Coming home for xmas

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Coming home for xmas

by marlies|dekkers

Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!

Embrace your dark side – get inspired for Halloween

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Embrace your dark side – get inspired for Halloween

by marlies|dekkers

Imagine if there were a night where it would be socially acceptable to indulge your deepest darkest dreams. An annual opportunity for women to dress like their sexual fantasies – be it a blood-thirsty vampire or a flirtatious nun – without getting ‘slut shamed’. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well there is a night just like that, and it happens to be one of my favorite moments of the year: Halloween.

My magic mold – nothing but the best for your boobs

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My magic mold – nothing but the best for your boobs

by marlies|dekkers

Let’s start with a little experiment. Take a marlies|dekkers bra and hold one of the cups by your ear. Squeeze it and let go. What did you hear? A gentle ‘pop’ as it bounced back? I like to compare it sound of a well-made car door closing, say that of a Mercedes. It’s subtle and right.

LA’s leading ladies in love with my lingerie!

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LA’s leading ladies in love with my lingerie!

by marlies|dekkers

When it comes to feminine feminism, TV -with its new generation kick-ass leading ladies expressing my motto ‘Dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be’- is definitely where it’s at! So when I got invited to play a part in TV’s biggest night of the year, I grabbed my party heels and jetted off to Los Angeles.

One perfect day in the city of Angels

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One perfect day in the city of Angels

by marlies|dekkers

I just love being an LA woman. There’s nothing like starting the day with a hike in the Hollywood Hills, followed by a green tea espresso, some vintage Gucci-hunting on Melrose, a dip in the ocean and a hot date at the Chateau Marmont. This is the place where I can go from being a fitgirl to a fashionista to a beach goddess to whatever the hell I want!

From marilyn’s guns to Gwyneth’s designer booty

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From marilyn’s guns to Gwyneth’s designer booty

by marlies|dekkers

So, strong is the new sexy. But is it really that new? Anyone who has seen pictures of Ginger Rogers’ killer legs or Marilyn Monroe lifting weights in her bikini knows that in Hollywood, fit has always been hot. A short history of the fit film diva.

Jennifer Finnigan | feminine feminist

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Jennifer Finnigan | feminine feminist

by marlies|dekkers

When I met Jennifer Finnigan in Los Angeles at our Emmy’s gift lounge, there was an immediate spark and connection. The Canadian actress, who is currently starring in the controversial TV drama Tyrant, turned out to be a lingerie-loving, feminine feminist with a noble mission: to revolutionize the TV world, one show at a time. But when she found out I was Dutch, she insisted on first telling me about her adventure in our own Red Light District.

Queen B’s mission

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Queen B’s mission

by marlies|dekkers

Not only do I admire Swedish super stylist B. Akerlund (41) for creating some of the world’s most iconic looks – Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ video, Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show, Beyoncé swinging a bat in ‘that’ yellow dress – I also recognize in her a fellow Feminine Feminist. “My job? To make women strong, sexy and unstoppable.”

In bed with Arianne

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In bed with Arianne

by marlies|dekkers

As far as I am concerned, there is only one heiress to Edith Head’s throne, and that is the magnificent Arianne Phillips (53), twice Oscar-nominated costume designer and Madonna’s favorite style-collaborator. Like Edith, she is a tastemaker and visionary in both film and fashion. And just like her legendary predecessor, she is a feminist icon in her own right. I had the rare chance to interview Arianne and ask her about Madonna, feminism in Hollywood and why she thinks lingerie is ‘everything’. “We definitely do NOT like to hide it!”

Where the ‘queen of cups’ meets the ‘dress doctor’

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Where the ‘queen of cups’ meets the ‘dress doctor’

by marlies|dekkers

In art school, many years ago during a nude model drawing class, I had a life changing insight: What if I, as an artist, used a woman’s body as my canvas? If you make a painting, someone will hang it on their wall. If you design a chair, someone will sit on it. But if you design lingerie, someone will wear it, and by doing so, complete your art! I had found my mission.

