dinsdag 21 december 2010

woensdag 24 november 2010


EXHIBITION: 27-28 NOVEMBER 2010 (HRS: 12.00-1700)

dinsdag 23 november 2010

Watch this!

The new Orange Babies website is online now.
Read all about the Orange Babies projects in South Africa, Namibia and Zambia.
Find out how to support.
Enjoy beautiful pictures, and beautiful stories.
And shop till you drop!

maandag 22 november 2010

The Little Black Dress

To help celebrate the Amsterdam Fashion Week homage to the International Year of Biodiversity, one of our models Eke Bon teamed up with some friends to launch The Little Black Dress-Amsterdam (LBD:AMS) at the free VitaVerto Green Block Party.

The Little Black Dress is NOT A DRESS; It's a canvas. Join NYC's Uniform Project and let your creativity shape your wardrobe based on one dress only!

LBD:AMS shows women how a simple LBD, the staple of most wardrobes, doesn't have to be part of the churn-and-burn collective fashion conscience. The team will be creating a venue for girls to get styled in the LBD dress with amazing finds from local vintage boutiques and fashionistas. A digital station will be on hand to take images and post them live to the event's Facebook/Twitter page. The final result will be an animation of all the looks, which will be shared with fans and bloggers worldwide.

The Amsterdam Fashion Week 2010 VitaVerto Green Block Party
is on Saturday, 27 November from 1 - 6 pm on the Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam.

dinsdag 9 november 2010

Wereld Aids Dag

Op woensdag 1 december is het Wereld Aids Dag.
House of Orange Hair, Make-up & Styling schenkt van alle boekingen op die dag de 20 % agency fee aan Orange Babies.

vrijdag 15 oktober 2010

Stylish Little Family

Onze eigen Annelie Bruijn met haar gezin in Mama Magazine van november. Sweet!

maandag 11 oktober 2010

Frederik Heyman - A Full Stomach

De Brakke Grond presenteert nieuw werk van onze Antwerpse (mode)fotograaf Frederik Heyman. Heyman bouwt detailrijke tableaus en gebruikt ze eenmalig voor een fotografische illustratie. Daarnaast toont hij met videobeelden en tekeningen de andere kant, hoe de opbouw tot het eindresultaat evolueert. Abstractie, humor en gedetailleerde beeldtaal zijn steeds aanwezig en ook de buitenwereld piept vaak om het hoekje.

Te zien t/m 7 november 2010 in De Brakke Grond.

woensdag 6 oktober 2010

Beetje gek?

Caroline Fuchs staat gestyled door prachtige dochter Sammy in de Elle. We kunnen wel zeggen: De appel valt niet ver van de boom!

dinsdag 5 oktober 2010

Backstage @ Stella McCartney

Hester and Siko were spotted by the camera's backstage at
Stella McCartney's show.

maandag 4 oktober 2010


Backstage at the Celine S/S 2011 fashion show in Paris, our makeup artist Pernell Kusmus bumped into hair hero Christiaan Houtenbos.

donderdag 30 september 2010


We are a bit late. Prada showed last week, but what an inspiration.
We love Prada!

woensdag 29 september 2010

Equiline is a Star!

Onze eigen Equiline van Dooren was al model èn styliste, maar sinds kort ook MOVIESTAR!
Afgelopen zondag ging de film Villa Josephine in première tijdens het dertigste Nederlandse Film Festival in Utrecht. De film is gemaakt door Vincent van den WIjngaard, die tot voor kort vooral bekendheid genoot als fotograaf.
In de korte film ‘Villa Josephine’ van Vincent van de Wijngaard keert Levi (Derek de Lint) terug naar het huis van zijn grootouders waar hij opgroeide. Veel is onveranderd gebleven - hij wordt herinnerd aan gebeurtenissen uit het verleden - in het bijzonder aan de verdwijning van zijn geliefde Equiline (Equiline van Dooren). Het verhaal wordt verteld in een aantal flash-backs waarin we de jonge Levi (Mick de Lint, Sam Goudsblom,) en de jonge Equiline (Aglaia Grommers, Equiline van Dooren) zien in verschillende fases van hun leven.

