Let me introduce you to the rather stylish Renske Solkesz, a designer from The Hague in The Netherlands, who loves (I quote) "fashion and surf, textiles and bicycles. And above all my sewing machine". She is the creator of an inspirational fashion blog; The dress I made.
Renske introduces herself on her blog, which commenced in May 2010 .."When I stood in front of my closet and didn't know what to wear for the umptieth time, I decided it was time for a change: from now on I will only wear clothes I designed and made myself."
Thats right, Renske now makes all of her clothes. She is not a fashion designer by training, but designs and creates fabulous outfits from dresses, tops, bags, bracelets, trousers, skirts...
Some of my favourite Renske designs include:
Renske wears her clothes beautifully, which are captured in images by photographer Eelke Dekker ; a friend of hers.
Words that spring to mind; clean, elegant, simplistic and stylish. Renske is what I would consider, a fashion inspiration for anyone that makes (or would like to make) their own clothes.