Keeping things short for today as I am still recovering from a two week fever thing (cold sores included et all, bummer), but I am LOVING the blue-ish hues Pernille threw together in this look. Super simple, but it works!
Picture by Sandra Semburg.
A little while ago we visited Antwerp with the team, one of my personal favorite cities when it comes to our southern neighbors. I grew up in Eindhoven and Antwerp used to be pretty close. As my mom loved (and still loves) to take me there for a full day of non-stop shopping on a regular basis, I believe I have gotten to know the city quite well.
But what to do when you're only visiting for 24 hours? Here's some suggestions and our first official city guide, accompanied by a whole lot of pictures.
My first experience in the US was when I was 16 (maybe 17, possibly 18) and my parents decided to go to New York for New Years. I convinced them from the fact that they couldn't leave me behind and there I was - too young to go party - with my mom and dad (who were too old to go party) - stuck at the tourist trap called Times Square to see the famous ball drop to the stroke of midnight. But it was there and then that I fell in love with the Big Apple, maybe even the US.
Over the past few years I visited New York one but never too many times, mostly for Fashion Week, sometimes for projects or to visit a friend. I have been to LA three times, Las Vegas once and San Francisco twice. I even went on a fantastic road trip from Las Vegas all the way down to LA.
My biggest dream though is to visit the real American West and go on a road trip without planning too much on beforehand. Preferably by motorcycle, just because it's a little cooler (literally and figuratively). And so we teamed up with Diesel and mega babe Milou to create a style story inspired by the American West (please bare with us as we only know it from the movies).
Matsuki is a hairdresser at Oh, You Pretty Things in Amsterdam and apart from having the most desirable hair she has a beauty stash to match every other. She literally stuffs her daily bag with products she never uses and pretty much buys everything that either smells good or has an awesome package. Time to hear her out about her beauty routine.
I am not one to promote every other stock and/or sample sale. Some are just not worth sharing and others are best to be kept to myself. But this one I have to throw right at you.
On May 6th, Acne Archive - I repeat, Acne Archive - will open its online doors (SUBSCRIBE TODAY to be the first one to shop!) filled with a handpicked selection of Acne Studios classics and exclusives from previous seasons at up to 75% off. I have been to their store in both Stockholm and Copenhagen (there's also one in Oslo) before and it's totally and utterly worth it.
When we’re talking shoe classics, Margiela’s Tabi boots are one of the first that come to mind. Simply put, to me this is a timeless foot creation you can’t ignore. Its countless variations in colors and prints since release (in 1989, these shoes are older than I am!) never seem to tire out. A simple signature round toe and circular, covered heel... Margiela’s no nonsense, clean esthetic in a nutshell.
Ulrika Lundgren is the power woman behind Rika, one of our absolute favorite labels and part of our Bermuda Triangle (one of the three stores in Amsterdam we can hardly leave without buying something). The Swedish-born designer has impeccable taste herself and mixes timeless feminine and rock and roll pieces with a hint of the Scandinavian simplicity we love so much.
Time for a little peek into her wardrobe and a chat about the Rika aesthetic.
Oh yes, heaven is a place on earth. Kiki Niesten, a Maastricht based retailer with some serious fashion cred is now organizing a serious stocksale!
If you happen to be in Amsterdam this Thursday (the 23rd), mark your calendar! Kiki Niesten opens her stocksale pop-up store at Herenstraat 32 in Amsterdam with labels such as Céline, Balenciaga, Dries van Noten, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Alaïa, etc. discounted at 70% or more(!).
It'll stay open as long as there's stock, but it's obviously smarter/better to be there on the first day.