you all a wonderful day!
Mine will be filled with studying for the re-sits. :(
And thank you all for the sweet comments on my new hairdo! They made my day!

x Krizia


New // Haircut

During my childhood and teenage years, I've had quite some different hairdos (one a bit worse than the other): red, pink, bronze, black, black with white extensions, a bunch of colored extensions mixed together, ... After I saw Beyoncé's hairdo in the 'Bootylicious' video, I also wanted the tips of my hair colored, so I just did it. My parents never forbid me to do something - sometimes a lot - different with my hair and told me to just do it if I wanted to.

This morning, I went to the hairdresser to "only get the tips cut", since they were totally ruined from the sun and salty sea water during my stay in Greece. Sitting there, while waiting my turn, I was flipping through some magazines when I saw a picture of Alice Dellal, a Brazilian model. She has half of her hair shaved and I always loved it on her. That's when I thought to myself: "That's what I want!". The only exception is that I didn't go dramatic and decided to only shave the 'front' part. School will be starting again next month and the hairdresser assured me that you won't see the difference that much anymore by that time, but I still decided to keep it a bit 'subtle' (if you can call it that), just in case.

So, as they say: "Tadaaaa!". This is a do you either love or hate -- My mom doesn't like it and I'm still waiting for my dad to see it. As for your opinion... SHOOT!


Trip // Matala

During my stay in Greece, I visited a small city called Matala, which has become one of my favorite places ever. In the 60's and 70's, Matala was populated by a community of hippies, who used to live in caves along the shore. Their influences are still very present today, like the beautiful ground paintings above 
which pop up everywhere. If you're lucky enough, you may still find a hippie hidden between the caves, playing catchy tunes on his guitar. Just a couple of weeks before our stay in  Matala, the city organized a reunion for all the hippies who used to live there. I'm so bummed to have missed it, it would have been so cool to be there! Walking around the small city centre, you can really feel the peace and quiet  and the laid back atmosphere hanging around. With also cosy little restaurants, offering you an amazing view, and the beautiful sea and beach, I would  recommend Matala to everyone!

P.S.: Picture overload comin' up!
P.P.S: Since Blogger isn't accepting my pictures from Photobucket for some  reason, you'll have to do with the crappy Blogger-quality pictures. Sorry for  that! I've been having so many problems with Blogger lately, I'm thinking to transfer to Wordpress. Which platform do you prefer?

Hat: UNKNOWN // Top: H&M // Skirt: H&M // Flats: UNKOWN


Trip // Crete

Hi everyone!

Yes, I'm still alive! First of all, I'd like to apologize for my absence. I went on a 2-week trip to Crete, without my laptop -- Yeah, I know, it felt like rehab sometimes. :D

Secondly, you must have noticed something different about the blog. All of the information which used to be on the left side moved to the bottom all of the sudden and I have no idea how to get it back. So if you have any tips or ideas, please help me! :(

I'm not going to bother you any longer and just show you some pictures of my trip to Crete. I went there with my friend Hille, who's half Greek and has a house there. My wardrobe basically consisted out of a whole bunch of tank tops and light skirts and shorts - It was way too hot to be wearing anything else. Tomorrow, I'll show you pictures of my favorite place in Crete: Matala. :)

I hope you can enjoy these types of posts! 

x Krizia


Competition // Bloggers Wardrobe

Note: The picture above is not my closet (I wish), it is a picture from The Coveteur.

Hi everyone!

I've been asked to take part in the Bloggers Wardrobe-contest and while I'm not a big fan of (sometimes shameless) self promotion for a contest, I'm willing to make an exception for this one since a couple of my favorite bloggers are already in the Bloggers Wardrobe-group. In more or less 30 words should I tell you why I 'deserve' to be in the group too:

Well, I feel Belgian fashion blogs have always been far behind on other blogs and I want to put the Belgian blogosphere out there and give my fellow Belgian bloggers and myself the credit we don't always get for our hard work. 

You can read everything about the project HERE.
For now, you don't have to do anything except to show some love and support. :D

x Krizia