Month: July 2015

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15 Berlin shops you should know about

Like I promised in a previous post, I’m about to share my favorite shops of Berlin. Over the past few years I can almost say I became a bit of a Berlin local as well. Like I can dream about the underground stations, and I’m pretty sure I tasted every Berlin beer I came across to haha. When it comes to shopping, it’s no shock that Berlin hosts some of the best streetwear-, sneaker- and concept stores in Europe. But in a town that’s almost 4 times bigger than Amsterdam, it can be a bit difficult figuring out on where to go. My advice: just wander around. For me it’s the best way to discover Berlin’s finest treasures, including stores, clubs, coffee bars, bookstores, cafés and galleries. But I can imagine if you planned on a short-stay trip maybe you don’t have time to wander around for hours. So I made a small list of 15 of my favorite shops which are definitely worth seeking out. Oh, and please take in mind most of them …

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Summer Whites

Summer in The Netherlands equals unexpected rainfalls every now and then. So when I was was about to shoot my own customized Reebok Insta Pump Fury’s the other day, I didn’t saw the rain coming. My weather app likes to lie to me, but this time it turned out really positive for me. When we arrived at the location, the rain had left an amazing pattern on the concrete floors. It was really fascinating to see, how the water followed it’s natural way and flooded by. So I took advantage of the moment and returned with these killer shots of my new summer whites. Wearing: Mango top / House of Sunny cigarette pants / Reebok customized Insta Pump Fury / Komono sunglasses

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Berlin Bound

So last week I went to Berlin with my boyfriend and yes, it’s always good to be back again. Normally each summer we travel to the German capital to visit Fashion Week and the tradeshows for THRLD, but this time we had a different goal: supporting our friends at ANT Origins, a Dutch streetwear label. It was their first time participating at the Bright tradeshow, and we followed them for one day at the ANT booth. We have a little history with the brand as I shot their lookbooks for the last two years. It’s cool to see how many progress they made so far, and are still continuing evolving the brand to a whole new level. So proud of the team and grateful to be part of it as well. We made a video recap of this journey which will be up on THRLD tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. Jordi & I had decided that one day of strolling through the Bright & SEEK tradeshows was enough. We wanted to enjoy Berlin to …

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Fundació Joan Miró

I didn’t share you all of my adventures while I was staying in Barcelona for only 72 hrs. Next to partying at Sónar festival and visiting the city’s finest places, I’ve also discovered this new place which is the Fundació Joan Miró museum. As I told you before I’ve been to Barcelona for many times, so when we go back it’s always a challenge to check up on new area’s. However, my boy and I just love exploring local art activities, and so it happened we ended up at the Joan Miró exposition. Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a true explorer as well, as he mastered many different techniques, including painting, sculpture, litographs, tapestries and ceramics, but he’s best known for his work as a (surrealist) painter. The artist and his (famous) artistic friends decided that Barcelona needed a space to display Miró’s work and, at the artist’s insistence, to showcase work by contemporary artists. And so it went, the Fundació Joan Miró opened to the public in 1975 and still remains a dynamic space where …

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A talk with fashion designer Melissa Araujo

It’s time to introduce you to a new column on un-cluttered: ‘A Talk With’. In this section I’ll catch up with like-minded individuals who inspire me on a daily base with their unique approach on minimalism. For this first column I reached out to fashion designer Melissa Araujo who I’ve virtually met on Instagram a while ago and keeps surprising me ever since with her effortless style and minimalistic designs. Melissa runs her own clothing label inspired by architecture and geometric shapes with a timeless feel to it. In this way Melissa’s allowing modern women to wear the pieces year around as a statement or a staple piece. Hi Melissa, please introduce yourself! “I am originally from Brazil, moved to Canada to pursue a Marketing Degree, but once I finished, realized it was not as creative as I thought it would be. As I was deciding on what to do next with my professional life, I started to remember that many of my friends were always asking where I bought my clothes and where they …