Tuesday, October 19

au revoir

i'm quitting this blog for now.

i do have a tumblr, on which i'm posting frequently:

Wednesday, September 8

Tuesday, August 31

I just started a tumblr.... here I will post random things that inspire me in whatever way. there are just so many beautiful pictures, drawings and texts out there that one easily can forget. especially texts.

so now I'm quite busy with three blogs.

Tuesday, August 24

comme un oiseau

and then suddenly you're in a different country, lifestyle and culture all together...

for my explorings of the unknown, please follow Cent Cinquante Jours.

Saturday, August 14



Only one week of summer holiday left...

Around the first of September, university starts again for me, though not in my usual 'safe' Dutch surroundings. In a week I'll be leaving for Denmark, where I will continue my studies abroad. Such an adventure for me!

Wednesday, May 19


Today this lovely-lovely package fell on my doormat and I just had to take pictures. A few days ago I ordered the journal and the 3 notebooks at the webshop Collected by Tas-ka. Jantien and Hester are the owners, and next to their own lovely designs (the tree card, the wrapping paper and the tape), they sell the loveliest stationery, books, (vintage) furniture and other gorgeousness. And their parcels are such a treat: it felt like my birthday, opening presents! Thank you, Tas-ka!

Sunday, May 16

Masculine femininity. Or: Shades of brown

Weheartit, Majpaj, Jak & Jil, Garance Doré, and other sources that I unfortunately cannot remember.

Isn't it interesting how today women tend to dress like men, but that in the 1800s and even before, it was the other way around? Men even wore corsets in order to have a tiny waist. And heeled shoes, knee socks, make-up, wigs... Can you imagine?

So odd.

Makes me think about femininity and masculinity differently. Are they rigid, solid? Is there even a difference, in a non-biological sense?

Friday, April 30

Frankie, dear

All from weheartit

I fell in love with Frankie. Head over heels. It's just that... these long distance relationships... they do not really work. Otherwise we could have shared my bicycle and have had a summer picnic in a field of flowers.

Saturday, April 24

God save the Queen's birthday

This 'Koninginnedag', or Queen's Day, I will be searching the flea markets for...

... little figurines

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... which will fit nicely in a wooden 'letterbak' (is that 'type case' in English?). Preferably the right one, but most common is the left one.

... picture frames

... and vintage leather bags.

And anything else pretty that says 'pick me!'

Wednesday, April 7

La Garçonne

Painting by Lisa Rucker, Alexa Chung, Pandora, Chanel, Chloé.

Spring longing is pastels, suits and nouvelle vague.
And a bit of this.

Thursday, January 28


Favourite Lula picture.

Sunday, January 17

Spring comes early this year

All See by Chloe pictures from chloe.com

Longing for bare legs, blossoming trees and the sun warming my face. The fashion world doesn't really help either, selling their spring collections in the midst of winter... See by Chloe looks so nice this season. I love-love the coat and pants in the above pictures. I'm also anxiously waiting for A.P.C. to show their lookbook. I already saw their men's accessories line: the messenger bags are just too lovely. Perfect for school.

Des anniversaires

Pre-birthday birthday cheesecake. Homemade, with a little help from Jamie Oliver (well, his cookbook obviously). Incredibly rich, but very tasty. I also made apple cinnamon cake with whipped cream, which was good as well, better even. We celebrated me and my little brother's almost-birthdays for family this weekend. More celebrations and cake next weekend. Not unpleasant, no.

Friday, January 15

Life is like a box of chocolates...

... You never know what you're gonna get. This quote of Forrest Gump certainly counts for thrift shops. I love this small chest of drawers and the embroidery wall hanging, both bought in said shops. When I saw the cabinet in the shop a few years ago, it made me all overexcited like a toddler. Cabinets of this quality usually don't sell for just five euros! The things people give away to charity.. don't stop!

And now, off to bed.

Thursday, January 7

I'm a fool.. to want you

Christy Turlington, inspiration: Jean Seberg

I just keep playing this song over and over again...

Sunday, January 3


I would have never claimed to be a 'bag' girl, but after some proper reviewing of my closet, I might have to reconsider that statement. I have at least 30 of them, collected over about 5 years. Most of them are second-hand from thrift stores, flea markets and hand-me-downs. And they don't even get the love they deserve, see how they are stock-piled like logs... I couldn't bear to sell them, though...

Friday, January 1

In 2010 I will...

Those dancing days

1. procrastinate less *
2. read more books
3. continue to eat my veggies
4. create more pretty things

Usually, I never have good intentions for the new year. They never seem to work (for me, or anyone I know, really). But I'm willing to give it a go this year. Who knows?

* Edit (16.28): I sort of already broke this one... today. I'm horrible, like I said. However, I will not give up immediately. Since they are not rules that can be broken, really. They are more like guidelines... right?


Happy new year! Let's hope this year will be better than all years past.