Thursday Treasure: Fashion in The NY- MET!

Ok ok my first story about my amazing visit in the big apple, NYC… so starting with some fashion in this weeks Thursday Treasure: Manus X Machina in The MetMuseum! Walking up the steps from this humongous and monumental building, the New York- feeling starts to kick in… Sounds cliché, but it felt like starring in an…

Thursday Treasure: Invader!

Take a look around.. There’s art everywhere around you, even in the streets!! During my trip in Paris, I was surrounded by the most beautiful ancient buildings, churches and stunning museums, but also by the most amazing street art, like the work of the awesome artist Invader!Invader took his name from the famous 1978 arcade game,…

Alice in Glitter Campingland!

A lake of happiness, a silent disco boat and a lot of glitter.. the amazing ingredients of last weekends Solar Festival. Past weekend me and the unicorn- posse drove to the south of the Netherlands to experience a weekend of dancing in the moonlight. Packed with the best festival gear: a lot of glitter make-up, fanny packs,…

Thursday Treasure: The Art of Banksy!

“The Art of Banksy,” is a current exhibition at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam and features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the famous artist with his unverified identity. This intriguing artist was on the list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010 and found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady…

The Great English Bake Off of Cycling: The Tour de France!

Froome running up the Mont Ventoux in his yellow jersey, the cycling performance of our national pride Dumoulin or the glamorous finish in Paris. These famous images and stories are well-known or discussed each evening by TV- hosts while they are standing in a picturesque village or a typical French kitchen. But what is really going on behind the scenes during the Tour de France?…

Thursday Treasure: Bernadette Corporation!

From fabulous fashion, to intriguing art projects, films and a magazine.. this is just some of the work done by the New York artist collective, Bernadette Corporation.The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents a dynamic exhibition that will excite your senses. The artist collective Bernadette Corporation first combined the different worlds of fashion, film and magazines in 1994.  Influences from…

Couscous & Shoes!

The best combination you can have… Nice food, shoes, great people and the feeling of a warm an intimate Sunday night with friends and family. The amazing shoe brand Mr. Ali Amsterdam arranged a small and beautiful get-together  at X Bank Amsterdam to show their sizzling shoe collection. The mastermind behind these leather babies is the beautiful…

Thursday Treasure: Nadia Lee Cohen!

I’m still working at the Tour de France, but at the same time I’m busy writing my master thesis. I can’t tell you everything yet, but to reveal one part of the secret; it’s about female photographers. And one of my favorite girls is the beautiful and intriguing American, Nadia Lee Cohen.Her photographs almost look surreal,…

Thursday Treasure: Alfredo Jaar!

Images have been reproached for being a way of watching suffering at a distance, as if there were some other way of watching. But watching up close, without the mediation of an image, is still just watching.” Susan Sontag (1933-2004) mentions this in her book Regarding the Pain of Others. This Thursday I will discuss this so-called…

Thursday Treasure: Renoir

The main thing I’ll be seeing this month are boys in slick cycling uniforms, because during July I’m working for a Dutch broadcasting company at the Tour de France. So the cycling boys influenced this week’s Thursday Treasure a lot! With the entire Tour de France- circus, we drove through the enchanting French city, Limoges. This charming…

Thursday Treasure: Vik Muniz

We all know the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring or the Mona Lisa, but have you ever seen these girls their backs? Well now it’s possible at the exhibition Versos of Vik Muniz(1961)- in The Mauritshuis, The Hague.If you enter the exhibition space it looks unfinished, because the only thing you see are some paintings turned against the wall. But…

Butterflies, Shoppingbags & Life Vests at KABK

A big open raw space, bright lights, a group of amazingly well-dressed people and some pounding musicbeats. This must have been the setting for the slamming fashion show EXPOSED of the KABK- fashion graduates.Me and my on-point fashionpartner in crime, gazed upon an intriguing runway, that could have been a fashionable interpretation of nowadays society. The Royal Academy The Hague…