18 December 2009

Get it done

Yesterday evening 'Get it done' was launched on the top floor of the former ABN AMRO building in Amsterdam. Visitors were treated to a special performance by singer Wende Snijders and a fairytale view on the canals covered in snow. Founder/actress Hanna Verboom looked stunning in a golden MATTIJS jacket.

Visit their website and support the projects!

GET IT DONE is a new way to get aid projects done.

Aid used to be simple, personal, direct. Somehow, it has become all about the middlemen, about big anonimous organisations helping equally anonimous 'victims'. The personal connection is missing and results are often invisible. GET IT DONE brings aid back to where it once started: as the basic human activity of taking care of each other.

Tapping into the huge potential of existing online social networks such as Hyves and Facebook, GET IT DONE is about you, your friends, your project. Each selected project is given a webpage and a widget, a mobile mini-website. You can place the widget of a project you like on your personal profile page and share it with your friends. Once placed, the widget functions as a 'window' through which you can communicate and will be updated about your project's progress. The widget makes it easy to make a donation and/or do-nation. No middlemen, no fees.

On GET IT DONE, the people who run projects locally are called MAKERS. They are responsible for a successful completion of their project. The people who actively promote projects within their online social network are called MOVERS. They function as a bridge between the project and potential donors, or, as we call them, SHAKERS: those who place the widget, share it, donate and/or do-nate. MAKERS, MOVERS and SHAKERS can get their project DONE quickly and (cost)efficiently. Together.

10 December 2009

Steven De Wilde - Honeymoon Suite

Steven De Wilde presented his new Haute Couture Brides Collection on November 26th 2009 at the Antwerp Hotel 'De Witte Lelie'. The magnificant surroundig of the Hotel was the perfect setting for his dresses. His signature was clearly visible in the collection which gave a nice overview of his work.

09 December 2009

Wolford's shimmering X-mas

Dazzling accents or sparkling allure - exciting new creations for putting together stunning looks over the festive period.

Covered with dozens of sparkling stones from the neckline across the shoulders to the back, the STARS String Body is as breathtaking as a night under the real stars. In contrast, loose gold threads provide the shimmering accents along the neckline of the SHIMMER Body. The bewitching effect of this string body's opaque/transparent corsage-effect unfolds as it follows the contours of the female form.

SERAPHINE guarantees a dazzling entrance from head to toe. Sparkling crystals decorate the transparent net-pattern neckline of this fabulous cocktail dress. The pretty details such as the delicate velvet band at the sleeve and neck and the seductive ruching make this dress utterly captivating.
The matching tights in elegant fishnet design with carefully positioned crystals are the perfect way to complete the look.

Graceful and gorgeous glitter and shine. With sparkling crystals LIMELIGHT prettily covers the parts which should be merely hinted at rather than revealed - a lingerie highlight. The very fine, transparent fabric is studded all over with glittering crystal elements - a sparkling firework on a refined black background. Very elegant and yet sexy!

02 December 2009

Start bidding for War Child

From this week on, all customized Desert Boots will be auctioned for charity. So start bidding on your favourite pair via Ebay.

It's ace to see Sneakerfreaker supporting our project!

27 November 2009

Piet Paris is awarded Marie Claire Prix de la Mode

Piet Paris has been awarded the Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2009 in the category Best Fashion Ambassador. The prize is an important mark of recognition from a lead player in Dutch fashion journalism for Piet’s work as an illustrator, as Artistic Director of the Arnhem Fashion Biennale and as a mentor to many fashion designers.‘Piet believes that all Dutch people should know how multifaceted and important fashion is – and Marie Claire cannot help but agree with him,’ the jury stated in their report. ‘To achieve that goal he even sacrificed his shyness.’

This year’s other award winners include Missoni (Best Fashion House), Consuelo Castiglioni (Best International Designer) and Cato van Ee (Best Model). The awards ceremony took place during a dinner held at the Rijksmuseum in the midst of paintings by Dutch Old Masters.

