Wild Young Minds: June 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Milk + Honey

Magnificent fall 2012 collection from the Australian label Milk and Honey.
It's nonchalant and chic at the same time, relaxed and effortless, and everything just fits. Check out more at their website.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gifts 18th b'day

Wednesday I organized a little party for my 18th b'day and also for the fact that I graduated. We sat in the garden the entire night, it was a lot of fun.
Unfortunately I didn't have the time to make a lot of pictures but I have made some pictures from the gifts I received. Those were really marvelous. My friends really know what I like!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

''Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free 'till they find someone just as wild to run with them''

Today I finished watching the entire Sex & the City show for the second time. Well, I started about a year ago with season 1 but last month I watched a lot and it just never stops being fun. Unlike many other series, the ending is amazing. Everything is just the way it should be - and even though most of the time I hate that - with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda it's all you wish for.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Room Inspiration

Only a few months left till I'm moving to Amsterdam, so it's time to buy new stuff and decorate! It's a shame I can't afford a house like you see on these photos, cause if I could, I know I would buy this stuff immediately.

Friday, June 15, 2012


My dear followers, yesterday I received the most wonderful phonecall of my life: my mentor called to tell me I graduated! And the best part is: I graduated cum laude (that is: with honor)! So high school is officially over for me and I'm so extremely happy about that. Of course I had a great time with the people I met there but I'm ready for a new opportunity, so Amsterdam here I come (:
It actually was a great day yesterday anyway because I had a fashion show and I felt so much excitement and thrill when I walked over that runway those six times. It was really fabulous.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Back to '69 with Yes Sir Boss & Joss Stone

Though it's been more than 40 years since the original Woodstock festival took place, last thursday we felt a little bit of the same vibe at the beach club Woodstock '69 in Bloemendaal aan Zee (a place in the Netherlands near the sea). For 5 euros we'd obtained a ticket for the new British band Yes Sir Boss, which is the first band with Joss Stone's record label Stone'd Records. Miss Stone herself would be accompanying Yes Sir Boss.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good that day but at least it wasn't cold. We arrived in Bloemendaal very early, so we took a look at the Woodstock '69 and found out that it really is a great place. A true and free minded place, we were already surrounded by lots of hippies waiting for the band to perform.

The free ambiance became also apparent when we witnessed the following thing. I came back from the toilet, so my friend Ramai said: look, over there! So I was like what the hell is he talking about? But there, right in front of us, was Joss Stone standing, with a simple bun in her hair and wearing a long denim skirt (she's one of the few who can rock a denim skirt...). She was talking to two older guys, who wanted her autograph. But somehow their pen didn't work, so she asked me (yes, me!) if she could borrow my pen. As quickly as I could I grabbed my pen out of my bag (it felt like it took ages and it probably did take ages because my bag is a gigantic mess with lots of unnecessary things) and gave it to her. When she'd returned it and the two guys left, we asked if she wanted to go on the photo with us and, relaxt as she is, she said: yeah, sure!

Once we'd recovered our breath we walked a long way over the beach and grabbed a bite at another beach club because Woodstock was already fully booked and their snacks were also out (minus point). Around nine o'clock the concert began and as always we stood totally up front ;)

Yes Sir Boss, a ska/rock band, blew the audience (which was really big) away, they were very energetic and managed to make everyone dance despite of the rain. It really felt like summer for a bit. Especially their biggest hit 'Desperation State' was wonderful. The band consisted of 6 members (hope I'm right) and they all looked very adorable. Small and happy.

Joss Stone played along with the last 5 songs. 'You had me', 'Fell in love with a boy' and a few more. She really is magnificent, her long dress was a-ma-zing (I don't know where she finds them, I should probably ask next time), her hair is splendid and the fact that she's always on bare feet is brilliant. I don't think there's any artist who stayed so real and honest like she does. No attitude at all.

