Goodiebag?! Esquire’s Best Dressed Man

November 16, 2010 by  
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On Monday evening magazine Esquire held it’s yearly Best Dressed award show. This year it was a little different. They nominated the best dressed men out of twenty years of Esquire.

Jules Deelder went home with the title Best Dressed Man out of twenty years of Esquire and we took home one of the goodiebags. It was not as fabulous as the goodiebag we got last year at Esquire’s, but we liked it anyway.

The goodiebag contained:


Nivea Aftershave Balsem (for men)

Wella Hair & Body Shampoo (for men)

Nivea Shaving Mousse (for men)

Sourcy vitamin water

Mentos Fruity Fresh

CitySpa creditcard

Folder for 10 euro discount on diner at Nevy

Audi magazine

New edition of Esqire magazine (incl 3D-glasses)


Ici Paris folder

Coup D’etat folder

Small Audi magazine

Estimated value: 30,-

Rating: 7

Dutch Fashion Awards 2010 – Backstage Beauty

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under beauty, Fashion, Featured Items

The models walking the shows during the DFA-evening all looked their best. Their hair & make up was done beautifully and they really worked the runway. Here you can check their looks up close.

Dutch Fashion Awards 2010 – Arrivals

November 7, 2010 by  
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Over four hundred guests attend the Dutch Fashion Awards in The Hague this year. Besides all the Dutch fashion insiders there were also a lot of sponsors. Each with their own interpretation of the dress code of the evening, black tie. We could spend hours watching everyone wearing the most impressive gowns and party dresses. And with our selection of the arrivals you can enjoy the DFA fashion as well.

Iris van Herpen wins Dutch Fashion Awards 2010

November 6, 2010 by  
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Tonight Iris van Herpen won three awards. She not only won the big Mercedes Benz Dutch Fashion Award, consisting of 25.000 euro. She also received the Dutch Incubator Award and the Accessory Award. We are so proud of this Dutch young designer talent and we’re sure she’s going to be big outside the Netherlands.

Congratulations Iris!!

Bas Kosters gave a spectacular show tonight. His collection, based on mutants, convinced the jury that he deserved the International Incubator Award.

Well done Bas!

Dutch Fashion Awards 2010 – Backstage Fashion (2)

November 5, 2010 by  
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Rehearsals are done and we’ve just had dinner. Two more hours before the first guests are arriving. Everyone is now getting dressed, black tie that is.

Dutch Fashion Awards 2010 – Backstage

November 5, 2010 by  
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Hair Heroes in Amsterdam

October 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, beauty, Events, Fashion, Featured Items, models, People

Hair Heroes is a Dutch charity project instignated by  international renowned hair-artist Andy Uffels and Penny Slaney. The project is an independent working foundation that supports the Dutch foundation Stop Kindermisbruik (Stop Child-abuse). By organizing events in the Netherlands but also by supporting educational hair-dressing-projects in India and Cambodia Hair Heroes tries to make a difference. This sunday all Dutch top-hairdressers gathered at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal for the yearly Hair Heroes-event, with a spectaculair show, performances, acts and an afterparty.

Team Peter Stigter covered the event for Hair Heroes.

Highlights Paris Fashion Week SS2011

October 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Paris, womenswear

The fact that fashion shows are becoming more of a spectacle every year became especially clear in Paris. Like always Chanel’s show area was mind blowing. Also, Kenzo’s fortieth anniversary at Cirque d’Hiver was a show to remember. Then we had Viktor and Rolf with their enormous wedding dresses and beautifully illustrated backdrop. And of course there were the horses at Hermes and there was Beth Ditto’s runway début at Jean Paul Gaultier.

As for the fashion, Paris felt a bit more punky and raw (Balenciaga, Ackermann). Plus we saw many minimalistic shows like Chloé, Celine, Costume National and Stella McCartney (partly).

Alber Elbaz’ collection for Lanvin was everything we’d expected and more. He designed gorgeous feminine and asymmetric dresses and flowing skirts women actually want to wear. He used pleating and draping, yet made his designs very body tight too.

For next spring Givenchy felt rather dark, punk and techno. There was a lot of black and white, long silhouettes and sleeveless statements jackets. Tisci chose sheer and leopard printed fabrics and added lots of zippers to his creations. It all felt daring, new and very appropriate for the Givenchy girl.

Stella McCartney
Celebs like Salma Hayek, Beth Ditto, Liv Tyler and father Paul McCartney all witnessed the great show of Stella McCartney. The designer came up with a mix of minimalistic and ultra-sexy clothing. Therefore manly en feminine silhouettes alternated each other. The sober looks, as well as the fruit printed outfits (a new trend also seen at Moschino and Prada) all seemed great for next season.

Haider Ackermann
Ackermann’s fashion show ended with lots of applause from the audience and he sure deserved it. His elegant and modern collection was very impressive. There was lots of leather. Long skirts were narrow and sleeves motor-jackets looked tough. Shoulders were small and razor-shape and his signature cropped jackets often had an open back. The color-palette of black, royal reds & blues and a shot of yellow were a perfect match.

Ghesquiere’s collection for Balenciaga felt very streetwise. The fact that he had scouted six models straight from the streets might have had something to do with that. Those six girls as well as Stella Tennant, Carolyn Murphy, a pregnant Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen wore his pied de cock dresses in black, white, blue and red. There were colorful printed sleeves blouses, asymmetric tops and there was quilted leather. The overall look was boyish and felt very Balenciaga.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2011

October 6, 2010 by  
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For Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs presented a collection with a disco-chic vibe. Like in his Marc Jacobs show we saw lots of vibrant colors with a lot of extra’s added to the mix. There were fringes, glitters, animal and floral prints.

He gave the collection a bit of an oriental feeling by adding shiny Eastern-inspired designs. Besides animal prints he also had images of panda’s and giraffes on the clothes. Plus two large tiger were placed on stage.

It was quite a change compared to the neat and sober fifties-inspired looks from last season, but it was again something new. And we’re quite sure some new trends will be picked up from this collection and become a major hit next summer.

Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2011

October 5, 2010 by  
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The Valentino collection Pier Paolo Picciolo and Maria Grazia Chiuri presented for next summer was cohesive, elegant and very Valentino.

All the Valentino aspects were there. The ruffles, the sheerness, the sexy dresses and the red. Though this time it was not the signature Valentino red we saw; it looked slightly more pink.

It was a very luxurious collection, with delicate clothes meant to be worn at fancy cocktail parties or chic gala events. There was not a pair of pants in sight. But the typical Valentino girl won’t even need one of those.

Valentino himself seemed to like it. He was one of the few people giving a standing ovation during the finale. Let’s hope he’s proud.

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