Design & Craft fair this weekend in Amsterdam

Me and my bag (1 van 2)When you are addicted, you should not go to places where you know you are going to be tempted. I know. My shopping addiction or, if you want to sugar that, my love for beauty ¬†ūüėÜ ¬†forced me to go on a financial diet. One which I had vowed to stick to for 5 months. I lasted 5 weeks. Because of this bag. When you are in The Netherlands this weekend, you should go to the Design & Craft fair in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Below you will find all of my photos. I do appologize for the poor quality. If you want to see better ones and get more information (in English and Dutch), click on this link. I will put the designer’s name with nearly every picture I took and you can find all their stuff for sale in the webshop, which is unfortunately only in Dutch. Never mind … you know what a euro is, you can see the designer’s name and you can see the item… what more do you need?¬† View Post

Shoes

Shoes exhibition (22)Yes shoes…. lots and lots of them at the Shoe Exhibition in the Kunsthal, Rotterdam (runs until May 11 2014).It was a terrific exhibition, very well done. Beautiful shoes, art shoes, naughty shoes. So, so many. From ancient days to today, nicely arranged with numbers next to them, allowing you to look up the year they were produced and who designed them.¬†With most shoes I will add the brand and the year. The first one at the top of this post is from 2011 by Andreia Chaves. It is called “Naked Version”. The inside shoe is leather and the black is 3D (print) nylon. View Post

Shopping in Amsterdam… Haarlemmerstraat

Amsterdam Haarlemmerstr 13This time my shopping in Amsterdam was aimed at vintage stores in Haarlemmerstraat. However, old clothes and shoes are less captivating than stunning buildings, canals and beautifully displayed merchandise. To solve that “problem”, my two colleague friends came with me: Anke and Sabine. They are modelling the merchandise. Both are very stylish and shopaholics (like me). Lovely personalities, so much fun to be with. We had a ball. View Post

Teal booties, skinnies and the Angela Caputi necklace

Teal Unisa shoes and Angela Caputi necklace 1In December my stepdaughter and I went shopping together at The Bijenkorf, a large department store in Amsterdam. A sensible choice as we both carried gift cards for this store, courtesy of Ron (my husband and Nicky’s father).¬†As I have a lot of black clothes, especially this year, some pop of colour and some interest, like with these teal booties, seemed very welcome. Also, in the weekend, I like to wear low heels as I walk a lot. They¬†are very comfortable and so different from what you normally see. Which always attracts me. View Post