The past week I spent my time working on a project for school. I went to buy this beautiful woolen material at Neidig (www.neidig.nu) close to Wageningen. Dark bleu was exactly what I was looking for. Nothing held me from starting the process of designing. I knew what kind of shape I wanted to go for so the start was easy. Further in the process there is always a moment when I feel completely stuck. I'm insecure about the shape, the materials, everything to be honest. This time it went the same way. I felt like something was missing but I couldn't figure out what exactly. I was looking for something to make the winter coat less chique and more comfortable. After a day at school and changing thoughts with some persons who always inspire me I finally know which direction I have to go. I will show the results soon!
This skirt is one of the most inspiring pieces in my closet at the moment. The design is just brilliant. The skirt moves in many different ways when you walk which results in many different shapes and silhouettes. I think the skirt will be perfect for the winter as well combined with a warm cropped sweater.
They say this weekend will be the last days of the summer. Autumn is coming up, which I actually don't mind. It's my favourite season of the year. I love the freshness outside, cover myself with wollen sweaters and scarfs. But I'm happy to be able to wear my summer dresses in September. The dress in the picture is one of my first projects when I started sewing class a few years ago. I love the fabric. I remember that when I found the fabric at the material market in Utrecht, I totally fell in love and went again the next week to buy everything that was left.
Enjoy the weekend everyone! I'll keep you posted!
pictures made by Sara Beekman
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