This very controversial suitcase caused a big riot this week in the Russian parlament. The communist party asked to demolish the immense building, located in the middle of the red-square in Moscow.
In 1880 Vincent van Gogh decided he wanted to be an artist...
It's just as simple as that. One doesn't have to become an artist, learn about art or produce art. One can just be an artist. We can wake up one day, wondering what to do. We decide to shift our life in a whole new direction. If the world was just black and white, we could do something refreshing and different every single day, just by deciding we wanted it to be that way...
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Last week I sat in the train with this unbearable woman. I'm not fond of criticizing people on my blog but she made me snap inside. As I was enjoying a nice conversation with my friends this woman and her little daughter entered our compartment sweating heavily. She started searching through her luggage moaning and sighing as she couldn't find her reading glasses and her book. Meanwhile me and my friends started talking about literature and I joked I got the best part of fiction on me, that one could ever read: So I showed them the 902 pages thick, September Issue of the American Vogue. The woman across me made a little giggle as she was listening to what we were saying. Not the funny kind of giggle, the judging kind of giggle. Oh no she did not! The woman herself had obviously never even touched an issue of Vogue. Seriously, I could tell from her outfit (and from her daughters', poor thing!). I started explaining my friends that there's so much more to vogue than prada-clutches and this woman seriously had a hard time minding her own buisness as she kept looking at me as if my life was one big joke. I told them that vogue was a work of art and that all the photo-shoots, including the amazing advertisements, where little pieces of inspiration and all very beautiful in their own ways. The September issue is a magnificent combination of journalism, photography, fashion and design. Somehow it seemed as if this woman did not want to understand what I was talking about.
I was dazzled by the fact that there are still so many close-minded people in this world. And their Queen Bitch was sitting across me in my train.
So then it dawned on me that some people still do not understand the concept of fashion. I'm amazed everyday that people can pick something from there wardrobe whit-out even looking at what they're going to wear. That's what fascinates me, what kind of, why and how do people wear their clothes. Fashion is so much more than just some pictures in a magazine. It's something that define's us. It shows who we are. Our age, our heritage, our culture. It is the perfect representation of the era we are living in.
So Miss Bitch, please! If come across you one. more. time. you better have your high heels ready.
Because after all, weather we like it or not: What we wear, even if we don't give a damn thing about it, tells something about who you are.
We are fashion
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September is the January in Fashion. It's the mark of a new beginning. The moment where everybody will be able to say to themselves: This is when I change! Time for that new look. Time for something else. Time for something completely different!
Everybody must know the feeling at the end of august. (Or at least, I do) That moment when you're tired of summer. The freedom, the spare time, the point where you don't know what to do with yourself anymore. It is something in our nature. We need change. After all change is nature. Although we sometimes wish it wasn't. One just has to make sure that these changes are nothing but improvements. We just have to move forward.
To quote Anna Wintour: Fashion Isn't about looking back, it's about looking forward.
That's why I love september. Moving forward and embracing the new you. For me september is all about never staying on the same place for too long. Making sure that your life is always new and exciting. That way it will never bore you. Isn't that idea refreshing?I want to experience a complete free fall. Do like Holly Golightly. Do something you have never done before, every single day. After all, Life's to short to be boring.
To celebrate September I made a little to-do-list:
- I bought myself Vogue's September Issue. (which is 902 pages. That's fourteen pages less than last year. Boohoo)
- I decided to give the blog an entire new look. I'm still working on some minor difficulties but I love the look so far. It's starting to look more like a scrapbook, which was the original idea for my blog. A scrapbook to collect all the images, ideas and inspirations.
- What better way to celebrate a new era of "being me" than VOGUE Fashion's night out!? The fifth of September I'll be in Amsterdam celebrating the new beginning, honoring the concept of change and last but not least: Be fucking fabulous.
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I think we're all familiar with the occasional reactionphotos, meme's, gifs or other kinds of "graphics-meets-bitchyness"-pictures. Being at the top of my game at the most of the time, I always like to do things stylish, and there's one thing that meme's are often not: Stylish. That's why I decided to create my own reactionphotos.
Only the greatest mind can afford a simple style. I guess Gabrielle was talking about this Bauhaus pavilion in Barcelona, when she said that. After all there's a reason why its designer, Mies van der Rohe, is one of the most quoted people in the world. It was he, the German architect, who came up with the phrase: Less is more.
Me and my friend started a discussion yesterday, whether or not it was appropriate to carry a handkerchief. I'm the last one in our group of friends who's starting to get sick. Obviously there's nothing wrong with carrying a handkerchief. They're very convenient. In fact, every real gentleman should carry a proper clean white handkerchief at all times. The real question is: Is it okay to blow your nose in a non-disposable handkerchief?
These pictures were taken in the Parc de la Cituadella in Barcelona. The parc was build for the world-exhibit of 1888. I love the whole 19th century atmosphere. Everything is huge, bombastic and very, very over the top. With all it's fountains and little ponds, it's the perfect park for a perfect summer day.
When the Vuitton suitcase and trunk factory celebrated its 150th birthday in 2004, they organized an invention competition among their employees. Whoever came up with the most brilliant idea for an extravagant suitcase won. One of the winners was the cake-box, but this one is even better. Take a look on what's inside...
These pictures were taken in the amazing Parc Güell. The park was originally meant to become a small village in Barcelona for factory-workers and other people with small income. Sadly nobody wanted to live in such a "strange and modern" park, so it became just a park. A place to rest, walk and enjoy the view. This outfit shows some of the basics that I like to wear on a holiday: Long trousers, a light blouse, moccasins showing a little bit of my ankles and of course my favorite, second hand sunglasses...
As I was recently browsing through my looks on Lookbook I noticed the immense lack of bow-ties. That's rather strange, since I wear them so often, at least once a week. Even on holidays I couldn't leave them at home. This picture's taken in Barcelona where I've been on vacation last week (hence the period of absence last week.)