by gitte iPhone case

You probably already knew that I had this leather iPhone case (the left one). Mine originally had the same color as the one on the right (see here). But of course natural leather will change color when being used and that is exactly what I like about leather!

Mart wanted a similar iPhone case and asked Gitte from by gitte to make one with a natural leather front and a black leather back. I really like the result, what about you? xx


Asos Winter Wishlist

Above you can find a wishlist with some of my favorite items at Asos. Just like every winter I'm looking for some great chunky knits to keep me warm. I also like the bare legs or ankles (as with those great jeans) for winter. Since it's almost never really cold in Holland I could easily wear something similar.

Shiny leather things always attract me as well, in form of patent leather booties or silver foil backpack, either way I like it a lot! Asos also sells great jewelry made of sterling silver, I really like this necklace with a tiny tooth on it.

Shop at Asos and get a 20% discount off full priced items by using code WINNER20!


Desk Situation

Current desk situation. You can always find a cup of coffee on my desk (yes I'm an addict). Furthermore I have many wooden items, paper tray, organizers, etc. Above my desk I have some shelves with my shoes, but also illustration and fashion technique books and some cute cacti. What is on your desk? xx


Oona Welcome Days

Last week I went to the Oona Welcome Days with Mart. Loved how the temporary showroom looked; everything was nicely styled, they served some delicious bites and of course the newest collections looked great.

My favorites were the SS15 collections from Essentiel, River Island and Wolford. Wolford is perfect for the basics, everything is made from amazing quality and has the perfect cut. Essentiel is one of my favorites because of the nice fabrics they use and the embellishments on the items. I guess it is needless to say that River Island produces some nice items every season. xx


In denim we trust

Last week during the press days in Amsterdam we also took some outfit photos. These are taken in the city centre at Rokin, where the press agency is also located. My first real autumn/winter look, it's getting quite cold already. I'm wearing denim and leather, some of my favorite materials. xx

Leather jacket: Vintage | Shirt: Scotch & Soda | Jeans: Levi's bold curve | Boots: Zara | Bag: Zara | Scarf: Monki | Necklace: Bygitte


PFW My 5 favorite collections

Acne Studios SS15. Obviously in de top five, it is one of my favorite brands that shows at Paris Fashion Week. But truth to be told, last collection wasn't their best in my opinion but luckily this one is better again. I like the 'head to toe in one color' looks and of course the fabrics. I wouldn't really wear a whole sheer outfit, but it does look interesting. Those waistcoats look pretty interesting as well, perfect versatile pieces.

Saint Laurent SS15. I'm still not sure what to think of the collections Hedi Slimane is designing for Saint Laurent Paris. I do like that these new collections are more approachable for 'the average human' but I don't see the heritage of a fashion house in them. I do like the young and energetic vibe the collections clearly show, but it doesn't feel innovative to me.

Chloé SS15. A fresh, fun spring collection is always great. That is what I think when browse through images of the Chloé collection. Those light colors directly make me think of spring, blossoming flowers and a day at the beach. I would like to have one of these flowing dresses, but on the other hand, I would like a two piece made out of a nice denim or suede as well. I really like the neckline of those dresses and the color of the jumpsuit on the left.

Isabel Marant SS15. I'm not always wowed by the Isabel Marant collections, but I have to admit that this one is pretty good. That leather dress is definitely high on my wish list and I wouldn't say no to a pair of those sandals either. Furthermore I think the kimono shape of the white dress is great and I love the lengths of the shorts and dresses. The collections seems to be perfectly balanced, heavy tops are worn with plain shorts and delicate knitted tops are combined with fringe layered skirts.

Zadig and Voltaire SS15. The last collection I selected has a more minimal approach. I like how subtle the designs are, e.g. the lines on the black top return as side panels on soft black trousers. It is nice to see how many different variations of slouchy trousers they came up with. The white trainers and black pool slides work really well with the outfits too. If anyone knows where I can find a similar grayish top as the model in the middle photo is wearing, please do tell. What is your favorite? xx


New in: Black leather Clarks

Bought new black shoes last week. Together with Mart I went to the city centre and we saw these beauties at the Invito store. Finally a new pair Clarks, in black leather! I've been waiting for them to hit the stores for a while now. They've always only sold the black ones in suede, but since this season they finally offer them in black leather as well. Shop them here. What do you think of them? xx