Laura Blagogees dress collection for the holidays

My favourite Dutch designer, Laura Blagogee, just released photos of her new collection called Frozen. The dresses are gorgeous! The name might ring a bell as she often dresses Dutch celebrities, and also me this summer as I wore her couture kaftans. My favourite gowns in the Frozen collection are the black with adorned shoulder parts, […]

Pale Cloud Girls’ fashion

I’m in love with the Pale Cloud girls’ fashion brand. Pale Cloud is a Scandinavian brand that describes itself as daily couture with a dreamy, minimalistic elegance. In other words, it’s high-fashion yet still casual and wearable. The fabrics are soft, made of chiffon or cotton, and have gorgeous prints. This summer collection is characterized […]

Must-see exhibition: Romantic Fashion

Last week I visited the exhibition Romantic Fashion, Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere, at the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague. This major 19th-century fashion exhibition features costumes from the time of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Eline Vere and Downton Abbey. You are swept away to foregone times by the rustling silk, breathtaking embroidery, and frills […]

Book review: The Dress by Megan Hess

My favourite illustrator Megan Hess has done it again. I just can’t believe how talented she is. If you have been following my blog you might remember that I have written about her several times already; Megan Hess’ Home tour, her first book Fashion House, and her fabulous design rugs. And just when you think […]

Seasonal colours stand out in Simonetta Girls wear

Italian brand Simonetta has hit the right chord with their autumn/winter collection for girls. The new collection is a seasonal celebration of fierce red hues, orange, grape, and brown. The warm knits are embellished with ribbons, depictions of bears, and dots. Netherlands-based E-boutique Petit Chic, that was launched earlier this year, sells these adorable yet […]

We’ll always have Paris: Nouveau Fall Collection

One of my first blog posts was about the Dutch fashion designer Michael Barnaart van Bergen and his collection of dresses inspired by paintings of Mondriaan. (read here) His new collection for autumn and winter 2012 is called Nouveau Fall, and is inspired by French cinema. In 1888 Louis Aimée Augustin Le Prince made the […]

Livly: fashion forward childrens clothing

Earlier this week there was the annual childrens fashion exhibition in Amsterdam. A brand that I feel was missing and which I’m really swooning over is Livly. It’s a fairly new Swedish brand, which made its first appearance in the fall of 2011. Designer Lisa Carroll takes classic pieces and gives them a fun and contemporary […]