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STYLE TALK WITH WENDY

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Wendy Rousseau is a true Parisienne by heart, but has been living in Amsterdam since 2010. She currently works as the Fashion Market Editor for Glamour.

STYLE TALK WITH WENDY

STYLE TALK WITH MILOU

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Milou van Poortvliet works as a Marketing Communications PR Manager at Diesel Benelux and she always looks impeccably cool. She is one of those girls that can effortlessly get away with wearing head to ankle menswear, while still looking super sexy. She owns the other half of my Balenciaga earring (that we bought when we thought it was an awesome idea to go outlet shopping in New York with minus 20°C) and we thought it was time for a chat about her super organized wardrobe. “The good thing about working in the fashion industry is that pretty much everything is possible. The work attire at Diesel does not consist of suits or pencil skirts, but involves a whole lot of Diesel denim. The boyfriend and skinny high waisted fits are my favorites, they are easy to convert into an evening appropriate outfit. I would describe my style as minimalistic with an edge. I love clear lines and simplicity, whether it is a pair of silk black smoking pants or a crispy white shirt. I do not need a whole lot of ruffles and prints. I think my style in a way reflects my personality. I don’t feel the need to be loud in the way I dress, I prefer to keep it clean. For me, the right amount of simplicity with good detailing is the most interesting. A bit less is more, no big logos or anything. Sometimes people find it boring, though I notice that the like-minded appreciate things that are well structured and of good quality and there is a sense of acknowledgement for one another. My style can also be described as gender neutral. My outfits always have a boyish touch to them. I love it when things are a bit oversized and especially menswear gives you a touch of nonchalance. I shop a lot at the menswear department – I have a lot of leather bomber menswear jackets – or borrow stuff from my boyfriend and father. Nothing beats their sweaters, shirts and bomber jackets. The bigger the better. I love an understated sexy intelligent cool look with some grunge and street in the mix. I think that pretty much sums it up.” “The denims I wear are (of course) Diesel and Diesel Black Gold. They last a very long time and the variety in washes is endless. But I also buy high street, as they have some great items. The cashmere sweaters of Zara for example are great. Lately I have been trying to invest in timeless pieces. Some of my favourite brands are Vetements, Acne Studios, Alexander Wang, Retrosuperfuture, Jacquemus and Sandro. Aspirational wise I would go for Céline, Sacai and The Row. I prefer to wear flats, boots or sneakers, I am definitely not a heels kind of person. Maybe it is because I am not able to walk in them properly haha, so I’d rather just not. Nothing is less sexy than a woman wearing heels, but not being able to walk in them! Most of my shoes are either Nike (Air Max, Air Force 1 or Huarache) or Acne Studios. Some of my current favourites are my Acne Studios Lenna sandals and the Linden boots, they both fit my style perfectly. Another wardrobe favorite is my Diesel menswear Buster denim that has a vintage wash. I am also really into this off-white Zara blouse with laces on the sides and flared sleeves. And of course my Céline and Jil Sander bags. These are all timeless items I think and that is what I like about them.” Left: Shirt, H&M; Sandals, Acne Studios. Right: Leather Coat, Garella; Shirt, Acne Studios; Leather Vest, Diesel Black Gold; Denim Jacket, Diesel; Blazer, Acne Studios; Bomber Jacket, Diesel. [embed-image row=”1″] “I prefer to invest in accessories. Yes, it’s very damaging to the wallet, but they will give that oomph to your look. For example, the gold Kenya necklace from Figaros Bryllup recently caught my attention. When it comes to bags, I try to go for the more niche models. I would hate to spend a fortune on a designer bag and then suddenly it is everywhere. I want my bags to be unique and different and I want to still love them 30-something years from now. My absolute favorites are the bags from Céline. They are made of beautiful leather and the logo usage is very subtle. I currently have the black Céline bum bag on my mind as a possible next purchase! Another great brand for bags is Loewe. Ever since Jonathan Anderson became in charge, I have been very much inspired by their apparel collections as well and of course his own label J.W. Anderson.” Left: Leather Pants, Sportmax. Right: Bag, Céline; Sunglasses, Retrosuperfuture. [embed-image row=”2″] Right: Bag, Céline; Scarf, Acne Studios; Shoulder Bag, Jil Sander; Wedges, Diesel Black Gold. “One of the best places to shop is abroad. I always think of it as getting a souvenir from my travels. Or maybe this is just my way of justifying certain purchases! This way it always reminds me of the place I was at when I got it and the mood I was in at the time I bought it. Stores that I frequently go to are VOO Store in Berlin, Dover Street Market in New York City, Opening Ceremony and Houben and Renaissance in Antwerp. My favorites for online shopping are The Outnet […]

STYLE TALK WITH MILOU

STYLE TALK WITH BEHNAZ

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& Other Stories’ concept designer Behnaz Aram has a shopping motto that allows you to buy everything you like, because you should buy whatever you like. Time for a chat about style with this intriguing lady.

STYLE TALK WITH BEHNAZ

STYLE TALK WITH ELINOR

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Elinor Nystedt, Head of Creative Studio at the marketing department at Weekday, sure knows how to play with volumes, materials and (mostly muted) colors. When I first met her at an event in Amsterdam I was completely mesmerized by her awesome and super cool sense of style (sorry if I stared at you!) and – since we were visiting Stockholm anyway – I had to make sure to get to know all about her wardrobe secrets. If there’s one person in the entire world that I would instantly exchange wardrobes with…

STYLE TALK WITH ELINOR

STYLE TALK WITH LINN

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Way before anyone else, Stockholm based stylist and essentialist Linn Hägglund kept a fashion blog. After a few years of blogging, she said bye bye to her online personal platform and started focusing on her thus far very successful career as a stylist. She works for magazines such as Note Magazine and Elin Kling’s Styleby and for brands like Filippa K and Little Liffner. In short, Linn is one hell of a stylish lady. Time for a style talk.

STYLE TALK WITH LINN

STYLE TALK WITH MARY

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Mary Wang is a writer living in New York, and a student at the Writing Program at Colombia University. Besides her passion for writing she is also the co-founder of MISS, a platform that celebrates amazing women in the arts. She has two cats that she over-parents, but only because she wants to raise them to become excellent citizens of New York. Time for a style talk with this cat-loving extraordinaire.

STYLE TALK WITH MARY

STYLE TALK WITH STEPHANIE

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As a fashion features editor for Glamour magazine, Stephanie Broek knows about the newest items and trends months before they hit the stores. Putting aside her inner hippie in the name of fashion, we figured it was about time for a style talk.

STYLE TALK WITH STEPHANIE

STYLE TALK WITH ROMY

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As a fulltime model Romy de Vries is constantly surrounded by the newest of the newest. While it might drive others crazy (and turn into a wanna have it all mode?), Romy says it actually helps her make the right choices. Her wardrobe already made it to Vogue once, but with the Thunderbirds and Barbarella as her current inspiration, we thought it was time for a Style Talk with us.

STYLE TALK WITH ROMY

STYLE TALK WITH ULRIKA

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Ulrika Lundgren is the power woman behind Rika, one of our absolute favorite labels and part of our Bermuda Triangle (one of the three stores in Amsterdam we can hardly leave without buying something). The Swedish-born designer has impeccable taste herself and mixes timeless feminine and rock and roll pieces with a hint of the Scandinavian simplicity we love so much. Time for a little peek into her wardrobe and a chat about the Rika aesthetic.

STYLE TALK WITH ULRIKA