Paris is always a good idea

I am almost ashamed to say that this was my first time in Paris. In the 18 years that I wandered this world, the closest I ever was to the city of lights was Disneyland Paris, which is not located in Paris at all. In the one day (!) that I’ve spent there, my Amelie fantasy, of biking and secretly helping people didn’t come true. But that gives me another reason to go back there again and spent a few days instead. I was a real tourist most of the day, visiting the Eiffel tower, the Sacre Coueur, the Champs-Élysées and much more - but with that being said I’m glad I saw most of it which means that I can spent my next trip to Paris visiting the small streets and shops. Almost shocking was that I only spent money on some food and the most amazing Harry Potter book (beautiful cover) at the amazing Shakespeare & Company store near the Notre Dame. For the ones that don’t know the store, it’s a book shop and semi-library (people were casually reading on couches and stuff, so I presume that’s what it is) with the most amazing English books and has an enormous amount of historical background when it comes to English literature.

Even though London is still my favorite city, I’m definitely going back to Paris to check out the small alleyways and, if even possible, avoid the tourist madness.

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River Island | Fall/Winter Collection 2012

Last Thursday I was invited to the River Island Fall/Winter collection presentation. It was held at the House of Amsterdam, a gorgeous location, that with the help of some amazing River Island pieces had such a chic and sophisticated feel. This River Island collection was definitely different and very gorgeous. Think a lot of embellishments, classic and organic fits & details, beautiful coats and amazing fabrics. All with that young and edgy touch that the store brings to every one of their items. River Island definitely shows a different side upcoming season, one that’s definitely for the fashionable dare-devil and one that I’m absolutely in love with.

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River Island | Fall/Winter 2012 Collection


Last Thursday I was invited to the River Island Fall/Winter collection presentation. It was held at the House of Amsterdam, a gorgeous location, that with the help of some amazing River Island pieces had such a chic and sophisticated feel. This River Island collection was definitely different and very gorgeous. Think a lot of embellishments, classic and organic fits & details, beautiful coats and amazing fabrics. All with that young and edgy touch that the store brings to every one of their items. River Island definitely shows a different side upcoming season, one that’s definitely for the fashionable dare-devil and one that I’m absolutely in love with.

Oh and yes, as you can see I’ve changed the look of ONEOFPOINTS. How do you like it? If you want to browse trough previous posts in the feature you can do this by browsing trough the categories as this website no longer supports page navigation. Opinions, please! :)

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Freedom by Topshop

The one thing that I’m mostly looking forward to when I enter a Topshop store is the accessoires department. It’s that happy place that contains the most fierce and edgy sorts of bijoux. I was very happy when I received these bracelets and necklace as a part of my goodbye gift from my collegeas at my previous internship. Such a nice gesture! And since as a Dutchie and student I’m not able to travel to UK every day (which is a bit of a bummer actually, I love London!)  just to see what Topshop has in store for me these gifts definitely made my day.

The two fun colours of the bracelets go perfectly well together with a new sweater I got at River Island recently and the necklace is that one item that you wear almost every day because it goes so well with everything. I must admit, I love Freedom by Topshop.

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Obsession For Socks

Socks are my ultimate obsession. Mind you if someone would ask me the question: “Could you live your entire life being naked just wearing an incredibly diverse and awesome pair of socks everyday?” The answer would probably be: "yes." The reason why I’m still walking the streets fully dressed is because I’ll probably be arrested since I’m not (unfortunately) Lady Gaga, Madonna or Rihanna.

My obsession for socks started a year ago, when my aunt and niece told me about a man they’d seen in Paris, rocking awesome turquoise socks. This got me thinking, the socks have lost the status they had many years ago. When people even bothered to repair socks after they found a hole in them.

I can get amazingly annoyed when someone is wearing the wrong pair of socks. A man in a beautifully tailored suit, wearing sport socks for instance. Isn’t that such a let down? People keep forgetting - that we do see them, the socks I mean and that they’re still very much part of a look. That’s mainly the reason why I love socks so much. They are an extension of a look, just like a knight has a sword as an extension of his armor.

Take a look at my favorite pairs of socks - from print to uni and from pastel to very vibrant. My favorite one? The UK one’s that I bought at a tourist shop in London.

