One and a half years ago, I read the story of Waris Dirie and it touched me deep..read about it here! That for me was a reason to paint her portrait a half year ago..
Archive for August 2011
Back from vacation and the weather in The Netherlands is as it is the last years, the season says summer but the weather does not want to cooperate. Although the sun might shine so now and then.. I have to get used again to the changing weather here.. Anyways.. coming back with a look with one of my favorite colors of the moment: cobalt blue! It is such a rich color, can not seem to get enough of it.
I am wearing a thrifted scarf as a dress here, under it an old tanktop (which I ripped a bit) and two cutted leggings as shorts.
Vintage sandals from ‘Zipper’
Oh well officially it’s Europe.. but google Gran Canaria and you see it for yourself..
I am back.. and taking things chill this first week of working..
Next week I’m back blogging with my daily-posts-schedule ..
Here’s a little preview of my vacation pics
So normally I post “My Looks” as a monday post, but since I took a little break and am about to take another break this upcoming week starting saturday (I am going to Gran Canaria!!) I figured let’s post a my look on wednesday (night) as a special.
Navy blue and checks I called it. This top is from Marithé et François Girbaud and I found it at Jutka & Riska, Amsterdam I think 2 years ago or so. It has this amazing design, I love it! It is a piece that I do not wear too much (as I do with all my clothes actually but with some like this one, extra) so so now and then I find it back and it is like I have a new garment :)
Wearing it with a vintage leather-shoulder-padded jacket with golden heart-shaped buttons another favorite find at Bij Ons Vintage, Amsterdam and this great great GREAT checkered long jacket which actually was a dress/jacket which I have cut loose in the middle to make it a jacket. Next to the fact that it is in super fab condition and has this amazing check pattern, it also has this very crisp white ‘extra’ collar! I have found this at the secondhand/ Noordermarkt in Amsterdam I have paid 2,50 Euros for this! Whuaaahaahaha.. Ohhh how do I love finding treasures and style in into my own style.
Combining it with a thrifted high-waist-bodycon-skirt and navy blue tights, my signature heardress and some mixing jewelry. Oh and of course this amazing vintage leather bag!!
And last but not least, my suede heels from Asos
another inspiring shoot I found of last june
Title: Awentura nel deserto
Magazine: Velvet June 2011
Model: Jules Mordovets
Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson
Stylist: Laura Bianchi
And a little break it is. I got a cold (again) and yesterday I went to the doctor and hospital for further research. I am having a chronicle-cold and it is driving me nuts. I don’t do anything strange or bad, I just get this cold again and again. So now I am just relaxing and waiting for the results so that I can do something about it. (Next to taking vitamine-pills, eating healthier, making sure I am not dressed to cold with this changeable weather, not going out that much and try to sleep better and I even started doing yoga, yes that’s all I was already doing to feel better!!) Anyways I am now not really feeling like blogging. Further this week or next week I’ll be back :)