dinsdag 30 oktober 2012

a piece of me part four

it's a family affair

So as usual (my family will relate to this) I have been digging up some photos and stuff from the past. I don't know what it is, but there's something about old stuff that really fascinates me. Okay so I like old junk, that's true. But for me it is about a whole lot more. Traveling in time is impossible (I assume - if you know better, please tell me!), so in order to take a glance at the past, we only have stuff, videos and photos...right? When I dig up old stuff, it's like time traveling. I wonder how life was 30, 60 or even 100 years ago. What would your daily routine be like? Would you go to school/work? What would your ambitions be in life? 
This makes for one hell of an interesting comparison: to see the difference and resemblance with our daily lives. Are we really that different since the invention of the .... (fill in the dots). I don't think so, but we do have other needs that come along with different lifestyles. If you put it like this, looking at the past is looking at the future as well. Makes you think, right? 
That's enough chit chat for now please enjoy these treasures I found of members of my family when they were younger. 


mom, dad and 'little' brother

blonde dad


vrijdag 12 oktober 2012

fashion designer Chichi luo

Chichi luo 

Chichi luo is a China based fashion designer, blogger, photographer, illustrater and buddist. She is extremely versatile to say the very least. Chichi attended College of Fashion in London where she studied Fashion Design Technology Womenswear. 

Her graduation collection was inspired by artisanal traditions.She says: 'This Spring/Summer collection is inspired by my trip to Tibet in China last summer. The colour palette is based on photographs, which have taken by myself during the trip. The selected colours are bright, vivid, and energetic, which represent Tibetan people's kindness, boldness, faith and passion to their religion. I bravely play with these colours, and get lots of unique results by using different hand dye techniques. 

 The silhouette of this collection is based on what Tibetan people are wearing, which inspires me to do lots of draping through this collection by using flexible fabric, such as silk chiffon and silk jersey. I then draped and layered them up, to create a new look for Tibetan people. 

I was inspired by Tibetan women's braided hair. I transferred this idea on to part of my clothes by developing to complicated handcraft techniques such as macramé and knotting. That is why you can see lots of amazing macramé pieces in this collection. Also there are many colourful wooden beads at the end of each rope on macramé, which symbolized the beautiful Buddha prayer beads.'
 Photography for this graduation collection was done by Tina Zhang

Autumn Winter 2012 collection
For the upcoming autumn/winter season Chichi developed a collection inspired by a previous visit to the Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. 
After this inspiring visiting, she fell in love with the atmosphere of modern people come across this historical country house, discover the beauty of polish which left from years passing of time. She took these inspirations for her collection by focusing on the interior elements at Wimpole including antiques from different periods, curtains in amazing textiles, paintings and vintage crystal lamps, and combine them to modern clean silhouettes. Crystal glass, tassels, furniture fabrics and mohair are frequently used in the whole collection.
For her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection she did the photography and styling all by herself. 

more info: http://chichiluo.com/

donderdag 11 oktober 2012

sugary tunes ellie goulding - anything could happen

cool stuff: we are hairy people

we are hairy people

We are hairy people make hand painted apparel. WAHP is run by Sarah Caulfield, a 23 year old youth worker and painter. She started the company in the spring of 2012, having no fashion or business education and with no money. Since then she has come a long way already, her items are now sold at Asos marketplace and some other exciting things are coming as well.

more info: http://wearehairypeople.tumblr.com/about

woensdag 3 oktober 2012

sugary tunes kodaline - all i want

Kodaline is a group of four guys from Dublin (Ireland). All i want is the third song from the Kodaline EP. The video shows a man struggling for acceptance in life. Shooting the video only cost 500 pounds. Imagine that with artists all around spending thousands of euro's/pounds/dollars on videos!

for more info go to: www.kodaline.com

trends & textiles four

Here it is: trends & textiles part four. 
I truly believe that when it comes to trendforecasting, colors and textiles are so very important. Ever since i was a little girl, i seem to be drawn to them. You would not believe the amount of textiles and colorcards you will find under my bed. 
So in this part of trends and textiles, I am showing you my latest treasures i found while visiting a lot of vintageshops, markets, museums and well a whole lot more. It's all about warm comfy fabrics and deep & rich colors. 
If you have any questions/remarks please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a message down below.