My couture collection – a cross between magic and camouflage

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My couture collection – a cross between magic and camouflage

by marlies|dekkers

All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses. Powerful female icons from past and present. Although women have been marginalized for centuries, archetypes of female power have always been there. Through my designs, I bring them to you. To help us shape the world of modern-day feminism.

Mistress of transformation

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Mistress of transformation

by marlies|dekkers

Some people call her the most important figure in the history of Hollywood costume design, to others she is the style maven who showed millions of women how to dress for success. But to me, Edith Head will always be the mistress of transformation. In the words of one of her star friends: “If Cinderella had Edith Head, she’d never have needed a Fairy Godmother.”

Shake your bikini bonbons

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Shake your bikini bonbons

by marlies|dekkers

When you try on a bikini or swimsuit, you usually stand and watch yourself in a mirror, right? You might bend forward a little, turn around slowly to see the result from different angles, but that’s it. You like how it looks? You buy it.

The ultimate shop girls’ swimwear guide

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The ultimate shop girls’ swimwear guide

by marlies|dekkers

Did you know that it takes about 10 minutes for the average marlies|dekkers customer to decide on a lingerie set, but well over an hour to choose a bathing suit or bikini? With these tips from my own swimwear experts you’ll shop like a pro.

Perfect with all your imperfections…

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Perfect with all your imperfections…

by marlies|dekkers

Do you feel quite vulnerable on the beach? No wonder! Just think about it: you’re laying on your back, surrounded by strangers, and you’re wearing something minuscule that, just a few hundred meters down, on the boulevard, you wouldn’t be caught dead in! Simply put: the beach has its own set of rules.

My Golden Combination

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My Golden Combination

by marlies|dekkers

Ever wondered why you feel so amazing in my swimwear? So comfortable and confident, so safe yet so sexy? What is the secret? Well, it all started in art school, many years ago, during a nude model drawing class…

My lingerie in the movie „Fifty Shades Darker“

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My lingerie in the movie „Fifty Shades Darker“

by marlies|dekkers

On the 7th of February Marlies Dekkers attended the Dutch premiere of “Fifty Shades Darker”. The movie, based on the second novel of the bestsellers trilogy of E L James, showed one of the designs of Dutch lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers.

In the realm of seduction

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In the realm of seduction

by marlies|dekkers

The Japanese, more than anyone else, know how to elevate the art of sensuality and seduction to a higher level. There are actually several Japanese movies that changed my (sex-)life. ‘Warm water under a red bridge’ for example, broke the taboo of female ejaculation in the sweetest, most poetic way.

Fun Feminism Now

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Fun Feminism Now

by Sarah Meuleman

‘Why do you still date men if we’re all such unreliable cheating bastards?’ It’s nine a.m., I’m barely awake, staring with a hot coffee at the screen of my laptop, when the poisonous questions from a certain ‘J.’ shoot right at me. ‘Give it up, feminist pussy, why don’t you become a lesbian?’

Meet our new app and the woman behind it!

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Meet our new app and the woman behind it!

by marlies|dekkers

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of an app-addict. With my phone being an extension of myself, the apps on it make me feel like I’ve got the world at my fingertips: from the weather to the stars (tip: try SkyView, it’s a hand-held planetarium!) to those hard-to-get Charlotte Olympia heels.

Fake it to Make it

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Fake it to Make it

by marlies|dekkers

‘She paints her face to hide her face,’ Arthur Golden wrote in ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’. And sure enough, traditional geisha make up, with its snow white face, deep crimson lips and dramatically black eyes and brows, has the effect of a mask.

The art of seduction

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The art of seduction

by marlies|dekkers

No other woman on earth is as devoted to the art of seduction as the geisha. Just imagine: to be so masterful that you can cause accidents in the street with one simple gaze! So let’s learn from the best and re-awaken our inner femme fatale…

Yukata Couture

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Yukata Couture

by marlies|dekkers

All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses. Powerful female icons from past and present. Although women have been marginalised for centuries, archetypes of female power have always been there. Through my designs, I bring them to you. To help us shape the world of modern day feminism.

