Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Christopher Kane black coat // Saint Laurent sunglasses // Victoria Beckham tote // Alexander Wang shoes // Isa Arfen teddy coat
Now these are all items an average student can absolutely NOT afford and only dream of, but I just couldn't help myself. Fortunately, stores like a Mango and Zara exist and try to realize our dream closets by selling that look very similar. :)
Photos from net-a-porter.com
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Having you're ears pierced is like opening a roll of Oreos or watching a new episode of Girls. Once you start you can NOT stop. I've always had a thing for dainty ear decorations anyway; they're subtile, sweet and can add a little edge without being permanent. So when I started with my first ever piercing in February this year my inner rebel showed up. I started my search for more and every possible piercing you could have in your ear. To be honest, I'm already thinking of piercing a fifth one, but something inside me tells me that my father will not be as pleased as I will be when done. On the other hand, it is not permanent and maybe I'll die soon so why not? My ears are aching for some more subtile and sweet silverware, all I need now is a great excuse to actually get it done.
Photo by Carolijn Hooij
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Zara blazer and bag // COS sweater // Theory dress shirt // H&M jeans // Adidas Superstar II trainers
Just a quick hello from me wandering around the streets in my beloved Amsterdam :).
White trainers, blue jeans, white dress shirt ... What happend to black? Not too long ago I decided I had to make a few changes to the way I dressed or differently said 'Add some color'. The term color might be overrated since it doesn't go much further than dark blue and denim, but it is color.
Why? Not because my mother was always joking about me going to a funeral or my sister asking me if I was either going for the gothic look or dressed up to go to a fancy dinner, but because I was honestly getting bored with all the black. One thing that remains the same is that I will always dress minimalistic. I've tried the more accessories look, but that just doesn't work. Just give me a pair of black pants, denim jeans and a more extravagant one, a black leather biker jacket, a dark blue and a black sweater, a white dress shirt, trainers and black chelsea boots and I will be content for an entire season, maybe even more.
Photos by Carolijn Hooij
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
I'm really exited for Vienna. My grandparents surprised me by asking if I wanted to join them on their trip to Vienna in November as a birthday gift for my 18th birthday. I have never been to Vienna before and only heard so many great stories about this city. If you guys have been there and have several tips on places/shops that I absolutely have to visit, please let me know. :)
Photos from pinterest.com
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Forest green, black pointy boots, oversized knits, Adidas trainers, (faux) fur, round (sun)glasses etc. personally I love it and you can't go out shopping without bumping into one of the above mentioned. I might have to invest in several warm (with actual wool) oversized knits to keep myself warm this winter.
Pictures from pinterest.com
Saturday, 6 September 2014
A.C.P hat, t-shirt and coat / Illesteva sunglasses / RAG AND BONE dungarees / 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes / Acne Studios little black bag, belt and scarf / Alexander Wang enveloppe bag / Daniel Wellington watch / Martone CYCLING Co. bike / BEAUTY Asos.com
99% of the 'French' aspect of this comes purely because A.P.C is a French brand and lingerie sounds and it is from the French. About two weeks ago I stepped into the Pull & Bear in Amsterdam about half a year after their opening to try to avoid the mass and tourists - which is absolutely inevitable in Amsterdam especially the Kalverstraat - without a mission and bumped into a series of striped tees in all different color combinations; black/white, white/black, light grey/white, dark blue/white etc. That's when I got the french feels. Pair a breton stripe with a simple ankle hugging skinny jean or cigarette trousers, hacienda shoes, a red lip and a hat and you're done.
And as cliche and over-done it sounds, the je ne sais qoui fashion maybe an attitude really has something magical to it and every non-french-girl is envious that only the French girls, not to forget the men, can pull of. It can make the most put together look seem blasé. A.P.C. is so kind to share this magical feeling with us and to helps us adopt Emmanuelle Alt's wardrobe rather than a Shrek around 7AM on an ordinary day. I'm all in, Merci Beaucoup ! :)