27 Nov 2013

Hello again!

Hi there!
Long time no see! I have been away for about 6 months... That is a looooong time. In blogging-terms I do not exist anymore. I doubted quite for some time if I still wanted to be a blogger. Bloggers are sometimes seen as greedy girls with a sick obsession of clothes, to own them, to get them for free, to get the newest things first. I do like clothes, I do like to know what's going on in the fashion world. I do have some friends working in the fashion industry. But I do not want to be seen as greedy. That made me doubt the whole blogging thing. Now I realized I'm just not that person that a lot of people think bloggers are. I'm just a girl with a job in healthcare; earning my own money, happen to like clothes and fashion and weird wearable objects. And I love expressing myself through how I look. I like to shock some of my colleagues ones in a while when I arrive in the morning. I like to combine things that do not seem to match at first. That's why I started blogging in the first place. That's why my blog felt as my own weird little fashionable place. Where I could express myself better online than that I do offline (white uniform during the weekdays...). So for now I say: I'm back! I would like to share with you whatever things I like and wear. 
To come back to the above photo; the drawing is me. The very talented Sella Molenaar made a drawing of me at the Isabel Marant for H&M event the day before it went on sale. (Yes, no blogging but still a fashion lover, so ahead in line!) She made it only in 5 minutes! I was amazed by the way it looks really like me! Thanks Stella, love your work! 

24 Jun 2013

30


Today is the day I turned 30. Today is the day my twenties are over. Twenties were great for blogging, I hope in my thirties the blogging will continue this way. 
Thanks to the people who read my blogposts and believe in me! I hope you continue to believe in me in my thirties. 
Thanks to the people who came to my exhibition opening last friday at the Fashion Hotel! And thanks to the people who want to buy a photo!
If you want to see the exhibition, you can go (almost) any time of the day to the Fashion hotel Amsterdam to see it, and if you want to buy one of the photos; just send me an email.
Thanks!

XOXO Anka

18 Jun 2013

Offline blog exposition at Fashion Hotel Amsterdam!




It is a bit of short notice, but I am very proud to announce to you: my offline blog-exposition with the boyfriend in collaboration with Tree Full of Scones! It's a celebration of the one year collaboration between photographer Marc Deurloo and my fashion blog. Exhibition of 20 photos (you can buy them too!)and official release party June 21st in Fashion Hotel Amsterdam. If you want to come RSVP to: info@treefullofscones.com. Hope to see you there!

11 Jun 2013

'Staring is Caring' Supertrash skirt and Minkpink cardigan from NR9








Cardigan: Minkpink by NR9
Shirt: H&M
Boots: Zara
Backpack: Episode
Sunglasses and scarf: Queensday market


One of the last days of May I went to the release party of the 'Staring is Caring' skirt designed by Supertrash designer Olcay Gulsen in collaboration with Stop Aids Now. I love the fact you can buy a fashionable (and comfortable!) piece and all of the profit goes to a project for woman with HIV in Godino in Ethiopia. 
Together with tv personality Tess Milne and Anna Nooshin of the website NSMBL, Olcay launched the project to raise money for woman to start their own business. The skirt you can buy at the website of Supertrash or in a Supertrash store in the Netherlands or Belgium for only 29,95 euros! 

In the above pictures I'm wearing the skirt in my own way. For me the skirt is perfect to wear to a festival! The cardigan I'm wearing is from one of my favourite new shops in Amsterdam: NR9 at Herenstraat 18. They sell Dutch brands and international brands, very comfortable, very colourful, so very me! This Minkpink cardigan I will be wearing all summer long during chilly summer nights (and days)! 

12 May 2013

'All eyes on me' socks and 'say my name' necklace





Shirt and trousers: H&M
Socks: Monki
Necklace: Tatty Devine 

The insipration for this outfit is Michael Jackson. The patent leather shoes I found in London at Topshop, at the J.W. Anderson collection, and immediately reminded me of the King of Pop. What better way to combine the shoes with a high water pants and some literally 'all eyes on me' socks. The necklace was a gift of the boyfriend. It's from Tatty Devine, they have a really nice website where you can order online name necklaces, necklaces with animals and flowers and other prints, and wonder around for hours...

Photography: Marc Deurloo

9 May 2013

Smurf up plain jane





Jeans: MMM for H&M
Leather gloves, bag, shoes: H&M

I don't like to wear outfits with all jeans or all black or all white. But if the jeans shirt and pants have different colours and odd shapes I do like it. Although for me an outfit feels plain jane when only wearing jeans even in odd shapes, so a touch a smurf blue is very appropiate in my eyes. How do you pimp up plain jane outfits?  



