Don’t get me started on shoes. They always fit and give your outfit an instant boost. My advice is to, no matter how conservative your style might be, to sometimes splurge on a more noteworthy shoe. A leopard print on your feet is only fun and never trashy. And why not try a red boot? Or a golden mule? December is the perfect month to try on striking heels. It’s a party, sale will have started, it’s fashionable, and on these long, long nights you can also take them to bed.
To shave your kitty or not
An article was lying on my desk when I arrived at our HQ this morning and it bore the instant discussion triggering heading “Is the bush back?” It appears that Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t have any time left to control her southern regions… Read more.
In fashion, we’ve got angry Anna and crazy Anna. Crazy Anna works, just like angry Anna, for Vogue but there’s one big difference: so conservative as Anna Wintour dresses, so eccentric is Anna dello Russo (editor at large and creative consultant for Vogue Nippon, as in Japan). Read more.
Normally, I’ve got to beg my boyfriend to tag along to a PR event, but he asked me about three times what time he had to be there on Wednesday. And this is of course only because of one event: the presentation of the PLAYBOY Christmas special. Not necessarily something I’d like to be present at, but this month, my friend Marly van der Velden graces the cover. She travelled to Ibiza with Playboy for the shoot and there are a couple of photos that I’d like to hang in my house as artworks… Read more.
SHOW YOUR BRA
You must recognise this, a gorgeous dress with a low back but what to do with the boobies? I too have experienced, just like Liesbeth has, the pleasures of walking around in terror with sticky fillets on my breasts, fearing everything’s about to drop. My hairstylist has once taped my breasts with gaffer type. Painfully and not very charming. But there’s light on these frightened winter days. Read more.
We should be buying a Christmas tree today. But a look outside (it’s raining quite heavily here outside Amayzine HQ) tells us we might have to wait until after the weekend. This will probably mean having to rush to Garden centre Osdorp to buy a Christmas tree last-minute. Read more.
JOSSELIN'S WEEK OF INSPIRATION
The B from Braces
Let’s begin with New York Fashion Week. Y3’s show was about to begin when Justin Bieber sat three chairs next to Jet and me. I haven’t often seen such a spoiled crowd become so restless. Read more.
Our beauty editor Josselin (indeed a beauty) couldn’t resist looking inside Denham the Jeansmaker’s bag of surprises. “I always wear grey jeans” Jos says, so it’s an easy choice. And it fits like a glove! Read more.
Take a Hat
The best present that we’ve ever given my father was a hat made from Argentinian leather. My father sails and his hat (and colourful character) made him an instant celebrity in all the international port towns. Read more.
Five December used to be the most exciting day of the year. It was way more fun than my birthday, Christmas or New Year’s. I used to celebrate it with one of my best friends, Sophie, and our families. First; the presents, afterwards; sauerkraut for dinner. Read more.
Itty bitty Gisele
Some children used to be (although saying this might sound rather offensive) ugly, but get prettier as they grow older. However, other children, and Gisele’s one of those… Read more.
Here at Amayzine.com HQ we can’t get enough of fashion documentaries. We savour moments like seeing Karl’s bitchiness, Anna’s business mentality versus Grace’s creativity… Read more.
Just in time...
The entire year I can give you lists and lists with presents that I would like to get. But when that festive month has begun, in which I’ve got to make at least three wish lists (it’s also my birthday in December…), I somehow never know what to ask. Fortunately, I kept a memo in my telephone to which I added everything I liked as soon as I first saw it. Read more.
Is there anything better than to be advised by those with taste, class and a platinum flying blue status on where to dine, shop or which city to visit? Voicì Amayzine’s Black Book. Print out and save! Read more.
Cara doesn't care
This is what men dream of. On a dreary afternoon, on your way home and arguing with the wifey, a Victoria’s Secret Angel suddenly gets in the car. Cara Delevingne thought she was getting in a taxi, but this wasn’t the case. Read more.
Fashion has a heart. Really. That’s why our famous friends parted with a key piece for our VIP vintage auction. Take a look at these items and keep an eye out on amayzine.com and Facebook. More will follow from Danie Bles, Angelique Westerhof, and our very own Peggy Weijergang. We’ll get back to you on the date of the event because we’re busy preparing an incredible day of fun. Profits will go to the victims of the Philippines, so your purchase is good for you and for them.
do it like this
Being a beauty editor, you’d assume I’m pretty good with make-up and a brush. Partially true, but to say that I’m an artist: well, not by a long shot. In fact, I prefer to wear as little as possible. So Tom Sebastian and Make-Up Studio’s masterclass on creating a festive look felt like perfect timing. Read more.
Youp van ’t Hek would probably disapprove of these red trousers, but, oh well, who cares! Cara Delevingne (there she is again) looks great on the cover of Vogue UK in her red coated jeans. Read more.
Every now and again, my make-up is done by Marc Lubach, who also does make-up for Anouk Smulders and Nicolette van Dam. Marc once told me very dryly that… Read more.