Saturday, January 30, 2010

Off the runway

Me, Sabrina (aftedrk) and Monique (girlscene) on the second row

Just as interesting as what comes down the runway is what the visitors of the show are wearing. From the boldest creations to jeans with Uggs, it's all there. For me it was an easy pick because this dress arrived on the same day as the show. Would love to wear it with bare legs and heels, but the snow is back... (It's one of fashions worst enemies. You won't believe how many girls I saw struggling in the snow on their heels!)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Claes Iversen @ Amsterdam Fashion Week

Seeing what designers come up with season after season always inspires me, so I was glad to visit Claes Iversen's show today. The color scheme reminded me of that Dries van Noten collection from 1 or 2 years back, it's right on trend for this summer. What I love even more is his conceptual work, hence the post-it bridal dress. Last collection Claes did a post-it collared trench, so awesome! I might have to start sticking those little yellow fellas on to my mini skirt this summer... what do you think? Post-it or lose it?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The hall of shoe shame

This post couldn't be more obvious. Stopping the shopping isn't my cup of tea! A small part of me said not to get them, but the other part said 1) you don't have lace ups yet, 2) these are both really cheap, 3) you regretted not getting them last year. Am I now in the hall of shoe shame?

-> Ever since my previous post was up I got a virus scan when I opened my blog. So I deleted it. I'm extra coutious these days as I'm still recovering from the absolute horror I experienced when my laptop broke down on me three months ago with al my pictures and documents inside.
-> Something really exciting is coming up in two weeks, can't wait to tell you all about it!
-> I dropped out of the G-star competition. It's in the exact week I have to finish my thesis and since I wouldn't be able to go I had to give up. Still, I really appreciate all your support. I have the best readers :D

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Style file: Leather Light

We have exactly 9 weeks to go untill it's officially spring. And what beter way to count down than by having a weekly trend report? I'll be presenting my nine favorite trends of the season. So by the time it's spring you have your info and you're ready to shop!

Those of you that live in leather skinnies and skirts, like me, are not to worry. Leather summer wear is making an entrance, and a big one at that. When stores like H&M and Zara are stocking up on leather shorts, you simply know there's no way back. The leather styles are a bit less biker / goth chic and more subtle and feminine so that's why I called it leather light. And most of it is in black or earthy tones, which makes these pieces easy to use in fall as well. Although I doubt the comfort level of leather in the burning sun, for spring this trend definately appeals to me. Light brown shorts with an off white, flowy blouse would be my combination of choice. What are your thoughts on this trend?

On edition 2: Mixed prints

Saturday, January 16, 2010

At the ELLE Style Awards

In describing my night at the ELLE Style Awards, I think pictures speak louder than words. The best part of the evening? Having a great time with two gorgeous and funny girls, Andy from Style Scrapbook and Nicole. Or sipping champagne and cranberry vodka with my favorite columnist Oscar (who we dubbed OsCarrie Bradshaw)... Or sitting front row at the H&M stylist fashion show... Or chit chatting and hitting the dancefloor with ever so stylish editor at large C├ęcile. OK, I can't decide! So just see for yourself ;)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stop the shopping

This might come as a shock, but I'm kind of done with shopping for a while. I've got a pretty decent winter wardrobe and it feels good to just go with what I have instead of constantly craving new / more items. That's why I'll try to stop shopping untill all the spring collections are in stores. Can't wait! (I guess it's kind of a protest against winter as wel, hahah) These are my latest buys, and I'll keep you posted if I break the promise :P

And again, I'm asking you to vote for me as a reporter in NY! You can do it more than once. So if you've already voted, you can vote again! ♥ All you have to do is click here

h&m triangle bra's and tee - zara bag - ebay necklace - h&m divided exclusive real leather skirt (marktplaats)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kill your darlings

Don't mean to get all spam-y on you guys :P
But as you might know I'm participating in a contest to become a reporter in New York. And YOU can help me realising that dream.
NOTE: If you've already voted, you can vote again! There is no limit.
I really nead your help! All it takes to vote is a click here!

