MLM Label in Naples

Italy is one of the places I’ve been craving to explore the last couple of years. I imagined myself strolling around romantic Italian streets…

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Do Cruel Movies Poison Our Brains?

I keep having those cruel nightmares lately. Last night, my brother was shot while standing next to me. In his head, twice. Another night,…

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She Hungers to Espace Again…

And she hungers to escape again… I have an unbearable lust to leave. To leave the country I’m born in. The “fear of getting…

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Empowerment #FORCEISFEMALE with Nike Air Force

Nike is running a campaign “Force is Female” as a declaration of power. Empowerment is a state of mind, according to them. It’s a…

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PepeJeans in Marrakech

I just got back from Marrakech and I’m still reminiscing from the beautiful days I had by looking at the photos we shot there. The…

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From Hating Coriander to Loving Coriander

I remember the moment I was introduced to coriander really well. It was about eight years ago when I was still working on the…

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Vintage Treasure Fights Poverty in Bali

My Bali besties Domino and Patricia and I are wearing Vintage Treasure (VT) to be part of “the generous generation”. Our lifestyle encourages us to put…

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People’s Level of Annoyance on Instagram is Lifting

Our online reputation seems to go hand in hand with our offline status. A number of followers on social media gained a significance in our…

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Motel Rocks Top in Antibes

 Being in the Provence makes me have nostalgic feelings all the time. I used to spend every summer in the South of France as…

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Bellerose Leopard Raincoat

I’m not addicted to bags, not to sunglasses, not necessarily to shoes (okay just a little). I’m obsessed with coats and jackets. I style my outfits depending on the coat that I want to wear. […]

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James Smith Slides

I always pass this cute little village Muiden when I drive my scooter from Amsterdam to my parents. It’s my favorite few minutes of the hour bike ride. It feels like everyone is enjoying their […]

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When an Unfortunate Situation Turns Out to be Pretty Fortunate

I was sort of settling down in Bali those months before my bike accident. I worked on my home’s interior, bought a retro Honda bike and I was trying to find ways to get a […]

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Wakasailing with Cabana Cartel

I would love to share an amazing day I had with Cabana Cartel in Bali this year. I was asked to shoot their new range on a catamaran by Wakasailing. I have such good memories of […]

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Are The Decisions we Make Really That Determinative?!

Making choices is scary. From deciding on a job to a taste of potato chips in a supermarket. Somehow we think it’s so important to make the right choice and we fear the disadvantages of […]

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Bellerose Oversized Blazer

I drove down to Bloemendaal with my best friend last weekend. It was a sweet reminder of how much I actually love the Dutch coast. It feels utmostly relaxed without being boring. If you’ve been […]

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Catarina Martins Boots

I was wearing this outfit one of the days in Copenhagen. The patent leather skirt is by Gestuz, the coolest Scandinavian brand in my eyes. And uhh, patent leather… I guess I don’t even have […]

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Roadtrip to Copenhagen And Stay at Hotel Kong Arthur

I did a little roadtrip to Copenhagen this weekend. Although I must be honest here.. my friend drove all the way (merci beaucoup Geerke!). Because of my leg, I’m not really allowed to drive yet. But I […]

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Roadtrip to Copenhagen And Stay at Hotel Arthur King

I did a little roadtrip to Copenhagen this weekend. Although I must be honest here.. my friend drove all the way (merci beaucoup Geerke!). Because of my leg, I’m not really allowed to drive yet. But I […]

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Traditional Chinese Jacket

Summer in the city, big time! The weather has been insanely good in Amsterdam. I LOVE hot weather, it feels so comfortable to my body and mind. What is your favorite weather? I was wearing […]

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Loavies Checkered Skirt

  I’m slowly doing more, step by step. I never knew recovering for knee/leg/foot problems is so time-consuming. I’m kinda losing my patience, but I got a solution for that: just start doing more stuff! […]

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My Bike Accident: Predicted by Intuition or Manifested by a Mindset

When I was writing about intuition in the post about my accident, I secretly considered the possibility of having manifested the accident that night myself by having a certain (negative) mindset. I didn’t have an…

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Blog Relaunch + Rosefield Giveaway

I might be the last person on earth who’s still blogging with enthusiasm (tell me if you are). The less blogging is hip, the more I actually do blog. This is Sophia who likes to rebel…

