Retro Sonja Fashion Blog
November 8, 2017

Hi loves!

Better late than never is what I thought when I decided to post this outfit. I already photographed this outfit last winter with Janne. I remember planning to post it, but different posts kept coming up. Then it turned into Spring and Summer, and I didn’t really think this outfit would be appropriate to post. I almost even forgot about it! Until I ran into it in my outfit post folder! It’s already Fall of course, and it’s getting colder and colder. I would totally wear this outfit again now! When we shot this look I just recently got the cardigan, and I basically ended up living in it at home the rest of the winter. It’s soooooo warm, soft and cosy! I’m so going to wear it again this fall and winter! What do you think of this casual chic combo?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Outfit Casual Chic Cosy Warm Winter Outfit

November 6, 2017

Hello dears!

I have a different kind of post for you today; namely an IKEA hack! We recently rearranged our living room. Which made the high table we had standing behind the sofa to hide Minoes’ cat stuff useless. So we had to come up with a different solution to cover up her basket and her food. I went on an online quest for a piece of furniture that could do the job, but I couldn’t really find it. Eventually I found this table at IKEA. It’s the IKEA hol table, which has a loose top, such that you can use it for storage. I looked into the manual and it seemed to be possible to simply leave out one of the sides of the table. And it turned out to be really easy indeed! You also get a bottom of the table, but I didn’t use this either because it just seemed uncomfortable for Minoes. I had this ‘cat stuff cover’ all done in 10 minutes. And trust me, if I can do it, you can do it, haha!

So how do you make this IKEA hack? Super easy! Put the table together like the manual describes and simply leave out the bottom and one of the long sides of the table. And there you have your cat stuff cover!

As I had been looking for something like this for quite a long time, I figured there could be more people looking for something like this. So that’s why I’m sharing this tip with you! And it’s so easy, and it even looks very good in our interior! Win win win! What do you think of this IKEA hack?

IKEA Hol Tafel Table Hack Cat Stuff Kat

November 1, 2017

Hi sweeties!

About 2 weeks ago I posted part 1 of my Bali Diaries, and here is part 2! After our time in Ubud we took the boat to Lombok. Which was quite the adventure with the high waves and some fuss with a bunch of taxi drivers. But it was all totally worth it, because the hotel we arrived at had the most beautiful beach I had ever seen! From the hotel room you walked right onto the beach, where super cute two-person huts were waiting to lie down in. You could even order food and drinks from the hut. So much yes! So naturally we didn’t do much in Lombok, haha! All photos from Lombok below were taken in our hotel, on the beach in front of our hotel or in the direct surroundings of the hotel, haha! Loved it!

After Lombok we went to Gili. And here we also did a ton of relaxing. We also went on a day trip to another Gili island. On Gili I mostly took pictures of sunsets, because those were astonishing every night! And finally we went back to Bali for our last stop; Canggu. Canggu was on the list because my boyfriend was going surfing here, as this is a famous surf spot. From Canggu we also went to Tanah Lot for a day. This is a temple in the ocean with beautiful surroundings. All in all we had a wonderful trip. We’ve seen a lot, but we also relaxed a lot! Below I’m showing you my photos of Lombok, Gili and Canggu. And of course you can find the locations underneath the photos in case you would like to visit them as well! What do you think of my shots? :-)

Lombok

Lombok Indonesia Novotel Beach Kuta

October 30, 2017

Hello loves!

Today I’m sharing the results of an editorial shoot with you! This shoot was part of my final assignment for Fashion Styling last semester. We had to come up with a original concept for the fictional new collection of conceptstore Colette in Paris. I named my concept ‘We Come In Peace’ and it combines immigration, aliens and hippies. Immigration has been an important topic foa while now. And my concept is based on the idea that immigrants come in peace. And ‘We Come In Peace’ is the famous alien-quote! Also we’ve been seeing a lot of retro fashion and hippie influences in fashion lately. And as hippies also have a lot to do with peace, I brought these three together.

For the shoot of this concept I wanted to work with 2 models, because this strengthens the we-feeling of ‘We Come In Peace’. The models represent aliens / immigrants who come in peace. The styling is inspired by hippies, but in alien-like colors like blue, grey and silver. The silver Volkswagen van was the cherry on top of the cake for this shoot; a hippie space ship on wheels! All in all I’m super happy with the result and this is my favorite shoot I did so far! And it even got published in online magazine Volant! And now I’m super curious what you think!

We Come In Peace Hippie Alien Styling Stylist Sonja Vogel Volant Magazine

Make-up

Malika van der Plas

Fotografie / Hair Styling

Christine Martens

Models

Juliette van der Weerd

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Emma Notenboom

Concept / Styling / Productie

Sonja Vogel

Published Online

Volant Magazine

Special thanks to

Ard van der Leeuw (Volkswagen van)

October 25, 2017

Hi dears!

I bought the kimono I’m wearing in this post in Ubud in Bali. I fell in love with the color and print instantly. And here in the Netherlands it turns out to be a great fall layering item! There’s quite a lot going on in this outfit; print mixing, multiple colors, glitter! I’m aware of the fact that this outfit might not be for everyone, but personally it made me really happy. So I wear it anyway! I’m mostly happy about the combo of the burgundy glitter sweater under the kimono. The colors just work really good together. And secretly the sweater and the kimono even match! The glitter in the sweater is a golden thread, and there are also dark yellow / gold-ish details in the kimono print. What do you think of this combo?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Fall Outfit Rijksmuseum Tuin Kimono from Bali