Hope for Amsterdam, in all possible ways. Swedish label Hope opened her first store outside her Scandnavian homeland and I – as a true lover of the brand – couldn’t be more excited about it. With womenswear, menswear ánd interior goodies in store this might be one of my go to places during my monthly shopping round (yep, I’m that kinda girl.. we all need to indulge every once in a while, am I right?).
The store is located in the Nine Streets area of my hometown Amsterdam, so whenever you’re in town, definitely pay a visit to this awesome new hotspot. We might meet eachother there ;) Curious what I took home? Stay tuned..
Hope – Hartenstraat 26, Amsterdam
Home. Is home the place we run to, or the place we run from? I have to admit that sometimes I start to feel lost in the place I used to call home, while on the other side I feel like finally putting together a puzzle while being abroad. In Copenhagen – the city I fell in love with – that is. I chose to do a random photopost to give an impression of the weekend I spent in Copenhagen last week as a little foretaste on the Roskilde festival that will occur this summer. Special thanks to the Lahme-team, for making it all possible, it was amazing.
For those who asked (I received several questions on Twitter and by e-mail): we stayed at the Wake-up Copenhagen Hotel just around the corner of Central Station, so that was perfect! The hotel was very clean, modern, light.. So if you want to go to Copenhagen and book a nice hotel for a nice price as well: I recommend this one.
Oh well, what can I say. Did I really just start this post with this goofy picture? Yes I did. Why? This picture literally captures all I felt this week in one single frame: freezing cold, but fun nevertheless (oh and yes, I can be a bit dorky sometimes and fool around like an idiot, sorry Lucy and Joyce, my travelmates, but thanks for coping with my impaired state of mind, haha lol!). In this post I’ll give you guys an overview of what my week in Copenhagen looked like, since I took so many pictures (I could make 5 posts out of them, don’t worry, I’m not gonna spam you) and because I guess you guys might like to see what this hectic and lovely week was all about.
First of all, I stayed in this awesome hotel near Central Station in Vesterbro, one of my favourite areas in the whole city. Perfect location, great service, sweet hotel staff.. everything just fine, I’d really recommend this one if you’ll every go to Copenhagen. So thank you Andersen Hotel, for having us. And thanks Bloggernet for making it possible :)
In the short period of time I had in Copenhagen (four days like a lot, but really isn’t), I actually visited quite a lot of shows. Pics above were taken at the Wood Wood show (1st pic out of three) and the other two at the Ann Sophie Madsen show. Wood Wood showed this very wearable and streetsmart collection. Cool jackets, awesome sweats, loved it. Ann Sophie Madsen on the other hand, showed us lots of fur (hope it was faux? Didn’t look like it..), leather, futuristic helmets and workerboots. Not so wearable in daily live, but still an awesome show to watch. The fact that it took place in a freezingcold parkinglot (poor models!) even added up to the whole industrial atmosphere.
Lucy (she took the three pics above) and I paid a visit to the Baum und Pferdgarten showroom and were completely overwhelmed by the kindness we were welcomed with (ok, and that wonderful lightcoloured coat – that had my name written all over it – made me almost faint as well). I already loved the collection on the runway (we visited their show as well), but it was even better to be able too feel and see the pieces from up close.
I really loved the loose ponytails at the Bruuns Bazaar show. I’ve always been a fan of not too polished hair, but this version, at least to me, was the perfect merge between messy hair and a polished finish. Guess I will never be able to accomplish it myself, so I’m glad at least I’ve got this picture to drool over. Talking about drooling: I visited the By Malene Birger show (wonderful collection, I even liked the sequins that were coming back on several pieces! I say ‘even’, since usually I’m not the biggest sequin-lover out there.. ) and was blown away (literally, I could feel the loud bass of the music pounding on my chest). Especially by the coats, they were amazing, and I could literally see myself wearing all of them. After the show I got the opportunity to go backstage but to be honest: it was pretty crowded out there, so I decided to have a quick peek at the collection and head back to my hotel. Exhausted after a busy day full of shows and meetings.
What is it with the Danish and making the most amazing coats ever? Even though I never thought I’d opt for pink (guess what, I already did!), I really liked this bubblegum pink friend by Ganni. Ganni decided to show their collection in Davids Samling Museum, such an awesome and original idea! I loved walking around the museum and have to opportunity to take a closer look at the models and their most amazing pieces.
Copenhagen, once again, you were amazing! Even though I cursed the cutting, freezing wind quite often, and even though I prefer walking around this city bare legged (like Lucy and I did last summer) instead of bundling up to prepare ourselves for the snow, Copenhagen would not have felt the same without it.
Dennis Diem ^
Dorhout Mees ^
Rebecca Ward ^
Quite a challenge to make a selection out of the pictures I took this week. I saw some amazing pieces during this Fashionweek in Amsterdam, but decided the moments captured above deserved to make it to the cut. Not gonna explain why I chose these, because I like pictures to speak for them selves. My fave? The graciously falling/dancing model (3rd pic) from Dennis Diem’s show. Awesome. How about yours?
Gotta hurry and start packing my bags for my trip to Copenhagen tomorrow! So excited, but still so many things to do (in so little time) before heading off to the North. Better get moving!
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