Dreaming of Geisha

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Dreaming of Geisha

by Kjeld Duits

Geisha are surrounded by mystery. Even in Japan where this tradition was born. The parents of the young girls who choose this path, are often taken aback and shocked by their daughter’s choice.

Valentine’s top tip

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Valentine’s top tip

by marlies|dekkers

With Valentine’s Day coming up, let’s talk #seduceyourself. To me, the summum of seduction is driving a man insane, just by exposing a glimpse of your wrist while pouring him tea. Can you imagine?

Back to Black

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Back to Black

by marlies|dekkers

A curve-hugging little black dress, that classic black Birkin bag, your perfect black bra; some design classics make you go back to black, again and again. But what exactly makes something a style classic? How I came up with my iconic black bras.

Female ejaculation

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Female ejaculation

by marlies|dekkers

Does the G-spot exist? Well, the ancient Greeks knew exactly where to look…and it gave a special meaning to the term ‘nectar of the gods’.

Fighting the power in our underwear

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Fighting the power in our underwear

by marlies|dekkers

 

From the suffocating corset and the burned bra to Madonna’s iconic cone-bra; the three  feminist movements have all used lingerie as a symbol for the cause. So, what’s next?

Bra Styles

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Bra Styles

by Marlies Dekkers

A teeny triangle or a super push up bra? Read on to find out about the best bra shapes for your body!

Waking up the Goddess in you

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Waking up the Goddess in you

by Marlies Dekkers

The goddess is back! From Nigella Lawson, self-acclaimed ‘Domestic Goddess’, to Jennifer Lopez whose (much younger)
lover adoringly talks about his ‘Sex Goddess’. And how about women everywhere using the term to affirm their sisterhood,
as in: ‘You go, goddess!’?

Finally Meeting Athena

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Finally Meeting Athena

by Marlies Dekkers

Once upon a time, goddess Athena outsmarted Poseidon, god of the sea, and had the most desirable city of Ancient Greece named after her. Visiting this powerhouse of female energy turned out to be an epic journey…

I believe a girl can never have too many bras

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I believe a girl can never have too many bras

by Marlies Dekkers

From the moment I start designing a bra until it is actually in the stores, takes about three years. The high quality standards and design techniques of marlies|dekkers lingerie need a development time like no other lingerie brand.

Size Me Up

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Size Me Up

by Marlies Dekkers

From a ‘regular’ 75C bra size to a ‘special’ 70F bra size- why every woman is a Queen of Cups.

WIN my beach essentials!

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WIN my beach essentials!

by Marlies Dekkers

I love the beach and when it comes to my beach bag, I’m incredibly organised. A day spent in the sun, sand and waves? I’ve got the essentials! And now you have a chance to WIN my favourites!

Holi Glamour

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Holi Glamour

by Marlies Dekkers

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Meine Holi Glamour Kollektion richtet sich an wahre Glamourettes. Inspiriert wurde ich von dem berühmten indischen Frühlingsfest Holi. Zu dieser Jahreszeit wird das ganze Land in abertausende Farben gehüllt um den Winter hinter sich zu lassen und Frühling wie Sommer eine spektakuläre Willkommensparty zu schmeißen.

Adeles Favourite Bra

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Adeles Favourite Bra

by Kavita Verryth

Word is out! Musical superstar, Adele, is a marlies|dekkers fan and our dame de paris style is her favourite sexy bra!

Why Turning 50 Rocks!

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Why Turning 50 Rocks!

by marlies|dekkers

‘It took me 50 years to look this good.’ I always smile when I see that quote on t-shirts and birthday cards. Because you know what? It did take me 50 years to look and feel this good! Here’s how…

The Story: Mulholland Drive

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The Story: Mulholland Drive

by Marlies Dekkers

Das Schlafzimmer als persönliches Heiligtum, weich und glänzend – Ihre tief verborgenen Fantasien treten ans Licht … Erwecken Sie Ihre Sinne …

The Story: Calamity Jane

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The Story: Calamity Jane

by Marlies Dekkers

Im Galopp durch die freie Natur, den Wind im Haar – nicht zu wissen, was die Zukunft bringt, treibt Sie voran … Erwecken Sie Ihre Sinne.

