Tag Archives: dress

Textile Art | Fabric Talk

  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

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Boys or girls

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

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Cover-ups and giveaways, an orientation

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

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Pages of a diary

A screenshot taken on the 15th of August last year. Maybe it was a hot day, but I can still relate to it. I have been taken screenshots since I knew how to, for years now. I keep them in a … Continue reading

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Color marathon

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

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Everyday princesses

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

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