23 December 2011

Friday must-have: Looking good in Scapa

One more day to go and Christmas is here and that’s why we decided to show you our favorite Scapa items.
For everyone who feels like shopping and wants to look classy during the holidays - make sure to stop at Scapa . The winter collection has 3 themes, but today we´re highlighting the theme Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. Based on the movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner from 1976, with Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier.

The collection has a lot of light gray in the women’s line; coats with gold buttons inspired on the military style and luxurious details like fur collars. These are worn with big, rich style ponchos in brown or beige, with stripes or a jacquard motif . For cocktail parties there are feminine black dresses and navy dresses in jersey.

For the men’s collection Scapa chose navy, gray and camel colors for their woolen 2- or 3- piece suits. The suits silhouette is chic, sleek and modern. The suits and jackets are unlined, which make them a flexible fit with a comfortable feel.

For more information and points of sale visit their website.

Have a good weekend and Merry Christmas.

UNHATE DOVE for Tripoli

COLORS, the magazine “that talks about the rest of the world” will donate the UNHATE DOVE (an art installation made by Fabrica) to Tripoli, Libya tomorrow on Saturday 24 December 2011. This is their Independence Day, which the Libyan people are celebrating again for the first time in 42 years.

COLORS magazine gives the UNHATE DOVE to the city of Tripoli as a sign of peace and hope. The large, dove-shaped sculpture is covered in over 15,000 bullet cases picked up in the world’s “hot spots”. They were mounted on to the dove in the University of Tripoli.

Backstage at the University of Tripoli

Work in progress

The bullet cases were collected by COLORS from the hands of children, from operating rooms in war-zone hospitals, from the mothers of young men killed during revolutions, from the victims of persecution. From people who live in areas where armed conflicts seem to run on endlessly.



This “war waste” is also the theme of WITH LOVE, a COLORS special issue telling the stories of imprisoned lives that do not have the freedom to choose on which side to stay. There are love stories, too, of those who hold out in order to defend life.

WITH LOVE is available in four bilingual editions: English + Italian, French, Spanish or Arabic. This issue will also be available in digital form to facilitate even wider circulation.

For more information please visit Colors Love and the Unhate Foundation.

22 December 2011

Clarks is ready for Christmas

High heels, red lacquer: Clark has an extended winter collection with perfect shoes for the holidays.
And thanks to the special Softwear ® technology and cushioning in shoes you can party until the early morning without sore feet.

Treat yourself to luxurious leathers, suede, lace or sexy animal prints this Christmas. Ideal for the long days and unforgettable nights that are coming up.

Next up: accessoiries. So keep an eye on our blog!

For more information: Clarks

19 December 2011

Christmas with Benetton

Benetton and Sisley made a selection of their very best items to assure you look spectacular this Christmas. So if you haven´t decided on your holiday outfit yet, this is your chance!

Know what you are going to wear yet?

For more information: Benetton

16 December 2011

Friday must-see: Clarks & Project Catwalk exhibition

For this weekend we have a `must-see´ instead of a must-have.
As you might know already, Clarks was an official partner of the RTL-5 program Project Catwalk. And even though the program has ended, the collaboration hasn´t.

Jacob Kok was the winner of Project Catwalk. Early on in the show he made an outfit inspired on Clarks shoes and his winning design was inspired on the English countryside. Because of this, the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum built a mini-exhibition around the winning outfit and the history of Clarks shoes.

The exhibition reflects the development of the English footwear company that exists since 1825. The exhibition includes famous Clarks models such as the Desert Boot and Lugger.

Sneek peak of the exhibition

The Clarks & Project Catwalk exhibition is until January 29, 2012.

Will you go and have a look at the exhibition?
Have a good weekend!

Nederlands Leder & Schoenen Museum
Elzenweg 25
5144MB Waalwijk
T 0416-332738
F 0416-344176


15 December 2011

Party with New Yorker

As we´re getting closer towards the end of the year, it´s time to think about what to wear during all the upcoming parties.

