Thursday, 14 October 2010

Thursday Chitter Chat

Hey guys,

It's been a good few days since I last posted; I think it was Sunday I believe.. Naughty Lo.

Anyway, just thought I'd give you a little catch up with what's been going down.

Last Saturday, like most Saturdays here I suppose, I hit Waterlooplein Market, which is like a ten minute walk from my flat.

There's a lot of bike stuff, hippy shit and a lot dirty old clothes to look through, but I picked up a pair of Air Force 1s for 7euro and a Ralph Lauren shirt for 3.

The shoes were completely battered - no laces, and no inner soles - you'd be surprised how much difference innersoles actually make.

Anyway, I cleaned them up, got some Mr Muscle bathroom cleaner and put new laces in.

They are still in a mess, but a wearable mess.

I've proper never been into AF1s, but my eyes have opened up a lot recently, and now, I actually kinda love these shoes.

My wardrobe is pretty uninspiring at the moment, ergo, no outfit posts of any kind.

At all.

I was walking through town yesterday, and I stumbled into this store on the Kalverstraat called Monki.

I'm not sure what made me go in, but it was literally ah-may-zing; I'll defo be spending a little bit of cash money in there when I get paid.

Am I just a naive expat who doesn't know better, or is this shop actually boss? Any Dutch readers, please let me know!

In other news..

The Elle ShopGirl to Stylist final has been pushed back to November now, so I wont be in London for a couple of weeks. Gives me a little bit of time to buy some new clothes to pretend I can look like I might actually know what I'm doing.

Oh and I finally saw my picture in ELLE magazine. It was only a quick read because I was sneakily reading it in a little bookshop - ELLEUK over here is like 7euros to buy.

Also, a fashion company called Outlaw Freelancers, who are based in Amsterdam contacted me yesterday telling me about the launch of their first collection.

I'm going to be meeting up with the guys from the company which is pretty exciting - I'll keep you all updated with that, but in the meantime, check out the website

Also, I went to see The Netherlands play Sweden on Tuesday night, and the NL won 4-1!


Bloede Oranje!

Ah also, sad times, my Dad was meant to be coming to stay with me for a few days but TGV are on  strike so he can't get the train from Paris to Amsterdam. Come on TGV, sort it out please.

Proper gutted.

Anyway, I bid you goodnight and I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of my smashed up Air Force 1s.

Proper smashin' it.


  1. Your Air Force 1's look even more amazing because they are worn! You really made me love Nike. Just you alone. Made me love Nike (I never even used to like Nike!). Ah, love your blog.

    x x x

  2. Wowza, congratulations on being a finalist for the Elle ShopGirl to Stylist! I hope you win it :)

    Also, I love love LOVE Monki....and that's coming from someone who has only peeked at the clothes on-line ha. God knows what I'd be like if I actually stepped foot in the place.

    Sue xxx

  3. Hey honey, you should have a look at this blog, she wicked and is in my top ten blogs I check regularly! (yours being very closely behind Susie Bubbles!)
    Anyways she did a post about Monki a couple of months back so you should check it out!


  4. Hey! Oh wow her blog looks amaze!! Thanks for showing me her!
    hope you are well xx

  5. @Cara - that is amazing! It is a pretty good brand...! x

  6. many congrats on the elle stylist final, i remember reading about it in elle & having looked at more of your blog & seen the pics i do definitely remember you!

    this is my first visit to your blog, i don't know how i haven't found it sooner! how have you settled into living in amsterdam? its one of my absolute favourite places & i'm going back for the fifth time in a couple of you speak dutch or are you learning while you're out there? based on your recommendation i think i'll also have to make a trip to monki while i'm over there :)

    i'm now following! :)

  7. Hey Eliza!
    Ah cool! Hope you like the blog! Amsterdam is so cool, I'm loving my job, which definitely helps. You HAVE to check out Monki - I was in there on Saturday and I could have bought so many things it was ridiculous!
    I dont speak Dutch, but luckily, everybody speaks English here!
    I'll have to check your Blog out now, thanks for following mine! xxx

  8. Hey Lauren

    Monki is a Swedish chain store. I remember having to go to Malmö to get their clothes. But their stores are taking over Europe now. The quality isn't great, but cool clothes definitely.

    You should check out another Swedish chain store: Weekday. They're miles better than Monki. Pure rock'n'roll excellence.

    I'm the Danish girl who wrote you a few months ago. Loving it here in Liverpool. I want to stay forever. Do you know Miles Kane? He's one of my favourite musicians, and I met him last week! Brilliant city, just brilliant.

  9. Hey! I'm glad you're liking it! You must be hanging out in all the right places meeting people like him!

    Ok cool I wasn't sure where they were from, just knew they had stores everywhere. I'm actually going to Stockholm tomorrow, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to go shopping :(

    What are you doing in Liverpool again - where are you staying? x

  10. Ooh, I hope you did have time to do a bit of shopping. Stockholm's got about 3 Weekday stores. I've never been, but it's supposed to be similar to Copenhagen which is absolutely brilliant.

    I'm not doing anything in particular actually. Just visiting, experiencing something different. I live in Wavertree with some very nice people. But everyone seems to be nice in Liverpool - that's my experience anyway.

    xx Cathrine


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