26 November 2009 opens concept store

Dutch online store opens a pop up store in the heart of Rotterdam; Karel Doormanstraat 378. From now on, this is the place to buy your party outfits, vintage design furniture and art books.

To celebrate the opening, we invite you to have a drink with us!

Date: Friday November 27th
Time: 8 PM
Location: Karel Doormanstraat 378, Rotterdam

PS. Only open till X-mas!

04 November 2009

Party collection now available is known for their co-operations with young and emerging fashion designers. These succesful collabs resulted in a special party collection. From now on all unique pieces are available on their website.

Yvon Jaspers in Edwin Oudshoorn

Last month Yvon Jaspers won the most important Dutch TV-price for her presentation of 'Boer Zoekt Vrouw' (Farmer seeks wife). She looked great in a straw dress of Edwin Oudshoorn's spring/summer 2010 collection.

Desert Boot turns 60

The famous Desert Boot of Clarks Originals celebrates its 60th birthday this season. We asked 16 Dutch and Belgian artists and celebrities to customize the iconic shoes. Here are some examples:

Piet Paris designed Desert Boots for Lily Allen.

Karen van de Kraats wrote facts and stories about deserts on the shoes.
Franky Claeys got inspired by a typical desert phenomenon: fata morgana.

This is your chance to get your hands on these unique celebration shoes: from 30 November on, the shoes will be auctioned via and All revenues will be given to Dutch charity organization War Child.

03 November 2009


New fashion store Tamago opened its doors last Sunday. Tamago, Japanese for egg, breaks with the fast rhythm of the fashion world. The store, run by Simon Talsma who is also co-founder of the famous Cobra store in Den Bosch, sells sustainable and modest clothes of Minä Perhonen, Sara Lanzi, Arts & Science, Jane Wheeler and Marcha Hüskes. The store is located on Amsterdam's Spiegelgracht, in the middle of the art district.

23 October 2009

New Colors Magazine uses "augmented reality"

The new Colors magazine 76, a creation of Fabrica which is Benettons communication center,is all about Teenagers. In Colombia, John decides he wants to live like his idol, the drug baron Pablo Escobar. A group of girls from Johannesburg’s poorest suburbs get ready for the year-end ball, spending everything they have to be queens for a night.

Every minute girls and boys across the globe discover their individuality and start off on the endless path of trying to find oneself. Colors has dedicated its 76th issue to this journey and its varied transformations.

It is also the first time "augmented reality" was used in printed media. When you hold the magazine with the black square in front of your webcam when you visit; it automatically projects a movie on the magazine. This way you can meet the teenagers from the magazine on your screen. Try it by printing out this image...

22 October 2009

Benetton celebrates 40 years of kids fashion

Celebrations at Cinecittà for the 40th anniversary of the collections dedicated to children, with a historic exhibition and a fashion show.

Ponzano, 19 October 2009. The Benetton child celebrates its fortieth birthday in Rome today, at Teatro 10 in Cinecittà, with an event narrating the identity of a brand that introduced children to a new way of dressing, and which, like them, continues to grow and look to the future. opens One Day Shop

Online designer store opens a One Day Shop in collaboration with restaurant Stroom in Rotterdam. You'll find Dutch designer pieces next to French chic (Sessun) and Danish minimalism (Stella Nova, Thelin, Munthe + Simonsen and Best Behavior).

Print out this blog post and you'll get a free drink and 20% off on an item of your choice!

STROOM Rotterdam
Lloydstraat 1
3024 EA Rotterdam

Friday 30 October / 4 PM - 9 PM / free entrance

09 October 2009

JEROEN VanTUYL nominated for Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Awards

Jeroen van Tuyl's label JEROEN VanTUYL is nominated to win the Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Awards. The third edition - also Van Tuyl's third nomination - will take place in The Hague on November 6, 2009.

