Friday, 30 November 2012

Girl Power!

Last sunday I was invited to give a "how to present myself" workshop on a girl empowerment day @ Delft.
Young girls from the age of 11 until 16 were invited and could participate with 3 workshops.
* Make your own jewelry * Moodboard your inside * How to present yourself with make-up and fashion

There were also 2 groups of girls who had to buy an entire outfit with a low budget of €15,- As you can see they did an amazing job (the maritime look won)

I am wearing a top and skirt by Bruuns Bazaar (via Trade Studio buy here), wolford tights, black suede over the knee boots by ZARA and once with a black smoking jacket by SANDRO and once with a army blouse by Zadig & Voltaire. 
To show the girls how you can change your look and what you emit towards other people. 
Half of how people respond to you or how they see you, is in your own hands.
This is my philosophy, so when you need some power (couse of a bad mood or a bad night) try to dress yourself with a jacket with shoulder pads and wear red lips.
We had lost of fun and I hope I can be there again next year!

Bisou Anna

Photographed by Laura de Haan
If you want this project in your city or town contact Something Extra here

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson has a new website were you can purchase her illustrations.
And to celebrate you can enter the code shopshop and receive a 20% discount.

Also check her photography page here

Bisou Anna

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Inside my week

What are you looking at:
* Bayswater bag by Mulberry and Ganni flat booties *wearing my new smile with a SANDRO blouse *Amsterdam by night * Cos shoes 
*Bruuns Bazaar skirt via Trade Studio *Dutch Vogue (december issue) in my mailbox with a Dazzling Doutzen on the cover
*the beautiful Mayra with my hair & make-up on set and flowers on the table
Have a relaxed weekend
Bisou Anna

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Meidendag Delft

This is gonna be fun!!!
I will give a workshop on how to present yourself mixed with what a good outfit can do for you!!!
Check Meidendag Delft for even more information if you want to come and have a good time this sunday.
Like the FACEBOOK page or follow with TWITTER

Bisou Anna

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Brace your self!

Last day with my old teeth                                                                                          Day one with braces (ouch)

Nine months later my last day with braces                                                                Yes brace-less!!!    

Ohhh I am so happy, the braces are gone. Last night after 2 hours of terror to take them off.
I have been set free :-) You will understand I will wear red lipstick everyday now this winter.

Bisou Anna

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Love a good promise from Sisley

Botanical D-tox by Sisley
Off course beauty comes from within, but it is great when you discover a fabulous new product that really do what is promised for the outside. 
In 4 weeks, the face appears less tired, features are smoothed. Skin is detoxified and recovers its energy and radiance. 
Once again it can enjoy maximum benefits from its daily skincare. 
All this while you sleep!!
I now have used it for 5 nights and I already see the difference.

Love a good promise.
Bisou Anna

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Blue is the new Black

Studying, meetings, mood-boards, ideas, calculating, concessions and decisions.
Its is a lot fun starting your own line but sometimes also scary.
And all of this besides my jobs, family and blog......what did I get myself into?
But I just cant wait to show you the result of all my hard work next year in May.
It will be beautiful!!!

Bisou Anna

Monday, 12 November 2012

Jenna Lyons

As an absolute JCrew fan, I adore Jenna Lyons' style
She understands how to mix and match. 
Great inspiration!

Garance Dore, another inspiration for me, had a lovely conversation with her.

Bisou Anna

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Piece of my home!

A few pictures of some favorite pieces in my home and some new favorites I now own.
You are looking at a Self Shelf with a Brunns Bazaar cardigan via Trade Studio Haarlem
An illustration by the talented Belgian girl Katrien Soeffers and a illustration by the Dutch Piet Paris.
A piece of chinese wrapping paper, my favorite color nail-polish at the moment (wine, burgundy & aubergine)
A Trois Petits Points Paris necklace via Trade Studio, on a mirror made of old wood by designer Piet Boon.
My new handmade in Italy (doesn't that sound marvelous?) Persol glasses.

Bisou Anna

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

My two days with Susan Sarandon!

The beautiful Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

Out of bed hair, wearing my Sandro dress (see here), waiting for Susan on day one.

Interior of the hotel room

The make-up I used on Susan, she is like me a Sisley fan and the flowers she gave me...Thank you!!!!!

My outfit on day two, waiting and killing time with my phone. 
Wearing a leather pants by SNOB, silk blouse by SANDRO, breton stripe knitted T by Club Monaco, Ganni booties and a big boyfriend-style vest by ZARA
And my new glasses by Persol

How about this story?
About 4 weeks ago I got an email, would you like to do Susan Sarandon's make-up at the Amsterdam Film Week?
Hello??? ofcourse.... I feel honored..
So here we are and I can show you some backstage images I took with my phone @ the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam.
She was very sweet,well-spoken, intelligent and also a lot of fun to be around.
I learned a lot about humanity, involvement, American politics and professionality.

Thank you Susan Sarandon
Bisou Anna