The Story: Femme Fatale

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The Story: Femme Fatale

by Marlies Dekkers

Erotisch aufgeladen – die Puppen tanzen lassen und die absolute Kontrolle behalten, egal, was Ihnen die Nacht vor die Füße wirft … Erwecken Sie Ihre Sinne.

Lust on demand?

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Lust on demand?

by Marlies Dekkers

Was, wenn es tatsächlich ein Gerät oder Spielzeug gäbe, das auf Knopfdruck erotisches Verlangen weckt? Mega-sexy veranschaulichte der legendäre italienische Comicautor diese Idee.

Deine sexy und stilvolle Soiree!

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Deine sexy und stilvolle Soiree!

by Marlies Dekkers

Stell dir vor: Picasso, der gerade einem Nobelpreisträger schmutzige Witze erzählt und Coco Chanel, wie sie in einer Ecke mit ihrem (nicht-so) unbekannten Lover Igor Stravinsky rummacht.

Females Forward: vive la France

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Females Forward: vive la France

by Marlies Dekkers

An den ersten modernen Olympischen Spielen in Athen 1896, wurde es Frauen nicht erlaubt daran teilzunehmen, da das „praxisfern, uninteressant, unschön und einfach nur falsch sein würde. Lese weiter und finde heraus, wie die Franzosen das geändert haben!

Get to Know: Elizabeth Holmes

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Get to Know: Elizabeth Holmes

by Faye van Spijk

„Ich möchte eine komplett neue Technologie kreieren – eine die dazu abzielt der Menschheit auf allen Ebenen helfen und das unabhängig von Region, Ethnizität, Alter oder Geschlecht“. Lernt Elizabeth Holmes kennen.

Ein Brust Experiment

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Ein Brust Experiment

by Marlies Dekkers

Bitte zeichnet eure Brüste und schreibt in einem Satz auf, wie ihr zu ihnen steht“, bat ich 15 Frauen, die bei marlies|dekkers arbeiten…

Öffentliche Unterstützung der Frauen

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Öffentliche Unterstützung der Frauen

by Kiki Atwaroe

Mark Zuckerbergs Mission offen über Fehlgeburten zu sprechen, hat uns zum Denken angeregt. Wie oft sehen wir eigentlich Männer, die offen und in der Öffentlichkeit ihre Frauen unterstützen? Solche zu finden war für uns nicht schwer, und hier haben wir einige gute Beispiele:

#FreeTheNipple

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#FreeTheNipple

by Marlies Dekkers

Was ist erotisch? Mark Zuckerberg (der Gründer von Facebook und Wachhund über die Inhalte) mag ja der Ansicht sein, schon ein sichtbarer Nippel verdiene diese Qualifikation, doch ich glaube, dass es manchmal mehr braucht als einen nackten Körper, um erotisches Begehren zu wecken. Genau genommen ist das seit 20 Jahren meine Hauptmotivation, morgens überhaupt aus dem Bett zu kommen.

Schütteln, was das Zeug hält

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Schütteln, was das Zeug hält

by Marlies Dekkers

Wenn Sie einen BH anprobieren, stehen Sie in der Regel vor einem Spiegel und begutachten sich, oder? Vielleicht beugen Sie sich ein wenig vornüber und drehen sich langsam um die eigene Achse, um aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu betrachten, wie sich der BH an Ihnen macht. Und das war’s auch schon. Wenn’s gefällt, wird der BH gekauft.

Wie man Underwear als Outerwear trägt

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Wie man Underwear als Outerwear trägt

by Kavita Verryth

Ein bisschen mehr Haut zu zeigen ist nicht neues, vor allem bei A-Promis und Fashion, aber habt ihr euch jemals überlegt, wie man die Straßen anstatt den Roten Teppich mit Underwear als Outerwear rockt?

