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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.

30 juli 2017

ART: Inspiring Artwork by Dutch artist Miranda Groot-Pouw (06)

Today I would like to show you some pieces that caught my eye this week, like this beautiful painting from the Dutch artist Miranda Groot-Pouw (1965). Isn't it a Beauty? Love her refined and expressive artwork. The coming period I will show more of her interesting work. Earlier I published already some artwork, see MORE BLOGS
Helene Schjerfbeck, 2008
More about the artist
Miranda finished drawing and painting at the Dutch 'Nieuwe Kunst Academie Crejat' in Alkmaar (NL). She followed here during 5 years lessons and developed her own painting style. You can describe her style as abstract, expressionistic, figurative art. With acrylic paint she is painting in various transparant layers. Her subjects are various, from portraits to landscapes and buildings with an historical background and even an icon. Besides painting on linen, Miranda also made various wall- and windowpaintings. 
Portrait of the artist
For a theatre association she made various décors. She worked as a creative teacher for a school. It was a challenge for her to learn the children several techniques in a playful way for drawing, painting and workmanship. Besides these activities, the Dutch school 'De Zandloper' in the place Koedijk (NL) gave Miranda also the opportunity to do some art projects. For more information about this interesting artist, see the link below of her website 'Mirandart'. 

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Source: Mirandart
Note: these paintings have been placed with approval of the artist. 

29 juli 2017

Fashion: Natasha Poly for Alberta Ferretti's Limited Edition

Giampaolo Sgura shot Natasha Poly for Alberta Ferretti’s Limited Edition demi-couture collection. The collection, which includes 18 dresses named after magical visions inspired by the Shalimar Gardens, features luxe body-clinging silk satin and shantung molds in the more structured looks. The series of photos highlight the sensual glamour and movement of the gowns as well as the romanticism always inherent in Ferretti’s collections. Check out a few of the pieces below.
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Photos: courtesy of Alberta Ferretti. 

25 juli 2017

Fall in Love with Ferragamo's Newest Rainbow Handbags

Be Inspired by this beautiful Rainbow handbag from Salvatore Ferragamo. Such a chique and colorful design! For more inspiration, see the enclosed links below. 
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Sources: InStyle and Salvatore Ferragamo

22 juli 2017

Stunning bathroom design in a New York City Apartment

Today I spotted this stunning bathroom design in Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber's New York City apartment. In their Manhattan loft, a Ralph Lauren Home light fixture illuminates the master bath's Victoria + Albert tub, which has Dornbracht fittings. The mirror and chaire are antique and the penny tile is by Waterworks. Could not resist to reshare this beautiful bathroom design with you. Be Inspired ........
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Photo: Douglas Friedman

21 juli 2017


Fashion alchemist Alessandro Michele brings his whimsical take on luxury to the fragrance counter (and Times Square), with help from Dakota Johnson, Hari Nef and Petra Collins. Be Inspired ..........
Dakota Johnson in Gucci dress
Hari Nef in Gucci gown
Fragrance Gucci Bloom
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Source: Harper's Bazaar

20 juli 2017

Impressive Architecture: Maclaurin Buildings by William Welles Bosworth, 1916

I guess you have noticed already that, besides interior and design, I love architecture too. Today I spotted this impressive building, the Maclaurin Buildings at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston (USA). It has been designed by the American architect William Welles Bosworth, 1916. What a Beauty! Love the impressive ceiling too. Be Inspired ....
Maclaurin Buildings by W. Bosworth. Ph. L. Barry Hetherington.
Maclaurin Buildings by William Welles Bosworth, 1916
More about MIT, Boston
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the world's leading universities in engineering and science. The institute was chartered in Boston in 1861 and moved to its current site along the Charles River Basin in 1916. The campus is 168 acres or almost 70 hectare large and contains a large number of architecturally interesting buildings. Over the years, some of the world's best-known architects have contributed buildings across the site, ranging in styles including neoclassical, modernist, brutalist and deconstructivist.

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19 juli 2017


Highlights from the Victoria Beckham fashion show for Fall/Winter 2017-18. Be Inspired ......
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Source: VOGUE FR

17 juli 2017


Good Afternoon! 1,000,000 page views since I started with my weblog ByElisabethNL on December 11th, 2011. Thank you very much for your interest in my blogs. I really appreciate this. Wish you a stylish and inspiring week and greetings from Amsterdam (NL). Irene Pouw, Interior- & Fashionblogger and Founder/Community Manager for the Haute Couture Runway group http://bit.ly/1Nmkjj9 and http://bit.ly/2aAB9hK
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Ad Campaign: Bulgari F/W 2016 Campaign x Lily Aldridge

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Source: Artpartner
Ph. Mario Testino.

13 juli 2017


Today I spotted this gorgeous Haute Couture collection from fashion designers Ralph & Russo for the season Spring/Summer 2015. Be Inspired ........
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Photos: courtesy of Ralph & Russo