December 03, 2011

LIFE | Coffee With Cocorosa, hand-me-downs from Dries and Ann

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Yesterday I took a long train trip to the cosy city of Arnhem for a lecture and met with the lovely blogger Chantal from CocoRosa afterwards. We had a cappuccino, chatted about blogs and media, about New York and about fabulous shoes. Chantal showed me around her home town and brought me to one of her favorite spots; a fabrics-store with an amazing concept.

It is a project of the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design called 'Trickle Down' which refers to the handing down of left overs from established designers 'dripping down' to the not yet so established. It is basically a store filled with scraps, left over rolls of the most delicate and rare fabrics that come from Dutch and Belgian designers. Pieces of pink and turqoise metallic leather that were fetched from the Dries van Noten ateliers were hanging in the racks, extremely long messing zippers and a lovely, helpful lady from the academy who also used to teach Victor and Rolf among others.

I bought a couple of Riri zippers yesterday. But regretted not getting more of the unique pieces they offer. This morning my boyfriend and I decided to hop on the train and came back with more zippers, a piece of leather that looks like elephant skin and I found an amazing black metal clasp from Ann Demeulemeester. Now it's time to think about what to do with all these fantastic materials.

Trickle Down Fabrics
Kortestraat 26, Arnhem
Click to find them online

54 comments:

Liese - The Street Diary said...

you're probably the only girl who looks amazing with purple hair. i love it.





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Maeva Christa Hiag said...

Love the hair color !!!
La Bise

MCH from Paris
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Fashionisaparty.com (Suz) said...

ben super benieuwd wat je ermee gaat doen!

soophisticated.com said...

Sound like heaven! Heb nu al kriebels om ook richting Arnhem te reizen, helaas is daar geen tijd voor vandaag. Maar thanks for the tip! x

Sofie Lindvall said...

Both of your haircolours looks amazing!

/Sofie
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Laura said...

Sounds great! And this remembers me, that there are still a lot of DIY-ideas waiting for me in my inspiration-folder...

Casla Twins said...

so nice!

fashion suicides said...

So nice your meeting with other bloggers!

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Ria :) said...

sounds like u have found some interesting stuff, cant wait to see what u do with it :) xxxxx

Laura_Maradam said...

Nice combo there, two of the Dutch powerwomen!!
I still have to visit Arnhem one day.... But thats def. one hot spot!
xxx

The F Girl said...

Can't wait to see what you will be creating with your new finds!

Nádia said...

Oh, sound like a lot of fun! Cannot wait to see your mind working on these new materials! :D


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Fashiable said...

Wat leuk dat jullie elkaar hebben ontmoet. Ik vind de eerste foto van jullie samen overigens erg mooi!

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Habiba. J said...

WOW, this is so exciting can't wait to see what you come up with. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

www.thegirlinredheels.com

Vivian said...

I think I will also hop on that train!! Sounds very interesting! :D

Ria said...

You guys look beautiful

jenaly enns said...

that is awesome. such a neat concept.
im sure you will do something amazing with all those pieces.

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Sophia said...

How unbelievably awesome! Thia might be my favourite post of yours yet. What a cool concept! I want to go!! <3

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Nomadic D. said...

What an amazing resource! How fun and exciting, I wish I could hop on a train and go see it for myself!

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Memories from (fashion) wonderland said...

Looks like a fun day!! can't wait to see what youve got up your sleeve for those zippers!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Such a delight to see you and Chantal meeting up. x

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O D Y S S E Y said...

no doubt you'll come up with some awesome creations. can't wait to see... :)

Alisa said...

That's one clever concept. Are they making money from air, basically?? Hum.
I see a business idea coming up.

Our Youth said...

I love the first photo. You two look great together (the hair!), ahh.

The concept of the project sounds really good :)

hannahalehandra said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see what you do with said materials. Love your blog. Kiss from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

David Diaz said...

Love your hair color!

Karina De Jesus said...

oh wow that place must be soooo inspiring! And you are so lucky to be able to meet up with other bloggers! Cocorosa is great!

STEFANIE said...

ooh lovely :) can't wait to see what you end up doing with your supplies!

Maria said...

that shop sounds like an DIY goldmine!

Anonymous said...

I personally don't wear or would ever buy any of the stuff that you showcase on this blog, BUT your blog is so good to look at!! Creative, fascinating, a good read.. I love it! And you pull it off so well :)

Sóley said...

I love your blog, you beautiful beautiful being.

Candice Robinson said...

excited to see what you are going to make !

Candice

ccjoel.blogspot.com

xxx

Magnet said...

I love the first photo, you both look so good and stylish. I really like reading about blogger meet ups. Can't wait to see what you do with those zippers!

Raspberry and Rouge said...

Love the pics! Looks like a lot of fun! Happy sunday! XO Rebecca

http://raspberry-rouge.com/

Anonymous said...

Ouch. A double bad case of roots alert

northwest is best said...

Wow. That's a good concept for a shop. I'm tempted to visit myself... but it's a bit of a journey from here in England.

Eva van Beek said...

Ging je naar Studium generalum? Wat jammer dat ik je niet gezien heb. Ik lees je blog al heel lang (sorry ik laat nooit een berichtje achter, maar dat betekent niet dat ik het niet met je eens ben wat betreft je gedachtes over de mode industrie). Naar welke lezing was je?
Liefs Eva (mode student artez)

Eva van Beek said...

Trickle down is trouwens een fijn winkeltje, Wendy is zo lief!

Ivory † said...

That is a great concept of a store. I'm so jealous of you!

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Hoop dat jullie het leuk hebben gehad! Your hair looks great on you, btw ! x

Daisy said...

gosh i really love your hair color so much...

xoxo Daisy

TheMandarineGirl.com

Daisy said...

gosh i really love your hair color so much...

xoxo Daisy

TheMandarineGirl.com

Mika said...

i wish there were more stores around the world like this! great concept and i assume that would make for inspired creations :)

Mary said...

CRAZY COLOR HAIR....P E R F E C T !


MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
Maria Onorio

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Avocado Sundays said...

That store sounds so cool! What a nice find :)

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LeNerd said...

both queens.
loved

LeNerd said...

both queens.
loved

YAL said...

I love the first photo! You two look so great!

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Eline said...

klinkt super!

Sleepy Darlings said...

That store sounds like a dream!! How lovely, i wish we had something similar in LA. Riri zippers are the ultimate in quality, too!

http://sleepydarlings.blogspot.com

DNA (designers+artists) said...

How I love that you two are friends! :)

http://www.designers-artists.com

BackOfTheOne said...

you're a icon :d

Anonymous said...

Love ur blog. Why aren't you posting more often? =(

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