Archive | January, 2012

~ balmain pre-fall 2012 ~

30 Jan

“Comfy” was the word he used at an informal presentation at Balmain’s offices. Blazers and bombers came in men’s proportions, and he showed loose pajama pants in quilted silk or dévoré velvet.” –

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~ style transformer ~

26 Jan

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~ love to love ~

25 Jan

Love to love.

A paradise for any magazine or book lover… Comptoir de l’Image is the one and only hidden treasure in Paris.

About the size of a postage stamp, every nook and cranny is filled to the brim; Paris Vogue, Numero, Dutch, vintage designer look books– it seems like every uber-cool publication can be found among the rare fashion and photography books here.  I can’t imagine any other place I would want to spend a rainy afternoon in Paris.

However, I wouldn’t bring a friend, it’s so small they may not be able to fit both of you!

Comptoir de l’Image

44 rue de Sévigné, 3e, Marais, Paris, 75003


A little high glam to get you through the night…

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~ the exchange amsterdam ~

25 Jan

Varoius rooms

Tailor’s Dummy by INA & MATT

Room 406: Epaulettes by Malu Gehner

Pleats room by Paul Hanraets

Unaware Reality by Iris Kloppenburg

Building a View by Anne Wolters

Misunderstood Creatures by Roos Soetekouw

Manray’s eyes by INA & MATT

“Amsterdam hotel, The Exchange, has 61 rooms, ranging from 1 to 5 stars. Each room has been designed and dressed by graduates and alumni of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). The rooms are as diverse and inspiring, as the neighborhood the hotel lies in.The romantic at heart can fall asleep in a Marie Antoinette-inspired room where a huge dress drapes over the walls and unto the bed. Or, if you prefer a more minimal look, opt for a room that is based on the old fairy tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes.

Hotel The Exchange is a concept by Suzanne Oxenaar and Otto Nan, initiators of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. Hotel The Exchange is part of ‘The Red Carpet,’ an urban-renewal project that is aimed at giving the Damrak a more diverse and fashionable look.” – The Exchange

Kewwwwl, right?

More inside specific rooms after the jump!

I Still Remember by Sofie Sleumer

Mestiza by Juanita Koerts

Urban Crafts by Anne Wolters

Eighties room by Roos Soetekouw

City camouflage by Anne Wolters

Wall Flower by Iris Kloppenburg

( Images via The Exchange &  Mirjam Bleeker for Yatzer )

~ spotted: shoulder bag ~

24 Jan

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~ oh, jessica! ~

22 Jan

The dress is stunning, but did she have to wear those shoes (when her feet are squeezing out of them.) It’ s all in the details ladies!


~ wave rider ~

22 Jan

(Chris Burkard for Surfer Magazine)

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