Jil Sander SS 15. Of course always one of my favorite shows and probably not only mine! Where do I start, I really love the volume in the blouses, the length of the skirts and the smart layering. Another thing that attracted my attention were the high socks, how amazing that these are worn with open toe shoes. I also like the matching tops and bottoms, it gives the impression of a suit but without the stiffness. Looking at second outfit, I think I will give the bandeau top a try again.
Byblos SS 15. I also selected a less 'familiar' name, because I was positively surprised by what they showed. The geometric prints used on different kind of materials, paired with more feminine prints and colors resulted in a refreshing collection that seems to be exactly that we'll need this summer. Even though checked trousers were already there last season, I'm still looking for one. So I'm happy to see that you can still find them on the runway as well.
Gucci SS 15. Gucci sometimes is too much for my taste, too sexy, but I do like the hippie-like feeling in this collection. Of course the colorful fur with the printed dresses is predictable in a way, but the combination with the plain white dresses is amazing. I might want to try something like that myself.
Dolce & Gabanna SS 15. The Dolce and Gabanna shows always turn out to be quite phenomenal. This season the show again ended with an army of models walking down the catwalk. You probably know that I'm not that often wearing embellished clothes, but I can see myself wearing one of those beaded/jeweled tops. I also like the ladylike t-strap heels in ruby red, but I guess I don't go to parties where you have to wear shoes like that.
Last weekend we performed during the opening of The Future of Fashion is Now exhibition at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam. As part of the Fashion Masters at Artez we worked together with the Australian Fashion Designer and performer Adele Varcoe.
During the opening night - on friday the 10th of October - we showed three acts that we had been working on during the previous weeks. Because we are fashion strategist, we didn't perform ourselves but we recruited models, dancers and other professionals to do the job. It was a chaotic but nice evening, it was fun to work on a real project and see the result of the ideas we had been working on for a while.
1. We worked with models and mirrors. Models stared at the audience through a compact mirror.
2. We worked with dancers who were intensely looking at the audience and sometimes adjusting their outfit (rolling up sleeves, opening buttons) and upon the arrival of a nude model they started to undress as well (while continuing the staring and adjusting part).
3. We held a catwalk show where we worked with the anticipation of the audience. We reversed the scenario so that the audience had to walk down the runway.
We were invited to an expert-meeting earlier that day, where some guest speakers gave us an interesting insight in the/their fashion world. The guest speakers were: Elisa van Joolen, Lucia Cuba, Adele Varcoe, Antoine Peeters, Craig Green, Forrest Jessee, Pauline van Dongen and Hefin Jones.
The exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now is on show from the 11th of October until the 18th of January 2015. As I mentioned before, you can find it at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Did any of you go there yet or is planning to? xx
Bought these new shoes a few weeks ago. I've been looking for flat black shoes for something like two years, I'm not kidding! I could find nice ankle boots all the time, but I wanted flats. Somehow it turned out to be quite hard to find a decent looking pair with a good fit.
I found them at Fred de la Bretoniere, a Dutch shoe brand with a wide range of leather goods. Their leather is of amazing quality so I think these shoes will last for some time ;) For those familiar with the brand Shabbies, it's from the same company! I've selected more nice shoes:
As I mentioned before, this season I again did some modeling for Bartinki. We used items from the fall-winter collection to create these looks. Bartinki is a Arnhem based slow fashion brand, using leftover fabrics to create sustainable items.
2. Bomber: Thrifted | Dress: Bartinki | Legging: Bartinki | Shoes: Supertrash | Headband: Bartinki
3&4. Jacket: Dept | Tee: Asos | Skirt: Bartinki | Scarf: Bartinki | Boots: Deena & Ozzy
6&10. Coat: Bartinki | Top with fringes: Bartinki
8. Bomber: Thrifted | Split Skirt: Bartinki | Legging: Bartinki | Boots: Deena & Ozzy
9. Coat: Bartinki | Velvet headband: Bartinki
So if you are looking for beautiful handmade unique items, go shop at the Bartinki webstore on Etsy. Or go to the brick store on the Klarendalseweg 150 in Arnhem! xx
Summer is definitely over! Unfortunately that is a sad thing, but on a more positive note, we can wear our winter coats again. Because we can always use another one, I decided to search for some inspiration for you and me online. Which one is your favorite, did you already buy one yourself? xx
Some weeks ago I did a shoot for Bartinki and modeled her new fall winter '14 collection. Here already a shot from the lookbook we created. Photography by Mart Noevers. Styling by me.
I thought this was a funny shot - even though my face is a bit forced because of the jump - and the skirt looks absolutely amazing. I will show you guys the other looks soon. The fall winter collection will be available soon on Bartinki's webshop on Etsy.