I have a few artists who really inspire me. Today I’ll show you the first woman that inspires me and M.I.A. it is! I love her music and the way she wears her clothes.
Can’t get enough of her Club/Dance Hall/Hip-hop/Electro/Baile Funk music. She really has here own style both in a fashion and music way.
Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, (born 17 July 1977 in Hounslow, London, U.K.) is a British artist of Sri Lankan descent. As a baby she moved with her family to their native Sri Lanka, where her father became increasingly politically active in militant activities. As the Civil War escalated the rest of the family was forced to flee as refugees, first to India and then the UK. “M.I.A.” [“Missing In Action”] references both her London neighborhood (Acton) and her politically tumultuous youth.
M.I.A. began her career as a visual artist and designer in West London. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 with the singles “Galang” and “Sunshowers,” M.I.A. has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize. A noted philanthropist and activist for many causes, her activism has been with both appreciation and criticism. In 2002 she received an Alternative Turner Prize nomination for her art, and has been recognized for work as a music video director, graphic and fashion designer. She became famous with the song ‘Bucky Done Gun‘ and later with ‘Paper Planes‘, which was used in the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

And Guess what?! I’m going to a concert of M.I.A. in two weeks at STRP festival, together with two girlfriends who love her as much as I do! It’s going to be the first time we see her performing live, I think that’s going to be such a great night. :D

Here some photo’s of her!

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Yesterday I went to the Efteling with my parents, sister and her boyfriend. (For the people who don’t know the Efteling.. It’s a theme park, like Disneyland, but way smaller.)
We had a great day! It was a bit chilly and dark, but it stayed dry, which was great, because the forecasts did say it was going to rain :) It has been a long time since I’ve been to the Efteling and did something together with my family. It turned out very well. We were all in a good mood, and we felt like little children in a play garden!
I even took a ride in the Carrousel, together with my mom and sister. I think the last time I did that was with my nephew 10 years ago. And I gotta tell you, It was kind of scary! Damn.. that thing went so fast, I almost fell off  my horse when I let go to take a picture.
For a good end of the day, we went to a little italian restaurant in Oirschot to eat Pizza and Pasta.

Here are a few pictures I took yesterday! More photo’s will be posted on my website..

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For my admission on the AMFI  next week, I made a fictitious magazine that shows some of my work and the way I work with photo and typography.  The minor is about ‘independent fashion magazines’ and I thought this would add something good to my work that I’m going to show that day.

Hope you like it!

click here to see the digital version of the magazine –> Aware 01 photo-issue(Just click on the corners to switch pages)
Do you have a small display? this is a smaller version –> Aware 01 photo-issue (small)

Special thanx to Alexander & Rik.

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photo’s taken by Esther

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Loving this Givenchy show. The pieces are very simple and are made out of great fabrics.. Very inspiring and beautiful!

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Found this very interesting short docu about ‘influencers’.

It’s a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.
The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.
Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.

INFLUENCERS TRAILER from R+I creative on Vimeo.


Click here to see the docu >>> INFLUENCERS

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The Fall show by Karl Lagerfeld. Really love his couture! Great fabric combinations, and although they used latex/plastic, it still looks very elegant and chique.

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