Stylish Sneakers

The time that sneakers were just appropriate at the gym are long gone. Sneakers are on trend from day to night. Whether you wear them under jeans or a long skirt, they have become real statement wardrobe pieces. I'm smitten with the Dutch brand Mercer Amsterdam who embellishes their sneakers with bold metallic pieces, animal print accents or girly ribbons as laces. Their slogan is 'New York chic meets Amsterdam street'. The designs look chic with high-end luxurious materials and high quality … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day gift tip: Les Georgettes bracelets

With Valentine's Day on the horizon it's time to drop some hints to your better half about what would make your heart beat a little bit faster. One of the things on my wishlist is a bracelet from Les Georgettes. The cuffs can be customized by choosing and swapping the leather bands. The bands are interchangeable and reversible, so you have at least two colours when you buy one. First you choose your finish and design, then your colour band. There are over 20,000 combinations possible, so for … [Read more...]

Travel essentials when travelling for business

There's travelling for fun and then there's travelling for business. Whenever I have to travel for business purposes, it usually involves smart packing. You have to look sharp and classy in wrinkle-free business attire, bring a lot of digital appliances and pack lightly to dodge checking your baggage. Also, you have to look on fleek from the moment you land at your destination to head straight to the office or an appointment. Hence, no travelling in sweats and sneakers involved but instead chic … [Read more...]

Winter Fashion Favourites from Barts

Winter is here so it's time to dress extra warm. A stylish winter fashion brand that caught my eye this year is the Dutch brand Barts. Their accessories designs are characterized by faux fur, cashmere, thick cable knits and soft woolen accessories for outside. The must-have for 2018 is a 'Beanie' hat with a pompom on top. But also the faux fur trend is making a come back. Were it only children who wore mittens and ear muffs, in 2018 it's also hip for adults. You would almost wish for snow when … [Read more...]

What to splurge on at Victoria’s Secret this holiday season

To Americans, Victoria's Secret is nothing special. The stores are everywhere. But to a Dutch woman, it is pure delight to step into a Victoria's Secret store. I've been a loyal customer since the late 1990s when I was living in the States. Once back in the Netherlands, I continued to order my lingerie and briefs online. And although we have a tiny store at the Amsterdam airport (with only beauty products and a few panties), it doesn't come close to the real stores boasting with lace and sheer … [Read more...]

Must-see: The Legendary Trunks exhibition

Legendary Trunks

Louis Vuitton aficionados are in for a very huge treat this winter because from December 6 till February 18, hundreds of Louis Vuitton trunks and other travel accessories can be viewed in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. I was at the Grand Opening last night and I'm still excited after seeing, touching and learning about these collectors items. ‘Legendary Trunks - The Exhibition’ is a fascinating journey through the history, generations and personal stories of the iconic Louis Vuitton trunk. … [Read more...]

Frans Hoogendoorn fashion exhibition

Last week I visited the fashion exhibition 'Frans Hoogendoorn' in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague. Although it's a small exhibition, I do think it's a must-see for anyone who appreciates fashion and couture in particular. You can easily combine your visit with the another interesting exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum like e.g. the Art Deco expo. Frans Hoogendoorn is a Dutch couturier and a household name in the Netherlands for over 40 years. Throughout his career he has consciously avoided the … [Read more...]