Sunday, May 17, 2015

!IMPORTANT! WE MOVED TO THISISMDFS.COM

My dear readers, 

 After 4,5 beautiful years blogging on blogger, the next inevitable step has come into the MDFS journey. We moved to a new home on a new address! Continue to follow the MDFS story on www.thisismdfs.com and on all the social media changels: 
@thisismdfs on Instagram 
@mydutchFS on Twitter 
@mydutchfashionstyle on Facebook 
@ChristianMDFS on Snapchat 

 See you on the next chapter!

Love, 

Christian

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW | Olivia Palermo and husband Johannes Huebl new Guest editors for Tommy Hilfiger


By Louise Kluit 

Olivia Palermo, the American icon of feminine, classic style and her husband Johannes Huebl are introduced to be guest editors for Tommy Hilfiger. These stunners just got married last june and will show their favorite pieces from the Tommy Hilfiger women’s and men’s collection for summer 2015. Olivia and Johannes’ classic style with a modern twist perfectly matches with the preppy all American Hilfiger look. The pieces the couple has chosen will vary from beachwear to stylish city outfits. The pieces including styling tips and exciting behind the scene images to their New York City fashion shoot are revealed on the Tommy Hilfiger website and in Tommy stores worldwide.

 


Tommy Hilfiger himself is very excited about the collaboration. “It is always an inspiring process to collaborate with fashion influencers, and Olivia and Johannes have brought a great energy and their unique, trend-setting eye to my Summer 2015 collections,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “They aren’t afraid to experiment and mix the classics with a modern touch. We look forward to sharing their insiders’ view with our consumers globally.”


Olive herself also has nothing but positivity about working with Hilfiger. “Johannes and I are excited and honored to work with Tommy, one of the most iconic American designers,” said Olivia Palermo. “We have both always loved the signature Tommy Hilfigerstyle – he knows how to infuse the classics with a sense of modern cool and that perfectly preppy touch. We’re proud of this collaboration and the opportunity to style Tommy’s iconic designs with our own twist.”

I am excited to see how this iconic couple will mix and match the preppy Hilfiger collection into something that’s their own! New content will be released all summer long, so don’t miss a thing!


Friday, May 1, 2015

REVIEW | SONY MDR - 1A

It is time to talk music again. A while ago I as approached by the lovely people at SONY to review two of their high-res (the best quality in the market) technology equipment. The SONY WALKMAN and MDR – 1A Head phone. Yes I included a litte video of me acting akward on camera. 

My first impression:
The first impression I had of the two devices was the nice black textured housing they both had. After that I noticed the metallic red accents on the headphone which adds a pop of color to the all-black headphone. The audio jack had a nice vintage gold color accent and  furthermore the headphone has a nice speckled finish on the ear cups which is a refreshing  texture on the headphone. All these elements make this a visually attractive headphone, which usually is not the case with other headphones. 
In The Box you will find:
-          The Product Manual
-          Operating Instructions
-          Headphone cable
-          Smartphone control cable
-          Carrying Pouch

 The sound
First things first. The bass and stereo in this headset is one of the best features of this headset. The sound quality of the headphone like the slogan already predicts, one of the best  in the market .  The base especially feels pleasant when listening to the headphone.  I especially love to listen to songs with a lot of base in them and all of my favorite songs sounded perfect trough the headphone.  The sound range in this headset is very broad, without feeling to pitchy. It in stead let’s songs sound smooth. The only downfall is that the isolation of the headphone is not the best available, probably because of the plastic material which feels somewhat thin on the ear cups, which lets sound slip through. So I recommend to not blast your guilty pleasure songs in public transport if want to keep them on a down low.  

 The headphone is  very lightweight and extreme comfortable to wear on the ears and around the neck. The ear pads are one of the softest around and are easy to wear on the ears for a long time period. I listen to a lot of music when editing and writing my blogposts, I use my in ears because I normally find headphones way too heavy for a long time us, but  the feather light design of the MDR – 1A surprised me and had me listening to my favorite songs without wanting to throw away. Therefore  in over all I would recommend the SONY WALKMAN and MDR – 1A Head phone as the perfect combination for travel.
 BONUS! I am including my top 5 SONY WALKMAN  must listen to songs:

Rihanna -  #BBHMMWearing: Coat, shirt and trousers from Weekday | Shoes from Monki | Bag borrowed from John

NEW | MARCUS.E

Meet MARCUS.E. the new brand in town. In very excited to see new and upcoming menswear lines ready to enter the fashion platform. Especially when you know and see that someone is passionate about what they’re doing.

