I am so happy with these two super soft sweaters from Zara, just what I needed ! For a long time I had ignored v-neck sweaters because I really didn’t like them (especially not on men, still!). But now I think it’s kind of sexy in a subtle way on women plus I don’t get that sort of claustrophobic feeling I often get with other sweaters I own…
Soo.. I woke up this morning watching an interview, watch here with Zoe… and omg I love her glasses so much ! Anyone who knows me must know that I have a weakness for glasses, especially when they’re cat eyed ! So I went looking on the internet and yes ! I found them hahha on this website called smartbuyglasses.. My wish-list just keeps on expanding, o dear..
When I lived in Stockholm for a while I went to this perfume store called BYREDO.. and fell for this scent called Seven Veils, it reminded me of something from my past, yet my future… It smelled like the idea of me when I’m older, if that makes any sense ? So I took a sample with me (long time finished), but never got the time to go back and get the bottle. So it’s still on my wish-list as for this nice cardigan and sweater too^^
I just had to post this beautiful thing called Madeleine, an analogue odour camera… wow, the same as a camera records the light information of a visual in order to create an image, this machine records the molecular information of a smell ! So interesting and beautifully designed don’t you think ?
It’s finally here ! My very own maiohwn necklace… totally having a little “carrie” moment overhere ! hihi^^ And I am so happy to say that I may give you 10% discount on your order using the code MAIOHWN. Isn’t that great ?! Be creative and make up your own version at mijnnaamketting.nl
For some reason it always helps to get myself some nice new stationery before starting a new school year. Somehow it gives me a bit more drive and inspiration to start I guess… I got these beauty’s at an online shop called SISORIGINAL, they have a really nice selection of Moleskine products and one of my favorites Furoshiki Shiki on sale too !
Almost forgot to tell you about this fun Marni dress I found the other day ! It reminds me a bit of the dress Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman [the polo match scene]. I am still thinking of ways to wear it for fall though.. it’s getting way too cold already !
I have been looking forever for the perfect fall/winter pink coat that is actually affordable and not as expensive as those beautiful Carven or Dior ones… But today I saw this pretty sandy colored one at Zara and fell quite in love with it, not to mention those heels. Also how gorgeous are these delicate brass bangles from Restored ?!
The perfect activity for me while i’m laying sick in bed these days… House hunting ! I can’t wait for me and my boyfriend to move in together ! We’re finally seriously doing this, and it feels great ! Been doing a lot of home inspiration on the i-net too which gives me even more butterflies. Fingers crossed now for a nice place to call our own home !^^
Of today ! Bought these magical pink dragon flowers, biked around in the most comfortable thrifted polkadot pants, went to ikea.. again, ate Surinamese pastry’s at the bakery with my sis and nephews, finally booked my ticket to Sweden, ate delicious sushi with my boyfriend by the lake and now relaxing with my laptop and fluffy pillows around my head.
Yesterday night I celebrated the launch of a new Dutch Magazine called F.A.L.L. Which is founded by a friend of mine Milou Verbeke. The magazine is a mixture of Fashion Art Literature & Lifestyle and will be published 6x a year ! I absolutely love the lay-out of the magazine and I think that the concept will inspire lots of creative people to follow their dreams, maybe even with the help of F.A.L.L. Keep your eyes open for a copy of your own at the smaller book-concept stores near you !
Saw this short film on a friend of mine’s fb the other day. And I’m totally in love with it ! It’s also from the same guy who directed another film I really really like ‘Matthew Frost’ for Jalouse. Watch it here !
Fact #1 about me: I always carry too many things with me, even in the smallest bags. And when I decide to take something out like tissues or my whole make-up bag I always get myself in a situation where I need those specific things the most… At the moment I am using a pink blush some eyeliner and lipstick, pretty basic really.
Came home from school this afternoon completely covered in snow, when I saw this package waiting for me in the hallway.. Anyone who knows me must know what my face looked like at that exact moment hahaha ! Although I can’t wear these yellow beauties untill summer I just can’t stop smiling hihi
Currently adding these to my imaginary basket.. The heels are actually coming my way soon though ! Can’t wait ^^ Spotted them last year at the Preen ss.12 show and I couldn’t resist that amazing 70% sale at asos any longer.
