donderdag 26 augustus 2010


One of my favorite vintage jewelry brands is Trifari an American company founded in 1910. What I love about their jewels is the attention to detail, the variety of styles and the sheer beauty of most of their designs. Their ads are pretty cool too with a high dosage of Mad Men. In the shop I have some pretty amazing modernist Trifari necklaces for sale!

This ad reminded me of the orginal I-pod Ads:

Fulvio Bonavia

I just discovered the work of photographer Fulvio Bonavia. Because of the shop I really want to know more about product photography and he's a master at it. Just look at his new book 'A matter of taste' it's been out for a while:

De Rotterdam

This past Sunday I had a nautically good time in my hometown of Rotterdam. Together with my sister and my adorable nephew and niece we visited Katendrecht in the southern part of town by the harbour. This used to be known as a rough area best to be avoided. But now Katendrecht has turned into the next cool area to live and hang out.

We visited a playground that's a stone's throw from 'De Rotterdam: a colossal Titanic look-alike  which used to be the flagship for the cruiseship company The Holland America line in the 50s and 60s. Now they've completely restored the oceanliner and it's a hotel, restaurant, bar, partyboat and tourist attraction in one.

I love how they've remained the original feel of the 50s on board. On entering we were welcomed by a picture of the amazing Eartha Kitt standing in front of some Heineken boxes in 50s Rotterdam. Her outfit rocks...

But there were more stylish 50s pics to be found all over the ship...

Even my niece was impressed by all the beautiful photo's on board.

Of course we had to take a peek in the shop. These sailor hats and yellow booties for kids are too cute.

dinsdag 10 augustus 2010

2nd shop!

Wow it's been ages since I've posted anything on this blog, and so much has happened! I've been to Berlin and back, I'm preparing my first stint at an ecofashion fair and I've started selling through a second website. It's called Market Publique and is focussed completely on vintage fashion and accessories. Here's a screenshot of the shop and my seller page:

Of course I intend to put much more items in the shop these coming days.

Market Publique founder Pamela Castillo shares my love for animal belt buckles. She wrote a blogpost about one of the buckles she bought from me: a gold tone lobster. What a colorful outfit it looks very cool on her. I wish the weather was as good here in Amsterdam as it is in New York....

Photo: Market Publique Blog

Photo: Market Publique Blog