Jul 17, 2014

Seoul I love you

Time flies. 3 weeks Korea has passed by so fast it's scary. 
Like always , Ceesie had a great and unforgettable time in his favorite Asian city. 
I lived extremely healthy for 3 weeks (no alcohol, no dairy, no bread and almost no sweets) and i'm going back with a ton of great energy and some unforgettable memories. What more can my body and mind ask for?
Seoul is one of those cities a tourist wouldn't immediately think of going. 
You would more easily go to Hong Kong, Tokyo or Bangkok but Ceesie is telling you GO visit Seoul. It's a huge city with so much to do. The small different neighborhoods all have their own style and atmosphere and that's what makes it so fun. The food is by far the best Asian their is and the people speak much better English then in Japan, so it's a lot easier to get around.
Trust Ceesie, you won't regret going.


Jun 29, 2014

SS 2015

Here are some looks that Ceesie wouldn't mind wearing next season:

Dries van Noten



Lanvin: 




Costume National:


Haider Ackermann:



Saint Laurent:



Acne Studio:



Iceberg:



Jun 27, 2014

WORLD CUP

One Belgian supporter between 5000 korean supporters.
Yesterday was a day to remember, I woke up at 3.30 am to go support my country, who was playing against South Korea in the world cup. Ceesie is not a big soccer fan, but I felt like I could not not go.
How brave was I to go stand between all Koreans and support my country with a big Belgian flag?
So happy we won (and that I didn't go home with a black eye)


Jun 23, 2014

Fast food Seoul

Ceesie is back in his favorite Asian City, Seoul. 
I'm vey happy to be back here, but I have to say that I'm a little shocked… 
When I came to South Korea for the first time, about 5 years ago, there were almost no fast food restaurants and now they are everywhere. KFC, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King,… name it, it's here!
The thing Ceesie loves about Seoul are the little food trucks on the street and the small little restaurants that serve you the best local food, but now they start to disappear little by little.
I think it's sad and stupid that our Western culture has such an impact on the Asian (food) market.
Not only are the Koreans gaining weight , they are also eating unhealthier then before and the percentage of obesity has never had such a high level as today. Sad to see! 
But hey, what can Ceesie do about it? Nothing. I guess that's just the way things go these days.


May 31, 2014

Bye Bye TriBeCa

Ceesie is sad. Ceesie is very sad… Why? Cause today is the last day of me living in TriBeCa.
My roommate's boyfriend is moving in, so it's goodbye Ceesie and hello marriage. 
I truly loved living in this chic and peaceful neighborhood. TriBeCa is a cute little area where not that many tourists come and where mostly rich people live, so can it get any better?
While I went grocery shopping at whole foods (the best one in the city by the way) I sometimes bumped into my lovely neighbors such as Doutzen Kroes, Karolina Kurkova, Mariah Carey, Robert de Niro, Bono and even Beyonce.

Not sure if I'll ever live here again, as it's such an expensive neighborhood, but we all have to be thankful in live with what we had and have and who knows, maybe I'll live here again one day and have my own amazing house with private swimming pool, jacuzzi and a home cinema. 
Keep on dreaming Ceesie, next stop Europe.

View from my balcony.


May 27, 2014

Ceesie Loves...

- Ibiza
- Drinking frozen margaritas with my close friends in the sun
- My parents
- Titanic
- Walking down the streets of New York with my favorite music in my ears
- Dries Van Noten
- When you and your friend say the exact same thing, cause you know each other so well
- Caramel popcorn
- A good shoot
- Making a new friend
- That moment you crawl back into your hotel bed, after a big breakfast
- Giraffes
- Free samples
- A good kiki
- Elvira Hancock in the movie Scarface
- Fresh coconut water
- That moment you put aftersun on your body after a whole day at the beach
- The smell of a wild fig scented candle
- Finding money on the streets
- Fresh sheets on my bed
- That moment your friend tells you you look gorgeous before going out
- The feeling after a great workout
- Falling a sleep on a long flight and waking up right before landing
- Getting a seat on a crowded subway
- Finding that amazing piece at a vintage store
- Sleeping babies
- Getting a free upgrade 
- Cinnamon


May 20, 2014

PR CONSULTING

Ceesie has been doing an internship at PR consulting for over one month now and I have to say : I LOVE IT.
Being a male model is not always that easy, or maybe it's a little TOO EASY.
Since I published my book and finished designing my collection for Essentiel (that comes out beginning of October) I felt a little lost. New York is a great city to live in but if you don't have a daily routine/job you can get a little mad, or at least that how Ceesie went.
So I came in for an interview at PR consulting and they hired me straight away.
I always thought that working in PR is interesting and even though I prefer to be inside the party than outside the party, I feel like I'm learning a lot and that I'm more productive than ever before.
As a model you need to think about the future and Ceesie thinks it's important to always be one step ahead of everything.


May 12, 2014

Watermelon salad

As summer is finally around the corner and watermelons are getting into season, Ceesie thought it would be nice to share one of his favorite salads, from his cookbook MODEL KITCHEN, with you guys. This is super easy to make and very delicious. ENJOY!

