Dare to indulge!

Dare to indulge!

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.

This season, I celebrate epicurean goddess Julia Child and raise my glass to her appetite for love, life and luscious food. ”We should enjoy food and have fun,” the formidable mistress of French cooking used to say, ”It is one of the simplest and nicest pleasures in life.” And indeed, prowling her (TV-)kitchen like a lanky lioness, whisking and chatting with infectious enthusiasm, Julia showed millions of women that, rather than a dreary domestic burden, cooking can be a sensual, luxurious and spiritually sustaining activity. The message? Live and cook fearlessly, and your Boeuf Bourguignon will be a succulent expression of (self)love.

Julia Child was a true feminine feminist. After a life-changing meal of oysters and sole meunière in Rouen -which she described as an ‘an opening up of the soul and spirit’- Julia enrolled at the Cordon Bleu as the only woman student. There, she embarked on a brave mission: to reclaim the traditional ‘feminine’ activity of cooking as an empowering art form for modern women, just like Coco Chanel had done for clothes-making. With each of her recipes, Julia showed us that the world is -quite literally- our oyster. ‘Dare to dream, to grow, to be,’ she continues to urge us, ‘and don’t forget to do it with gusto!’

My new Couture collection is designed for women with an appetite. Indulge your lust for life in a delicious contrast of formfitting black and finger-licking white. Classic apron-inspired details, trimmed with a delicate filigree lace frill, will get your creative juices flowing. Wear my ‘Déesse de la Cuisine’ couture collection and dare to indulge! As Julia herself would have said: Bon appetit, toujours!

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When I have trouble sleeping, I think of Donna D’Cruz. Or rather, I hear her whisper in my ear, in her incredibly sexy Australian accent: “Breathe in, breathe out…”. It works, every time. Meet the real life goddess who uses music, meditation, and the magic of sleep to reawaken women’s true power. “We are human beings, not human doings.”

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What a beautiful whirlwind 2018 has been! As I’m about to ring in the new year, I would like to take a moment and look back at an amazing year with you.

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Dare to indulge!

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.