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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.

29 april 2018

Exhibition: Unique chair collection by Richard Hutten at Gemeentemuseum The Hague


Book chair 2008, Cloud Layers 2013, Muybridge Chair 2007. Ph. Jacqueline Knudsen
I found these inspiring chairs on Linked-In today by Dutch designer and art director Richard Hutten. Richard Hutten not only designs chairs, he also collects them. Since he graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL) in 1990 he has been buying unusual chairs or exchanging them with designer friends for his own designs. His collection now numbers more than a hundred items, from unique prototypes to the great design classics, from graduation projects to unique pieces. The Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, the Netherlands will be showing this summer Hutten’s personal collection alongside chairs of his own design, like the Berlage chair based on a chair designed by architect H.P. Berlage.
Chairs from designer friends. Ph. Jacqueline Knudsen
The exhibition Richard Hutten – Sit! will feature a hundred chairs ‘that matter’ according to this Dutch designer, whether because of their cutting-edge design or because the maker is someone who is dear to him. All the items in the exhibition are Hutten’s own work or are from his private collection and date from the 1990s to the present day. The exhibition Sit! will be held from March, 10th 2018 till August, 19th 2018. For more information about the exhibition, see the link below. Be Inspired ......
Richard Hutten - Chair for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
‘Experimenting and trying things out is all part of the game with the ultimate goal of making that one chair that really matters.’
Richard Hutten - Satellite Chair – Offecct (2015).
Richard Hutten - This Chair – Lensvelt (2004).
Richard Hutten, 1990 table-chair.
The Dutch designer Richard Hutten. Ph. Vincent Mentzel
More about the designer
Richard Hutten is the founder of Richard Hutten Studio BV in 1991. The Richard Hutten Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm. A team of experts work in the fields of interior design, industrial design, furniture design and art direction. The Studio creates contemporary, playful, iconic designs, which can stand the time. Circulair economy and sustainable design are among the core competences of the studio. 


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Ph. Jacqueline Knudse

Runway: Fantastic Haute Couture gowns by fashion designer Ali Al Khechen (02)

While surfing on internet tonight I saw these fantastic haute couture gowns from the very talented Lebanese fashion designer Ali Al Khechen. What a fabulous couture designs! I wrote MORE BLOGS about his beautiful work. Be Inspired ...........



More about the fashion designer:
Ali Al Khechen is a Lebanese fashion designer, dedicated to being at the forefront of global fashion trends, escaping into a world of glamour, femininity and elegance with a sophisticated edge. He started designing when he was very young. He was very creative at making clothes for luxurious women. His classical royal designs were made in a very delicate way. He dealt with the most famous designers in Lebanon and Arab countries. 
Ali’s aim is to blend elegance with innovation. Focusing on luxurious fabrics and quality craftsmanship, the clothes are detailed and tailored yet maintain a sexy modern edge. His design sense commands a sophisticated look with an acute sense of taste for elegance and glamour. They featured streamlined silhouettes in luxurious fabrications with elaborate beading and embroidery. A creation from the Ali al Khechen collections are a statement. One that exemplifies style, attitude and elegance of a woman. 


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Art: Beautiful and refined artwork from Russian artist Julia Klimova

While surfing on internet I found these beautiful paintings from the Russian artist Julia Klimova. What a lovely atmosphere as well as the soft toned and bright colors she is using in her work. Very refined to see. I am completely in love with her work. Be Inspired .......
 Artwork 'They fall in the dreams' by Julia Klimova
More about the artist Julia Klimova
Julia Klimova was born in Southern Russia where the land’s light, sun and warmth influenced her perception of color and also helped her creativity accumulate from the childhood images of beauty in nature and life. Her subjects are diverse consisting of still lifes, portraits, landscapes and cityscapes. The use of vibrant oils enhances her paintings’ emotional quality and composition, creating both unusual and exhilarating scenes meant to lift the spirits of the viewers. Julia’s work has been exhibited internationally in places such as Toronto, New York, Boston, Atlanta, United Kingdom. Julia lives with her husband and two children in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. 

