29 February 2012

Fratelli Rossetti A/W 2012 presentation in Milan

Last Friday, 24th of February, Fratelli Rossetti launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 women's collection in Milan. The trend was obvious nostalgic with a modern twist.

We take you around the showroom in Milan and show you a preview of what´s expected for next winter.

Graphical prints and tassels

Red snake skin

Feminine sensuality with masculine twist.

Wo-mannish is the best word to describe this new line of the collection. One of the eye-catchers is the retro "derby" shoe without laces.

For more information Fratelli Rossetti

24 February 2012

New seducing Lacoste L!VE collection

When Lazcoste L!VE breaks the fashion codes, everyone goes crazy. This label seduces everyone with it's refreshing line of leather goods.

The models in the women’s LACOSTE L!VE range swing us back to the 60’s through gentle and flowing designs. Satchels, pouches and wallets are available in 3 pop colour (red, blue and yellow), as well as a skin color to bring that makeup touch to the classic little black dress.

23 February 2012

Hanna Verboom for Blackstone

Dutch actress Hanna Verboom has been shot by photographer Marc de Groot for Blackstone's campaign. Together with TV presentor Arie Boomsma she models the summer collection. It's the first time Verboom acts as the face of the Dutch shoe brand.

Click here to watch the backstage clip!

10 February 2012

Clarks in roaring twenties shoot of ELLE

The March 2012 ELLE issue is all about the roaring twenties when Josephine Baker and Zelda Fitzgerald were the big stars.

The golden Clarks shoes are now for sale. Want to know where? Check out

Production & Styling Esther Coppoolse
Photography Paul Berends

07 February 2012

Blackstone awarded

We are proud to announce Blackstone has won the shoe award for best rising brand in the business.

Soon we will reveal their Spring/Summer 2012 campaign images starring Arie Boomsma next to.... a very well-known actress. We keep you posted!

06 February 2012

Behind the scenes: Clarks at Amsterdam Fashion Week

TOV Essentials x Talkies magazine

Stylist Dayenne Bekker used TOV Essentials jewelry exclusively for her editorial in Talkies magazine (Feb 2012 issue) named 'Holland rocks'. We are sure these statement jewelry pieces would rock your outfit too!

04 February 2012

Tosca Blu S/S 2012 campaign

Tosca Blu continues to surprise with sophisticated, chic, innovative campaigns. For Spring/Summer 2012 the brand has chosen the unmistakeable style of photographer Jacques Olivar, who has immersed Tosca Blu’s bags and accessories in an imaginary atmosphere, somewhere between dreams and reality.

A flight of birds in a cloudy sky and a spectacular terrace on a dark sea provIde the background to a collection playing on strong colours and rich materials. As if in a film, the French photographer has created a mysterious, glacial world, as enthralling as a plot noir.

The supermodel Naty Chabanenko emerges, pallid and
unearthly from this landscape as the Tosca Blu accessories hit us with
all the force of sky blue, pistachio green, and primary reds and summer
nuances of turquoise, orange, canary yellow and fuchsia.

Tosca Blu

Tosca Blu Shoes S/S 2012 campaign

Tosca Blu Shoes celebrates the spring festival and the joyful explosion
of summer with a new collection, both ironic and amusing, with
a nod to the revolutionary and creative energy of the Sixties.

The models, rendered even more Sixties with total black bobs and
natural, matt effect makeup, interpret the collection’s new parameters
of form and volume, photographed in maxi portholes and geometric
boxes with plastic poses and playful glances.

The new proposals found in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection are
characterised by blocks of alternate colour in Breton stripes, bon
ton polka dots that redefine the wedge, asymmetric cuts and small
portholes that give a dynamic imprint to classic, ultra-flat sandals,
while floral details in pastel shades add an energetic, vitaminic charge
to the new line.

Tosca Blu Shoes

03 February 2012

We're hiring!

This could be your new work environment as we're hiring an intern for our Amsterdam office. Would you like to gain experience in the fashion and media branch send us an email at

02 February 2012

Claudia Sträter's reopening

Thursday the 9th of February Claudia Sträter will reopen its Utrecht store in Hoog Catharijne. And of course you are invited!

Start your day glamourous at 10 AM with prosecco and petit fours. And for the early birds 100 luxury goodybags are awaiting you.

No chance to pop in that early? Come between 2.30 and 6.30 PM and dance to the tunes of "Heeren van het Goede Leven" who will make you think your weekend's already started.

PS. Don't you think the new spring/summer collection looks amazing?
A preview:

For more images of the collection visit and LIKE our Facebook page.

Claudia Sträter

Tosca Blu celebrates Valentine's Day

To celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, Tosca Blu presents accessories
for lovers that commemorate the mythical, passionate, forbidden love
of Adam and Eve.
The Mela line has glam bags with the symbol of the forbidden fruit
as its dominant theme, taken up on the belts and shoes, embellished
with macro-crystals.
The colours go from the impetuous, dominant fire red, the linearity of
total black to apple green, the real colour trend of the Spring/Summer
2012 season. Eternal love is also celebrated with the Cupido line,
a riot of hearts in gilded studs that decorate purses, necklaces and
bracelets in an intense red.

Mela and Cupido will be on sale from the beginning of February in all
Tosca Blu boutiques and the online shop at

Blackstone x Marije de Haan

Talented Dutch fashion designer Marije de Haan picked Blackstone shoes for her A/W 2012 show at Amsterdam Fashion Week. We can give you a sneak peek of what the popular footwear brand has in mind for you upcoming winter!

Photography: Peter Stigter.


01 February 2012

NOW Antwerp presents: "First and Forever" campaign by Dr Martens

Few brand experiences stay with you as long as your first pair of British Dr. Martens and that moment is often an important first expression of personal style and identity.

#FIRSTANDFOREVER is the Dr. Martens campaign message that began in A/W-11 and will run through to S/S-12. The S/S-12 campaign imagery is again shot by Gavin Watson and stars Agyness Deyn and Ash Stymest.

The #FIRSTANDFOREVER microsite will continue to engage Dr. Martens fans who will be encouraged to share their ‘first’ experiences which are then plotted on an interactive map which can be shared with their personal social channels. Additionally, more emphasis will be placed on the Dr. Martens ‘Listings’ page.
Launched in November 2011, it offers Dr. Martens fans curated first-time experiences in specific regions to enjoy and communicate about, generating a further level of engagement for the campaign.