No waste, only grace.

November 2017, here in the Netherlands was a check-to-reality for me, as a passionate fashion consumer and blogger. The theme of the Dutchsustainablefashionweek this year was the circular economy. I was in the front row at the catwalk opening. Designers Danya Wevers, Map Renes, Monique Collignon , Judith van Vliet en Hellen van Rees showed their amazing…

Kimono collection by Verel

Another Verel collection out. I have followed this Argentinian fashion company since 2014. Elena Wetzel, the designer, has a clear mission of making clothing for an elegant woman. She keeps delivering it with gorgeous success. Her collection of kimonos is made in her studio in Argentina. Her styles are limited and unique so have a…

Hendrikje, the museum of bags.

Amsterdam, Tassenmuseum Hendrikje: The museum of bags is a must-see place when you are in The Netherlands. You can spend quality time with your girly friends. It is easily reached by public transport. You can enjoy a fabulous fashion high-tea. Check their website for details on the reservation. In the collection, you will see traditional to…

Spring and summer 2017 in Argentina by Verel, a twist of fashion and tradition.

Elena Wetzel, Verel’s owner, and designer says that her fashion concept is:”una serena sabiduría y clásica seducción entre la mujer y la moda.” In my understanding, the concept is clearly seen in the 2017 Spring-Summer collection. A combination of wisdom and a classic seduction between woman and fashion. For this S/S-17. Elena re-conceptualizes fashion from the colonial Argentina. This…

Beyond arte with love

Camilla Groen in her secret world, where she celebrates colours, love and art. I first encountered Camilla’s work  in a moment of celebrating love, at the Valentine’s fair. It was the most inspiring corner with string artwork and paper crafts. Camilla went to university in the capital of Rio de Janeiro to get her degree in International…

Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Houten, The Netherlands. Apart from her divine culinary, Mana Ottmer is also known for jewellery designing. She uses the ancient technique of Cloisonné Enamel.   According to the Association of Dutch Enamelers (Vereniging van Nederlandse Emailleurs): “The cloisonné technique was already applied in the 5th century BC. It is a form of enamelling with a crushed wire in…

Design affair by Claudia Falcão

To some of you, my passion for design is not new. Finally, you can see the step forward of my project since the twenty cushion covers in 2010. Handmade jewellery collection is my latest issue I use haberdashery (for example buttons, zippers, ribbons), re-use available fabrics and vintage embellishments. The denim days are never over. These…