But what is MARCUS.E? The Dutch fashion brand with international allure is based in Amsterdam and founded by one of my friends and ex-blogger Angelo Elizabeth.

From an early age on fashion was the biggest passion of Angelo which eventually lead to the move to Amsterdam and experience working in the Dutch fashion industry. After blogging since 2011 and a trip to Paris Fashion Week, the idea of his own brand was born.

The brand MARCUS.E is a merge of his illustrations skills, knowledge of fashion and creativity. At an early stage it was clear to him that his obsession with the hound’s tooth pattern will become the trademark of the brand. After months of experimenting and research, Angelo Elizabeth reinvented the hound’s tooth and made it retro cool. MARCUS.E incorporates the retro hound's tooth with modern/youthful aesthetics.

What started out as a one men’s project, has now grown into brand with even a creative team to assist.
   

Angelo Elizabeth decided to officially launch his brand with a capsule collection called MARCUS.E RETRO. The collection consists of every day essentials with a contemporary twist. His inspiration for the SS15 capsule collection is the sporty era that has been in the fashion world the last couple of years.

The collection consists of 4 sweaters and a longboard, which can be pre-ordered from 24th of April till 15th of May. And later this year the RETRO collection will be expanded with T-shirts and polo’s.

About the remarkable choice for a longboard in his collection Angel expresses:

‘When I was in London, I got the inspiration to do something with a longboard. I saw trendy looking guys in suits on a longboard and I was intrigued by this refreshing style and the effect a longboard could have on ones personal style.
As you see a merge in fashion between dress and sport. Especially in London longboards and other sport items are earning a place within the designer collections. I knew I had to include some kind of sport item into the collection and I went for a longboard.

To shop the collection or learn more about the brand visit www.marcus-e.com.

Friday, April 24, 2015

VIDEO | COS x Snarkitecture

Time for a digital ZEN moment. COS revealed their collaboration with New York- based studio Snarkitecture at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. The result is an Art Installation which will take you to a completely different and more relaxing place. The designers from Snarkitecture, Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen were asked to create the perfect environment that reflects the brand’s core DNA. The result is an installation that speaks to an appreciation of clean lines, the ambiguity of transparency and the transformation of the everyday into something extraordinary. Snarkitecture transformed Spazio Erbe in Brera to create an immersive translucent cave.



Arsham and Mustonen Express: “We’re very excited for people to experience the installation we've created with COS for Salone del Mobile. The final space has a sense of calmness and wonder that we hope visitors will explore and return to. The undulating spaces and the shifting quality of light seem to create a different experience with each visit”

Snarkitecture describe “removing anything non-essential and focusing the viewer’s experience” and comparably the COS aesthetic is often described as clean and modernist. Also, COS and Snarkitecture both believe in the importance of collaboration, each creating collections and projects through the combined effort of their close-knit design teams. With these shared values in mind, COS commissioned Snarkitecture to create an inspiring, relaxing space in celebration of Milan design week.’



This is collaboration marks COS’ fourth outing in Milan during Salone del Mobile and it builds on previous art and design collaborations with the Serpentine Galleries, Frieze Art Fairs and the Barbican. More information about this project and COS can be found here: 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

OUTFIT | Twisted Classics

When the sun hits the wonderful city of Amsterdam it’s always to go for a little walk into the concrete jungle.  I love how I can get lost into countless little ‘grachten’ (canals) Amsterdam has to offer. When I look at the old monumental canal houses with modern minimalist interiors , I can only appreciate the fusion between old and new. Classics with a twist. Although times may change and the society may as well. The good things in life are here to last. That’s why I wanted to share these original Clark desert boots with you guys. I feel like Clarks, especially with the desert boots, has become a icon and a timeless classic on it’s own. That’s why these Grey Stone Snake Desert Boots reminded me of the Amsterdam canals, as these shoes like the canals, are classics with a modern day twist. They gave my outfit the right amount of white needed to complete this playful down town look.
What are your ultimate shoe classics? 

