Ph/Lisa Galesloot for afterDRK
As I am writing this blogpost, I am literally as exhausted as one can get, but it is all because of a fun styling adventure that took place today.
So today I had the styling session with my lovely reader Athena at the Forever21 store in Antwerp, starting at 10am in the morning. First we went through all the racks in the enourmous 5000m2 store (twice!) to pull a lot of items to mix and match later that day. Even though Athena wouldn’t have picked some of the items herself (but hey that is what the styling session was all about, trying new things and getting new ideas), we managed to put 4 looks together that both she felt comfortable in and I thought looked really good on her. The red wine colored look was our favourite, so Athena decided to take those items home with her (ps: I couldn’t help but getting those skinny pants for myself too).
This was also a new experience for me, apart from ‘styling’ myself every single morning and giving random advice to friends while shopping, I never really completely styled anyone.
I think when it comes to styling, it’s important to try to figure out what kind of things the person you’re styling is into, what looks good on her and what not, and then give it a little bit of your own touch (not make it your own copy), so you’re actually getting excited from the look you just created.
Styling is definitely something that I might want to do a little more often.
Anyway, the official Forever21 store opening in Antwerp is on Saturday the 3d of September and it’s located on the Meir (42-46, but there’s no way you’re gonna miss the 5000m2 3 levels high store).