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THE HOLIDAY ISSUE

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Ah, December already, one of my favorite months of the year just because of its instant coziness. Makes me crave for liters of hot chocolate, curling up in front of a fireplace (not mine, I don’t have any), cuddling with whoever I can cuddle, etc. This year it is going to be quite different though. With the weather being all warm which is super weird for me. Ok, time for The Holiday Issue! PS: On other totally random notes, I finally got myself the blunt chop I was going for…kind of (maybe I should even go a little shorter). Whenever I am nowhere near the only hairdresser I trust, I get my hands on a pair of scissors and go for a #selfiecut. It obviously isn’t as professional as they do in the salon, but it will do for now. (Sorry hairdresser. You are going to have to fix whatever I did wrong when I get back to Amsterdam in January.) Knit, Hope; Jeans, Dr Denim; Shoes, Céline; Bag, Céline.

THE HOLIDAY ISSUE

IN BETWEEN WEATHER

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I already showed you what I end up wearing when I do not want to think too much about getting dressed during hot summer days. Now that we are slowly transitioning into cooler weather, this is what I add on top; a giant sweater of which my boyfriend thinks it is only meant for the coldest winter days. I declare this the transitioning uniform. Sweater, Hope; Shorts, vintage Levi’s; Sunglasses, Ray-Ban.

IN BETWEEN WEATHER

ON PACKING

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Packing for short trips can be a true pain in the *ss, but now that I am doing it more frequently, I am starting to get the hang of it. I used to really overpack, but dragging all the luggage around is an even bigger pain in the *ss than packing it – especially when you live on the fourth floor and you don’t have an elevator, I can tell you that. I just packed my bags – just one I promise! – for a two day trip to Sweden to finish the project I was talking about (but not really talking about) in my newsletter. The ‘outfit’ pictured above is something I usually wear in the plane, a simple look that is mostly very comfy. Shoes, Balenciaga; Cap, Gina Tricot; Jeans, Dr Denim; T-Shirt, American Apparel; Watch, Juicy Couture; Sweater, Hope. These are the random, but very necessary things I take with me. I used to keep a list of these things, because I literally always forget something – mostly my business cards – but now that I travel more frequently I have that list printed in the back of my head. Book, Mr Porter Paper Back (hey, can’t give a gift to the boyfriend without reading it myself); Notebook, Smythson; An International Power Adapter; Passport; iPhone; something to eat; Camera, Canon EOS M; Mini Make-Up; Glasses, Mykita; Toothbrush and -Paste; Tonic, Origins; Business Cards; Sunglasses, Bottega Veneta; iPad; Bank- and Creditcards; Headphones. And of course, a decent outfit to wear… Jacket, Maison Martin Margiela; Sleeveless Jacket, Acne; T-Shirt, Zadig et Voltaire; Bag, Kurt Geiger. ps: Do not forget your pj’s, underwear and socks!

ON PACKING

CASUAL COZY

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Excuse me for stepping out in what look like bathroom slippers in these pictures, but they are actually the really cool leather perforated shoes I blogged about yesterday. They do feel like bathroom slippers though, comfy as they are. And comfy is exactly how I want to dress after a month of Fashion Week madness, which usually comes with blisters et all. Coat, COS; Sweater, Hope; Leather Leggings, Samsoe & Samsoe; Sneakers, Vince.

CASUAL COZY

TWO TONED

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Coat, Style by Marina; Sweater, Hope; Jeans, Paige; Shoes, Isabel Marant; Bag, Su-Shi. Pictures by Anna Nooshin.

TWO TONED

MONDAYS

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Sweater, Hope; Trousers, Asos; Shoes, Isabel Marant; Coat, Style by Marina; Hat, Zara.

MONDAYS

UNTAMED AND TANGLED

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Let me tell you a little something more about my hair. Imagine the exact opposite of the perfect blow-dry, an untamed and tangled bunch of an undefinable color – some call it blonde, I want to believe I am a brunette. There was a time I used to really style it every morning, smudge all kinds of products into my roots and smear some extra in the ends to make sure everything stayed in place, just to come to the conclusion that after about 10 seconds on a bicycle in Dutch weather would make it look like I did not even take the effort to brush my hair. After a decent while, I just gave up. Now I just like to put minimal effort into it and sometimes I literally do not even touch a brush. I gave my hairdresser the task to cut it in a way that does not need much work, imagine how much daylight my hairdryer gets on an average weekly basis – zero to none. It saves tons of time in the morning, which means extra minutes for a good breakfast. After all that is the most important thing to start a new day. Better skip the hair than the yoghurt, right? Do not get me wrong, I believe hair can do a lot (read: a lot) for your look, but I like it this way. A little messiness can do no harm and equals that perfect amount of je ne sais quoi.

UNTAMED AND TANGLED

ON WARDROBE STAPLES

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Since it is so hard to find the perfect this and the perfect that, I thought I might share my personal list of favorite wardrobe staples. These are the functional ones that work for me on a regular daily basis. Basic t-shirts. Mine are from the men’s department at COS. Silk shirts, at least one black, one white. Equipment ‘Signature’, what else? Cashmere sweaters. The men’s section (again) at the Belgian brand Essentiel has really good affordable options. Darkgrey skinny jeans (and all kinds of other colored ones). I have tried millions and millions of jeans, but my Dr Denim ‘Snap’ ones are the ultimate – not too skinny, not too loose – they are perfect. I just recently found out the ones from Maison Scotch work pretty well on me too. Boyfriend jeans, one pair of them. I personally love the Acne ‘Pop’ in one size too large (though they sell out pretty quickly) and I have a very nice one from Diesel. Classic black pumps, the most unreal pointed toe pair you have ever laid eyes on. I am currently saving up for Prada, since Louboutin Pigalle is way too uncomfortable and maybe a bit too obvious for me. Go for a >10cm heel and the perfect amount of toe cleavage. Oversized wool coat in camel or grey. Stella McCartney, Joseph, or for a slightly cheaper alternative Fillipa K. (I do not own a Stella – or Joseph – but this would definitely be my dream coat.) Black blazer and matching pants. I swear by mine from Maison Martin Margiela, bought with a huge discount at Roundabout. Chunky knit. Looks like Hope Sthlm is re-issuing their ‘Grand’ sweater, I never saw anything better than this. So tell me, what are yours?

ON WARDROBE STAPLES

SEE?

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All they need is a pair of jeans and a simple t-shirt. A warm knit in this case, since it is winter and I am just recovering from my flu. Hope sweater, Dr Denim jeans and Laurence Dacade boots.

SEE?