Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

TO GO: THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES ARNHEM

May 7, 2011

In the Netherlands there’s only one Fashion Academy which delivers names like Viktor & Rolf and Spijkers & Spijkers and that one is located in Arnhem – of all places. Arnhem is a city full of fashion (see stores like Humanoid and Coming Soon) so it isn’t strange at all to host a mayor exhibition of Spijkers & Spijkers. It not only captures all the collections of the sisters, but it also gives you rare behind the scenes information. If you love fashion, you can’t miss it. Till August 21, 2011

Check out: www.mmkarnhem.nl

(Image made by Marc Deurloo)

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TO SEE: DESIGNERSMAKERS LONDON

May 5, 2011

I visited London in March and from the beginning of April there’s a fantastic weekly market happening just 15 minutes walking from the hotel I was staying. And for me it’s a reason to book another ticket. Look at what they are selling: stuff young designers make and you instantly want to have for yourself. It’s a perfect place to get presents as well. Every Saturday till September 24th.

Check out: www.designersmakers.com

TO GO: VT WONEN POP UP STORE AMSTERDAM

May 1, 2011

If you’re in Amsterdam or planning to go there, you need to focus your trip around the Haarlemmerdijk. Dutch magazine VT Wonen opened a temporarily shop last week. Huh, a magazine opening a shop? Yes. VT Wonen thought: our readers can get inspiration out of our magazine, but in our store they can actually buy the things the stylists of the magazine like. Why turn your magazine into an iPad app, while you can make it into a real life hotspot. I love it. Open till May 8th.

Check out: www.vtwonen.nl

(More images on Vosges Paris – an interior blog worth following)

TO DO: BUITENGEWOON

April 27, 2011

Some weeks ago I discovered Buitengewoon. And I was like: I wanna do that sometime this summer. I like following blogs like Style Me Pretty which is mainly about weddings, but quite often I see that they use large simple tables out in the open (I thought: only in America because in the Netherlands you don’t get a grip on the weather) where family and friends come together. Now Buitengewoon stands up in the Netherlands to do the same. Follow them to get the inside scoop on where and when the dinners take place.

Check out: www.buitengewooninhetland.nl

(Images: Willem from Ztrdg)

 

TO GO: NIJNTJE IN DE MODE UTRECHT

April 24, 2011

Nijntje, also known as Miffy, is born in Utrecht. There’s a Dick Bruna House dedicated to her and because of their 5th anniversary the Centraal Museum next door is hosting a huge exposition about the sweet comic hero. Several fashion designers like Jan Taminiau and Anrealage (see picture) designed a special dress for Nijntje. And you can see them all till December 31.

Check out: www.centraalmuseum.nl

TO GO: DANDY NORDIC MUSEUM STOCKHOLM

March 27, 2011

Interested in the history of the dandy? You better go to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm. In here they present his lifestyle and fashion items from the past till the modern dandy of today. Cool! Till May 1st.

Check out: www.nordiskamuseet.se

Photos from Mats Landin

TO GO: ONTRAFEL ANTWERP

March 17, 2011

The MoMu (Fashion Museum Antwerp) is all about tricot the couple of months. In it you will find pieces of Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel and ofcourse Missoni – all of them are knitted. Must see for fashionista’s who love to crawl into a warm tricot sweater. Like myself. Till August 14.

Check out: www.momu.be

TO GO: MEET THE BLOGGER

February 21, 2011

When I started PP almost a year ago, I thought blogging was all about writing. Just like I do for the magazines. But there’s a huge difference. I never got a reaction when I worked for LIV’, when I wrote a personal story in ELLE (okay, 1 reaction) or when I wrote the Hotspot Guide for VIVA. Blogging is about getting a reaction. From a lovely reader, from someone who wants to help you with a business card or from another magazine who like you to feature their travel stories. You start with an online connection and end up meeting in real life. Lise M is the creative director of Urban Style Vibes: a blog about design, travel and more. This summer she will organise a Meet the Blogger event in Amsterdam. A great initiative. She invited me as well – and if I’m not on the road I will definitely be there.

Check out: www.urbanstylevibes.com

TO SEE: KARL LAGERFELD ROME

February 19, 2011

Another reason to go to Rome: the new exhibition in Chiostro del Bramante. Karl Lagerfeld, the Chanel designer, also works as a photographer. It started as a hobby – photographing all those cute male models he liked – but last year he ‘did’ the Pirelli calender. In it his favorite model ever, Baptiste Giabiconi, among others. In this exhibition you will see an overview of his best work. Must for photography and fashion lovers. Till April 4.

Check out: www.chiostrodelbramante.it

TO SEE: HUNGRY EYES ANTWERP

February 18, 2011

Interested in culinary photography? Go to the Fotomuseum in Antwerp and visit the exhibition Hungry Eyes. You will see the work of three photographers. I like this picture of Dimitri Tsykalov – a Russian photographer who turns fruit into skulls. He also turns meat into weapons. Bizarre. Till June 6 2011.

Check out: www.fotomuseum.be