Sophie Van De Vyver, personal stylist and fashion blogger, (sophisticatedbox) has been professionally and passionately involved in fashion & styling for over 15 years. I met her during a networking event of Matuvu fashion in Antwerp. Shortly after our introduction at Matuvu, we agreed to talk about a collaboration in Antwerp. Sophie has more than 40 thousand followers at Instagram. She is stylish and her target group fits my target group.
Sophie made a great movie, in which she shows in different ways how to wear the silk Halsduk Kimono. To the beach, on jeans or as a dress to a party or dinner. Check out her blog about Halsduk by Esmee https://sophiestore.be/kimono-style/ and her instagram https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByAnMVeAV7p/?igshid=o2x68z9aqff2.
When I first met Angodiva (Cinosanda Sandele), I knew directly, she is a special women with a special story.
Short after our first meeting, I have invited Angodiva to our store House of Artisans in Amsterdam. She told me about her background, her youth and her country of birth Congo, but also about her life now in the Netherlands. Her story is inspiring and moving.
Angodiva has studied economics. She is blogging about her life, style and she loves to inspires others. http://www.angodiva.com/sobre-mim/
Besides my existing collection of hand woven, silk and knitted scarves, I have expanded my collection with a silk kimo. Halsduk Fåglar Kimo. Just like the silk scarves, the kimono (traditionally Japanese) is immersed in Swedish atmospheres. The kimono stands out because of the characteristic Scandinavian hand-drawn print and the beautiful, supple falling silk. The kimono can be seen and matched with House of Artisans Amsterdam.
Halsduk Fåglar Kimo is absolutely unique in its kind. That is why I am very proud with an article on the site of Fahionunited, a leading independent platform for the fashion industry with the latest fashion news and trends.
Since December 2018 I am one of the Dutch brands within a special fashion concept, House of Artisans Amsterdam. House of Artisans is an innovative fashion concept where female entrepreneurs with their exclusive emerging brands want to make a difference together. No mainstream brands and unlimited stocks, but sustainable and limited collections. Pure craftsmanship for and by women.
House of Artisans, Roelof Hartstraat 5, Amsterdam
Fashion world embraces massal the mantra, Orange is the new Black. Designers prefer this season Summer colours to additional Autumn colours and give a new dimension to the term "timeless fashion", according to the Autumn edition of the Dutch Elegance with a beautiful mention of Halsduk by Esmee.
Lonneke Nooteboom, famous Dutch fashion and celebrity stylist is a fan of the silk collection of Halsduk by Esmee. Lonneke has chosen the green variant. The different colour tones that are reflected in the shawl are perfect for Lonneke's face and hair.
January 2018 I participated at the Modefabriek Amsterdam. Halsduk by Esmee did not go unnoticed. This resulted in an invitation to the Fashion Week in Paris and a collaboration with Ivan Bitton Styling House in Los Angeles. They work together with Netflix, HBO, MTV and provite the styling for Celebrities, for example, TV shows, red carpet and photo shoots for magazines.
This year (2018) the Harper's Bazaar Network Acadamy exists one year. A fantastic initiative in collaboration with BrandedU/Nancy Poleon for enterprising women. Every event I have met inpisring women such as Cécile Narinx (then chief Editor Harper's Bazaar, now Style&Fashion editor&Writor at newspaper the Volkskrant), Bianca Blom (owner&founder Linja Shoes), Gigi Bowmer (Make-up Artist) and Yvonne Nassar (Head of Strategy&Marketing Rai Amsterdam). During the Business Network high tea, organized at the Pulitzer Hotel in Amsterdam, I was given the opportunity to present to a large group of women Halsduk by Esmee. In many ways a successfull and inspiring day.
Today I have had a nice conversation with Patricia Witkamp from Witkamp events. We were in one of the most beautiful places in the Dutch city Tilburg at the Piushaven. A warm conversation with a warm personality. Soon she organizes her first Sociaty of Sisterhood with guest speakers, Dutch actor Dirk Zeelenberg and Founder&Owner of She Matters, Christina Moreno.
Beautifull and Dutch TV personality Leontine Borsato wears during her visit to Lecce Italy, Halsduk Fåglar of the Silk Collection.
A great assignemt for a precious customer. DutchSpirit has instructed me to deliver a Limited Collection of handwoven Men's Scarfs. Suitable in the Style of DutchSpirit with a touch of Halsduk by Esmee.The end result, 6 unique and beautiful scarfs.
DutchSpirit fashion, sustainable suits for men and women. Where I recently deliverd unique handwoven men's scarves. The scarves are in the style of DutchSpirit and with a touch of Halsduk by Esmee. We have looked at the color tones that DutchSpirit uses in their tailor-made suits. Worked with only yarns that were in stock and we made every scarf unique. Not one is the same.
The result can be seen during the Dutch Desing Week in Eindhoven. 20-28 October at Yksi Expo.