Friend Misja asked me whether I wanted to model for a spring fashion shoot she had to do for a German magazine. Haha.. of course I wanted to. Vain as I am. She had to photograph 14 different women, all over 40, in spring clothes. With Amsterdam as the background because the title of the magazine article is: “What do women wear in ……” …..Amsterdam this time. Oh and no coats and no black clothes. Not such an easy task as spring was still very young two weeks ago. We chose my blue Kenzo jacket dress. Fortunately the sun shone lovely and away we went. View Post
Slowly, very slowly, not nearly as quickly as I would like, my ankle is mending. As the weather was really nice last Wednesday, I dared to wear my beloved cream booties by Eijk to go shopping with Marjolein in Haarlem. I wore my cream jeans (seen before here with my green leather jacket) with a black top by Theory and a lime necklace which is a present from Sylvia (40+Style). Sylvia always has very cool and modern necklaces and she brings my collection up to date. (Did you know she offers a course in accessorizing?) Anyway… Marjolein is a friend from way back and we swapp clothes since I was a mere lass of 21. Despite the fact she is a lot smaller than I am. View Post
The three of us finally got together again…: Anke, Sabine and me. We form a group called Shopping Saturday haha. This time we decided to go to Rotterdam, to the Markthal (Market Hall) as there is only food there and no clothes or shoes. The plan was NOT to shop. Hah… doomed from the start. It became a day for Shoes and Sunglasses. View Post
This is what you get when you are in a good mood while vintage shopping. You find something that fits you like a dream, you have a lovely chat with the shop owner and some customers and …. you find yourself buying leather shorts!! At the age of 61, nearly 62!! Because every blogger over 40 says that age doesn’t matter and that rules are there to be broken and ridiculous to begin with.
This all happened on a little trip with Misja, my friend the photographer. She featured a lady on her blog who claimed that her city (Zutphen) had so many nice vintage shops. Misja was going to Zutphen to photograph and interview that lady (Mariël) again, this time for a magazine. I tagged along for fun. View Post