2 lbs. (900g) watermelon
7 oz. (200 gr.) Feta cheese
1 purple onion
3 limes
1/2 cup black olives
2 handfuls flat- leaf parsley
1 handful fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons olive oil
Black pepper

Peel the onion and cut into rings. Place the Onion rings in a large bowl.
Cut the watermelon, remove the seeds. Chop into fairly large pieces and add to the onion. Coarsely chop the feta into cubes and add to the watermelon mixture. Finely chop the herbs and toss them into the bowl. Squeeze the juice of 3 limes onto the salad, add the black olives and pepper, stirring gently so that the pieces of feta and watermelon don't break. Taste and season as necessary with a bit of pepper and lime juice.



Model kitchen is still on sale and ships worldwide at https://www.net-a-porter.com/product/440580/

Apr 28, 2014

online dating

Just a few years ago, online dating was seen as a "risky" business. Yet today, you would be hard pressed to find a single person that has not visited, become a member, or at least been told to visit an online dating site.
Almost all of my friends in the US have Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr or any other dating app on their IPhone. I feel like online dating is much more common in the States than any where else these days. (And all that scares Ceesie a little.)
What ever happened to a nice first date, a movie, meeting each other in a bar and asking for a phone number? Or that original first opening line "Do I know you from somewhere?".
Ceesie wonders if this will all end in the future?
I thinks it's just weird that people find love this way, or am I not modern enough?
I have to admit that I tried Tinder this passed weekend for the first time and after one hour of swiping and looking at profile pics of strangers I was over it. I guess I just like it the original way.
But some people do find their soulmate by the help of an online dating site. My roommate is with her boyfriend, who she met on OkCupid, almost 2 years. My other friend is even getting married this spring.  
I guess it's just not for Ceesie, I honestly don't think I'll find the love of my life through an I phone app.




Apr 24, 2014

Ceesie and his love for American sayings

The people that follow me on Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram have probably noticed my love for American sayings.

Here are a few of my favorites:

- Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
- Patience is a virtue.
- Don't live it up so high that you can't lie it down.
- A good lie finds more believers than a bad truth.
- The best mirror is an old friend.
- Better a dollar earned than ten inherited.
- If God were not willing to forgive sin, heaven would be empty.
- The smaller the waistline the longer the life.
- A friend to everyone is a friend to nobody.
- A moment on the hips is a lifetime on the hips.
- Don't be a hater, be a celebrator.
- No romance without finance.
- Better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all.
- A tree is known by it's fruit, not by its leaves.
- Modesty is like snow; when it melts it's gone forever.
- Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Apr 21, 2014

Meals-on-wheels

Ceesie has always wanted to do some charity work, so during Easter weekend I finally did.
I decided to help the organization "Meals-on-wheels". This organization delivers meals to the poor and elderly in the city of New York.
I loved it, Ceesie was so happy to give something back to the people.
I feel like volunteering, instead of donating money, is better. You really get to do something and you get in contact with the people who need help.
Ceesie thinks that everyone should at least do some kind of charity once in their lives.
Meals-on-wheels is a great organization and it's really easy to sign up for:
https://www.mowaa.org
Do it, I promise you it will give you a great feeling afterwards and you make so many people happy.
A good deed is never lost. ;-)



Apr 16, 2014

Flight MH370

Ceesie would like to inform you guys that the plane is still not found!!!
It's kind of CRAZY in my eyes.
The Malaysian plane has been gone for over 5 weeks now and they still have no proof of where it could be. How is that possible?! I mean, we can track a little mouse but a huge aircraft is impossible to locate?!
They are even starting to look underwater now. Also the black box has stopped given signals, cause the battery died, so even if we will find the box we'll probably never know what really happened on that MH370 flight.
It's all so bizarre and so confusing to me. Ceesie has been really obsessed with this weird case from the beginning, but now it's just starting to look like a bad Hollywood movie.
I do hope and pray that we will find the plane one day, but I'm starting to think that we never will.


Apr 11, 2014

#FILLERS

Lets talk about the latest plastic surgery trend in Hollywood, or should I say in the world: FILLERS.
The other day my friend (who is 24) asked me if she should get some fillers… I couldn't believe my ears!
For the ones that don't know what fillers are , filler injections are a cosmetic treatment used to smooth wrinkles or pitted scars in the skin, usually on the face. They can also be used to make the lips fuller. 
Not only is the result ugly, they are also dangerous. (They can turn skin blue and lumpy.) I've looked up some fillers gone wrong and I'm telling you, it's not a good look! 
They make your face look bloated and fat, at least that's what Ceesie thinks about them.
Yes, you might get rid of your wrinkles , but your face do looks like a watermelon after, I mean… I CANT!
I really wonder why someone would wanna look like a blow fish?
Anyway, here are some before and after pics, you'll see what Ceesie's talking about.




Apr 7, 2014

ART

I've been living on and off in NYC for almost 5 years now and this weekend was the first time I went Upstate to Dia Beacon, shame on me. For the ones that don't have a clue what Dia Beacon is, it's a contemporary art museum located 2 hours North from New York.
I'm a huge art lover, especially contemporary art and in the last few months I've decided to open my horizon and learn more about it.
On our way to Dia we stopped at Storm King, an open art museum. It contains the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States and it's incredible.
It's a total must do for everyone who lives in NYC and needs to get a way for a day.
Oh and before Ceesie forgets to tell you, on our way back home we stopped at the Woodbury common outlets and I shopped till I dropped. Celine, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Versace, Prada,… name it, they all have their own outlet store! #HEAVEN