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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 november 2018

Runway: Stunning Haute Couture gowns from Fausto Sarli (03)

I am completely in love with these stunning haute couture designs from Fausto Sarli from the season S/S 2010. What a Beauties! Love his excellent feeling for Beauty, Style, Elegance, Creativity & Craftsmanship. Be Inspired ........ I will write more blogs about this inspiring fashion designer. 

Fausto Sarli at a charity event in 2010. Ph. via The Guardian
More about the designer Fausto Sarli:
Fausto Sarli is one of the prestigious names of Rome's high fashion trade. His prêt-a-porter collection is found throughout the world strengthening the prestige and fame of this Italian designer who excels in two fundamental aspects of fashion and elegance: creativity and practicality. 

Born in Naples in 1927, Fausto Sarli abandoned his business studies course at a young age and decided to dedicate himself to high fashion. He gained experience in the world of fashion at successful houses such as Schubert and De Luca. The 29 years old Italian stylist debuts at the Pitti Palace of Florence in 1956. The following year Sarli set up his own atelier in Naples. Encouraged by the success in his hometown, he decided to open a second atelier in Rome's Via Veneto in 1959. Those were the years of the "Dolce Vita" and Sarli's collections were enthusiastically received wherever they were presented. The perfection of his cut and his original styles won over both journalists and customers alike. The world's most demanding and famous women wanted to wear Sarli designs. Shy and modest by nature, the Italian fashion talent did not let his success affect him. He shunned cult status and carried on scrupulously and diligently with his work.

In the Sixties, the Italian label began to appear on TV screens, as Fausto Sarli created the costumes for the Italian singer Mina, as well as other starlets like the dancer Carla Fracci, the top models Carla Bruni or Valeria Mazza, actresses as Liz Taylor and Monica Bellucci, or politicians and authorities. The more the Italian brand's name becomes famous, the more its market spreads: from Japan to Canada, US and South America, Sarli brought the quality and excellence of the “made-in- Italy” everywhere. In 1980 Sarli began a new creative season with his "Studio" collections in which he furthered his stylistic research. In 1984 he launched the Sarli ready to wear collection. Different requirements and methods are the inspiration behind his prêt a porter collections which are studied in every detail, cut, line and are at the same time both comfortable and practical.

One of the Italian fashion designer's peculiarities is that he followed every collection through its various phases of creation as a team of dressmakers, modelers and cutters works on his models just as the Italian fashion school ruled. His models represent the result of true dedication and continuous research and have come to be a standard-bearer of the Made-in Italy.

For his hard work, Sarli has received a number of prizes in his career. Among these is the "Golden Lion", a prize that had only previously been awarded to Valentino Garavani and Mila Schön and which he won in 1987. For its 50th anniversary the Italian maison was also awarded with the Marco Aurelio prize in the occasion of a special show hold in the magic scenery of the Campidoglio Square. Just before his death in 2010, the Italian designer was gifted with a reproduction of the Lupa Capitolina by the city of Rome, to thank him for having brought the Italian fashion industry around the world. His designs can now be seen in the Guggenheim Museum of New York, which hosts a special collection created for the actress Eleonora Duse, as well as in the Museo della Moda of the Mondragone Foundation in Naples.

Fausto Sarli died in 2010 and his name received the highest authorities and figures homage. The Italian maison is now under the control of the Vanitex Srl. While the creative lead is hold by Alberto Terranova, the right-hand man of the Italian stylist. The High-Fashion house has expanded through the last decades with ready-to-wear collections and a special wedding dresses line, for which the Italian label is highly appreciated in the whole world. Fausto Sarli is the evidence that dedication, hard work and good taste always bring their positive results.

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29 november 2018


I guess you've noticed already how I love animals and their beauty. From now on I will post regularly nice, funny and beautiful photos from animals. Hope you like them too. Have a lovely day. ♥
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See also My Pinterest moodboard Animals for much more inspiration.

