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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 april 2017

Similarities in Fashion & Art by Bianca Luini (04)

I guess you have noticed already that I am a huge fan of the wonderful fashionphotos from Bianca Luini. Bianca is a fashion design graduate living in Milan, Italy. She sees fashion everywhere and everything in fashion. Love her beautiful and creative way of finding similarities in fashion combined with art, design, architecture, nature, photography etc. Below you find the similarities she found in these 2 photos. On the left you see a design from the fashion designer Iris Van Herpen from her Haute Couture Spring 2013 collection. On the right: Froisse Mirror by Mathias Kiss, 2008. Remarkable similarity, isn't it? Can't get enough of her fantastic photos. :-) Earlier I wrote more blogs about her inspiring work, see MORE BLOGS
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Sources: WISFMatch #59 and Iris van Herpen

29 april 2017

Editorial: Kendall Jenner graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Kendall Jenner with Estée Lauder red lipstick; La Perla romper; Tiffany & Co. earrings.
Fashion model and social media star Kendall Jenner looks red-hot on the May 2017 cover of Harper's Bazaar, which celebrates the glossy's 150th anniversary. She was lensed by photographer Camilla Akrans. Inside the magazine, Kendall Jenner poses in elegant ensembles from the Spring Haute Couture collections. Stylist Tom Van Dorpe dressed Kendall in designs from Dior Haute Couture, Armani Prive and Givenchy Haute Couture. I must admit, Kendall looks gorgeous on these awesome editorial photos! Be Inspired .....
Looking retro chic, Kendall Jenner models Armani Privé gown.
Wearing a floral headpiece from Dior Haute Couture, Kendall Jenner gets her close up.
Looking pretty in pink, Kendall Jenner models Valentino Haute Couture dress.
Model Kendall Jenner wears bold red lipstick shade from Estée Lauder.
Kendall Jenner in Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano
Kendall Jenner in an Atelier Versace gown and Tiffany & Co. earrings.
Kendall Jenner with Tiffany & Co. earrings.
Kendall Jenner in a Dior Haute Couture dress, tiara & shoes.
Kendall Jenner strikes a pose in Givenchy Haute Couture gown with feathers.
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Source: Harper's Bazaar

Photography: Camilla Akrans. Fashion Editor: Tom Van Dorpe. Hair: Franco Gobbi for Bumble and Bumble. Makeup: Petros Petrohilos for Estée Lauder. Manicure: Huberte Cesarion. Production: Pandora Graessl. Set Design: Pierre Glanddier at Onirim.

28 april 2017

Impressive Architecture: The Ray and Maria Stata Center by Frank Gehry

I guess you have noticed already that, besides interior and design, I love architecture too. Today I spotted this eye-catching building, the Ray and Maria Stata Center at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston (USA). A modern and seemingly chaotic building with twisting and curving facades. The colorful but controversial complex was created in 2004 by the Pritzker prize winning architect Frank O. Gehry. Very impressive building to see. Be Inspired ....
More about MIT, Boston
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the world's leading universities in engineering and science. The institute was chartered in Boston in 1861 and moved to its current site along the Charles River Basin in 1916. The campus is 168 acres or almost 70 hectare large and contains a large number of architecturally interesting buildings. Over the years, some of the world's best-known architects have contributed buildings across the site, ranging in styles including neoclassical, modernist, brutalist and deconstructivist.

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Ph. Natahan Rupert (Flickr)

27 april 2017

Best Dressed 2017: GQ Germany highlights Jared Leto's eclectic style


Photographer Thomas Whiteside captures a black & white picture of Jared Leto.
GQ Germany highlights Jared Leto’s eclectic style for their May 2017 issue. Celebrating the world’s most stylish men, GQ Germany places Leto as the leader of the pack. From Saint Laurent to Gucci, the 45-year-old actor is known for his bold and eclectic style. Be Inspired ....
Jared Leto covers the May 2017 issue of GQ Germany.
Actor Jared Leto dons a dandy red suit by Italian fashion house, Gucci.
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Photography: Thomas Whiteside

26 april 2017

Design Fair: Nomad will take place at La Vigie, an historic villa on the French Riviera

