Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ready for Spring!

I'm ready for Spring! Actually I've been ready... But it's freezing cold right now, so I guess these brightly coloured things have to cheer me up! If you're interested in buying them, please visit the following websites:

Chair by Il Mondo Stijl 
Sneakers by New Balance, Autumn/Winter collection 2012-13
All Star sneakers by Converse 
Cocktails by Fusion Bar
Turquoise boot by Edith & Ella, Autumn/Winter collection 2012-13
Yellow "Isabel" bag by Ipa-Nima

Monday, January 30, 2012

Custo Barcelona A/W 12/13

The autumn/winter 2012-13 collection by Custo Barcelona was more 'subdued' than I expected. Custo is of course famous for the multicouloured dresses and t-shirts. This time around though there was a lot of black, brown and rusty red tones. There were even some total black looks; now who would have thought that? But all the looks got one very bright finishing touch: orange lips!

The collection was a mixture between a demure lady, an innocent school girl and a rock & roll groupie, showing ultra short mini skirts, biker jackets, sexy boots, an animal print coat (loved it!), secretary glasses and cool felt hats.

For more information on Custo Barcelona, please visit:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

People... Singer Do & friend

Here you see the Dutch singer Do (Dominique) Rijpma van Hulst and a friend at the red carpet of the Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Do (on the left) is not only very talented & pretty, but also a very nice person! A combination you don't come across that often in showbizz!
And... she is always dessed so stylish; I love the combination of black, white and off-white!

Want to see or hear more of Do? Check out her website:

Amsterdam Fashion Week

Oh the thrill of it... I love Amsterdam Fashion Week! Beautiful people, beautiful outfits, great goodie bags and of course... bubbles everywhere (as in Piper-Heidsieck champagne). 

It's "seen and be seen" so I had some pre-show stress, figuring out what to wear. But with the Dutch weather going below zero, it's was all about staying warm!

What I liked about this edition especially, was the small couture exhibition in the lobby of the Westergasfabriek, showcasing the cream of the crop: Claes Iversen, Ilja Visser, Richard Sorger, Marga Weimans and others.

For more information on Amsterdam Fashion Week, please visit:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

People... Ebru

This is Ebru, who I met during Amsterdam Fashion Week. She was wearing Ted Baker, from head to toe. Usually I'm not a big fan of a one-brand-look, but Ebru pulls it off! ps. Her smile is her best accessory!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cocktails anyone? Yes, at the Fusion Bar!

These cocktails are (were...) to die for!!! They are made by Cristian Guitti from The Barman Project and served at the gorgeous Fusion Bar in Florence, Italy. 

Cristian is so creative, you won't believe it! He combines unusual ingredients in his cocktails, making them truly unforgettable. Ginger, cucumber, celery, honey, limoncello... you name it.

You can simply tell him what you like and don't like and he'll come up with a personalized cocktail. Or you can just pick one from the very extended drinks menu. They complement the fusion dishes perfectly.

Next time you're in Firenze, stop by!
For more information, please visit:

Or read my previous article on The Fusion Bar: 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ipanema or Ipa-Nima?

Ah Ipanema... not only a beautiful place and song ("The girl from Ipanema")... but also a fabulous handbag collection!
Oh well... Ipa-Nima that is. But besides the different spelling, the feeling is the same: tropical, extravagant, exuburant, vivacious, energetic and... sexy!

Shown here is the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
For more information, please visit: 
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Photos courtesy of SO PR for Ipa-Nima