Imagine…three bloggers meeting for lunch. What do they bring? Right!! Cameras. All three of them. So meeting Anja (Curly Traveller) and Misja (misjab.nl) for lunch, meant I needed to wear something you hadn’t seen yet. With all the pictures that were bound to be taken, I could create another blog post without having to trouble Ron. Anja is photographing for a long time and she knows how to handle my pigheaded camera too. Her blog shows wonderful pictures of all her travels. And Misja is a photographer by trade. Her blog features all kinds of people she photographs in the street (indeed… Street Style), but only of people over 40.
We met at Buitenplaats in the village Vogelenzang. More about Buitenplaats in this post, as Anja and I were there before with Sylvia of 40+Style. And indeed, we all brought cameras haha. Be prepared to see a lot of photos as there were three times more pictures than usual to choose from. Are you familiair with the expression “kill your darlings”? That is choosing only a few of so many gorgeous ones. I think I am not much of a killer.
I am going to add an A, a G or a M after every “Below” to indicate who took the picture. Credits where credits are due.
Above (M): I was quite pleased when I saw myself in action in this picture. I can still bend my knees pretty good. I mean, at my age? On high heels? haha.
Below (M): let’s start at the beginning: Anja and me having coffee. I had just blowdried my hair. It paid off.
Below (G): Misja, looking serious.
Below (M): Anja was wearing a lovely white sweater with lots of blue jewellery. Her motto is “more is more”. Blue, glitter and silver on her nails.
Below (G): lovely earrings.
Below (A): see?? Cameras. And laughter.
Below (M): “What do you want from me?!!?” (that must have been on Anja’s mind).
Below (G): this adorable little girl was too nice not to photograph. I love babies and toddlers. Her mother didn’t mind me taking pictures of her and putting them on the blog. I did ask.
Below (M): Misja photographed me while I photographed the sweet little girl.
Below (G): after lunch we went outside (it is a beautiful big place with a big, light restaurant inside and a huge space outside. Lovely in summer.) Anja was the first star.
Below (G): as you can see a “more is more” girl. Even though it isn’t my style, I can appreciate it very much on her. Maybe if I had her hair ??? Gosh I so envy her for that hair.
Below (M): I tried to photograph her booties and directed her how to stand. Not very well I suppose, as she said: “Like this you mean?”
Below (M): no, not like that! OK I’ll bend my knees.
Below (G): the result. Cool booties.
Below (A): we continued. I was trying to photograph Misja, but the funny thing is, she is not that keen on having her photograph taken and published. Which I find quite funny for a photographer and blogger.
Below (G): so she hid behind the camera. Misja loves clothes from Dries van Noten, like this vest for instance. Trousers are Acne.
Below (G): there is a place outside where you can have parties in the summer and they have parasols.
Below (A): Misja had an idea for a photo, making the parasol look like a hat. I made at least 10 shots, all wrong. Anja got this pretty good shot.
Below (G): this is presumably where they sell drinks outside in summer. Anja wouldn’t mind being a bartender.
Below (A): then it was my turn. Misja adjusting my jacket and my shirt.
Below (M): oh gosh, that shirt is still gapping …
Below (M): now what did I learn? DON’T TALK while you are being photographed.. I never learn.
Below (M): bingo. The outfit: jeans jacket from G-Star, tuxedo jeans by Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (sooo comfortable), shirt by Filippa K, tucked in only half, as fashion “dictates”. Bag by Goshico (from Poland). Necklace…yes the one you saw two weeks ago, The Paris Necklace, now without the knot.
Below (A): they had rotan chairs to sit in. (Must come back in summer.)
Below (A): checking shots.
Below (M): earring, custom made.
Below (M): a close-up of the necklace and the ring.
Below (M): checking shots again. As you can see, the jacket closes properly. I want to find another style of shirt with this jacket too. With a shirt like this, the outfit is a little masculine. Not that this is bad, but I do need the pumps for balance in the outfit.
It was a splendid afternoon. Needless to say we chatted a lot. Girlfriend gatherings… you know how I feel about those.