28 november 2018

Auction: Beautiful turquoise Kam Tin bedside cabinets from Bonhams NY

While surfing this morning on internet I found these beautiful Kam Tin bedside cabinets from turquoise, brass, lacquered wood & cast metal from Bonhams New York (offered in an auction). What a beauties! Be Inspired .......
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24 november 2018

Kitchens: Beautiful green kitchen design with marble countertop

While surfing on internet this morning I saw this beautiful kitchen design. Love the marble countertop combined with this lovely green color as well as the faucet from Waterworks. The paint color from the kitchen is Chimichurri CSP-810 from Benjamin Moore.  
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Photography by Belathée Photography. 
Courtesy of H2 Design + Build.

23 november 2018


Highlights from the fashionshow from Boss for the season S/S 2019 RTW, seen at New York Fashion Week. Be Inspired .......

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Source: VOGUE

22 november 2018

Interior Design: Modernized condo in New York by designer Jae Joo

Be Inspired by this beautiful project from Newe York based interior designer Jae Joo. Below you will find photos from a modernized condo in the Lower East Side, New York designed by Jae. I saw lots of inspiring elements in this condo, like this stunning black & white kitchen design with marble counter top and black back splash. I am completely in love with this kitchen! The bathroom, the bath tub, the black flooring of the bathroom, the living room, the black doors of steel, the wall with stone bricks, the outdoor room etc. 
Jae grew up studying classical music, which inspired her big move from Seoul to New York at a very young age. Even after pursuing her opera performance degree, she couldn’t ignore her love for fashion & design.

This path may have inspired her eclectic approach to design, which revolves around careful consideration of a client’s tastes and personality while incorporating and acknowledging the intrinsic architectural characteristics of a space. Her past projects range from full brownstone restorations to tackling expansive industrial lofts all over NYC. Jae’s overall goal in designing a home is to mix and match unique pieces, while seamlessly balancing the traditional, contemporary and eccentric into fun and functional living spaces.

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21 november 2018

Runway: Givenchy F/W 2018 Couture, seen at PFW

Be Inspired by these beautiful couture designs from the fashionshow from Givenchy for Fall/Winter 2018, seen at Paris Fashion Week.
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Source: VOGUE

20 november 2018

BuzziHat: A hat-shaped acoustic lighting collection by Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace

Be Inspired by this decorative and highly recognizable hat-shaped acoustic lighting design. It's called the BuzziHat and is designed by Belgian designer Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace. This hat-shaped lighting collection not only provides lighting from above, it also absorbs sound. It’s recognizable silhouette gives nod to collapsible top hats with an upholstered foam body, metal shade and ring. The playful lamps come in four sizes to match different spaces and their sonic needs. I wrote earlier MORE BLOGS about this interesting designer. 
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18 november 2018

Fashion: Elegant evening gowns in the color burgundy

While surfing this morning on internet I found these beautiful evening gowns in the color burgundy as well as a matching nail polisher and lipstick. The first photo is a romantic evening gown from Alfazairy Couture Fall 2015. The second photo is a nail polisher in burgundy from the famous beauty brand MAC. They do have a matching burgundy lipstick too (from the MAC Nasty Gal Collection with Sophia Amoruso). The third photo is a gorgeous Peter Langner evening gown in the color Burgundy. I am completely in love with this elegant color Burgundy. Be Inspired ......
Alfazairy Couture Fall 2015 in the color Burgundy
MAC Burgundy nail polisher
Peter Langner evening gown in the color Burgundy
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17 november 2018

Fashion Photography: Polish folklore beauties by Ula Kóska (01)

While surfing on Pinterest today I saw these colorful fashion photos called 'Polish folklore beauties' lensed by photographer Ula Kóska. They are from the series Etno. The make-up art is made by Beata Bojda. So colorful and powerful as well! Be Inspired ........
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Photos: courtesy of Ula Kóska.
Sources: FUBIZ and ULA KOSKA