13 Apr 2013

My Fashion Statements



My fashion statements for today:
- I will keep my beanie on untill the temperatures are above 15°C.
- I will match my lipstick with my beanie.
- People should only wear designers' names on fashionable items when it's their name too or someone you are related too.

Photography: Marc Deurloo
 

7 Apr 2013

Oh My Dot and Square!








Clutch: New Look (similar here)
Jumper, legging, heels: H&M
Blouse: Zara
Skirt: thrifted, Iceberg
 
Oh my God! Pop art has introduced its way into fashion! The BAM's and TRASH's and pop art drawings fly around your ears. Since wintery temperatures didn't leave Holland yet I still wear some knits and wool jumpers now and then. I found this skirt at the second-hand market IJ-hallen a year ago, didn't know how to combine it then. Now I know! Print-on-print for me is the best way to show off the different prints. It's the best way to hypnotize people I guess. 

Did you ever wonder why the pop art drawings with skin made off little red squares look so real and appealing? I did. How come such geometrical drawings can appear human? When you read about pop art and Roy Lichtenstein, you can find that pop art was a way of making fun of mass consumption. The purpose was to emphasize the banality of any given mass culture. Now my question; how come mass consumption uses drawings on their products that makes fun of their own mass consumption? I think it's a genius way of self-deprecating!





10 Mar 2013

Hello Yellow Love

Yellow fever
Upper left:  my vintage find from last week, Basler
Upper mid:   Petite Bateau raincoat at Urban Outfitters
Upper right: Underwear of Zeeman
Mid right:   Hell O sweater of Bas Kosters 
Lower left:  Shirt of Zeeman
Lower mid:   Zara jacket and shirt
Lower right: Acne shoes at mytheresia.com


The temperatures in Holland went up last week and now down again this week. Just when I felt like shaving my legs, wear tights instead of leggings, wear colour instead of black and blue, the snow kicks back in... Yesterday I went shopping with the boyfriend and it was raining all day. I was wearing a yellow outfit and somehow the rain did not bother me that much. So my very scientific conclusion is: wear yellow during bad weather and feel so much happier! Especially the yellow Hell O sweater of Bas Kosters gives a smile on your face! Is that why smileys are yellow?

The first line of the song 'Feel my love' of Adele says:'When the rain is blowing in your face, and the whole world is on your case, I could offer you a warm embrace, to make you feel my love'. I was thinking Adele wears a lot of black. What if she would wear yellow? Would she feel the rain much less as a whole world on her case? Would her songs change a bit more positively if she wears colours more often? I changed her song a bit into yellow-toned than black-toned to make you feel my yellow love!


When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel yellow love

When the evening shadows and the yellow stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel yellow love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet (about yellow)
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry, I'd go yellow and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel yellow love

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
Not on the yellow brick road of happiness
Though winds of change
Are throwing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the Earth for you
To make you feel yellow love

To make you feel yellow love

25 Feb 2013

Walking on the streets of London




Shirt, leggings and cat-bag: Bas Kosters


As you could see on my last blogpost I went to London fashion week, to the show of Bas Kosters, called: The Rebellious Shadow. To this show I wore, ofcourse, a Bas Kosters outfit! I'm very into all-over-prints at the moment. This shirt and legging are from his previous show at Amsterdam Fashion Week; 1,2 tree. I like how the two prints of the legging are different on both legs on front and back side. To match my hair with the rebellious theme of Bas his London show I made a mohawk of buns. 
During trips I always have to leave my cat behind at home (also called Bas, by coincidence), but with this sweet cat-bag I don't feel that much pet-less.

Photography: Marc Deurloo

20 Feb 2013

Bas Kosters @ London Fashion Week








Yes, yes, yes, yes! No, no, no, no, no! Yes, no, yes, no, anti anti!

Yes, Bas Kosters @ London fashion week was cool!
Yes, Bas Kosters did a great job!
Yes, I like his new collection!
No, the protest theme wasn't new for Bas.
No, it wasn't colourful as we are used of him.
Yes, I liked that he reused his old theme and made it even better!
Yes, I would like to go back to London fashion week some time!

Photography by me
 

15 Feb 2013

13 Feb 2013

Liebster Award


I have been nominated with th Liebster Award by Janine of http://bakeglueandtrend.blogspot.com

This award is like a chain mail style letter given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers to help promote them.  

