A No-Shame Ethical Fashion Convo

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I have been pursuing an ethical wardrobe with more zeal lately. As the founder of an ethical fashion brand, we didn’t set out to disrupt the fast fashion industry. We just wanted to create jobs for women so they could lead their families out of poverty. […]

November 15, 2021

A No-Shame Ethical Fashion Convo

Empowerment, Style, Trades of Hope

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Tips to Make your Home Boujee on a Budget

Quaintrelle (n.) a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures. Ready to learn my tips on how to make your home boujee on a budget? Having been born to parents from different countries, I have been traveling the world since birth. But as every […]

August 2, 2021

Tips to Make your Home Boujee on a Budget

Beauty, Lifestyle, Style

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Elevate Her Life

You know that around here we are all about elevating your life while reaching your dreams. I pull that theme through when I brainstorm what gifts to give my loved ones. “What is something small they’ll interact with daily and feel like they have their life that much more together?” For the friend, sister, mother, […]

December 2, 2020

2020 holiday gift ideas guide elevate her life elisabeth

Lifestyle, Style

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Dressember: Fight Slavery with My Dress Design

What is Dressember Last year, I participated in Dressember — a global challenge wherein one wears a dress every day in December to raise money to fight human trafficking. Wearing a dress in the dead of winter is a bit odd. Therefore, it’s a brilliant opportunity to remind others that slavery is the highest it’s every been […]

November 26, 2019

Dressember 2019 Dress Designer Elisabeth Huijskens The Elisabeth Trades of Hope

Empowerment, Justice, Style

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Spring Summer Style Inspiration | Vacation Outfits

Someone told me it’s April, but I’m Washington, D.C. and don’t believe them. My fingers are typing away as I sit at my dining room table wearing sweat pants, a pullover, and fluffy socks. (Imagine the Michelin Man with red hair.) Therefore, in a dire need to escape, tomorrow two of my girlfriends and I […]

April 3, 2019


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Dressember: Join Me in Fighting Slavery!

I founded Trades of Hope to create jobs in developing countries and empower women in poverty to have hope and dignity. When women in developing countries have jobs, they are a lot less vulnerable to being trafficked — another reason I LOVE Trades of Hope and our fair trade accessories. This passion has led me […]

November 30, 2018

Trades of Hope founder Elisabeth Huijskens participates in Dressember to raise money to fight human trafficking.

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