September 29, 2012

Gaucho chic

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Inspired by the ss 2010 Kenzo collection, I decided to wear my thrifted Kenzo jacket in a 'gaucho-ish' way. So I grabbed a maxi skirt, some leather boots and an old mens hat to put the look together. Almost everything in the outfit is thrifted, very economical don't you think haha. I love dressing like this in the fall, the layers are comfortable and the colours go perfectly with the shifting seasons. If only I had a horse....

Jacket: thrifted Kenzo
Blouse: thrifted
Skirt: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Hat: thrifted
Boots: Scapino
Stone bracelet: WE
Jewelry: vintage/antique/thrifted

September 26, 2012

Kenzo and white frills

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And yet another great thrift at 'De Sirkel' in Maarssen. I feel so lucky running into beautiful pieces every time I go there.... but finding an item from a high street designer label was the first time for me! These pictures do not do this amazing Kenzo jacket justice. I will make an outfit picture soon!

September 25, 2012

Ocelot beauty

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If you ever visit Utrecht and the Oudegracht district... make sure to enter a little shop specialized in vintage and antique photographs. I don't know the name of the shop, but you will recognize it immediately when you pass the shop window filled with faces and beauty from the past. A few weeks ago, I went there with my friend Tante Patent and I found a gorgeous photograph from the 30s (according to the seller.) I just adore the beautiful ocelot fur coat and the grace of the lady wearing it. When I took the picture out of the paspartout (to put it in a frame) I discovered there was a little note attached to the back.... a note which, to me, sounds like pure poetry... (L)
"A Wild Beast donates to a beautiful jacket. Fashion New York... The ocelot fur jacket here covers a youthful rayon crepe frock, featuring a soft high cowl neckline and butterfly sleeves. Complementing the ensemble are the smart accessories --shoes and handbag-- in matching gabardine. They are trimmed with discreet patent leather edging. The costume bids for popularity among the fall and winter fashions."

September 24, 2012

Cameo gorgeousness

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Since I was working non-stop in Napoli, I had no time to go shopping or anything. The only thing I really wanted, was to take some buffalo mozarella and limoncello with me for my darling Marnix. I'm usually not one to cruise through duty free shops. But after purchasing the mozarella, a pretty jewelry display caught my eye. It was filled with regionally made cameo pieces... I LIKE!!
I loved almost all the pieces in there. But one subtle little gold plated ring stood out. I asked to try it on and I fell in love. Now, buying myself jewelry isn't a habbit, but when the sales lady told me the price was 39 euros I just could not resist. So here it is; my first cameo ring! What do you think about this precious piece?

September 23, 2012

The tie dye jacket; part II

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So do you kittens remember my studded tie dye jacket? A fun DIY project I posted a few weeks ago.. well I was pretty happy with the results, that was untill I tried the jacket on. The 'dalmation' like spots just didn't really work with...anything and I thought the jacket was still too dark. I wanted a brighter look. So I put the jacket back in the shower cabin, and there I just started to drop big splashes of (thick) bleech on the jacket. I let it set for quite a while and washed the jacket very carefully after that.
Et voila! This is how it turned out after the second day of DIY fun! I love it so much more now and it is way easier to combine with many different colours and garments. I also love the effect the bleech had on the studs. They are now kind of rusty and 'worn off' which I really love! So if you ever feel like creating an effect like this; just follow the steps in the last DIY post... but instead of little drops of bleech, drop bog splashes on the denim. Just make sure you are in a save environment to do so, like I did it in a shower cabin for instance. Good luck!

September 22, 2012

Neapolitan impressions

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Lovelies... I'm back from my work trip to Napoli. It was an incredible experience... I had to adjust to so many new things; I feel like I have been gone for a lot longer then just 4 days! Napoli is a beautiful chaotic city, where Italian lifestyle meets historic beauty. We completed a few gorgeous projects there, from which the results will not be published any time soon (since we were shooting for the summer of 2013!) But I did manage to make some snapshots for you to get an idea of where I've been this week.

September 16, 2012

Off to Napoli

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Hello kittens! I am currently packing for my styling trip to Napoli for which I'll be leaving tomorrow in the middle of the night. I'm sooo nervous because to me, flying is the most horrible thing in the world :( so wish me luck! I will be back in a week and hope to see you then darlings! X Tess

September 13, 2012

Mandarin gorgeousness

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I love love LOVE this colour. It is absolutely spectacular! The Asian style and loose fit of the jacket I like as well of course. I can not wait to wear it. The jacket is made of silk with a beautiful soft lining. It only cost me 10 euros (Laura Dols) because of a few damages... but I honestly don't care about those.
I am really curious what you guys think about the age of this beauty. I know Asian jackets were in fashion in the first half of the 20th century and I have to say this darling does seem to be an oldie. But I can't put my finger on a specific decade. What would you say?

September 11, 2012

Stoofvlees and a check dress

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Indian summer sundays are the best. We always love to go for little one-day adventures, espescially when it's sunny. We often search for some nice markets to visit, but occasionally even I don't feel like browsing through history. So on a lazy sunday afternoon we decided to go to the country side, to socialize with some farm animals and grab something absolutely Dutch to eat. We ended up going to Oud Amelisweerd and Vroeg, where a cow fell in love with Marnix and we both enjoyed the best 'patatje stoofvlees' ever.
I can really recommend going to 'Vroeg' to you Dutch darlings. It's a huge restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared with local products. But they also have a nice little orchard where you can enjoy typical Dutch treats like stoofvlees (a cooked meat dish), homemade ice cream and freshly made juices. In the restaurant you will also find a huge variety of local producs to take home. All very Dutch, the surroundings are nice as well and the choises are endless; a defenite go-to!

 Dress: vintage (Froufrous)
Bag: vintage (fleamarket)
Scarf: vintage (Episode)
Shoes: thrifted
Sunglasses: Mango
Jewelry: antique

September 10, 2012

The Surrealistes

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The theme of this shoot was surrealism. Is what you see really what you get? Or is what you get really what you see... It was much fun shooting this, because of all the props and animals we used. If you look closely, you will ever see my darling Peer starring in one of these pictures hihi.

This shoot was published in the German Luna this August.

Photographer: Frank Kouws
MUA: Yvon Moll
Hair: Madame de Pompadour
Models: Thomas & Ophelia