CINDY VAN DER HEYDEN, THE OWNER OF COTTDS.COM, is a 30-something year old mom who lives in the netherlands. on her blog you will find everything about her personal style, her wardrobe and what inspires her

she is obsessed with black, leather, designer shoes, and messy hair and that is exactly what you will find on this blog. hope you will like it on the dark side!

follow Cindy also on twitter, facebook and instagram

or send an email to info@cottds.com

35 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sep 29 2011

    Love ur new blogg:)

    love the look!!!

  2. Sep 30 2011

    Je hebt een geweldige smaak voor mode! Ik ben zelf ook gek op zwart en leer en smokey eyes. <3

  3. Sep 30 2011

    Adore your sense of style. Curious to know if your blog name is a Star Wars reference or what. Either way, it is very unique and I’m going to enjoy seeing more posts from this blog as I am a recent follower.
    But wow, is this layout confusing
    Aesthetic Solar Falcon

  4. anny
    Oct 5 2011

    great new page design:)

  5. Oct 27 2011

    I love your style. I’m now a follower!

  6. Dec 10 2011

    Nothing better than a smoky eye and messy hair!

  7. Dec 12 2011

    Love the blog. I LOVVEE Black. The Dark side is looking niceeee. ;)

    ps…(wheres my candy)


  8. Dec 17 2011

    ~love the new blog look!

  9. The River
    Feb 6 2012

    Love the blog Cindy. You rock

  10. Mar 2 2012

    Hey Doll thank you so much for your inspiring blogging.

    There for I handed you the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!


    XoXo Sayenne

  11. Nancy
    Mar 19 2012

    Is er geen zoekmogelijkheid op je blog?

  12. Apr 7 2012

    Loove your blog ;)

  13. May 9 2012

    Ik ben net je blog tegen gekomen, echt superleuk.

  14. Jul 5 2012

    Hey Cindy,
    I’m totally with you on the black thing – I have my own brand and can’t seem to design in any other colours!
    I love the look of your blog – fits very well with my brand. If you’d like any clothes to feature, just drop me a line!

  15. Jul 10 2012

    Obsessed with your style! Such an inspiration for my new blog!



  16. Sanne von Meijenfeldt
    Oct 8 2012

    Hoi Cindy,

    Mag ik vragen welke camera je gebruikt ?

  17. Oct 19 2012

    Mweh, messy hair is hot. Snap niet dat ik je nu pas ontdekt heb, maar blij toe.


  18. Jan 3 2013

    Love your blog as well as your personal style. will be a frequent visitor here! XOXO


  19. Jan 29 2013

    I was sold after ‘Black, leather…’ :) Love your style and the layout of your blog !XXo, you just won a new follower ;)

    XO, Kat


  20. Feb 5 2013

    You have great style, I’m so happy I found your blog! I will definitely be following from now on :)



  21. Hey Cindy, gaaf dat je een concept hebt voor je blog ‘dark side’. Iets wat gemakkelijk vast te houden is voor jezelf en duidelijk is voor je volgers;)

    Jouw stijl bevalt mij zeker. Je hebt een gaaf blog. Ik hou je in de gaten.


  22. Feb 18 2013

    Hey there! LOVE your style! If you ever might be interested in wearing a self-made outfit made by us, please contact us (ofcourse for free) We would be very honoured:)

  23. Apr 9 2013

    Wow, ziet er goed uit! Kan ik nog wel wat van leren. Ben nog niet zo lang bezig dus tips van iemand als jou zijn welkom.

    M’nuel xx

  24. Apr 30 2013

    Love your dark look and the title of your blog! genious!
    I started following you recently, it would be great if you returned the favour!

  25. karin
    Jun 19 2013

    We hope you put some more photo’s from the white Alexander Wang’s heels on your site. Thanks and have a lot of fun with your site.

  26. Feb 5 2014

    I love your blog! I’m hooked!

  27. April
    May 7 2014

    love your style!

  28. Tina Tran
    May 23 2014

    Hi Cindy,

    I’ve tryed contacting you by email – but it seems like the email you’ve written above does not work?

    Anyways, will you please contact me on tina@fiveunits.dk – it regarding a collab.

    Best Regard,
    Tina Tran

    PR & Marketing Manager at FIVEUNITS

  29. May 23 2014

    Your Blog is one of the reason of me to write my own blog! I love fashion and it is so good that others do as well! Many thanks for so many inspirations and beautiful looks!

  30. Lea
    Aug 12 2014

    Hi Cindy,
    i absolutely love your beautiful style and blog! Perfect!!!
    I love it to make photos with my Camera and my iphone. Your photos look so great. Which photo editing program do you use on your handy?
    You are so lovely to let me know it? :))

    • Aug 12 2014

      Hi Lea, thanks you so much for reading my blog! :) For my iPhone photos I use the app Afterlight and for my photos on my blog I use Snapseed (which is also an app you can download on your iPhone – which I also sometimes use for my Instagram photos). The version for the computer is a bit different than the one you will download on your phone, though. But it’s a super easy photo edit program to use for both phone and computer! Good luck! X

  31. LINDA.
    Nov 17 2014

    Hoi Cindy,
    kun je mij alsjeblieft mailen? We hebben een interview aanvraag voor je vanuit de LINDA,
    ik hoop van je te horen, groetjes Ymke

  32. Jan 6 2015

    Hi Cindy,

    Ik volg je al een tijdje op instagram en love your shots!!! Maar je website is ook echt super mooi! I’m hooked en dat terwijl ik niet eens een black-lover ben:)!


    Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

  33. Sep 11 2016

    Hi there,

    Just happy to find someone else who loves the all in black look as much as I do. It’s my first visit on your blog and I love your style. I decided to focus on black because it’s timeless, elegant, simple, and minimalistic. As a minimalist this is quite important to me. It would be a pleasure to get your visit on my blog. I’ve already signed up for your newsletter :-)

    All black and all the best,


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