Wild Young Minds: July 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010


I still get to pick a present for my grades list of this year.
I can't make a choice between these three things.

- 'Influence' by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
A style book with many photos of fashion icons and magazines and designers that inspire the twins. Interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg and many others. Price: 25 euros.

- The Audrey Hepburn Collection.

Seven films of my favourite movie star, including 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'My Fair Lady' and 'Roman Holiday'. Price: 18 euros.

- Teen Vogue Hand Book
All the information and photos about style, fashion and models. Price: 13 euros.

I don't knooooooow.

Which one should you choose?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Freja Beha Erichsen in British Vogue August Issue

What the Future may bring us

The Sellout

Macy Gray's new album 'The Sellout', I definitely recommend it!
Especially the songs 'Kissed it', 'The Sellout', 'Beauty in the World' and 'Lately'

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Magdalena Frackowiak

I've seen this girl everywhere this season - from major shoots in Vogue till fashion shows (f/w '10) of Chanel, Christian Dior, etc. Magdalena Frackowiak was born in 1984 in Gdańsk, Poland. She began appearing on international runways in 2006.

How did she start? Magdalena was sixteen when her mother sent her pictures to a Warsaw agency's modeling contest. She won, and was scouted by Darek Kumosa of the Model Plus Agency. She is currently signed with DNA Models in New York.

She has been on the cover of Italian, German, Japanese, and Russian Vogue and Numéro 103. Magdalena currently lives in New York.

I think she has a very special appearance, the form of her head is gorgeous, her cheeks are very wide face, not thick, definitely not, but her cheekbones have this particular size. I love it!

Barcelona, te quiero

First time in Spain, and I adore the atmosphere.
Waking up at 9 o'clock (bit too early though), having breakfast, see the city and the culture, siesta, do some shopping and going to the beach. Followed by the swimming pool in the hotel, getting ready for the evening, eating tapas in the city and drinking Sangria (which is delicious!) or a Mojito and lounge around the city.
This was only one particular day, we did do the eating, drinking and culture part, but the beach was only one day.It's a shame, cause it's so relaxing and yes, I got a little brown on my belly ;)

My family and I go to a city every year, mostly in May and then we go to Greece or some other hot country in August. This year we had to change plans, because we were to late to book a hotel in May in Barcelona. Silly. But anyway, we went respectively to Paris, London, Rome, New York, Berlin and now Barcelona. The other cities we went were a lot more familiar than Barcelona. What did I know about Barca? The Sagrada Familia maybe (the original church, designed by Gaudi) and FC Barcelona and the stadium Camp Nou. That was it. This made Barcelona different, not a disappointment, but less impressive than the other cities.

What I loved most maybe were the facades from the apartments in the streets. They were so stylish, almost like Paris. And of course I like the Spanish style, the music, the language, the guys. I bought the Spanish Vogue (of course), though I don't understand a single word, the photos are beautiful.

We had the best hotel. The Astoria hotel, the rooms were 4 times bigger than our hotel in London, I guess. It had a very nice equipment, with old advertisements on the wall and golden stairs. We had a little swimming pool on the roof, with a view on entire Barcelona.

We saw a lot of wonderful views this week. We walked all the way to a very high point of the city and took a telpher line (kabelbaan) to slide over the city, we had an excellent view over the sea and the Sagrada Familia and the houses. It was lovely. On our way back we stopped to jump in the Olympic Swimming Pool. We had to pay, though :)

Since I didn't spend my entire bank account in London (the pound decreased when I was there, and I had to pay my dad afterwards, which was very profitable for me), I planned to go shopping in Barcelona as well. Unfortunately, we didn't have a lot of time, cause we had a very busy schedule and we had to walk a lot. Anyway, I had some time on Saturday, so I went to the Zara, H&M, Mango, Bershka, etc. The H&M was amazing, the sale was huge, so I bought a jumper, a dress, a ring and a bracelet. The Zara and the Mango were a bit disappointing. And then I also saw the Topshop but it was very expensive, as I already found out in London. I was doubting about a blouse (it was stunning), but finally, I didn't buy it.

