What a delightful sight! For the first time in about 6 years, parts of the canals in Amsterdam have frozen hard enough to walk and skate on the ice. Spring is right around the corner, but the biting cold and frozen waterways that have suddenly come out of nowhere definitely say otherwise. It’s winter all over again! Show Me More…
Remembering the previous years we attended Amsterdam Open Air Festival, It seems to have become a subconscious tradition for us to arrive early to comfortably lay down and settle in the grass around the chill out zone while our friends trickle in one-by-one to join us. This area is usually located alongside the water, scattered with beanbags, cushions and hammocks while tranquilizing music serves its purpose to break the early afternoon and relax, preparing us for the exciting yet strenuous day ahead.
With the pink blossom petals floating through the air, we find ourselves soaring within rebellious realms with our modern day, rockabilly inspired ensembles. The frilly pastel pink petticoat for her is sonorous with our surroundings, forming a delicate style clash with the cropped plaid slacks for him and neo rock n’ roll elements of this deliberate discordance. Fashion is art and you are the canvas.
With the frivolousness of latter-day fashion, too school for cool is the new cool. Our neoteric contemporary ensembles waveringly verge on the hipster-ish demeanor which saunteringly plagues today’s streets. The black ‘n white stripes and stark white common projects off-set the abundance of black for him, flanked by the inky eclection featuring a culotte jumpsuit with cut-out details for her. Fashion is not our name, but it is our game.
Would it be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the 1970’s? Our ensembles are inspired by this funky decade featuring some flirty denim flares and frilly bell sleeves for her, flanked by the sexy suede and immutable turtleneck for him. Judging by the looks of these lovers, the jive talkin’, jive walkin’ trends are stayin’ alive. Fashion is cyclical, after all.
As we neareth the end of May, each day paints the sky either blue or gray, to match the petrichor fray. Our office to London gig-goer ensembles subsume a hint of urban Brit sophistication. Never a fad, is the timeless grey on blue on grey-blue glen plaid for him, flanked by a black and white glen plaid for her paired with distressed boyfriend jeans. Finally, to soften the tread of our trotter, classic Chucks do the trick since 1921.
We were quite jubilant to see a true seventies revival throughout current spring collections, following warm colour stories and retro-chic elements. We jump right on the bandwagon with ensembles in brown, beige and bronze hues paired with a classic dark denim jacket for him, alongside the hip hugging, high-waisted corduroy skirt and fluffy coat for her. Cognac brogues, octagonal sunglasses and a floppy hat finish these groovy looks.
Ready for a night on the town, our black leather ensembles, captured by the flashing lights, alluringly complement the black & white Balmain chevron and intrinsic scaled stud print. On a chilly spring night, a little faux fur never hurt nobody, but are they ready for the jelly of the ombré Furla candy bag?
Regardless of whether or not we parked our motorcycles around the corner, a classic biker jacket is quintessential to every wardrobe. Soaking up the little pocketful of sunshine shining through the branches of mahogany budding blossom, black leather layered over charcoal, graphite and grey interlock knits make ideal ensembles for the breezy early spring days.
Dreaming away to the lush jazzy sounds of songs from times past, our ensembles reprise the elegant charm of these soulful serenades, featuring a ton-sur-ton vivid emerald green look, along with a classic brown thornproof tweed two-piece. Lastly, with a stylish pocketwatch chained to your vest, time is never lost.
With the mauve ivy backdrop streaked with the sparse sun rays, the whimsical surroundings certainly do our ‘haute hippie’ ensembles justice. Ubiquitous in high street fashion, hippie chique with just a hint of boho, or vice versa. An ensemble that bottles bohemia? It’s a fashion rhapsody we shall surely revisit with pleasure.