Thursday, December 19, 2013

THE END IS NEAR


Hooray! A new underground brand to love: T.E.I.N. (The End Is Near) clothing from Rome, Italy. 

Founded in 2013, T.E.I.N. aims to be sarcastic and irreverent both in its name and style. It deals with the evolution, reflected not only in what we are - but also in what we wear.


The vision of T.E.I.N. is to combine the best of both worlds (East & West) into one affordable and straightforward clothing brand. Their first tees collection is completely oversized and all over digitally printed with loud 90's cyberwave and acid eyecandy.

The tees’ graphics are related to the merger of the abuse of Internet pop culture and to the overlapping of images, mixed with the search for spirituality and the Asian psychedelic colors.

The collection is the result of the personal and cultural background of director Martin Dee: from the NURAVE to the Swag, cyberwave, the New Yorker Clubkids movement of the early ‘90s, from the web culture to the symbolic aspects of pop culture, from the KFC and the junk food to the Asian world - every aspect of these subcultures is mixed into one T.E.I.N.





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For party animals with sunglasses only!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

IN A BARBIE WORLD

Call it awesome, creepy or both: Jewelry made out of disembodied pieces of Barbie dolls. Whether you love her or hate Barbie, there are few who feel neutral about the plastic princess.

Designer Margeaux Lange got fascinated with who she is as a pop culture icon, her distinguished celebrity status, and the enormous impact she has had on our society.
Order here.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

MTV IS COMING TO AMSTERDAM!

The MTV EMA is coming to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and yours truly has golden tickets for the official pre-party and the EMA itself! 

 The official dresscode of the MTV EMA is:

OUT OF THIS WORLD.FUN.PARTY.ALIEN! 

so I'm going to wear my favorite platforms.

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Stay tuned for live report!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

STREET LOVE: POP ROCKY

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Pop Rocky is a streetstyle fashionlabel from Stuttgart who produces limited edition t-shirts, sweaters and bags for boys and girls. 

Next to Pop Rocky's online shops they also have their own online magazine about fashion, lifestyle & music.


Pop Rocky is a fashion label for people who like to kiss strangers.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PERSONAL PROJECT: DETACHMENT OF REALITY


DETACHMENT OF REALITY, a personal project by yours truly, is a journey through the state of dissociation. The serie reflects a state of mind in which certain thoughts, emotions, perceptions and memories are placed temporarily 'on hold' or shows less consistency. 



When you enter the streets, you enter the state of daydreams. Everyone’s mind is drifting away and they lose the attention to their surroundings as they’re concentrated very busy with something. It is commonly displayed on a continuum. 



In this sense it is just a mechanism to unwind, a defense mechanism, in seeking to master, minimize or tolerate stress – including boredom or conflict.

More in-depth, it describes with or without alterations in personal identity or sense of self. These alterations can include: A sense that self or the world is unreal.



Watch the full serie here.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

INSIDE INFO: THE BDIFFERENT MODEL BAG



Are you a (starting) fashion model, willing and suitable to work as a national as well as a international fashion model? In case the answer is yes, you need to prepare yourself for the international fashion scene.

But how? And where to start? 

The Bdifferent MODEL BAG is basically everything you need to get started in the fashion business. Designed by former topmodel Kim Vos and topmodel Michelle den Hollander, the MODEL BAG is a combination of practical knowledge and intensive supervision.


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What's in the bag?
Knowledge. You will receive a stylish, rich bag full of wonderful products, tips and valuable items for your daily life as a model.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
  • Catwalk training 
  • Food, skin care, lifestyle & health training 
  • Personal training 
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Bdifferent model book 
  • Bdifferent coaching 
MUST HAVE-PRODUCTS:
  • Tons of model products like beauty products, lingerie and killer heels.
Not only must-have products, but also must-have services. What else do you need to get started as a fashion model?

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Curious? Visit Bdifferent for more information. Turn your beauty inside out!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BERLIN GRAPHIC DAYS AT KATER HOLZIG

Berlin Graphic Days is an two-day event being realized by Berlin Pieces and will take place at my favourite  place (next to Berghain) to be in Berlin: KaterHolzig

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More then just a club
Kater Holzig is the inheritor of club legend Bar25 and is way more then just a regular club. I would describe it more as a fun park. Who ever enters the club walks into an charming artwork and immediately becomes part of it. Next to the opportunity to go creative clubbing every weekend Kater Holzig organize events like Katermarkt (vintage & design market), concerts, Katerkultur (theater), Katerkino (movie nights) and now it's the scene of Berlin Graphic Days.

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Berlin Graphic Days
So back to Berlin Graphic Days. The Berlin Days is a graphic exhibition and festival where national and international graphic designers, illustrators, silk screen printers and artists are invited who have excelled in various graphical areas to show and sell their works.

Next to viewing graphic work and purchasing it, the small festival also provides live painting, live silk screen printing, customizing activities, live bands and DJs.

