It’s funny, I’m traveling a lot, to so many different cities and countries, but never really as a tourist. Mostly because I’m there for work, so whenever I’m in New York or Toronto, the two cities I like to call home, I tourist my way around. Just for that feeling of exploring. Though I’ve never taken one of those city bikes, which is interesting being from The Netherlands, and biked my whole life, but I blame the fact that I always feel kind of “in danger” biking in these cities, and of course the heels… So “touristing around” mostly goes like me in my Converse, these 90s inspired Balenciaga FW16 jeans, and whatever the weather allows, on top.
The Post-Fashion Monthworkload is always extremely overwhelming… A gazillion outfits to share, a huge bulk of social media updates to be done, and planning our Fall/Winter “editorial calendar” and collaborations. I love it, don’t get me wrong, I do, but it’s time to expand the team to make sure my time is not pulled too much towards the logistical side of the business, but remains where my true passion is: Creating content.
This is pretty much how I look if on a regular work-day. ALWAYS wearing denim shorts – I could dedicated a book to them – a small heel, if it’s not a pair of Converse, and a statement top. Usually a summer-sweater, because with a functioning airconditioning, my home-office is nice and crisp, but this was definitely NOT the sweater I was wearing when my airconditioning was NOT running! Which is kind of the story of the past weeks, and I’m sorry for bothering you with it, but truly, the heat almost drove me CRAZY! I seriously showered twice per day at least, got itchy heat-rashes all over my body, and almost couldn’t smile anymore… It was really really bad, and I was amazing by the intense crappy service we got from multiple companies, who were there to help, but in the end had us waiting for over three weeks. IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY HOT SUMMER… All the rage… but the problem is solved since yesterday, and these photos were taken before we had trouble wit the AC. When I could still smile, big! And when a sweater was just perfect for a day behind my laptop… See more
Without having found out exactly why, I feel extremely pulled towards 1960s/1970s street style photography lately. Maybe it’s the influence of this era that we are seeing in so many of the current collections – Gucci for example – or the fact that I’m living with someone who loves searching the internet looking for our next investment – I realize buying art and photography sounds a bit pretentious, but you have to start somewhere, and we are obviously starting small – but in any case I’m loving it. And it’s not only the fashion that mark this time-frame what makes me obsessively hover on Pinterest, but the type of films that were used – which brings those magical colorings in the photos – and the way photographers worked with natural light, and the roughness of the cities back then – the contrast of the beauty in those places – is what I’m intrigued by.
I present to you: My absolute/ultimate/total relax outfit… Nothing better than loose-cut denim – preferably as a one-piece – an oversized shirt, and a pair of slippers. Totally ready to cruise through the day. Although, this outfit is way to warm right now. Cause no matter where I go, New York or Toronto, it’s BLOODY HOT out there. So I’m mostly spending my time indoors, oh wait, no, our air-condition is broken, so even for indoor-life this outfit is too warm. Don’t worry, we are not a naked-house, we wear decent outfits, move slowly, and embrace every single breeze we can get through the front-door… So, going back to cruisin’, best thing to do when your AC is broken?