Journal

  • SIX.

    E X T R A V A G A N C E  C O L L E C T I O N

    'Super excited to introduce you Collection no 6, the Extravagance Collection!  
    The idea of the Extravagance Collection came about in Puglia, Italy. In Otranto, at a vintage market, I found beautiful vintage buttons, a la Versace style. The Lion on the button inspired me to make an extraordinary collection. In the heart of Italy, the start of the Lion Collection was born.
    SIX.

    P A G E  S I X_______E X T R A V A G A N C E  C O L L E C T I O N 'Super excited...

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  • FIVE.

    '1 0 0  Y E A R S  W O M E N ' S  V O T I N G  R I G H T'

    In June I had been asked to join an art project in Scheveningen. I have to say I felt very honored!  'Van der Toorn' is a familiar name in Scheveningen, I had not realized this until I was introducing myself to the ladies of 'Kwekers in de Kunst' and they mentioned it. Well, it's like this, my grandpa was working for the fire brigade in Scheveningen. So, now that's sorted out I can tell you more about the project. ;)

    FIVE.

    P A G E  F I V E_______V R O U W E N W E R K'1 0 0  Y E A R S  W O M E N...

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  • FOUR.

    D R E A M  H O U S E

    I’m a dreamer and ones in a while I force myself to turn my dream into reality. Today we’re still dreaming! This beautiful house is created by Ludovica + Roberta and the first day I lay eyes on it I fell in love! The light, the white tones and the beautiful round shapes of the architecture is a mix that amazes me! 
    While traveling in Puglia where this beautiful house is located my eyes glanced more of these beautiful architectural shapes.
    FOUR.

    P A G E  F O U R_______D R E A M  H O U S E I’m a dreamer and once in a while, I force myself to turn...

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  • THREE.

    D O L C E  F A R  N I E N T E

    After 5 years of hard work we deserve a little 'Dolce far niente'. So of to Italy and learn from the best, the Italians! First, stop Milano to my dear Italian friend Alice who I met during the 6 months in Bali. Milano is a business city and that's why we don't stay long if we want to practice more of 'the sweetness of doing nothing'! Of to the south, beautiful Puglia is the destination!
    THREE.

    P A G E  T H R E E_______I T A L YD O L C E  F A R  N I E N T EAfter 5 years of hard...

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  • TWO.



    5  Y E A R S

    Oh yeah, celebrating and looking back on a 5-year MVDT journey this month! It was a lovely one, the journey I mean. ;) As you can read of my face it were some pretty serious years as well. I learned so much 'the getting out of my comfort zone', it's true, do it and you'll grow for sure. I received a couple of emails during the last five years of girls who wanted to start their own jewelry line asking for some advice. The only tip I could give them is, push through, don't stop, get out of bed every morning and work it. 
    That's what I did!

    TWO.

    P A G E  T W O_______5  Y E A R S Oh yeah, celebrating and looking back on a  5-year MVDT journey this month! It was a lovely one, the...

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  • ONE.


    N E W  B E G I N N I N G S

     

    After a few years working in Fashion, I quit my job and moved to Indonesia, Bali for 6 months. Three years (2010) before I discovered this beautiful island. On the backseat of our bike driving through the Island, I said to my sister; “If I start a business, I would like to do it here. The creativity, the lovely smiling people and the vibe is amazing.” The longing to start a business, living abroad was already there for many years. Only the step to do it was big and scary.

     

    ONE.

      P A G E  O N E_______N E W  B E G I N N I N G SAfter a few years working in Fashion, I quit my job...

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