and trend watcher….

Earlier I told you about Meesterlijk, event for design, applied arts and food in Amsterdam.
At that event I met Ellen, designer and showing her scarves, called Charismah.
Each of these beautiful scarves (110×200) are telling a story, and made of pure silk.

At that time Ellen didn’t have much time for photography, so we made an appointment.
Ellen arrives together with her beautiful daughter Celeste, a good chance for me to
take pictures of both, I’ll show you later on my blog.
Ellen studied…


….Fashion Design at Willem de Koning Academy in
Rotterdam. She worked for brands like Oilily, McGregor, Max Mara Group,
Liu-Jo, Desigual and Beach Life.

Ellen: “The best compliment I can get is when people tell me that I inspire them, because
of my work or the lectures I give. The best thing of growing older is…


…being aware of what you’re good at and knowing what it is that you want to say, and
what is most important in one’s life. Besides producing these scarves I’m
busy developing new plans, I’ve got plenty ideas. My former classmates told me the
other day: ‘when we saw your outfits back then, we knew what would come into
fashion two years later on’. Apparently I’ve always been a trend watcher.


“The inspiration for this scarf are paintings by Rembrandt.
Jumper: Monki. The red necklace I once bought at Skooter. Skirt: Zara
The (fake) fur collar I removed from a jacket. The long chain I bought in India.
Boots: Dungelmann, panty: Oroblu, glasses: Fendi via Eyewish”.

Do you like to see Ellen and her daughter: mother&daughter