About Me

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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.

06 april 2020

Flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture show from S/S 2018 (Part 02)

Be inspired by these flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture collection for Spring/Summer 2018 by Maria Grazia Chiuri and presented at Paris Fashion Week. See our favorite looks from the catwalk to discover below. For the other blogs I wrote about her fantastic work, see HERE.


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Sources: Arc Street Journal and DIOR

04 april 2020

ART: Beautiful artwork by artist Francoise de Felice (Part 2)

While surfing on internet this morning I found this beautiful artwork from the French artist Francoise de Felice. Love her refined painting as well as her coloruse. I published earlier PART 01. Be Inspired .......
More about the artist:
Françoise de Felice, descendant of an Italian father and French mother, was born in Paris where she lived until she was 20 years of age. As a child Françoise de Felice was introduced to art by her grandmother. Later whilst at the Sorbonne she also attended the Beaux Arts. Her initial introduction was to that of Impressionism. 

Françoise de Felice then left France for Sicily where she found that the French Impressionism was not enough. There she developed her own style, letting go of the well worn paths in order to create her own style. Inspired by the magnificence of The Sicilian baroque and the light of the island she reached out further to an almost liquid yet precise line. Her style derives both from instinct and depth of thought. The compositions of her paintings are an introspective story, one of self analysis. 

After a number of comings and goings between the mediterranean and France, Françoise de Felice settled on the Ile de France close to Paris. Her works have been exhibited well in France and also Europe in Padua, Rome, London, Paris and Geneva.
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02 april 2020

Hello April ......

Hello April ..... May God protect us in these difficult times of the Coronavirus. 💜
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Flashbacks from the couture fashionshow by Ralph & Russo S/S 2018 (Part 02)

Be Inspired by these flashbacks from the couture fashionshow by Ralph & Russo for the season Fall/Winter 2016-17. What a gorgeous gowns to see!


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Sources: VOGUE and Ralph & Russo

31 maart 2020

Art: Colorful abstract artwork by artist Nestor Toro

I was touched by this colorful artwork 'Night Time' from the Los Angeles abstract art painter Nestor Toro. Love the blue hues he is using here combined with pink. I recently started with abstract painting by myself and I am looking around to find creative ideas and to learn new techniques to use. I find this an interesting technique. Be Inspired ........
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Source: Nestor Toro

30 maart 2020

Flashbacks from the fashionshow from Valentino F/W 2016-17 Couture

Be Inspired by these flashbacks from the couture fashionshow from fashion house Valentino for the season Fall/Winter 2016-17. Such great designs from fashion designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri! I added also some beautiful detailphotos. For more haute couture see THIS LINK


The fashion designers: Pier Paolo Piccioli, Maria Grazia Chiuri
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28 maart 2020

Art: Beautiful artwork from abstract expressionist artist Jared Boyd (03)

While surfing on internet today I saw these beautiful paintings from the abstract expressionist artist Jared Boyd from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Love his bright and fresh coloruse as well as all the layers he is using in his artwork. I am really touched by his refined artwork. Take a look below at these 4 paintings. Aren't they beautiful to see?  I wrote MORE BLOGS about his inspiring artwork. 
More about the artist Jared Boyd
What Jared wrote about himself:
My name is Jared Boyd. I earned a degree in mechanical engineering after serving in the Marine Corps. After graduating I quickly learned that I needed a hobby to occupy my extra time. I was at a local art festival in 2015 when I discovered a particular artists work that really moved me. I couldn't stop thinking about how her art made me feel. I visited her the next day and asked if she would mentor me. That began my artistic journey.
Artist Statement
My art is a response to the environment around me. The intention of my approach to painting is to be gestural, intuitive and thoughtful. The sources of my inspiration are many and include emotion, thought, meditation, music, nature and life. I utilize a variety of mediums including acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, gesso and oil pastels.

My process is to create many layers and marks on the canvas as to reveal the history of a piece. My intent is for the layers and mark making to illustrate an emotional and colorful journey on the canvas that is both visually appealing and balanced. It's my belief that art brings special meaning to life. It's my hope that others can find special meaning in art as well.

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Sources: Jared Boyd ArtInstagram and Saatchi Art 
Note: these photos have been placed with the approval of the artist himself.