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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.

28 februari 2021

MFW: Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2020 Couture

Be Inspired by this beautiful couture collection from Dolce & Gabbana for the season Fall/Winter 2020, seen at Milan. 

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25 februari 2021


Stunning aerial Photo series of Tulip fields in the Netherlands. When you think of tulips, you cannot help but think of the Netherlands. It has become a beloved symbol for the country and every year tourists flock there to see the glorious flowers in bloom. And how better to capture these fields of tulips than by photographing them from the sky. French photographer Normann Szkop teamed up with pilot Claython Pender for this aerial photo shoot. The stunning photographs reveal what appear to be fields of geometric bursts of colour in every hue of the rainbow.
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Sources: Normann SzkopClaython Pender and Enpundit.

21 februari 2021

Brandon Maxwell Resort 2021

Be Inspired by this elegant and colorful Resort collection 2021 from the fashionbrand Brandon Maxwell.

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Source: VOGUE

17 februari 2021

Lighting Design: Mechanic constructions by designer Joost van Bleiswijk

Interesting lighting design by Dutch interior designer Joost van Bleiswijk. Below you will find mechanic constructions, hand cut, patinated and polished brass. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Joost van Bleiswijk

10 februari 2021

Decorating Idea: 'Concrete look' wallpaper for an industrial atmosphere

Using concrete in interior is popular. Concrete gives an industrial atmosphere in a room. Besides using concrete furniture or flooring you can also create a 'concrete look' by using concrete look wallpaper. I wrote earlier MORE BLOGS about Industrial Design. Get Inspired ...... 
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09 februari 2021

Inspirational Thoughts: Inspire .........

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Coffee and Wine Art: Amazing artwork from fashion illustrator Marina Ren (01)

While surfing on Twitter today I found this beautiful artwork from Marina Ren. She is a very talented fashion illustrator and artist from Beijing, China. Marina creates stunning, mind blowing paintings by making use of coffee, red wine, tea or alcohol ink. Get Inspired by this very talented artist. I also enclosed 3 You Tube movies from Marina. More blogs will follow soon. 

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05 februari 2021

Ad Campaign: Fan Bingbing wore Ralph & Russo for her Guerlain photoshoot

 Get inspired by these elegant fashion photos from Fan Bingbing for her Guerlain photoshoot. Here she is wearing Ralph & Russo. Fan Bingbing, Guerlain ambassador, shared some behind the scenes images from a recent shoot which sees her looking as perfect as ever. With her perfectly in proportion features and beauty, it’s no wonder that beauty brands want to work with her.
Fan Bingbing is now the global ambassador of Guerlain.
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Beautiful photo from fashion & fine art photographer Jingna Zhang
For my longtime readers, I guess you've noticed already that I love colors. Below you will find inspiration in red hues. Like this beautiful photo above from fashion and fine art photographer Jingna Zhang and the 2nd photo from Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2015 Couture. Or this lovely bouquet of red flowers as well as this red gown from the Elie Saab Pre-Fall collection from 2015. And last but least ..... this gown from Claes Iversen. Aren't they beautiful? See also my Pinterest account for much more color inspiration (link below). Have a lovey day! 
Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2015 Couture
Lovely bouquet of flowers
Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015
Claes Iversen S/S 2015-16
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For more color inspiration, see my Pinterest moodboard: 

01 februari 2021

PFW: Iris van Herpen S/S 2021 Couture - Roots of Rebirth

Such an outstanding collection again from Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen for her Spring/Summer 2021 couture collection from Paris Fashion Week. She is a true visionary and such a fascinating artist! This collection is beyond. Elegant, innovative and mystical. Bravo, Iris! What a craftsmanship, creativity and originality. So beautiful to see. Below you will find her Couture collection for S/S 2021. At the end I also added the You Tube movie. I found the video completely mesmerizing, from start to finish. Get Inspired ......
Sevdaliza embodies the 'Apotheosis' gown.
More about this haute couture collection S/S 2021
Iris van Herpen explores a symbiosis of high technology and the artisanal craftsmanship of couture, through a collection that references the intricacy of fungi and the entanglement of life that breathes beneath our feet.
Iris showed her latest collection ‘Roots of Rebirth’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on January 25th 2021. The work of Iris van Herpen is often described as ethereal and transcendental; a chimeric exposition, radiating shapes that reference the relationship between the human body and the natural world. This season, the Dutch designer explores the rich, yet deeply fragile interconnectedness of an unfamiliar world, the enigmatic fungi empire and the life-bearing fine threads of mycelium. The collection details the extraordinary existence of this winding ‘fabric of life,’ the marvelling world of undergrowth tapestry. In reference to the book penned by scientist Merlin Sheldrake, ‘Entangled Life’ notes that ‘fungi is the ecological connective tissue, the living seam by which much of the world is stitched into relation.’

“Thinking about fungi makes the world look different. These astonishing organisms challenge our animal imaginations and make questions of many of our well-worn concepts, from individuality to intelligence.” - Merlin Sheldrake

‘Roots of Rebirth’ extends its own branch, an invitation to a sequence of 21 looks inspired by roots and spores. During the show, the models seem to magnetise a living lace of spores with each stride, the entanglement of each garment resembles roots of regeneration. Two looks embody the 'henosis' technique, in which multiple translucent layers of duchess fabric were dyed in pastel hues, forming a 'mantodea' motif. An off-white lasercut venation formed by a myriad of hovering fins sprout outwards, radiating each motion into a delicate lacy array of invisible interconnectedness. In other creations, hand-embroidered roots surge and symmetrically entwine the body in transformative tones, from liquid copper to deep shades of burnt umber. Hand-pleated mahogany silk were draped to fan out into hemispheric blooms.
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Photos courtesy of Iris van Herpen.
Photography by Myrthe Giesbers