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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.

28 februari 2014

RUNWAY: ZAC POSEN PRE-FALL 2014

I was inspired by this fantastic collection from fashion designer Zac Posen for Pre-Fall 2014. Just enjoy .......
Sources: Vogue/Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2014 and Fashionista

27 februari 2014

RUNWAY: Leather Inspiration (Part 1)

Every season we see leather combinations on the runway. I find them very inspirational. Below you will find some interesting pieces. For more leather inspiration, see also my other blog Runway - Leather Inspiration (Part 2).
Christian Dior
Leather bustier dress Dior F/W 2013
PFW - Balmain F/W 2014-15 RTW - Leather
Behind the scenes at the Ralph Lauren Fashion Show for Fall 2013
Ermanno Scervino stunning boots
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Runway Black Leather Pencil Skirt
Balmain leather jacket
Hugo Boss F/W 2013
Jitrois
Leather Trend for Spring 2013 - Valentino
Leather - Balmain Spring/Summer 2013
David Koma at London Fashion Week Fall 2013
Marni - black leather
Fashion Trend Winter 2014 - Leather - Viktor & Rolf
PFW - Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2014. Source: Vogue
Fashion Trend Winter 2014 - Leather - Givenchy
Fashion Trend Winter 2014 - Leather - Trussardi
Louis Vuitton Gray Leather Skirt & Black Sequin Top
LFW 2014 - Daks F/W 2014-15 RTW - Leather
Anthony Vaccarello Fall 2014. Source Mod TV
PFW - Balmain F/W 2014-15 RTW - Leather
Hermès
Sources: various photos were found on Google+ and The Fashion Heels.com

ART: by Anna Razumovskaya - "Romanticism"

About the artist:
With her classic figurative forms, highly acclaimed Russian artist Anna Razumovskaya magically captures the lyrical romanticism of renaissance portraiture, while creating art that is completely modern and original. Anna is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form, at turns, classically alluring, demure and provocative. Her art has a pervasive sense of “romanticism” and the passionate and dynamic application of paint on the canvas and the artist’s signature use of expressive colour, combine to create her uniquely recognizable style. 
Anna is a graduate of the Russian State University For Arts, where she was awarded the distinction of high-class artist in 1991. Subsequently she studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectable artists on the contemporary scene. 
Born at the height of the cold war, Anna was exposed to very different worlds, that of the austere communist regime alongside the sophistication and feminity of her fashion-conscious mother. She excelled at art school and enjoyed the freedom of learning and perfecting her technique in a variety of different media. Of particular interest to her were the portrait masters of the late 19th Century, John Singer Sargent, the Russian painter Valentin Serov and earlier masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt. She travelled around Europe absorbing the influences of artists past and present and finally settled in Canada which she now feels to be her true home. 
Anna Razumovskaya, the artist

Looking at Anna Razumovskaya's works you always getting a feeling of artist sole tension behind the painting. "Romanticism" is the word to describe Anna's works. Interlacing of quiet tones with the bright color impact at the end is the trade mark of the artist. Abstract elements are the big aspect of every artwork and in a combination with the sensual dynamics, creates an unforgettable experience for the viewer. 


26 februari 2014

RUNWAY: COMME DES GARCONS S/S 2014

Below you will find some inspiring photos from the fashion show from Comme des Garcons for Spring/Summer 2014. For the complete review, please have a look at the enclosed link below.

25 februari 2014

KITCHEN INSPIRATION (05): Great artisan farmhouse sinks

Kitchen design changes fast. What is popular today may be completely outdated tomorrow. The farmhouse sink though is a brilliant choice for contemporary kitchens. A staple in kitchens and bathrooms for hundreds of years, the farmhouse sink, also known as apron front sink, is one kitchen sink product that never goes out of fashion. 
The company The Sinks Gallery offers some great artisan farmhouse sinks that are made of copper and bronze and which can even be customized. Sinks such as these give a truly unique artisan look to a kitchen and with the option to have a choice of aprons, really set them apart. For details, see the enclosed links below. 
The Chameleon Bronze Farm sink