July 5, 2012
January 12, 2012
Thankfully, it hasn’t really gotten cold in the Netherlands yet, but I always enjoy seeing people who dress nicely during winter and actually look sophisticated doing it, whereas I usually end up looking a hot (cold) mess, crazy bag lady-style, including red (okay and sometimes also runny) nose and all.
(By the way, the summer equivalent of this is: Me at the airport in my oldest, pajama-est-looking clothes, a purse, a tote and then about twenty plastic bags; Some people at the airport in high heels, with ONE classy leather carry-on and an Evian spritzer (or so I imagine.))
All images by The Locals
September 20, 2010
July 20, 2010
Last Sunday evening Premsela’s Masters of Amateurism event, featuring Katja Hentschel of Glamcanyon, took place in Meneer de Wit. As miss Hentschel is also featured in the book ‘Fashion Blogs’, we were invited to join the party, which included a special presentation on the topic of fashion blogging in relation to amateurism.
Aynouk Tan, fashion journalist and one of the book’s chapter introduction writers, opened the discussion with a short review of ‘Fashion Blogs’, calling it “a timeless document that puts fashion blogging as a field on the map”. As she did in her article, she pointed out that the phenomenon of scenesters has always existed, but that it was never as visible as it is now, due to the internet. Because of this new phenomenon of fashion blogging, kids are now taken much more seriously by the fashion world, and bloggers can no longer be ignored by the fashion elite. She said: “They’re all different and unique persons, they write from their own unique perspective on fashion”, and even had a small piece of advice for all the fashion bloggers out there: “Just be yourself, and fame and fortune will happen for you. It sounds very Oprah, but it’s true.” Read more »
July 14, 2010
Premsela and the ABC are hosting an event in Meneer de Wit this Sunday. The event is part of Premsela’s ‘Masters of Amateurism’ series (which focuses on the common ground in amateurism, popular culture and design) and will feature a special presentation by Katja Hentschel of Glamcanyon.
Date: July 18th
Location: Streetlab_Projectspace (Meneer de Wit)
Postjesweg 2, Amsterdam
Tunes by: Gangmakers
June 2, 2010
‘Fashion Blogs - From Musings on Personal Taste to Style Reports around the Globe‘ is the title of a new book, currently available!!
Kirstin Hanssen, Felicia Nitzsche and myself began working on this project about two years ago. We set out to interview the world’s best and most inspiring fashion bloggers, mapping a phenomenon in development. At times we didn’t think the project would ever be finished, but… Hooray! it is finally out, and made available by Dutch publisher d’jonge Hond.
Fashion Blogs features interviews with 34 of the biggest fashion bloggers, such as Susie Bubble, Garance Doré, Diane Pernet, Les Mads, the Cobra Snake, Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes), and many many more. The book also contains chapter introductions written by industry insiders such as Aynouk Tan and Mrs. Mo Veld, and beautiful photos by Krista van der Niet.
NL bookstores Selexyz and Athenaeum already have the book in stock, and international bookstores will follow shortly.