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Amsterdam International Fashion Week Day 2 - Winde Rienstra

Amsterdam International Fashion Week Day 2 – Winde Rienstra

Jul 15, 2011 |  by  |  Fashion

Winde totally understood the devil is in the details during the process of making a time-consuming collection like this. The colour palette consisted of different shades of white combined with wooden elements. I think she created a perfect balance between fashion, art and a bit of architecture, just the way I like it at a fashion show! (..more)

Ordinary People Looking Extraordinary at 18hrs Festival

Ordinary People Looking Extraordinary at 18hrs Festival

Jul 13, 2011 |  by  |  Fashion, Photos

A festival that lasts for 18 hours asks for a comfortable outfit. Just throw on some wellies, shorts and a pair of indispensable sunglasses. Ever since Kate Moss introduced this failproof festival look in 2005, girls slavishly copied it. Festival fashion has become almost equally as important as the music performances. Admit it, is there anything more relaxing than unashamedly staring at people behind your sunglasses while eating your swampy festival hamburger? (..more)

Ordinary People Looking Extraordinary at By AMFI's b-day bash

Ordinary People Looking Extraordinary at By AMFI’s b-day bash

May 31, 2011 |  by  |  Fashion, Photos

Last Friday, By AMFI celebrated the birth of their new visual identity and website. A colourful Mojito bar and a pyramid made of ice cream only added to the festive atmosphere. As with every fashion party, it’s obviously about seeing and being seen. Although a greater part of the population was safely dressed in black there were plenty of people picture worthy. So I just let my zoom lens unashamedly do the trick for me. Don't judge, just enjoy staring! (..more)

German beers and pretzels at Brecht

German beers and pretzels at Brecht

Feb 8, 2011 |  by  |  Spots

Longing for a Berlin style café in Amsterdam? I’ve found one! Café Brecht, located at the Weteringschans, is such a cute little gem. Brecht is decorated with vintage lampshades, granny’s teacups and comfy chairs. The café is named after the Berlin-based writer, poet and theatre director Bertolt Brecht. As a tribute to its name they organize free 'Poem and Music' nights on every first Monday of the month, and every Wednesday (from 13.00) you can sip tea while a hairdresser is cutting your hair. Got hungry? Brecht offers simple but tasty food too. (..more)

The classic art of gaming at Mediamatic

The classic art of gaming at Mediamatic

Feb 3, 2011 |  by  |  Event

All you Duck Hunters, Space Invaders and Pacmen out there, fancy a trip down memory lane? Here is the opportunity for that long forgotten revenge game. We already told you about the arcade exhibition at Mediamatic that's been going on for a while now, but they expanded their collection of retro gaming devices with a wide range of consoles. From the first Videopac in 1978 (yes kids, there actually was some form of gaming back then) and Atari, to a modern-day device like Kinect. It appears Mediamatic even heard Rob's plea for Sonic, because the infamous hedgehog is also present. (..more)

Ordinary People Looking Extraordinary #8

Ordinary People Looking Extraordinary #8

Feb 2, 2011 |  by  |  Fashion, Photos

The best part of Amsterdam International Fashion Week is checking out all the visitors watching the catwalk shows. Fashion Week is the Superbowl of style and the national championship of extravaganza. After all, how credible is a catwalk show without any fashionable spectactors? For a country where it’s quite unusual to use the streets as a catwalk, there is a lot of eye candy for the style hungry during Amsterdam International Fashion Week. Yoga already showed you a few well styled people at AIFW in this post, and here are the people I came across. (..more)

Amsterdam International Fashion Week Day 5 - Elsien Gringhuis

Amsterdam International Fashion Week Day 5 – Elsien Gringhuis

Feb 1, 2011 |  by  |  Fashion, Photos

Elsien Gringhuis, winner of the Green Fashion Competition, showed her Fall/Winter 2011 collection ‘One of these days’ this Sunday. The collection is named after a song by Pink Floyd and was inspired by typical Dutch landscapes with their endless grasslands and constant windiness. The show started with the fragile sound of flowing wind over a short film featuring a typical Dutch beauty with green eyebrows. A perfect way to grow the public's desire for the catwalk show to begin. (..more)

Vintage shopping at Trash & Treasures 2 year anniversary

Vintage shopping at Trash & Treasures 2 year anniversary

Jan 28, 2011 |  by  |  Event, Fashion

Fashionistas, be aware! Block upcoming Saturday night because Trash & Treasures is celebrating its two year anniversary. Trash&Treasures is a garage sale extraordinary with music, booze, art and a lot of shopping. Shop-a-holics with packed closets sell their excess clothing and young brands sell samples and old stock, all for a pocket friendly price. If you’re not blessed with a well-developed nose for vintage finds, Trash & Treasures is definitely a must. You don’t have to search too hard to find beautiful items in these piles, and if you like the style of a seller, you know you've struck potential gold. (..more)