I spend the weekend with my family in Texel. One of the islands of the Netherlands. It was really nice to be together. Especially also with my twin brother who left for Australia last week. He made these pictures before we went for dinner with this amazing view to look at. I'm wearing my mothers skirt which I found two weeks ago when I was wandering around at my parents ceiling. I couldn't believe this skirt was just hanging there. The design and color are just perfect. I'm so happy to give him a second life thinking about my mom wearing him when she graduated at the university of Wageningen.
Yes holiday! Finally! Two weeks ahead of me all filled with spending time with family and friends and wandering around. It gives me some time to think about last year and make plans for next year. Looking back it had been quite a hectic and exciting year thinking about my move to Arnhem, my new job in the lawyers office and ofcourse my study and internship. I'm excited for what's lying ahead.
I'm wearing one of my favourite trousers. I found this one in a small second hand shop in Wageningen. The cut and color is perfect. Although I still love the skinny jeans, the fit and look of this trouser makes me very happy. I'm currently working on a pattern for this shape to be able to try different designs with different fabrics.
Enjoy the last weeks of the holiday everyone! I'll keep you posted!
I'm still so excited about yesterdays fotoshoot. My sister Sara did an incredible job shooting the pictures. With every outfit we searched for balance. Balance between the clothes and the environment. We looked for places with an inspiring atmosphere. The garden of my landlord is one of the places I had in mind. It's a beautiful place to spend time, especially during summer.
The clothes I'm wearing are my own designs. It's one of my summerproject to develop the perfect pattern for a top. I make the pattern in different fabrics to see the how the material works. The material of the top I'm wearing is quite elastic. Combined with the long skirt it's one of my favourite outfits this summer.
More to come!
I met Joris Suk in Trickle Down, a fabric shop in Arnhem. He turned out to be one of the head designers of Maison the Faux. I felt very lucky when he asked me to apply for an internship. I selected my best designs hoping it would be good enough. It was! Since than my life has been a roller coaster, combining my job, my study and the internship. Learning about the process of designing a collection, making patterns and spending a lot of time behind the sewing machine. July 14th was the day, the show at Amsterdam Fashion Week! The day was hysterical and hectic but the collection looked amazing. Thankful for being part of this and meeting so many inspiring people.
So happy to be finally back online! Sorry for my complete absence the last few weeks. My laptop crashed and it took me some time to arrange new things.
A lot happened since . I can not believe time runs so fast! Lately I have been busy with the end of my second study year. Im working on a summercoat and a collection on paper using a "bow" as inspiration. Just three weeks left to finish everthing..
Besides my study im doing an internship at one of the fasion labels here in Arnhem. Im totally excited we will show the collection at Amsterdam Fasion Week in July. More of that soon!
Some weeks ago I decided to visit some regular shops. I was looking for a wollen jacket for quite a long time when I found this one in the Bershka. The same day I found the scarf in the Zara. I combine them often together to create a warm and wollen look.
The new pieces are combined with some old. I found these trousers quite some years ago in the Episode. I wore them so much that you could say I kind of lived in them. They are my absolute favourite, but now I only wear them on special days or when I really feel like wearing them cause they might fall apart soon. Last but not least, the shoes which are my favourite at the moment are from a vintage market in Utrecht (originally from Ecco).
pictures by Sara Beekman
When I found out there were two vintage markets this weekend I was so excited. One in The Hague and one in Arnhem. I really like to wander around at those markets and found some really great pieces in between the chaos, At the moment as you can see I'm into the pastel prints.
I spent the weekend wandering around at the vintage markets en the material market in Utrecht. I come often in Utrecht for the market. There is so many choice that most of the time I somehow get lost so I'm figuring out a kind of strategy to keep things together. This saterday I was looking for some nice materials for my new design for school. Coming semester we have a "free" design. I'm thinking about designing a high waisted trouser and found the perfect material. More of that soon!
After a weekend full of dancing I'm ready for a new week of hard work. And for me there's is no better way than to start the week with a new blog :). My sister made these pictures last saterday in Utrecht. Since the winter is finally kicking in here in Holland I thought it is time to show you some winter outfits.
I completely fell in love with this coat when I found him. I love the pattern and the big pockets in which you can warm your hands. It's a little oversized and a simple design but a really great effect. I found the coat in a very inspiring second hand shop in Gouda named "De Blauwe Hoed". Is absolutely worth a visit when you are in the neighbourhood.
Have a good week, I'll keep you posted!
pictures made by Sara Beekman
I can not believe time is running so fast. We´re already far in january! For me, the start of a new year is always a good moment to think about the past year. There have been a lot of changes the past year. I moved to Arnhem and jumped into a new job. And ofcourse starting the blog which makes me really excited for what the new year will bring.
Lately I have been busy with my job in the lawyers office and in between I´m working on the projects for my study. I finished a new design which I will show you soon! For drawing class im working on a project which I really like because you never know how spots will turn out. In that way you may create unexpected and surprising things. At the moment I´m kind of stuck in the process. I would like the paintings to get more of an illustration and im figuring out what is missing. Let me know what you think!