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Giles Deacon X Happy Socks

Giles Deacon and Happy Socks released a limited edition ‘weeks worth of socks’ for each 7 days of the week. The seven socks will be presented in a collectable and numbered box; only 1,000 limited edition boxes will be produced. 25% of the price will directly benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation since it is worlds aids day today. Designed by Giles to reflect his sense of humour and penchant for colourful design this will be a must have for the fashion focused sock obsessive.

The Co-lab is limited to Opening Ceremony (New York), Dover Street Market (London), Corso Commo (Milan), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), Colette (Paris) and Blue Blood (Netherlands). There are only 8 boxes available in the Netherlands (Blue Blood store P.C.Hooftstraat), for reservations please e-mail rodney@bluebloodbrand.com.

The box will be available  from tomorrow!


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Malababa’s skull purses & wallets @ our BB stores!

We have told you about  Malababa’s elegant and original fashion accessories before. At the moment we sell their skull purses and wallets at our P.C. Hooftstraat and Cornelis Schuytstraat stores. We at Blue Blood love skulls, and certainly in combination with black leather.

Please let us know what you think!

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Malababa fashion accessories available at Blue Blood

Malababa was created in 1997 as a fashion accessory design and creation project; Ana Carrasco was the driving force behind the concept. In early 2003, building on Malababa’s presence in over thirty points of sales across Spain, Malababa began its foray into the international market. Madrid City is the birthplace of each handmade piece of the collection. Since then and in less than five years of path in the fashion world it has been consolidated as one of the essentials firm of accessories worldwide.

The originality and elegance of its designs, the richness and high quality of its materials, the versatility and personality of its pieces have created the unmistakable Malababa style.

Malababa is now available at Blue Blood, so come to one of our stores and check out the tasteful collection.


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Provocative with a wink to the fashion industry and some of its biggest heroes.

Moving from hectic London to cool but small Amsterdam, graphic designer Zoe Karssen decided to combine het two biggest passions: fashion and graphic design.

Fascinated by the seventies, tattoos, photography, illustration, underground music and art, Zoe has no trouble feeling constantly inspired by her surroundings, friends and colleagues in the fashion industry.

The petite girl with a big personality gets to live out her dream of producing a small number of hand drawn tees. Each one provocative with a wink to the fashion industry and some of its biggest heroes. She created tees for herself and her friends to help carry out their extravagant lifestyles.

The response to Zoe’s tongue and cheek designs are beyond any of her expectations. With some of Holland’s most influential stylists already using some of the samples, Zoe’s passion project seems off to good start.

Each design comes in a limited edition of a 100 pieces.

Every t-shirt is individually numbered by hand.

The latest addition to her range: Paris Can Wait is available at Blue blood stores now.

The t-shirt range  from 59,99 euros



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Espace Ephémère Tuileries

Our fellow Dutchies Viktor & Rolf, showed their collection @ the Paris Fashion Week last week. We’re proud to say that we’re from Amsterdam and part of that might have something to do with V&R. Amsterdam once was only famous for legalized soft drugs and prostitution. But now we’re internationally known for architecture, design and fashion. Don’t you agree with us that V&R did a great job on their SS10 collection…






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The passing of an Icon

In the past few days the news was inescapable… If you had not heard it the night of, then certainly the day after; Legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away.

Apart from being an enormous influence and trendsetter in music even until today’s generation in numerous genres, Michael has also had a great influence in fashion. Iconic trendsetting things he did were the red leather jacket from the ‘Beat it’ video to the white ankle socks, black fedora and black loafers he wore when he moonwalked, a move he became infamous for. Jackson wore the military style jacket and the aviator sunglasses which, two decades later, still hold their influence in the fashion scene. Balmain just released an Jackson-inspired piece during his Spring runway show and samples of the Michael songs are frequently used for runway shows still.

We from Blue Blood just wanted to dedicate a small post to this major fashion icon, and say that despite of the events that occurred later in his lifetime, we do admire and acknowledge his influence.


Rest in Peace.





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Paris, the Boho Chic way Part-2

IMG00098-20090509-1033Now for a little more in-depth info of the 1 of the 2 hotspots we displayed in yesterday’s post.


First of all MERCI, an amazing concept store which is also environment-friendly. How so? MERCI is from the people of Bonpoint, who have created an concept store with luxury product ranging from flowers, to fashion to one-off crafted homewear items and art of which the profits go to charity in Madagascar.


Top brands have dedicated collections especially to MERCI. In the shop you will encounter pieces from, amongst others, Isabel Marant, Jérôme Dreyfuss, Marni, Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Swildens, Christian Tortu, and YSL.


A  good thing seeing that the top brands are all conceding their profit margins to charities in Madagascar. The place in general has a more lifestyle feel to it than a regular shop. The Charity books section, a very New York inspired place where you can rest with a tea or coffee while reading. Books are second hand, in many languages and come from donations. Other things:

  • The Annick Goutal laboratory to create your own fragrance.
  • An old fashion haberdashery shop where you can buy top buttons, ribbons and zippers
  • The flower shop by Christian Tortu


That’s not all folks! We will keep you up to date…



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Six Scents…

In December of 2008 six major fashion designer and six major perfumers collaborated to make a highly exclusive and limited edition serie of scents called the Six Scents: Serie One.66

The collabos are:

Alexandre Herchcovitch ft. Joachim Correll > “Urban Tropicalia”

Bernard Willhelm ft. Lucas Sieuzac > “Wicken 3000”

COSMIC WONDER Light Source ft. Philippe Paparella-Paris > “The Spirit of Wood”

Gareth Pugh ft. Emile Copperman > “Diagonal”

Jeremy Scott ft. Philippe Roques > “Illicit Sex”

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi ft. Mark Buxtun > “Teen Spirit”

The Scents are all limited edition of 2000 per scent, all custom packed and numbered. A precentage of the income raised by the sales will go to the DAA (Designers Against AIDS) for the the International AIDS Awareness Education Center in Antwerp, Belgium.

Here in the Netherlands Six Scents are also sold, exclusively by 290 SQM in Amsterdam. Check out their website at 290 SQM .

The scents have been spotted/sniffed amongst several Blue Blood colleagues. And they, and we love the smell….

Also the website for more info on Six Scents > Click here !


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Looks and people.

Some of you might already know this site, as it is being by many for style and design inspiration.

Bloggers from all over the world selected to have their styles posted on LookBook.nu . If you are even slightly interesting looks-wise and not super generic, they will definitely add you to their list of looks and hypes. Your personal lookbook updates when you post a new style on your blog. And daily you can see and follow fellow bloggers.

Question is though: why haven’t I not yet received an invitation? Just kidding, although we will be posting more pics of styles that we come across in daily life.

Just give a sneak of a lookbook-er of whom we found an interesting pic post:


(this picture belongs not to us, it was taken from : http://lookbook.nu/look/60459-Ragazzo-di-Olandese)

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Pete Philly in the house.

“Happy as a kid in a candy store”  is what Pete said when he got a preview of the new Blue Blood Collection. Pete could unfortunately not join us for our show. He was performing in Rotterdam together with amongst others one of our other heroes; Alain Clark.

Therefor we invited both guys into the showroom for a sneak peek…

Here’s some Pete!




 Pete of course tried some stuff on and tested the gear to see whether it was Pete Philly stage proof. If you ever saw him perform live you know what I mean. If not… Shame on you and my advice; go check out a live show near you.


Thanx for your visit Pete! And we’ll catch up in Capetown!







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