Make-Up & Hair Trends Fall/Winter 2015

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A couple of weeks ago in Amsterdam I had an interesting chat with two talented ladies who are specialized in make-up & hair (MUAH) styling.
While Natalia and Elena were helping me to create a look for that evening (I was invited to the Global Denim Awards in Amsterdam), I had time to ask them some questions on the latest trends in MUAH for the fall/winter 2015-2016. Continue Reading

“Flowers are my biggest inspiration…” Anush Sahakyan

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My today’s column of interviews with young and talented fashion designers is about Armenian designer Anush Sahakyan. Bright, colorful and daring, her creations caught the hearts of local fashionistas – from popular tv presenters till young fashion lovers. Continue Reading

HOW WOMEN DRESS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

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Due to the globalization of fashion nowadays we have the same selection of brands and stores almost everywhere we travel. However, the same pair of jeans is styled differently in different countries.
For this post I have interviewed my friends from France, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Germany and The Netherlands.  They were very kind to help me out and describe the styles in their countries. Based on their description I recreated the typical looks of women for each of these countries. Continue Reading

ARCHITECTURAL FASHION: INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER JUDITH VAN VLIET

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Today in my column of interviews I am happy to present a Dutch fashion designer Judith van Vliet. I met Judith during the Amsterdam Fashion Week in January 2015. The interesting mix of architectural and organic forms of her designs caught my attention already from a distance. After a short talk about the collection and inspiration behind it, we agreed to continue our discussion later in the form of a special interview for the blog. Continue Reading

FROM SMARTPHONE TO SMART DRESS: HI TECH COUTURE

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Intelligent and interactive clothing, high-tech fabrics, clothes with fully integrated computers…It is hard to believe that a time will come where technologically sophisticated garments will become part of our everyday wear. However, a lot of research and work on technology in fashion has already been done and still continues in this field.
Electronic couturier and innovator Anouk Wipprecht is one of the pioneers in the field of technological couture. Her designs move, breath and react to the environment around them.
Read my interview with Anouk Wipprecht on magazine.modelboard.com >

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Always Surprising: Marlous de Roode

Today my column of interviews with young and talented fashion designers is about Dutch accessory designer Marlous de Roode. Her designs are refreshing, conceptual, and always surprising. Continue Reading

“The nature is my biggest inspiration” Iveta Burenkovaite

Today in my column of interviews with young and talented designers I am happy to present Lithuanian artist Iveta Burenkovaite and her label Iveta Silk Art.
For already a year Iveta presents her creations on silk, revealing the beautiful magic of silk art. Inspired by nature, Iveta’s work reflects her vision of beauty and harmony in nature. Continue Reading