Saturday, 24 December 2011

Erica's Closet

Erica van Lanschot Hubrecht 
55 years old from Amsterdam - Stylist & PR advisor
Quote: Careless dressing is moral suicide 

Designer/ Brands: Miuccia Prada, Chloé, Alber Elbaz, John Galliano (even though his ridiculous words), Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford for saving Gucci   

Inspiration: Blend magazine, I-D magazine , (German) Vogue, Films/Movies, Photographs, the Berlin from Christopher Isherwood, Wallis Simpson, Scot & Zelda Fitzgerald and the wardrobe from the 3os

Style Icon: I do not have style Icons, only heros. Diana Vreeland is my hero. She was the style advisor for Jackie Kennedy.Mmmmm so if I have to choose an "icon" I would say Jackie Kennedy.
My second hero is Grace Coddington; what a pro, what a vision, what a woman!

Clothing: I am a "jacket" woman.I love beautiful feminine cuts, with a great tiny waist and pleats.
It is all about the silhouette! What does it look like? Is it beautiful, powerful and very important feminine enough?
In the 80s I wore a lot of Japanese designers like Kenzo, Issye Miyake, Comme des Garcons and Yohi Yamamoto.
But at one point it became (literately) to complicated for me, and I choose for a more subtle and softer silhouette, but the love for black always stayed. I invest in classical pieces. Timeless basics with beautiful details but always with a little twist to it. My accessories are the icing on the cake! 

Store: Kiki Niesten, Het Modepaleis van Dries van Noten, Van Ravenstein &

Color: Black, black, black and in summer white and all non-colors like off white, soft grays etc...

Fragrance: Organza by Givenchy & Mitsouko by Guerlin, both mysterious and sensuous scents, but not to heavy to wear during the day and night

Make-up: Dior, Chanel,  Shiseido and I never leave my house without wearing my all time favorite red matt lipstick "Gruella" by NARS. For my nails I use Rouge Noir by Chanel and for the cuticles Creme Apricot by Dior

Own Style: Elegant, feminine and Classic, but always with a fun twist.

Fashion Understatement: Birckenstocks, Crocs, Uggs, leggings, backpacks, fleece sweaters and shorts must be massively burnt !

Bad Buy: Lots off times I buy the wrong heels. To high! But still... I display them and watch for hours!

Ultimate Styling Tip: Start with the basics! Wear good (maybe even correcting your shape) underwear.
Always invest in the best quality YOU can afford to buy . Apply this new slogan on everything in your live.
And last but not least; keep it simple and make a statement with a beautiful well chosen accessories 

Oh my Oh my... isn't this a beautiful woman with a beautiful closet.
Oh and how good can you look at 55?? Wow!!
I am very proud to share this with you and so was Erica.
With grace, enthusiasm and passion for every piece, she showed me all.
I hope you enjoyed watching this Closet post as much as we while shooting it.

Thank you again Erica
Bisou Anna

Photographed by Judith Anna Pronk
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  1. the vintage collection of this lady is incredible! truly insane, love love the gloves and the hats! this closet has such a nice vibe!

  2. very beautiful, very inspiring

    love your work

  3. Dear Erica,

    You're really a classical style icon........ totally Coco.... :-)


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