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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 augustus 2018

Art: Japanese beauty in Art Déco style by artist Ichiro Tsuruta (04)

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.

18 augustus 2018


Highlights from the Couture fashion show from Viktor & Rolf for the season Spring/Summer 2017, seen at Paris Fashion Week. Be Inspired .......

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Source: VOGUE

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin ♥

Aretha Franklin was one of the most iconic voices in music history and a brilliant artist. Over the course of her decades-long career, she inspired countless musicians and fans and created a legacy that paved the way for a long line of strong female artists. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Aretha. ♥
You Tube song: I say a little prayer.
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Sources: You Tube, The New York TimesThe Guardian and Coveteur

17 augustus 2018

Fashiontrends: Circle Bags, seen at the catwalks for S/S 2018

We noticed that the Spring/Summer 2018 catwalks declared the new season be full of circle bags. Circle bags that will take you from the beach, through the daytime and out to the party. Circular silhouettes appeared at Chloé, Saint Laurent, Mansur Gavriel, disco spheres at Chanel and Céline, as well as round straw bags at Ulla Johnson and Vivienne Tam. Be Inspired .......
#fashiontrends #circlebag at Saint Laurent S/S 2018
#fashiontrends #circlebag at Chanel S/S 2018

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Source: VOGUE

Photography: Let's Travel and Explore Port Hercules, Monaco

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Photo © Monaco Press Center