It is almost Mother’s Day (on the 12th of May to be exact) and I am sure I am not the only one being completely clueless on the perfect gift – except for trying to be the perfect daughter of course. Ok, before I am turning into a complete cheese ball and all, what are you going to gift your mom?
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Stop whatever you are doing while reading this post and mark your calenders! The third edition of Closet Affair is coming to town and it is going to be a good one. This time Vogue’s online editor Rinke Tjepkema, fashion editors Saskia van Langevelde and Marije Goekoop and stylist Dimphy den Otter – and myself of course – went through our closets to get rid of just about anything we have not touched in more (or less) than a year. Because all things that once were gems for us, deserve better owners than the back of our closets.
Join the event and get updates on what is going to be sold, HERE.
Closet Affair #3
May 11th, 12:00 – 16:00
at The Lobster House
PLEASE NOTE: Cash only. Little to no changing rooms…
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.
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!
Sundays are for magazines. I am currently flipping through Prestage, a completely independent biannual magazine founded by Stefanie Mensink and Puck Landewé right after they graduated. I met these ambitious two at a dinner party organized by our mutual friend Dieter de Cock – the man behind Cold Method – where they amazed me by how they are pushing through a magazine in times where magazines can disappear as quickly as they came. They describe Prestage as an homage to the already established mixed with the new and the next and that is exactly what it is.
Their sixth issue called Disharmony is all about contradictions and includes short interviews with young talents such as Masha Reva, whom we all know from her Botanical Layers collaboration with Syndicated of Kiev and an interesting conversation with AF Vandevorst among self produced editorials like the one pictured above.