Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Ps. the lace up ones on the bottom left are sold out so if anyone is selling them in a uk size 6 (39) let me know :) Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Jimmy Choo for H&M is a collaboration I'm really excited about. These items are my faves and they're so versatile! I'm imagining loads of possible outfits. (For example this jumpsuit + grey ankle booties and a black blazer + statement necklace) Quite a mission to decide what to get my hands on!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
pieces jeans leggings - zara sequin blazer - h&m ankle boots - zara white tee - zara suede chain bag
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Often I get the question what the go-to places are when visiting Amsterdam. So I decided it was time to write it down. This is the first part, focussing on places for food and drinks.
De Espresso fabriek - Westerpark (Meterhuis)
If you ever wake up, feeling like you need to get away from coffee shops and tourists, this is the perfect place. A 10 minute bike ride from Central Station you’ll find the Wester park that brings you a totally different atmosphere. In old gas factory buildings there are café’s, a bakery, a club and a tiny place that makes delicious coffee’s and more: De Espresso fabriek (Espresso factory).
Stout - Haarlemmerdijk 73
Stout (literal meaning: Naughty) is great for having drinks / lunch / dinner in a trendy but still cosy environment. Tiny tables, a nice card and a good vibe. Especially great with sunny weather, as you can sit outside too. The Haarlemmerdijk is near to the Central Station (it's on the left side). Definitely check this street out, it has great boutiques too.
Toscanini - Lindengracht 75
The best Italian food in Amsterdam might just be served here. Pasta’s go for about 14 euro’s, other dishes come for about 20. Not thé most trendy place around, but really good food!
The Movies – Haarlemmerdijk 161
The oldest cinema in Amsterdam, dating back to 1912, is still open for business! You’ll also find this on the Haarlemmerdijk. It’s a tiny building, the line up board still has light bulbs around it and there’s a restaurant attached. Buy a ticket + dinner combo for a relaxing evening.
Burgermeester - Albert Cuypstraat 48
This place has really upgraded the hamburger, offering unique combinations with their veal or lamb. Add grilled vegetables, their secret mayonnaise, chorizo, jalapenos or pesto. (Just to name a few options) Vegetarians can enjoy this experience as well, with a risotto or goat cheese burger. Check out the mini burgers too!
WLVNSTRT - Wolvenstraat 23
The Negen straatjes (Nine streets) is a really cozy area. Three long streets, divided in to 9 streets by bridges, packed with boutiques and great lunch / dinner spots. WLVNSTRT is one of them. A really nice place to sit down and have a drink. Just look for the big window, as it doesn't have a name anywhere.
Arc - Reguliersdwarsstraat
The gay hub of Amsterdam is the Reguliersdwarsstraat. And it has a great cocktail bar. Of course it’s open for everyone, so there are many trendy people there. Dress up for this night out! On Wednesdays, all cocktails cost 6 euro’s.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
- Opening 10 sept. 09 on the Cornelis Schuytstraat 36 -
And Fashion Jinx did an item on jeans, that I'm in. Don't we all love that classic item!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Let me tell you about the downside of living in a country where you move by bike. It's not all that wardrobe friendly! I was in the middle of the most terrible rain, so my leather jacket is still hanging out to dry. I wore this today but with my new ankle booties. The h&m pink label leggings in the first pic are inspired by motor pants and they are so cool & comfy! A big plus in my book.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I’m just starting my 3d year of Communications at the University of Amsterdam. Subjects like internal and external communication (inside companies / towards customers), marketing, PR, commercials, media economics and social psychology are discussed. I really like that it suits my job perspectives so well. On the downside, I would love to see some more ‘practice’ experience and a little less research.
Do you still live at your parents house in A'dam?
No, I live in an apartment with my twin brother, Milan.
What is your favorite clothing item?
Honestly, I can’t say. I love my black blazer because it’s so easy to wear but other favorites are my biker jackets, sequin blazer and printed dress from mango (previous post).
How many pairs of high heels do you have?
What is your favorite food?
I love Asian food, especially with rice or thin noodles. Sushi is also great, and I like pasta as well. As for ‘fast food’ my faves are Subway or Belgian fries!
Do you have a job beside your study?
My dad has a communications bureau (Michels Communicatie) that I’ve been working in ever since I could. It’s very nice to work together and off course a great experience considering the study I do.
Have you always had this specific style, or did you experiment until you "discovered" this own personal style?
I didn´t experiment in extreme ways, I guess my style just evolved slowly. When I was younger I was more afraid of what people might think about my outfits. Probably moving to Amsterdam made a big difference. Now I just buy whatever I like.
How many times do you go shopping?
Once a week I take my time for it. And I have class right in the city centre so I´ll quickly drop by a few stores on that same week when I'm around.
Do you ever find anything nice on sale?
I do, but I have an tendency to buy items because they’re so cheap on sale. Now I try to buy only great items.
What are your interests besides fashion?
I’m taking a second photography course and a photoshop course, because I like photography and to develop myself. And I’m a huge movie fan. I even have an annual card to the Dutch cinema so I go on a very regular base!
How tall are you and what are your measurements?
I’m 1.62 or 1.63 tall. I wouldn’t know my exact body measurements but I’m a size 34 or a size 36, depending on the garment.
What kind of music do you like?
Music that’s always on my iPod: Coldplay, Anouk, Amy Winehouse and Keane. I also really like Lenny Kravitz, James Morrisson, Sade, Erykah Badu. (I´m sure I’m forgetting a few)
Since when are you blogging?
This February, I just checked out my first blog post and it´s about blazers :P
Which camera do you use to take pictures?
A Nikon D 60.
I would like to know what kind of makeup, body care you use and your favorite perfume?
My daily routine with product pictures is described here. Jean Paul Gaultier Classique has been my go-to perfume for years and although I have tried others, this is my number one. My favorite body care is by Nivea or Ariane Inden.
Do you have a pet?
No. I always wanted a dog when I was young but my parents weren’t really in to the idea :P
What is your fave place you have visited so far there in Barcelona and what Spanish words have you learned?
I love the beaches in Barcelona, there is such a relaxed vibe there! The word I remember best is zumo de manzana :P
At the moment I have a lady phone by Samsung. Other than that I’m addicted to my laptop (Acer) and I have an iPod and iPod installation that I use often.
Would you let me do a polaroid of you for my blog?! :)
To make your hair look like this, what do you do or which products do you use?
If I want it to be straight, I just completely comb it straight twice after showering. For more wavy hair, I take my hair like I want to make a ponytail, then twist it and make a bun out of that. Simply leave that in for as long you can. I’ll definitely make a post about that soon! I use shampoo by Gliss Kur (Liquid silk gloss shampoo) and conditioner by Joico (Moisture recovery).