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Rehabilitate in Style

Rehabilitating from a broken leg and surgery means staying in a lot. Although I try to get out once a day, I’m quite tied up at home. I’m used to be home a lot (my office…

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Changing Environments with Sk-II

I recently saw a campaign of SK-II with Chiara Ferragni hiking Californian mountains. I’m always super impressed by Chiara’s success and I have such a soft spot for dry natures, so the campaign video caught…

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Bellerose Trousers

Being back in the Netherlands for a knee surgery, I decided to stay the entire summer here and do some little trips within Europe (as far as my knee will let me). A few days…

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Bringing Back Authenticity Into The World of Social Media

How real is the life that we show on social media? It’s a discussion that recurs all the time, both in media and in my personal life. People seem to be annoyed by how things…

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My Honda Supercup Bendi

Bendi and I are starting to get along. At least, that’s what I intend to believe. I love driving Bendi, but it has been going back and forth to the

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Loavies Skirt

I’ve been quite busy since last week: doing several photoshoots for Cabana Cartel, moving apartment, fixing up my Honda and other work related things. I actually don’t like to be

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Pinstripe Overlap Blazer

Yesterday, me and Gabrielle went for a Frappé to 9/11 Cafe & Concept Store. It’s such a cool place in Denpasar, but not too far from my home. You will

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Strap Flatform Sandals

I’m trying out a different way of instagram posting. I want it to be more like a diary. Showing the places I visit, what I do on a random day,

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Faux Fur Slides

I’m trying out a different way of instagram posting. I want it to be more like a diary. Showing the places I visit, what I do on a random day,

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Sunset Drinks in Bali

Sunset drinks from my home in Bali with Southern Comfort. SHOP MY LOOK

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Inspo For a Typical Week in Bali

This is pretty much summing up this week. Dream, work, inspiration, and… A typical week in Bali. sources: luv aj, fashion me now, cyos by rachel, they all hate us,

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River Island Studded Skirt

“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind- pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego

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INK Hotel Amsterdam Review

On holidays at home. How is that possible? Well, I’m not really sure what to consider more as home nowadays: Bali or the Netherlands. Not that it matters, it comes

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Fear of Getting Too Much

Whilst sitting in front of the TV with my family, my mom complains about the amount of programs and documentaries she still has to watch. She explains that she doesn’t

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Oversized Suede Coat

“Truly powerful woman don’t explain why they want respect. They simply don’t engage those who don’t give it to them” Zara patent leather pants Bijenkorf oversized suede coat ASOS knitted

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Arwana Estate Villa

Just some random shots of Dominique (owner of Fashionbook) at one of the gorgeous Arwana Estate villas in Umalas. #taoofsophiaphotography

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Patent Leather Pants

Being home in the Netherlands for two weeks, I’m catching up with friends and family. A little getaway from Bali to refresh myself with some new energy. Amsterdam’s cold winter

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My Favorite Places in The World

“I wish I could be at all of my favorite places in the world at the same time” #taoofsophiaphilosophy PIN IT: Scotch and Soda jacket H&M sweater and skirt Raw

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“I wish I could be at all of my favorite places in the world at the same time” #taoofsophiaphilosophy Scotch and Soda jacket H&M sweater and skirt Raw Individuals earrings

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Spice up Your Minimal Interior Whilst Keeping it Simple

Who has been visiting Tao of Sophia the last years, knows that my style was more minimal before. My home in Amsterdam used to be entirely monochrome. I used to be

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Travel Memories of Last Years

With a miserable hangover, I found out my macbook’s hard drive was failing last Saturday. People warned me I could have lost all my data. Funnily enough, freaking Time Machine warned

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Noble Leather Wallet Case

When it comes to stuff I use for my business, I usually like it to be simple and practical. Just what the product is invented for – I don’t need any fancy

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Style Inspiration for 2017

A happy new year you all! A bit of style inspiration for the new year. x
sources: asos, the locals, luv aj, elle, madewell, emilisindlev, NA-DK, the sartorialist, parfemme, pinterest
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Pitch me Some Topics and Questions

I feel like writing, but I’m stuck. I don’t know what to write about. That’s why I ask you to pitch me some suggestions, ideas or questions. What topics do

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Hunger 9.0

A bit of style inspiration for the rest of the week! x

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Matilda Djerf for Burrows & Co

