Tuesday, June 26, 2012

South Africa!

South Africa, my home away from home... Having lived here for eight years it always feels like coming home when i step out of the airplane and run into the waiting arms of my family. It's always in that moment that I realise how much I actually missed them and how much I actually missed South Africa. Having moved back to Holland when I was sixteen it was just something I did, not something I really thought about. I was looking for excitement and a place where my dreams of becoming a dancer would turn into a reality. Holland could give me both those things. It's only now, being a bit older and wiser that I realise just how much influence South Africa has had on me. I miss my family more than I can describe but there is something else that will always keep me connected with this beautiful country. I guess it is something that you will only fully understand after having lived here cause most people ask me how I could stand the gates, the crime and being surrounded by so many poor people. But South Africa is about more than that. It's about different cultures, beautiful red earth and mountains, a wonderful warm sun and amazing, interesting people. Having been surrounded by these things for so many years I've learned that it will never get out of your system, it will always pull at you and you will always want you to go back at least once a year. Just to smell and feel South Africa.
Being here now after a couple of stressful months, a few heartbreaks and graduation behind me all I can do is feel incredibly happy and lucky that I'm fortunate enough to have parents who decided to take a huge leap and move with five kids to Africa...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Concreat City, On my Mind

I love my job! a couple of weeks ago i danced in a video clip from Concreat City, On my Mind and this is the result! Let me know what you think and feel free to share it :) 


Follow the Link and watch the video!!!!

Concreat City, On my Mind!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Food Porn!

I'm a huge fan of real food. I guess pretty shaped cut carrots might be fun to look at and people who have nothing to do love cutting hearts out of potatoes and build mini buildings out of beans but it's just not really my thing. I'm so happy with my new cookbook from Jamie Olivier, a messy chef who enjoys making real honest food with beautiful products...
I have spend the day flipping the pages and getting inspired, here is some of my favorite food porn!                                                                                


Remember people, 
First come, First serve! 
who's coming to eat? 

Friday, May 11, 2012


So I'm  a huge fan of everything neon and bright lately... having already got the clothes, shoes and accessories down i figured I'd take the next step! let me know what you think! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Freedom day!

Freedom day! 
let us never forget how lucky we are that we are free.
free to make our own decisions
free to love who we want
thank you to all the people who made this possible...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Queens Day!!

So in Holland we have this day celebrating the queen... It actually just comes down to a public holiday where everyone dresses up in orange and gets drunk! 
The best way to celebrate Queens day in Amsterdam is getting on a boat and going through the canals with hundreds of other boats, everyone has music on, beers are being passed around and there is just a shit load of love in the air...
I had to work this Queens day promoting electronic family! Together with my best friend we had to dance and party. Luckily it was on a boat, in the canals, where the beers were passed from boat to boat and the love was everywhere! 

                       Lang leven de Koningin! 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gin, Vodka, Tonic, Lime

A picture says more than a thousand words...


Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunny day in Amsterdam

I love Amsterdam. Especially when  Holland is blessed with the sun! This doesn't happen very often so when it does, you need to take some serious advantage of it! So that's what my cousin Tsjatsja and i did today. Walking around Amsterdam, having lunch at Bagels & Beans, getting candy floss at the carnival on dam square and flaamse frieten at mannetje pis! Loved this day, love the sun and love summery outfits...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love for Joosje!

There a a few things in life that really make me happy. Vintage shopping is one of them. Yes i can all hear you thinking, wow superficial whatever happened to world peace, but I'm just being honest. For me spending hours on a market searching through piles of clothes that other people call old or costumes ,makes me happy. Finding that one special item or that one dress that you didn't even know you missed until you found it... It has something to do with the hunt, the charge, and finally, strutting around Amsterdam in that one of a kind item, pure bliss! 
Alright I'll be honest, that sounds pretty superficial! But there is another reason why i love vintage shopping. Its not about spending money, it's not about showing of what you have. I love knowing that i can make something fun and me out of that old piece of clothing, i love wearing my grandmothers old skirts and my mothers tight black pencil skirt. I love giving something a second life, making something out of it. Making something out of someone else's hand me downs. 
One of the things I love about Amsterdam is that you have a lot vintage stores. One of my favourite is called, Joosje (Spuistraat 62 H). They have everything from bags, shoes, earrings and all the kind of clothes you van imagine. The people that work there are always willing to help or lend a creative idea to make an outfit work. The clothes i find there i can't imagine them being anyone's trash, but even if they are, they now are my treasure... Let me know what you think of them! 

Jeans: Levi 501
Blouse: Somewhere in France, must admit i totally see me walking around Paris in it!
Scarf: It used to be my godmothers

Flower skirt/pants: Can't find a label, thank you to the person with great style  for passing them along! 

This was love at first sight!
Silk Jumpsuit: Yessica