Sneakers get dirty
14 May 2013
'Shoes keep it clean, sneakers get dirty' is the new slogan of the world famous sneaker brand Converse. We all agree that All-Stars gain character by wearing them off. Are your sneakers dirty?
CLOSED POMEGRANATE SALAD
26 April 2013
Closed wouldn’t be Closed without a special introduction to the surprising color palette of denim...
PB Loves taschen
08 April 2013
It’s time to give your bookshelves the big spring clean-up they deserve. Put aside those dusty books and make place for the beautiful Taschen Fashion Books! These books are full of inspiring stories of...
And the winners are...
02 April 2013
Today, we're thrilled to announce the winners of our ‘Find the Golden Egg competition’. The two lucky winners of the € 500, - shopping credit are: Astrid Lumeij en Karolien Callens. Enjoy shopping at...
WIN! € 500,- shopping credit
22 March 2013
Easter is around the corner and we obviously won’t let it pass unnoticed. We give away two amazing shopping credits of € 500,-. From Monday, March 25th to Monday, April 1st you may try to find the golden Easter egg...
International Women's Day
07 March 2013
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day highlighting solidarity and militancy of women around the world. Late 19th century and all throughout the 20th century, women started standing up for their rights...
A dash of fash in your kitchen
06 March 2013
After many years of great collaboration between Swedisch fashion brand Filippa K and renowned renowned Swedish crockery company Rörstrand a wonderfull collection of porcelain cups appears. The collection consists of...
01 March 2013
A compliment, something that makes everyone happy! Today is national compliment day. This is the day that you can unabashedly give compliments and, even better, receive them. Wear clothing that suit your...
Pamper And Get Pampered
12 February 2013
It's that time of year again, Valentine is coming our way. You want to treat either a special person in your life or your secret crush. Or maybe you just want to pamper yourself for a change? This is the...
February 8th 2013, Warm Sweater Day
07 February 2013
Tomorrow is the day we give our climate an extra moment of thought. With Warme Truiendag (Warm Sweater Day) we celebrate Kyoto-Protocol’s b-day. This protocol stands for reducing...
Online shopping: color display
23 January 2013
A lot of people find it hard to choose a color when they shop online. Although we always do our very best to show the colors as true-as-life as possible, they can be noticeably different on each monitor.
COOKING WITH MODELS
22 January 2013
He is beautiful, smart, know’s how it’s done and has a great bucket list! Creat a club hit, go to Sydney, go bungee jumping. Besides all that he always wanted to create his own cook book. We’re talking...
21 January 2013
After some toing and froing we finally decided to give away two Fab40 Goodieboxes. One via Facebook and the other via our own blog. The two happy winners are...
WIN a FAB40 Goodiebox
18 January 2013
You are just as fabulous as the Fab40! That’s why you can make yourself a candidate in de race to winning a Fab40 Goodiebox. All you have to do is like our Facebook page and...
Perfectly Basics on Instagram!
08 January 2013
Instagram is probably one of the most popular photo editing apps. The social aspect of Instagram allows you to share all your pictures with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. The good news is:
How to clean out your closet!
02 January 2013
Do you open your closet and breathe a sigh of defeat? It’s time to clean out your closet! A perfect way to start the new year: you can create new combinations and make a list of items you still need to...
HRLM Magazine is 4 years old!
17 December 2012
HRLM Magazine is 4 years old! And so time to celebrate! This free city glossy, which portrays Haarlem in an inspiring and versatile way, is a local magazine but has national look and feel to it. The magazine..
Tip: the ultimate Christmas gifts!
11 December 2012
When it comes to great gift ideas, a lot of people struggle. Good news! We’ve made a selection of the most beautiful gifts that cover every age. What do you think of a luxurious and ultra-soft cashmere...
Culinary evening with jazz at restaurant Fris
26 November 2012
Enjoy high quality food without all that jazz in a realxed environment: this you can do in restaurant Fris in Haarlem. At Fris they only work with fresh and durable products. The menu is inspired by the French..
Tip: Dutch Wool Week!
06 November 2012
During the first Dutch Wool Week, an initiative of The Campaign for Wool, the focus will be on the product wool via lots of activities and events. Twenty-one leading Dutch fashion and design creatives will show their unique woolen..
WIN! Marc by Marc bird bag!
