Did you enjoy the video ? Are you ready to Go Green for a festival. Well the first edition of Paradise City festival will be a fact on 4 & 5 Juli. Paradise City festival is a charming and brand new music festival in Perk ( near Brussels) that acts GREEN GREEN GREEN! Did I say green?
A couple of weeks ago one of my pr peers sent me an email inviting me to a concert in my hometown Antwerp. A concert..woow..that was a long time ago. I remember thinking "when was my last concert again?" - I think it was the 'Watch The Throne'- tour by Kanye West and Jay-Z , that concert was massive!!!!!
Today I'm doing something different because different is good. If you read my previous posts you'll feel that I share more and more snippets of my personal life. I'd like to continue going that way...to begin with this first post about one my off blog duties. I was blessed enough to speak at the national communication day in Amsterdam city ( in dutch Nationale Dag van de Communicatie), with my friend/sister/blogster Trudy.The my first time talking in public about the 'tips & tricks of starting a blog'. A very first time for the both of us . My Instagram revealed a lot already, I had to travel back and forth to Rotterdam several times to meet friend & fellow blogster Trudy from www.theycallmetrue.com . We worked on the presentation for hours and hours at the DOUWE EGBERTS Cafe near the Rotterdam central station. After hours , days of work and preparation , WORKSHOP DAY arrived, April 29. We both hopped on the train to Amsterdam with so much nerves and rehearsed one more time. A moment of honesty guys: WE WERE EXTREMELY NERVOUS. This time it was different from a classic school presentation, this one was for real!
WEARING: DIAMANTE WEAR jacket | AXE BLACK t shirt | BJORN BORG jogger | CONVERSE sneakers | DIAMANTE WEAR bucket-hat | BOHEMIAN VIXEN chain | Photography by X
I have been absent on the blog. That really bugs me. But hey It's for a greater cause: MY RETURN!
Don't worry I'm not going anywhere. Just finishing my last exams. 4 more exams to go , over 3 days starting Wednesday, before the end. That same evening I will be running for a talented designer-student at the reputated Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
The designers name is Rushemy Botter, a guy from the Netherlands. ( I never asked but His accent sounded like it). He is in his second year at the Fashion Department to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp , and he had to present his collection in front of his school jury. In the Jury sat the well-know Belgium fashion designer Walter Beirendonck . What I found fascinating was how blown away they were sitting in front of Rushemy's (designer-student) N.W.E collection.
Rushemy's collection inspo is a mix of a retro Dior, YSL and Balenciaga campaign meets Arabian falconers. All worn by black men. He kept the feminine silhouettes from the original key pieces and played with it to execute it in a more masculine way. As he says " Black men can pull it off". Aaaaand I agree with him a 100% ( even the jury laughed haha). But to be real for a minute...They really loved Rushemy's collection. So that means I'm running at the grand fashion show of the Mode Academie. To be honest, I'm so excited because the last time I ran for the Mode Academie fashion show was yeeeeaaars ago. But today was a petit 'avant-gout' - commes les francais le disent. You might see it pop out on my Instagram & snapchat ( yes I'm on there too the name is ' JonxThe' on Snapchat ).
Designer Rushemy Botter
Some other good news : I have been teaming up with a couple of cool brands I know you'll like. I worked with 3 photographers to make this happen. One thing you have to know , some photographers really take their time. But I'm blessed to work with talented photographers who deliver amazing results . So , I wanted to wait a while to come back with some newer content for the blog. Over here we choose quality over quantity. Of course, some other projects were red-lighted and some are still on hold. Happily for US ... There's still a lot coming every week on #JonTheGold. By virtue of my unconditional love for my #JonTheGoldReaders I'm spilling away some brands I'm working with: Represent Clothing, The Cloak Room, Zalando, G-Star RAW, Urban Outfitters, WE FASHION... That's all I'm saying...(Ohmy, Stop it! :-) No,I wont tell more. :-) Okay I'm going to sleep now...I have to wake up at 8.30am .)
I'm wearing: NATIVE YOUTH jacket | WE FASHION blazer | SECTION STORE jumper | MEXX shirt | LEVIS CT 501 jeans | LORD ESTON shoes | ORIS watch | photography by HOYMEDIA
Hi guys. How was your weekend ?
I'm in the library day in day out so my weekend was pretty much in my books. But I had to take a break to chat a little with you. My posting schedule hasn't been on point lately ( and I'm sorry for that ). Tomorrow I have a German writing exam. I'm kind of nervous. I studied all the grammar rules but still...you know...still. It's not my language at all. But I'm going to do my best & you'll here from me soon. My last exam is on June 12 , then I'm doing my french writing exam - so much easier then German - I can't wait to finish those damn exams *uuuuggh*. But after that dark-period of my existence I'm off to BERLIN. whoop whoop. More info will follow on my twitter page. I do my rants, share my ideas, share my calender on twitter. :-D haha lol The name is @jonthegold follow me.