Socks were bought at stores such as: TOPMAN, Monki

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Birthday: Finally 18

[audio:http://www.filefreak.com/files/903502_sxhut/db387e78-3a35-4b8b-9427-22f12b3bd690.mp3]Yay, happy birthday to me! I finally turned 18 this year which means that I’m now legally an adult. Not that I’m planning on being serious anytime soon, but hey - 18 sounds way more interesting then 17 right? It may sound like a cliché but gosh, after I turned sweet sixteen the time flew by and so many things happened. In the past two years I’ve managed to find myself for the, at least upcoming year. It’s always good to find your own comfort zone when it comes to life, fashion and so much more. Just for tradition’s sake I’ve added my absolute favorite birthday song underneath the photo of this post: Altered Images - Happy Birthday. 

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Inspiration 2.0

It’s time for a small inspiration post once again. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by tattoos, sporty-chic and edgy and cutting-edge items. I feel like it’s time to change my entire wardrobe up again since I’ve felt a little out of place when it comes to my looks and outfits. Take a look at my picks for Inspiration 2.0. 

Credits: Stockholm Streetstyle, Jakandjil, Katelovesme

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New and Improved

While I was supposed to be enjoying the last few days of my summer vacation I was caught up, at home, desperately trying to change the look of OOP. With the help of many very helpful Wordpress forum members and a bit of Googling I was finally able to reach the desired look for my blog. Some people may be wondering: "Hey, but didn’t you change your lay-out two days ago already?" The answer is: "Heya, yes I did." But the feel and look didn’t feel like me or OOP and I wanted something that embodies my personal aesthetic. This new lay-out is simple, sleek and has a bit of a chic and edgy touch because of it’s header which I creatively created in Photoshop using an editorial shot by the incredible Alice Rosati for Citizen K magazine. The old looks of OOP had me sleepless for the last few weeks browsing for new themes and looks on my phone.

I’m really liking the new feel of this website, it feels more personal and more like personal style diary should feel like. With the previous release it felt more formal and bigger then it actually was. This feels right. I’m back in my creative bubble.

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From High To Low

It’s fun to see that my attitude towards fashion and sense of style seems to be incredibly organic. When I think I’ve finally found my style it suddenly changes. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post I’ve been creating some of my own stuff by cutting and customizing some thrifted pieces. This is the outfit I wore during my visit to the Modefabriek and my god how stupid I was to wear it. I just really wanted to rock the high to low hemline. It was incredibly warm that day and this sweater got me sweating like crazy but I can’t complain.

Wearing: Sweater - Thrifted and DIY, Shirt - Thrifted, Cap - H&M, Ear cuff - eBay, Shorts - Vintage Wrangler, Shoes - Dr. Martens, Clutch bag - Gift, Watch - Swatch | All pictures shot by the lovely May

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DIY | Hi-Low Sweater

Going to thrift stores, buying shitloads of stuff and figuring out later what to do with them has become a bit of a habit. I was inspired by the sporty feel of my previous outfit and wanted to keep that sporty vibe going without taking it to literally. Because there isn’t a lot in store for guys when it comes to the oh-so-popular hi-low hemline I decided to DIY and create it myself. I added a mesh fabric and shoulderpads to the shoulders and armed with a sewing machine I was done with this item in less then 45 minutes.  I was pleasantly surprised with the result and I intent to wear it quite often. Even though this sweater got my sweating like crazy during the Modefabriek (I wanted to wear it so bad) it’s still a bit to warm for this type of clothing. Got myself an item for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. Creating something

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Baseball Reinvented

Even though I’m not that into sports I felt kinda sporty when I found this vintage baseball shirt. Not that I know anything about baseball, but hey let’s pretend here for a minute. Decided to pair it up with the usual shirt and my black Dr. Martens that I now seem to pair up with everything since they’re so very comfy and just go with everything I own. The baseball cap is something that’s growing on me too, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wearing it for the three past outfitposts. Was actually going to show you my new haircut, featuring a bit of blonde (oh yes), this outfitpost but I thought the baseball cap just belonged in this look.

Lately I’ve combined a lot of my looks with the spiked jewelry I own. I got the spiked semi-choker as a present from my niece Steffie that she bought for me during her vacation in Portugal, sweet! The cool thing about this piece of jewelry is that it’s handmade and I do love handcrafted pieces.

I’ll be going to Paris Friday, just for a day though but I’m so pumped. Bisous! 

Wearing: Baseball shirt: Vintage, Shirt: Vintage and DIY, Cap - H&M, Necklaces: TOPSHOP, Gift from my niece Steffie and New Look, Jeans: River Island, Ear cuff: eBay, Watch: Swatch

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CRAVINGS 1.0.

