Hello there!I'm Sonja, a 25 year old Dutchie, living in Amsterdam. I'm a huge retro fashion and vintage lover, and I'm also really into vegetarian (and vegan) cooking, cats, interior, and living a green and cruelty-free lifestyle!
Hit the about page, if you would like to know more! :-)
January 16, 2017
I’ve actually been wanting to write this post for about half a year. But somehow, I just never got to it. But I started a new studies! I already started back in September, and I actually wanted to write an update on it before I started. That somehow didn’t happen, and then I was planning on writing it in the first couple of weeks of my studies. But then I got so busy, that I just simply kept pushing it forward. And now the moment is there!
The studies I started is Photostyling Fashion at Akademie Vogue in Amsterdam. I already do a lot with fashion and photography for my blog, and this really is my passion. I already finished another studies (Econometrics & Actuarial Science), but I just didn’t really see myself doing that work. So I figured I should follow my passion, and that’s how I ended up doing this! The name Photostyling Fashion actually explains itself; it’s basically styling the clothing for fashion shoots. But there’s a lot more to it! From making up an entire concept, to bringin together a team, but also trend watching, being familiar with subcultures and clothing styles, and a lot more! In this blog post I’m going to show you a couple of things I’ve done so far. And I’m planning on doing that regularly from now on!
By the way, for my studies I now also have an assignment to maintain a blog for 6 months. So that’s pretty convenient, haha! So from now on, you can expect even more posts from me on here! I can’t wait!
January 9, 2017
Yay, a new outfit on the blog! I’m sooooo in love with these burgundy overknee boots from Van Den Assem! Unfortunately I will have to return them to the PR agency where I borrowed them, haha! Plus, they’re two sizes too big, but who cares about that, right?! Haha! I borrowed them for a shoot for which I did the styling (what?! I will tell you all about this in a later post!). I just couldn’t resist taking outfit photos for my blog with them as well. The skirt was also a borrowed item for this same shoot. And I immediately thought they would look so great together, combined with this glittery burgundy top. So, this is not entirely a #realoutfitgram, as you can’t really wear borrowed shoes all day. It would totally ruin the soles ;-) But if this skirt and shoes were mine, I would totally wear them like this! What do you think of this combo? And are you as in love with the burgundy overknee boots as I am? :D
January 3, 2017
Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful new year’s eve! Me and my boyfriend spent NYE at friends, and we also slept there. Very relaxed and fun! I received the green dress in this outfit a while ago from The Little Black Dress webshop, and I love it so much. The front is made of a faux suede-like material, and the back and the sleeves are made of wool. Because I really liked this fabric contrast, I decided to face the cold for the photos, haha! After we took the photos, I quickly put on a jacket again. Somehow, when I’m wearing a green item, I tend to add even more green items. Hence the green beret and green socks ;-) By the way, I really like all the green in front of the yellow trees in the background! What do you think of this outfit? :-)
December 29, 2016
A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail from a Dutch TV broadcaster about a new TV show; Top 2000 News. The Top 2000 is a Dutch radio show which is on from Christmas day until midnight at New Years Eve, which is a count down of the top 2000 best songs ever made according to Dutch voters. This new TV show was going to be broadcast every day during the last week of the year. For this show they also wanted to do items on Dutch artists in the list. And for every one of these items, they also wanted to interview a fan of the artist. As you might know, I’m a huge fan of Caro Emerald, and so they asked me for an item about her. I was enthusiastic right away, and I also liked the idea of giving Caro some extra shine during the Top 2000. However, the recordings had to take place on a specific day and time. Exactly on a time that I’m usually at school. No! I was, and still am, in quite a busy period at school with big projects, on which I could really use some feedback. I decided to go to school in the morning, and overtake another class the next day. Problem solved! And oh, how it turned out to be worth it afterwards!
Click here to watch the item. The item is in Dutch, but it only takes about 3 minutes and you can have a little sneak peek at my home and my happy face when I see Caro, haha!
Well, let me tell you, I’ve never been more surprised in my life! And this truly was the best Christmas present EVER! I will never forget this. Super sweet of Caro, her guitarist Wieger, her management, and the people at the broadcasting company to do this for me!
What do you think of the item? :D
December 22, 2016
Last week I met up with photographer Haluk to do a Christmas themed shoot. We met after sunset near a beautiful fountain and hotel. I really like the Christas decoration there, and the fountain is also really nicely exposed at night. The style of the shoot is a bit different than what you’re used to from me, but I really love how it turned out! I wore this outfit to the Christmas dinner of my boyfriends work last week. My boyfriend wore a really nice suit in a beautiful blue tone. And I thought it would be nice to wear silver next to that. I was looking for a silver pleated skirt, and they happened to have it at Pull & Bear! I added a silver glitter top, and the Christmas feeling was complete. What do you think of this Christmas outfit, and the photos? :-)