Merky Paper


Hola! 

Paar weken geleden was ik op het Woo Hah festival en kwam het merk Merky Paper tegen. Het merk verkoopt cards en goodiebags met teksten van rappers en hip hop artiesten. Zo kocht mijn vriendin een card met “Pretty on fleek” en ik een goodiebag met “I miss the old Kanye” erop. Toen ik thuis kwam ben ik ze gelijk gaan volgen op Instagram en dacht waarom schrijf ik niet iets voor dit concept. Zodoende heb ik Samira gemaild de oprichter van het merk en heb haar een paar vragen gesteld over haar creatieve ideeën. Vervolgens heb ik samen met Rasheed foto’s genomen in Arnhem centraal. Ik heb bewust gekozen voor Arnhem centraal omdat het een grafisch en Urban uitstraling heeft wat goed past bij het concept. 

Samira over Merky Paper

Merky Paper is vorig opgezet door mij, Samira Imaankaf. Een creatieveling uit Amsterdam. Altijd als iemand jarig was, maakte ik mijn eigen kaarten. Ik hou erg van pun grapjes. 


{Definitie van pun. Incase you don’t know}

*A play on words. Generally a pun takes a word that is quite understandable in context and replaces it with a homonym (same-sounding word) to create an entirely new meaning, or replaces a word with a similar-sounding one to the same effect.*


Alleen ik miste het heel erg in de winkels. Vandaar dat ik toen met het idee kwam om Merky Paper op te zetten. Kaarten met pun grapjes door rappers. Ik luister veel Amerikaanse en Nederlandse hiphop. Door te luisteren en door te denken, kom ik op ideeën voor nieuwe kaarten.


Kom een kijkje nemen naar onze webshop op Etsy of onze Insta page. And please. Don’t send texts, send cards ❤ 



I was wearing:

Dress Asos 

Jacket Stradivarius

Heels Forever 21 (old collection) 

Necklace Asos

Goodiebag Merky Paper

                                     

Going green 


Starting this summer with one of my favorite dresses at the moment. The one I’m wearing in this post is just another level for me! Something about the combination of the color, feminine look and the cold shoulder aka open-shoulder “the trend of this summer.” Another reason why I love this dress is because it moves. Every step I take makes the dress comes to life when I walk. It’s just a comfortable feeling what is very important to me. 

For this look I chose to pair it with heels from River Island (old collection) and a bag from Mango with golden studs. And to give it a special touch I pair it with a scarf from Costes Fashion. I’ll show you how you can wear it to make every outfit super casual. And of course you can wear this dress with flats or ankle boots for a casual outfit. I don’t need to tell you how much I love that. 

                                        

Blue striped with a fuchsia touch 


It’s that time again, finally the sun is gradually showing its face and flowers are starting to bloom. Spring is just on! I love the transition from crispy cold winter mornings to the pleasant feeling of being able to go out and wear fewer layers and show some more skin. This time I didn’t wear layers, but keep it by a very simple look. The trend of this spring/summer is the classic blue/white striped blouse. I love the unique combination of the classic fabaric with the modern fit. I’m also in love with those classic sandals from Mango. I just like it when all those classic items come back. 

Chic Casual

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It’s the little details that can quickly take an outfit from super casual to ultra chic, it might be time to switch it up from your go-to jeans and tee look. Read on for more details on how I dress chic casual.

First, let’s just talk about the clear color of the dress and the little details of it. I love how it gives me a touch of chic and super casual in the same way. A cool dress like this is a great way to keep the look feminine too. Next is the satin bomber jacket from the Zara. The fabric is very soft and keeps me warm, and the color match with the color of the dress what is very important to me. I’m that kind of woman who have too many bags and still don’t have enough. This bag is from the new spring summer collection of New Look. They have it also in a black one, the one that I have is the nude one.

TIP: How do you like to take a casual outfit to the next level? Try mixing textures for a fun pop to your everyday look!

Dress
Bomber Jacket
Bag
Sneakers
Location: Rotterdam

 

Do You!

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I’m absolutely in love with the new basket sneakers from Puma. The Basket Heart is part of the new campaign Do You campaign message and inspire women to showoff their confidence and style! Puma works together with Cara Delevingne in this campaign. The 60’s classics Basket are refreshed with a feminine twist. Break the rules, break hearts and show off your sporty sweet side with the new Basket Hearts. It comes with two lacing options : create the perfect bow with the satin ribbon or funk it up with chunky laces. The satin ribbon are my favorite, to wear them with jeans or for a party and the chunky laces for daily. These sneakers are available in white and black and the styling possibilities are endless. This bomber jacket is one of my current obsessions right now. It is extremely versatile and adds the perfect layer to keep me warm on the semi-chilly nights. I want to give credits to John Li for the photo’s! 🙂

Sneakers Puma
Bomber Jacket Costes Fashion
Sweater Costes Fashion
Bag Mango
Jeans Mango
Location: Haarlem

 

 

 

Layered Vibes

When fall arrives, my favorite thing to do is layer my clothing. Because the weather still kind of bounces back and forth between warm and cold, layering becomes mandatory and all you need are a few good basics to make it work effortlessly. Having the right basics is key to making an smart easy look, so the more layers the better. This Holiday color knit sweater from Costes Fashion is so warm, I mixed it up with a white boyfriend blouse from Mango and a black jeans also from Mango. I want to give credits to the Rasheed Asraf for the photo’s and working with me on my first post for my new blog. 🙂

 


 

Knit sweater Costes Fashion
Blouse Mango
 Jeans Mango
Bag Zara
Shoes Zara