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BERLIN GRAPHIC DAYS
23 - 24rd of August 2013
Friday & Saturday 14-21 o'clock

@ KATER HOLZIG 
Michaelkirchstrasse 23
10179 Berlin, Germany

EXTRA TIP: Every two weeks there is Katermarkt (vintage & design) at the old BAR25 area. 

Next edition: 
August 17th 2013
Saturday 10 - 18 o'clock

Holzmarktstrasse 25, 10243 Berlin, Germany 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

[DIY] DESIGN YOUR OWN ALL-OVER PRINTED SHIRT!



Remember my issues like Pray For Paris and SUGAR PILLS where I spread my deep love for all over printed clothing? Good news for the (fashion) designers under us! 

You can print your own designs on high quality t-shirts yourself at Jakprints! You can order just one shirt, or many shirts - whatever you want. Jakprints even provides templates so you can design all along. 



Monday, August 5, 2013

MAKING OFF: DUTCH SUMMER



Dutch Summer is a brand and wholesale of outdoor furniture who knocked on my door to do the styling and production for their new international campaign and in-store promotion for the product BUX, an inimitable Chesterfield pouf inspired by the box tree. 

The concept
Together with photographer Harry van der Brugghen we developed a concept of a dressing room inspired by Las Vegas showgirls mixed with burlesque. We totally sugarcoated that concept with old and new glamour. Loads of feathers, glitter, ruffles, beads, shiny fabric and diamonds. Everything had to be completely over the top.





The trick
The big trick was that we used just one female model, Katy Cee, and digitally copied her seven times through the image. Katy Cee had to pose as she was interacting with her colleagues and her bouncer. Every time I added little changes to the set to get a full dressing room. For example the blue mermaid maxi skirt I used twice, just like the big ruffled pink dresses.


The outfits and the set
I made most of the outfits by hand, but some of them I borrowed from other showgirls for example the big headpieces. Most things you see in the set just came straight from my own bedroom. Luckily I am the owner of many glitter and glamour vintage. 


You can see the end result of the print work on my website ROOM031.
Want your own BUX? Order here. You can use the BUX indoor as well as outdoor.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

WATER ME



FKA Twigs is one of the newest projects from the London based record label Young Turks. My love for the video “Water Me”, off forthcoming EP2, is eternal. 

It's the simplicity of the music video what makes it so beautiful. The song is like a bullet through my heart. “Water Me” has only hit the web a couple of days ago and is already going viral! 

Watch the video below:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

LISTEN TO YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS FOR FREE!


Music lovers unite! Do you love listening to music and just can’t get enough? 
With Neverending Playlist you can listen to your favourite artist online, for free! No matter the artists, no matter the song, Neverending Playlist has it all.


Endless library of music
The website streams videos and songs courtesy of YouTube, which allows a broad and almost endless library of music and even presents the video of the specific song you’re listening to. 



Perfect for multi tasking!
The website is great for anyone at work or someone trying to multi task but still listen to their favourite music without having to pick a song every 3 minutes. Neverending Playlist takes the hassle out of picking out the next song and lets you focus your time on better things.

I’m using this great free service and once you try it yourself, I’m sure you will too! Give it a go!

Don’t stop the music… ever!

Friday, July 26, 2013

THE SHIT SHOP


THE SHIT SHOP is a concept store in Berlin owned by Bonnie Strange, Lena Nußbaum and Laura Cherrygrove and basically equals the crazy fierce awesomeness we have always longed for. These girls know how to mix the best and the shittiest out of all my favourite era's together!


Laura Cherrygrove and Bonnie Strange backstage during THE SHIT SHOW at Berlin Fashion Week

Candy girls meet Backstreetboys
From the very first moment you step through the door you get hit by the sound of trashy 90's music while pretty girls in 60's sunnies are bustling around to help you pick fabulous customized vintage, new hot young designer labels and even Bonnie's own line "THE SHIT". 


Champagne and Jeffrey Campbell shoes! Heart.


THE SHIT SHOP is the place where the wild roses grow.

There's more!
But THE SHIT SHOP is more than just another regular store. 
If you finally made your way through the glamorous 80's wonderland, you can grab a tattoo made by Laura in her little tattoo parlor in the second room of THE SHIT SHOP. How cool is that? 

Cherrygroovin' on her pink tattooliege. Yeah baby!

TIP! THE SHIT MARKET 
Are you in Berlin this Saturday and looking for awesomeness? THE SHIT SHOP presents SHIT MARKET: 


Meet & Greet 
If you're finished shopping and tattooing, you can relax in one of the comfy couches to enjoy a glass of champagne and have a meet and greet with Bonnie, Lena & Laura for some more fashion advice! What else do you want?

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THE SHIT SHOP
Rückerstr. 10, 10119 Berlin
OPEN Mo-Sa 12 - 20 

Not in Berlin? You can also buy THE SHIT ONLINE.