Category: Stories

Plants On Pink: ‘BLUSH OASIS’ editorial

Plants On Pink

I’m so excited to share this Plants On Pink editorial with you. Some of you may know that I’m a lover of plants – yes please, jungalow style home! A lot of things I love come together in this editorial: plants, femininity, size diversity and a breathtaking colour scheme… Need I say more?

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The All Woman Project

All Woman Project

Every now and then magic happens. To me The All Woman Project is just that: magic. I’m so excited to see a campaign like this. Diversity is really important to me. Another thing to love: no retouching. Bye bye Photoshop! I did a quick Q&A with one of the firestarters Clémentine Desseaux…

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Thursday Thunder: Morgan Reid

Morgan Reid

We met a couple of years ago in New York and had the best time. She let me sleep in her bed -I mean, that’s love… And showed me around Brooklyn and other cool parts of New York. I even did a shoot on her rooftop (hello dream!). Later on she visited me in Amsterdam and I returned the favor of taking her around my city. Morgan Reid is a special kinda person. She’s a model, but to me she’s a free spirited artist. Her drawings and paintings are so dope. She lives big and bold. Like selling all your stuff and buying a plane ticket to travel through Europe. Morgan Reid, a girl you just have to meet -mic drop. So here you go…

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Rotterdam city trip + plus size store A.Josephs

A.Josephs

Although Amsterdam is my favorite city, I’m starting to warm up to Rotterdam more and more. So when I got the chance to stay at nhow hotel I decided to turn a sleepover into a short – but oh so sweet- city trip. Of course I had to check out A. Josephs -Rotterdams coolest plus size store- and try on a couple of outfits.

I asked my bombshell friend Anouschka – check out her blog CURVESFORDECADES – to join me on my little Rotterdam getaway. And we truly had a blast. It was so much for to meet Adiam, the fun-to-be-around lady who opened A.Josephs.

A.Josephs

The nhow hotel is one of the coolest hotels I’ve ever been. It’s big but has a cosy vibe. The rooms are light and stylish. We got a room at the 22nd floor with a beautiful view over the city. What I love about Rotterdam is that it’s the only Dutch city with a pretty spectacular skyline. And thanks to the room we were in, I got to enjoy that view on a whole other level, literally.

A.Josephs

On Friday we had a lovely dinner in the hotel restaurant followed by a cocktail on the terrace with the beautiful view again. The terrace was packed by the way. I can totally recommend it for a drink -or two. Their cocktail menu is pretty impressive as well (and yummy!). So when in Rotterdam, go get yourself a cocktail and a view…

A.Josephs

After a great night sleep at the hotel it was time for some breakfast. And I’m not even exaggerating: I’d like to wake up to that breakfast every day! I mean, champagne with red berries before noon, who wouldn’t like that? Later that day we had lunch at Lof der Zotheid. And for dinner we had cocktails and yummy-in-my-tummy-food at Supermercado. Yeah, yeah… I love my foods.

A.Josephs

Besides breakfast, lunch and dinner we did some serious shopping too. I picked up up three cute basics at Weekday: a sweater dress and two fitted t-shirts -one black and one off-white. I have been wearing them a lot already, so I’m pretty excited about adding them to my closet. At a vintage store I got myself a onepiece that’s even big for me but super cute. I’ll turn it into an outfit post asap. Another thing I really had to do was pay a visit to ISIS Inc! If you like streetstyle with a lot of bling you can not miss this gem. I bought huge ‘Chanel’ earrings and a super cute blouse with matching backpack (my Appelsap outfit).

A.Josephs

After shooting a cute outfit post -soon online!- we took over A.Josephs to try out some items. I have to admit that I don’t shop a lot of plus size clothing, so it was a great way for me to get familiar with the fit of brands like Junarose and Monif.C. And I have to say: it was a great experience! To give you an idea of the mix A.Josephs has in store I tried on some things. I bought the blue Junarose dress and I also want to add one of their jeans to my collection. The fit was truly great and so comfy!

A.Josephs

Red dress Junarose 44,95
Jeans Junarose 69.95
Black top Elvi 30,36 (sale)
Black dress Monif C 83,97 (sale)

Ofcourse I bought something at A.Josephs…. This super comfy Junarose dress! Instantly twinning with store-owner Adiam. How could we not take a picture?

A.Josephs

I think you can tell why I’m starting to love Rotterdam more and more. If you have the chance visit A.Josephs and support the lovely Adiam with her great store. Keep up with the new collections on Facebook & Instagram.

A big thank you to nhow Rotterdam for having us. I’ll be back!

Body love: the weight of self-care

Body Mayra

A couple of years ago I finally found my balance body wise. After almost two decades of dieting and emotional binge eating I made healthy choices –and ate chocolate on a regular basis-, worked out two to three times a week, walked around the city every other day… I lost quite some weight and stabilised. Body love one hundred! For about two years I managed to keep my balance without even really trying. And then something changed…

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Thursday Thunder: Janneke van Opstal

Janneke van Opstal

This Thursday Thunder is extra extra special! My model friend Janneke van Opstal isn’t just sharing her take on body positivity but also a beautiful editorial shot in her own home. Time to get familiar with Janneke’s thunder!

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Thursday Thunder: Stefanie a.k.a. ClassyCurves

ClassyCurves

Miss ClassyCurves is a lady I’ve been following for a while now. She’s sharing her love for dressing up her curvy body (and her handsome French boyfriend) on Instagram. After getting to know her wardrobe and body positive vibes I felt like it was time to get to know her a bit better. So I had to ask her for a Thursday Thunder! Meet Stefanie the daycare teacher who turns into ClassyCurves at night and during the weekend…

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HeART eyes: Monica Kim Garza

Monica Kim Garza

I’m a sucker for cool art. And when I came across the art of Monica Kim Garza on Instagram I got heart eyes! I got pretty curious about the lady behind the art so after stalking her account a bit more I asked her if I could interview her. Luckily she said yes! Get to know Monica Kim Garza (27) a little bit better…

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Thursday Thunder: Siphokazi Veti

Siphokazi Veti

“It was the happiest day of my life when I realized I was allowed to love my body”

 

Instagram makes me crush a lot. On girls that is. A while ago I bumped into the gorgeous Siphokazi Veti (22) from Johannesburg. She doesn’t just share beautiful pictures but she shares her beautiful mind as well. She is an accounting student and was greatly influenced by arts, that’s why she loves to write. I just had to feature Siphokazi Veti as Thursday Thunder on my blog. Get to know this lovely lady a bit better!

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Thursday Thunder: Maria Merckens

Maria Merckens

Thurday Thunder is back with a bangin’ babe! Meet Maria Merckens (24). She is a mix of a Dutch dad and a Surinamese mom, considers herself an island girl after living in the Carribean for years and has been modeling fulltime since last year. What is her view on body love and self acceptance?

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