06 November 2012
This is your chance to win a great Marc By Marc Jacobs bag via Goodiebagdays Deluxe edition from Style Today! Marc Jacobs has been making women crazy for years with is amazing bag collections...
A heavenly athmosphere
23 October 2012
Scented candles are ultimate atmosphere controllers. They instantly create a warm feeling of pleasantness and ease. Give each room in your home a unique feel by adjusting different scents. The Repeat merino scented candle with citrus, for example, is perfect....
09 October 2012
Wool is a general term that include merino, cashmere and lambswool, just to name a few. It is a delicate and natural material that clean itself to some extent, it is relatively stain resistant and easy to care for.
Get Active at Work
01 October 2012
We all know how stiff and sore you can feel after a day of intense computer work. We also know how important it is to takes a break and stretch a little during the day. In this blog we will give you some ergonomic stretch exercises that you can perform in front of your computer with ease.
Writer Sophie van der Stap spotted in Repeat!
17 September 2012
The Vogue Fashion’s Night out, which took place last Thursday in Amsterdam, is always one big fashion party. Writer Sophie van der Stap was there and she was wearing this sophisticated cream silk Repeat blouse from Perfectly Basics!
Elegance at Elegance Awards!
12 September 2012
The Elegance Awards, an initiative of elegant magazine Elegance, took place last night and of course Perfectly Basics was there! This year’s location was the super chic the Grand hotel in Amsterdam. The atmosphere was great, all this elegance in one room!
Let's discover wool!
06 September 2012
Of course we all know wool is a super comfortable, ultra soft and sustainable material. This fall it’s all about wool during the first ‘Wool week’ from November 5 till 9 2012 in Amsterdam. So if you want to know everything about this cozy fabric, go and visit Amsterdam to discover it!
Fifty Shades of Grey
29 August 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey: the book that everybody’s talking about. It seems millions of women (and men) have been running to the book store to see what this exciting trilogy is all about. The book is the best sold piece on some e-readers and best-loved paperback ever in Great Britain.
Exposition: De Etende Mens
06 August 2012
Feel like doing something fun during your holiday? Travel down to Brabant for the exhibition ‘The Eating Man’ at the Designhuis in Eindhoven.
Must go: Haarlem Culinair!
30 July 2012
Epicureans and food-lovers know where to go next weekend: Haarlem Culinair of course! Fro mthe 2nd till the 5th of August, the centre of Haarlem is transformed into one huge culinary highlight.
Shoptips for people with doubts
27 July 2012
Ideal for any fashion lover who just can’t choose between Antwerp, London and Milan. This 100% Shopping Gift Box consists of 3 shop – and travel guides of these wonderfully inspiring cities.
Documentary: Girl model
27 July 2012
That the life of a Dutch model may look very differently than that of say, a poor Russian girl is practically a known fact. But no one knew that it could get so rough. In the thriller-documentary ‘Girl Model’ you get a glimpse of the model business in the large and immersive city of Tokyo.
PB in your wardrobe!
23 July 2012
From now on not just your clothes will be in style: even the packaging is a sight for sore eyes. The new Perfectly Basics Collection includes handy clothing storage tools, care products and let’s not forget: the gift cards!
Dance in the rain!
17 July 2012
Yep… Even though the rain is quite cosy as we sit inside by the fire, we’d like to see our summer take a different course. Brrr. Still a great moment to buy those M Missoni boots you’ve been wanting: they’ll make that gloomy Dutch weather at least a little bit more bearable.
Tips from Charlotte herself: Jewelry!
09 July 2012
Beautiful jewelry also deserves good care. All products from our newest brand Charlotte Wooning are handmade in the Netherlands with genuine materials such as sterling silver, pearls, cotton, etcetera and are crafted to the highest standards.
La Parisienne: the ultimate styleguide
05 July 2012
Jealous of those beautiful Parisiennes who, seem to effortlessly, always look casually chic? Ines de la Fressange, model and Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, reveals all her secrets about fashion and style in ‘La Parisienne’.
The Perfect Bra
19 June 2012
1. Are your bra straps cutting into your shoulders?
2. Does the bra ride up your back?
3. Is your bra’s underwire uncomfortable?
4. Do your breasts not stay in the cups the way they are supposed to?
DID YOU KNOW..
