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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.

31 mei 2018

30 mei 2018

Photography: Beautiful photo from Isabella Rossellini by Terry O'Neill

Italian model and film actress Isabella Rossellini has her make up touched up between photographs, December 1988. What a beautiful photo from Isabella photographed by British photographer Terry O'Neill. Be Inspired ......
More about the photographer
Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars he has photographed the frontline of fame for over six decades.
O’Neill began his career at the birth of the 1960s. While other photographers concentrated on earthquakes, wars and politics, O’Neill realised that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of film, fashion and music who would go on to define the Swinging Sixties. By 1965 he was being commissioned by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world.
Photographer Terry O'Neill
No other living photographer has embraced the span of fame, capturing the icons of our age from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. 

He photographed the Beatles and the Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands in 1963, pioneered backstage reportage photography with David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.
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Sources:  Iconic Images (01)Iconic Images (02) and Facebook Terry O'Neill
Photographer: Terry O'Neill.
Photos: courtesy of Terry O'Neill. 

28 mei 2018

Bridalwear: A beautiful Meghan Markle wedding dress replica by Floravere

Be Inspired by this chic and elegant wedding dress from Floravere inspired by Meghan Markle's wedding gown from Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller. The silhouette was switched up a bit with an off-the-shoulder cap sleeve. Take a look below at the replica, the style name is aptly M. Markle.
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What a delightful Spring tablesetting. Wishing you a great new week ahead!

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26 mei 2018

Bathroom Trends Spring 2018: Contemporary bathroom with a stunning copper bathtub

While many of us tend to underrate the bathroom in terms of the value it brings to our life, a serene and rejuvenating bathroom can make a big difference. Below you will find a beautiful contemporary bathroom in white and gray with a stunning copper bathtub. Bath fixtures in brass can feel rich, warm and classic. The other urbane, modern and cool! Metal bathtubs with a flair for the vintage and even bespoke metal-tiled backsplashes help in taking this vivacity to whole new level. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Decoist

Be Inspired - Ralph Lauren Ad Campaigns (01)

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Source: Ralph Lauren

24 mei 2018

Art: Elegant Lady with a Bouquet of Roses by Emile Vernon

While surfing this morning on internet I found this beautiful painting 'Elegant Lady with a Bouquet of Roses' by Emile Vernon. Be Inspired ........
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22 mei 2018

Photography: Let's Travel and Explore Rome!

Would love to pay a visit at the inspiring city Rome. Below you will find a beautiful photo from the Ponte Umberto I, River Tiber by Brooke Saward from World of Wanderlust. She shares inspirational photos from her travels to inspire others to see our world. Let's Travel and Explore Rome!
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What a lovely vintage fashion photo from Suzy Parker for Vogue, 1952

While surfing on internet this morning I found this lovely & elegant photo from Suzy Parker for Vogue, 1952. I guess you've noticed already that I love vintage fashion photos from the past. We see here Suzy in a short Black & White check jacket over a full skirt by H & E Shapiro. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Pinterest

21 mei 2018

MFW: VERSACE F/W 2018 MENSWEAR

Highlights from the fashionshow from Versace for the season Fall/Winter 2018, seen at Milan Fashion Week 2018. Be Inspired ........
 
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Source: VOGUE

20 mei 2018

Interior: Stylish Stairwell Decorating Ideas

While surfing this afternoon on internet I found these inspiring stairwell decorating ideas. Every designer understands that the furniture and accessories that outfit stairwells can set the tone for the rest of the home. See how these stairwells help to take design to the next level. Be Inspired .....
Foyer with French bench, sisal carpet & accent table by Uma Stewart Interiors
Stairwell design by Shelley Morris Interiors
Coastal cottage foyer by Amanda Webster Design
Traditional foyer by Chris Barrett Design
Foyer with a custom made settee & stained wood floor by Liliane Hart Interiors
Hyde Park townhouse - entry by KNOF  Design
Blue foyer with wainscoting & Chinese ceramics by Katie Ridder Inc.
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Source: Dering Hall

18 mei 2018

Art: Colorful artwork by French illustrator Malika Favre (02)

 While surfing this morning on internet I saw this colorful popart work from the French graphic designer Malika Favre. Love her graphic work! Malika Favre's distinct and often very sexy style has made her one of the world's most sought-after commercial illustrators. In addition to her personal creations, she works for clients around the world. Publications such as the New Yorker and Vogue, as well as international brands like Sephora with whom she has a growing, fruitful relationship. In her London studio, Favre creates work that is characterized by a striking minimalism: no line, no shape, no color is wasted. But within this minimalism, she creates images of startling beauty and depth. For more interesting work from Malika, see THIS LINK Be Inspired .......

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Photo courtesy of Malika Favre. 

RUNWAY: MUGLER S/S 2018 RESORT COLLECTION

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Source: VOGUE

16 mei 2018

Bathrooms: Sophisticated baths from the German company Bette (01)

While surfing today on internet I saw this sophisticated serie 'Bette Loft' baths and washbasins from the German company Bette. What a Beauty and Craftsmanship! While taking a look at their website, I saw lots of more stunning designs. I am totally not surprised that they became the German Design Award Winner 2018. Will write another blog about this company soon. Be Inspired ......
More about the company: Fascinated by premium steel alloys. 
Bette is a German family-run company. They have been producing premium architectural bathroom components from steel-titanium alloy enamelled with purely natural materials since 1952. Their thermoforming process allows them to create flowing shapes with extraordinary craftsmanship and precision. Bette products are one-of-a-kind with a broad range of colours and dimensions to create an inspiring space in every bathroom design.
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Film Festival Cannes 2018: 8 Amazing Red Carpet Looks (01)

Be Inspired by these gorgeous red carpet looks, seen at the Film Festival Cannes 2018. 
Cannes Film Festival 2018: L-R Chiara Ferragni in Alberta Ferretti, Kendall Jenner in Schiaparelli,
Irina Shayk in Twinset & Caro Daur in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Chiara Ferragni in Alberta Ferretti
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli Couture
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Bella Hadid in Christian Dior Haute Couture
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Kendall Jenner in Schiaparelli
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad 
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Irina Shayk in Twinset
Cannes Film Festival 2018 - Caro Daur in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
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