zondag 31 oktober 2010

Mad girl

Mad Men is an American dramatic television series created and produced by Matthew Weiner. Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The focal point of the series is Don Draper (Jon Hamm), creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, as well as those in his life, both in and out of the office. As such, it regularly depicts the changing moods, social mores, and political correctness of 1960s America. Besides the fact that the show is an intelligent supplement to all of the other existing television shows it is already a pleasure just looking at it. This fall a lot of designers got their inspiration by the show (Louis Vuitton, Prada) And I just found this funny site on where you can create your own online mad man character. Check it out on Mad Men yourself, and get your own Mad Men/sixties dress on Doublerlesol!

zaterdag 30 oktober 2010

Golden edge

A few weeks ago I attended a fashion show from Sonia Rykiel. Today I was searching the internet to find their show tune. While visiting their site I bumped on their amazing blog with lovely stories, pretty words like: Bonheur << J’ai reconnu le bonheur au bruit qu’il a fait quand il a claque la porte>> which means something like: ‘I found happiness at the sound he made when he slams the door’ Lol.

Behind the tab modern vintage you’ll find lovely old fashion magazine pictures and vintage movies. One little thing. Everything is in French. But don’t say pictures more then thousand words? Check out Sonia Rykiels Blog: rykielles.com
Oh and btw, I did found the sound of the fashion show. Which also has a lovely vintage sound: The Stranglers - Golden Brown

woensdag 27 oktober 2010

A lot for little

From Thursday 28th until Sunday the 31th of October, the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam is hosting the 4th edition of the Affordable Art Fair (AAF): An International art fair with, what’s in the name, affordable art. The perfect occasion to start your own art collection! Shown will be sculptures, photo’s, paintings, drawings and graphics from over 85 different galleries national and international. Prices of the pieces start from € 100,- . I know where I will be tomorrow; discovering the new Van Gogh, Chagall! Or else hope I’ll find some other pieces that will inspire me!
Doors are open from 11 am until 6 pm and on Friday until 8 pm. For tickets check their

maandag 25 oktober 2010

Sweet for my sweets

Just found the most lovely website filled with cute, artistic but mostly beautiful drawings and scrapbooks filled with sketches. It’s the website from Iefke de Roos. A Dutch fashion designer who graduated in 2006 at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Her collection has names like ‘I feel nostalgic for things I’ve never known and show lovely dresses with a romantic twist. The dresses are sold at the store SKY in Amsterdam (Herengracht 228, 1016 BT) and Iefkes website is definitely worth a visit!

zaterdag 23 oktober 2010

Fashion Memory

Check out this new gadget which immediate took a position on my wish list;
This new Memory Game challenges players to find combinations of young people with special characteristics and street-style clothing. These are beautiful photographs of people from all nationalities, photographed in the streets of Amsterdam during last year. For the game, the pictures have been cut in two. Based on their clothing, their attitudes and backgrounds of the people in the photographs, players can join the slightly enlarged faces with the rest of the bodies. Pairing off the sections is great fun, an excellent game for children and for anyone who is interested in street fashion or in search of a trendy gift.
The photography is by Barbara Iweins, a Flemish photographer who lives in Brussels and Amsterdam.

vrijdag 22 oktober 2010

Cleaning out my closet

Today I went cleaning out my closet. Every time I pick up my laundry to put it back in my closet I doubt at some items if I would ever wear them again. I’ve filled up 9 bags with last season’s tops, shoes and various ‘way out of style’ items ready to visit the recycling bin.

Then a stroke of unexpected luck. My closet has space again! And that could only mean one thing! Fill it up again!
For example with the cute strapless dresses! Now for sale @ doublerlesol.com!

Strapless dress, now € 29,95 (before € 59,95)

dinsdag 19 oktober 2010

These boots are made for walking

Did you knew that there exists a movie named the red shoes? It’s about A young ballet dancer who’s torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. The movie is from around 1950, maybe the same time as these boots were design. Luckily these boots are in fine shape and more important, they can be yours in only a mouse click away. Check out these one of a kind boots in size 37 on doublerlesol.comAnd check out this song, if your feet are bigger then you wished..

maandag 18 oktober 2010

Two great loves

Located in the wonderful "Le Marais" district, in front of the national archives and close to the Picasso Museum in Paris you’ll find: Les ARCHIVES de la PRESSE
A bookstore that’s offering you a huge collection of Journals, Magazines and catalogs
I visited them because of their huge collection of fashion magazines.
From 1920 to 1999; you’ll find the largest titles like Journal des Demoiselles, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Excelsior,Jardins des Modes, Elles, l'Album du Figaro and Adam.
Two things I love come together. Vintage and magazines!

Adress: 51 Rue des Archives 75003 Paris

vrijdag 15 oktober 2010

Dutch design

From October 23 through October 31 2010, Eindhoven presents the 9th edition of Dutch Design Week, the largest design event in the Netherlands. Around 1500 designers from home and abroad will show their work all over the city of Eindhoven from design disciplines such as industrial design, concept design, graphic design, textile & fashion, spatial design, fooddesign and design management & trends. Visitors will be given insight into the entire development process from concept to product in various disciplines ranging from industrial design to applied arts. Check out their website and ofcourse their event!

Some nice sites to come in the mood:
StudioRuig. Three dutch girls from Eindhoven own a fashion label
Nothing Design. bases oriental but worldwide available

woensdag 13 oktober 2010

Happy 90th birthday Vogue!

The French Vogue is celebrating her 90th birthday this month. If you see the issue anywhere, you really should get one of these amazing copies with Duch covergirl Lara Stone on it. With this issue you’ll find an extra supplement (twice as big as the magazine) with several prints from famous photographers like: Craig McDean, Guy Bourdin, Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier selected by Carine Roitfeld, the famous editor in chief herself.
I really like these anniversary issues of magazine’s!

maandag 11 oktober 2010

La PhotoCabine

When I visited Paris last week, I’ve seen a great part of the city without seeing any daylight. You know what I mean; too discover a Paris you have to take the subway. And when under the ground I sometimes felt myself a kind of Amelie girl. You know that scene around the photocabine? I forgot to jump in a cabine myself but now I just discovered this photobooth website It seems like I’m back around charles de gaulle etoile metrostation again. It’s free and so funny to do. Or shall I say rire en masse!

woensdag 6 oktober 2010

Just another girl in Paris

A dream came true when I heard the news that I was able to attend Paris fashion week this year. I saw several shows, some seated, some frontrow and some in the nosebleed section. Some with and some without entree tickets. Discovered the nicest shops and restaurants. But most likely of it all, all the people on the streets looked like they loved fashion.
I’ll promise the write down the nicest addresses of clubs, restaurants and shops later on this week!