• Should I wear sunscreen everyday? I know it’s highly recommended by, well, everyone. But during winter I’m always extremely low on vitamin D. I still haven’t figured out whether or not I should start wearing sunscreen on my face (next to my tinted moisturiser that has SPF 15). Obviously I know that sun exposure is responsible for most of the visible ageing of your skin but the internet hasn’t provided me with a clear answer yet. I should probably consult my doctor.
  • A new The Gentlewoman is out, featuring one of the most important contemporary female artists, Cindy Sherman. I need to pick it up this week. It’s the only magazine that I read. I haven’t missed an issue since the first one in 2010. You know, the one with Phoebe Philo on the cover (fun fact: I was super careful with that first edition and then my cat puked all over it).
  • I scored my ultimate dream bag with a discount (!!) a week ago. It had been on my long term wish list for years and I promised myself I could buy it once I had received a permanent employment contract which I signed in February. When it arrived I took it out of the dust bag, stared at it for 5 minutes and then put it back in the box. I don’t know, it was such a big purchase that the actual object scared me for a second. But D. convinced me that I worked hard for it and if I loved it, I should keep it. Last week I was sick and only got to take it out one day. I was more disappointed about that than the fact that I was sick, LOL.
  • While we are on the subject of work, I need to make a plan for the upcoming year. I know that everyone is very happy about the way I do my job but slowly but surely I’m starting to feel more ambitious. I didn’t get the chance to explore different directions at my previous job so now that I have to opportunity, I want to take full advantage of it. I do find it scary, I admit. I always want to believe that doing the job will take you places but unfortunately it takes more than that. The only ‘negative’ feedback that I receive is that I’m too modest about my accomplishments. As a result people tend to overlook me. So that’s one of the things I will work on.
  • Why is decorating your house so much more difficult than getting dressed? It’s kind of the same idea right? I decided to order this lamp when H&M (successfully) lured me back onto their website with a 30% discount code. We have this vintage Scandinavian/modern design thing going on. It probably sounds more fancy that it actually is though. But that lamp should fit right in. Anyway, this month we will be living here for two years and the walls are still bare. I can’t seem to make up my mind. So that’s something I want to take care of this spring.
  • I need to exercise more often. I don’t work out in the gym anymore but that doesn’t mean I should live a sedentary lifestyle. So my Fitbit is back on my wrist reminding me every hour to take a short walk. Which is a great excuse to get away from behind my computer at work. It’s so easy to sit there for hours straight. My main goal is 10.000 steps everyday which is approximately 8 kilometres.
  • And finally, I’m compiling a list of maximum 5 things that I’m interested in buying this spring/summer. I’ve covered everything that I need in terms of clothing and accessories. So anything that I might buy is something that I covet and not necessarily need. By the way, as per request I’m working on a wardrobe overview of 2018.

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks because I’ve been having some trouble with my neck and shoulder. I just woke up one morning and I could hardly turn my neck which got progressively worse over the course of a few weeks. So apart from sitting behind a computer all day at work, I decided to stay away from it as much as I could at home, hence the lack of updates. I also need to catch up with 50+ blogposts on Bloglovin’ so don’t be surprised if I comment on your posts from weeks ago, haha. That all said, I’m doing much better thanks to my physiotherapist and I should be back to my old blogging ways soon. For now, I’ll leave you with a few interesting things worth checking out.

This recent article on The Business of Fashion sparked my interest. It focuses on the so-called ‘pink-tax’ and tries to uncover the reasons for the price differences between men’s and women’s clothing.

* The Gentlewoman just released a new issue with a great interview with Kirsten Dunst, gorgeous editorials and a collaboration with Sunspel, a British luxury brand for modern wardrobe staples. I love the narrow, slightly longer sleeves and high neckline of their t-shirt.

* And finally, I do have to mention something art-related as usual. If you get the chance to visit the Marcel Broodthaers retrospective at MoMA, please do! You won’t regret it. Expect a lot of beautiful, thought-provoking and humorous artworks from this poetic artist.


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year’s Eve with family and/or friends. I’m excited to start the new year! So far I already know that in April I will get a permanent position at the museum which means we can start to look for a house. The process of buying a house seems quite overwhelming but I’m sure it will all work out when we find our dream house. But anyway, for those of you who are taking it easy today, check out the links below while I work on my wardrobe dissection of 2015.

I recently posted a picture of one of Viktor&Rolf’s Van Gogh girls from their SS15 collection on Instagram. We’re currently showing three designs in the museum where I work and they’re even more gorgeous in real life. It’s always a bit hard to define Viktor&Rolf who’s runway shows often resemble a performance piece such as their recent Fall 2015 collection titled Wearable Art. I love how they transform the outfits into actual artworks by unfastening the works from the models and carefully hanging them on a white museum-like wall. One of the designs has already been donated to the museum. You can watch both shows here and here.

The 2012 documentary ‘In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye‘ is also a fun and entertaining watch if you haven’t seen it yet. It focuses on some of the world’s most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine’s iconic fashion editors. The film features behind-the-scenes interviews with editors who have contributed to the magazine’s legacy, including current editor-in-chief Anna Wintour; fashion editors such as Grace Coddington and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele (the latter is quite hysterical actually) and fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz and Nicolas Ghesquière. You can watch it here.

Saoirse Ronan by Alasdair McLellan for The Gentlewoman

The Gentlewoman is the only magazine that I consistently buy. It was such a breath of fresh air compared to the loud editorials and sometimes poorly written articles in other fashion magazines. The first thing that I noticed – having a background as a graphic designer perhaps – was the art direction; simple, clean and great styling and photography. Although the number of ads has increased the last couple of years, I still very much enjoy the articles and editorials. This autumn/winter issue is no exception as it contains interviews with inspirational women such as actrice Saoirse Ronan, animal rights activist and glamorous vegan Pamela Anderson and artistic director of Hermès womenswear Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski.

Have you seen The True Cost yet? I highly recommend it if you want to know more about the impact the fashion industry is having on our world. Fast fashion’s impact can be linked to issues such as individual psychology, human-rights violations and the environment. But even if you choose to be a more conscious shopper by not indulging in cheap clothing, it’s hard to avoid some of these issues. I’m sure some of it is old news to most of us, but it’s nevertheless still confronting and will definitely make you think about how to do ‘better’.

And last but not least, if you’re wondering how to get that laissez-faire attitude, bed-head hair and French je ne sais quoi, check out Caroline De Maigret’s tips here. That bonus tip had me crying.

Have a great weekend!