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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.

30 juni 2014

28 juni 2014

ART: Beautiful paintings by Konstantin Razumov (05)

I was inspired by the beautiful impressionistic paintings from young and talented Russian artist Konstantin Razumov. Earlier I posted several other blogs about the work of Konstantin Razumov, see the links: Part 01Part 02, Part 03Part 04 and Part 06.

About the artist:
Konstantin Razumov (Born 1974) is a young and talented artist from Russia. He studied at the studio of Ilya Glazunov at the Academy of Fine Arts of Moscow, where he specialised in history painting and achieved a great success. He has painted all kinds of subjects, from glamorous ladies to landscapes. His bright colours, the smoothness of the skin in his nudes, the expressive features of his characters, distinguish his paintings. Razumov has a vibrant shimmering brushstroke plus a mastery of light and excellent draftsmanship. His works are much in demand. Influenced by many styles, he has mastered the technique of combining both Realism and Impressionism. In most of his figural paintings, the features of hands and face are painted realistically, while fabrics and the surroundings are painted with an impressionist brushstroke. Razumov is at his graceful best when his subjects are young ladies. 



Sources: The Passion for Art and Cuded.com

25 juni 2014

RUNWAY: Valentino - Lovely Shades of White (03)

Be inspired by these beautiful designs from Valentino in Lovely Shades of White. 





Valentino Garavani, the fashion designer

Source: photos found on Pinterest. 
Website: VALENTINO
Photos: courtesy of Valentino. 

24 juni 2014

INTERIOR: Couleur Locale brings the world into your home

Beautiful interior objects and accessories from Couleur Locale Conceptstore, Antwerp.
The Zilalila nest bean bag
Urchin Pouf - Christien Meindertsma
Jellycat Cordy Roy Pig
Bogolan Pillow - Mali

RUNWAY: OSCAR DE LA RENTA S/S 2014 RTW

I was inspired by this beautiful and feminine collection from fashion designer Oscar de la Renta for Spring/Summer 2014. What a beautiful gows, love them! For the complete review, see the enclosed link below.

22 juni 2014

What a lovely atmosphere for the bedroom

Love the atmosphere from this beautiful bedroom by interior designer Tom Scheerer. 
About the interior designer
Tom Scheerer has been practicing architectural and interior design in Manhattan since 1985. His work is characterized by clear and logical architectural solutions combined with beautiful, comfortable furnishings. He emphasizes furniture planning, spatial relationships, color and texture over the ornate or purely decorative. He has a keen appreciation for art. While he is fluent in various styles, he prefers to use antiques sparingly and succinctly within a context of what he labels "relaxed modernism." His fore bearers in the trade are Billy Baldwin and David Hicks, masters of fresh, civilized, beautiful, unpretentious spaces. 


After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1985 with a degree in architecture, Mr. Scheerer formed a design partnership with Jeffrey Bilhuber. Almost immediately, their interiors were published in The New York Times Magazine, New York, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Town & Country and other national publications. In 1995, Scheerer formed his own Manhattan-based decorating firm. His work includes recently completed projects in New York, East Hampton, Nantucket and the Bahamas.

In the past ten years, Mr. Scheerer has created several homes on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. His historically accurate restorations have preserved two derelict 18th century coral stone houses. Other island projects include a colonial-style hilltop home and the renovation of a large 1950's villa in a colonial style consonant with Harbour Island's character. Currently Tom Scheerer Inc. is renovating the Lyford Cay Club in Nassau, drawing on Lyford's distinct brand of "island style." His work appears in Elle Décor, House & Garden, Architectural Digest and House Beautiful, which includes him annually in its list of America's "Top 100" designers.

Sources: Tom Scheerer and Life in Sketch. Photography by Francesco Lagnese.

RUNWAY: TONY YAACOUB F/W 2013-14 HAUTE COUTURE

Be inspired by these elegant & feminine Haute Couture designs from fashion designer Tony Yaacoub for Fall/Winter 2013-14. For the complete review, see the enclosed link below. 
Thank you for reading this blogpost. 
Source: Flip-Zone

21 juni 2014

BRIDAL: Stunning Berta wedding gown Winter 2014

I was inspired by this stunning bridal gown from Israeli bridal designer Berta from the collection Winter 2014. 
For details, see the enclosed link below. 
Source: Berta Bridal

RUNWAY: Iris van Herpen F/W 2014-15

I was inspired by this beautiful design from fashion designer Iris van Herpen 
for Fall/Winter 2014-15 RTW at Paris Fashion Week 2014.
Iris van Herpen
Iris van Herpen (born 5 June 1984) is a Dutch fashion designer. She studied Fashion Design at Artez Institute of the Arts Arnhem and interned at Alexander McQueen in London and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam. In 2007, she started her own label. Since July 2011, she is a guest member of the prestigious Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, which is part of the Fédération Française de la Couture.

Career

Iris van Herpen had an intuitive appreciation of fashion and art as a youth. Her first passion was actually dance. It was when she attended the Preparatory Course Art & Design at Artez during her high school years that she became particularly interested in designing clothes.
She graduated in 2006 from the fashion design department of Artez. The department has a strong international reputation and lists notable graduates as Viktor & Rolf, Alexander van Slobbe (SO; Orson+Bodil) and Lucas Ossendrijver (Lanvin Homme). Her graduation collection MACHINE JEWELLERY already bears Van Herpen’s characteristic interest in the visualization of elusive concepts and intangible elements, in this case ‘time’, and inventiveness in material use and treatment.
One year after graduating, Van Herpen launched her own fashion label under her name. Iris van Herpen creates women’s wear collections. Her designs require every time a unique treatment of material or even the creation of complete new materials. For this reason, Van Herpen prefers interdisciplinary research and often collaborates with other artists.
From the beginning of her career Iris van Herpen’s talent has been singled out as very promising and it has grown strong over the years. It has been recognized through awards, exhibitions, publications, and her recent guest membership of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

Source: Iris van HerpenVOGUE and Wikipedia/Iris van Herpen

20 juni 2014

ART: Beautiful paintings by Konstantin Razumov (06)

I was inspired by the beautiful impressionistic paintings from young and talented Russian artist Konstantin Razumov. I posted earlier several other blogs about the work of Konstantin Razumov, see also the other linksPart 01Part 02Part 03Part 04 and Part 05.

Impressionist painter, Konstantin Razumov.
About the artist:
Konstantin Razumov (Born 1974) is a young and talented artist from Russia. He studied at the studio of Ilya Glazunov at the Academy of Fine Arts of Moscow, where he specialised in history painting and achieved a great success.  He has painted all kinds of subjects, from glamorous ladies to landscapes. His bright colours, the smoothness of the skin in his nudes, the expressive features of his characters, distinguish his paintings. Razumov has a vibrant shimmering brushstroke plus a mastery of light and excellent draftsmanship. His works are much in demand. Influenced by many styles, he has mastered the technique of combining both Realism and Impressionism. In most of his figural paintings, the features of hands and face are painted realistically, while fabrics and the surroundings are painted with an impressionist brushstroke. Razumov is at his graceful best when his subjects are young ladies. 
Sources: The Passion for Art and Cuded.com