19 June 2012
That you can easily return or exchange products from Perfectly Basics? Online shopping has always been fun but because of this it’s gotten even better! We’ve listed the facts for you below:
STONES THAT DO SOMETHING!
15 June 2012
Did you know that the beautiful jewellery that you’ve just bought can have a healing effect? When you pick out a necklace, bracelet or earring with a gemstone in it you actually tickle two feet with one feather: it looks nice and it does something for you.
Fold your own Hermès
11 June 2012
Your own Hermès bag. Sounds like a dream right? Don’t feel like being put on a waiting list for months? The solution is simple: Put your own copy together online and simply print it out!
The perfect gifts for Father's day
07 June 2012
Would you like to give an original gift this year for father’s day? Something that he could really use? Well, then we have great news: the perfect gifts are just one click away.
Beach season opened!
22 May 2012
The weather is fantastic and that means: time for beach parties! Imagine yourself on a sunny terrace with a tasty mojito or a chilled glass of rosé on a beach of your choice, chilled-out music playing in the background and you looking dazzling in your most fashionable outfit.
Irreverent: a personal note
22 May 2012
It just arrived at our office: the beautiful book Irreverent by ex-editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld herself.
Say bye to cellulite!
18 May 2012
We love all the shapewear from Flexees by Maidenform, no doubt about it. Dresses fit perfectly, pants look fabulous on you and you don’t have to worry about –yes we know them all- the famous muffin tops.
15 May 2012
Have you discovered the &Foam shop by the Foam photography museum yet? This little gem is situated on the Vijzelgracht in Amsterdam and is an extension of the actual well-known museum on the Keizersgracht.
Fashion with a story: Hotel Modez
15 May 2012
In August this year the Modez hotel will be opening its doors in the Klarendal district of Arnhem. A fashion hotel with depth, designed by Dutch pride fashion illustrator Piet Paris.
History of shapewear
14 May 2012
We were wondering: what’s actually the history of the modern shapewear we all know? Today everyone inhale and exhale deeply with a sigh of relief at how far modern shapewear has come.
10 Fun Facts about Spanx
14 May 2012
The Spanx office is like no other! Since the employees test their own products, it's not uncommom for people to pull down their pants, pull up their skirts, or strip down into a swimsuit - all on the job. Spanx tests every product on women- and men too!- of all shapes and sizes to ensure the perfect fit.
SPANX at Perfectly Basics!
11 May 2012
The rumours are true: Starting Tuesday hip & happening shape wear brand SPANX is available at Perfectly Basics!
Catering right to your doorstep
08 May 2012
You know the feeling: you’re busy but you want to have a varied healthy meal. You actually don’t always have time for grocery shopping, not to mention putting together a balanced meal.
Beautiful: A Magazine
04 May 2012
Just a beautiful magazine: A MAGAZINE Curated by. This fashion magazine is a biannual publication, exploring the creative sphere of a selected designer in each issue.
Pinterest: Addictively fun
04 May 2012
Have you discovered Pinterest yet? If you’re not familiar with this virtual bulletin board yet then we’d like to get you excited. The in 2008 launched platform is inspiring and above all very handy and social.
27 April 2012
Are you planning a trip to London? Iconic luxury brand Hermès celebrates their 175 years anniversary with an exhibition titled 'Leather Forever'in London this may. A chance to get up close and personal with these beautiful bags!
Holland turns orange!
26 April 2012
Queen’s day wouldn’t exist without our royal family. One that really stands out fashion-wise is our pride and joy Princess Maxima. Stylish, graceful, always friendly and amazingly dressed completing her looks with wonderful accessories.
25 April 2012
May vacation is just around the corner and for some of us this means: time to travel! Perfectly Basics has the perfect luxury basics all ready for you.
Iris van Herpen @ Groninger Museum
23 April 2012
Have you not been to the Groninger Museum yet? Then off you go to the far North of the Netherlands for the first solo exhibition by fashion designer Iris van Herpen, one of the most prominent fashion designers of the moment.
Calvin Klein Coverage System
16 April 2012
Familiar with the Calvin Klein coverage system yet? A revolutionary system which consists of three levels, each with their own coverage. All you have to do is choose your personal coverage!
15 April 2012
Soon the cocktail season will be officially opened. Dying for a delicious cocktail but no idea what's in it? We found a cool app on Culy.nl for this: the Cocktail Flow.
