Posts tagged ‘Belgium’

July 20, 2011

Belgians Grew Beards to Protest Lack of Government: REVOLT

by Accidental Bear

Bring on the beards, bring on the revolt in Belgium. Is this a bad reason to hope the revolt drags on. Longer revolt, longer more scruffy beards. AB

Image: Belgian broadcaster for French Regional Television Nicolas Buytaers, next to a statue in the Parc Royale in Brussels, shows off his beardBRUSSELS — Some are growing beards in revolt. Artists are venting their anger on stage and students will be out in force on Sunday. Their rallying cry? A proper government and — finally — an end to seven months of negotiations mired in recrimination.

For decades, the 6 million Dutch-speaking Flemings in Belgium’s north and 4.5 million Francophones in the south have grown increasingly apart in a bipolar kingdom that has contained the seeds of division since its inception in 1830.

Politicians are trying to broker a new constitution with increased regional autonomy to reflect that reality. But the work is proving long and hard. For over 220 days, since a June 13 election, the country has been rudderless.

Read More at www.msnbc.msn.com

June 25, 2011

France fashion Week: Men’s Spring-Summer 2012: Walter Van Beirendonck and Some Others

by Accidental Bear

Men’s Spring-Summer 2012 collection, part of the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Friday, June 24, 2011. Designers include Japanese designer Junaya Watanabe, Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck, Brazilian designer Gustavo Lins, Belgian designer Kris Van Assche and Italian designer Stefano Pilati.

A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck as part of his Spring/Summer 2012 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Nothing screams pride and confidence more than Walter Van Beirendonck‘s confidence in the use of bold colors and fabrics. This collection has a jovial bounce to it. It makes me feel like a virgin all over again, “touched for the very first time”. If I were ever stricken with a wicked case of Narcolepsy, I would hope to awaken dressed in Walter’s garments, a mixture of The Muppets meet in Candyland  and  take a trip to Japan. Just go with me on this one.

We have our eyes on all things Walter!


  

  

http://www.waltervanbeirendonck.com/

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