Amsterdam Scenes

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Although I’ve been to Amsterdam at the beginning of September, I feel the need to post some of the scenes and snaps from this very energetic, always on-the-go city. The Dutch capital is all about tiles, greenery, bikes (of course) and chic dogs with their CĂ©line totes. That time, I also realised that Amsterdam is such a treasure chest of antique books (at one of the well-hidden markets, I bought a vintage Sotheby’s catalogue for just 2,50 euros – quite proud of myself!). Take a look below.

 

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Taschen in Amsterdam

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Naomi Campbell’s mega-book with the 3-D cover designed by Allen Jones; the David Hockney bible which can only be opened while wearing white gloves; Kishin Shinoyama’s original photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono hanging on the wall – and all that under one roof. Taschen‘s boutique in Amsterdam is like a treasure chest, where the exclusive publishing brand sells the most desired books and albums on Earth. And some really do cost like gold. A must-visit destination for anyone whose soft spot relates to the beauty of print…

P.C. Hooftstraat 44 / Amsterdam

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Photos by Edward Kanarecki

Petit Paris. Sonia Rykiel AW15

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Julie De Libran ambitious plans for Sonia Rykiel rebirth were so promising. But well, for her third season in the “most Parisian houses of all“, De Libran serves us noting more than dusty, boring wardrobe of full of dull corduroy, pretenceful stoles and really, really sad dresses. Nothing caught my eye in the entire collection, even those debutant menswear looks. There is no precise identity to that – and calling everything “Parisian chic” doesn’t work on me anymore. The only thing that really touched my heart, was the carpet and the venue. The carpet was designed by Andre Saraiva while the setting was th St. German boutique of Sonia Rykiel, but totally covered with 5000 French books curated by Thomas Lenthal. That’s chic – reading books.

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