Oh yes, talking, talking, talking. I am famous for talking. People sometimes avoid me because I talk so much. Anyway, last Wednesday I met Sylvia of 40+Style and Carin (follow her on Instagram: @catoinamsterdam). Of course it was hell to select an outfit, knowing you meet two fashion belles. I also wanted to twist Sylvia’s arm for taking blogpost photos. As I have been showing a lot of trousers lately, I decided on this blue pencil skirt. Rather formal, but I know I look good in a pencil skirt, so who cares.
We met for lunch at the Volkshotel in Amsterdam. A quaint place with a lovely roof terrace.
Below: 2 photos taken from the roof terrace. Of course it was cloudy and rainy weather. Bummer.
We decided to have a drink downstairs first as that had a cosier atmosphere than the roof terrace without sunshine.
Below: OK the photo is too dark. I know. I forgot everything I had learned about photography and just pressed the button.
Even worse when we decided to photograph each other at this dark spot. Will I ever learn?
Below: Sylvia (left) and Carin (right):
Below: Carin is famous for her poses and I mirrored her haha. You can clearly see who is more experienced.
Below: lots of people working here with their laptop.
Below: Sylvia and Carin waving at me. It is a good thing we don’t care what other people think.
Below: then I dragged Sylvia to a brighter spot and asked her to be my stand-in, so I could set the camera properly. She looked cool in her new skirt.
Below: and off she went, clicking away. Thank you Sylvia for taking these nice photographs.
Below: being a matchy matchy person, I made sure my earrings were red, like my shoes.
Below: close-up of the belt. Sylvia knows me and reminded me I needed close-ups, when I wanted to run away. This metal belt is ancient. 30 years old.
Below: trying to climb on the piano, confident it could hold my weight. I am a positive thinker haha (not):
Below: no … I am not going to make it.
Below: close-up of the shoes. OK, I admit, I did a little smoothing over. My old feet so close up really need that.
Below: I was wearing the white one of these rings below. They were a present from Tiffany, a fellow instagrammer (follow her @livinartfully). We exchanged only a couple of comments on each others pictures. I liked her rings and she just asked me for my address and sent them. Deeds like this so restore my faith in humanity.
We decided the menu wasn’t good enough downstairs, so after drinks we went back to the roof terrace.
Below: Sylvia and Carin sitting with the window and light behind them. For a less skilled photographer like me, a challenge (hate that word “challenge”. Just a word to cover up “problem”).
Below: me. Sylvia thought it would be a good idea to make shots while I wasn’t posing.
It was lovely to chat with these women, so the lunch lasted hours.