We may not be the biggest country in Europe, but trust, me have more square meters of fashion goodness than the average Avenue Montaigne…
Did I just say that? Well yes, and I strongly believe I’m darn right about the above hypothesis, as little Belgium houses truckloads of multi-brand boutiques and fashion Walhalla’s selling the most delightful goodies ever.
Obviously there are a couple of shops in Antwerp I highly recommend, but when it comes to visiting something monumental that will really leave an impression and have you drooling over most of the clothes, shoes and accessories; I tend to recommend VERSO, a bit of fashion heaven on earth.
They stock a gazillion high-end brands in a unique interior. And I always feel like a little girl in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory every time I visit this shop. Most of the time I end up at the very back which has been destined for years to the Dolce & Gabbana collection. After years of drooling and hoping on the winning lottery ticket, this very once, the stars aligned and my Dolce & Gabbana fantasies came true.
Hence this editorial of me flaunting more Dolce elegance than I can actually handle. I guess I wouldn’t mind waking up in lace, vibrant red hues and flowery pencil skirts every day. It’s like being instantly transformed into a Sicilian divine diva, feeling empowered, being a bit dramatic and entirely sexy thanks to the über stylish frocks. Of course this “vavavoom” comes with a price tag, but one can dream no? Or at least already start making wish lists for dear Santa.
All clothes, shoes and bags by Verso - Antwerp
Love Bracelet by Cartier
Make-up and hair by Kim Theylaert voor Guerlain Paris
Pictures by Dirk Alexander
Many thanks to Paleis op de Meir for the ballroom extravaganza