Selasa, 25 Desember 2012


 Merry Christmas everyone!!! 
I hope you have a wonderful time
full of love, peace, warmth, health and happiness

(what is Christmas without Mariah Carey???)

Jumat, 21 Desember 2012

Oneindig Schier

 I'm not exaggerating if I say that this is my favorite editorial of the Dutch Vogue (thus far). 
Alone. An hauntingly beautiful beach. 
Oversized silhouettes. Sleek hair.

Mirte Maas by Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Vogue Netherlands, November 2012

Minggu, 09 Desember 2012

Playlist #4: December

New month, new playlist - as usual -

Django Django - Default

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

Tim Knol - Sam

Rae Morris - Grow

Grizzly Bear - Yet Again

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos

Imaginary Family - The Bird Watcher

First Aid Kit - Wolf

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

I'm dreaming of a white christmas already ;)

Senin, 03 Desember 2012

Confirmed: Alexander Wang for Balenciaga

Today is confirmed that Alexander Wang is the new creative director of Balenciaga.
PPR, who own Balenciaga, have made an official statement. 'The Balenciaga fashion house and its staff are proud to welcome Alexander Wang, whose proven talent, modernity and individual and cosmopolitan vision of design will naturally embrace and enrich the unique heritage of this fashion house which will soon be one hundred years old.' told Isabel Guichot, president and CEO of Balenciaga. Alexander Wang has responsibility for designing the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as for Balenciaga’s image. Alongside his new duties at Balenciaga, Alexander Wang will continue his activities with his own, independently-owned fashion house. 'I am deeply honoured to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for', said the 28-year-old designer.
A new era has started!
What do you think of Alex Wang's appointment?

Sabtu, 17 November 2012

Breaking News: Christopher Kane to Balenciaga?

Woke up this morning with some exciting news: Christopher Kane is the new designer of Balenciaga! Of course I regret Nicolas Ghesquière leaving. He really did something extraordinary at the house. But I'm sure Christopher will be a good successor as he did great things with his own label and with Versus.

 F/W 2011
 S/S 2009
 F/W 2009
S/S 2010

Christopher Kane is undoubtly the best man for this job
(as it is not an easy task to beat Nicolas Ghesquière, let's be honest)

UPDATE: Several French sources, including Le Nouvel Observateur, reported that Christopher Kane was appointed creative director. This rumor was denied by his spokesman. 'The rumors are based on nothing.'
This afternoon it was announced that Kane stops after three years at Versus. Donatella Versace will now design the capsule collections for Versace's sister-brand.
Balenciaga's CEO Isabel Guichot has confirmed that she has a list of potential candidates. There is speculation about big names like Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Bouchra Jarrar.
The plans of  Nicolas Ghesquière are still unknown.

Sabtu, 10 November 2012

Spring 2013 Trend Report: Eastern Promises

 Christopher Kane
 Emilio Pucci
 Emilio Pucci
 Emilio Pucci

The Middle East is always a great inspiration for leading fashion designers. Not only because of the rich culture, but also bacause of the growing Asian market. Many fashion houses expand to the far east and Asian woman buy haute couture more than ever. So it's nice to see that development on the catwalk.
That means there were a lot of flowers, origami folding, dragons, silks and kimonos.
The only collection that wasn't quite my thing, sorry Miuccia, was Prada. Imagine towering platforms with socks AND bows AND gold (why?)!

Rabu, 07 November 2012

Playlist #3: November

Natalia Kills - Controversy

Sumera - Bright Lies

Marina and the Diamonds - How To Be A Heartbreaker

Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing

Drake ft. Rihanna - Take Care

Adele - Skyfall

OMG, I'm so excited! Within a few days I will see the one and only Marina of Marina and the Diamonds perform live! Can't wait! Her support act will be Sumera. A Dutch vocalist who participated at X Factor. Her EP is definitely worth listening to and it really has an international appeal.
About the rest of the playlist: I'm in the mood for dancing lately (haha) and Skyfall from Adele is just a masterpiece!

Senin, 29 Oktober 2012

Flying Saucer

Hair that looks like a flying saucer. 
How cool is that?!
Where are you looking at?
1) Rick Owens spring 2013
2) Karen Elson by Daniele & Iango for i-D fall 2012 
3) Eniko Mihalik by David Dunan for Vogue Italia october 2012

Something else: I really want to visit the hairdresser very soon, but I don't know what hairstyle I will take.
What do you think? Any ideas? It would help me a lot!

Senin, 22 Oktober 2012

Spring 2013 Trend Report: See You Later, Gladiator

The gladiator sandal is back!!! 
Thanks to Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and many others

 Alexander Wang

3.1 Phillip Lim
(my favorite!)


Paco Rabanne


Victoria Beckham


Kamis, 11 Oktober 2012

Street Style @ Fashion Week

 I've fallen in love with a few outfits during fashion week.
The last outfit is pure perfection. Love it!
(fashion week posts are coming asap!)

Senin, 01 Oktober 2012

Playlist #2: Fall

A new month: that means a new playlist!
This time completely dominated by fall

Veronica Falls - Bad Feeling

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt

Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks

Owl Eyes - Raiders

Feist - Mushaboom

BOY - Little Numbers

Karen Elson - The Truth Is In The Dirt

p.s. I'm sorry for my long absence, but I'm really busy with school at the moment

Senin, 17 September 2012

Fashion's Night Out Amsterdam

Last thursday night was the very first edition of Fashion's Night Out in Amsterdam and it was amazing! The event is a worldwide phenomenon and held in cities like New York, London, Paris and Berlin.The Dutch edition took place in department store De Bijenkorf, the P.C. Hooftstraat and the Van Berlaerstraat. Did you celebrate Fashion's Night Out?
 With editor-in-chief Karin Swerink of Dutch Vogue.
Ymre Stiekema, international topmodel + covergirl of the first and september issue of Dutch Vogue.
 Together with the very sweet and beautiful Petra Heyboer.
OMG did I just talk to Iris van Herpen?! Yes, I did!
Walking on the most amazing heels by Jan Taminiau (with Jan Taminiau!).
Erik Frenken, designer of one of the coolest fashionlabels in town Avelon.

Rabu, 05 September 2012


 Hello y'all,
Your captain speaking live from Amsterdam. Amsterdam? Yes, I left my town in the south of Holland for something more exciting: a study at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute a.k.a. AMFI.
Here are some pictures of the fashion show by the project Individuals by AMFI at Amsterdam International Fashion Week this july (speaking of fashion weeks: tomorrow NYFW!!!).
The inspiration behind Roots:
Street becomes earth. The dark pillars of our civilization have been brought down by a marching movement of brave warriors. A sense of catharsis enables us to rely on our primal strengths once again. Scarred but empowered, we proudly stride through raw gravel. It is now time for us to reconstruct the deconstructed into a new world. Digging for debris in the sandy soil of what once was structured asphalt, we build from broken pieces of a bygone era. Fusing whatever we can find into remodeled materials, we create the necessities that ensure our survival. Darkness brings forth light. We inevitably move onwards.
Roots is an etnic collection full of prints, leather and headpieces. The color palette of white, camel, burgundy, black and gray made the collection very earthy. The wink to american sports on the other hand gave it a modern touch.
I saw some pieces of the collection in real life and I'm amazed by the good quality and nice finishing. I can't wait to rock my years at AMFI like a tiger dragon slayer from the underworld and be part of a huge project like this!