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#3 Aunt Debbie’s purple dress

#3 Aunt Debbie’s purple dress

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.

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#4 Green Velvet in Chinatown

Posted on Feb 22, 2024 | One Comment
Me in my moms wedding dress, Chinatown New York City, 2017

Yes, it’s been quite some years (2017) since I posted on Saskimo. But I decided to pick it up again this year. I found this blog waiting on me. Somewhere in 2017 when I was living and working near Chinatown in NYC, I did a piece on my moms beautiful velvet green wedding dress from the 1970s. It fit me perfectly (age 35) and I wanted some pictures in color since my mom and dad only have black and white pictures of their wedding. My friend Fabienne from piece-piece was my photographer.

#3 Aunt Debbie’s purple dress

#3 Aunt Debbie’s purple dress

Posted 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 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 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!

NYC Hippies

NYC Hippies

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 | No Comments

In 2014 I styled a group of actors for the yearly BDDW (American furniture company) weenie roast upstate New York. Everything I used was either made, borrowed or bought secondhand and altered with fabric pieces I got from BDDW to use for the outfits.

Hoe ik van ‘wee’ weer ‘wel’ maak

Hoe ik van ‘wee’ weer ‘wel’ maak

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 | 10 Comments

Ik heb dus geen rooie cent. Echt leuk is dat niet, ik reken me grijs om te kijken hoe ik hier toch zo heel af en toe een cocktail kan bestellen of in 1 van de duizenden leuke restaurants kan eten. Want dat is toch 1 van de dingen dat NYC zo leuk maakt, al de leuke tentjes met lekker eten. Daar heeft ook iedereen het constant over. Maar nood maakt inventief. 

Yo & Me & Snow

Yo & Me & Snow

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 | No Comments

Met Kerst was ik in Boston met m’n family; Grandpa Chris, Yolande (nicht), Brook, Katy, Alouette (oom, tante en nichtje), Yani (tante) and Olga (vriendin Yani). M’n opa maakte traditioneel de turkey.

Things take time

Things take time

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 | No Comments

I love this image of a forest resembling the patience and time that is needed to become what it is, from seed to a full grown tree. Patience was not particularly a quality I was born with, so I embrace anything that shows me why patience is so essential.

 

Girl in Black

Girl in Black

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

Als je ooit een blik in mijn kledingkast hebt geworpen of me al wat langer kent dan zal je in ieder geval 1 ding zijn opgevallen: ik hou van kleur. Omdat ik in de zomer naar New York vertrok en niet verwachtte andere seizoenen dan de zomer mee te maken pakte ik m’n koffer voor warm weer. Toen ik eind juli besloot nog meer van New York en de mensen te willen meemaken was duidelijk dat m’n garderobe te klein en koud was om de hier beruchte winters door te komen.

‘Would you mind if I got to know you’

‘Would you mind if I got to know you’

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Deze korte film (nog geen 4 min) werd gemaakt door een meisje hier in de buurt, Scarlet Wilson. Het is niet ver bij mij vandaan opgenomen.