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Sneak Peak autumn|winter

Sneak peak Autumn|Winter

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Fashion and “seasons” work in mysterious ways. While the hard core fashionistas are just now busy following Mamma Wintours footsteps streaming summer collections for next year, the average shopping gal must accustom to windows filled with pullovers and quilted trousers (not to forget this winters ultra heavy boots) while temperatures still scream mini skirt (well, sort of: as always the Netherlands might be an exception).

When new seasonal items hit fashion mag’s they have been shot half a year in advance (aka, aren’t they sooooo 6month ago?) and by the time I will have starved myself long enough to make that Dolce and Gabbana fairytale coat (a|w 2014) or that GORGEOUS fringed Brian Atwood boot (*sigh*) my own all snow of 2015 might have melted and I might consider a bikini wax again.

But have to admit it has its charm lounging somewhere warm, armed with the bible (read: Vogues Collection of the entire upcoming winter fashion) and getting all inspired what key items to stock for the cold days. Well, maybe my anticipation went a little too far though. Wearing woolen socks at 30degrees put my toes in kind of a pre-fall sweaty coma. Might have to buy that fringe boots to make up with them again.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Corello

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Breaking Bed

Breaking Bed

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Coming down with the flu can be a beautiful thing. Completely delusional (aka on med’s) sneezing your way through all the toilet paper in the house, you just lay back and dream your way through sickness. All things captured in semi conscious stage become part of that dream naturally: I had a nightmare about a naked Miley Cyrus (which I have to confess totally inspired today’s picture) - but hey, we had a word about that tongue thingie too-, went for a stroll with Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad to talk Emmies and somehow I managed to sit front row with Anna Wintour as well (all summer fashion 2014 looks like a trip on acid to me now).

Realized after two days that I was cuddling the September issue of Vogue (instead of BF) and wasn’t wearing anything but my cute booties. Well, the rest was covered in countless wet handkerchiefs anyway.

But oh! Look at THEM! Well, if they are not worth getting out of bed, on the mend and back to reality (aka walking them...) I don’t know.

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Today’s shoes are Tiffi
Available at Daniele Dentici

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Love!

Love!

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When in love you inevitably experience some symptoms, which funnily enough, never seem to change, whatever age you may be. You'll feel like a giggling teenager, bubbling with inexplicable joy, grinning like an idiot 24/7. You'll experience an enormous boost of confidence and feel totally invincible. Plus you'll look jealous-makingly radiant and find everybody asking you what your beauty secret is.

There could also be another super good reason for all of the above: A) You bought a new pair of heels, B) You bought a new pair of heels before your holiday and recieved them just in time to pop them into your suitcase, or C) you're on vacation with the man you love, wearing this exact pair of heels in the most lovely scenery you can imagine, feeling like a godess.

Well, in my case it’s all those three and I loved, loved, LOVED every minute of it. Must sadly say goodbye to France though and head off to another thing I dearly love: Vogue Fashion Night Out in Amsterdam. Couldn’t resist doing some preparation already.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Sacha
(thanks for the immediate delivery!).

P.S.: If you are going to VFNO as well, say hello if you see me.
I’ll be the one who can't seem to stop giggling and grinning like an idiot.

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A Useless Weekend

A Useless Weekend

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My average weekend is a master plan in accurate timing and meaningful topics. I might have scheduled to call Bill Clinton about the next charity thingy (no, not that one in the oval office), have a Skype conference with Haruki Murakami philosophizing about the feasibility of life and love and probably brooding with Stephen Hawking over some cosmology. You know, the usual: trying to safe the world or at least make it a better place.

This weekend I totally screwed up though. Didn’t call Bill back, pressed mute on Skype, changed cosmology for Cosmopolitan (sorry Stephen!) and only cared about great literature (aka 224 pages of Vogue), studied the influence of supplements (especially those of Vitamin D, (sun) which I can tell you now ends in a damn broad smile) and the theory of colors (magenta nail polish against a cloudless cyan sky = pure color harmony).

