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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.

31 december 2020

Tadashi Shoji F/W 2020, seen at New York Fashion Week


Be inspired by this fantastic collection from fashion designer Tadashi Shoji  for F/W 2020, seen at New York Fashion Week. What a beautiful gowns to see and what a stunning graphic blue eye makeup! Daniel Martin, lead make-up artist used it for a splattered eyeshadow effect. He made this bold prediction for 2020: 'blue is the new black when creating a bold eye'. But instead of just filling the entire lid with color, Martin used a dual-fiber brush to give the outer edges what he describes as hashtag-like points. "From the runway, you see the shape," he said. "But up close, you see the intricacy of the brush. It's almost like a Jackson Pollack [painting]."

Tadashi Shoji, the fashion designer
Tadashi Shoji, the fashion designer

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30 december 2020

Introduction: Fluid Art by Irene Pouw (01)

 In January 2020 I started with making fluid art. It is so much fun to do and I noticed it really makes me happy. Today I will show you one of my first fluid artworks. I used here some silicone oil to create cells. For more artworks: see also my INSTAGRAM account. Have a great day!

More about Irene
My name is Irene Pouw. I live in Holland not so far from the city Amsterdam. I am a blogger, haute couture lover, interiorstylist and management assistant. I am a great lover of art. I always had this interest to discover beauty, colors, harmony and diversity in art. Art can surprise and touch us in so many ways. Long time readers noticed already that I wrote quite some art blogs (meanwhile 269 blogs) in the past years, see 

Many years I wished to make abstract art by myself but I was too busy with other things. Besides that I did not know exactly where and how to start. So finally in January 2020 I started with making fluid / abstract art and it is really fun! I feel a deep desire to express myself in creativity, using colors and abstract forms. Would like to develop myself the coming years as a creative artist by learning all kind of new techniques and discover unknown areas of freedom and expression. I am looking forward to this journey. :-)  Hope I can inspire you .......

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29 december 2020

Happy New Year! Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2021

New Year's Eve is just around the corner. It has been a challenging year for everyone due to Covid-19. Please have a safe & peaceful New Year's Eve. Wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year. May your 2021 be filled with Happiness, Love, Joy, Peace, a good Health & Prosperity. Hope I can share with you in 2021 some inspiring blogs again. ♥ Irene Pouw, Interior- and Fashionblogger NL

Bijna Oudejaarsavond! Het jaar 2020 was voor velen een turbulent jaar vanwege Covid-19. Wens u en uw geliefden de beste wensen voor 2021. Wees veilig en gezond. Dat 2021 gevuld mag zijn met Geluk, Liefde, Vreugde, Vrede, een goede Gezondheid en Voorspoed. Ik hoop in 2021 weer diverse inspirerende blogs met u te kunnen delen. ♥ Irene Pouw, Interior- and Fashionblogger NL

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Flashbacks: Be Inspired by this gorgeous Haute Couture collection from Ralph & Russo for Spring/Summer 2014. Fantastic gowns, sophisticated, feminine & graceful. Exuding of allure, sophistication and utmost femininity, each look is a reminder of the glorious 1940s and 1950s: high points in fashion that were so magically captured by the likes of Walde Huth, Henry Clarke, Irving Penn, Willy Maywald and Lillian Bassman. The power and drama of that era’s black-and-white fashion imagery is reflected in the cinched waists, the graphic silhouettes and the generous volumes of classic ball gowns in gazar and organza. Embellishment has been inspired by the romance of an archetypical French garden -jardin à la française – with ornate patterns intricately hand-embroidered on silk crêpe and Chantilly lace. Graceful and timeless, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection weaves together exquisite craftsmanship, regal geometries and overall grandeur in an ethereal ‘bouquet’; a fresh interpretation of iconic glamour.
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Source: Ralph & Russo
Photos: courtesy of Ralph & Russo.

Frank Lloyd Wright integrated architecture into nature at Fallingwater Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Love this stunning photo from architecture photographer Andrew Pielage where Frank Lloyd Wright integrated architecture into nature at Fallingwater Mill Run, Pennsylvania. What a Beauty! Be Inspired .........
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Sources: Dezeen and photography Andrew Pielage

Chic & colorful collection from Dries van Noten F/W 2020 RTW, Part 01

I guess long time readers know how much I love the collections from fashion designer Dries van Noten. I wrote already quite some blogs about him, SEE HEREIt's always such a pleasure to look at his creative and elegant designs, expressive and colorful with such rich fabrics he is using. What an eye for beauty, style and craftsmanship in fashion design. I made 3 blogs for you as there were so many beautiful photos to show. :-) Blog 02 and 03 will follow soon. Be inspired ......
The fashion designer Dries van Noten

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Source: VOGUE