In 2020, become your own muse!
With 2020 peeking around the corner, it is time to say goodbye to a marvelous 2019. Ever since I started marlies|dekkers, my dream has been to empower women. And every year, we’ve taken great steps to do so!
In 2019, two new muses have been added to the list, inspiring us in many ways. Kitchen goddess and true feminine feminist Julia Child showed us that ‘traditional feminine activities’, such as the art of cooking, can be reclaimed as an empowering art form for modern women. And of course, to do it with gusto! Musical supernova Billie Holiday taught us to fight injustice with dazzling glamour, like she did when she transformed her pain and anger into musical masterpieces.
My New Year’s wish for you is to take in their unique stories, to let them inspire and empower you, and to write your own story. In 2020, become your own muse! Dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be.
Happy New Year!
fall|winter 20 preview
In January, I presented my newest FW20 collection during a show full of dance and entertainment in Rotterdam. All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses, powerful female icons from past and present. And for FW20, my muse will be crime writer Agatha Christie. A few months from now, you will get to discover the collections, and see how they tell stories like Agatha’s thrilling books do..
Running for your life
Dr. Bram Bakker is a psychiatrist, a writer, a runner and a provocateur. With his many bestselling books and columns – and yes, even his own theatre show – he urges us to think outside the box when it comes to our mental health. Not crazy about popping pills? Bram shared some interesting alternatives with me, from throwing out our phones to running ‘till we puke’.
Peas & peppers instead of pills
General practitioner Tamara de Weijer believes that we would feel a lot better if we hit the produce stand before we visited the pharmacy. “On a massive scale, we have been putting the wrong kind of fuel in our bodies.”
Singles Day – You’ve Got this!
All the single ladies, listen up! With single women rapidly becoming the majority, it is high time to stop feeling singled out. This Singles Day, let’s celebrate our freedom and independence by sharing all those solo milestones that make us go: ‘You’ve got this!’.