Le berger is a very lovely hotel in the center of Brussel with a historical art deco. It is 300m from the metro station so it is very easy accessible with public transport.

There is an Italian restuarant and bar.

For this shoot we wanted to go back in time to see how the people from this era lived and the economic situation.


The depression of the 30s did not affect everyone the same way. Many rich people felt no impact at all, and were blind for the suffering of others.

The 30s were the beginning of the ready to wear fashion age. During the 1930s great depression companies started researching and implementing cheaper means of clothing manufacturing.

Clothing style were less extravagant, but the shapes of these dresses were designed to show off a woman most feminine features- most of the dresses were either slightly gathered or pleated.

The ideal 30s woman was tall and slender with a very small waist and narrow hips. Since most women were not blessed with slim hips and a small waist, shoulders were exaggerated with puff sleeves.

Ready to wear became popular because clothing could be mass produced .During this era the zipper became a standard in the finishing of garments because they cost less than buttons.

A woman would not wear her house dress out of the house, to shop, run errands. she would need a smart afternoon or day dress.

Characteristic of fashion in the 30s

  • shoulder pads were frequently used to broaden and square the shoulder of dresses
  • For women in business a well tailored suit was a must
  • Silky dresses became more popular
  • Empire waisted lines which were tied in the back were popular
  • Women usually wore gloves outside the house. The gloves would be worn to match their shoes and handbags
  • Makeup such as rouge and lipstick was frequently used to brighten pale faces
  • Women tended to keep their hair fairly short
  • Artificial eyelashes were popular
  • Wool, silk and cotton were the most popular fabrics for women’s’ fashion

Being on a tight budget was no excuse for sloppy fashion. It was considered a woman’s duty to shop smart.

Women who could feed and dress her family on a dime were praised. They were considered a good steward of the husbands money.

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Location: Hotel Leberger Brussel
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Wardrobe: Rita Roland.




Is situated close to the market place in Turnhout in Belgium. The hotel is accessible with train cos it is very close to the station and there is also alot of parking place in the neigbourhood. It is a place where you can feel at home. The breakfast is also very delicious.

It is a very nice  for business meetings.

So dont forget to book your stay at Turnhout City hotel.

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This is a world wide hotel. It is a family business which started in 1939 by Martein Van Der Valk.
It has 68 hotel in Nederland
13 Germany
9 Belgium
1 Curacao
3 Frances
1 Spain
1 Florida

If you are looking for a nice peaceful getaway with delicious food this is a place to be.

So dont waste time book Van Der Valk hotel for your sweet escape.

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Salons Mantovani is a luxury event company which has an elegant traditional interior design.
This reflects the classic European decor, whereby pairing furniture or accessories to create a sense of symmetry around a vocal point or a favourite art work. This helps to emphasize luxury and comfort.
This style fit very well with the type of woman which we tend to inspire.

Salons Mantovani, as you know, is located in Oudenaarde (Oost-Vlaanderen) in “Belgium”
It was established by Mr. André Verhenne and Mr. Luc Verhenne.
The name Mantovani was an inspiration from the Anglo-Italian conductor, composer, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani who died in March 1980. As Mr. André Verhenne and Mr. Luc Verhenne were a huge fan of his work, they decided to name their business after him, thus the birth of Salons Mantovani in September 1980.
During this period in Oudenaarde, there was no multifunctional halls for the dance school. André and Luc decided to contribute to the community by establishing this type of event venue. This made the Mayor of Oudenaarde very proud and happy to have such citizen in his community.
Salons Mantovani render services from meeting halls, wedding, and all type of events you can think of. They have a wonderful team of workers who are dedicated to their job. It is a place where the satisfaction of their client meets their ultimate goal. It is different from all other event venue because they cater for their clients’ needs from A-Z. It is a one stop shopping place for your events.
There are different halls all named after Queens e.g. Hall Paola, Hall Alexandra, Hall Diana and the Foyer which is a general meeting place for lunch. Hall Diana  got our attention because it is named after Luc Verhenne’s mother Diana. This hall is about 625m² and can accommodate 700 people.
Luc Verhenne’s mother Diana was a Queen in the sense that she was always ready to help whenever necessary. She was a woman whose charm and charisma would not be underestimated. She contributed enormously to the success of the business. That is why her legacy will linger on.

“The elegant traditional style of Salons Mantovani is going to be kept.” says  Luc Verhenne and we agree because the atmosphere is very comfortable and give a good luxurious feel.

We also wish that Salons Mantovani does more house catering, since the halls are always booked and not all of us has the privilege to be there with the house catering we can have a taste of their delicious food.

With this we say Salons Mantovani is the best place for all your events.

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Not yet ?
Please go and see for yourself and thank us later.