9/30/14

RAGE IS CUTE, HATE IS FIERCE.


1. 2. 3. by Cedric.
4. 5. by me. (back to my weird romantic street photography)

Last time while in Paris I found this gem at the Cheap Monday store in Le marais and fell in love with it's sadness. The faster and colder days get, the more I fall back into my autumn patterns; music gets darker, slower, dreamier, outfits get heavier and moods get gloomier. 

This fall I'm looking forwards to wearing more leather than ever; from head to toe if possible and not necesarily all black. I'm also desperately looking for _the_ leather backpack of my dreams but if my wallet isn't able to go for high end options I guess I'll have to wait and get lucky either in vintage or raid every flea market in town possible. 

"Reason" by Spooky Black trully kills me and I think his mixtape and album are a gift from sad boy heaven.

9/29/14

CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SHINE.



There's something about every-day-jewelry that makes getting out your door way easier. You throw something on, you think you're ready but the cherry on top is still missing. It's also funny how simply having a new necklace can make your whole wardrobe feel new.

Ever since I mysteriously lost my last cross necklace, the hunt for a new one was long and hard mostly in a country like the Netherlands where neither crosses or catholicism were ever popular beliefs at all. I personally don't follow any religion but my own drive to do whatever I love and makes me and those around me happy. That, and a little bit of discipline and gratitude make up for the perfect religion imo.

I found this 20's silver cross with black encrusted stones at my favorite antique shop in my town: Bibeloo Antiques. 

9/15/14

WE NEED SOMETHING BAD TO BE GOOD.


"VICES" for WE THE URBAN issue #8. 
All photos by Cédric, styled by moi.
Hair: Geo Timmerman.
Grooming: Francis Krol.
Model: Jelle @Muskmodels.
Assistant photograpy: Mohamed Barzini.

1. Kleptomania, Smoking.
2. Chocolate, Vanity.
3. Masochism, Ecstasy.
4. Alcohol, Speed.

I think this might be one of the funnest concepts we ever brought to life this far. Not only was Jelle a DREAM model boy to work with for this specific idea, but having full freedom on a subject such as 'Vices' was just awesome. I'll just let each picture speak for itself! I think everything's quite clear lol.


9/14/14

LET'S GLOW NOW.


Taken with iPhone, woops!

But this is just a sneak peak of Joeri Woudstra's aka Torus upcoming video for "Creepin". I was the chosen and lucky one to do the styling for it and we can't wait to show everybody this magical, trippy and sinister visual recipe cause it's gonna kill to be quite honest. His new EP "TEMPLES" is about to drop in an upcoming late november and it will be something "MASSIVE, ETHERIC AND DIVINE" as Mr. Torus describes himself. I personally already heard half of the songs on it and all I know is that I need it on my every playlist as soon as possible.


9/8/14

HOLY INTERIOR: LELLA AND MASSIMO VIGNELLI COFFE TABLE.


Just like puzzle pieces perfectly put together, this Lella and Massimo Vignelli coffee table would be the ultimate upgrade and final missing piece in my home interior puzzle. The fact that you can actually rearrange each black marble shape holding the glass plate for a less uniform support makes this coffee table very playful and even more desirable. And though nothing beats marble and a beautifully cut thick piece of glass, my DIY spirit does feel a little awaken to make my own version of this masterpiece.

9/4/14

POLLY MORGAN: FLOATING SNAKES.


From left to right: 

1. Depression In A Surface.
2. Some Sad Story.
3.Standing In Circles.

I think Polly Morgan's work might be causing me some serious writer's block at the moment. The kind when you like something so much you don't know how to express yourself about it. Her sculptural taxidermy does not only flirt with life and death but it also adds a little bit of sinister fantasy to the mix. The fact that all her snakes have this floating aspect gives my imagination Carte Blanche for a thousand stories that could be told. And although her work goes up to even bigger scales and heavier visual aspects, these flying reptiles remain my favorites. I mean, wouldn't they make gorgeous center pieces on our dining room tables?! coffee tables? or even bedside tables?? either way I want them, and need them in my home.

9/1/14

ENJOY YOUTH, IT'S DELICIOUS.


Dylan, The OG Ogenda and moi myself at the HOPE store opening last wednesday in Amsterdam. 

I had no clue HOPE made such good shoes?! There were two pairs of ankle boots from the girls department that had me hyper. It was surprising in general to have such a clear overlook of what their brand is all about. They truly have way more to offer than the usual safe selections that department stores make. A lot of bold dresses, jackets and fun trousers had me re-evaluating the image I had of their brand in my head.

Hartenstraat 26, 9 streets, Amsterdam. Experience HOPE if you get a chance!

DEAR DEARS

THE JOURNEY

HOLY OTHERS