JEROEN VanTUYL SS2010 collection

Besides various stimulation prizes, the fashion label most likely to succeed on the international market will receive the Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Award, a prize of 25.000 euros handed out by the international jury. Other nominees: Bas Kosters, Sjaak Hullekes, Iris van Herpen and Mada van Gaans.

Copyright images: Peter Stigter

30 September 2009

Fratelli Rossetti opens new showroom in Milan

Fratelli Rossetti opened their new showroom in Milan on the 25th of September. At the same day in the new showroom they gave a press presentation of the spring/summer 2010 collection.

29 September 2009

New Yorker nominated for economy prize

New Yorker is nominated for the Dutch-German prize for economy 2009. The jury existing of the board and management of the Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce (DNHK) nominated four other companies from the 61 entries who are involved in cross-border business. Online votes will decide the winner. The award will be handed over to the winning company during an award ceremony on the 6th of October.

16 September 2009

Benetton Vintage collection

Benetton goes vintage! Benetton rediscovers its archives from over almost half a century and re-launches some of those historic knitwear styles which marked an era both in the history of the label and in the history of fashion.

New technology in spinning and production have made the fabrics even more comfortable. And the restyling in proportion and size makes the vintage pieces up to date.

Be fashion forward with the Benetton Vintage collection, on sale in selected United Colors of Benetton stores from November.

11 September 2009

First issue Scapa World Magazine

This season Scapa bundles all their catalogues to form their first magazine: Scapa World Magazine.
Besides all the images for Scapa Men, Ladies, Sports and Home you can also find some interviews with interesting Scapa people like General Manager Michael Redding or Designer Katarina Van Den Bosche in the magazine.
Hurry up and get your own copy at one of the Scapa stores!

ELLE 20 years in Holland

Yesterday evening Dutch ELLE Magazine celebrated its 20th birthday. Almost all fashionable attenders showed up according the dress code: little black dress and/or golden shoes.

The little black dress also was the inspiration for an exhibition in Rollan Didier's gallery. ELLE asked 20 Dutch photographers and ELLE contributors to shoot this iconic fashion item. Amongst them Oof Verschuren, Petrovsky & Ramone and Erwin Olaf. All prints are sold for 950 euro and the profit will be given to War Child.
The exposition is open for public: September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 from noon till 5 PM. 2e Laurierdwarsstraat 64H.

The street party was interrupted by a special Diesel Black Gold performance to congratulate ELLE.

ELLE 20 comes out with 6 covers starring cover model Doutzen Kroes. We can't help but prefer the cover with MATTIJS's dress on it!

ELLE 20 is available in shops from today on. Buy this 372 pages thick collectors issue and you might win 20.000 euro shopping money to spend in Maison de Bonneterie!

10 September 2009

Clarks launches Clarks Sport

Aimed at men and women for whom performance, fit and comfort are as important as style and contemporary craftsmanship, the range meets two distinct demands with Sport Life - everyday footwear with a specific sporting capability (for instance trekking or climbing)- and Sport Style - everyday footwear inspired by sport but worn as a lifestyle choice.
2 styles from the Freestyle range within Sport Style:

Jetty Hi for women

Pro Lace for men

In a market where brands often tell their consumers who they should be, to run faster, jump higher, go further and hit harder, Clarks Sport recognises that many consumers are confident with who they are. They know what they want from life
and how sport fits in.

In short, Clarks Sport places no demands on the wearer other than they are themselves; that they enjoy what they want to do, the way they want to do it.

MATTIJS nominated

Designer Mattijs van Bergen's label MATTIJS is nominated for the well known Rado Young Designer Award - encouragement price of the Dutch Design Awards. Mattijs has to compete with Atelier NL and Jelte van Abbema. The winner will be chosen by an international jury and will be revealed on October 17 during an award ceremony in Eindhoven. Price: 10.000 euro and professional guidance in communication and PR.

Photography: Peter Stigter