Oh! I learned balancing a watermelon on my heel. Seems the weekend was not that useless after all.

xxx

Today's shoes are Lopez
Today's photo was taken by the lovely Claire de Meijer

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Cruising

Cruising

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"What are you doing between Christmas and New Year"? is obviously the question of the month, and I wish I had some super stylish answer. "Oh, you know, just a quick trip down to Barth's" (St. - in the Caribbean that is) would be nice to say, or something dramatic like: "I'm taking it easy, Kate Middleton style (aka pregnant in couture) - isn't sipping champagne soooo 2012 anyway?". Hm. Wonder why everybody is expecting the most fancy things in those 5 days, especially with the Mayas having let us down so badly (aka not preparing anything at all but moving DVD "2012" from "horror" to "comedy" section).

Truth is, am locking myself in the house (aka "bath": Amsterdam that is) and it's DVD of "Love Actually" or "New Years Eve" which are always within reach in case of sudden bout of melancholy. Am not pregnant either, belly is just a left over of Xmas gluttony; and most definitely can't be covered in couture but sweatpants.

Fridge is stocked to the max with bubbles though (waiting to be popped whenever friends stop over at every decent and indecent time) and except for cruising through shoe-collection (anything left I didn't shoot yet?), I really just like to hang with my favorites (read friends, pompous literature and heels).

What a total style snob I am. Happy last Sunday of the year everybody!

xxx

Today's shoes are Miu Miu

Last Ladies Night of 2012

Last Ladies Night of 2012

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Think what you like of Ladies nights, but it’s a fact that girls need to spend their precious time with some like-minded souls (read boobs, shoes and hormones) every now and then. Rotating the hosting duties of our get-togethers, it has somehow become a beloved routine this year to exchange knitting patterns, hair-do's, horoscopes and listen to different types of music (fair enough – man was needed to install Spotify) with some of the finest girls in Amsterdam. And yesterday was the last gathering of this kind this year.

The evenings usually start slowly, yet loudly (as everybody wants to tell their latest news first). After flipping through pages of Elle and Vogue, (uuups) Linda and other magazines I've never even heard of (still learning), we gather for a group shot. Well, it was a nice idea to pose on the table (so "real life"), but can it hold all of us or will it break due to our weight? And hell yeah, cool attempt to fit 5 full grown women into a bath tub (oh man: behind the scenes pictures are definitely worth signing a pre-nup!). We all ended up hopping on the bed. And guess what. High heels on the side, and no one even argued.

LADIES: you so rule. But before we (no doubt) conquer the world, we seriously have to fit ourselves in one bath tub. High heels on.
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Today's shoes are: As usual, I forgot to ask due to excitement... SORRY!

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The Eye Has To Travel

The Eye HasTo Travel

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Since having seen the movie about Diana Vreeland, am obsessed with her flamboyant allure and personality. And what better to do on a grey Sunday than dig into a world full of glitz, glam, and outstanding visions. Helps to distract from other Sunday options (aka FINALLY doing the laundry) too. Having left her mark as the first fashion editor of all time, am now studying all her covers for Harpers Bazar and Vogue - which she branded forever as mirror of fashion reflecting the Zeitgeist ("You can see the approaching revolution in clothes. You can see everything in clothes"). Loving it! Am tempted to jot down all her quotes: no, even better, print them in huge letters and hang them over bed: "You gotta have style. It helps you to get up in the morning. It's a way of life. Without it you are nobody."

And (sorry, couldn't help but replace the word "dress" with "shoe": but BOTH are so right): "A new shoe doesn't get you anywhere. It's the life you are living in the shoe and the sort of life you had lived before and what you will do in it later." And that from a lady who claimed (also VERY inspiring haha!): "I'm never dressed until lunch".

Ah, Mrs. Vreeland thank you so much for today's inspiration. Now will never again leave the house without sporting couture, ladylike gloves, satin slippers and an attitude.

xxx

Today's shoes are Yves Saint Laurent