Wild Young Minds: October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012


What a week this has been. Too many exams and too little enjoyable things. And I also heard I'm recovering from Pfeiffer's disease. Which is very typical, cause it's possible I've had it for quite some time and I've never really noticed it. Of course I felt tired from time to time, but I just thought that was because I'm always doing a lot and I don't sleep that much. So that means a lot of rest. Only one problem: that's quite impossible for me. Too many things on my agenda and I find them too important to skip them!

So here's a post as a big shout out to celebrate the weekend. I'm done with my exams, just had a marvellous shoot and looking forward to 2 (!) housewarmings tonight and a wellness day with my mom tomorrow. I hope your plans are fabulous as well and I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Exams, exams, exams

First semester in college and the hard life begins again...
God, how I wished summer would never end. Those 3 months of doing nothing (well, quite a lot, but all good things: travelling, working, sunbathing, you know) made me feel a bit too good, I guess.
Quite hard to be studying again. But after these 4 exams this week, I can relax again. Really looking forward to that. Can't imagine it's going to happen, but eventually it will. I hope. So see you next week, when my life is interesting again!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Indians were they
And they were living a peaceful life
Until there was that one particularly day
When the Europeans decided to arrive

We all know how history turned out
A black page for everyone in the USA
And it doesn’t make anyone proud
But hear what the Indian girls have to say

akicita, mita kuye ayasin, hoka hey,
Were a few of the utterances I heard
I realized they thought I was the prey
And they made movements like they were a bird

But they both had a soft and slow voice
And they were busier with each other than with me
Suddenly they started making more noise
So I just decided to wait and see

They ran into the forest
And when they came back they looked all wild
This had to be some kind of quest
I felt like I was in a meeting where I was the only child

The Indian girls both had paint on their face
And fur around their bodies, which were so very fragile
They held each other in a warm embrace
And I stood at a distance all the while

Then they saw me and though it sounds strange
I felt there was a connection between us, some kind of band
Something changed in their face
They began to laugh and took my hand

We danced around the forest for two hours long
I was bare feet but it felt good in a way
They kept singing the most beautiful Indian song
Akcita, yes, peacekeepers were they

Monday, October 8, 2012

National Glamour Day, breakfast with champagne

Last September 27th, Dutch Glamour organized National Glamour Day, a half-yearly event, where every Glamour-owner can shop in participating stores with a 20% discount.

This year, they also organized a breakfast at Spui (place in central Amsterdam) next to the Esprit Café. Since we are now living in Amsterdam and we both love free food and fashion, Charlotte and I decided to join.

When we arrived at the place, it all looked very cute. Pink balloons, long tables filled with coffee and orange juice and models in adorable outfits handing out champagne.

Of course we also took a picture together, before we were handed out champagne and received a breakfast box, which was filled with a mozarella/tomato/pesto sandwich and a delicious brownie. Later that day, we got 2 extra boxes, apparently they had a lot left. We didn't mind!

Unfortunately I didn't buy a lot that day but maybe this was for the best, since a few days later, I went shopping with my friend from the South, Avalon, and we almost bought everything they have in the 9 straatjes (vintage area in Amsterdam).

I really hope for more of these kind of events to come. If so, you'll see the photos here!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A house is not a home

But I can say I've made mine feel like one. Perfectionistic as I am, it had to be exactly the right style, but chaotic as I am, there are lots of things that don't match but I kind of like it the way it is now anyway. I have seen a lot of inspiration photos of beautiful houses with lots of white, gold and brown and I tried to give my home a bit of this feeling as well and a few slights of myself of course. It became a retro, vintage (because of the fact almost all my furniture is antique) and cosy room, if I may say myself. With lots of books, records, photos and the presence of many legends. I hope you like it! And if you don't, well, everyone to his taste ;) 1) The push pin board I filled with many photos, concert tickets and train or plane tickets. 2) My antique desk, which is retractable. On it a lot of stuff (my desk is always filled with rubbish and things that look like rubbish, but that mean a lot to me) 3) My mirror and a few of my favourite cards. 4) My antique eastern style ottoman (great word!) which is meant for people to sit on but functions as a table to throw all my magazines on. 5) A part of my bookcase, as you can see, this isn't a book, but a beautiful bottle of rum with one of my favourite words 'liberté' on it. 6) Another part of my bookcase, with my favourite books (many biographies and classic novels) in it. 7) My door, which I painted gold and which I gave a wooden touch. Above it you see a map of America, with the route Jack Kerouac travelled in his book 'On the Road'. 8) My wonderful leopard bathrobe. 9) A scratch map I received from one of my friends. Every time you visited a country, you have to scratch it off and the gold turns to another colour. 10) My many wine glasses and the polaroids I've shown you before. 11) A few vintage cards, that show coffee, perfume and macaroons, a few of the most important things in life. 12) A cute sugar bag I received in Maastricht. Great font style! 13) My dog, that wanted to move to Amsterdam as well :)