I had promised for a long time to take my girl out for shopping, lunch and dinner (not necessarily in that order). With a hectic schedule it hasn’t been easy to find a date, but eventually we managed to nail yesterday as D-day. After hours of shopping, I’m not sure what feels more sore…my wallet Continue Reading

At last, we finally have our photo shoot, stock delivery and website with NEW CCII! I am incredibly excited to be new designer this year and created second collection for FracasNoir. Our clothing line is now going to be ready for purchase on Thursday 29th of October. Which is next Thursday! Our brand is inspired by 40s and 50s Continue Reading

My Birthday has lasted well over a week now, and I can say I could get used to this – especially when in the shape and form of Chanel sunglasses…the over-sized, diva kind. I could get used to being this spoiled…far to easily Love my new, cool shades 

My birthday has in so far lasted a week – a trip to France, dinners with friends and a present from a dear friend who knows I am a connoisseur of lingerie. It’s one of those items that fall right in between that of pretty and beautiful. I suppose I can say pretty when newly Continue Reading

Came home just in time to celebrate my beautiful girl’s 17th birthday. A super evening at restaurant Hout with gifts, good food and laughter. Love you loads Beauty! xxx Seventeen…from my baby to lady presents for the birthday girl acquired in Istanbul, Paris and Amsterdam…lucky gal! Unfortunately the plane was delayed but luckily was there Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s from Izmir! The weather is glorious here – spring has finally arrived! After a workout and improvised breakfast (apple and tea), we headed back to the office to wrap things up here. Things are in motion, and can’t hold back the excitement of this project. Being in Izmir working on our Classic Collection Continue Reading

We’ve been home for a couple of days now, but as with any holiday, coming home brings on a whole set of new endeavours. Unpacking, washing, laundry, 2 weeks of admin…needless to say I am not entirely up to speed yet, although tomorrow should be BAU. Sebastian came home happy from his new school and Continue Reading

Just back from a day of shopping in Maastricht….all in the name of boosting the economy. It’s not quite as bad as in Amsterdam (or Haarlem for that matter) where war would have broken out over who takes the last piece discounted at 70%. Maastricht has a lot more flair than that, and although the Continue Reading

…flew away with my la mer cream. So had to stock up on this ridiculous expensive but indispensable beauty item. Also managed to get my hands on some pretty shoes from the Ab Donkers sale. 70% off…only in Haarlem as the shop is changing owners, so run gals, run… Back in safe hands :)… Country Continue Reading

Just got in a full English breakfast. Not that I can consume it all, but the scramble and sausage looks more than good. Had some fruitful meetings yesterday and will have another one in a couple of hours before heading back to NL. And of course I managed a bit of shopping too…a new cashmere Continue Reading