Guest Blogging at TamSam This Week!

I am honored to be guest blogging over at Montreal based fashion & design blog TamSam for the week! If you haven’t already checked the wonderful ladies out please take a peek . I’ll be dropping bits of freshness for you to indulge in, you don’t want to miss it. So bookmark TamSam and follow me this week!

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Annelies Timmermans

Sauvage Ostrich get up on it! Supple handmade leather bags made in Milan, what more could you ask for? You can view the entire collection from Ms. Timmermans lin here, remember where you saw it first :)!

Photo of the Week

(found via Alberto Seveso)

I Don’t Like Mondays Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone eats alot today, I know I’m going to 🙂 And after you eat you have to shop with the good folks over at IDLM! They are hooking it up this Black Friday with an amazing sale, read the deets below:

The discount code BLACKPLANET will take 15% off all store products, including already discounted items.  (Please note, due to contractual agreements the sale does not apply to Gallery items, Savant, Priestess, and Maurie and Eve). The sale will begin Thursday November 26 at midnight and will continue for 24 hours until Friday November 27 at midnight Eastern Standard Time (US). New holiday collections not currently on the site (but will be by Friday for the sale) include Samantha Pleet, Melissa Shoes, Cheap Monday, Seneca Rising, and Something Else.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

{Fashion.} The Art of Styling: Malloni Italy

Yes honey are you still standing? Mmmm I know its too early for goodness like this right, catch your breath, lets breathe together. I know I’m so dramatic, but this is good stuff seriously right! So inspiring I’m seriously in awe of the perfection of this shoot. The model, the construction of the clothes, the makeup, the simplistic edginess it all works for me. There is truly and art to styling! I wanted to post the entire look book from Italian line Malloni, but that would be overkill now wouldn’t it. When I see fashion encompassed as a whole like this, it revives my passion for the ART that is fashion. I know that was extremely clichĂ©, but it is what it is! I’m so excited by these photos, but don’t let me hold you any longer hurry on over to their site and indulge in the rest of the amazing looks! Thank me later 🙂

View the entire Lookbook here!

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Grinding: Ouxu Cheng

1. Name/Alias: Ouxu Cheng

2.Where are you from/ Where do you currently live?: I am from Holland and I currently live in Den Haag.

3. Where did/do you go to school and your major?: I finished high school. After that I tried several studies; European Business Studies, Fashion school and a Cultural Social Education. The subject matter was interesting to me, but studying itself was hard. Mostly because it was difficult for me to concentrate. I get distracted quickly.
During one of my studies I finished a make-up course. That was fun, cause it was like a painting class.

4. What is your Grind? My grind is currently freelance make-up and photography. I am also working on a concert photography book which consists of photos of some of my favorite musicians I’ve shot in the past few years. As long as I can create I am happy.

5.  How did you get into what your doing now?: I rolled into it. It wasn’t my intention to become a make-up artist. It just seemed fun. After the course I kept assisting other make-up artists and eventually got my own gigs. Six months later I got a chance to work for a national tv production company. I got the job and stayed there for 2,5 years. I learned a lot during that period. Right now I am freelancing. Photography I started doing for fun as well. The more I did it, the more I loved it.

6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: When I was a kid I saw myself walking around as a successful business woman  in a suit with an attaché suitcase. I dreamed of having chains of restaurants as big as McDonalds. Maybe one day..

7. What are some contributing factors that shaped the life you live now?: My upbringing. My family came to Holland to make money and survive. To create a better life for themselves and for their children. They had no choice but to work hard without the freedom to do what they would’ve liked to do. My generation is freeing itself from that. I am very happy that I have the choice to do what I like. It’s still hard work, but on a different level.

8. Any specific people that mentored or helped guide you to your current path?: My aunt is a key factor in my life. She is an inspiration to me. Aside from what she’s accomplished (after raising 5 children she became a certified doctor specialized in natural medicine) she has always supported the family. My sister has always been there for me.

9. What motivates you?: The challenge to achieve motivates me. Lots of talented people around me motivate me. In daily life it’s ‘progress in whatever i do’ that keeps me going when I feel less motivated.

10. Your favorite author and why?: I have two favorite books. One is The Prophet by Khalil Gibran and the other is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Meditations is my bible.

11. What are 3 goals you want to achieve within the next year?:

– Become healthier. It’s the base for everything else.
– Become an expert in photo editing and video editing!
– Decluttering my house till all I’ve left is my computer, my hard drives, my camera and my phone.

12. One person that continuously inspires you and why?: There are so many people I meet who inspire me. It’s hard to name one. I like passionate people and people who show their strength during tough times. And Rev Run.

13. 3 Indie brands you LOVE to rock?: There is no special indie brand that I like.I wear whatever I like and what feels comfortable on me. I like sneakers and dresses. If there’s a brand that combines those two, that will be my fav brand.

14. What annoys you the most?: People who complain.

15. Your best quality?: Loyalty.

Visit Ouxu’s photo blog here!

New Items at Spazzmatica Vintage!

Vintage Geoffrey Beene for Chesa Denim Skirt

Vintage Tweed Cape

Vintage Mayan Blazer

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