One of best styles this season is the Dandy look, giving both men and women that extra something.

Sequins on blazers or waistcoat take care of the glam factor and are teamed up with gold-colored trousers, leather shorts, T-shirts with cheeky prints and boots. Shiny cocktail dresses and peep toe heels lend elegance and the famous little black dress is spiced up with a tie and socks in high heels.

And if that’s still too well-behaved, how about a lace dress and see-through blouse for maximum sexy-effect? The absolute must-have combining casual and cool in one is the trilby – setting off the Dandy look to perfection.

Classic men’s suits in grey, black or white are turned into real party pieces with highlights, such as red shoes or breast pocket handkerchiefs. But those who don’t see themselves as suit-wearers can confidently reach for a simple shirt and braces.

New Yorker

09 December 2011

Friday Musthave: TOV Essentials

Christmas is coming and we all want to look fabulous. That’s why today we decided to show you a selection of our favorite TOV Essentials jewelry pieces.

TOV Essentials is a fast growing jewelry and accessory label from the Netherlands. Creative Director Sahrissa Lingg designs timeless, elegant accessories with the quality and style of luxury brands for affordable prices.
This is what TOV Essentials calls `New Luxury´.

This season’s collection mainly focuses on gold and silver jewelry with a luxurious feeling to them.

All of the jewelry and accessories are designed in Amsterdam first, and then handmade in Florence, to ensure the best quality possible.

For everyone who feels like shopping this weekend, make sure to stop at a store that sells this beautiful jewelry!

For more information and points of sale visit their website

08 December 2011

We Own Rotterdam - Studio Sale

Always looking for a fashionable and unique piece? Come to Rotterdam tomorrow and Saturday to shop and score items from designers as Daisy Kroon, Charlotte Kan and ZLDA. And shopping becomes even more fun as they will serve homemade cookies & cocktails. A perfect Friday afternoon or Saturday..

Where: Jacobusstraat 182, 3012 JP Rotterdam
- Friday December 9 from 6pm until 9pm
- Saturday December 10 from 12am until 6pm
Cash & Pin

Save your money and the date!
Daisy Kroon

06 December 2011

Benetton kids

For today we decided to show you the kids collections - because no matter how young you are, looking good is always possible!

The autumn/winter 2011 collection varies from Scandinavian prints to romantic dreams and street chic items.

The Benetton kids collection is for both toddlers and kids, and covers everything from the most girly styles to cool wear for (tom)boys.
Wether it´s for your own kids or not, we´re sure you´ll find something that fits perfectly.

For more information: Benetton

05 December 2011

Benetton on cover Flair

This is a special thanks to Flair, who just published the 48th edition of this year with Benetton on the cover.

We´re absolutely in love with it, who knew you could look so good in an all-knit outfit?!


02 December 2011

Friday must-have: New Yorker smog & fishbone

This time, we have a Friday must-have especially for the male readers of our blog (although also very much enjoyable for all the women who love buying clothes for men .. )

Because we´re still a fan of checkered blouses, we decided to highlight them for you.
One of our favourites this season from smog by New Yorker

And for everyone still unsure on how to wear the blouse, here´s some inspiration:

So, will you be sporting a checkered blouse anytime soon?
Have a good weekend!

New Yorker

Felix Maginn awarded Best Dressed by Esquire

Last night Felix Maginn, singer/guitarist of the popband Moke, won the title of "best dressed man of 2011".
And as he is a true Clarks Originals ambassador who nearly always wears his Desert boots, we thought he deserved some extra attention.

Moke at the Clarks event earlier this year

The awards took place last night and were held by Dutch men's magazine Esquire. The jury chose Felix as winner due to his "international reputation".

As they stated "Maginn won because his style goes beyond the clothes he wears. It includes his haircut, but also the whole atmosphere that Moke has." The jury came to the decision together with 31,223 voters.

Congratulations Felix!