December Air

We are coming to the end of a peculiar year, one full of unexpected plot twists and a hard to accept ‘new normal’. A melancholy melody full of hope whirls through the December air, allowing us to feel cautiously optimistic about what January might bring. Leaving the woes and weals of the old year behind Show Me More…

C O O L

Demure sunny days are well spent at the beach, as long as temperatures aren’t outrageously soaring it would totally suffice to enjoy the sun splashed waterfront from the beach bar. Chilled drinks and laid back beats from the boombox are all you really need. Show Me More…

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…

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…

Baby It’s Cold Outside

What a delightful sight! For the first time in about 6 years, parts of the canals in Amsterdam have frozen hard enough to walk and skate on the ice. Spring is right around the corner, but the biting cold and frozen waterways that have suddenly come out of nowhere definitely say otherwise. It’s winter all over again! Show Me More…

Gold Teeth

The very first video that aired on MTV when it launched in 1981 was “video killed the radio star” by the Buggles. One would surely see the irony in that since television replaced radio as most popular mass medium in the 1950’s, playing such an integral role in modern life that most people can’t imagine being without it. As television and present-day media reflect and shape cultural values, the increasing number of screens around us is at times lauded and at times criticised. Modern technology allows news to travel faster than ever and any information we desire is just a click away, much to our convenience. However, the downside is that trends tend to fizzle in no time and the sensory overload actually restricts our ability to enjoy art, music, fashion and life to the fullest. Slow down… take your time… and switch the screens off now and then. There is a reason we focus on quality over quantity and limit the amount of our posts. 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…

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…