dinsdag 28 september 2010

De opbrengst

Het eindbedrag van onze Dam tot Damloop voor Orange Babies is
€ 2343,40. Met heel veel dank aan al onze supporters en sponsoren!

donderdag 23 september 2010

Organice your life

A new magazine: Organice Your Life by Lonneke Engel

Photography: Alique
Hair & Makeup: Irena Ruben
Movie: Tijl dhe Nije

maandag 20 september 2010

Run for Orange Babies

We waren dan niet zo snel als de winnaars John Mwangangi (45.26) en Hilda Kibet (51.30), maar ook wij voelen ons winnaars na het halen van de eindstreep in Zaandam na de Dam tot Damloop gisteren. Onze run voor Orange Babies was een succes, in sportief opzicht, maar ook in financieel opzicht. Volgende week kunnen we het eindbedrag bekendmaken op deze blog. We bedanken alle sponsoren voor hun steun aan Orange Babies, alle lieve vrienden voor hun morele support èn natuurlijk onze trainers Bing en Jos van Run4Fun voor de geweldige voorbereiding.

woensdag 15 september 2010

Nicole goes Adidas

This Autumn/Winter one of our models, Nicole Hofman, enters the world of Adidas SLVR. She appears in the seasonal communication campaign together with two famous faces: Brazilian football star Kaká and Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchová. WATCH THIS!

maandag 13 september 2010

Adrian Kuipers

Een mooi artikel afgelopen zaterdag in de Stentor afgelopen zaterdag over onze 'eigen' fotograaf Adrian Kuipers. Zijn bevindingen naar aanleiding van de trip naar de projecten van Orange Babies in Namibië en een deel van zijn prachtige foto's. Wij zijn trots op je, Adrian!

maandag 6 september 2010

Lopen voor Orange Babies

Een aantal collega's van House of Orange èn aanverwanten lopen op 19 september aanstaande de Dam tot Dam Loop, 10 Engelse Mijl (ruim 16 kilometer!) van Amsterdam naar Zaandam. Wij lopen om geld in te zamelen voor één van de projecten van Orange Babies in Afrika en zijn dus op zoek naar sponsoren. Door ons te supporten met een bijdrage, helpen we met elkaar zwangere vrouwen met HIV en hun kinderen.
Je hoeft alleen bijgaand sponsorformulier aan te klikken, uit te printen, in te vullen en per mail (info@houseoforange.nl), fax (020 - 622 43 02) of post (House of Orange, Herengracht 39, 1015 BB Amsterdam) te retourneren. Dit formulier is een éénmalige machtiging.
Heel veel dank voor je belangstelling!
Voor meer informatie over Orange Babies, volg deze LINK.

donderdag 2 september 2010


We are so proud of the inspiring ambition of our photographer Annemarieke van Drimmelen and stylist Annelie Bruijn. Together with art director Barnaby Irish they created a whole new fanzine called Circular. The first issue called Lunatheque was launched in Paris this week, and for sale at Ofr Bookshop in the city of fashion.
Lunatheque has an arts and craft feeling to it, is partly hand made and hand stamped. At this point there's only 250 numbered copies available. We're already looking forward to the next issue(s)!

woensdag 1 september 2010

Retrospective: Hope!

Back in The Netherlands my head spins with all experiences of our week in Namibia, all stories, all emotions, all songs and dancing, all sorrow, all joy, all problems, all solutions, all these beautiful children and the fantastic people we met. I feel the urge to end this story with a conclusion, which is a difficult task. But going through all pictures, this one stood out for me. Telling me about love, about care, about trust, about hope. And that is what Orange Babies is all about for me, especially now I've seen the projects in Namibia. A lot of work still has to be done, some projects need more attention, or different attention than others. But everywhere we went there was love, care, trust and above all: HOPE!

dinsdag 31 augustus 2010

Day 6: Our Last Day

Our last day in Namibia we spent by visiting Mother's Voice, a home providing lunch for 240 vulnerable children per day. Because of the holidays in this country we have not been able to see the work in progress, but we met the old grandma with the heart so big to take care of so many children. We visited her small house and kitchen in a poor Windhoek neighbourhood where she invites these kids in two large groups every school day. A truly amazing woman!
The afternoon was all about the beautiful country we have been driving around in the last 6 days. We were taken on a game drive and enjoyed nature to the fullest. Especially when our driver Armstrong prepared us drinks for sunset in the middle of the bush and we were accompanied by a rhinoceros family.
At diner we reviewed our week in Namibia with Maritjie and Tania. It was a very special week, we ended it with a very special diner all together. We love to thank all beautiful children, mothers and their care takers we met over the last few days. We learned so much and you opened our hearts. Many many thanks!

