Style icon Iris Apfel, started her career as an interior designer. One day she stumbled upon a vintage pattern she couldn’t find but just had to have. She found a weaver to weave the fabric for her. That weaver would later be one of the founders of Old World Weavers with Iris and her husband Carl. The company flourished in the 42 years of being in business. Iris worked on various design restoration projects for different museums. The restorations in the White House for nine seating presidents were definitely her most memorable.
Last weekend I wanted to enjoy the fact that spring is here and summer is around the corner. While walking trough the city, a couple of kids came up to me with a box filled with selfmade art works which they were selling.
So I’ve been back to wearing sweaters and gloves for a week now. This means that city life started again while I still have withdrawal symptoms from the Caribbean sunshine and ever-present island breeze.
I finally visited an event by House of Vineyard and amazing it was! I say finally because friends have recommended these events to me for a while.
Schueller de Waal’s show really surprised me: there were a few pieces in there that I need in my life! I previously did not know this young (2014!) design duo. They inspired me with their bold and creative collection.
On my second day of fashion week I rolled out of bed late because, well…. I had gone to bed the night before just as the sun rose and was melting away the little amount of snow that Amsterdam was blessed with. My boyfriend’s place is minutes away from the twice annual fashion pilgrimage of the Netherlands.
As the first Amsterdam fashion week of 2015 approached, my goal was to visit as many shows as my schedule would allow. I’ve been to fashion week before and even walked a few runway shows. I was excited to get introduced to new young designers through Vodafone’s First Fashionlab and was curious to see the latest collections of Aziz Bekkaoui, Bas Kosters and Dorhout Mees. First and foremost I was curious to find out which designers dare to (re)define…