The last song that they did together was 'Come together', you know, the Beatles song. I'm not into the Beatles at all, but I have to say that this was a great choice. Definitely the climax of the show. A litte sad but with Yes Sir Boss' new single in our possession we left Woodstock '69 to arrive back in Den Bosch in 2012 again. What a pity.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tickets for Sziget are ordered!

During our Europe trip this summer, we're also going to be in Budapest for a few days.
And what a coincidence, exactly during Sziget festival that is.
So we're going to see a lot of new bands and established ones, like Chef'Special and the Roots. Nice thing to look forward to during the lousy weather we have in the Netherlands these weeks. It seems like fall, though it appears to almost be summer. Can't seem to figure that out. Anyway, enjoy your day!

Monday, June 4, 2012

On the Road, the movie

Recently, I posted about the book On the Road I had just finished and about the fact that the Beat Generation is very fascinating to me. Now, a few weeks later, I have seen the movie, inspired by the book, which had his world premier at the festival of Cannes and which is now shown in many, many cinemas all over the world.

I can say that I've never looked forward to seeing a film this bad. The book On the Road seemed hard to adapt for the screen but also very promising. Since there's so much you can do with music, with visions of the road, of America, of sunrises and sunfalls. And Walter Salles, the director, did a great job adapting all this. He casted some very good actors and in my opinion, the movie respected the book in a way that the main lines of the book were adapted very good. But of course there were also a few disappointments. One thing that will never change: making a film of a great, great book is hard, and fans of the book will be the most critical viewers ever.

I won't tell you more about the story, since you already know what it's about when you've read my previous post about the book. Well, allright, here's the main line: the young writer Sal Paradise starts a journey (that will never stops because life on the road never does) after the death of his father. He meets the craziest people, spends a lot of time with Dean Moriarty (the most important person of the book), Dean's girlfriend Mary Lou and Carlo Marx.

One thing that was very remarkable about this film, was that it was a lot more promiscious than the book. Of course, the book was revolutionary, mainly for the free life the main charachters were living: sex, drugs, alcohol and gay love. And, considering the fact that the book was published in 1957, all these things were much more taboo then than now. But I think the film will provoke a lot of shocked exclamations from conservative people. A few things shocked me as well, so if you're not into that kind of stuff, don't go.

There were also a few things that didn't match my expectations. For one thing, like my father remarked very well (next to the fact that the book 'Seize the day' by Saul Bellow played a part in the film while it wasn't even published yet in 1957) that the actor that played Dean, Garrett Hedlund was not like Dean in the book at all. And I totally agreed with him. Don't get me wrong, Garrett Hedlund is a great actor, and his looks, well his looks are just amazing. I fell in love with him the minute I saw him. But that's not the point, the point is that he wasn't as active as Dean should've been. He was crazy, yes, he slept with every girl in town, yes, but he wasn't always running around and he wasn't stumbling over his words either. A shame.

But the other actors, Sam Riley (who played Sal Paradise), Kirsten Stewart (who played Mary Lou) and Viggo Mortensen (who played Old Bull Lee) matched my expectations very well. Not only was their acting good, they also adapted a bit of the characters they had to perform. And that's very admirable. Kirsten Dunst played an important role as well, as the second love of Dean, but I shall not say a lot about that. I'm just not that into Kirsten Dunst.

Over all, the movie On the Road isn't much more than a few hours of young people making trips through America (New York, San Fransisco, Texas, Mexico, Denver) while they're smoking, listening to jazz, having sex and thinking about their lives. But hey, that's exactly what the book is about. And hey, the book is brilliant. But I do think you should read the book before you see the movie because you'll probably understand the different parts of their travels better and you'll know more about the Beat Generation that way. And that's just bloody interesting.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pamela Love S/S 2012

From the moment I first saw jewelry by Pamela Love in one of the many editorials that included her fabulous rings, necklaces or bracelets, I fell in love with her work. This summer it outshines everything else in the world of jewelry. With a lot of Aztec influences, North African Berbers and Moroccan. Bright colours and sharp figures. It's wonderful.