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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vogue Fashion Festival 2017 Amsterdam























After London and Paris, it was finally Amsterdam's turn to host the Vogue Fashion festival. Ever since I read about the first Vogue festival in London in 2012, I've been dying to go! This weekend I attended the first Dutch edition, held at the luxurious Amstel Hotel.

As brand manager Hante Anema explained, when Vogue organizes an event, any event, it's meant to be larger than life. And in fact it was! The team of Vogue Netherlands came up with an amazing programme, with inspirational debates, interviews, workshops, lectures and styling advice.

The line-up included fashion designers Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren, (Viktor&Rolf), Claes Iversen, Jan Taminiau, Dean & Dan Caten (Dsquared2), stylists Monica Rose, Meredith Koop (Michelle Obama's stylist), models Rose Bertram and Marjan Jonkman, journalist Milou van Rossum, influencers Negin Mirsalehi, Anna Nooshin and Linda Tol and many more.

The festival kicked off with a warm welcome by Editor in Chief Vogue Netherlands Karin Swerink, followed by "Fiona in bed with Viktor & Rolf'" (and Rolf's dog Zwaentje). Fashion Features Director Vogue Netherlands and renowned fashion journalist Fiona Hering did a really good job at making them feel comfortable. With her sense of humor and laidback personality she was able to get them in a rare, talkative mood. Another fun interview was the one she did with Dean and Dan Caten.

However, to me the highlight of the festival was meeting the Vogue directors, editors, stylists, brand & event managers! Learning more about their diverse backgrounds, passions, drive, do's & don'ts was very enlightening. During a speeddate session they gave us all the inside information about working at Vogue.

Last but not least, I got a complete makeover... hair, makeup, nails, the works! My hair was done by Ruben for Rob Peetoom, makeup by MAC Cosmetics, nails by Essie. I really liked the result. (Hence the various pictures.) Good job Vogue Nederland; I am already looking forward to next year!

Coffee by Vascobelo;
Champagne by Mo√ęt & Chandon;
Food by Amstel Hotel;
Flowers by LM Flower Fashion.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.vogue.nl/fashion-festival
https://www.vogue.nl

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Women of Pitti Uomo




















Pitti Uomo is all about the boys, but since a couple of years more and more women are coming to Florence for the biggest menswear trade show in the world. And just like all the male visitors, the women dress up to stand out. From Italian bombshells to African queens, from Japanese Lolitas to Scandinavian glamazons... they're all there.

One of my favourites is the "Black Pinup", a lady dressed in forties and fifties style, shown here twice with her partner in crime. (You'll find her on instagram https://www.instagram.com/theblackpinup). I'm also a big fan of all the ladies sporting sharp tailored suits, borrowed from the boys!

Pitti Uomo is a streetstyle photographer's dream... I really don't know any other place in the world that is so oozing style like Florence in january and june! To read more about Pitti Uomo, please continue here: https://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2013/06/menswear-as-good-as-it-gets.html

Thursday, September 21, 2017

White Party on board





















This summer I went cruising with Club Med in the Mediterranean and one of the dresscodes was “all white”. It was my first cruise and my first “white party”… and I have to say: it was epic! Club Med sure knows how to throw a party; in fact every day we danced the night away under the stars… But the white party was definitely the most special evening of them all. Practically everyone respected the dress code and all the guests and G.O.s (Club Med staff members) looked spectacular!

Before our departure, we were informed about the various party themes and dress codes, so I threw a white vintage dress in my suitcase and it turned out to be a great match with the party decorations… very funny! The party started by daylight with cocktails and ended with Brazilian music (and many more cocktails & champagne) early in the morning…

Read more about my trip on the Club Med 2 here:
http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2017/08/cruising-with-club-med.html

For more information about Club Med, please continue here:
Dutch website: https://www.clubmed.nl
French website: https://www.clubmed.fr
English (US) website: https://www.clubmed.us