Sep 25, 2012

In Case of Cravings, Part 1.

Going to a party without a brand new outfit might feel like tap water on a bubbly occasion -unsatisfying. Whilst working on the Dear Fashion Journal, we threw some pasta on the wall of master plans to find easy fixes to ease your cravings for the new and shiny. First in the series:

How to defeat garderobe boredom


We often chase the carrots we can’t have: grass seems greener on the other side, and new clothes lose their luster quicker than a vegetable rots. However gloomy this may sound, there is an easy solution that will take you from fashion devastation into elation: borrowing, lending, renting and exchanging! 

Libraries aren’t only for books and swotting, but also for clothes and swapping. There are stores specialized in hiring out designer bags, vintage dresses and everything in between: worn today and gone tomorrow, borrowing these fashion treasures can be easier on you wallet than any ownership. 

Fashion libraries:
Rumours tell that there might be a fashion library in Amsterdam soon, too.

The wardrobes of friends, siblings or anyone in your social circle might also contain an impressive array of exciting pieces. Organizing a swapping party or inviting someone on a private exchange date is not only fun but can also bring something new and refreshing into your closet. In the most urgent outfit crises, sneaking to the wardrobe of your better half might also be an optionespecially if you have the guts to pull off boyfriend-girlfriend doppelg√§ngerness.

Sep 17, 2012

Q&A with Sarah Meers

Next in the series of questions and answers with the contributors of Dear Fashion, we present to you Sarah Meers: a concept creator, illustrator and Kinder surprise enthusiast, who is also our partner in crime (metaphorically, that is).
1. Name: Sarah Meers

2. Age: 24



3. Please fill in: I am a ______because______.
I am a concept developer, brander and a secretly starting illustrator because I am bad at making choices.

4. What would be the name of your autobiography? 
Sarah And A Cat Called Harry. It's quite sad, because I don't have a cat called Harry.

5. What was the latest thing that inspired you? 
I found heaven in a chocolate dessert in a super market.

6. Your biggest fashion fetish?
I have a small, non-working clock that is often hanging around my neck. Also quirky jewellery with little monsters will always find its way to me.

7. What is your first fashion memory? 
In high school I learned that wearing band shirts was very cool and thus in a rotating manner I only wore three shirts for a year. One band I only knew by name. That, I think, is true dedication to fashion in the making.



8. What have you learned recently?
How to make a stop motion movie! This was accompanied by the knowledge of how to cut out a zillion of dancing dinosaurs within one hour.



9. What are you known for amongst friends?
I am now hearing (for the first time I may say) that I am clumsy and chaotic. And I have to confess this is true. Besides that, I make great pancakes.

10. What is the most important thing to have around you when working? 

I am known for working in complete chaos and disorder, so it is a bit hard to pinpoint what bits and pieces are laying around. But probably it is my favorite black pen which always gives me a feeling of security as it has helped me through all my exams in school. And chocolate. There is always chocolate somewhere.
Note from the editor:
...and that is one of the reasons we like working with you! 

+1: Which piece of your own work do you like the most? 



Amongst others, this illustration that was made for Dear Fashion.

More about Sarah:
Pup Concepts - Sarah Meers

Sep 8, 2012

Q&A with Suzanne Van Heerde

Introducing to you: a budding writer, stylist and one of the contributors to Dear Fashion. Her name is Suzanne, and she is a creator of fashion fairy tales, who dresses in impressive fur coats and shimmering shirts to look like a character from her own Wonderland. 
1. Name: Suzanne Van Heerde

2. Age: 23



3. Please fill in: I am an __________because_________.
I am a stylista living in a bubble because I have come to realize that the things I create and put into to practice don’t really exist. It’s just a dream world that I manage to transfer to my immediate surroundings (for now.) It’s like a Disneyland for adults. In my world all girls walk in sky-high neon coloured heels, furry and glittery outfits. The boys are Casanova’s in tailored suits and we live happily ever after in huge lofty spaces that look like former tacky Chinese restaurants in red and pink tinted light.

4. What would be the name of your autobiography? 
Ssuuzzaa in Wonderland

5. What was the latest thing that inspired you? 
Tokyo (surprisingly, everything beyond their fashion)

6. Your biggest fashion fetish?
Shoes. I think every girl (and some boys) start out with a healthy obsession. However, I have found myself to be addicted to hunting down bizarre shoes (mostly online) and then purchasing them if within my budget.

7. What is your first fashion memory? 
There was a dress up day at my primary school. All the girls were asked to dress up as their preferred future profession. I chose to be a housewife decked out in pearls, red lips and a pastel flowered long gown.



8. What have you learned recently?
All that I long for does not exist, yet.



9. What are you known for amongst friends?
Again, shoes.



10. What is the most important thing to have around you when working? 
The right people.

+1: Which piece of your own work do you like the most? 


I think my blog is my most honest and sincere form of work because it isn’t a project. This particular image (on top of the post) was created not all that long ago in a moment that felt ecstatic because everything was the way it should have been at that point.

Suzanne's website:
www.suzannejacobine.com
Blog: www.saaht.blogspot.com

Sep 3, 2012

Q&A with Olga Vokalova

Next in the series of questions and answers with the creatives who have contributed their skills to Dear Fashion, we introduce to you Olga: a designer extraordinaire and a very dear friend of ours.

1. Name: Olga Vokalova

2. Age: 28



3. Please fill in: I am a __________because_________.
I am a designer because I wanted to be.

4. What would be the name of your autobiography? 
Silent Shout

5. What was the latest thing that inspired you? 
Work of an artist called Viktor Vejvoda

6. Your biggest fashion fetish?
I am into glasses because I feel smarter whilst wearing them.

7. What is your first fashion memory? 
Purple tights with big dots.



8. What have you learned recently?
I can’t eat an elephant.

9. What are you known for amongst friends?
Being "the dancer". Note from the editor:...and a Quote Generator, splurting out sentences that would make brilliant quotations. I have a great collection of those in my notebook.



10. What is the most important thing to have around you when working? 
A pencil.

+1: Which piece of your own work do you like the most? 


This closed dress with an open back.

Olga's website:
www.olgavokalova.com