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Clog it!

A couple of years ago I walked by a shop window and I looked at the shoes of my dreams. I have a soft spot for heels, t-bar straps and studs, and these shoes had them all combined in one:  the Prada silver t-bar clogs. They were $490, my brain did function, so I walked away. A couple of weeks later, they where on sale, and there was one pair left. In my size. So I thanked the shoegods (hmm, it probably was a shoegoddess) and bought my first pair of Prada’s.  They walk like hell (the wooden sole isn’t exactly comfy), but I never regretted it.

My beloved Prada’s.

The great thing about studded, high heelded clogs is 1) they never look too girly, 2) they make a lot of noise when you walk (I like stomping around), 3) men don’t understand them (in fashion, that’s a good thing) and 4) you can wear them with everything! The only condition is that they must have a very high heel, or else you will look like a Swedish macrobiotic, dungarees wearing type from the seventies. Unless you like that look, ofcourse. So I was really excited to see that Karl Lagerfeld brought the coolest version of all back on the catwalk for Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

The 1970’s version.

Chanel clogs from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Alexa (with Tavi next to her), wearing the Chanel one’s. Some girls have all the luck…

 

I love these, they are (how strange?!?)  from Victoria’s Secret.

Lara Stone in a recent Louis Vuitton advertisment, wearing a white pair.

Miu Miu, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

MaxMara, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Chloé clogs and a Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop top. 

And finally the über Dutch version. As you all know, the Dutch live in windmills , we eat some cheese for breakfast, and then we walk out of the door into the wide tulip fields, wearing the traditional Dutch clogs (without heels ofcourse, because they would stick in the muddy clay soils). 😉 These are the designer version by Viktor & Rolf.

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Eau Mega by Viktor & Rolf

New fragrance alert! After “Flowerbomb” Viktor & Rolf will release their second perfume for women, named “Eau Mega”. The name is a play on the greek letter Omega. Viktor & Rolf were going for something fresh, but they wanted to stay away from sporty and lean more toward feminine; hence the name “Eau” for fresh, and “Mega” for that glamorous touch.

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The photographs for the advertisement campaign are shot by Vinoodh Matadin and Inez van Lamsweerde. The campaign features model Rachel Zimmermann, who also fronted the Viktor & Rolf for H&M advertisements. The perfume will be in stores in October. Viktor & Rolf Eau Mega will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml.

Source: fragrantica.com

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An evening with Viktor & Rolf

This sunday I will spent the evening with Dutch fashion designers Viktor and Rolf. I will wear my pyjamas, make myself a cup of hot chocolate ( the weather is horrible here, so I think I’m allowed to drink hot chocolate in the middle of the summer), and turn on the tv.

There’s a Dutch tv-show called “Zomergasten” (Summer Guests). Every sunday evening there will be a different guest, and that guest can decide what (fragments of) tv-programs and movies he or she wants to see. This sunday Viktor and Rolf are the guests.

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What to expect:

  • “Neues vom Kleidermarkt”: a German tv-programm about fashion;
  • “De Vierde Man”: a Dutch movie from director Paul Verhoeven (1983);
  • “Ludwig”: an Italian movie from Luchino Visconti (1972) with legendary actress Romy Schneider;
  • “The Hours”: a British/American movie from director Stephen Daldry (2002) with Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore;
  • The documentary “In and Out of Fashion” by William Klein, with fragments of a young Yves Saint Laurent;
  • Fragments from dancing scenes from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (“Top Hat”, 1935);
  • Fragments from MTV “Made”.

The evening will end with the movie “Maurice” from director James Ivory (1987), with Hugh Grant in his first major film roll. The movie is set in England in the early 20th century, so expect a lot of impressive costumes.

And ofcourse the host of the show will be interviewing Viktor and Rolf.

Sunday the 26th of July, VPRO Nederland 2, 20.12 h CET.

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Pre fall perfection: Viktor & Rolf

Another proud and exciting day to be Dutch.

Our best fashion export: the brilliant Viktor and Rolf launched their fist pre-fall collection. My pride and excitement however  are slightly clouded by lust and envy, because ever since my favorite fashion houses began to bring out pre-fall collections, i keep being confronted by a dozen or two more looks that i can not afford with my limited bugdet. On the other hand, the visuals themselves bring inspiration and squee’s of fashion joy and those always do a girl good.

Presenting 25 classic-but never boring looks with that typical V&R eye wink to the slightly quirky; playing with volume of sleeves here and there, this is a pre-fall collection afterall, so there’s nothing too crazy or daring. Still i was surprisingly inspired by this collection!! It has the wearibility and feminine apeal of their h&m collection, but is aimed more at a more grown up proffesional woman. Inspiration comes from a 70s photo of a Russian girl. The Soviet grey-tones mixed with the inevitable late 60s early 70s flair are very visable.. as well as reoccuring long leather gloves and pastel colored flower patterns mixed with tan leather shoes and belts.(*insert squee of fashion joy here*)

Fact: this is not the first time one of their collections has a Russian link, their 1999 f/w collection was called “Russian doll”.

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all images from style.com

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The House of Viktor & Rolf

It’s winter, it’s sunday, it’s raining/freezing cold, you don’t want to sit on the couch all day, all your girlfriends want to spent quality time with their boyfriends and you live in boring Utrecht……what to do? Well, maybe do something intellectual-arty-grown up: visit a museum! The Central Museum in Utrecht has an excellent exhibition about Dutch fashion designers Viktor and Rolf. The museum owns 29 Viktor and Rolf designs and the exhibition shows a selection of them, plus the famous dollhouse that was earlier on show at the Barbican Art gallery in London.

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from 25 nov 2008 – 8 feb 2009

Centraal Museum
Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht
T 0031 30 2362362

open:  Tue – Sun 11.00 – 17.00h
admission: € 8,- for adults

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