dinsdag 19 augustus 2014

Wedding dress nr. 6

With this dress I asked myself if it is wedding or gala appropriated.  I think it could work  perfectly on both occasions, depending on the color or fabric you use. The back of the dress is open and strings go from the neck to the waist. I would want to make the strings from Swarovski crystals, so it looks like you have rain falling down on your back. However, I do wonder if it could work with so many crystals. Maybe it makes the dress too heavy, but hey, it’s a drawing, it’s fantasy,  everything  goes! 

Do you like the idea of having a soft silk wedding dress with light and simmering crystals dripping from you back? I love to know your opinion.

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014


Traveling tip nr. 1. Don’t go to Thailand when you have a more fuller figured and think you will buy some bikinis there.  I did and it’s impossible to find a bikini top that actually covers-up what its supposed to cover. After shopping for hours in Bangkok I found one top and one bottom that worked for me. The rest of my bikini’s singles I bought back at home during the summer sales. All pieces are from H&M.

I completely stepped away from the idea that a bikini needs to be a matching set . I buy tops and bottoms,  the more they miss match the better.

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014

Back from Thailand

beach love sunset thailand

I fell in love, and I fell in love hard. The food, the people and of course the weather. So many colors, so many smiles. My boyfriend had to drag me back on to the airplane. I just didn’t want to leave this amazing country.

We spent a fair share of our time in the amazing shopping malls and I noticed there that Thai women have such a great fashion style. Very feminine,  elegant  and all in their very  own unique way. I saw so many garments that said “buy me! You need me!” But I had to make a selection, also due to the fact I already had a full suitcase. ( And to be fair, most didn’t fit my Dutch ass or boobs ). But It was still a very inspiring experience to get a sense of the Asian fashion and beauty industries.

While I couldn’t  go crazy on the out-fit shopping, I did went all the way with my beauty shopping. Soon I ‘ll post my beauty findings from Thailand. But I can tell you this, if you’re a beauty freak,  Asia is the place to go! They are very into to anti-aging, so much that they even sell anti-aging juice with collagen to drink! Are you getting old and wrinkled up (and bothered by it), go to Thailand!

Mostly I ‘ll miss the food, and the so amazing ability to eat healthy, fresh and cheap on holiday. And also the food tasted so fabulous. We became full-on foodies in Thailand and tried (almost) everything. Back In the Netherlands I ran off to the Asian shop right away and cooked up some Thai food. However good, still not the same, miss you Thai food.

beach Bangkok love cooking class fun sunset adventure romance

My overall conclusion! Can’t wait to go back!

zondag 20 juli 2014

Comme un

Fran├žaise! I feel very French in this look. Probably because the of the Breton tripe, the red nail polish and the complete lack of accessories. Only missing a French bread, barrette and  the Eiffel tower to make this a perfect look. 
The skirt is made by me (check pattern here). The shirt is COS and sandals are DKNY.

zondag 29 juni 2014

Wedding dress nr. 5

This is a constructed dress where I have my doubt if its right for a wedding dress or if it should be worn as a gala dress. I‘m letting you be the judge of that.

This design looks like a kind of a swirl. The dress starts at the right shoulder and twists around the body like a wrap.  I always loved designs like that are constructed like a swirl around the body. (like this Diordress)   It shapes perfect around the curves of a woman and is therefore also perfect for more curvier ladies. There are no horizontal or vertical line, but the line twists around the body. I think this goes well with the natural round shapes of our body’s.  

Could you see yourself get married in a dress like this or is it more “gala” let me know in the comments.

shop shop shop

Last month I was in a unhappy place in my life. So I went to visit my parents and brothers in Brussels. My mom had the instant solution to all my problems, shop shop shop.
Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit, cause I don't like shopping.  For that we only went to one shop, COS store at Avenue Louisa (its sound such more chic when I use the French name).  The reason I only shop here is tree folded.  1. Good quality  2. Good basic stuff  3. With always a funky twist.  We picked up so many things to try on that my mom even got into a quarrel about only allowing 7 pieces in the changing room. Eventually the shop lady just looked the other way.

Here you see the one of the outfits I bought then.  So no sewing this time. I love the top. The shape is very simple with this amazing print. Super colorful. And because of the quality I feel so chic in it. The skirt is a bit of an A-line shape, but I like to call it a tulip’ing shape. It complies completely with the funky twist I so much love about COS design.  I finished the look with white ballerina shoes and my pink gold bracelet.

So my tip of the day, stop wasting time with shopping (except when you enjoy it), find a COSstore and you will be fine. 


When my mother in-law goes on holyday she always brings back gifts. Mostly it’s fun funky jewelry from some African country, but this time she brought home this precurial thing. If you are Arabic you probably already know what it is.

But guess what?

It’s a lip “stick”. She brought it home from her vacation in Morocco. Where women in remote areas use it as a lip coloring.

You wet your finger and rub it on the top if it. Then some reddish color comes of and you smear it on your lips. It gives a very natural color, but it’s far from a “western” lipstick, which gives a more  lasting color and is also a lot more moisturizing.

Still it is a fun curiosity to have! So thanks to my mother-in law for buying it!