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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch fashion- and interiorblogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality, craftsmanship and harmony in colors for interior / design / architecture, haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. I love decorating & bringing beauty and harmony into interiors. I created this blog to share my passion for decorating as well as the many other things which inspire me. From time to time I am also highlighting certain interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers etc. I hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to give a comment on my blogs. I will react back as soon as possible. Best regards, Irene Pouw from Holland.

20 juli 2018

Art: Japanese beauty in Art Déco style by artist Ichiro Tsuruta (02)

While surfing this afternoon on internet I found these beautiful, elegant and colorful paintings from the Japanese visual artist Ichiro Tsuruta. I am really impressed about the beauty he is showing in his work. I wrote MORE BLOGS about his work. Be Inspired by his interesting artwork. 
More about the artist
Ichiro Tsuruta is a Japanese artist born in 1954 in the city of Hondo-shi (current Amakusa-shi), Kumamoto, Japan. He grew up surrounded by rich nature of the Kyushu's Amakusa region. He liked to paint since he was a young boy. He graduated from the department of Graphic Design at Tama Art College and worked on Western style and realistic style illustrations. He then became interested in the concept of beauty in Japanese tradition and Buddhist art. Ichiro's paintings are influenced by ‘Ukiyo-e’ the ancient Japanese paintings of young women such as ‘Utamaro’ and ‘Hokusai’. In fact the Japanese women he has created are the result of the perfect union of European Art Deco and Japanese sensibility. From the inner sense of Ichiro’s beauty are born his illustrations of women or muses, as he calls them. Here beauty, elegance and eroticism meet and interweave. Since 1987 Noevir, cosmetics company of Japan had adopted Tsuruta’s painting of imaginary beauties for their campaign for eleven years. Now he is working mainly as the painter of “Bijinga”, “Butsuga” (Buddhist art) and so on.

19 juli 2018

Exteriors: Create a Summer vibe with an outdoor hanging chair!

While surfing on internet today I found these inviting outdoor hanging chairs. I had immediately a Summer feeling / vibe while looking at these chair. It's from the company Serena & Lily inspired by a Scandinavian design from the 60s. The sculptural frame is crafted from weather-friendly materials with a scooped seat that cradles you as you float. Just add some large cushions with a pop of color and relax ....... Wish you a great Summertime with your loved ones. Enjoy. ♥
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Ph. via The Style Files.

18 juli 2018

Vintage Fashion: Dovima modeling a Venezian gown by Richard Avedon (1958)

Be Inspired by this beautiful photo from Dovima in 1958 by Richard Avedon. She is modeling a Venezian gown and was expecting here her daughter Alison. I always like to see vintage fashion photos from this stylish and elegant fashion model. 
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Sources: Flickr and Pinterest

16 juli 2018

Royals: Kate Middleton & Prince William release Prince Louis's official Christening photos

On April 23rd, 2018 came the news the world had been waiting for - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the proud parents of a baby boy, Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge. The royal baby will be fifth in line to the throne after his brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte. 

Take a look below at these beautiful photos from Prince Louis's official Christening photos. The photos include also a new royal family portrait. In that photo, the couple and Louis are joined by Louis's grandparents, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Louis's big sister and brother Princess Charlotte and Prince George, plus his aunt and uncle Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Be Inspired ......
The family was photographed after last Monday's baptism, at Clarence House's Morning Room following the church ceremony. Matt Holyoak was selected to take the photos and said of the distinction, "I was truly honored at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis and to witness at first hand such a happy event. Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs." 
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Sources: ELLE and VOGUE
Photography: Matt Holyoak