Love Notes #8 Series by Lisa Goudsmit & Laila Cohen

We love our fashion. Noted. 

Love Notes is a joined project by fashion writer Lisa Goudsmit and photographer Laila Cohen. The series exists of editorial photographs, created with the help of stylist Anne Mertens, and  – of course – love notes. Those small letters express the deep feelings we have for the objects we shine a light on in the photos. Our favourite jeans for example, the ever-perfect striped top, and the parka that makes us feel like we can make it through the rain. (You can start singing here Mariah) Appreciating the items that surround us were status quo decades ago – as was saving for that one piece you really, really wanted to get for your wardrobe. Nowadays, many consumers seem to have lost the contact with the clothing on their backs. And with the bags on their back, for that matter. We want to rejuvenate that sentiment for our wardrobes, especially for the items we invest in. Enjoy these Love Notes and go ahead, write your wardrobe one as well.

Maison Martin Margiela

Dear Tabi Boots,

Thank you for being so deliciously strange. Whenever I wear you, people stop me in the streets to take a closer look at you. I can’t blame them. I would do the same. Martin Margiela was of course not the first to design boots with a separate toe, the Japanese have been wearing these kinds of shoes for decades, but he was the one who made them popular in the Western World. Mainly with fashion lovers like myself. And yes, people stare. But when you think of it, the design makes perfect sense. Why would we not separate our important big toes from the rest of the foot? They keep us in balance and literally grounded. Hell yes, those toes deserve to stand out! I love the way this shape makes my feet look like a stylish little goat. These Tabi Boots are of a bestial beauty that just can’t be ignored. They are perfect.



“Hell yes,

those toes deserve to stand out! 

Hair & Make-up by Erika Nuijten for Charlotte Tilbury & Shu Uemura @ Angelique Hoorn management

Modelling by Amber @ Max Models

Special thanks to Studio OHK


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