Not sure if I said this anywhere but the cuisine in Belgium has to be Europe's best kept secret. It was where I discovered walnut oil for salads. That was a life changer for me since 1986.
Funny about opinions about leather. Some say leather is always in and always classy. Others that it looks cheap. I prefer suede skirts.
Mathilde is great. If Belgium has much that divides it, maybe one baby-step away from breaking up at any time, seems the RF is a unifying entity. Yes?
Regarding leather it depends very much on the cut. If it's too tight or too short it can easily look like a common street whore. On the contrary, if it's done right it can look very elegant.
I like leather, but it's hard to find something fitting, if you don't have size zero.