London, just like meeting ya best friend!

Nothing changed much since the last time I left my lovely London. I walked the same path I used to via Fulham park, along river Thames. I visited friends and familiar places. Advertisements

My Sunday reading: Fashion Revolution fanzine always trending

Reading is empowering. Fashion Revolution fanzine extracts real issues. For example, garment-making and working-wages within the fashion industry. The carbon footprint from brands tracked . Garment workers are no longer quiet thanks to activism and fashion-kind people. Well, when you read its pages below, you will be empowered too! You will be wanting to join…

Outfit with a purpose

A must-have outfit is indispensable when worn with a purpose. For almost two years I wore the Albert Heijn (AH) Oude Dorp bakery uniform with joy. I believe that my journey working as a part-time bakery assistant was with a purpose. I met lovely people. I developed the fluency in the Dutch language. I am part of…

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…

The fashion of receiving flowers

With Valentines coming up, this is the color palette to die for. Tulips are forever. The fashion of celebrating this day and flowers will never be last season for me. Unexpectedly receiving flowers is always especial. And so I hear from Mr. Boyfriend, “Valentines is a commercial commitment.” I partially agree, commercial it is, but…

Apple sophistication: the statement bag

This statement by Happy Genie combines sophistication with sustainability. 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…

2017: a year of achievements, discoveries and blog collaboration

It was a very good year for achievements, discoveries and blog collaboration. Looking back on 2017, one of the first memorable moments was the catwalk of Kelly Sue during Amsterdam fashion week. Her concept “Broken Crayons Still Color” highlighting diversity, was fascinating. The catwalk was so exquisite with these models in wheelchairs that are called “Sue Warriors”….

No waste, only grace.

Last month, 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 collection…

Earth Matters – remember that fashion world.

The exhibition “Earth Matters” at the Textile Museum in Tilburg is a call for me to keep admiring fashion designers and brand concepts that promote sustainability. The galleries of the museum were full of insightful content, with samples of botanical ingredients turned into a fashionable product without harming the environment. Conscient designers recycle, upcycles, collect and reinvent…

Colour picking inspired by nature

This is my mood board inspired by nature. Last month, I went on holiday to Brazil. I was born near the Pantanal where nature is always in the spotlight. I caught up with friends and family and, most of all got to remember how beautiful and colorful nature can be. Colour picking is certainly inspiring…

Street art in Sao Paulo: my fashion moment

That fashion moment of mine #becodobatman #fashionshoot #streetstylefashion When visiting Sao Paulo you got to see this ghetto. Not easy to find but well-known for its colorful and contemporaneous style. It is near Vila Madalena, where alternative people can be found. I was caught in that fashion moment of mine! It was colourful, eye-catching and…

Conservative but quirky!

In my point of view, Ghent is conservative and quirky with its medieval sights dated from the 12th century and a modern twist.  As soon as you enter the city,  you get that feeling to be transported back in time.  Roman and modern architecture take turns in every corner. The atmosphere is relaxing and free-spirited amongst all…

Fashion is a state of mind, don’t you think?

I say yes – FASHION is a state of mind. Whenever a beautiful garment catches the eye, it’s a must-have! There is no time to think wisely; Do you really want it? Is it badly needed? Most of the time, we shop for clothing when we have been caught in the moment of having to…

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…