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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 new hidden gems in town, catching the first Spring sun after a long and cold winter, meeting new likeminded people, brew my own morning coffee, have new flowers on our table or the perfect sun rays breaking into our home. Simple things, but those are also things that add value to life. Do you question yourself what adds value to your life? From material possessions, relationships to how you spend your time. It can be good to question yourself every now and then, and find time to grasp a moment of silence in our vibrant, yet chaotic lifestyle… Just like Quietude.

In this series I tried to merge the love I have for everything nature, with my other love: concrete. It symbolises the harmony between nature & city life. Or maybe the conflict.. That, I leave up to you.

I’m wearing Aesthetic Stories’ Lamia trousers, together with the Vanity sweater. If you like to know how and where they are produced, please read along on their website, where you can find the full journey behind all of their products.


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