h&m "leather" skirt, blazer and boots - american apparel tank - zara tights - necklace was gift from my sweet and oldest friend Jes

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Style file: Assad Mounser

Although I love subtle and tiny jewelry, I constantly find myself craving for chunky neckwear and giant rings. One of my go-to spots to drewl is Assad Mounser. Amanda designs eye catchers for the neck and wrist that are decorated with anything a girl could ask for. And not only does Amanda have great talent, her personal style (she has a style blog too!) and sweet personality really top the bill. Let's read what she has to say about her own style and jewelry line! (And ps. please vote for me here! Would love that!)

When getting dressed, do you pick your jewelry first and then build from that?
Typically I start with a general theme or feeling... like I think to myself, I’m going to dress french equestrian today or I'll feel compelled to wear a silky boudoir piece in a way that’s street appropriate. I take that first idea and rough it up and throw it off kilter a bit. I guess at heart, I just like playing dress up! I kind of built my jewelry collection around the idea of offering a wide variety of options to wear with any look that might inspire you. I am also huge on color, I'm addicted to it, so that is a must for me when putting together any look.

Do you wear jewelry every single day?
I do. It’s like an appendage nowadays! I feel lost, and incomplete without jewelry. You know that saying "you should always take one piece of jewelry off when you leave the house"? I always add at least 2 pieces on before I walk out the door, and oftentimes I leave wishing I had piled on even more! Iris Apfel is my hero. She is constantly dripping in Bakelite, turquoise and silver (like wrist to elbow - both arms), and she always looks so individualistic and chic!

Of all people, who would you want most to be spotted wearing an Assad Mounser design?
I get excited when I see ANYONE wearing it. I just love to see how people with different individual style profiles wear my jewelry, what looks they come up with, and what their perspective is. I will have to say, this summer I was at a shoot for Glamour magazine, and watched them shoot my pieces on Rhianna. It was pretty amazing to witness, and she was so cool, and nice. Ahhh, that was definitely a huge surreal unbelievable moment for me!

Where do you see Assad Mounser in 5 years down the road?
I would like to expand the categories within my line to include rings, earrings, etc. I would also like to launch a men's line in the next year or so. Over the next few seasons, it would be amazing if I was able to collaborate with ready-to-wear designers on jewelry collections for their runway shows, and capsule collections for their brands. And I guess in 5 years, I would love to see myself doing creative direction for another line in addition to maintaining my own. I am in no rush though, SS 10 was only my second season! I have been so lucky so far. So I’m just trying to grow my business organically with my best foot forward...

Do you design with a specific type of woman in mind?
Basically, I try to offer something for everyone. I priced this line to be statement making in design yet affordable, because I really want it to be attainable to anyone who is drawn to it. Stylistically, I have pieces that are more avant garde and envelope pushing with spikes, bullets and raw stones, but I also cater to a more feminine customer, with pieces that contain soft pearls and chains. In Japan this season, some of my customers bought pieces from this collection for their men's departments. So I guess you could say I really do offer something for everyone! Ha!

ps. Could you please vote for me here? Big hug!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Out with the old

Out with the old, in with the new! I had a great time celebrating the new year, having sushi and champaigne with my boyfriend and going dancing with the girls untill the sun came up. I'm excited for a new year to come. A new year means a fresh start filled with opportunities to seize. I will try to be the best person I can be and make some of my dreams come true this year. What are your NY resolutions? These shots were taken while getting dressed some time ago. After that I piled on tights, a cardi, a blazer and a coat. Wish I could just walk outside in this! Love this American Apparal tank, they have the perfect relaxed fit.

And I have a favor to ask you, sweet readers. Could you please, please, please vote for me here?
All you have to do is click on the e-mail you'll receive and you won't get any newsletters or anything! (make sure to check your 'unwanted' file too) Would love it if you would help me with this!

h&m "leather" skirt - american apparel tank top