Spotted by Team Peter Stigter at MBFWA
Last weekend it was that time of the summer when fashion loving Dutchies gathered in Amsterdam for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. Of course I could not let this edition pass by unnoticed so I went for 2 days and had a great time.
I went to Amsterdam Fashion Week for the opening night with shows from Aziz Bekkaoui, Judith van Vliet / Chris van den Elzen en de Haute Couture show from Monique Collignon. As it was the opening night, which sounds like a big deal to me, I decided to pull a style change and go for something high fashion but easy to wear and very French!
The statement items of this look, Culottes and the hat of course. But can you remember that one blog post I wrote about trends that I was a tat afraid of? Well I think I nailed it with the culottes this time, don’t you think so?!
At least the streetstyle photographers at MBFWA did! 😉 Feeling, looking and walking like on of your french girls felt amazing and it gave me a huge confidence boost!
Speaking of the culotte trend, I am definitely embracing this trend right now! I can’t wait to show you many more outfits with this item. I really love how the culottes make me feel super duper feminine and that you can style the culottes in a really chic sophisticated french way or casual with a sneaker or flat sandals! For this outfit I paired my culottes with a simple breton striped top (both H&M), a leather jacket from Oakwood, slingbacks and hat (also H&M) and my JoTotes camera bag.
What do you think of this french girls outfit? And what is your opinion on culottes right now?! Let me know dearies <3
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Better late than never, here is my report on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam! Did I already tell you that I was actually sitting Front row (!!!!) at the show from SIS by Spikers & Spikers which was presented by Smart?
I felt so lucky and blessed, it actually felt a bit unreal haha. Sitting front row I felt like I meant something and that the Dutch fashion world respected me and my blog, no idea if this is actually true… But being on the front row at a show from these great Dutch designing sisters was a little bit of a dream come true!!
Today you can check out some of my photos I took during MBFWA and I’ll share my MBFWA front row opinion on the different shows I saw as well. Hope you like this post! Let me know what you think of these designs in a comment and I will get back at you 🙂
PS NSFW: This blogpost might feature some nudity so I WON’T suggest reading the full blogpost while at WORK. You’re welcome!
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The first Sunday Special is all about Tony Cohen! Ever since my interest in fashion started growing and I got to know more designers, Tony Cohen has been one of my favorite Dutch designers!
Tony Cohen always shows gorgeous feminine designs. His designs are very well made and this designer really knows how to work with different fabrics. As an auto-didactic he taught himself how to design. Amazing right?! His strength is the way he shapes his designs in a way that it accentuates the most beautiful parts of the feminine body. Kim Feenstra once told me in a short interview that in his designs you will feel sexy, powerful and feminine. My guess is that she right then told me nothing but the truth. The designs sure look like it!
As usual I loved the show from Tony Cohen! Ever since my first visit to Amsterdam Fashion Week, a little more than a year ago, the fashion show of Tony Cohen has been my highlight of fashion week. A must see.
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Dutch designer Dorhout Mees knows how to wow the Dutch fashion lovers! Dorhout Mees showed a gorgeous collection for the S/S 2015 season. The collection named ‘O’ made my mouth fall open and made me sigh of the beauty I saw on the runway.
Dorhout Mees was inspired by water crystals and how they transform under influence of the environment. For example tears of joy has balanced water crystals that look pretty. While tears of pain or sadness look messy and broken. Within ‘O’ you can see this inspiration in different parts of the designs, like the shapes, prints and the use of material.
The collection has a clear idea while managing to show different elements and skills of the designer. Most looks had soft shapes, but some looks showed harder less flowy lines.
“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it” – Lao Tzu
The beauty of water and water crystals was really something that the collection tried to express. And they managed perfectly! The diversity, originality and feminine looks from the collection made me say “Ohhhh” more than just a couple times. I really loved the shapes from the designs, the use of different colors and materials. Can you imagine going to a special occasion wearing one of these fabulous pieces? Turning heads? I for sure can!
My final thought? ‘O’ my God, this designer is good!
Thanks to Dorhout Mees and PR agency Ganbaroo for inviting me! I loved the show! What do you think of this collection and my photos? Let me know in a comment.
Today I want to share my view on the Ready to Fish show with all of you.Ready to fish by Ilja Visseris a ready to wear line with casual and chic items. Unfortunately my own photos did not turn out that well so all credits for these photos go to fashion photography Peter Stigter and his team!During last winters fashion week I got to see my first Ready to Fish show and I fell in love with the skills of this designer. The pieces shown were original and very wearable.
This edition I was super happy when I got an invitation and I was looking forward to seeing this show a lot. The show started and I immediately recognized the simplicity and femininity that I had seen at the previous show from Ilja Visser as well. The collection was playful and mature with graphic prints, primary shapes on some designs (which made me think of the fashion is art trend as seen at Celine, Prada and Chanel for S/S2014). Ilja Visser showed us with her new collection that she can design for different types of women. Besides simplicity and femininity her designs showed sophistication, sportiness, and some items where really chic as well.
Above all I loved the use of happy colors, both popping colors and soft colors, like lilac, yellow, lavender blue, purple and of course black and white.
Of course I picked out some favorites and to my surprise most of them are looks with the lilac / lavender blue color. So this color really gets my attention. It’s probably because in these colors every skin color looks gorgeous and I think this color is very easy to style as well. My favorite items where everything from the second look (above), the off-white sweater and jacket from look 5 & 6 (below) and the total looks 8 & 9! Wow I am having a lot of favorites haha. I can not wait for this collection to come in stores and shop some of them to show you next summer!