I very often browse the web for cool online shops and items and I usually end up with a shitload of items that I adore. But because I’m such a lazy person i don’t bother to favorite them or keep the links which ends up in me forgetting about these beautiful pieces and spending my money somewhere else on items that are less interesting or just plain boring and useless. Now, I’m not saying I always buy rubbish but I’m only stating that I would be a lot happier with my current wardrobe if I had kept those links in the past.

So I decided to pair all my current cravings together in one collage. If I was going to keep the links I might as well share them with you. These are the items I’m craving for, that I want and some that I cannot live without. Unfortunately the Givenchy crewneck sweater is a bit out of my price range but hey, a boy can dream right?!

1. Weekday - Tan Swimming Shorts | €10 
2. Givenchy via SSENSE - Brown Leather Crewneck Sweater | $6760.00
3. Sparks via TOPMAN - Grey Zoot Trousers | £50.00
4.  ASOS - Tiny Beanie | €6.91
5. Weekday - Poloneck Knit Sweater -  €100

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Dip Dye Drama

With the rising temperatures of the last week here in Holland it’s been pretty difficult trying to figure out what to wear. I’ve been wearing a lot of my cut-off shirts lately since they’re so cool. This shirt too fell victim to my DIY ways and was treated with a pair of scissors and some bleach for a dip dye effect. Combined with some cut-off shorts by Wrangler and a simple black snapback I’m parading the streets of Rotterdam looking for a place where I can catch the slightest hint of cool.

Wearing: Shirt - DIY, Shorts - Wrangler DIY, Shoes - Dr. Martens, Socks - TOPMAN, Snapback - H&M



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Modefabriek | Glenn Martens

Last Monday I attended the Modefabriek. An annual event for the retail industry and young design. It’s always fun to go, to see people and explore the latest collections of young designers, established designers and brands. The fun thing about the Modefabriek is that you get to interact with the designers, ask them questions about their collections and the story beyond. During the Modefabriek designer Glenn Martens had a presentation about his latest collection. The collection was absolutely breathtaking with rich fabrics and interesting shapes. Beautiful cuts, rich and gorgeous details - flawless. I was particularly impressed with the green bomber jacket that nearly everyone wanted to have. I, of course, was no exception. I mean, who wouldn’t want to wear such a gorgeous piece? Fun fact concerning the bomber jacket is that the closures came from the cavalry of the Palace of Versailles - which was a surprise to the designer Glenn Martens too. Cool right?

Glenn Martens showed his debut collection after graduating from the Royal Academy of the Arts in Antwerp and designing for brands and designers such as Weekday and Jean Paul Gaultier. He launched his own ladies label during the Paris fashion week.

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Swatch | Your Moment Of Fun

As I’ve mentioned before I started the day early on my second day of the Amsterdam Fashion Week. This was because Unlimited PR & Swatch invited  me to attend an event by Swatch - "Your Moment Of Fun With Swatch". The event was held at the Westergas Terras, which is a cute café/restaurant near the AFW location. We got to enjoy some bites and drinks such as sushi and salad, which were both absolutely delicious. There was an area set up with a green screen where we could record ourselves “surfing” (which was very funny) and we got to pick out a very nice Swatch Chrono Plastic watch. Most of us, the bloggers, went with the white watch - because it was absolutely stunning. I’ve worn it everyday since - since it’s so clean and pretty!

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AD | Mercedes Benz

Supermodel Joan Smalls stars in a fashion ad for Mercedes Benz.

Conspicuously draped things, the most beautiful they say, kept in an underground warehouse, strictly protected from prying eyes. A mysterious atmosphere, which triggers suspicions.

One move and the unveiling starts! Striking beauty Joan Smalls not only uncovers herself by casting the drapes away but also reveals the new CLS Shooting Brake. An exciting fashion film put in scene by Mario Testino.

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Inspiration #1

Inspiration comes in many forms but I, and every other blogger out there, love to browse the internet looking for imagery to inspire me. Streetstyle, editorials, collages and much more. A small recap of some of the inspiration that hit me while browsing over the internet with the imagery that I’ve collected over the past month. Inspiration 1.0.


Sources: katelovesme, carolinesmode, stockholm streetstyle, jakandjil, tumblr, modeman, the locals, thefancy

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