Pippa Loentje – Supermodel it-dog
Born: October 6th 2011, Paris
Breed: Ridiculously cute pug
Favourite toy: Those plastic balls that come with washing powder
Favourite food: Anything that tastes like meat, old french fries from the street
Best chill spot: The forbidden couch
Hates: Pooping in the rain, bath time
Best friend: Toto the Chihuahua
Proud of: My tail got a really nice curl in it
Wears: Mostly Vivenne Westwood, but also normal dog brands like Puppia, Tre Ponti
Favourite quote: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” – Kate Mops
As I was reading a fashion magazine a few weeks ago at my hairdresser, there was this particular bag in a street style item that immediately caught my attention. The bag was a milk box! Who was making these fabulous bags? It said “Olympia Le-Tan” under the picture. Of course I had to check it out their website as soon as I was done.
It says in her bio that Olympia Le-Tan (born in London, raised in Paris and likes to say she is English, French and Vietnamese) is a self-taught fashion designer who started her career at Chanel. In 2009 she launched her eponymous accessories label, combining her two obsessions, embroidery (a talent she inherited from her grand-mother), and literature (a passion she shares with her father, French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan) to create one of a kind handbags and minaudières. The bags are handmade with love in France in very limited editions.
Looking at these handbags make me feel like a little girl again.
Yes, I need one.
This antique drawer was a gift from my aunt who once received it as a gift from her husbands grandmother. It is placed in my bedroom and I am thinking about painting it, but I haven’t made up my mind yet. I like it in its original state and on the other side I think it could be really cool to paint it in bright pink or do a peach ombre. In the meantime it functions as my lingerie drawer.
Since spring already made its entrance in my mind I got some lovely flowers at De Blommerie, one of the most beautiful framed butterflies I’ve ever seen at L4 Interior and a Diptyque scented candle at Skins Cosmetics (all three are situated in Oosterbeek) to freshen up the old with a spring breeze. The butterfly is from an actual butterfly garden I’ve been told by Elvire – owner of L4 interior. There’s more of those beauties coming up in the next shoots.
Pineapple lamp: Zara Home – Scented candle: Diptyque at Skins Cosmetics Oosterbeek – Flowers: De Blommerie – Framed butterfly: L4 Interior – Small golden vase: Lifestyle – Bra: Stella McCartney at Intimici – Floral scarf: Top Jills Oosterbeek – letters are from my Japanese pen pal Hitomi – I bought the chair at a flee market in Arnhem – Shoes: Tod’s
Ever since I discovered MAX&Co in Lecce, Italy last summer I am a huge fan. A by huge I mean HUGE.
MAX&Co is an Italian brand which belongs to the Max Mara group. It has that Max Mara feeling to it, but with a much better price tag. It’s young, but not in a teenager way, it’s stylish but fun and very on style. It’s pretty much everything you wish for when you are in your late twenties (I’m turning 29 in March) and look for something that says a little bit more “woman” than “girl”.
Today they released the spring – summer 2014 lookbook and I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection. There’s just one down side: the nearest MAX&Co store is in Brussels… oh well, a long weekend Brussels is not that bad!
If there’s one thing I like about the Scotch and Soda stores it’s their interior (and the clothes of course). It really contributes to the feeling of their collections making it more of a lifestyle than just a brand. Every time I walk out of one of these stores I feel the need to go vintage hunting. You can imagine the joy that I felt when Lennart told me about Scotch collectables where they have been so kind to share their found treasures with us.
My personal favourites:
Mauve velvet sofa
Bronze palm tree sculpture
Aerin Lauder, founder of AERIN – a global luxury lifestyle brand in beauty, fashion accessories and home décor, is one of my favourites to follow on Instagram. I love to see where she gets the inspiration for her collections from and the snapshots of her home give me inspiration for my own place.
I have always been a fan of animal and especially leopard print. Lucky for me the leopard made a major comeback last year and seems to be staying around for a while. Now we all know that if you don’t combine your leopard print with the right items you might end up looking a bit tacky. I love mixing it up with some gold accessories (but obviously not too much), a beige trench coat or a grey oversized sweater. Tartan and animal works together surprisingly good!
Here’s some inspration that will make you rrrrooar.
Kate Spade 2 park avenue beau shopper
Marais USA Lucky T Tigers eye flats
Me wearing H&M sweater, Nudie jeans and Finds leopard loafers.
Pippa the Pug grew up in this little sweetspot back in 2011.