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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 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 ......
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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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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


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. 


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Source: VOGUE

14 mei 2018


Gorgeous haute couture gowns from the British fashion house Ralph & Russo for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. What a Beauties! Love their designs, always so chique, elegant and stylish. I wrote earlier more blogs about these fantastic fashion designers, see MORE BLOGS Be Inspired .......

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Sources: Vogue and Ralph & Russo