How to make the Chanel Tweed Jacket?
11 April 2012
When we talk about Chanel, you will surely think about her famous tweed jacket. But do you actually know how this iconic jacket is made?
B&B: De Slaapfabriek
06 April 2012
Easter weekend is almost there and that means that a lot of Dutch people will swap their home for a long weekend somewhere else. Where do we wanna go?
05 April 2012
Hurry Hurry! Wake up, take a show, say bye to your wife and get in the car! Hmmm... and now i want to have a cup of coffee please! Well, i'm almost at the office, so i can wait. No, don't.
Close up: Spirulina
05 April 2012
Spirulina is blue-green algae with a high dose of nutritional vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Add this to your daily diet!
Must Read: Irreverent
04 April 2012
After leaving the French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld has been busy. How about a great book filled with tons of photos of her amazing career.
Bed for Pet
02 April 2012
Haha, look what we found on the inspirational website Bonjourlife.com: an Apple computer transformed into a bed for your pet! A bit too much?
Pinterest @ PB
28 March 2012
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Good news: from now on Perfectly Basics also uses Pinterest.
Boxer from the wall
28 March 2012
Een kroketje uit de muur of een boxershort uit een automaat? Dit is tegenwoordig allebei mogelijk! In Eindhoven kun je zowaar een ingeblikte Björn Borg boxershort uit een machine toveren.
PEAS Pop-up restaurant
23 March 2012
Wednesday the 21th of march marked the first edition of PEAS food feast by Kyra de Vreeze: food writer, model, yogi & Inspiring Person. A unique, adventurous experience in a serene, industrial environment in the middle of exciting city Utrecht.
23 March 2012
From Saturday to Sunday night, the clock goes ahead one hour. Unfortunately this means that we’re getting one hour less sleep. But there’s also good news: it feels really like summer now.
Must See: Micha Klein
22 March 2012
He's a bit weird, flamboyant but makes amazing art! We're talking about artist Micha Klein. Last Saturday AVRO Close up showed an amazing documentary about him.
Must See: Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
21 March 2012
Must See: ‘Tassenmuseum Hendrikje’, Museum of Bags and Purses combines bag out of its own collection with hats and shoes from other collection in an exhibition called: ‘Samen op Stap!’ translated into On the Go together.
Nikkie Plessen in M Missoni
19 March 2012
What did we see? Tada! Nikki Plessen posted a tweet in a real M Missoni dress: With @leontineborsato @DanieBles on a cool vintageparty and now on my way to a meeting, she said.
In the spotlight: AM Magazine
16 March 2012
Her life was recently highlighted in an interview for the blog. Perfectly Basics has found a true synergy between the webshop and the pleasant magazine.
15 March 2012
Do you love culture? You can visit a amazing exhibition in Momu, Antwerp. From Wednesday 21st of March till Sunday 12th of August 2012 the museum presents LIVING FASHION. Women's Daily Wear 1750-1950. From the Jacoba de Jonge collection.
12 March 2012
While green and pastels are super hot this spring and summer, there’s another important trend: Prints. On shirts, dresses, bags and even iPad cases. We’ve made a selection for you with a lot of cool prints.
The next stop is...
09 March 2012
Louis Vuitton opened the 2012 winter season with nothing other than a locomotive! Last year the carousel had its turn, but this year the old fashioned locomotive ran down the runway.
International Women's Day
08 March 2012
Dear ladies, it's Internation Women's Day today! But what does that actually mean?
Useful App: Clear
06 March 2012
In today's busy life, we can't remember every thing and that annoys us! Result: we're forgetting things. That's not what we want at all. Fortunately, there is the Clear app. 'With its beautiful interface, and gestural interactions you already know how to use, it's the future of todo lists.'
05 March 2012
They are really delicious. We're talking about marshmallows. Why'd you buy them if you can try this at home! It's not that easy and it takes some time, but it's very yummmie! Restaurant Fris comes with a very tasty recipe.
02 March 2012
Dior comes with something very special. The French fashion house brings on Friday a real online magazine, during her A/W 2012-13 collection presentation: Diormag.
World Compliment Day
01 March 2012
Every 1st of March is the most positive day in the world: World Compliment Day. A day for some compliments to give or take. When did you gave or received a compliment? Why was this? And what is the nicest compliment you’ve ever had?
