STYLE IN SKETCHES // Iekeliene Stange

Made a new painting last night.. First time in years that I used traditional water colour paint in a sketch! Anyway, it's a portrait of the wonderful Dutch model Iekeliene Stange, wrapped up in a.. Well, it's a sleeping bag. It's the opening picture of an editorial from the Dutch Avant Garde called 'The New Nomad' - featuring puffy sleeping gear as dresses.

I still decided to put this erm, interesting sleeping bag outfit in the Style in Sketches section, because it would be typically Stange for her to dress up in such an original way in real life. Maybe I'll create an inspiration post evolving around her personal style, because her way of dressing would definitely deserve that. I hardly ever see her show up on blogs but she has a unique sense of fashion.

I used regular 4H to 6B graphite pencils for the sketch, outlined it with black POSCA acrylic markers and painted the whole thing with water colour paint. Finished off the highlights with a white POSCA acrylic fine liner.

More Style in Sketches to come!


OUTFIT // The burgundy suit

Wearing vintage burgundy blazer, ZARA blouse, jeans from my boyfriends old closet, Primark flats, ZARA bag, H&M necklace, vintage jewellery, DIY branch bracelets

Ph. by zhe boyfriend

Wore this outfit to a dinner night out with zhe boy last month. I was on the hunt for a burgundy coloured pair of jeans/trousers for a while.. It had to match perfectly with the jacket in order to give that ultimate Suit Illusion. But after months of fruitless searching, I suddenly realized that the perfect jeans had been laying under my bloody nose all the time..

I bought this pair of jeans for zhe boyfriend, back in 2008 when it was still really cool for guys to wear coloured skinny jeans.. Don't get me wrong, I have a weak spot for men in coloured trousers, but this stuff is SO. SKIN. TIGHT. I have come to realize why he never wore it (apart from the fact that he thought it was too gay... Which I don't consider to be a bad thing because my all of my gay friends are really stylish. Anyway, couldn't get that into his mind). I think we were still in that early stage of a relationship in which you can only say 'thank you! It's fantastic, it's great, oh my god it's too sweet of you!!!!' when your girlfriend slash boyfriend gives you a present - although you silently think 'damnit am I supposed to wear that?!' Sounds familiar?

Anyway, back to this particular post. Saw a really cute DIY on making yourself a bracelet out of a few twigs at a Pair and a Spare and decided to give it a try. Lovely idea but I think I did something fundamentally wrong on the gold painting job because the paint coming off within a few hours of wearing.. Ah well, I guess that's my fault. Still need to show you my epically failed paint-an-ugly-purple-chandelier-in-a-minimalistic-white-hue project. Erm, on second thought, not gonna show you haha.

Hardcore food porn to come your way, we had the most delicious dinner evahhrrr. But for now I'll need to get back to studying, much love. ♥

LIFE // Soul food

The food I devoured while wearing this. Didn't spoil one bit of the dishes on my white shirt (for a change) - but that's because the restaurant could practically send the empty plates back into the kitchen closet without having to wash them: we left them completely clean.


OUTFIT // Butterflies

Wearing Vila parka, ZARA kimono, Jane Norman top, vintage leather shorts, ZARA bag, H&M necklace, Primark two-finger ring

Ph. Sabrina

These shots were taken at the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam last month, in the butterfly gardens. Shame I didn't bring my own camera, because I think it's a challenge to try and capture wildlife at it's best. I tried telling the butterflies to hold their pose for a while, but that sadly enough works better on humans (most of the time). I didn't last too long in the Zoo though, I always get pretty itchy because most animals are obviously unhappy.

One day I will put on my ninja suit, and free those poor animals Madagascar style. Hiiaaaaaya!

By the way, still some hours left to join my GIVEAWAY!


OUTFIT // Sexy back & summer tears

Little Dragon - Summertearz

Wearing French Connection breton sweater, H&M skirt, belt and shoes, River Island coat, vintage men's hat

These pictures aren't the best of quality, but I still wanted to show you. Because this is probably the last time that I will be wearing this brand-new sweater out like it's supposed to be this year - with a bare back for that POW effect when you turn your back around.

That's why today's song is called Summertearz - I think I haven't gotten the best out of last season. I mean, I should have been wandering around in - and this is something I recently got out of an interview - what Michael Kors would call ovary length (in other words: SHORT) skirts and shorts while I still had the chance! Not that the weather has been this muy fantastico last Summer.. But now that my legs will freeze off the minute I even try to step out in those previously mentioned shorty items, I kind of regret not having gone through that slight bit of cold from the past months. My extremities are lacking sun (and so is my back since I got this shirt - it really wanted to get out of it's usual covered-ness all of a sudden D: )

Fall hasn't given me that Fall-ish feeling of wooly satisfaction yet - it has left me in a state of dissatisfaction about having to dress up in those itchy sweaters. Sadly enough, our Dutch Autumns aren't like the American kind. Those gorgeous and weird shorts-with-ankle-boots-and-a-thick-sweater outfits just. Don't. Work. Here.Which is booo.

Maybe my first hot chocolate with whipped cream of the season will help me get in the mood. And while I'm at it slurping down some calories, you shouldn't forget to join the small giveaway I'm hosting. You have until next Sunday!

See you in a few days. ♥


GIVEAWAY // For the romantics (CLOSED)

I got an email from the girls from a new webshop called La Petite Plume some time ago - and I was enthusiastic about their skills! All the jewellery in their small webshop is handmade by Anouck and Nieke, the creators of La Petite Plume. They have only started their shop two months ago, so their collection is relatively small - the jewellery is mainly based on romantic handmade little roses and bows. And with prices starting at 2,- the costs won't blow up your romantic mood either.

I think it's great to support small projects like this, and the girls have sent me a set of cute bracelets to give away!

It's easy to join. Simply do the following:

1. Go to the La Petite Plume webshop and tell me which product is your favorite. Will take you less than a minute.
2. Follow me through bloglovin', or facebook, or via google friend connect.
3. Leave your comment down here with your name, email and off course your favorite product!

Since it's only a small giveaway, it will end next Sunday. So cast your vote on your favorite product now!

Good luck!


OUTFIT // London.. Again

Wearing an old H&M shirt, Monki skirt, H&M necklace, souvenir jewellery and old ZARA bag

I'm a bad, bad blogger. Too occupied with 2372892 other things to do, plus university.
My apologies. Hope you still like me dearies :c

More forgotten London pictures. I promise these are the last ones (ha ha ha, I'm lying).

That's all, gotta run off again. ♥