Der perfekte BH

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Der perfekte BH

by Marlies Dekkers

Ein BH ist ein BH, oder? Falsch! Aus diesem Grund solltest du auf folgende Punkte beim nächsten BH-Kauf achten:

#TBT: Rihanna rockt im Spider-Set!

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#TBT: Rihanna rockt im Spider-Set!

by Marlies Dekkers

Der Mode immer ein paar Schritte voraus, rockt Rihanna 2010 auf der Rückseite ihres Albums Rated R in einem exklusiven und maßgeschneiderten Spider-Set von marlies|dekkers.

Sonne, Sand und Sport

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Sonne, Sand und Sport

by Marlies Dekkers

Ich gehe auf Reisen und nehme mit … nun, leider nicht meinen wunderbaren Personal Trainer. Doch sein sexy Sportprogramm ist eine gute Alternative – zumindest, wenn man etwas für Folterungen übrig hat.

Was packe ich in meine Strandtasche?

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Was packe ich in meine Strandtasche?

by Marlies Dekkers

Ein sexy Buch, eine umwerfende Killer-Sonnenbrille, eine Portion heißblütige Musik … das Einpacken meiner Strandtasche ist, als hätte ich eine kleine, private Pre-Beach-Party.

Im Kokoswahn

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Im Kokoswahn

by Marlies Dekkers

Auf einer einsamen Insel gestrandet? Kein Problem! Vorausgesetzt allerdings, ich habe einen großen Tiegel unbehandeltes Bio-Kokosfett dabei. Lesen Sie, auf wie viele verschiedene Arten ich dieses Allround-Wunder einsetze.

Alles Gute zum Muttertag!

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Alles Gute zum Muttertag!

by Marlies Dekkers

Was bedeutet es, eine Mutter oder Tochter zu sein? Mir fällt es schwer, das in Worte zu fassen. Doch vor einigen Jahren hatte ich die Gelegenheit, genau das in Bildern auszudrücken.

Bikini-Babe mit 80

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Bikini-Babe mit 80

by Marlies Dekkers

Bikinis sollten nur von dünnen, jungen Frauen getragen werden, oder? Falsch! Meine eigene Mutter hat bewiesen, dass man nie zu alt ist, seine Bikini-Angst zu überwinden.

Holi Vintage

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Holi Vintage

by Marlies Dekkers

Meine Holi Vintage Kollektion ist etwas für klassische Schönheiten. Der reichhaltige Fortbestand der Geschichte Indiens war mir eine Inspiration.

Neptuns Bikini-Code

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Neptuns Bikini-Code

by Marlies Dekkers

Kennen Sie das Gefühl? Je näher man dem Meer kommt, desto stärker wird der Drang, sich auszuziehen. Doch Sie brauchen sich nicht ganz bloß zu geben.

Holi Gypsy

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Holi Gypsy

by Marlies Dekkers

Meine Holi Gypsy Kollektion habe ich für Gypsies designt, die Spaß im Leben haben. Die farbenfrohen Puder des berühmten indischen Frühlingsfests Holi dienten mir als Quelle der Inspiration.

Was mich Ayurveda über Sex lehrte

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Was mich Ayurveda über Sex lehrte

by Marlies Dekkers

Laut dieser indischen Wissenschaft vom Leben sagt Ihr Energietyp viel darüber aus, was gut ist für Ihre Gesundheit und Ihr Wohlbefinden. Und wie sieht es mit Ihrem Sexleben aus?

Richtig sexy: Safran

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Richtig sexy: Safran

by Marlies Dekkers

Safran – dieses Gewürz hat es mir neuerdings sehr angetan, ich bin schon fast besessen davon. Seine rote Farbe ist so kraftvoll, sinnlich und edel, dass ich Safran für den Louboutin unter den Gewürzen halte.

Weshalb langsame Mode mein Ding ist

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Weshalb langsame Mode mein Ding ist

by Marlies Dekkers

800 Gulden hat sie gekostet, mein ganzes Monatsgehalt. Doch nie zuvor hatte ich so etwas gefühlt. Die Seide auf meiner Haut, der Schnitt, die Details … immer, wenn ich sie ausziehen musste, war ich zutiefst betrübt.