This look is part of a Clarks Originals series. Want to see how I and other international bloggers style their Clarks? Head over to Clarks.com to see more images and get inspired!


Wearing: Bomber from WE Fashion | Black Vest from Criminal Damage | White Shirt from WEEKDAY | Blue jeans from H&M | Egg Socks from River Island | Stone Grey Snake Print Desert Boots from CLARKS [Shop] 

NEW | GOODPEOPLE SS15 essentials

While summer and the many accompanying festivals are on their way I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek in to the summer time essentials. The clothes are from the GoodPeople SS2015 look book and just scream holiday season. Can’t you just wait until summer? 
More on www.thegoodpeople.nl

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

OUTFIT | Synergy Lines


In the always exiting world of fashion, rules are sometimes made to break and alter to your likings. As a true admirer of timeless classics, I am the first in line to draw inspiration from the past. Yet why go for the usual pick of wardrobe items,  if you can also change it and make a look completely yours.
That’s why I went on the hunt for something classic with a unique touch. 

Rules are sometimes made to broken and altered to your likings. Because a fashion lover like you and me, or let’s say aspiring style icon, must find those exciting items which will completely change a boring conventional look into something more exiting and fashionable. 

That’s why finding the perfect items, in this case the perfect shirt can be quite the challenge. Especially online, where I love to browse through several shops at once to score that perfect item, but sometimes it’s nice to have a place where all my favorite stores come together.
Therefore I couldn’t be happier when I stumbled upon this Blue Kenzo shirt via kleding.nl. I often browse through the website to find the collections of several shops at once. I was so happy when my eye caught this hidden gem!
The KENZO abstract panel shirt I’m wearing in this outfit is an underestimated statement shirt. The subtile lines on the concealed front fastening give this shirt it's designer look. Refers back to the  Asian and Japanese influenced style which KENZO became popular with, mixing oriental influences with European high fashion. The classic collar and the curved hem are a must for me, which make the shirt, with the attention for details worth the investment in my opinion.
The touch of colors of my Ballonet socks gives the look an extra pop, especially with these Karl Lagerfeld statement platform shoes in black. I have been wearing them for way too long now, but we all have that pair of shoes we keep going back to. The combination of all these different elements is what makes this look work for me. The pop of color and print complement each other - this combination makes this look become a synergy of lines.
Wearing: KENZO abstract panel shirt [Shop here] | WEEKDAY Zipper pencil trousers | Ballonet colored Socks | Karl Lagerfeld Platform sneakers 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

OUTFIT | SPRING KNIT

I know, it’s officially spring and we’re still walking around with beanies and knits to keep ourselves warm.  What better way to keep yourself nice and warm then with an much appreciate knit item.

For this look I decided to double the knits and go for a knitted beanie and very cool knitted vest from Monta Heritage which gives this look the warmth and designer element it was craving. With the help of these blue HUB Camden shoes, the look got that much needed pop of color. And yes, I do love my blue. 

Wearing: Grey woolen beanie from DENHAM | Green Bomber from WE Fashion | Knitted over-sized vest from Monta Heritage | White long sleeve T-shirt from Criminal Damage  [Shop]| Black trousers from TOPMAN | Silver Bracelet from FOREVER21 | Socks from Happy Socks | Shoes from HUB footwear 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EVENT | Earth Hour at art’otel, hotspot 5and33

In support of Earth Hour, the global campaign by WWF to reduce carbon emissions and to protect the planet, art’otel’s hotspot bar and restaurant 5and33 offers you the full Earth Hour experience:

The lights go out, candles are on and while sipping on a cocktail and having bites you can enjoy an acoustic performance by Julia van der Toorn. 

Earth Hour started off as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and is now

a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. With more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide participating in the world our, it can be seen as one of the biggest movement to raise awareness about the environment. 
On Saturday the 28th of March from 20:30-21:30h you can join me and others for Earth Hour 2015 and help save the planet!

more information: www.5and33.nl/nl/happenings