My brother and I went to see the biggest football staduim in Europe, Camp Nou of FC Barcelona. It was amazing, funny how a football club can turn into a brand. They sold everything there. We had a tour through the museum (impressive cups and stories), the stadium and the dressing rooms. It's nice to see that Holland (and then I mean Dutch players as Johan Cruijf, Philip Cocu, Giovanni van Bronckhost, Mark van Bommel and Frank and Ronald de Boer, etc.

On Sunday we saw a lot of Gaudi's (a Spanish artist of the nineteenth century) work. It's very typical, but I love it. We went to Park Guell, and that's almost like a fairytale. Big weird houses and statues. Crazy yet awesome!

We enjoyed the Spanish food. We had a breakfast buffet at our hotel, with chocolate croissants, all kinds of bread, fruit, muffins, etc. Most of the time we had a hot lunch as pasta or pizza. We ate tapas two times. It's very fun! All those little plates on your table, with fish, salad, fries, etc. And the wine in Spain is definitely nice.

I was sad the vacation was over. My mom's always looking forward to go home, but I hate it. It's not that I don't like home, but I just like vacation better. Well, it might be the first day of an entire year I've got nothing I really need to do. So reading, watching tv and blogging will do, I think ;)

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Barcelona Baby

Off to Barcelona till Monday, so won't be blogging ;)

Solange Knowles

Beyoncé's sis looks almost better than herself.
I love the atmosphere of this photos, very carefree and sunny.

London, baby!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Doutzen's pregnant!

God, I missed the news while I was in London.
One of the most famous supermodels in the world - our Frisian Doutzen Kroes - is having a baby. Her boyfriend is DJ Sunnery James.
I'm so happy for her, she's not only stunning, but also very friendly - at least that's what I saw in tv-shows and interviews. And I don't expect anything else her.

Congrats, Doutzen!


But what else did you expect?
I've never been so sad to be home again.
The past six days were amazing, if I tell you the whole story, I won't be finished untill I'm going to Barcelona, so that's not gonna happen, but I'll definitely post some pictures, cause it was freakin awesome!

I went with Avalon and my dad, who had to do research in the library and archive, while we did some damn good shopping! We went shopping the entire thursday and friday morning. We also went to two markets, one on Portobello Road with jewelery from ages ago (twenties) and one was a bit Oriental. We bought clothes at Mango, Zara, H&M, Bershka, but also at Urban Outfitters, Topshop and Primark. Especially Urban Outfitters was amazing, it's definitely the best store I've ever been! Unfortunately, it's a bit too expensive for me.

I was in love with the short on this photo, but it was 28 pounds, which is about 50 euros, and that was a bit too much, I thought. Though, Avalon did buy it! So at least I can look at it :)
We've bought lots of clothes and I'm so happy with them, can't wait to show you pictures!

We also saw the Big Ben of course, the Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square (with the lions) and Westminster Abbey.

And OMG, we went to the Lion King! It was the first musical I've been to, and it was absolutely fabulous! The little kids who played Simba and Nala were fantastic, and the costumes were incredibly well made. Elephants, lions, zions, unbelievable. I loved it!

We went to Notting Hill, a lovely colourful village and to Brixton, a village a la Bob Marley. Of course we visited Harrods and we behaved typical Dutch over there, we bought two things, but didn't even spend more than 5 pounds. One tiny chocolate bar and a DVD for 3 pounds. We spent an afternoon in Hyde Park, it was lovely weather so that was perfect! We also wanted to go to Abbey Road, to the most famous level-crossing in the world (you know, from the LP of the Beatles), but unfortunately we were lost -.-

What else did we do? Oh right, we went to Piccadilly Circus (London's Times Square but then ten times smaller) London's party circuit. A painter made us a caricature, it's hilarious! We ate in Brick Lane one night, the students village. We visited a record store, I felt totally at home over there :) and we made pictures in a photo booth, I've never had pictures so good! I don't know how, but the machine made our lips look like we were Brigitte Bardot or someone.

We saw a lot, shopped a lot and laughed a lot. We know the entire underground system and wanted to stay for like, another week, even though we had a tiny hotel room, and the people in the hotel weren't that friendly, the receptioniste looked like a vampire. But whatever, London is so extremely cool and lively, I had a great time!