Mira Nair in 5 Zitaten

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Mira Nair in 5 Zitaten

by Marlies Dekkers

Ich liebe Frauen, die Konventionen den Stinkefinger zeigen – besonders, wenn sie es auf kreative und elegante Weise tun. Eine meiner Heldinnen ist die Filmregisseurin, Schriftstellerin und Producerin Mira Nair.

Drei Lektionen des Kamasutra

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Drei Lektionen des Kamasutra

by Marlies Dekkers

Dieses alte Handbuch der Liebe bietet, abgesehen von den vielen akrobatischen Stellungen, einige seltsame und wunderbare, aber auch überraschend brauchbare Tipps für moderne Liebende.

Mein indischer Lieblingsdesigner

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Mein indischer Lieblingsdesigner

by Marlies Dekkers

Stars wie Rihanna, M.I.A und Katy Perry sind ganz verrückt nach Manish Arora – genau wie ich! Dieser Designer hat die Welt erobert und ist dabei in jeder Hinsicht ein Inder geblieben.

Alexandra Joner wears my new couture collection

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Alexandra Joner wears my new couture collection

by Marlies Dekkers

When I came up with the idea of designing a lingerie couture collection, I thought of adventurous women, dreamers and modern thinkers who would wear the collection. I launched the couture line in the past winter collection and now the second collection is available since a few days.

Schund vom Feinsten- Ich liebe Fifty Shades. Ist das ein Problem?

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Schund vom Feinsten- Ich liebe Fifty Shades. Ist das ein Problem?

by Marlies Dekkers

Zunächst muss ich etwas gestehen: Ich bin ein ziemlicher Kultur-Snob. Klassische Musik, Literatur … es sind die hochkarätigen Sachen, die mich ins Schwärmen geraten lassen. Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch ist Dantes Göttliche Komödie, ich denke, das sagt genug. Dennoch habe ich Fifty Shades of Grey richtig gern gelesen – und mit mir 100 Millionen (!) Frauen auf der ganzen Welt.

Professionelles Make-up? Nur Mut! Tipps &#038; Tricks

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Professionelles Make-up? Nur Mut! Tipps & Tricks

by Marlies Dekkers

Seit über 20 Jahren bin ich nun schon im Geschäft und habe gesehen, was hochkarätige Make-up-Künstler alles zaubern können. Es ist richtig aufregend, zu beobachten, wie sie Menschen komplett verwandeln – mich eingeschlossen! Ich ermutige alle Damen, ihr eigener Make-up-Künstler zu sein. Wir drücken uns mit unserer Kleidung aus, weshalb nicht auch mit unserem Make-up? Hier folgen ein paar richtig gute Tipps und Tricks, die ich mir eigenhändig von den Profis abgeguckt habe.

Sparkling La Source

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Sparkling La Source

by Marlies Dekkers

Paris, the city of love, great minds, pere Lachaise, fashion and arts.
I’ve been visiting Paris for almost thirty years and every time when I walk through this beautiful city, I have the irresistible need to pay a visit to a show in Opéra Garnier.

Vagina-Dialoge ? Nur Mut! Pussy Power

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Vagina-Dialoge ? Nur Mut! Pussy Power

by Marlies Dekkers

Während meiner Irrfahrten, um die mich schon ewig plagenden Blasenentzündungen loszuwerden, habe ich Ärzte in der ganzen Welt aufgesucht. Sie waren meistens männlich und erzählten mir so viel Unsinn, dass ich mich schließlich wie eine total entnervte Alice im Wunderland fühlte

Dare to kiss

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Dare to kiss

by Marlies Dekkers

Mit meinen Dessous berühre ich Ihren Körper und verfolge sanft seine Kurven. Ich küsse Sie von oben bis unten, hinterlasse meine Spuren.

Küchengöttin? Nur Mut!

