My Soliloquy: Why My Blog Isn’t The Best It Can Be

My Soliloquy: Why My Blog Isn’t The Best It Can Be

“To be or not to be, that is the question…” – Shakespeare in Hamlet The rain is softly clattering on the glass roofing of our porch. Our Jack Russel is looking at my zooming laptop with confusion from across the room. It’s the first time I ever sit here to write a blog post, but now that I’m here, I think I should do it more often. It has been raining since the beginning of the week, so I’ve locked myself inside and …
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The Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens

The Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens

  Pure bokeh power. And everyone knows that bokeh is a magical word. Photographers love it, bloggers love it and I just can’t get enough of it. For my 22nd birthday, my boyfriend and his parents bought me the Nikkor 35mm F/1.8 lens and a Rocketfish filter to keep the lens clean. I have to be truly honest with you guys: I already received my gift in March, and the photos from above stem from the day that I opened my present. In early Spring,&…
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22

22

We celebrated in Paris this weekend! Last week, a few good friends and I went to a cocktail bar for a last good night out before our exam stress sets in. You probably known them: that group of young teenage boys occupying more seats than there are group members, while other people in the venue are standing. They were teasing a group of young girls when I tried my own luck getting a chair. Their reaction made me feel a little unsure about myself. One&…
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Pre-Opening of the Julia June Concept Store

Pre-Opening of the Julia June Concept Store

Women who love to dress feminine, colorful and on-trend absolutely need to know about fashion revelation Julia June. The fashion brand, born and raised in Belgium since 2005, is soon opening their concept store in Ghent. They had a festive pre-opening for press and bloggers two weeks ago, where we could discover the fall-winter ’14 collection while enjoying plates full of the most delicious pastries. And those pastries were not a random catering choice. Until the day before the event, the location of the concept…
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MoMu Antwerp: Birds of Paradise

MoMu Antwerp: Birds of Paradise

The past two weeks have been very, very hectic for me. I feel like I’ve been running around like a headless chicken and I really had to catch my breath. What better way to relax, than by writing a new blog post, drinking a smoothie and looking back on my photos of the amazing Birds of Paradise collection, currently on display in the Antwerp Fashion Museum? There is no better way I’d say! On this particular warm evening in March, I met …
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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

We didn’t really have a winter this year. I saw snow only one evening, on my walk home from K’s studio apartment. Even though snow always causes many transportation problems in the city, feeling those first snowflakes fall on my cold nose made me feel a little bit happy. In my mind, I was already imagining the white landscapes I could photograph. But the next morning, there was not a single clue that it had snowed and through December, January and February no …
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10 Questions & Answers (Liebster Award)

10 Questions & Answers (Liebster Award)

I’ve met a fair share of fellow ginger-haired bloggers since my first days on the blogging block. But other Nikkis? Not so much! When Nikki from Dream In Neon happened upon my space here on the web, she promptly nominated me for the Liebster award, because us Nikkis have to stick together. She asked me 10 questions, that I very willingly will answer below.  Which blogger do you admire the most? It’s always hard to pick just one, …
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Six years of blogging, three years The Ginger Diaries

Six years of blogging, three years The Ginger Diaries

The first outfit photo back in 2011, and the last one in 2014. Both are, coincidentally, taken at the Warandeberg in Brussels. The 2014 photos are to appear on the blog next week! 🙂 Six years ago the  online platform I used for blogging decided to stop before the new year, and that decision forced me to move my space on the web to Blogger. You might remember how you first felt after leaving MySpace and moving to Facebook? Or after every update Facebook has done…
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Happy 2014!

Happy 2014!

This morning I was awoken by the happy voices of young carolers going door to door collecting candy and change. An immediate reminder that 2013 is ending, and 2014 is slowly taking over the time zones. The Australian fireworks on TV brought me in the mood for tonights celebrations.  We picked up our dinner at the local caterer, the boyfriends wine is in the cooler and my outfit is is, well… in the making. I hope all of you are going to have a blast…
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Merry Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas to you!

Hi guys! I’m just popping it real quick to wish you all a merry Christmas.  It’s my mom’s birthday today and so we’re celebrating at our home. I should be preparing for finals, but instead I’m running around and annoying my younger brother with my camera. Mom also put me in charge of the dishes. You might remember the post I wrote two weeks ago about how much I hate doing the dishes. But I’ll let you in …
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All the red things

All the red things

      “Khölner Dom-spekulatius” cookies: gift from the Rimowa store opening • Blazer: Massimo Dutti  • Essie’s Fishnet stockings nailpolish • White bedding: Ikea  • Flannel printed bedding: gift from my mom    It’s that time of the year again where I slowly disappear from the internet. Scholarly deadlines coming creepy close and my finals are almost here too. I have finals on January 10th, 15th, 21st and 31st, which is is a pretty good schedule. So good even, that I might squeeze an…
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