Month: April 2019

In a state of calmness

A few weeks ago I had the chance to meet up with the lovely Marieke, owner of slow fashion label Aesthetic Stories. While we were sipping on our cup of coffees, she told me more about her brand and their innovative values. Aesthetics Stories clearly is here to shake up the industry with their consciously designed garments. Their latest collection ‘Quietude’ is a perfect example of that. Made of 100% organic cotton,  they take their mission to create a healthy fashion industry to a serious level.   “Quietude grasps a moment of silence in our vibrant yet sometimes chaotic lifestyle. It channels the nurture for nature, the calmness we tend to miss on a regular day, and the female capabilities we embrace.” – Aesthetic Stories   For me personally, quietude means to be in a certain state of calmness. It can be the easy things in life. From morning walks through the park with my dog to new plant ‘babies’ sprouting at home, reading inspiring books, enjoying a nice hot bath at my parents, exploring …

When life gives you lemons

Me and Berdine are back! A while ago we had our first collaboration, which you can see here. And we thought it was about time for something fresh and new, so here it is… Nothing beats a fresh lemon right?! ;P For those who don’t know Berdine yet, she’s a bag/accessory designer where sustainability plays a mayor role. Everything she makes is made by hand, creating timeless, minimal and unisex designs. As she likes to say by herself: “every item I design is made with love for perfection.” And that’s no lie! Two weeks ago we met up for the first time in real life (which is always a bit weird when you talk to each other on the gram on a weekly base), and from the first minute we saw each other, it felt like we were really good friends. Friends with the same taste for aesthetics, and friends with the same vision on fashion, durability and sustainability. We had a real connection going on there. After a super delicious lunch, the sweet Berdine …