10 July, 2013

SHOP SOYL: New story and items

Hi Loves,

Just wanted to show you a little preview of what I'm currently working on. I'm adding a new story to the shop Wanderlust, the items are inspired by nature featuring some beach treasures like corals and shells. And also semi-precious stones and leather ropes. Can't wait to show you some more.
Keep you posted!



06 July, 2013

Outfitpost: Paillettes & Printed SOYL Shorts

And here are the results.. Love it.. I'm crazy about the fabric and how it turned out. Pared the shorts with a silk blouse from Zara and some massive Indie bracelets for a Tropical Night Out with the girls.
For the daytime I like to tone it down a bit and wear the shorts with a simple black tank top and some good accessories like my Miu Miu sunglasses, favo fringe bag and SOYL necklaces. What do you think?


I can make the shorts to order just send me an email to




Item de SOYL: Jungle Fever Printed Shorts Design

The Jungle got me inspired to make these hot shorts.
On the last outfit post I wore also one of my short designs. And as I'm still obsessed with printed shorts I decided to make a view more starting with this design. I Love to tuck in my tops so I designed a higher waist line. For the rest, kept it simple, straight forward and let the print do the work.

02 July, 2013

Street Style: Men's Fashion Week


01 July, 2013

MUSIC Vids: BET AWARDS 2013 Janelle Monae Erykah Badu Ciara and more

BET Awards 2013 were mad histeria yesterday night and all though it wasn't aired in Europe thank god for the internet to keep me posted.

Check out the vid of Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu and make sure you scroll to the side to view others like
some old school reggaehits of Beenie Man and Shakadamus Murder she wrote or Mariah's new single You're beautiful. Even Ciara is popping and twerking all the way with her new song Body Parts and bad boys 2 Chainz, A$ap Rocky and Kendrick Lamar are tearing it down.



PS the vids can't be watched on smartphones



Janelle & Erykah



Event: Keti Koti Cutt off the Chains

Today is a good day. I love history and especially exploring my heritage. My ancestors where partial slaves and slave holders. So today is an important day for me.

It's Keti Koto meaning Cut off the Chains.. Its the 150th anniversary of the ending of slavery. African people where being brought by boat to South and North America to work on plantations by different countries in Europe. Approximately 550000 people where being transported by the Netherlands in total more then 12 million African people where being traded. They were brought by hundreds at a time under horrible circumstances and at arrival the ship was prepared to return to Europe with harvest like sugar and cotton. It was big business at that time also known as the Golden age in NL.

 After more then 200 years the NL were the last one to end the slavery in 1873. And today the victims are remembered and the ending is celebrated with lots of festivities in Suriname and the Netherlands. So today is deff a good day! Life isn't all sunshine and rainbows and especially if this still happens today. So let's take this moment to reflect on modern-day slavery like forced labor and sex trafficking and remind ourselves of the fact that everyone deserves Freedom.



"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds"

Bob Marley

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” 

 by J.R.R.Tolkien Lord of the Rings




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