The Rules 
- Each person must post 11 things about themselves
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for your nominees
- Choose 11 people with less than 200 followers and link them in your post
- Go to their page and tell them
- No tag backs

11 Random facts about me
1. I do kickboxing
2. I have a cat called Bas, he is from the animal shelter. Last year when he ran away and was gone for a week I was in Paris, it was the most horrible holiday! I still do not know where he went for a week. 3. I have a Master degree in Health Science
4. I love the Danish series the Killing 
5. I don’t do diets 
6. There is no tv in my house 
7. I did two abroad internships, one in Portugal and one in Australia
8. I’m with my boyfriend for 6 years, we went on 18 holidays together in those 6 years 
9. My favorite designers are Dutch designers 
10. I don’t like cabbage, although I grew up in a cabbage area 
11. I still go to my dancelessons (almost) every week in the town where I grew up, and I started with the dancelessons 12 years ago (with a break of 2 years)



My questions from Janine

1) What does the last text you received say?

Boxing was great, see you next time! Good night!



2) Look out of your window, now tell me what you see (even better take a photo to show me!)

Cars parked in front of our house and snow…



3) What would your last ever meal on earth be?

Babi kecap, a Balinese recipe.



4) If you had to be locked in a room with a song playing on repeat forever, what song would it be?

Sia – Sunday



5) Would you rather have brains or beauty? And why?

Brains, beauty can be created by dressing in a smart way!



6) What is your proudest achievement to date?

The people I have gathered around me.



7) If you could change just one thing in your life right now instantly what would it be and why?

I would leave my job and start as a health scientist 50/50 with my blog.



8) What was the last thing you ate?

Dried apricots



9) Comfort or Style?

Both, I would say Style, but I do not wear anything stylish that isn’t comfortable…



10) If you could give your 13 year old self one piece of advice what would it be?

Don’t hesitate to be yourself, your time will come. You will feel lucky eventually when people think you are younger than you actually are. Don’t worry too much about what people might think of you, ask them if you really want to know. Do not give people anymore attention if you notice they won’t do the same things for you.



11) How many pairs of shoes do you own?

58 and counting…



My questions for my nominees:

1. What do you think is the most fun part of blogging?
2. What would you rescue when your house would be on fire, your closet or the rest of the house? 
3. What is your beauty secret? 
4. What was your last facebook update? 
5. How many social media do you use? 
6. Have you ever been to a fashion show? If yes, what was your favorite? 
7. What animal would you compare yourself with and why?
8. Do you dress up to go out of the house or is it possible people might catch you in the supermarket with sweatpants? 
9. What is your earliest childhood fashion memory?
10. What is your profession besides being a blogger? 
11. Do you have an outfit in case of ‘I don’t know what to wear emergencies’ and what does that look like?


And my nominees are:





































12 Feb 2013

How to wear low budget snow boots?










'So wie so' sweater: Bas Kosters
Leggings: Bas Kosters
Black Sweater: Just another yard sale
Snow goggles: POC
Snow boots: Gamma

Those last days of winter are the ugliest. When Spring collections pop up everywhere but snow and ice are still the everyday weather. How lovely those cute spring shoes look, I will be wearing my snow boots just a little longer. Snow boots are for sale in different prize ranges, shapes, of different brands and all kinds of materials and colours. For me a snow boot does not have to be from a big brand, it has to keep me warm, fit with different outfits and make sure I don't loose grip and fall on my butt in the snow.
These low budget snow boots I am wearing are from Gamma, a Dutch hardware store. Not really a fashionable place to shop, but these snow boots are convenient, comfortable and with the black and white they are very wearable with a lot of outfits! 
In the pictures I am wearing leggings of Dutch designer Bas Kosters, one combined with Bas Kosters sweater and the other with a vintage black knit sweater. The beanie with stud crosses of Yep Collection and the POC snow goggles makes the outfit look very winter sport fähig and ready for some ski action!

I will be visiting London Fashion Week to attend a presentation of Bas Kosters this weekend! So stay tuned for a report of this happy event!

 
Photography: Marc Deurloo

27 Jan 2013

To the AFW Gsus show in Antoine Peters for Gsus

Photography: Marc Deurloo

Marc, me and Antoine
Photography: Gsus sindustries
  

Photography: Marc Deurloo
I'm wearing: 
dress worn as skirt: Charlotte Kan
Legging and heels: H&M MMM
Necklace: YEP Collection

Friday the show of Gsus sindustries was on the programme of AFW. (Pictures will follow later.) To the show I was wearing the Antoine Peters for Gsus men's shirt and the bowtie of their last collaboration. Antoine Peters himself also wore his shirt and bowtie but in a different manner. Do you remember the Charlotte Kan dress
which I wore in 5different manners? Well I found a sixth: as a skirt! The bowtie keeps the skirt perfectly in place. I finished my outfit of with a gold with white stones necklace of Yep Collection and the nude coloured legging and nude coloured heels of the H&M Maison Martin Margiela collection. I got a lot of compliments on this outfit that day, even of the styling Master himself, CarloWijnands, hope you like it too!