Stepping into the arena full of urban art, I caught Felipe Talu in action.

Sunday, 18 June, Eindhoven: This month is all about enjoying outdoors. The spring is in the air. Urban artists were undergrounded. Stepping into the arena full of urban art in the undergrounds of Eindhoven. I caught Felipe Talú from Rio de Janeiro. The graffiti artist spared me a few minutes to tell me the story behind his inspiration. 

Hear, hear! My thoughts on the Fashion Revolution week

I know who made my hat because Bello&Eco made sure that the women artisans in the north of Peru sustain their families.
The Fashion Revolution week is timeless.

I buy clothing and I certainly complete my outfit with elegant accessories that make me look good. It feels great to be stylish. Greater feeling, when I know the designer or brand has ethical standards. That all the process from production to delivery is transparent. Making sure the people involved in the production earned their fair wages in good working conditions.

Since the tragic event of Rana Plaza, the secret of cheap clothing on fast fashion is revealed. Plenty of reasons for the fashion industry to become aware of waste disposal, carbon releases, poor working conditions

My age of wellbeing 

I ran “just” 5 kilometers at The Utrecht Science Park marathon today, but for me, this was a marvelous triumph. From the start to the finish I got the adrenaline working on my body. I managed to keep my smile and my ladylike style. My womanly mindset won after all. We have this power inside…

The Sue Rebel catwalk rolls at Mercedes-Benz fashion week Amsterdam

Sunday afternoon: The front row was in an exciting mood for Sue Rebel. The collection involved the 70’s, the punk twist and the present street style. Denim embellished jackets, trousers, and skirts; striped tops and lots more. Sue’s warriors showcased clothing made with care and plenty of fashion awareness to the woman, bonded or not to…

Yes, I “selfie” too!

Why not? I dare to wear a dramatic pink color, but a second opinion helps. I take a “selfie” too. There are moments that you just cannot see another option.The popularity of “selfies” these days are outrageous. One thinks is vanity, others like me just a way of a second opinion. Shopping these days is easy…

My review on Cape Verde.

Every now and then, one has to try escaping from the hectic life and step into their own little fairy tale. While everyone was preparing for their winter holiday, we had our mindset into a sunny one. With days enjoying the sunlight. Our little fairy tale this time was Cape Verde, at the island called…

Sustainable fashion Thursday: Bello & Eco

In the fair trade week in Utrecht, I found Bello & Eco Their philosophy  is based on promoting goods that are beautiful and durable. I got my eyes in this elegant, yet casual hat, the fashionable addition to my sustainable-conscious style. The hat is made from Toquilla straw ( Carloduvica Palmata), a natural fiber known for its…

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…

Public parties with Placebo

Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam- New releases and classic tracks, a moment of silence for Mr. Bowie made the party more special. Ladies, gentlemen, and in-between were dancing in harmony. No black, no white, but colors.

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…

Meeting 90-year-old Ms. Monroe!

De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam: The venue dates centuries back, 1409. De Nieuwe Kerk is a place of worship turned into the cultural meeting point in the heart of Amsterdam. Underneath its historical memories lies plenty of pride and prejudice. Every part of its structure is an attention-grabber: the pipe organs, the stained glass windows, the mixture of the flooring. No…

Premiere Bridget Jones – all-by-myself!

I certainly had to see as soon as possible so I got myself the last chair at the cinema nearby. Not so glamorous as the other times in London. My dear friends here, in The Netherlands,  had a busy schedule. So I got myself the last chair in the cinema nearby, Wolff in Nieuwegein, not…

A cup of coffee just like back home – cafezinho do Brasil by Nespresso.

As soon as I walked into the Nespresso boutique in Utrecht, I could not believe that they were ready to serve me my “cafezinho”!
Before I revealed my brasileirice, I listened the sales assistant talking passionately about the Brazilian way of drinking the “cafezinho” and about the strength of the coffee beans from Brazil.
I was impressed that Nespresso brought me this special treat to my coffee moment.

That Selfriges experience at De Bijenkorf Amsterdam

As I enter the store, this scented ground floor with luxurious brands brings back lovely memories of my Selfridges experience. I have not felt like this since London when I worked for Fenn Wright Manson. I used to love the shop floor at Selfridges and Elys. I could happily work in this retail environment again!…

Rock in Rio Negro with the Amazonia live project

Amazonia Live is an initiative of the Rock in Rio Group to build a better world. This project  aims to reforest the Xingu river headwaters while bolstering the local economy. The plan is to plant at least three million trees with seeds provided by the indigenous in the area. You can get engaged in this action via…