From smartphone to smart shopping

January 16, 2015 | Lifestyle | 0 comments

Our phones are smart for quite a while now. We wake up with that little allround device and go to bed with it. It notifies you about your friends, family, the world, cats and dogs running the internet and let’s not forget those interesting ‘SALE’ emails…
However, nothing beats live communication when we are in good company. The same applies to shopping. Online shopping is nice and easy, but we all like some good old ‘live’ shopping every now and then. Where some online shops have almost everything in their product line these days, live shops are often specialized in a few categories. Store in, store out, store in, store out…does that sound familiar?
Well, things are about to change. Remember the magazine-brought-to-life pop-up store INCONCEPT Live? This store that shops like a magazine, opened its doors in November 2014. It offers a platform where creative designers and entrepreneurs showcase their original concepts and …

Vintage fashion: The Colorful and Casual 90s

December 31, 2014 | Vintage Fashion | 0 comments

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It’s almost the end of the year and everyone is going back in time. I mean, Dutchies: who is not listening to the top 2000 songs of all time on radio 2? We went to the future yesterday, but today I am taking you back again to the past. However, this time I am not going back that far, because this is the last post of the retro fashion serie! Back to the 90s, which brings back some extra nostalgic moments for me, because this is the time that I grew up. The time of ghettoblasters, The Spice Girls, Hakuna Matata, Discmans that didn’t fit into your trousers and the internet was just coming up! Imagine that…
This era also left its lasting mark on fashion. A very colorful mark also as you will discover. The early 90s were an extension of the late 1980s. But this was about to …

Magazine brought to life: INCONCEPT Live Magazine

November 16, 2014 | Lifestyle | 0 comments

Reading a magazine. Been there done that. Still doing it when it’s an interesting magazine. But what about a magazine that you can experience live? Never been there and never done that. So it was time to try. Last Thursday was the grand opening of a new pop-up store in Rotterdam: INCONCEPT Live Magazine. As a blogger, I was invited to this event to experience this new pop-up store.
Let’s start with some background information. INCONCEPT Live Magazine is founded by Evana Kuik. Evana Kuik is a designer and has her own label: EVAN Menswear. Her idea was to create a live platform for upcoming creative designers and artists, where they can work on new concepts and designs and show their unique products to the public. INCONCEPT aims to be a platform for national and international talents. Just like a magazine has various categories, INCONCEPT offers various live categories: fashion, food, (interior) …

Vintage fashion: The reinventing and More-is-More 1980s

October 16, 2014 | Vintage Fashion | 0 comments

After the flower power and wide flare 1970s, it’s time for the second-last episode of the retro fashion series: back to the 1980s!
The red line of the 1980s was: “More is More”, but please No More DISCO. Big hair, more make-up, more color, more color with more make-up and even bigger hair. Anything was possible! It didn’t start out like that though. We started the 1980s quite neutral with colors like brown and tan. Probably because everyone had to catch their breath from the previous dazzling and headspinning Disco years.
There was a little revival of the 1940s in the beginning of the 1980s. You saw slightly high waistlines featuring blousons and padded shoulders. Velvet material was also extremely popular. Lace got a more robust look and feel, because it was often combined with for example leather. And then there was MTV. Remember the good old days when MTV was actually …

When Fashion and Wisdom met Coco Chanel

May 8, 2014 | Vintage Fashion | 0 comments

When we think about Coco Chanel, we think about a woman who launched the first perfume with a designer name (Chanel no. 5), which would also become one of the most popular perfumes of all time. Coco also showed women that there was more to (lingerie) life than corsets, because “fashion is a luxury and luxury should be comfortable”. Cheers to that! Especially since corsets were extremely not-comfortable in those days. She was also the first designer who believed that black could be very classy in a time where black was related to grief and mourning. Now Coco was a woman with a very strong will of her own. So in the 1920s she designed that lovely Little Black Dress that probably hangs in the (imaginary walk-in) closet of a lot of women who read this. Not only her designs, but also her appearance was always glamorous yet minimalistic. However, …


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