zondag 22 september 2013


A week full of fashion, I think I'm falling in love with my new life. My world has been turned upside down, but I'm enjoying it the fullest. It's totally different then what I'm used to be doing. In a way I feel so much more free as a person, and this were just the first couple of weeks! At my internship at the Darling in the 9 streets I'm learning a lot, and I just discovered I'm more creative then I thought I was. I'm so busy I'm not able to update my blog as much as I want to, so I thought maybe it will be fun to tell you something about my week full of fashion; also known as Alyssa's Fashion Week!

Monday morning, time: 7:30h. First day of the week, I promised myself to go at least 3 times a week to the gym for a nice morning-run. Otherwise I'll get fat, and then I have to trow away all my clothing. Karl Lagerfeld was right: Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight! So, I went.. early in the morning.. for a run. And it was amazing! I felt great, I ran 10 miles (16 kilometers)! Yes, I'm going to this at least 3 times a week. After my run, I had a little reunion with my classmates from the dance academy. It was so much fun, talking to each other like we've never been apart. After a lot delicious white wine and a salad it was time for me to go home. This little lady has to work tomorrow, and therefor I need to get up early.

with my lovely classmates at Happy Italy, Tilburg

Happy as a kid in a candy-store @ Happy Italy

Tuesday morning, time: 6:30h. The moment when the alarm goes of, and I try come out of a coma I can feel I'm a little hangover from the reunion last night. But I don't have time to concern about that, because I have to take a shower, get dressed, put some make-up on my face, get all my stuff together (because I'm sleeping at Sarah's place in Amsterdam) so I have to get my school-stuff as well. AHHH shit! And doing that in the early morning is difficult, but with a petit hangover; it's hell. Tip of the day: prepare this kind of things before you go to bed (or even better; before you decided to go drinking!).
Time: 7.50h. All dressed and packed I'm running to the train with a heavy suitcase, and the basterd is delayed (as usual). I arrive late in Amsterdam, and take an other run from the station to my bike; put my suitcase on the carrier and bike to the 9 streets like I'm training for the Tour de France. My boss decided to go to the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam, to get some inspiration for the new collection of the store. After our visit, we went back to the Darling. And there was a little package, with new sweaters! I 've put some chains onto this Darling, I fell in love with this sweater! You likey?

Wednesday morning, time: 8:30h. This is lovely, I was able to sleep at Sarah's place in Amsterdam. So I didn't have to set my alarm that early. I decided to have my breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, a cute little bakery at Spuistraat with delicious coffee. Perfect sunny morning, before going to school. 
Time: 10.15h. First class: pattern drawing and making samples. I love this class, because you're learning how you can make you're clothing. It's pretty difficult, and takes some time to make all the homework - but worth it. The next class is fashion drawing, and I think this is my favorite class. Such a nice atmosphere and it's nice to create some nice new things on paper. My last class is Fashion styling, where we work with new trends, make moodboards and make a blog :) after my long day full of fashion I took the train home.

Thursday morning, time 7.30h. Woke up early for a run, 13 kilometers. Thank god for Justin Timberlake's new album, perfect for during your run! Yes, another tip for you!
After that; a whole day of homework. I made this ballerina with a feather tutu for a assignment for school. That was the whole point of my new study, wasn't it; to create something with fashion and dance. Well, there you go ;-)

Friday morning, time 6.30h. Wakey wakey little miss sunshine, get your lazy ass out of bed and take the train (again) to go to work. It was a quiet day, and my boss decided we deserved a little Friday afternoon drink - I couldn't agree more. So I made some moodboard while I was having my white wine and ciggy, pretty cool job right?

Saturday morning, time 8:00h. Weekend! O wait, gym time. Run, Alyssa, Run! Yes, another 13 kilometers; but this time with Moby's greatest hits! Works good for me. After my run I went to the tanning salon, to get some color on my white and tired face. Then I hushed home, for some breakfast and a shower; to continue with some more homework. I had to make 3 moodboard, a sample of a skirt and draw some fashion bodies. 
Time, 20.15h I'm in the Hague for a cabaret show of Jochem Myjer at the Royal theater. I had so much fun, it was exactly what I needed this weekend. A little break from my homework and have fun!

Sunday morning, time 10:15. Finally, I can have some good sleep. Just what I needed! Today I finished all my homework, and I'm so proud I sewed my skirt! So... this was my fashion week. You likey? I hope I find some time to update you guys more often! xoxo Alyssa

zondag 15 september 2013


Sometimes I like to toughen up my outfit of the day. Everybody thinks I'm such a 'lady' because I wear dresses and heels most of the time, well then they don't now me. Sometimes I'm doubting myself if I'm a lady, haha I don't like chocolate and I can read maps very well. Yup, I know I'm strange! So today I wanted to be a tough chick, and why not wear this amazing leather gilet with a wolf shirt (both from the New Yorker). I forgot I had this shirt, it was between my dancing clothes. I don't know why I wore it in my ballet class, but it's nice to finally create an outfit with it. Normally when I'm shopping I always skip the New Yorker. Why? I don't know, it just happen. But my friend Nuance told my I had to go there and just take a look, and boy... she was right! Bye bye money, hello new clothing! I combined this with a small striped black and white trousers from the children department at H&M. Yes, I'm a tiny lady of 1.58m so I fit children's clothing. Well it's quite handy, because nowadays they have sort of the same clothing but much cheaper! And to complete this "She-Wolf" look I'm wearing my dear Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. What do you think of this look?


