ILSE’S STYLE: The balance between the styles I love changes from day to day, so there isn’t much of a label to put on my style. Elegant, minimalistic, romantic pieces or clothes with a funny twist - I love them all. The challenge is to try and make an outfit work by mixing those styles into something fresh and new!
INSPIRATION: The biggest inspiration lies within unexpected moments - a stylish woman walking by in a flash, the people I watch go by while travelling with the underground.. It’s the moments of which the emotions linger longer than the moments itself.. Those are the most inspiring, because you get the chance to fill in the memory yourself.
IF YOU HAD TO WEAR ONE ITEM EVERYDAY WHAT WOULD IT BE? The little white golden rotated cross necklace I got from my parents last year as a birthday present - I practically wear it every day already!
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST FASHION MEMORY? Me in a pink rose printed jacket and my dad’s big Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I must have been 3 years old.
FASHION FAMILY: Probably the Missoni’s! They seem like they have such tight family bonds and all have gorgeous wardrobes.
SPRING AWAKENING: That first moment to walk bare footed in the grass is my favorite moment of Spring! Next to that, my fave outfit consists of a flowing midi skirt and high heels, topped off with a nice top. Depending on my mood I’d style it light & feminine or with a little bit of ‘oomph!’ - think biker jackets and dark red lips. I always tend to pull out the pastels again as well during Spring.
SUMMER LOVIN: This summer is all about road-trips and going to festivals! I am assembling the drive mix-tapes as we speak: music wise it will be the summer of Grimes, The Shins, Trentemøller, Drive OST and SBTRKT. I love the festival vibe and I like to dress up to the occasion, while still maintaining the ability to dance and sit on the grass, haha. My favorites: leather shorts = water proof! Perfect), comfy boots or All Stars, and light summer dresses.