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Finally…..Topshop goed Dutch

It’s always been a mystery to us Three in a Crowd-girls why every country in Europe has a Topshop store, except the Netherlands…….but finally our prayers have been answered, because there will be a Dutch store in the near future! Our gossip sources name two locations: Amsterdam and/or Rotterdam, but it seems Rotterdam is more likely. No further information yet, so a bit of the mystery continues……

 Topshop Spring 2010 (source: Topshop.com)

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The Art of Fashion

I’m not sure what’s happening with all the Dutch museums, but suddenly they seem to have discovered the fashion world. So in the near future I will be in Rotterdam to visit the “The Art of Fashion” exhibition in museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The exhibition is about the balance between fashion and art and focusses on installations, performances and sculptural designs. So don’t expect it to be very wearable…..

The exhibition shows designs by Viktor & Rolf, Naomi Filmer, Hussein Chalayan, Anna-Nicole Ziesche, Walter Van Beirendonck and more.

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Viktor & Rolf, Fall-Winter 2007-2008

 “The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions” at the museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 19 september 2009 – 10 januari 2010

For more info check www.boijmans.nl

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Primark Summer 2009

Best budget store ever, Primark, has published the photo’s of their Summer 2009 collection. It’s all very eighties looking, oversized tops, legging, fluo colours, etc. I was at Primark in Rotterdam yesterday, and none of the items on the photo’s were for sale yet, except the leggings on the third picture.

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Cotton corset top £8.00, worn with flower button-thru highwaisted skirt £13.00 and wood frame straw clutch £6.00. I love the top. And that bag is mine.

3409332026_3a361d3224 Bodycon bandage dress £15.00 worn with patent court shoes £9.00 and plastic dome ring £1.00.

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Jersey slash zip dress £15.00 with printed leggings £5.00 and yellow patent court shoes £9.00.

3409330784_ec2129f9b3Techno twill puff dress £15.00 and plastic visor £1.50.

3409330404_9ecb9653a3Oversized blouse £10.00, worn with boyfriend slouch roll up jeans £11.00, plaited tribal wedge shoe £13.00, wood statement necklace £3.00 and zebra print wood bangle £2.00.

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Jewelled bib top £10.00.

3408523501_981c6281ecZip neck top £8.00 worn with plain tulip skirt £11.00. Love this outfit, I hope it will be for sale in Rotterdam.

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And finally not an eighties outfit, but a seventies one!  Embroidered front top £8.00, embroidered panel skirt £7.00, oval wrapped threader earrings £1.50, zebra printed wood bangle £2.00, bright coloured insert bracelet £2.00,  Aztec look beaded bangle £2.00 and straw bag £6.00.

Primark Rotterdam Alexandrium, Poolsterplein 100. Opening hours: monday 11.00 – 18.00 h, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, saturday 9.00 – 18.00 h, friday 9.00 – 21.00 h.

UPDATE: Check out our latest post with the pictures of the Primark Fall 2009 collection!

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The start of the festival season: Motel Mozaique 2009

How do you know the winter is finally over? It has nothing to do with the weather or wearing skirts without tights. It’s when you’ve got a timetable in your hands from a festival you’re attending. And yesterday I had the pleasure to visit one of my favorite festivals: Motel Mozaique. It’s situated in the city centre of Rotterdam, on various locations.

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The best thing about Motel Mozaique is that they always book relatively unknow, but suprisingly good bands. I went saturday only (the friday was already sold out), and somehow me and my friends went to see all these extreme loud, experimental noise bands…..

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We started with Belgian band Madensuyu (Turkish for mineral water) in Rotown. One guy on guitar, other one on drums. And we were completely blown away…..it was so f*&%cking amazing! They sounded very much like Sonic Youth (Sister-era), with a little bit of early dEUS. Loved it so much I bought all their merchandise, including a very handy foldable yardstick. Brilliant! They play in good old Utrecht on the 18th of April in Ekko, go watch them, bring all your friends, and buy the rest of their merchandise!

http://www.myspace.com/madensuyu

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Next stop was Watt, the most horrible venue in the Netherlands because they have all these fucked up security people working there. Went to see LA band Health in the basement of Watt, four very young looking boys that make a lot of experimental noise/trash. Actually they were pretty ok, but I just saw Madensuyu so after that everything seemed less interesting.

http://www.myspace.com/healthmusic

A Certain Ratio played on the main stage in Watt. Listened to the first three songs and fell asleep. That says it all.

http://www.myspace.com/acertainratio

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Back to the basement again for Mi Ami, three guys from San Francisco, again a noise band but this one was kind of funny. The music was good, the band was energetic, but the singer had a suprisingly high voice that sounded like your 5 your old hyperactive sister screeming along to K3 (For those of you who know K3: Ok, not all bands from Belgium are good……..).

http://www.myspace.com/miamiamiami

And finally we saw 15 minutes of 2ManyDJ’s, theDewaele brothers playing their dance records on the main stage. I wasn’t in the mood for dance music, so decided to get some sleep.

The results from the jury: Belgium twelve points! 

Next up: London Calling!

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Primark Spring 2009

I think Primark is the coolest store ever. When you’ve got no budget left, there’s always something to score at Primark.  Recently the first Dutch Primark store has opened in Rotterdam Alexandrium. 

Here are some images from the spring 2009 collection. The shoes are dissapointing, but the lingerie is great! 

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UPDATE: Check out our latest post with the pictures of the Primark Summer 2009 collection!

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