Day 5: A Fun Day

A good day for fun is Sunday! We took all 80 children from Hope Village to a Hodygos, a big campground an hour drive from Windhoek. We all had time to play, relax, enjoy ourselves and one another, which was exactly what we did. Together of course with a lot of hugging and cuddling. For these children this is a rare experience, to go out in a big bus, play games all morning, hava a braai for lunch and a swim in the afternoon. It costs about a thousand euros to take 80 kids out for a fun day, which is only € 12,50 per child. So if you have any money left to spend, you can always send out some kids for A Fun Day, like Orange Babies did for these kids today.

zaterdag 28 augustus 2010

Day 4: A Cheerful Day

Today we visited Hope Village, a fantastic accommodation for orphans and vulnarable children, run by the even more fantastic Mariki, Tania and their staff. After the tough and heavy emotions of the day before, we were happy to fall into this pool of love, cheerfulness and structure. The children behaved so good, they came up to us, embraced us, ask questions, they were so loving and polite, they are full of life, willing and trying to make the best of it. Altough all of them have a bad history, they are in a good place now. We are so proud of Mariki and Orange Babies to have reached this at Hope Village.
Today our fashion show was planned. So we laid out all the clothes in the boys house, dressed the ± 50 childeren one by one and styled their new outfits. Our top makeup artist John Kattenberg provided the girls with makeup tips and spray painted the boys faces beautifully. Every fashion show has a challenge. Our Hope Village show's challenge turned out to be the sound system. At every fashion show the challenge gets mastered, also this one. We had our fashion show with 50 models, 5 dancers and loud music turned into a great party! It was a beautiful day, a lovely day, we felt so much at home at Hope Village. We thank all the gorgeous models and the staff for having fun with us today.

vrijdag 27 augustus 2010

Day 3: An Emotional Day

This morning we headed for Okahandja in order to visit the Hope for Mothers project overthere, do two home visits and see Ileni Tulikwafeni, where orphans and vulnerable children get fed, measured and weighed. This day turned out to become quite an emotional experience.

A warm welcome, what the Namibian people stand out in, waited us at the Mothers for Hope project, which involved beautifully dressed ladies, singing and even presents. We met Daisy who manages the projects and who showed us around Okahandja afterwards.

Daisy introduced us to the little baby Ndayilikana and her mother at the first home visit. The 15 year old mother was raped by her stepfather, fall pregnant and got infected with HIV. Thanks to the programme Ndayilikana, tiny and sick when she joined in May 2010, got admitted to the hospital, grew and het condition is satisfactory. She lives with her mother and grandmother and 4 other kids in a shack in squatter camp. The grandmother is taking care of them, altough she in unemployed, selling liquor and meat. Stepfather is in jail and luckily Ndayilikana's mother went back to school.

Our second home visit was broken off immediately after getting in the shack. The family (baby Nstene, her mother and grandmother) had been attacked overnight. We found a very old an sick woman on the floor who was not able to tell us what had happened. The rest of the family seemed to have gone to the police station. Daisy sent for help for the sick lady. Unfortunately we don't have any information about the recent conditions.

Next (still shocked about what we just saw) we went to see the ± 500 children at Ileni Tulikwafeni. It is far beyond imagination to see so much poorness in quanitity as well as quality together. Of course our visit started with singing and dancing. Immediately some of the kids curled up to us, hungry for physical contact. We witnessed how they all get their daily lunch: washing hands first, small kids first, older ones at last. After lunch we painted their faces, a few seconds of attention per child, which is nothing, but seems everything at the same time. We handed out fruits and candy, an enormous treat for them. We left them fed with happily painted faces, but poor, dirty and unhealthy. A lot of help is needed at Ileni Tulikwafeni.