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Küchengöttin? Nur Mut!

by Marlies Dekkers

Gönnen Sie sich ein Verhältnis mit Ihrem Essen!

Ich finde, selbst zu kochen erdet, entspannt und ist sogar sexy. Um es mit dem Autor Michael Pollan zu sagen: „The very best cooking is a form of intimacy” (in etwa: Kochen in seiner Vollendung ist ein Ausdruck von Intimität). Also sage ich meinen Freundinnen, sie sollen zurück in die Küche an den Herd. Einige folgen meinem Rat, andere meinen, ich sei verrückt geworden. Meine gute Freundin Heleen van Royen zum Beispiel.

Spice Girl werden? Nur Mut! Wild auf Ingwer

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Spice Girl werden? Nur Mut! Wild auf Ingwer

by Marlies Dekkers

Königin Elisabeth I. war ein großer Fan der Allround-Knolle, die auch ein bekanntes Heilmittel gegen Übelkeit und Erkältung ist. Aber wussten Sie, dass Ingwer einen Menschen auch in sexuelle Ekstase bringen kann? Doch erst einmal verrate ich Ihnen, wie man einen perfekten Ingwertee zubereitet.

Haut zeigen? Nur Mut! Mein „Nackter-Po-Kleid“ und seine Geschichte

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Haut zeigen? Nur Mut! Mein „Nackter-Po-Kleid“ und seine Geschichte

by Marlies Dekkers

Was will ich der Welt sagen? Um das herauszufinden, muss man manchmal seine Seele entblößen. Für mich war es so weit, als ich mein „Nackter-Po-Kleid“, das heute ein Museumsstück ist, entwarf. Lesen Sie, was geschah, als ich mein Kleid zu Testzwecken ausführte – und zwar durch das Amsterdamer Rotlichtviertel.

I believe in an honest self-reflection

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I believe in an honest self-reflection

by marlies|dekkers

Almost a new year, for a lot of people the time to make up their new year resolutions. Not for me. I look back on what happened the past year and take the time for some honest and important self-reflection.

I believe in challenges

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I believe in challenges

by Marlies Dekkers

From a young age I’ve done all kinds of sports. I’m an active person who likes to challenge myself. But I came to the shocking conclusion that I used to sport like a girl…

I believe in innerwear becomes outerwear

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I believe in innerwear becomes outerwear

by Marlies Dekkers

The time that women needed to walk around constricted in tight corsets is over. The time that women needed to show their independency by pulling off their bras is over. Now, it’s the time of feminity, innerwear becomes outerwear!

I believe a girl can never have too many bras

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I believe a girl can never have too many bras

by Marlies Dekkers

Being a lingerie designer comes with many advantages, one of which is a lingerie collection which will make all women gasp for air. My extensive collection (with items which have never been produced) makes dressing up in the morning a private party.

I believe in coming home for Christmas

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I believe in coming home for Christmas

by Marlies Dekkers

The cold wind, dry air, freezing temperatures, dark nights… it is winter! While others grumble about the upcoming snow, I’m singing Christmas songs and make my home a winter wonderland.

I believe in a heart-ship connection

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I believe in a heart-ship connection

by Marlies Dekkers

In life you meet all kind of people. With some you have a superficial connection, others you forget after a while, but the best ones are those who touch your heart and complement your life.

I believe in turning yourself on

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I believe in turning yourself on

by Marlies Dekkers

According to a recent study, ‘men have more varied sexual fantasies than women’. We have some catching up to do, ladies! Let’s start now, by taking that sexy selfie one step further.

My Final Maestro Memory

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My Final Maestro Memory

by Marlies Dekkers

Classical music means everything to me. I wake up and go to bed with it. My participation at Maestro gave me the opportunity to immerge in the world of great composer in which I find so much joy.

I believe in following your dreams

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I believe in following your dreams

by Marlies Dekkers

Success never comes easy. There are down, and when you are lucky, many more ups. For me, following my dreams and trying build my brand never came easy. It wasn’t only the talent that brought me where I am today, but my dedication, focus and believe in myself.

