* i wasn´t born yesterday , deary   

brussels: coming tuesday  is the vernissage of belgium photographer michèle matyn with

support of orphan fairytale, a one girl music performance artist.


* showing off   

happy meeting writer friederike wearing hui-hui.

before going out: logo sweater and 4/4 scarf from fall winter collection 2008/ 2009.

teatime on a winter- afternoon: raffia jacket from 2008 icecream summer collection.


* nut-head…   


hui-hui is wishing everybody the best for the celebrations!

dried plum chimney sweaper at hui-hui atelier in hamburg.


* knitting   

doing research for the fall / winter collection we found the book

-Kaffe Fassett, Glorious knitting-

finally not so much went into the design, but it is just such a timetravel to look at the photos.

Marie- Louise, the image with girl and  grandma on the bench knitting is for you!

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glorious knitting hui-hui


* daniel sannwald book   

our good friend german photographer daniel sannwald has his

first book printed. it will be out beginning of 2010 with a broad overview of  his

works. One spread and the cover to get curious and three questions to the photographer:

daniel sannwald book, hui!

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1. the best thing that happened to you in 2009

2. how does it feel holding your first book in your hands?

its a very nice feeling as i am used to working with magazines and the fact that everything is produced for a moment or an issue – it´s great to have something now captured in a different timescale.
3. your favorite picture of the month.

sannwalds favorite picture at the moment

thank you daniel!

see more at http://danielsannwald.com

read more at http://dazeddigital.com/Photography/article/6130/1/Daniel_Sannwald_Book


* gingerbreadhouse   

preparing for christmas with the build your own lebkuchen-house kit.

complete with hansel and gretel, the old witch and the little cat to sit on the roof.

gingerbreadhouse hui-hui


* showtime   

we had hui-hui meeting in hamburg the last days.

couldnt make it to the show at  center 66 in st.pauli,

but the girls nowadays look pretty different we guess.

hui-hui at reeperbahn


* celebration!   

today its the birthday of hui-hui model and assistant martine.

happy birthday, thanks for everything, martine and great

having you with us.

her presents: a strawberry cake and lots of snow.

happy birthday, hui-hui dec.2009




its so much fun to watch two skinny ones in white pyjamas who try to make sense out of pile of rubbisch.

on saturday we went to the video exhibition of frederik heyman and dieter deswarte.  we were happy to meet dieter again,

he moved to london some time ago. check the video   www.frederikheyman.com


dieter deswarte, filmmaker ( good luck for the competition next weekend!!)


frederik heyman, actually he just stopped smoking.IMG_4754a good choice for the opening night: antwerp based band baalbaard . later more


* outside, various places   

* florian de bruen   

florian did nearly all our photoshoots,

this are some of his free works and you find more on his website.



clever pictures from a bright person, thank you flo.


* daniel sannwald   

our dear friend, photographer daniel sannwald
is not only taking amazing pictures which are allways
surprisingly different from one shoot to the other-
and still wear his signature somehow,
since last month he also writes his own blog at http://www.danielsannwald.blogspot.com/


daniel taking a picture, model kim peers, styling/ paint by johanna hui-hui

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* pink caramel and shades of black   

not the egyptian, its just plain-vanilla the combination of the initials of founders

anna kushnerova en romain brau .

until now two floors with designers from ann sophie back to yuima nakazato, next to yuima they feature several antwerp

students so as akira naka, mikio sakabe and heaven tanudiredja visit the website at: http://www.ra13.be/

also: restaurant/café, music, exhibitions, bookshop.

all interieurs with an arty , raw, selfmade dimension.

my favorite is the lifesize smurf-house with superthick reed-roof.

take the camera next time.


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* christian wijnants   

beautiful collection, smart presentation and the
kindest designer of antwerp.



photo: martine eshuis


photo: martine eshuis

merel in a dalmation-print dress, anne´s favorite dress, furry silkscarf


* arielle de pinto   

canadian jewellery designer.
handicraft metalcrochet. oh and the lookbook is great.

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* mikio sakabe   

this was one of the best things at the showroom in paris,
mikio sakabe´s collection and having the designers mikio and jenfang around !!

the collection build up around the grungy heavymetal look of the nineties.
i ordered a metalprint- longsleeves-nightgownish- dress. can´t wait.and anne wants the sweater with the knitted hearts.

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jenfang and johanna in mikio sakabe patchwork- t-shirts.
see: www.mikiosakabe.com/collections.html


* fashionperformance pelican avenue   

some days ago we saw alex murray-leslie from chicks on speed and krööt jurak performing
for  pelican avenue. the designer caroline lerch is based in antwerp, beautiful spring summer collection!
she makes also amazing video works which you can see on her website: www.pelicanavenue.com
the performance in the rue beauce was the first scene, the second will take place in tokyo soon.

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* also in our showroom: ek thongprasert   

ek graduated in antwerp as well. he is presenting a mens collection and amazing jewellery.

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here he shows his favorite t-shirt. (it is not obama!) it writes: breaking news
we love the collection, especially the colours.


* oishi! chirashi sushi   

this is one of the favorites of Johanna,chirashi sushi
This was in the marais, where they have about two japanese restaurants per street.
But the nicest we went until now was close to the metro opera. tama- sushi 19 rue dántin 75002 paris
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* Painting for the personalinvitations