Obsessed: Fin by Syd

The hypnotic singer of the internet released her solo album, Fin, in march 2017.  The album reads like a love story. Syd talks about loving herself in ” Insecurities”, notice the N.E.R.D “tape you” like bridge at the end of the song produced by Rahki,  and her lover in “Body”. In the opening track of the album, “Shake em off” Sid emancipates from her former style, flowing into a more slick sound than ever before. Keeping it even more congruent in “Know”, that has former R & B singer Aaliyah’s signature and finish all over it.  Which, for most of the tracks Syd Bennet herself is accountable. ” I turn nothing to something, so I’m a collect this money for sure”, she says in the track” Nothing to something”. Building a recording studio in her parents house at 14, Syd takes the term self made to a whole new level. In “All about me”, she talks about keeping the family that she came with close. Putting those words in to actions by having Internet band member, Steve Lacy on as a producer. Altering songs like the former with songs like “Smile more” which putts it again on the R & B tracks after the derailing in to edgy lyrics and hiphop beats. Don’t be mistaken for this is no R & B album in the strictest sense, even though Syd herself said about the single” Body ” that the album had to have the obligatory baby making track on it.

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Visiting Bordeaux during the Christmas holidays

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Bordeaux is a great city to visit during the Christmas holidays. It’s not as crowded as Paris and it’s a lot smaller but still hold a lot of parks, a beautiful bridge and long quays for long walks and catching breaths. Discovering doesn’t take long and the city quickly starts to feel like an old friend. During the Christmas holidays the city lights up thanks to beautiful and bright lights and Christmas decoration.

When I was visiting the city I stayed at Chez Dupont. They host a beautiful suite right in front of Notre Dame cathedral. The suite is equipped with everything you need included a washing machine, if you’d like to stay a bit longer in Bordeaux. Around the cathedral you’l find numerous antique shops and behind the cathedral there is a little square with loads of little restaurants and wine bars.

Suite Kergomard at Chez Dupont

 

When you’re not dining there out of convenience, I’d suggest Miles or Garopapilles.

When we were there we visited the retrospective about Colombian painter Beatriz Gonzales in the Museum of contemporary art.

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Merry Christmas and a happy NewYear from Bordeaux

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So you’re going on a trip and you’re wondering what to pack

Also very handy: when working a capsule wardrobe, your packing list gets way shorter 🙂

Just a quick reminder below of what you might need to pack to different destinations….

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When you thought you had your capsule down, but then the weather shifted again.

You know what I’m talking about. You just had that – aha, It’s perfect! moment and then the next couple of days the temperatures dropped like crazy. And I remembered that I live in Belgium and was this capsule thing even such a good idea?

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Capsule wardrobing part 5/ It’s all in the mix and match

In the end, building a capsule wardrobe is like building anything in life, you need fundaments. In this case, we’re talking about (one) the basics, the white tee, the jeans, the chambray shirt…Then to add a little flair and to define who you are, you’ll need (two) key pieces that are versatile and you can wear in many ways and with almost anything like a leather jacket or a high waisted black jeans. And to top it all off add some (three) bold statement pieces like cool shoes or a piece of chunky jewelry.

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Capsule Wardrobing step 3

After weeding out your closet aka donating what is ill fitting or just doesn’t make you happy and storing items that aren’t for this season. You’ve lived at least two weeks with a capsule that, like mine, probably is far from perfect. If you have had to buy clothes because you didn’t have proper fitting ones or lacked basics to combine thats fine. But, know that it always better to wait a while until you get a better insight of who you are and what your would like to communicate to the world with your clothes.

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