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By: Mike Mills

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I heart...

...singing on sunny Saturdays!

Today was definitely one of those days. I just relaxed at the Amstel with roomies and friends all day while tons of little slopes were slowly passing by. So much to tell you guys though!

Let's see, where do I start.. I think I should first give a brief update on my Berlin trip. As I wrote the other day, me and my classmates from school (only fashion & branding first years) went to this vibrant city to take a glimpse into a different world. And it was a different world indeed. A complete change of scene. Perhaps the best way to describe Berlin is with its rawness. It's very edgy and raw, but therefore also pure, not artificial or fake at all. People tend to have a certain I-don't-give-a-care-in-the-world-about-what-you-think-of-me-air about them, which makes it a place to mix and match and be yourself. I have to say the city still breaths a sort of sadness, there's definitely a bitter bubble in the air. Berlin is often described as the graffiti city, because of its many painted bricks and walls (including one in particular...), which gives it character, and also a slightly underground vibe. Shops are interesting, fresh and new, and cafes are often decorated as living rooms, with cosy couches and a mix of different chairs and tables. Partying in Berlin is also very bubbly and energetic. Bring a mixed wardrobe as people in Berlin vary with prints and colors, though clean cuts have also been spotted. Streetstyle in the German capital is super inspiring, so bring a good camera to portray interesting looking boys and girls, and the many galleries and art expos.

Now, I'm actually a bit tired of lounging in the sun all day, so will write more about my latest fashion finds soon, including a report on Alexander van Slobbe's expo in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Ilja Vissers new brandstore on the Prinsengracht, and a list of interesting books.

XOXO you know you love me...

PS what's this gossip about Topshop coming to Holland...??

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spotted: me by ilovefashionnews.nl !

Read the entire blogpost by ilovefashionnews.nl by clicking on this link!
NEW STREETREPORT: Lente in de 9 straatjes

I heart...

... making lots of exciting (but completely unrealistic) plans for this summer

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mediterranean roots in minimalistic Berlin

Article I wrote on 'Rianna in Berlin'; a lovely store in the district Mitte. I will translate it into English asap, but here's the article in Dutch for now. If you click on it, the picture will come up larger and is better to read. Sorry for the bad quality, it's a printscreen of the entire trendbook I made.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I see, I see, what you can't see...

...and it is a trend!

Yesterday I had to hand in my trendbook for AMFI. I am quite pleased with the result, I must say. That's a first! Normally I wish I'd done things differently, but yesterday it felt like a true revelation: I can be happy with what I make! Though the pictures are somewhat dark printed, and I still need some classes on how to work with InDesign. 

It's so sunny today, so I am off to have a good window shopping tour and get my nails done. Promise I ll come back with stories later on today or tomorrow, right now my inspiration is waiting for me somewhere outside...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I heart...

...scribbling down my thoughts

I heart...

... celebrating my birthweek instead of my birthday!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I heart...

...ending up at a true Italian ristorante with my girlies, and chatting the night away with the lovely Italian owner. In Italian, yes.

I heart...

...walking into a seemingly deserted grafiti building and end up in a red living room with the coolest dj who then goes crazy when finding six girls going out of their mind on her tunes. Baby, play that song, play it all night long...

I heart...

... being in a strange city and meeting interesting people who take you to the hottest underground fashion parties in town.
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