30 July 2010
The last couple of weeks I am thinking of buying myself a new bag. I love my Louis Vuitton Speedy Damier (and those few other bags in my closet) but sometimes it is just time to start looking for a new one, don't you agree?
I read an article in the Vogue Collections UK issue today called 'What's in my bag...?' where they had asked some fashion people to disclose their personal things from their bag. Very interesting, at least, that is what I think, because yes, I like to read what Garance Doré carries around in her red Louis Vuitton by Sofia Coppala bag. So here it is: 1. pink leather Prada wallet 2. a few notebooks - I buy them when I am travelling. I have quite a collection. Usually, I make sure they are recycled paper. And I love the Smythson ones! One problem: I always forget my pencils! Soon I hope to have an iPad in my bag, too. 3. Blackberry 4. Canon eos 5D camera (it's way too heavy) 5. pinky red Chanel lipstick 6. Chanel lip gloss
And for those who are interested in what I carry around in my bag: 1. old black wallet 2. small black leather bag with zip 3. Nokia N96 4. Pentax camera 5. Dior Addict 914 lipstick 6. Ray Ban Cats5000 and of course you will understand that my Canon eos 5ooD does not fit into my Speedy! ;-)
25 July 2010
Today I was at the Modefabriek with friend H, the summer edition of the Amsterdam Trade Show that brings together over more than 600 labels. This edition was divided into six segments with a varied programme of shows, exhibitions, a great miniature golf course (with DJ's!), wonderful catering and entertainment.
I really liked the wood exhibition where artists put together traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. There where a pair of wonderful wooden trainers made by Paul Coudamy for K-Swiss, hand-carved and produced in a limited edition of 25 pairs.
Bookstore Mendo had a nice stand in the Limited segment. Mendo is specialised in creative books and one of their philosophies is that they do not sell books online, because 'you have to leaf through the books'! Well, I do agree with that philosophy! I bought only 2 books, but I could have bought many many more! To get some extra inspiration we visited the Aaiko fashionshow and I must say this young Dutch fashion brand had some nice items in their Spring 2011 collection. It seems like we all will be wearing jumpsuits next year! After the show I had the pleasure to go backstage to meet up with one of my Twitter friends Nathalie. Took some nice photos of the Coup d'État hairdressers while doing the hair of the catwalk models! Thanks Nathalie, it was really nice meeting you in real life! Enjoy the photos which will give a nice impression of a nice sunday afternoon at the Modefabriek.
23 July 2010
Although the Scandinavian brand Rika has got a shop in Amsterdam for 5 years already, I kind of discovered it only just a year ago. Strange and regrettably, because I now wish that I had known about this amazing rock 'n roll mixed with romantic vintage brand much much earlier! Check out the website for their Fall 2010 collection! Well, my fashion wishlist is getting longer and longer....and wow, I love this Liv Bag!
22 July 2010
Meet former fashion journalist Natalie Massenet, the founder of the first online luxury clothing and accessory store Net-a-Porter, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Ten years ago Natalie had this Eureka moment realizing that luxury clothes should be delivered directly to the wearer's door, beautifully packaged in tissue paper and ribbon. Ten years on the site gets between 2.5 and 3 million visitors a month! 'Natalie is so talented,' says Christopher Baily. 'She has an incredible vision and she has built a real brand with a great team!' Happy Birthday Net-a-Porter!
10 July 2010
8 July 2010
4 July 2010
3 July 2010
He is called the grandfather of animal print in high fashion and the master of the sexy dress. Designer Roberto Cavalli is celebrating his 40th anniversary of his fashion house this year. He is not my favorite designer, because in my opinion his collections are always a bit too much. But what is too much? If you ask Cavalli himself there is no such thing. 'For me, fashion means creativity, joy, fun...and seduction of course!' Interview Magazine did a special photoshoot in their June issue with Cavalli pieces only and one of the models was our Dutch Patricia van der Vliet. She rocks in this picture!