Just Another Check Plaid Skirt?
How about a red check plaid skirt for this fall? If it’s not the red color or the tartan pattern that draw your attention, both on trend this fall, for sure the decorative studs and front split design will. I have to admit that without those details, it would have been just another checked plaid skirt. Right? I could not think about a better match for it than a biker jacket and a wool cap. It would have worked well with a pair of flat biker boots, too. But I leave that for the taller girls. It was a bit chilly yesterday for the light fabric of the navy blue blouse. However, its sporty taped details gave a nice touch to this outfit. Let me know what you think.
Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven
One of the events that Dutch organize during October – to make people feel a little better about the weather outside – is the Dutch Design Week. The event concentrates on the designs of the future. With a rich industrial past and two leading educational institutes for design, Eindhoven accommodates this event. Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Around 2500, both famous designers and young talents, are welcomed every year. They exhibit their experiments and ideas, answers and solutions to different processes in around 110 locations. This is the second year I attend the event. As a visitor.
While scrolling their website last year, I discovered the installation ‘In 20 Steps‘. Its description ‘a tribute to the human desire to be able to fly‘ and its location instantly made me consider a visit. The spatial kinetic installation was created by Studio Drift and it was installed in the Kazerne. Kazerne is a restaurant-slash-showcase for design and technology with meeting spaces, a design shop, lodging and interior courtyard. One of those places that you cannot get enough of. From kinetic sculpture, mesmerizing lighting in exhibits rotating every few months to its amazing Mediterranean menu, everything is a delight. If you do not believe me check the New York Times’ article about this location. Unlike last year, I manage to reserve a table in advance for a perfect combination of quirky art and basic needs.
To blend in the ingenious Dutch Design Week, I chose to wear my caffeine molecule earrings with this outfit. Even if a coffee lover for a while now, little did I know about the molecule of caffeine before these earrings crossed my way. A Bulgarian designer manufactured them from stainless steel and somehow they ended up in the Netherlands. I think they make a great combo with this biker jacket and check red skirt. Next time I will also try to re-make the outfit I wore on Saturday evening. Until then, keep it colorful!
Skirt: Scotch&Soda, Blouse: Scotch&Soda, Jacket: (old, actually my first acquisition in the Netherlands, similar here), Boots: Coca Zaboloteanu (Romanian shoe designer) Handbag: Meraki Bags, Earrings: Geomi, Cap: Scotch&Soda (old but similar here)