Excuse the short term silence as I have been working like a crazy woman in the past three days – helping out Nicole with a huge styling job – and I totally passed out last night. Getting up at 5.30AM and only going to sleep after midnight is not something I am trained for you see.
As a recovery, I am spending my Saturday as a Sunday, reading September issues while drinking green tea all day and lighting each and every of my candles while decluttering my home (and wardrobe, again).
When I got contacted by Dutch Glamour magazine a while ago about taking part in a Chanel special, my answer was ‘yes of course, but I do not even own any of the fashion house’. Even though I knew it was probably going to be a portrait when they told me ‘no, but that is ok, because you always wear Chanel lipstick right?’ and I am deadly scared of close-ups, I thought I would take the shot (figuratively and literally).
Now a lot of you probably already saw the photo on Instagram a few days ago, but I thought this one was so much fun I could not help but also post it here.
My first…and my only Chanel – lipsticks and nail polishes.
PS: You can read the whole story in the September issue of the magazine.
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.
They say time flies when you are having fun and I am more than sure they have fun at the Vogue Netherlands headquarters. I can not believe it is almost a year ago that they launched their very first issue. At first I was a bit sceptic about a Dutch Vogue I have to be honest. Why would we need another magazine? Are the Dutch – very down to earth – ready for Vogue? But on the other hand, who am I to judge?
Issue by issue, the Dutch Vogue team slowly convinced me there is no reason to be skeptic. As I said before, I do not read every single issue cover to cover (I sometimes skip some of the interviews), but I have been a very loyal buyer and keeper. All issues are displayed/piled up in my living room in a very neat-freak kind of way.
Now, let’s talk about the March issue I am probably reading as we speak on my way to New York. I feel honored to be the first (in the world?!) to give you a preview of the cover and a bit of what is inside. How gorgeous is Bette Franke on this cover? She looks super duper fresh and the editorial inside is divine!
Also, I am proud to be featured in Vogue’s 101 best online shops with two of my favorites.
This is how I am going to spend my entire Saturday. Sitting outside on my roof terrace, all wrapped up in tons of clothes and blankets – since it is sunny but cold – reading the gentlewoman…in between work that is.
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.