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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch blogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality and craftsmanship in various subjects like interiordesign, architecture, haute couture, photography, art 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.

19 mei 2024

Photography by Irene: 'The Black Barn' in the place Bergen (NL)

Today I would like to share with you this photo shot by me. Long-time readers know how passionated I am about photography. A few years ago I started with a study in photography to develop my self more in this field (still learning .....). Love to take photos of all kind of subjects like cityscape and landscape photography, particularly at sunset and blue hour. But also gardens, flowers, architecture etc. Sometimes shot with my smartphone and sometimes with my camera. Now and then I will share some photos with you. Be Inspired ......

This photo was made with my smartphone while I was on my way by bike. Could not resist to make a photo while passing by this beautiful place. This is 'The Black Barn' in the Dutch place Bergen. In the previous century it was a sawmill and nowadays used as a cinema. 
Have an enjoyable day and greetings from Irene from Holland!

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Ph. by Irene Pouw

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Classy, Elegant & Timeless Ralph Lauren Collection F/W 2024 .......

 What a delightful, classy and elegant F/W 2024 collection again from fashion designer Ralph Lauren! Be Inspired ....... Earlier I wrote more blogs about Fashion, SEE HERE

“The woman I design for has a beauty that comes from an inner confidence. She dresses for herself. Her style is personal and bold. She believes in quiet sophistication not defined by time or trends. My Fall/Holiday Collection is inspired by that woman - her sense of timelessness, her individuality - a style that is forever.”   

— Ralph Lauren


“To me luxury is about quality and attention to detail. Craftsmanship is part of that. Whether in the handmade beauty of a beaded gown, the cut of a soft leather jacket or the curve of the steering wheel of a vintage racing car. Timelessness - things that last - is the truest form of
luxury.” 
— Ralph Lauren

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Source: Ralph Lauren
Video: courtesy of Ralph Lauren

16 mei 2024

Bridalwear: Stunning bridal gowns from Reem Acra - Essence of Reem

 
Would like to share with you today these stunning bridal gowns from Reem Acra. Be Inspired .......

Essence of Reem
For Spring 2025, the Reem Acra bride is a vision in a blossoming garden. Delicate, rich embroideries, a brand signature, trail down gowns and evaporate like the fragrance of springtime flowers in bloom. Lush fabrications - crepe sable, tulle and silk organza - recall the dewy softness of rose petals at dawn. Handmade mikado flowers and crystal embellished bows, adorned on classic alencon and chantilly lace gowns. Evoke the first aroma of a fresh flower. Like a spring garden. This collection awakens the senses on every level, transporting the bride into the world of Reem Acra.








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Source: REEM ACRA
Photos: courtesy of Reem Acra

13 mei 2024

Furniture Design: Cabinet 'The Stack' by Dutch designer Mariska Jagt

Be inspired by this interesting design, 'The Stack' designed by Dutch designer Mariska Jagt for Odesi and seen at Dutch Design Week 2016. Love the shape as well as the openness. It's a very practical cabinet for posting your most beautiful things, so that everyone can see it too. This post is a repost from my blogpost of 20-12-2016. 
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Sources: Interior Design Studio Mariska Jagt and Odesi
Photos via Odesi. 

11 mei 2024

Bridalwear: Monique Lhuillier Bliss Spring 2025

 Monique Lhuillier Bliss Spring 2025 transports you to the magical streets of Firenze with an aura of sophisticated and flirty vibrance. Floral prints, embellished laces, sculptural mikados, chic minis and exposed backs embody the modern Bliss bride! Be Inspired .......

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Source: You Tube Monique Lhuillier

10 mei 2024

Photography by Irene: A beautiful Sunset in the Oudorperpolder (04)

 Today I would like to share with you this photo shot by me. Long-time readers know how passionated I am about photography. A few years ago I started with a study in photography to develop my self more in this field (still learning .....). Love to take photos of all kind of subjects like cityscape and landscape photography, particularly at sunset and blue hour. But also gardens, flowers, architecture etc. Sometimes shot with my smartphone and sometimes with my camera. Now and then I will share some photos with you. Be Inspired ......

This photo was made by me during a sunny sunset in late August in the Dutch Oudorperpolder (situated near the city Alkmaar). How beautiful with these warm orange hues ...... Have an enjoyable day and greetings from Irene from Holland!

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Ph. by Irene Pouw

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My Instagram profile 'Click I Got You', SEE HERE

09 mei 2024

Lovely Springtime in London ......


Spring has sprung! While surfing on Linked-In today I saw these beautiful Spring photos from London by Jessica Studdert. I could not resist to share some photos on my weblog today. :-) Here we see that Spring transforms London into a beautiful floral wonderland with its parks and promenades. Be Inspired .......



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Source: Architecture & Design
📸: Jessica Studdert

07 mei 2024

Fashion: Fan Bingbing in Iris van Herpen Haute Couture

 I guess long-time readers have noticed already that I am a huge fan of fashion model Fan Bingbing. Love her elegant style and beauty. Get Inspired by these 2 fashion photos from Fan Bingbing in an haute couture gown from Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, known for her futuristic 3-D designs. This is a repost of my blogpost of 10-03-2021. 

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Sources: TWITTERIRIS VAN HERPEN and VOGUE

Runway: Giorgio Armani Prive S/S 2024 Haute Couture, Blog 01


Would like to share with you today this magical haute couture collection from Giorgio Armani Prive for their season S/S 2024. In true Armani style, the collection takes inspiration from the different cultures, from East to West, representing the dream of a woman who is influenced by every place she visits. A blend of exquisite aqueous, pale and soft tones – is illuminated by the sparkle of embroidery, creating a playful yet light fashion. I also added below their You Tube movie to give a complete summary. Earlier I wrote more blogs about Haute Couture, SEE HERE







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Source: ARMANI
Photos: courtesy of Armani

05 mei 2024

Sony World Photography Awards: Inspiring photo from Simon Morris

Would like to share with you today this inspiring photo from travel photographer Simon Morris, chosen by the Sony World Photography Awards. What a beautiful photo to see! Earlier I wrote more blogs about Photography, SEE HERE

Sony World Photography Awards elevate the careers of photographers to the next level. Since the beginning, the Awards have championed inclusivity and access by being free to enter. Acting as an insight into photography today in all its diversity, the Awards spotlights photographers telling the stories of our time.

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Sources: Sony World Photography Awards and Simon Morris
Photos via Huffington Post