#taoofsophiaphotography I recently shot Matilda Djerf for the new collection of Burrows & Co at Villa Phoenix in Canggu. Burrows & Co swimwear Matilda Djerf model Photography yours truly

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Chandra Bali Luxury Villas Review

I stayed at Chandra Bali Villas with my little brother this week. We had such a blast: a few relaxing and creative days in the middle of Seminyak. Having our

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Stay Rad Embroidered Tee

“come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned” Peter Pan Found this cute “stay rad” embroidered tee at Bali Boat Shed in Seminyak. They just launched their web

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Love Deeply

“If you love deeply, you are going to get hurt deeply. But it’s still worth it – I promise” – wildfiresss #taoofsophiaphotography Model Domino Stalavant (fashionbook) Swimwear Cabana Cartel Photography

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MyClassicStyle by UGG Australia

I was just a young teenager when my mom introduced me to the UGG boots. I remember I was instantly in love with the idea: a simple, suede boot, filled

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Isla Bay by Wolfcub

  I’m always happy as f*ck when a new editorial by Brydie Mack is released. I would put my other work aside, take a moment for myself and scroll through

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Latest Interior and Outdoor Design Inspiration

I got us some coffee and interior inspiration to get us through a busy week! x sources: faithfull the brand, homedesignideas.eu, oldmansea.tumblr.com, remodelista, stolen inspiration, eastcoastpearl.tumblr.com, cabana cartel, mansion homes,

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My Ultimate Autumn Wardrobe | part 2

My imaginary autumn wardrobe to be continued.. (see part 1 here) SHOP MY AUTUMN WARDROBE photo sources: polder.fr, Neelam Johal, StyleCaster, Duchessdior, Emfashionfiles, British Vogue, Maja Wyh, Olsen Daily

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New Beginnings is my Addiction

I’ve been moving places for almost two years now. Going back and forward from here to there. Being bored easily makes me wanna jump from place to place, but let

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Rule Your Mind

“Rule your mind or it will rule you” Buddha Photography Dena Keli Palma Australia jumpsuit Havaianas flipflops

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Hunger 8.0

  Whilst traveling all the tropical Thai islands, I secretly start craving the city life more and more. I want to wear the most inappropriate fabric for the island life; leather.

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My Box for Meeki Now Available

I recently created a special edition nail polish set with Meeki and the ‘Tao of Sophia‘ box is now available! It includes two of my favorite polish colors; a white one

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Tao of Sophia for Cabana Cartel

Model Alix Del
Swimwear Cabana Cartel
Photography Tao of Sophia
Photos I recently shot for Cabana Cartel. Web shop is live now, designed by yours truly! xx
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The ‘Tao of Sophia’ Meeki Box

Remember I gave you guys a sneak peak of the new nail polish brand Meeki a few weeks ago? I’m selecting my favorite Meeki colors for a personalized ‘Tao of Sophia’

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70s Beach Life

 
model Domino Stalvant
photography Sophia Molen
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Why I Love the Dutch Coast

I’m back in Bali since two days now, but I look back with joy at the two months I spent in the Netherlands. I visited the Dutch coast several times

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Minds Change Like The Weather

“Minds change like the weather. I hope you’ll remember today is never too late to be brand new” NUBIKK boots Zara dress and jacket Harper & Brooks watch

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Why I am Focussed on The Law of Attraction

The idea behind the Law of Attraction (LoA) is probably must known from “The Secret”. Their approach is super commercial, which takes away reliability in my eyes. By creating such

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Chelton Hotel in Brussels

I stayed in Chelton Hotel in Brussels last weekend. I actually planned several trips in Europe for those two months that I’m here, but due to circumstances, I wasn’t able to travel

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Sweaty Betty Clothing

“By the powerful Universal Law of Attraction, you draw to you the essence of whatever you are predominantly thinking about. So if you are predominantly thinking about the things that

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Cabana Cartel

I shot these photos for Cabana Cartel back in Bali several weeks ago. Cabana Cartel is a new swimwear brand launching mid September, founded by my Aussie friend Rachel Rodrigues.

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Meeki Beautylab Sneak Peak

Meeki recently contacted me about their new nail polish brand and explained their unique concept to me. Normally, beauty isn’t really my focus when it comes to blogging, but there

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Blauw Amsterdam by Scotch & Soda

Amsterdam Blauw is the new denim label of Scotch & Soda. They invited me to visit their store in “the Pijp” to pick out my favorite pieces from the new

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