BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER

Whenever we travel we like to bring a few good reads along. Not only is it a good way to kill some time (we all know airports can be quite disastrous when it comes to waiting hours). Also, reading helps to escape from reality for a couple of hours and stands for ultimate relaxation. Here's a few of our favorite (sometimes fashion related) picks to read this summer.

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A SHOWER WITH FRANK

When it comes to my skin, I like it to be ridiculously silky soft.

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STYLE TALK WITH ELINOR

Elinor Nystedt, Head of Creative Studio at the marketing department at Weekday, sure knows how to play with volumes, materials and (mostly muted) colors. When I first met her at an event in Amsterdam I was completely mesmerized by her awesome and super cool sense of style (sorry if I stared at you!) and - since we were visiting Stockholm anyway - I had to make sure to get to know all about her wardrobe secrets. If there's one person in the entire world that I would instantly exchange wardrobes with...

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BIOSSANCE

Lately - when I am able to find a bit of spare time - I like to spend it at some at home pampering. Even when it's simple things like taking a bath (something I should definitely do more often!), painting my nails or cutting an inch off my hair (yep, I am back at cutting it myself, let's just say I am really REALLY bad at making appointments). It also helps me to try out new products that - when they are super awesome - change up my daily routine a bit.

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A THANK YOU TO MY HAIR

Have you ever wondered how to make your life just an itsy bit easier?

You may (or may not) know that besides working at afterDRK, I also work as a model. For me shooting days are always fun, but it is also hard work and I am often exhausted when I get home. One of the perks is that I also get a non stop flow of inspiration, energy and information. Especially the information part is really interesting and it is pretty much how I know where to apply a highlighter, what to eat to stay in shape or how to clean my face properly after layers of make up? I basically get to learn a lot of tips and tricks on how to maintain 'picture perfect' and I will be sharing a bunch of them in this new category...picture perfect.

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MODEL PROFILES / KIKI BOREEL

Kiki Boreel (19, Code Management) graduated from high school exactly one year ago and has been modeling full-time ever since. Her highlights so far? A Vogue Netherlands shoot at the beach and the Olympia Le-Tan show during Paris Fashion Week ('I got to drink champagne before the show and had to pretend I was a naughty schoolgirl'). She tells us all about her love for Joey Tribbiani and Sudoku puzzles.

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BEAUTY TALK WITH BRUNA

We met Bruna Rizk, booker at VDM Model Management, while scouting for our model profiles series. Despite the fact that she is still officially an English Language and Culture student, she is one lucky woman to have already found her dream job. Apart form being a booker, she occasionally acts as an emergency make-up artist to help out the younger girls with their make up before going to a casting. Bruna pretty much has her own beauty routine down to perfection, so we couldn’t help ourselves but have a little chat about her favorites.

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AT MONOCRAFFT

A little while ago we took the train to Rotterdam to visit Merrel Westhoff at her metalsmith atelier. Apart from having a pretty well curated Instagram account (which - if I do remember correctly - is how we found out about her in the first place), Merrel is mostly known for her minimalist jewelry label Monocrafft.

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THE LAST CHAPTER

Wooh, this sounds like a really dramatic blog post title now doesn't it? Well, it is definitely not as dramatic as it sounds. It refers to the third and last chapter of Ace & Tate's summer frames (remember the first and second chapter?). This one is all about a clean and minimalistic approach through the use of transparent acetate.

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