The first stop on the Modo Parcours fashion trail was to renowned hat maker Elvis Pompilio, on the Rue Lebeau. Everything from the eccentric to the completely wearable was on display; cat hats made of rabbit fur, little jumper hats that could be styled to look more or less like a jumper if so...

The Modo Parcours was all about introducing us to new Belgian talents and one of the most exciting I met was the French-speaking-Brussels-living-of-Italian-heritage Giuseppe Virgone. Although we had to converse via a translator - my 5 years of high school French being somewhat rusty - his...

More accessories to swoon over on the Modo Parcours/fashion trail; Niyona's insanely beautiful bags are all hand crafted in Belgium, it takes a minimum of two days to create any bag and you can even get them custom made. It was so nice to see so many beautifully shaped bags, in gorgeous...

I've been following his career and adventures on A Shaded View (it seems Diane is a particular fan) and I guess it makes it all the more special to finally meet him the weekend he won the overall Modo prize, Le Prix Modo de la Création. It's quite a prestigious prize given that previous...

I think the most eccentric designer of the Modo Parcours was Kristof Buntinx; wearing a red noose necklace, we met in the Dun-Dee concept store on the Rue Bodenbroek, where he was presenting his collection of accessories, my favourite being a giant cross backpack the size of me that opened up...

Whilst staying in Brussels for the Modo Parcours, I was lucky enough to stay in the Hotel Bloom; from only 69 euros a night the rooms were beautiful, each room had a unique hand painted design of it's own by a young european artist and overlooked the city centre. The trip was pretty full on,...

We were celebrating the Modo Parcours as well as our arrival in Belgium and went out for a six course din-dins with the likes of Elke Timmerman, Didier Vervaeren and Philippe Pourhashemi (name-drop: check!). It was a set menu which included the inverted shepherd's pie made with boudin seen...

Two of the most inspiring places I got to visit as part of the Modo Parcours were the stores around the Dansaerstraat area owned by Sonia Noël, the Belgian equivalent of Brown's Mrs B. Stijl houses a collection of established Belgian brands along with a few newbies, whereas Haleluja focuses on...

This weekend I was very lucky to be invited to Brussels to take part in the Modo Parcours, an event a bit like a cross between Fashion Night Out and Fashion Week when many stores and venues open up their premises to showcase the work of up-and-coming Belgian designers. It was pretty exciting,...

by deed poll) when I went to Brussels for the Modo Parcours, and I'm only getting around to uploading my photos now... Naughty blogger! Despite its rather prodigious size for the title of 'boutique hotel' - I like to think of them all as cutesy chocolate-box sized operations - Hotel Bloom!...

 

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