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Sources: Saatchi ArtJulia Klimova and Google

28 april 2018

Fashiontrend S/S 2018: Floral dresses to fall in love with

Floral dresses to fall in love with. We saw again for the season Spring/Summer 2018 lots of floral dresses. It seems to be a continuing and popular fashiontrend coming back every year. Loved the last floral dress too from H&M, a simple but lovely short floral dress. Take a look at these coolest floral dresses for S/S 2018! 
Self Portrait S/S 2018
Sacai S/S 2018
Giambattista Valli S/S 2018
Gucci S/S 2018
Louis Vuitton S/S 2018
Chloé S/S 2018
H & M short floral dress
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Interior: Bookshelves in a Manhattan apartment in an elegant blue peacock shade

In a Manhattan apartment, the study's existing millwork was refreshed with a peacock shade; the sofa is by Avery Boardman and the tea set is by Hermès. 
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27 april 2018

Een fijne Koningsdag toegewenst! #kingsday #holland

Alvast een fijne Koningsdag toegewenst! Hopelijk blijft het droog. 
Today (April 27th, 2018) is Koningsdag (King’s Day) in the Netherlands. King's Day is the National holiday celebrated on King Willem-Alexander's birthday, held each year in April. It's always fun and a relaxing day with lots of activities. Below you will find some photos to get an impression.
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Exhibition 'Ladyland' from Ellen von Unwerth at the Opera Gallery in London

For over 30 years, Ellen von Unwerth has been a big name in fashion photography with her sensual vision of women's bodies and bold staging. In honor of her career, a new exhibition named Ladyland will run from May 4 to 18, 2018 at the Opera Gallery in London. Figures including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Nadja Auermann have all been snapped by the German photographer and feature in the exhibition, alongside legendary photos for famous fashion magazines and images with biting humor. The exhibition is divided into three distinct parts 1) Supermodels: fashion snaps bringing together the biggest and best supermodels. 2) Bavaria: photographs reflecting Ellen von Unwerth’s German origins where off-beat humor rules supreme and finally 3) Frivolities: images reflecting the photographer’s freedom of expression. A must-visit in London! Below you will find the stylish photo from Bianca Balti for Vogue Italy, Paris, 2004 by photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Vogue France

26 april 2018

Runway: Marni S/S 2018 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week

What a delightful and colorful collection from Marni for their season Spring/Summer 2018 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week. Be Inspired .........
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Source: VOGUE

Art: A detailed portrait of Isabella of Parma by Jean-Marc Nattier, 1758

While surfing this morning on internet I found this beautiful painting 'Portrait of Isabella of Parma' by Jean-Marc Nattier, Oil on canvas, 1758. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Be Inspired ......
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25 april 2018

MFW: FENDI F/W 2018 MENSWEAR

Highlights from the fashionshow from Fendi for the season Fall/Winter 2018, seen at Milan Fashion Week 2018. Be Inspired ........


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Source: VOGUE

24 april 2018

Inspiring Quote: Wake Up and Be Amazing .........

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Source: unknown, found on Google+

In the Spotlight: Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Avi Edri from New York (01)

Via Facebook I came recently in contact with Avi Edri, a very talented Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist from New York. I was immediately touched by his fantastic makeup and hair photos and approached him if I could make some blogs about his beautiful work. Below you will find the first serie of photos. Besides this blog I will write 2 other blogs about his work. Be Inspired ..........
More about the artist:
Avi Edri has been called a highly gifted, energetic and innovative makeup artist and hair stylist by his clients. Edri uses his knowledge of advanced makeup artistry and the cosmetic industry to perform magic on any client he touches. Avi was interested in makeup from the time he was a child. Born in Israel to a family of artists he started painting before he could stand. Edri knew at age 13 the beauty industry held opportunities for his creativity. He began working on neighbourhood women changing their look like a small magician. Avi’s reputation spread and by age 17 he was working in an upscale salon. Avi also shared his talents as an instructor in the Ort Beauty School (Haifa, Israel).
In 1992, Edri listened to the call of the world’s fashion mecca. Once in New York City Avi gained enough experience that by 1999 his creativity and resolve found him working with one product line in New York and an upscale salon in Miami. Edri was asked to work on photo shoots for magazines and catalogs as well as events that included runway fashion shows and touch ups for celebrity attendees. His collaboration with art directors, stylists and photographers helped him excel in image transformation; ranging from color and cutting to style and make up enhancements. Avi is always open to creating something new and innovative for his clients while, at the same time, supporting their vision. In addition to his talents and energy, Edri brings his strong interpersonal skills. He is dedicated to matching professionalism with a sense of fun and creativity.
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Note: these photos have been placed with approval of Avi Edri.
Sources: Avi Edri and Yelp