Mes Dames A/W 12

it goes without saying that i fell in love with the Mes Dames A/W 12 campaign the minute i saw it, since it so beautifully combines my love for classic fashion and art. shot by photographer Anna Malmberg, the campaign takes inspiration from 19th century oil portraits and especially the work of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck. Mes Dames designer Lisa Wikander will be showing her latest collection at Stockholm fashion week this year.

Mes Dames creates women’s wear in the intersection of Nordic minimalism and French sensuality. Using materials of the highest quality combined with fine tailoring, the label aims to provide each wearer with a sense of uniqueness and elegance. Mes Dames collects interesting, characterful women, be they historical heroines, fictional characters or present role models; each collection has its own muse. 

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Young Frankk Giveaway

the giveaway is now closed. winner to be announced soon!


i am sure that you have seen Christine Young’s beautiful jewellery label Young Frankk all over the internet, blogs, pinterest, etsy and here (of course) which is why i am THRILLED to be offering you this giveaway today!

here’s how it’s going to work. (1) have a browse around the Young Frankk shop and leave a comment telling me which piece is your favourite. (2) go to facebook and like Young Frankk. that’s it. if your name gets picked next Tuesday 24 July you’ll be walking away with the piece of your choice!

please note that this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the US your package might be subject to your country’s import duties and taxes. giveaway closes tuesday 24 july.

Coffeeklatch

Coffeeklatch is run by Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen who have what they call “creative chitchat” with interesting creative entrepreneurs in their homes or daily working environments. Coffeeklatch means ‘slow journalism using a fast medium’. i particularly loved their interview with garden designers Bart & Pieter.

Green is the new black. Just ask Bart Haverkamp and Pieter Croes who turned their love for nature into a beautiful profession. With their green thumbs they are able to create a unique environment, with the garden as their playground. We meet up for coffee in their loft and atelier, which is really a stunning green and quiet oasis in the city. In the afternoon we head off to their holiday home in the countryside. It’s not surprising to state that green is the red thread in their lives, for nature is everywhere.

all images courtesy of Coffeeklatch

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