A mouth full of Oscar de la Renta
27 February 2012
Yes! Yet another fabulous blog. Through culy.nl (a real must-see) we found something that really made our day: dishes that reflect contemporary fashion, in other words eatable runway looks.
PB & ELLE.nl: Giveaway
22 February 2012
Hey psstt, can we have your attention please? Take an eye on ELLE.nl this week, because from Thursday 23th Perfectly Basics will give away ten giftvouchers worth 75 euros.
Iris van Herpen in Groninger Museum
20 February 2012
Wanna see something cultural or fashionable? The Groninger Museum presents the first solo exhibition of Iris van Herpen from March 23 till September 24.
Hurray: 10,000th item!
17 February 2012
Recently it was time to celebrate something @ Perfectly Basics. Can we get three hurrays please? The 10,000th item has gone online! And that should be celebrated of course. The editors have bought a very yummie cake for this occasion with a picture from themselves! How sweet.
Jean Paul Gaultier kisses like crazy!
14 February 2012
Happy Valentine! Maybe a bit too much. Anyway, it certainly impresses. On the site of Jean Paul Gaultier you can find rather, uhm, intimite kissing scenes
13 February 2012
‘I’ll take Amsterdam, that’s better than Paris, I’ll take Amsterdam,
Mokum*, my paradise. Amsterdam has some fun, something beautiful, something magical.
How to take care of my jewelry?
08 February 2012
Another beautiful brand in Jewelry: Ellen Beekmans. Materials like semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls and mother of pearl have been carefully incorporated in the sophisticated necklaces, bracelets and earrings. But how to keep them beautiful?
Shop the Look: Valentine gifts
08 February 2012
For some it’s just another hallmark holiday, for others it’s the day to express their love to that special someone and maybe even to their secret crush. What does it really matter anyways. Presents are always welcome and looking beautiful, yes that too!
My Week With Marilyn
23 January 2012
The 25 year-old shy Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from the Oxford University, determined to make his way in the film business and spend a whole week with moviestar Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams).
The VIP Room Craziness
20 January 2012
There was a lot to do and a lot of fuzz in the VIP Room yesterday. Business women from The Boston Consulting Group had a busy filled afternoon planned, the stars of the show were: Stylist Danie Bles and make-up artist Samantha from Rob Peetoom.
19 January 2012
Call it horrible or bizarre, the alligator head bustier with nutria fur panels. They eat away the plants that support the coastal wetlands in South Louisiana.
16 January 2012
Today it is Blue Monday and that means that there are a lot of depressed people around you. Don't act like that and visit our shop! You'll become a happy person again!
12 January 2012
Curious about the Spring/Summer 2012 trends? Sure! But once you’ve read them you’ll want to keep them close by right? Solution: The FashionTrendTracker app by trendstop.com
11 January 2012
Okay, this is gonna sound a little bizarre and perhaps it is. Here it comes: a miniature version of a handbag to use for, yup that’s right, your cookie.
Alaïa @ Groninger Museum
10 January 2012
Who doesn’t know world famous Azzedine Alaïa? The Tunisian born farmer’s son was inspired by his twin sister from an early age on and developed true love for couture.
09 January 2012
The first week of 2012 has ended. We're back on earth and made a lot of new years resolutions. Tomorrow I’ll stop smoking. Next Monday I’ll start drinking less. As of today I’ll think start thinking more about myself. Yeah right!
Designers go 3D
04 January 2012
We have to be fashionable at work, at the gym and also at parties. Nothing wrong with it actually. Nowadays we can also watch TV in style. What?
World Class Wine Design
03 January 2012
Wine and fashionlovers, can we have your attention please? The Bag-in-Bag wine Vernissage is a unique concept. Behind the success are Sofia Blomberg and Takis Soldatos.
Walking Class Heroes Memory Game
02 January 2012
Shoe lovers can we have your attention please! Where is the other half of the I-want-this-shoe? One of the primary questions in the new memory game: Walking Class Heroes.
By Florine Duif
29 December 2011
Did you have way too much to eat for Christmas? And want to start 2012 fresh and healthy? The solution is detoxing! Kyra de Vreeze, foodie and yogi proves with her book Daytox this doesn't have to be difficult. By Simone Braaksma