dinsdag 10 september 2013


Take a look at this amazing collection of Peter Piloto Resort, the colors and all the small details are just simply stunning. It's a lot, but enough. Especially the color combinations is beautiful. It's inspiring from head to toe. I wish I could create something like this one day. 

zondag 8 september 2013


Once again I was asked by my friend Alisa (student at the B-Academy) if I wanted to be a hair model for her. Their school has created a new concept; a "Blowdry-Bar" where you can have your hair blow-dried in different coupe's within 30 minutes. So... they had to practice! Here are some pictures with different hair. As you can see they gave me a lot of volume, and Alisa created a faux-bob as well. I posted this picture on Facebook as a joke, and everybody believed me. But I have to say, I like it a lot. So maybe one of these days I'm going to cut my hair. Take a look, and have a nice day! xoxo

                              BEFORE                                                                                                    DURING


                                 ALISA & ALYSSA                                                                           VOLUME PONYTAIL


zaterdag 7 september 2013


Today it was the perfect summer day, so I took a little skate-trip through Amsterdam and ended (as usual) at the Vondelpark for a little break. I enjoyed the weather so much, it was sunny but not too warm. At the moment this is one of my favorite looks, specially because of this amazing blazer I got at a store in the '9 straatjes' called By Fabrio. I just love all these colors, such a happy little jacket and perfect for this kind of weather don't you think? Another one of my favorite items right now is this short/skirt from Zara (I got them in black as well), it's easy to wear because it's though and feminine at the same time and you can combine it in so many ways, I think it's a must-have for in your wardrobe this summer!
I always get so happy on days like this, I wish it could be summer everyday! Than life would be so much easier ;-) Enjoy your summer-holidays, with love xoxo Alyssa


vrijdag 6 september 2013


This week I started my internship at the Darling in the nine streets in Amsterdam. It's a little store, whick looks like a little girls bedroom; a lot of pink and all kinds of cute girly stuff. They sell customized clothing, bags, nailpolish and jewelry. Besides that, it's a cafe as well. You can have nice fresh juices, coffee and tea and... (this is the best part) CUPCAKES + MACAROONS. When you walk into the store it's like you're walking into a doll-house, everything is just really cute. Such a nice atmosphere, me likey (big time!). I already customized a shirt, which you can buy now. I'm so excited because I'm learning a lot, and I'm having fun creating new things and look for inspiration. Next week I'm starting at Vogue Academy, I have the feeling this might be a good year after all. Everything falls into place, and I'm happy to be busy with the things I love to do. Take a look at some pictures of the Darling, and if you're in the neighborhood; come and drop by for a little shopping-session or some coffee and a cupcake (I'm working on Tuesdays and Fridays, just to let you know hihi). xoxo Alyssa


                       CUPCAKES & CLOTHING                                                              MY FIRST CUSTOMIZED SHIRT FOR THE DARLING

donderdag 5 september 2013


Today was probably one of the last summer days, so I'm going to beach to enjoy the sunshine on its best way. It remind me of my holiday in Lanzarote a couple of weeks ago, that's why I'm posting this look today. 
While I moved from Tilburg (where I've studied) to Dordrecht, I found this cute little hippie purse which I got as a present from Lizzy vd Ligt a couple years ago when she was still dancing at the dance academy. 
This little purse took me downtown to memory-lane, so I kept looking for 'forgotten-items'. And the I found this dress (which I bought 5 or 6 years ago at the Mango), it gave me a Sex and the City feeling, I'm seeing Carrie Bradshaw walking around the city in this kind of dress during the summer, don't you agree. To keep it colorful, I combined it with one of my eye-catching items at the moment; my yellow bag from Allure. My dad gave it to me when we were in Singapore, I instantly fell in love with this bag; très chique! 
Well, I have to work on my tan now, and tonight I'm going to Vogue's Fashion Night Out in Amsterdam, so it's a very busy day for me; but o so fabulous! Enjoy the weather fashionista's xoxo Alyssa



zondag 1 september 2013


It's the first of September, and as you Fashionista's may know; it's September-Issue time. Very important. This month is special for me, so I call it the Alyssa-Issue. This month is a sort of new beginning or something. In a way I feel like a new person. Tuesday I'm going to start an internship at the Darling in the Nine Streets in Amsterdam. It's feels a bit like I'm starting a whole new life, with all new special things... and: I'm so excited to begin this 'new life'. Can't wait to create new things and learn the ins and outs about designing clothing and fashion. Next week is my first day at the Vogue Academy, so it gets better and better! It feels like my life is beginning to turn upside down, but in a good way. And, don't you agree, with a new beginning; there must be a new look. So this is my outfit-of-the-day, Alyssa 2.2 (also known as: the Alyssa-Issue). On top of that, I made an appointment to change my hair as well. So I can start fresh, all bright and shiny! Amsterdam, Alyssa is ready for you!





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