The Femme Fatale Cabaret

Burlesque performances, in the form of a variety show were very popular from the 1860s to the 1940s in clubs and theatres all over Europe and the United States. Featuring bawdy comedy, jazzy tunes and alluring striptease acts, these shows would treat you to performances that were a tad too risqué for the mainstream. Since the 90s the interest for high quality classic burlesque entertainment has seen quite a revival, and why would you not want to relive these fantastically glamorous times? Show Me More…

The Phantom Of Us

Time and again the color grey is viewed as an emotionless, dull color that evokes a sense of conservativeness and indifference. Those who deem an all-black outfit too heavy and shy away from color will probably boast a range of garments in various greys in a subconscious endeavor to play it safe. But there is a far deeper ardency to the shade grey, exuding a frailty at times when combined with white and a very moody vibe when combined with black or a monochromatic mix of grey shades. Bringing it all the way to a clean cut avant garde style, draping and layering are what really transform an arrangement of garments into a three-dimensional form. Especially when the layers feature different textures, such as faux leather, jersey, knits, woven fabrics and sheer flowing materials. Show Me More…

Breathe

Once the magic of the December festivities has worn off, winter can seem quite a dreary time to get through without the holiday decorations and celebrations. January is often a melancholy month that can feel long and trying, with spring being all that we long for. Don’t lose the spirit just yet, or dismiss the opportunity this cold weather presents to dress up in layers and keep up your stylish appearance. Whenever the January blues have you standing in front of your wardrobe feeling disinclined, just think about adjectives that define your style and put your outfit together while you narrow the adjectives down to the three that truly embody your mood that day. It works like a charm every time. Show Me More…

Feed Me Diamonds

The year 2018 has fallen upon us and how other than to start the new year in style with some old Hollywood glamour, with a playful ton-sur-ton purple and fuchsia color palette beautifully caught in a soft spotlight. The incandescent and luxurious quality of the composite color purple has clearly been recognized throughout history, used as the imperial color worn by emperors, Roman magistrates, bishops, aristocrats and Japanese monarchs. This legacy has caused purple to often still be associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety. A combination with fuchsia gives it a more sultry and seductive savor, leaving it up to the lustrous silky materials and shiny sparkles to give it the festive feeling that is perfectly suited for New Year’s Eve. Show Me More…

Fly Me To The Moon

Happy holidays everyone! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, spend quality time with your loved ones and overindulge in multi-course meals. For those of us who have a fondness for classic formal attire it is also the opportune occasion to get all spruced up for a black-tie dinner or gala event. The jazzy piano melodies of acclaimed holiday season songs have a charming appeal, taking you back to times past as music, art and fashion can do so tenderly. Adhering to the formal dress code of an event allows your appearance to be part of the ambiance, an enchanting as well as romantic ambiance that already feels like you have stepped into a different world or old movie once you start getting dressed at home. Even if the dress code is black-tie, you still have room to put your own twist on it. Show Me More…

Inspiration Information

With the merry holiday season upon us, many a cordial invitation to festive dinner parties fall on our doormat. While we would normally grunge it up or either dress like a king and queen, for a semi-formal gathering we will dress somewhat in between. There is a fine line between smart casual and formal, that you can flirt with without crossing. Easily achieved by combining individual items that could all be dressed up or down, or to the nines. Show Me More…

Parfum Thérémine

Ethereal marble walls cascading along winding staircases contrive the pristine white surroundings that exude luxury and refinement the way satins and silks tell a love story that drips from the fabric like pearly opaline streams of romance. Anno 2017, peculiarity vogues with classic design. peculiarity in the sense that you don’t always want to style your look according to conventions. Be it a cocktail party, fashion show or stylish brunch, it’s ever so often boisterous to marry modernity with classic styles and add a little twist. Show Me More…

Transatlantic

Jetting off to sultry vacation destinations such as the picture perfect and lively Greek Islands named The Cyclades, one would tend to gravitate towards comfortable and light pieces of clothing in order to keep cool in the sweltering heat. Nevertheless, style should never be compromised for comfort. Even more so, as a seasoned cosmopolitaine globetrotter exuding a high level of sophistication by suiting up is vital to first impressions while you walk through the airport and stride into the swanky hotel lobby later. Take advantage of the fact that people nowadays resort to tracksuits and leisurewear while traveling, your polished expression of sophistication will most definitely be noticed when there might be available upgrades or preferential treatment! Show Me More…

Love Dagger

Why would you only cautiously test the common boundaries a little when you can be a true rebel, completely unapologetic towards the social norm for what is deemed fashionable? Trend neutral styles are either boring or gaudy, but only the latter could ever be unique. Identifying herself as an eclectic designer, Sabine Staartjes takes inspiration from the 80’s, the urban scene and some high-class elements. Cooking them up into a cacophony of vibrant colors and lively prints, the flavor of her label Studio Sabine Staartjes is clearly defined. Show Me More…

I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo

When neons are framed by black and caught amidst electric blue surroundings, something awe-inspiring happens. Especially when the last late afternoon sun rays cast a sultry hue across the iridescent walls. Ever since raves kicked off in late 80’s England, the rave fashion trend has gone through a multitude of evolutions. Show Me More…