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Tag Archives: dress
Thinking of my outfit for a work party next Tuesday. Battle dress. Made me wonder, Versace… just how fast is my seamstress? 😉
A page from the full trend report on next season, autumn winter 2018, for sale at Patternbank. The preview is tiny, but radiant.
Illustrations by Izak Zenou, for Susan Miller’s Year Ahead 2018 Wall Calendar . I chose images that somehow spoke to me, telling me a story about a woman you could find in front of the Guggenheim Museum, with an eye for … Continue reading
From the virtual shopwindow of Vlisco’s Boutique, here’s a selection of designs from the top 25 best selling fabrics. Knowing, the women buying this African wax cloth often decide on a fabric because of the symbolic design; the pattern … Continue reading
Preparing for a photo shoot with the theme Duch Masters I saw a documentary on tv about the Dutch village of Marken, which used to be an island. It told the story of a small community losing its traditions after … Continue reading
I am half way my life – considering I feel 88 is the limit, I am orienting the second half already – and I always felt you should never stop learning. Apparently this a a belief at the heart of Japanese culture … Continue reading
Looking out of the front window this morning I saw no end of colorful sporty outfits on parade, and I realized it’s the Amsterdam Marathon today! Our house is on the edge of the city centre, about 7 kilometers from the … Continue reading
In the children’s section of our library I came across this wonderful book of costume illustrations by French artist Joëlle Jolivet. It is a mega size book showing costumes from everywhere, through times and ages and the images are grouped … Continue reading