Beggin For Thread

Prominent in many alternative subcultures and clothing styles, studs and spikes have been bringing a rebellious edge to fashion as far back as the Middle Age. All though, have gone through quite the transformation since the Samurai, Celts and Romans attached them to their armors. Used to make a bold statement by punks in the 70’s and metal heads in the 80’s, the leather clad studs and spikes look has lost some of its edge since the new millennium. Show Me More…

Charcoal Baby

There is something about dystopian urban landscapes, which can make one feel quite uncomfortable yet so inspired and galvanized at the same time. The early spring sun rays make the industrial shipyard of the NDSM neighborhood in North Amsterdam look a lot more welcoming, all though quite deceiving due to the cold wind blowing through the air. Show Me More…

Be-Bop-A-Lula

Living in the Marais district of Paris means you are surrounded by charming bistro’s, cozy epicerie’s and chique establishments. Yet sometimes you just feel like having a good old burger at an American retro diner. The nostalgic and accessible atmosphere of these typical 50’s style diners can make you feel like you are trapped inside an episode of “Happy Days” or the movie “Greece”. Show Me More…

Sympathique

More often than not, wearing soothing pastel tints is considered to make you look soft, sweet and well… sympathique. While the desaturated palette of pale hues is thought of as very girly, the way you wear them can really make a difference. 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…

The Greatest View

Adjacent to Greek Island Santorini’s capital Fira, you will find the charming village of Imerovigli tucked away among the hills, with its white houses built around the cliffs of the Caldera as if it were an amphitheater facing the sea. One would surely understand how Imerovigli ended up with the nickname “balcony to the Aegean Sea” while treading up and down the narrow, winding paths, while enjoying the stunning view of the volcano. 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…

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…

Blessings

The wide blue sky is slowly swept by a gradient golden hue, as the sun is crossing the meridian. Regardless of the smoldering heat, the exquisite landscape of Santorini invites the curious traveler inside of us to explore and admire its flora and verdure. The winding white paths trail past gorgeous pines, palms and an occasional cactus, casting demure earth tones that contrast the stark white villages and misty caldera horizons. Show Me More…