The historic Monte Carlo villa 'La Vigie' opens to the public for the first time tomorrow, to showcase works commissioned by the world's leading design galleries. Nomad revisits the classic idea of fairs and exhibitions to propose a new format for the XXI century.
Nomad is a travelling event for collectable design that will bring together a selection of the world's leading galleries in incredible architectural locations. They are beginning their journey on the French Riviera in Monaco this April 27 - 30th 2017, in the historic and stupendous villa La Vigie, located in the private park of the Monte Carlo Beach Club.
Facing out over the Côte d'Azur, 'La Vigie' was built in 1902 and is now widely considered as one of the finest properties on the French Riviera. It was home to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld throughout the 1990s and later became an exclusive hotel - but is now opening its doors to the public for the first time in its history. 
Organisers Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte see the event as a new approach to the traditional design fair. Galleries will present works in the elegant rooms of the villa, which will be open for the first time to the public for this very special event. The work on show at Nomad will demonstrate a rich variety with a number of presentations exploring the boundaries between architecture, design and art. For the complete list of the galleries, see the enclosed link below. 
Nomad organisers Giorgio Pace & Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte
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Sources: Dezeen and Nomad Monaco

Decorating Idea: Fresh bedroom in serene white from Farrow & Ball

Be Inspired by this calm and serene bedroom atmosphere in soft whites and grey. The used wallpaper as well as the colors are from the company Farrow & Ball. They used here for the wallpaper: Wisteria BP 2201. Wisteria is a classic english floral pattern drawn from 19th century pure silk woven jacquards. With its abundant, trailing design of blossoming Wisteria, this wallpaper captures the warmth of English romance and creates a flourishing, exciting design. The painting colors below are: Elephant's Breath No.229 (a warm mid grey) for the walls and woodwork in Wimborne White No.239. The color Wimborne White is only a shade away from a pure white.
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25 april 2017

Roberto Verino S/S 2015 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Spanish designer Roberto Verino (C) walks the runway at the end of Roberto Verino show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid Spring/Summer 2015 at Ifema on September 12, 2014. Love the elegant designs of this creative fashion designer. Be Inspired ..... Earlier I wrote another blog of him, see BLOG 01
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Sources: Zimbio and Roberto Verino

24 april 2017

Great Porcelain Tiles from the Marmi Maximum Collection by Fiandre

Today, while surfing on internet I spotted these beautiful porcelain tiles from the Marmi Maximum collection by the company Fiandre. Could not resist to reshare these inspiring photos with you. They look spectacular! These tiles are for many purposes applicable, like floors & walls (both indoor and outdoor), kitchen countertops, doors, tables, showers, stairs, bathrooms, outdoor furniture, fireplaces, closets, swimming pools etc. Beautiful product to see. Be Inspired ......
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Sources: Archdaily and Fiandre

Be Inspired: Nice hocker design 'Mr. Grasshopper' for In- and Outdoors


Good Morning! I am inspired by this nice & funny hocker design 'Mr. Grasshopper' by Peter & Mirjam Carels. Mr. Grasshopper is a grass green hocker. Sustainable, soft to sit on and strong in use. You don't need to cut the grass. :-) It is weather resistant and the grass doesn't need to be watered either. A real eyecatcher in the garden! Also for styling e.g. the living room or the office space, it is just sufficient to place the hocker there. Upholstered with high-quality artificial grass. This nice hocker is available at the Dutch company Tafel-design.nl. They have more inspiring products, e.g. Retro Furniture Designthe Ergonomic design stool 'Ercolino' in beech wood as well as the 'Baby Ball Design Chair' for the little ones. I will write more blogs about their interesting products later on. For more information, see the enclosed link below. 

23 april 2017

Iconic Harper's Bazaar photos projected on the Empire State Building

This morning I spotted these gorgeous iconic fashion photos projected on the Empire State Building. Harper's Bazaar and Tiffany & Co. lit up the Manhattan sky on Wednesday night. So impressive to see. Be Inspired .....
Jean Shrimpton, Helmet by Mr. John, Harper's Bazaar Cover, 1965
Elizabeth Taylor, New York, June 30, 1960
Model in Tiffany necklace shot by Kenneth Willardt, December 2016
Dovima with elephants at Cirque D'Hiver, Paris, August 1955
Balenciaga, Four Sided Dress 1967
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Sources: ELLE and Harper's Bazaar