Upcycling accessories

Oh, what a moment of joy, when my friend and sports masseur Warner Boekhout showed me these accessories made from used bike tires he got from a cycling event. I always admired the colorful tires when watching the races.  To imagine that these accessories were once part of a racing bike. Who knows where these…

Apple sophistication: the statement bag

Last Monday I visited Soul Salon fashion trade show in Amsterdam. After my shot of inspiration by fashion magazines, I was up for more of it. So as expected, up front was this glamorous bags made from apples by Happy Genie. It’s luxurious and multi-use. It’s designed by Tanja Schenker in Switzerland and produced in Italy. Happy…

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…

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…