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This blog has been featuring a lot of my-face-in-yo-face pictures lately, but I couldn't not share this with you - it's my new hairdo! Opinions?

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BYE HAIR



The kids that follow me on twitter already got prepared - I mentioned an appointment with the hairdresser, and it was quite the revolutionary appointment if I have to say so myself..!

Yesterday evening, I cut my hair for charity. This is the very last picture that features my lengthy hairdo, all that's left is a ponytail that will go straight to charity. I decided to donate my hair to be used in a wig for hairless children - may it be children who suffer from Alopecia or children who have hair loss due to cancer therapies.

There used to be a very brave young girl in my school when I was about 10 years old. I still remember her, because she proudly strutted around sporting... Her hairless skin. She wasn't ashamed of her bald head. And there was nothing to be ashamed of, in my opinion - it takes a lot of bravery to be able to walk around like that at an age of such uncertainty, the early start of puberty. Apart from bravery and confidence, it takes a lot of acceptance and support from the environment as well. Sadly enough there still is a taboo on bald women and kids.

My hair will eventually grow back. In some heads it simply won't grow at all, permanent or temporary.
Hair: it's just a bunch of keratin. But to a young kid that bunch of keratin can make them feel a bit human again, and less a 'sick person'. I don't agree with the taboo on baldness, but as long as it exists donations will be needed to provide these kids with free wigs.

For Dutchies who are interested in the story of the charity fund: Stichting Haarwensen has become quite famous over the years but every single straw of hair will be welcomed warmly.

On another note, I will show you the new hair soon soon soon. I happen to be very happy with it, too :) win-win!

Peace out.



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BOOTS MADE FOR WALKING

I've been on the hunt for a good pair of flat black boots for a while now.. It's a staple that I avoided buying for some reason for a few years now.. While every other sane blogger is ranting about how 'ESSENTIAL IT IS TO HAVE GOOD ESSENTIALS!! RAAAH' I just tend to buy everything in pastel, electric blue, and my latest tendency is to buy practically everything in burgundy. Remember this burgundy coloured suit? It has kind of become my uniform in several variations.. I added a vintage sweater, a vintage envelope bag, an American Apparel tee and an AA maxi skirt to my collection of bordeaux galore ever since. Maybe I should have a look at my compulsory colour co-ordinated shopping.. But, today is boots talk!


I will probably be getting myself one of these models sometime soon: I want something chunky to be worn underneath dresses for a little bit of contrast in Spring - I picture a flowy short dress with pastel socks and Doc Martens, for instance. Simple yet KAPOW!

So the big question is.. Should I go with the Docs or go with the Western take on the black boot thing? Voting time!

1. Dr Martens
2. Sendra





More chunky boots (laarzen) here
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DELAY

Dear readers,

Although I promised you a big new refreshment of this website, a few things caused a delay last week. First off I was dealing with huge technical issues that resulted in unaccessibility to my website. It's fixed now (which is the reason why you are able to read this in the first place).
But this weekend something of huge proportions happened to a dear friend, she has gone through a terrible loss a few days ago and she's been on my mind a lot ever since. She knows it's about her the minute she reads this, and she knows that I'll be there for her.

The side effect has been that I haven't been much online these days. I'm rethinking a lot of things - I've been thinking about the fragility of human life, the importance of certain things and people in my own life. I came to the conclusion that I should be so much more thankful for everything in my daily life that I sometimes tend to take for granted - just like everyone does from time to time. The wonderful people like my parents and sisters, my boyfriend, my friends. The more trivial stupid things like my recently decorated room that feels like the perfect home right now. The book that I've been reading that has given me so many new insights. The blouse that I had been craving for ages, bought on sale.
Really taking the time to enjoy the things that make life worth it has been becoming more and more difficult in the fast and hectic life that we are expected to live, but the minute something heart-ripping happens it pulls you back in to reality to remind you of what's important.

It's a reminder to me that I should cherish everything I love. Some things end sooner than you wish for, how unjust that might seem. Reality can be the cruellest, and we'd better get used to that. Go give your parents a hug after reading this, take a minute to open the window and breathe in the cold winter air. Go out and feel alive & loving.. If only for a second. Because the moment you lose something, you will be left with memories and memories only - and it's best to collect as much as possible throughout time.