zondag 20 november 2016

VINTAGE FINDS: COACH Duffle Bag 9166

Question: if someone would suddenly rush up to you to ask you: ‘<insert name>, what are you actually good at in life?’. What would you answer? 

I’ve thought about it. And for me, one of the things that I’m actually very, very good at - and it’s unfortunately not something to be proud of - is… procrastinating. Some examples. Procrastination on studying for an important test, which makes me have to set my alarm at 2AM to study all night long (in order to save myself from total failure). Procrastination on leaving my house, which makes me running late everywhere I go. And procrastination on buying a descent leather bag, which made me walk around for almost 4 years (!) with canvas bags like a hobo. 

About that last one. Some people might see buying a bag as a moment of joy. I do not. Buying a bag - or actually the preceding never-ending search for that bag - is horror with a big H. Because you’ll wear the bag practically every day, it has to suit you perfectly. The color, the model, the quality, the amount of space - everything matters. And finding that perfect bag my friends, is a hell of a job. So the procrastination begins.

Fortunately, once upon a time there was a brand named COACH, who decided to make a few duffle bags back in the 80s. And fortunately, an American woman had bought one of those bags but decided in the summer of 2016 that she should sell it on eBay because she had never worn it. And fortunately, I looked coincidentally on eBay and it was love at first sight. And from that moment, we decided to spend the rest of our lives together. No more canvas bags for me. End of story.
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maandag 14 november 2016

LOOKBOOK: Rock 'N Roll

It’s safe to say that the punk subculture has taken over this fashion season. Everywhere you go, you’ll see for example choker necklaces, patent leather, flame prints and heavy metal band tees. And I can’t complain, because I absolutely love this trend! It’s a great way to experiment with your style - to step out of your comfort zone. To release your inner rock chick!

For quite some time I was looking for a heavy metal band tee. Eventually I came across a webshop (allposters.com) which sells a bunch of random stuff with prints on it. A hidden gem actually, because besides the printed posters, puzzles, paintings, clocks, etc., they also sell hundreds of perfect band tees for almost nothing.

I picked out a tee from the former heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Throw this tee on and I'll guarantee you, bad-ass bitch feeling right away! I combined the shirt with a pair of black trousers which I customized myself. I’ve cut the sides a bit open and added a few safety pins. To neutralize the look a bit, I finished with a pair of white Stan Smiths. What do you think?

donderdag 10 november 2016

LOOKBOOK: Key Pieces

The base of every wardrobe should consist of a few key pieces. Timeless, essential and classic garments from which you can build up every outfit. Think about a good pair of jeans, a white oversized tee, a LBD, a white button-up shirt and a black leather bag. Together they form a factor of stability - keeping balance in your outfit.

Invest in them! Both time and money. Since these garments are the base of your closet, it is essential that they suit you perfectly and that you feel confident and confortable in them. They should feel like your second skin.

But finding the perfect key pieces is easier said than done. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. So much choice - but you have to keep looking until you find that perfect match. It will take some time, but once you’ve found it, it will be totally worth it. And I know from experience, because today - after a long, long search - I’m finally able to proudly present my new white button-up shirt! It’s classic, 100% cotton and has the perfect fit. 

About the outfit. Because the base of the outfit is very simple (shirt x jeans), I wanted to spice it a bit up with a little detail. A glitter sock here, a colorful neckerchief there. I finished the look with a pair of black pointed booties.