The last few hours of 2012, while reading all these best wishes and amazing goals I wonder if anything I wished for last year came true. I think so.. except for that billion dollar wish do… Anyway I’m not going to say my wishes and goals out loud, because then I know for sure they won’t come out. But I do wanna say that I’m grateful for every sad and happy moment 2012 gave us, a little less the sad ones of course.. but hey,
As I once read; without knowing sadness there is no experience of happiness.
It’s finally here ! Our lookbook for COM’BIN’A'BLE s/s ’13 a project I did in collaboration with Dennis Bareiro. The collection is a mix of modernism, vague memories and feelings inspired by people who are comfortable in their way of life through time. It is a story of men and women who show their passion for quality and sustainability in a unique way.
The ability of combining these aspects in a way of living is an aspiration to live by.
I have enjoyed making this collection so much and I’m so grateful for everyone who helped and stood by us throughout this amazing process.
I would like to introduce you to my latest project in collaboration with Dennis Bareiro, Sharon Jane D. & MUNKICLOUD. This is just a small preview of the collection we made, be sure to stay tuned for more !!
Wauw, just spotted these sweaters on instagram and totally fell in love with them! The fit, the prints the pictures and the concept are just right up my alley. The designs were inspired by nature mixed with technology and produced with photoshop, amazing..
Say hello to my new vintage Jil Sander bag, found this one on marktplaats.nl ! The material is suede, so I don’t know if now is the right time to wear it outside with the super cold snowy/rainy weather here in Amsterdam but we’ll see !
I was just about to go and do my hair but first I wanted to share one of my favorite hair products with you ! It is this jojoba oil that I use once, sometimes twice a week to keep my hair shiny and healthy as it tends to dry out super quick. I like this oil because it doesn’t leave my hair greasy and you only need like a really small amount of it ! Plus I mainly use it for my ends, you could also use it as a conditioner before washing your hair with shampoo. I know that sounds weird but this way you prevent your shampoo from stripping all the moisture out of your hair, which I for instance definitely want to keep !
So recently I got introduced to this new dutch brand called Mujjo by my brother. He bought this beautiful iPad sleeve on their website, and I totally fell in love with it. The design fits perfectly around the iPad, looks very stylish + gives it great protection. Nowadays there are so many accessories for our devices it’s a bit insane. But this one right here just seems honest, looks pretty and does the job ! Also check out their touchscreen gloves, super handy ^^
Last summer my dad installed these 2 huge gray glass shelves in my room. Which at first I wasn’t too happy about, they where a bit too much to me. But then I decided to paint them white and use it as a sort of etalage for my work and inspiration stuff. And I really happen to love them now !
The other day I discovered a new secondhand store nearby my house and found these two amazing items ! They are both from a really old collection from h&m, back when it was called “hennes”. Ironicly that same day I had just seen the crazy cool new spring rtw ’13 collection of Loewe, and I thought that somehow my mind was leading me to find something similar without even noticing^^
Yesterday night I had the chance to be at the press launchparty of 9straatjesonline new shopping concept called QRoute. The idea is basically to make the term window-shopping a reality ! You know when you see something really really nice in a window and you gotta have it but the store’s already closed ?! Well now there’s a solution for it ! Just install the 9straatjesonline app, scan the qr-code of the item in the window, checkout with paypal and tadaa ! Your item will be delivered the next day [worldwide]. Sounds pretty nice to me !^^
This summer I went to Paris with the bf for my birthday ! We had such a nice time there. And now with all those pretty Paris Fashionweek pics everywhere on the internet… I really want to go back so so bad !! sigh*
Say hi, to my new raincoat ^^ The skirt I’m wearing is actually made from a towel which my father uses when he’s painting ! I really loved the colors on it, so I turned it into a skirt for today’s outfit post !
I’ve been getting a lot of sweet compliments on my nails lately. So I thought let me show you guys how to do it yourself, in just three steps ! First set your nails with a transparent base coat, then apply the dots with the head of a fine needle. Let your nails dry completely and then finish it off with a new layer of transparent polish. That’s all ! enjoy.
For a long time now I’ve been wanting to take maiohwn to the next level, but somehow I never really did. Last summer however, I finally had the courage to make some decisions and start fresh! Today I’m finally back with the results, and I’m so, so, sooo excited to take you with me on my new adventures!
Together with munkicloud I built a website for maiohwn that will provide you with an insight into my life, the things I do and most importantly love!