#3 Aunt Debbie’s purple dress

#3 Aunt Debbie’s purple dress

Posted by: on Sep 30, 2016 | No Comments

This time I found a very feminine heirloom piece that has been worn many times in both South Africa and the USA since the early 1950s.

#2 Akong’s bomber jacket

#2 Akong’s bomber jacket

Posted by: on Aug 16, 2016 | 4 Comments

One Sunday, while I was dreaming away in church, I noticed this jacket of a girl in front of me. The (to me) Indonesian looking floral batik print stood out and I loved that this traditional fabric was used for a little bomber jacket. I love organic prints and I love bomber jackets. I wondered where she had found it and decided to ask her.

#1 Great Grandpa Francis’ overalls

#1 Great Grandpa Francis’ overalls

Posted by: on Jun 7, 2016 | 4 Comments

When I saw these overalls on Eva I wanted to know more about them. They turned out to tell an interesting story. It made me think about how we can see clothing as ‘heirlooms’. This is the first story of hopefully many more to come. Enjoy!

a white barbie doll pump

a white barbie doll pump

Posted by: on Apr 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

A couple of months ago i bought a really cute earring from a dutch creative girl called Ineke Krul. The earring was made from a left ‘white pump’ what had once belonged to a barbie doll. I love it. It’s subtle and funny.

The barbie pump brought back childhood memories. I was a barbie girl myself. Not in the sense that i wanted to look like one, but i loved to play with them. And so did my sister Suzy.