Hi you! I'm introducing a new concept of series on my blog today: black and white stories. As some of you know, I have a passion for black-and-white photography. That's why I've decided to really make it into a concept and storyline for SeenbyJoya. What you'll see in this series are blogpost concerning my personal style, as well as blogposts concerning travel stories. It'll be more intimate, even more personal,... different. For this first blogpost I decided to make it personal in a way that I wanted to shoot this first one in my own appartment in Antwerp. Over the years that I've been living here my walls have experienced an ongoing transformation. In every magazine I read, I fall in love with some editorials and have the tendency to just put them on my walls. Result: as you can see in the pictures. My attachment to these walls is pretty big. No idea what will happen in a few years when I'll be moving out. Probably another blogpost ;)

So that's that. Then why these clothes for my first black and white stories? Welll, I have this unconditional love for this Danish brand, called Baum und Pferdgarten. That's why I really wanted to involve them in this first black and white story. In my blogposts, I've been talking about them a lot. In short: Baum und Pferdgarten was established in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten & Helle Hestehave in Copenhagen. Both women have their own creative influence in their designs and I believe that this is what makes every single collection very unique and powerful. This feminine suit immediately caught my eye. Kind of a 'grown up' look, so that's why I wanted to set back that vibe by adding slides and big jewelry to it. Want to see more looks I shot for them? Check them out here, here, here and here. Last but not least I put on my traditional Maroccan slides that I received as a present from Billie (my dear friend and photographer) who visited Marrakech last year. As I mentioned, slides will be IT this summer and I really feel like boarding onto this slide-trend. 

Feel free to let me know your ideas on what you would like me to talk about in my upcoming black and white stories. Curious! See you soon :)


I'm wearing:
BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN jacket and skirt | ROSEFIELD watch | ASOS jewelry

Pictures by Billie Gielen