WHAT A LIFE! (and what a jetlag)
A Year in the Life of Face Hunter by publisher Thames & Hudson shows us the crazy life of globetrotting fashion blogger Yvan Rodic a.k.a. Face Hunter (for those who have no clue about fashion blogging). The book follows Yvan through more than thirty of his favorite cities on a typical year-long traveling session around the world, during which he covers 432,044 km, visits two or three different countries a week and circles the globe more than ten times, doing some serious people-watching, photographing and partying from New York and Paris to Reykjavík, Batumi and beyond (Amsterdam!).
A Year in the Life of Face Hunter is a personal travel diary that contains not only numerous portraits of happy bright and shining people from allover the world, but also Yvan’s opinions and experiences on the cities he has visited.
On his vivid photographs you see big name fashion industry insiders and dozens of fashion bloggers. One fashion blogger also pops up in different cities. Recognizing her and the rest or not, the book leaves you behind with questions. It’s like having a look inside somebody’s holiday photo album, but the person who can give you the background details is missing. I wish I could hear the stories behind the pictures. What happened there and who is that girl and that fellow? What’s that guy with the kid doing?
For those who wonder too: you can ask Yvan more about the photos in person! Mr. Face Hunter visits Amsterdam (again) on Saturday May 25 and will sign his latest book in the American Book Center from 3pm. Check the ABC website for more details. And, dress to impress!
A Year in the Life of Face Hunter
by Yvan Rodic
THAMES & HUDSON, UK Edition
ISBN 9780500516782, € 19.95
Last Thursday I introduced together with my dear friend Fidessa Docters van Leeuwen our new book: Lichter leven (translation: Living light).
Lichter leven is a ‘lightstyle inspiration book’, full of real life examples, meditation, yoga and a dash of mindfulness to brighten up our daily existence.
Cross fingers that the book will be published in English as well!
Dutch readers: for more information on the book, please visit www.light-style.org.
After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has finally reopened its doors 2.5 weeks ago. The museum is known for the work of Dutch School painters like Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer.
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam brings its own hommage to the reopening of the Rijksmuseum with its Classic Afternoon Tea in Old Masters’ style. Eatable art it is! The Old Masters Afternoon Tea contains typical old-Dutch food like herring on rye bread and a burger of Amsterdam ‘osseworst’, a regional beef sausage.
Not my cup of tea as a diehard vegetarian, but I had to share this, because it looks amazing!
Daily served from 3pm – 5.30 pm in the Brasserie for 35 euros p.p.
The Conservatorium Hotel is situated in the Museum Quarter with world class Amsterdam museums like the Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum.
See also the website HERE.
The color palette of the limited Aveda Art of Nature Make-Up Collection spring/summer 2013 starts with pure pastels like the first buds of spring, and builds into exotic, high-summer color. I like this kind of product presentation.
Recently I visited Marleen Albers van der Linden and Saskia Schipper of Leg-inc in their Amsterdam studio. Better than pants is the slogan of their brand. A phrase that fits their designs perfectly!
The ‘leggings’ (Marleen and Saskia prefer to say Leg-incs or pants) fit as beautiful as trousers with the perfect shape. Long legs for a looser fit and no high water effect and made of double-stretch material, so no ugly flubbing knees. The pants are high waisted and that prevents us for visible love handles under tight dresses. Besides the great fitting, Leg-inc is also known for its crazy prints and luxury materials. Whenever I wear their pants with peacock eyes, positive comments is all I get!
Leg-inc designs are available via their website, but you can also make an appointment for a private fitting at the studio. Marleen and Saskia, who started their company one year ago, also organize sale parties at people’s homes, just like the Tupperware parties. The host of the party receives a pair of Leg-inc by choice. When desired the designers also produce tailor-made. “Sometimes somebody has wider ankles or a bigger behind, but a small waist. That’s no problem for us. A perfect fit should be available for every unique shape!”
“We only chose beautiful materials of exclusive qualities. Materials that last for ages and that are sustainable because of that. For that reason we started our kids leggings, in the beginning made of rest materials only. You can also find a lot of Barbie dolls and toys in mini Leg-incs around us! What our future plans are? Well, we love to be available international. Currently we are working on a new website. Another goal is to design our own patterns and materials.”
After more than a century The Netherlands, the country I live in, will get a new King on April 30.
Queen Beatrix will relinquish the crown to her son Prince Willem-Alexander.
April 30 will also be the last time that we celebrate Queensday, always a giant party in Amsterdam. From next year it will be Kingsday on every 27th of April.
For those who want to celebrate the crowning in unique style, media platform ONESECPLEASE and the new Amsterdam shop PRJCT AMS have released these two Tees portraying Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Maxima.
The wicked illustrations are made by illustrator Kristel Steenbergen.
Available from April 19, in the sizes XS – XXL, for € 39,95 via PRJCT AMS (Gasthuismolensteeg 18, Amsterdam), de Bijenkorf, online at the Vive L’Homme website (the label of the T-shirts) and other places (check ONESECPLEASE for details).
Of each sold T-shirt a percentage is donated to – what’s in a color – Orange Babies.