This friendship started when Ruth Scherpenhuisen decided to sell one of her kimonos. Marjon van Grinsven saw the advertise on Marktplaats and was immediately interested. Marjon lives in Breda and Ruth in Hoorn. She liked the kimono that much that the distance was no problem to her.
Marjon (1967) works as an account manager and sells home articles, such as decorative cushions to the retail trade in one part of the country (southwest). “I was born in a hairdresser’s family, so it was obvious that I also became a hairdresser. Unfortunately, I got hairdresser’s eczema at a young age, so I had to stop. Most of all I missed the creativity, so now I paint in my spare time and make clothes and bags. Photos of this work can be seen on Instagram. I also sell at vintage fairs and (Ibiza) markets.”
“I love kimonos, I think I have almost 40 in my closet. That’s why friends call me ‘kimono girl’. My newest addition is the one I bought from Ruth, a very beautiful purple one with flowers. I’m wearing a lot of colors lately. I was too heavy for a while, that was the reason that I only wore black clothes during that time. But now that I have lost weight, it’s time again for happy colors. I describe my style as eccentric. I like to buy pre-owned/vintage clothing, but it has to be fashionable. I have a weakness for panther prints and jewelry.”
“My hair is grey, I’m happy with it. For my lips, I always choose red or orange. This one is from Maybelline (stay up). My nails are lacquered in a nail salon, it is a beautiful green color. If the light shines on it, you can see it right. I always use MAC products for my eyes.”
Ruth and Marjon made during their first meeting an appointment to go together to the Noordermarkt in Amsterdam. They both love clothes, although they do not have much in common in terms of their style. But of course, that is not necessary to enjoy a morning of wandering around for new finds. I photographed Ruth earlier, you can see those pictures here.
I noticed a small agreement: a leopard print was also used in the shawl of Ruth.
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