Les Champs-Elysées

According to Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields were the heavens reserved by the gods for chosen heroes and other mortals. Which makes the name of one of the most famous avenues in the world extremely appropriate! A paradise for lovers of glamorous theaters, upscale restaurants and luxury stores Show Me More…

Soda Pop Confusion

A walk around the downtown area of Paris always feels like a vacation that never ends, even if you have been living there for months. Especially in and near the seventh arrondissement where the city’s most famous landmark towers above all of the picturesque streets, “la Ville Lumière” has the capability of holding your mood captive with its rich history and unmistakable architecture. Art, poetry and fashion revel here Show Me More…

The Way I Felt Today

Sometimes you can stand out by keeping it simple, especially when the shapes of seemingly basic garments are revealed to have more dimensions at second sight. Modern pieces that hold the most pizazz owe it all to the references they make to traditional tailoring and classic silhouettes, which is why suspenders will always make a cool fashion statement and keep making come-back after come-back through the years. Show Me More…

Tropical Chancer

Every (wo)man should have a perfectly fitted, classic suit in their wardrobe, for those moments that you wish to demonstrate a standard of timeless sophistication and refined taste. To achieve that uncompromising sharp look, the suit must fit like a glove, so getting the size perfect is quintessential. Show Me More…

Heartbeats

In stark contrast to the boisterous effect of countless neon signs proclaiming their message in the streets, the magical way neon lights bounce off white in a round room with fluid edges can be quite tranquilizing. Accompanied by a soft whirring sound, this sinuously shaped neon light installation casts an interchanging spell of vivid colors over this space of quasi-science fiction, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid. Show Me More…

Anteliz Suites

Nestled on the hills between the picturesque towns of Firostefani and Fira, the charming boutique hotel Anteliz Suites overlooks the Caldera in the deep blue Aegean Sea. Sitting a little higher above the walking path through the hills, the hotel court and terrace offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the stunning shore of Santorini. Show Me More…

Vanille Fraise

As the celestial dome radiates a brilliant blue through the clouds above Paris, the city’s greatest landmark shines a splendid bronze hue as it reflects the sun rays during the golden hour. Show Me More…

Bono van Peursem “Desire”
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

During the months we were living in Paris, Atelier Neerlandais kind of felt like a little piece of home away from home, as it is an organisation linked with the Dutch Embassy in Paris, offering a platform to Dutch creative initiatives. Among the creative individuals focusing on fashion, young designer Bono van Peursem would be showcasing his first collection here during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. After seeing some teasers on his social media, knowing he has completed an internship working in the haute couture atelier of Zuhair Murad, our expectations were quite high. Relatively higher than you would normally anticipate for the first collection from such a young designer (after the show he reminded us that he was actually only 16 when we first met him at Amsterdam Fashion Week 4 years ago) and of course his own outspoken appearrance also plays a role. Show Me More…

Zuhair Murad
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

As the sweltering summer heatwaves crash into the boulevards lined with Haussmannian apartment buildings, the soaring temperatures and humidity levels in Paris aren’t particularly ideal for dressing up in tailored suits or layers of tule, but hey it’s Fashion Week of course. We definitely can’t show up at the runway show of Zuhair Murad’s 2018/2019 Fall-Winter collection in tank tops and shorts, that would be quite an abomination at such an insanely glamorous presentation and quite damaging to our reputation. All jokes aside, we consider our invites to this show as a promise to a reverie of sparkling dresses, sublime craftsmanship and intricate design. A promise for which his body of work is a declaration of proof. Show Me More…

Galia Lahav “And God Created Woman”
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

Known for her ravishing gowns and bridal dresses, the haute couture runway show of Galia Lahav was easily the one we were anticipating the most. A household name in bridal, Galia Lahav has made a name for herself with her extravagant and ultra-feminine designs featuring Italian ivory lace, illusion backs and cascading silk tulle skirts. Every season we are excited to watch her runway shows online, so one can image how enthralled we were to receive invites for her Fall-Winter 2018-2019 show at haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris titled “And God Created Woman”. Inviting the audience to experience the freedom, playfulness and womanly allure of their newest collection, the ladies behind the brand – Galia lahav and Sharon Sever- bring us to the French Riviera where the vibrant colors of the seaside served as inspiration for the stunning looks. Some of Sever’s own watercolor drawings were used to design the small and large scaled floral prints, following an aesthetic that follows abstract expressionism and Monet’s impressionism. Show Me More…