My Beliefs

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My Beliefs

by Marlies Dekkers

My story starts with a motto. A motto which I have for more than 20 years. It has always inspired me but most of all I want to inspire others with my saying; dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be.

Couture on tour

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Couture on tour

by Marlies Dekkers

My designs made an inspirational detour to some of the most daring fashion bloggers. My couture collection was styled by three fashion experts.

Maestro Wardrobe

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Maestro Wardrobe

by Marlies Dekkers

I survived the second show of Maestro and I’m feeling more and more like a real conductor!! And even though one of the judges said the program isn’t a fashion show I still want to combine my new love (conducting) with an old one (fashion)… I will be in front of the orchestra with sweaty hand palms but with a mind-blowing outfit.

I’m a Feminist

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I’m a Feminist

by Marlies Dekkers

A long-overdue correction in gender equality is at our doorsteps. A tipping-point in the history of women rests in our hands. This is our moment….

Spotted Tyra Banks

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Spotted Tyra Banks

by Marlies Dekkers

One of America’s ultimate top models, Tyra Banks, spotted in my designs, but this lady has a remarkable story

Anastacia is my kind of girl!

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Anastacia is my kind of girl!

by Marlies Dekkers

In 2009 Anastacia and I had our first rendez-vous. I never expected we would meet up again 5 year later and have a personal talk about modern day feminism.

Spotted Sarah Jessica Parker

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Spotted Sarah Jessica Parker

by Marlies Dekkers

It looks like American actress and fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker loves marlies|dekkers. We spotted her wearing the Dutch lingerie brand for the third time!

Spotted Rita Volk

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Spotted Rita Volk

by Marlies Dekkers

Russian actrice and model Rita Volk is wearing our Dame de Paris collection in the romantic comedy hit serie Faking It on MTV!

Couture Inspiration

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Couture Inspiration

by Marlies Dekkers

For the designs of this Fall Winter 2014 collection, I was inspired by the heroic story of Joan of Arc. Reflecting the past years while having experienced all aspects of life, I found this legend of Joan of Arc admirable and inspirational.

My intimate moment at Maestro

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My intimate moment at Maestro

by Marlies Dekkers

I’m still in the running to become a Maestro and they gave me the ultimate test to stay concentrated. I had to conduct with one of the biggest harp players of the world. Something happened during the show, which made me forget the entire orchestra and audience.

Show the world all your talents

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Show the world all your talents

by Marlies Dekkers

We had to do a new photoshoot and while searching for the right team I suddenly thought, I should make the photos myself! Being a creative means sometimes having ideas in your head which are hard to explain to others.

Feeling like being twenty again doesn’t come easy

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Feeling like being twenty again doesn’t come easy

by marlies|dekkers

When I became 45 I wanted to give myself a birthday present. What would make me really happy? It would be great if I could give myself another 10 years of the energy level I had at that moment. I collected a team around me with specialists, personal trainers and nutritional experts, to help me with this goal.

Trying to become a Maestro!

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Trying to become a Maestro!

by Marlies Dekkers

For a television program I am competing with 8 other Dutch personalities to become THE “Maestro”. The last few weeks have been nerve wrecking; I found my new passion.

Pack my bags and off I  go!

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Pack my bags and off I go!

by Marlies Dekkers

My Fall/Winter season will be marked by many, many business trips! Can’t wait to get myself on a plane again, tell people about my brand and, more importantly, show world-class stylists all my latest creations.

My week; an inside look

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My week; an inside look

by Marlies Dekkers

I never have a week with a same sort of agenda as the week before, or the week ahead. That’s because I sometimes live the life of four different people.

Release your inner alfa!

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Release your inner alfa!

by Marlies Dekkers

My Gloria collection is designed for ladies taking the lead. This collection is inspired by the gangster movie “Gloria” (1980) directed by John Cassavetes.

Showing less or more butt?

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Showing less or more butt?

by Marlies Dekkers

I have the most amazing daughter in the whole wide world, let’s start with that. But sometimes I feel there’s a difference between what we both perceive as being normal.