29 April, 2014

Just Finished: The story of the Wanderers

I'm just craving for a vacation to the beach now that I finished this collection. All the conch shells and soft colors just bring me back to the salty wind and calming waves of the sea. Inspired by the mood I also made some sketches.
This story came out exactly how I wanted.
Hope you like it.

Ik ben net klaar met deze collectie en ik verlang echt naar een strandvakantie. De schelpen en de zachte kleuren van de maanstenen brengen me terug naar de zoutige wind en de kalmerende golven van de zee. Helemaal in deze mood heb ik ook de illustraties voor het verhaal gemaakt.
Ik ben tevreden, het is precies geworden als hoe het in mijn hoofd aan het ronddwalen was.
Hoop dat je het mooi vindt.

Love Soraya

19 April, 2014

Artwork & Illustrations

16 April, 2014

Next Chapter: Hard Bitten X SOYL Shop-in-Shop

04 April, 2014

Next Chapter: SOYL studio atelier

I'm over the moon excited, ecstatic, thrilled, crazy in love.. hmm and so much more... I have my own workshop, my own shit. No one can disturb me, silence all around. Just me and my creative energy. 
But no one is happier than my boyfriend who has lived with my chaotic way of creating for a while now. If you could see him, carrying my stuff around with a big smile and making suggestions for the interior. Unrecognizable I can tell you that. Haha but seriously sometimes you don't know the impact of a change. I thought I was doing just fine at home and I didn't needed a workshop.
And as I took my first step in the atelier, a relieve came over me and I knew this was the right decision. The thought of doing whatever comes to the creative mind is just liberating.

To be Continued...

Flowers of the Albert Cuijp market. I've selected these flowers based on color, the texture but most importantly the scent. My favorite flower is the one with the very small flowers on the stem, the Genista flower. It's a funny plant when you see it, just an ordinary bush with flowers so small you don't even notice them. But one stem in a vase brings a different story of the intricate little flowers. And the scent is so soft and lovely. A huge contrast to the Hyacinths, the pink colored thicker flowers, with their heavier fragrance. These flowers are the perfect natural perfume selection for the atelier.

Love Soraya

02 April, 2014

Style Cravings: The Altuzarra Mule

Remember the mule shoe? Well they are here to stay and thank you Altuzarra for giving them a ├╝ber feminine modern touch.
I have to say that with his prices beginning at 750 euros it's not for my budget. But ZARA has a couple of cheaper versions in the new collection.
Let's see...

*sigh*...I don't know man... it's not even close two totally different styles... one is elegant the other more robust and casual...

My love goes to the Altuzarra's... one day we shall meet.

What do you think of the mule shoe, would you rock it or leave it back in the '90s?

You can find the collection at theline shop plus an interview with designer Joseph Altuzarra

Love Soraya

Source: TheLine & ZARA

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