Retro Sonja Fashion Blog
March 27, 2017

Hello dears!

So I’ve been to Paris quite a few times before, but somehow, I never visited Place Trocad√©ro. Or even knew it existed for that matter. But how?! It’s on top of all the ‘Top 5 views of the Eiffel Tower’ lists on the internet. Oh well, I found out about it before my last visit, so it was on top of my go-to and shoot-at lists! And I’m so happy with these photos! I already posted this first one on Instagram last week, and I can’t help but look at that shot again and again. It’s just so dreamy, and there’s just something so magical about the Eiffel Tower. I will never get over it, haha! So about the outfit; I was wearing my favorite glittery sweater, with a daisy print dress over it. I just really love those colors together! And the shoes I’m wearing are actually Suzanne‘s, haha! I borrowed them from her before I went to Paris, and they were so super comfy and pretty, that I asked her to borrow them for Paris as well. And she agreed! Yay! Still love them so much! So, what do you think of this look and these photos? :D

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Paris Eiffel Tower Outfit Shoot Place Trocadero Square

March 24, 2017

Hi sweeties!

The first Spring look of this year! s.Oliver sent me a box filled with beautiful items again, and I’m wearing all of them in this look! To me, the trenchcoat is the perfect coat for Spring. It’s made from thin material, it has a hood (which can also be removed) and the material feels like it would also function as a rain coat. And that’s all you need in Spring! You don’t need a lot of warmth anymore, but it’s great for windy days or when it’s raining. Also trenchcoats give this chic touch to your outfit, and they basically go with everything. And that’s also the case for this outfit! This outfit is casual and chic at the same time, and the trenchcoat matches with both! And what do you think of the shoes? Sonja wearing sneakers?! Huh?! I actually thought these were pretty charming, and the espadrille sole also made it more feminine and more ‘Sonja’. So yes indeed, sneakers! What do you think of this look? And do you like to wear a trenchcoat in Spring? :-)

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Outfit s.Oliver trenchcoat spring amsterdam

March 22, 2017

Hello loves!

For a very long time, a pair of black high waisted skinny jeans has been my only pair of jeans. Except for a blue denim short, but that’s really it. Apparently I’m just not that much of a jeans kind of girl. Until now! Denim has been a trend now for a while, and it’s only getting bigger. So slowly but surely I also got used to it, until the point that I would actually like to add a pair of light washed jeans to my closet. Especially in Spring and Summer it would be nice to also have a pair in a light color. And this season there are so many pretty pairs of jeans with a fun twist! So time to line up the best ones I found online! And you might see me this Spring and Summer in one of these numbers on my blog and Instagram! That would certainly be one with a super high waist, because I really can’t live without a high waist, haha! What do you think of light washed jeans? And are you also loving the ‘jeans with a twist’ trend? :D

March 20, 2017

Hello dears!

A cosy, meets chic, meets casual outfit this time! Personally, I still haven’t made up my mind on whether I like this outfit or not. I guess I do, but the vibe of it is just a bit different than the outfits I usually wear. So I think that made it feel a bit weird. But I do like trying out different things, and I also like sharing that with you all! So here it is anyway! By the way, do you notice the cat silhouette sprayed on the wall behind me? I love it so much, haha! What do you think of this look? :-)

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Dutch Amsterdam Culottes Cardigan

March 17, 2017

Hi loves!

Yay, a new update of my styling work for Vogue Academy! My assignment was to pick a fashion- and interior trend, and a song matching these trends. We had to show both the trends and the song in a diptych using image rhyme in black and white. One of the two photos had to be with a model, and one had to be an interior photo. You can create image rhyme by using a similar structure in both photos, by using the same composition, the same silhouette, matching colors, or by using a similar shape in both photos.

I picked the velvet trend, and quickly the song Black Velvet by Alannah Myles popped up in my head. This song is about Elvis Presley, and it contains lines like ‘White lightnin bound to drive you wild’ and ‘The boy could sing, knew how to move’. ‘White lightnin’ to me, refers to the white spotlight on stage in which Elvis is singing. So I wanted to use both this spotlight and Elvis’ dancemoves in the photos. A spotlight is often diagonally targeted on the singer, and also some of Elvis’ dancemoves make his body look somewhat like a diagonal. So my image rhyme would be about composition (diagonal) and structure (velvet).

Retro Sonja Vogel Styling Stylist Black Velvet Photoshoot Cinema Filmhallen Parisienne Zaal

Model: Felicia Jones
Photography: Marit Goossens
MUAH: Laura van Kolk
Styling: Sonja Vogel

Many thanks to our location cinema FilmHallen