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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.

24 augustus 2012


Earlier, together with the Dutch photographer John Hunt (Amstel Imaging B.V.), we did do a photoshoot at a farmhouse in Holland. Our model is farmer Tom.
Eerder ben ik bezig geweest met een fotoshoot, waarbij een persoon voor 1 dag model is. Samen met fotograaf John Hunt (Amstel Imaging B.V.) zijn we hiermee aan de slag gegaan. We hebben vier fotoshoots gedaan op respectievelijk een boerderij in Noord-Holland / beeldentuin Nic Jonk, in het Vondelpark te Amsterdam en in een appartement in Amsterdam.
Boer Tom:
Boer Tom is het eerste model. Tom is al jaren veeboer, bezit een mooie boerderij in Noord-Holland waar hij dagelijks zijn koeien, schapen en kippen verzorgt. Af en toe vindt hij het leuk om in the picture te staan en even geen overall aan te hebben. Zie hier het resultaat: buiten op zijn erf met zijn trouwe hond aan zijn voeten én in zijn gezellige boeren woonkeuken. 
Op de lange termijn lijkt het me leuk om fotoshoots te doen met chique avondkleding in combinatie met professionele haar en visagie. In deze fotoshoot heeft boer Tom zelf zijn haar en kleding verzorgd.

Coordination: Irene Pouw

22 augustus 2012


Haute Couture designer Iris van Herpen has always pushed the limited of fashion. Below you will find some beautiful designs from her. For more information about her background please have a look below or have a look at her website. Earlier I wrote 3 other blogs about Iris van Herpen, see the enclosed links Blog United Nude Fang ShoesBlog DutchFashion Exhibition2012 Iris van Herpen and Blog Iris van Herpen conquers Paris.
Van Herpen graduated from the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor Kunsten (ArtEZ Institute of the Arts) in Arnhem in 2006. Did an internship with Alexander McQueen, among others and started a label under her own name in 2007. A year later, she was nominated for the prestigious Createurope: The Fashion Academy Award. Her outfits appeared in Vogue, Numero, Harper’s Bazaar and Dazed and Confused. In conjunction with United Nude, she launched a limited-edition shoe line in 2010. In 2011, the 3-D dress that she designed was acclaimed by TIME Magazine as one of the fifty best inventions of the year. Van Herpen exhibits her work at home and abroad. Last year she was the winner of the Dutch Fashion Awards and the RADO Young Designer Awards. In 2011 Van Herpen became a member of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

Craftsmanship and new techniques
Iris van Herpen is renowned for her remarkable outfits in which she combines traditional craftsmanship and zealous handwork with innovative techniques, such as rapid prototyping and radical material choices like processed leather sorts, synthetic boat rigging and the whalebones of children’s umbrellas. With these she creates sculptural effects with an astonishing visual impact, which appear both organic and futuristic. Creating a new silhouette is important in her work. Van Herpen regards fashion as a form of self-expression in which she translates her associations and fascinations with everyday reality into a collection. Each collection has its own narrative and wearability is not the ultimate criterion. For instance, Radiation Invasion is about the invisible radiation and signals all around us that make telecommunication possible. The Synesthesia collection has a neurological phenomenon as its point of departure, where a mingling of sensory perceptions occurs. There are people who can ‘see’ music, for example or can ‘taste’ colours.

Sources: pictures are from the Pinterest Moodboard Haute Couture Runway
or have a look at her website IRIS VAN HERPEN

19 augustus 2012

Interiorstyling: Pine Design Wonen - houten tafels en dressoirs

 Stoere houten tafels en dressoirs gezien bij Pine Design Wonen, Zuidlaren (NL). Leuke woonwinkel met diverse woonstijlen en woonaccessoires. De blauwe zithoek (zie foto hierboven) én de stevige witte eettafel met blauwe stoelen erom heen vind ik ook erg mooi om te zien. De combinatie blauw met wit geeft de woonkamer een hele frisse uitstraling.

n.b. De foto's zijn geplaatst met goedkeuring van Pine Design Wonen

15 augustus 2012


Pink is my favourite color. I guess you've noticed that already. Below you will find some lovely pink photos. Be Inspired ......
Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2012
Decorating in pink
Pink table setting
Monique Lhuillier, Pre-Spring 2013
Prada Pink
Pink tea
Pretty pink petit four
Pretty pink birds
Petal Pink
Source: all pictures are from my Pinterest moodboard

08 augustus 2012


A few pieces caught my eye this week: beautiful handmade crystal chandeliers from the Irish company Noel Finan Waterford. These chandeliers look so elegant and sophisticated. I love it! For an impression please have a look below. For more information just have a look at their website, see enclosed hyperlink.
More about the company
Quote: "Established in 1995, Noel Finan Waterford made chandeliers and sculptings. They are committed to the purest quality, magnificent design and have highly trained and skilled craftsmen. Also designed to embellish, empires, places of historical and iconic importance and residences and offices of exceptional character".
Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Noel Finan Waterford

02 augustus 2012

Fashion: Valentino F/W 2012-13 Ad Campaign

The Valentino woman for Fall 2012-13 is sophisticated, romantic and dreamy, but with a dark edge. Just some pictures for inspiration. For the complete review please have a look at the enclosed Valentino link below.