L’enfant Terrible

Luxury Desire

Luxury Desire

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15 years ago I found myself at an event in Berlin, telling a nice bloke at some bar about my passion for shoes at 4 o clock in the morning. Today, it so happened that exactly that guy flew me in to Munich to present (I’m a muse! I’m a muse!!!) his outcome of exactly that conversation: the most amazing shoe case you have ever seen.

Hans Buchegger, couldn't let the brainy itch go of where - for christ sake - a crazy gal like me (and Sylvie van der Vaart amongst others) would store their precious’s (aka beloved Jimmy’s Charlotte’s and Loubies) and developed something incredible. A rotation shoe case, operated by its own iPhone App (take a picture of your babies, press, and they will be delivered to your service instantly) supported by a little bit of shiny light, which will turn into a mirror (handy! - make up check!!!) when not in use.

Phew. Have I seen something like that before? Nope. Did someone ever mention “It takes a little bit of crazy to come up with something genius?” Hell yes, and all game I am! All I need now are enough Jimmy’s and Loubies to make the investment just worth it. Might be the first time that I’m not only gushing about shoes, but about their “home” as well. Well, if that’s not Luxury Desire indeed, I don’t know!

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Todays shoes are all L-enfant Terrible
But the shoe case works with all kind of brands, I swear!

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Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

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It’s almost inexcusable how I have neglected my shoe-collection (and therefor outfit and styling of any kind) the past weeks, but have been very busy organizing a surprise for BFF who is getting hitched this weekend in Austria. We share a passion for drama and theatrical scenes (not that either of us would EVER act like that...) so of course it had to be something special.

Since my last attempt to delight an audience resulted in my being banned from any kind of stage forever, I spent long hours in the studio excelling in preparatory work - and I can totally share now because as you read this my sweet friend will be fiddling with her veil and definitely not checking her Facebook account.

My gorgeous boots fit the theme perfectly: L-Enfant Terrible it is, and I’d say bring on the lights: am totally ready to delight an audience... again. Did I mention something with “drama” in the beginning?

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Today’s shoes are L-Enfant Terrible

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Once a Shoe-addict…

Once a Shoe-Addict....

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When it comes to fashion I am very much like any other decent junkie: always on the run for the next fix. And I may very well show typical symptoms (aka become moody and unbearable) when my needs are neglected for too long.

Usually it helps to dive into some fashion mags to calm down a little (like methadone for the restless fashion soul), but nothing feels better than actual shopping. Or just going on a fashion stroll to get inspired.

Luckily Amsterdam is full of opportunities to get high on trends and styles -spending way too much money ... but a true addict knows his or her sources well, so I thought I might very well share them.

If you are a bitch on a budget head to the Albert Cuyp market, as everything trendy will be sold there for a fraction of the designer price. If you are married to a football-player (and in the possession of his credit card) Azurro in the PC Hoofdstraat will calm your label-addiction. Wanna make Rachel Zoe jealous? Then dive into the small stores in the Nine Streets, for some alternative vintage finds.

But since I found out that my favorite “affordable-designer-item-dealer” YDU sells shoes too, I guess you will find me there first. Nothing better than getting a double load of satisfaction.

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Today’s shoes are L’enfant Terrible

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Relationships

Relationships

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Relationships are a funny thing. Enriching and comforting, powerful or destructive, you will grow with them and always be challenged. So never underestimate the relationship that you build with - yes, of course - a shoe.

It appears they're not so different from the ones you build with the living. Think love at first sight: a mutual and genuine understanding that you will be mates for a long time, or the fact that some leather friend only reveals its beauty or “fit” after you have spent some time with them (aka got over the blisters and walked them in). You need to know if they are good sports after a couple of drinks (reliable to carry you) and whether they enhance your mood in tough times. Well, as for the latter: non of my shoes ever complained when I told them silly, slow or perhaps even slightly boring stories: EVER!

And teaming up with today's cuties I can kick ass, feel strong and will still feel beautiful even when acting dorky. Bring on Wladimir Klitschko: this relationship is built to last forever.

Today’s shoes are L’enfant Terrible
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L'Enfant Terrible (part one)

L'Enfant Terrible

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A while ago I met a beautiful girl called Sule at the B-day bash of a mutual friend. Nothing better than sharing a good conversation with a gal on an average Saturday night anyway, but what if it turns out that this one in particular not only shares the same profession (dedicated-witch-swinging-the-magic-wand-to-make-everything-look-better, aka Art Director), but is into shoes as well? Even better: designs the hot stuff that brings a smile on every gal's face accompanied by a deep *aaaaaaaaaaaaah*?

Needless to say, am in a-(aaaaaaaaah)-we of someone building a shoe label from scratch (all by herself!) anyway, but was even more swept off my feet (literally) when I saw the cuties. "Rock Chick" meets "No Nonsense Lady" would describe the first collection best, and since I'm kinda both (ok: scrap the "no" before nonsense), am utterly delighted to be one of the first to wear and write about this hot new brand on this very blog (it's won't be the last time, I promise).

Had nothing better to do of course than to ditch the "Lady" too and take my precious pair out partying, only to cool them down "L'Enfant-Terrible" style afterwards.
Nomen est omen after all, isn't it?

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Today's shoes are L'Enfant Terrible

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