And these are the boots I’ve bought yesterday at the Dutch shoestore van Haaren. They were €40,-.
If you want to escape the sun, I suggest to take a trip to photography museum Foam in Amsterdam. My favorite Dutch fashion photography duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, have an exhibition of their extensive work. I love it that their pictures are never just “pretty-pretty”, they mix fashion with art and there’s always an element of darkness in their work. The exhibition contains 300 of their most essential images, selected by the duo themselves. They choose the photographs that showed their fascination for people and their aspirations: who are we, how do we want to look en what does that say about our lives and feelings. A tiny selection of their work:
Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2006
Chloé Spring/Summer 2007
Abbey Lee Kershaw in Fora by Gucci advertisement
Kate Moss for Vogue Paris, April 2008
i-D Magazine January 2009
French Vogue, August 2009
Lara Stone in W Magazine, May 2009
W Magazine, March 2005
Pretty Much Everything – photographs 1985-2010: June 25 – September 15, Foam Amsterdam, entrance € 10,-.
A couple of years ago I walked by a shop window and I looked at the shoes of my dreams. I have a soft spot for heels, t-bar straps and studs, and these shoes had them all combined in one: the Prada silver t-bar clogs. They were $490, my brain did function, so I walked away. A couple of weeks later, they where on sale, and there was one pair left. In my size. So I thanked the shoegods (hmm, it probably was a shoegoddess) and bought my first pair of Prada’s. They walk like hell (the wooden sole isn’t exactly comfy), but I never regretted it.
My beloved Prada’s.
The great thing about studded, high heelded clogs is 1) they never look too girly, 2) they make a lot of noise when you walk (I like stomping around), 3) men don’t understand them (in fashion, that’s a good thing) and 4) you can wear them with everything! The only condition is that they must have a very high heel, or else you will look like a Swedish macrobiotic, dungarees wearing type from the seventies. Unless you like that look, ofcourse. So I was really excited to see that Karl Lagerfeld brought the coolest version of all back on the catwalk for Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection.
The 1970’s version.
Chanel clogs from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.
Alexa (with Tavi next to her), wearing the Chanel one’s. Some girls have all the luck…
I love these, they are (how strange?!?) from Victoria’s Secret.
Lara Stone in a recent Louis Vuitton advertisment, wearing a white pair.
Miu Miu, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.
MaxMara, Fall 2009/Winter 2010.
Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Chloé clogs and a Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop top.
And finally the über Dutch version. As you all know, the Dutch live in windmills , we eat some cheese for breakfast, and then we walk out of the door into the wide tulip fields, wearing the traditional Dutch clogs (without heels ofcourse, because they would stick in the muddy clay soils). 😉 These are the designer version by Viktor & Rolf.