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This week, I visited the exhibition Zwart (Black) in the Antwerp’s Fashion Museum. An exhibition filled with the most beautiful black gowns by Givenchy, dressed made of hair by Iris van Herpen, a movie by Gareth Pugh and more.

Not just designs we’ve seen on the catwalk, but also hystorical and traditional black clothing along with the history of the black clothes. Of course, the Little Black Dress by Coco Chanel couldn’t be absent.

There is even, how unruly, a black wedding gown by the brilliant Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf made of black silk satins.

As we see in the art of painting, black  is a genius way of playing with the light. That is way this exhibition closes with the part ‘Meesters van het licht’ (Masters of the light). Outfits made out of feathers, synthetic hair, lace or 3D-creations. That is where you’ll find some genius pieces by Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Patrick van Ommeslaeghe and Alexander McQueen.

Definitely a must-see. If you are under 26 years, the exhibition will only cost you 1 euro.

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Dutch fashion designer Claes Iversen designed two dressed for the label Just B. What they look like? Very chic and feminine! And black and little, of course. Just the way I like them. The good news is, they retail from €109,95 to €129,95. For a Claes Iversen!

I’m glad to hear good news about Claes Iversen, since he last most of his collection during a fire in November 2009.

My favorite dress of the two? The black one with sparkling buttons all over it. Want it!

You can get yours at Dressesonly.nl

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Someone once asked me ‘you wear a lot of black, don’t you?’. I didn’t really realize it, but yes, I wear lots and lots of black. It’s chic, goes with anything and it looks good on me… although. That’s what I thought!

Today I learned that (as experts say) ‘only one in five people has the proper skin tone to pull off black clothing. For the other four in five, black clothes emphasize bags under the eyes, make wrinkles look darker and deeper, and can even create the appearance of fissures or dark spots in irises.’ At least, thats what the experts say on Daily Mail.  

‘Warm skins do not cope well with black against their faces as it takes away all the golden glow that they have as a basic skin tone,’ Mrs Standish said. What those  ‘warm skins’ are? Apparantly, it’s based on yellow, orange and gold colours.

To be honest, I’ve never seen someone wearing black that made me think ‘oh dear, that’s so not your colour!’ So use the advice in the way you want, meanwhile I’ll continue wearing black!

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Regular readers may know that I like Little Black Dresses ánd online shopping paradise Net-a-Porter. So you can understand that the following appealed very much to me:

Net-a-Porter.com made a digital magazine version: The LBD Issue. Designers and Fashion experts share their opinion about the dresses that are top 10 LBD’s in Net-a-Porter’s history. Of course, you’ll see Kate Moss, Princess Diana, Coco Chanel and even Betty Boop. Who’s on number 1? See for yourself!

The LBD Issue by Net-a-Porter.com

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The other day I told you guys about the new LBD collections by Viktor & Rolf. Looks like the LBD virus is contagious, because not only Viktor & Rolf are designing a line, dutch designer Daryl van Wouw designed three versions of the little black dress for this Christmas.

The dresses are made of different fabric (leather, silk etc) and are fabulous. You can get them at your Daryl van Wouw store!

Ps. Will everybody stop making fabulous things NOW. My christmas wishlist is overflowing!

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