A suitcase of course. I used to think that suitcases on wheels were very un-cool, so I dragged a massive Eastpak backpack around on my shoulder. When I think back on those times now, I can’t quite believe it. What was I thinking? I’ve had a change of heart obviously and now have a perfect bag on wheels. My parent’s cat had a little accident in it, but after a thorough wash it still went on the next holiday with me. Read more.
Another week of wonderful looks and outfits. Here they are again altogether. Enjoy!
As soon as the sun starts shining, I have the desire to wine and dine with my girlfriends in the evenings. I’ve only had a garden for a short while now (not very big), but I’m sure you can imagine that I’ll be hosting a whole lot of dinners. Read more.
This past week we heard the exciting news that Olivia Palermo will be teaming up with Aquazzura to develop a new line. We can’t wait! We’ve gone ahead and put together a shopping look to get us into the Olivia vibe, a ladylike dress, an Aquazzura shoe, good lipstick and accessories to finish it off. Enjoy shopping! Read more.
It seems to be a growing pastime for many celebrities, working on projects that are far removed from their core business. Is it out of boredom? Or purely a nose for business? Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera all launched their own fragrance. Dr. Dré stayed a little closer to home and put his name to headphones. Gwyneth Paltrow wrote a cookbook and the Kardashian sisters produced a clothing line. I’ve been set on creating my own perfume for years now, so I probably wouldn’t be coerced into something else very easily, but I must say those Dr. Dré Beats sound pretty good. I’ve tried one of Gwyneth’s (yummy) recipes. I’ll be politely ignoring the Kardashian clothing line if you don’t mind.
But now this: Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld and Roberto Cavalli have opened their own hotel or restaurant. See, now you’ve got my attention. Read more.
It’s starting to become a little tedious but yes I’m still on holiday. Still, we haven’t had a single dull moment. After a quick trip to the most beautiful masseria ever seen, we headed south. To Sofia Coppola to be precise. Read more.
This is Tamar, she’s already been on Look of the Day, but in a winter outfit. Since recently she’s been working for the clothing brand Ibana, has been visiting festivals aplenty and is enjoying a holiday in Panormon as we speak. Read more.
I have seen the video ‘De Traan van Maxima’, loosely translated as ‘Maxima’s Tear’ at least 437 times. And I cried all 437 times. Really. If I was an actress and the scene called for crying, I ‘d ask my director to show me this Youtube video of our Queen when she was still Princess, instead of giving me two pieces of raw onion. Read more.
I’m went on holiday with six girlfriends. The book Fifty Shades of Grey was just out in the shops. I bought a copy for everyone at Schiphol. I know, not exactly a literary highlight, but we all finished reading it in one go. And yesss it was a turn on and yesss we all fantasised about Christian Grey. Read more.
I’m eating a ‘kletskop’ biscuit as I’m writing this. You know, one of those delicious wafer thin, crispy biscuits. I’ve convinced myself that they cannot possibly have so many calories and stuff, because they’re so thin, but don’t worry, I know the real truth. Oh well, the reason I started about them was because this Sexy Friday is all about the Pirelli-calendar. Read more.
Cocktails and beauty are an unbelievably good combination this summer, something that is well covered in the summer magazine (only available in Dutch at the moment). We’d all love to be sipping on a summer’s cocktail every day, looking stylish and smelling like the tropics. Read more.
The eyebrow is on, you knew that. Thanks to Cara, yes. A good brow gets you through the summer months. Really. A touch of mascara, dusting of powder and hey presto. You’re the beauty of the beach. Read more.
Melvin has graduated from the UvA with a masters in Corporate Communications, but he calls himself a beauty specialist. He drops by the office sometimes. Never empty handed of course, Read more.
This little polish from Essie puts me in a summer mood. I mostly wear nude nail polishes and this one has a glorious name: Sand Tropez. Read more.
I know Renée as VJ at TMF (I always watch TMF), then she presented for SBS6 and wrote a book called ‘Love Lesson’, about her marriage to a conman. Since then she has a wonderful new relationship with Guy, whom she married last month. She shares her favourite addresses with us, from Ibiza, where they are currently holidaying with the family. Read more.
Several Huge Happenings took place at our office during the last few weeks. A long wait and a lot of dreaming finally resulted in me getting a PS11 from Proenza Schouler and Josselin a Trio Bag from Céline. Josselin had not prepared her girlfriends for the big buy (“they won’t be that interested’) and when the sale was a fact and it appeared on Amayzine, they indeed questioned Joss “why is this bag actually worth so much money?” Joss said something about “it’s an investment!” and she got the reply: “an investment in what actually?” Read more.
It is unbearably hot today. We have an airco unit here at Amayzine HQ, but I have the feeling that hot is air is blowing out of it instead of cold. Unbearable. We keep popping outside every now and then to literally grab a breath of fresh air. Read more.