Retro Sonja Fashion Blog
February 24, 2017

Hi sweeties!

If I had to choose one favorite sweater, it would probably be the burgundy glitter turtleneck sweater from this blog post. I wear it loads! It’s super comfy, and it turns every outfit into a fun ensemble! This sweater has been my savior on uninspired days uncountable times; pair it with black high waisted jeans and my black heeled brogues or Chelsea boots, and it just always works, and it’s never boring! When in doubt, add glitter! I just notice that glitter items put a smile on my face, and that’s why I also like to wear them for regular day outfits. So it’s time for a round-up of ways to wear a glitter top when Christmas is long gone! :D Do you still wear glitter items this time of year? And what do yo think of these combo’s? :-)

February 22, 2017

Hello dears!

I’ve been so into blue and pink combo’s recently! So when I had put together this blue skirt and blue shirt combo, and bumped into this hot pink bag, it felt like it was meant to be. As you might have noticed, I already shot an outfit with this same skirt in orange! I just really love the asymmetric style and the print of it. It’s very playful and chic at the same time, I think! Also, we’re having sunny days more and more often here in the Netherlands. So I’m really starting to feel like spring is coming closer and closer! I can’t wait! I really love the dreamy effect of backlight outfit shoots, so I’m really looking forward to doing those more often when spring comes around! What do you think of this blue and pink combo?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Blue and Pink Outfit Moschino Comma Who's That Girl

February 20, 2017

Hi loves!

How was your weekend? :D Saturday was my boyfriend’s birthday, so we spend the entire day together doing fun things. In the morning I made chocolate fondue with a ton of fruit, which got us all stuffed and full for the rest of the day, until we went out for dinner at an Indian restaurant, haha! I love days like that! But let’s talk about the outfit! I really like the look of this rib dress. The length, and the combination with the trench coat, make it look really chic. But at the same time it’s also really cosy because of the colors, and the fact that it’s slightly oversized. I always like skirts and dresses of this midi length best with bare legs, because otherwise it kind of looks like you have really short legs. And that’s where these nude dotted tights come in! These tights are my life saver for all outfits which I would like to wear with bare legs, but when it’s too cold. It doesn’t look like you’re walking around with bare legs in the middle of the winter, and it also adds a nice twist to your outfit. Yay! What do you think of this combo? :-)

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Outfit Midi Rib Dress Trench Coat Comma Fashion

February 17, 2017

Hello sweeties!

After my update about my new studies Photostyling Fashion, it’s now time for my first update about a styling job that I did! For a school assignment I had to pick a fairy tale and create a concept, styling, and photoshoot around it, and bring together a team. I chose for the fairy tale Puss In Boots. In this story the cat is a very clever personality who catches rabbits and birds, and brings them to the king in order to get the king to like his boss, such that the both of them can have a better life. So for my shoot I wanted to take the photos in front of a castle, and have the model pose like a cat who’s about to attack, while holding a rabbit. As a vegetarian I wanted a fun, happy, and most of all, a cruelty-free twist on the rabbit. And then I found an amazing Alice In Wonderland inspired rabbit bag from Leg Avenue! I wanted to create a feminine and fashionable twist on Puss In Boots. I used leopard print, a skirt with cats printed on it, and cat ears, to emphasize the idea of the cat. Obviously, a Puss In Boots outfit required over knee boots. I finished off the outfit with accessories, a lot of color, and a studded double belt.

It had snowed on the day of the shoot, and there was glazed frost, so it wasn’t possible for the entire team to make it to the castle where we originally planned to do the shoot. Also, the model was sick and had to cancel. And so I modelled myself! And secretly it was a lot of fun! It was so different from my usual shoots for outfit posts, but it was so much fun to do! We used a majestic house with a nice big garden as the location. What do you think of these photos and the styling? :-)

Retro Sonja Vogel Stylist Styling Portfolio Puss In Boots Gelaarsde Kat Fotoshoot Photoshoot

Styling & concept: Sonja Vogel
MUA: Merel Halfweeg
Hair: Maartje Zegers
Photographer: Jasmin Ottolander

February 13, 2017

Hi dears!

I’m so happy with these photos! They turned out to be super dreamy, and that just puts a smile on my face! :D After the Beauty & The Beast show at Amsterdam Fashion Week I received a super pretty red rose. I thought it would be fun to use it for my outfit photos, and I really liked how it looked with this look. And then I realized it was also almost Valentines Day. It was meant to be! This outfit accidentally turned out to be quite Western/Cowboy-ish, but I actually like it. Also, I love the blue denim-ish color of the dress with the red color of the rose. What do you think of this Valentines outfit and photos? :-)

Retro Sonja Dutch Fashion Blogger Amsterdam Valentines Outfit Western Cowboy Denim Dress Comma Moschino