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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.

29 oktober 2021

Fashion: Stella McCartney Resort 2022

 Be Inspired by this lovely new collection from fashion designer Stella McCartney for Resort 2022. I wrote MORE POSTS about Stella ......

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Photos courtesy of Stella McCartney. 
Source: VOGUE

Vintage Fashion: Beautiful photo from Dovima by Richard Avedon, 1950s

I guess long time readers have discovered already that I am a huge fan of the American fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon. Below you will find this beautiful fashion photo from Dovima in Balenciaga photographed by Richard in the 1950s. Dovima has such an elegant and sophisticated style. For more blogs about this inspiring fashion photographer, SEE HERE Be Inspired ...... 
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28 oktober 2021

Fashion Designs: Hermès and beautiful Otomi fabrics from Mexico

I was inspired by these Otomi fabrics, such a beautiful embroidery work from Mexico. French Fashion House Hermès has also released a collection of scarves and handkerchiefs featuring colorful embroidered designs produced by the community of Mexican Otomi natives. For more information, see the information below as well as the enclosed links.
Otomi Textiles. Source: House and Home

French Fashion House Hermès has released a collection of scarves and handkerchiefs featuring colorful embroidered designs produced by a community of Mexican Otomi natives. The collection will make available worldwide fashion featuring the traditional “Tenango,”- vibrant embroidered figurines made by the residents of San Pablo el Grande and inspired by the pre-columbine Otomi culture. 
Photograph of two Otomi Artisan women by Robert Freund
The Otomi Indians of Mexico are a community known for its strong beliefs in co-existing in harmony with the natural environment. The designs are inspired by the plants and animals of the Otomi lands, as well as the rituals performed to be in harmony with the land, such as the harvest, planting and rain ceremonies. Here's an interesting article about the collaboration between Hermès and the Otomi Indians of Mexico.  
Hermès incorporates Mexican Indian embroidery into designs. 
Hermès scarves inspired by the Otomi. Source: The Powerhouse Museum

Hermès launched earlier a collection featuring Mexican indigenous art
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The Pink Pagoda
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27 oktober 2021

Flashback: Stylish Chanel collection F/W 2019 RTW, Part 01

 Would like to share with you this elegant and stylish collection from Chanel Fall/Winter 2019 RTW. Love the beautiful fabrics which are used here. Part 2 will follow soon. In the past I wrote much more inspiring blogs about CHANEL

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Photos courtesy of Chanel. 
Source: VOGUE

25 oktober 2021

Furniture Design: Beautiful old table in a white Scandinavian home

While surfing on internet this morning I saw this beautiful old table in the white Scandinavian home of fashion and lifestyle blogger Kristin Sundberg. Her interior is all in white with a few black, gray & natural shades incorporated in its furniture and decor to create more drama. Enjoy the beauty of white, simplicity and functionalism. For the complete look of her inspiring home, see the link below. 
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23 oktober 2021

Inspiring collection from Givenchy Resort 2022, Part 2

  Be Inspired by this interesting Resort collection 2022 from Givenchy. I wrote earlier more blogs about Givenchy, SEE HERE

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Photos courtesy of Givenchy.
Source: VOGUE

21 oktober 2021

Runway: Alaïa S/S 2022 RTW, Part 1

 Be Inspired by this beautiful collection from Alaïa for the season Spring/Summer 2022 RTW. Part 2 will follow soon. 

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Photos courtesy of Alaïa.
Source: VOGUE 

Beautiful traditional entrance hall by interior designer Thomas Pheasant

Designer Thomas Pheasant added a bay to brighten a Virginia home's entrance hall. What a great result! Pheasant designed the chairs for Baker Furniture. Be Inspired .....
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Sources: Thomas PheasantArchitectural Digest-01 + AD-02Pinterest and Baker Furniture