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Mission Primark

Mission Primark

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Hoofddorp (a small place near Amsterdam where the cow and the cow bid each other goodnight literally), and I have never been on good terms. It started when I moved to the Netherlands and needed to get a stamp to make me a “legal citizen”: half an hour of travelling, one hour of waiting, all for nothing, because I couldn’t prove I had a job in the Netherlands. To GET a job, I was told I needed the stamp, so you can imagine the dilemma.

My next HD experience was FOR a job, trying to work there (still no stamp) at a fancy magazine. Turns out I’m better in concepting, visualizing, composing, writing, layouting and modelling all by myself rather than fumbling and cropping pre-chosen products to fit onto one page.

Last chance for Hoofddorp: checking out the Headquarters of something which finally seems to fit my 007 FP (read fancy profile): Mission Primark.

Never had the opportunity to check: until today. Phew! 3 huge shopping bags later (after one hour of fitting and half an hour standing in line at the charger), I come to the conclusion Hoofddorp is not so bad after all. Now will you employ someone still without a stamp please? Need to cover the debt of my new outfits.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Yves Saint Laurent

eddalovesheels.com

eddalovesheels.com

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Starting a new blog month is always exciting. I never know what the month will bring (heel donations to the usual address please...) and it also feels so fresh to start from scratch again, with an empty folder - no pictures saved yet... so much space for heel-licious new stories.
Today it feels even more special though. Not only because I am wearing the most beautiful YSL heels (Autumn|Winter collection available at Paul Warmer - I so wanted something really classic and enduring today) but also because it will be my last day posting in the lovely community of Tumblr.

Yep, as you can see my own website is now online: me, the girl with a passion for heels (read charmingly chaotic), will (with a little help from the fabulous Brandbridge team) finally turn professional. Which means nothing else than still stumbling in high heels and writing about it, but moving on to another platform (Am actually a little nervous, can you tell?).

Dear  loverly ladies and followers it's time to change your bookmarks (god knows how that works)....
See you you from now on, on this page!

xxx

Today's shoes are YSL

Birthday Week

Birthday Week

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It’s officially birthday week (my favorite after fashion week), and I find the frenzy very similar to that accompanying the highly anticipated fashion event.

Lots of shows (aka parties) to attend, always the question what to wear, which shoes to rock, who else is on the guest list , and of course: what will be in the goodie bag? The goodie bag that I will be bringing that is (read present).

I already celebrated my mother (kinda “live streamed” as Jet-Set-Mom decided to celebrate in Sweden), Ton is due to be cheered tomorrow, and today it’s THE day for my sweet sweet soul mate Ms.:

C- continuously busy and inspiring
O - over the top bubbly and vivacious
N - never dull

N - nor boring
I - incredibly warm and big hearted
E - endlessly fashionable

She, the one who would hand me over YSL’s with the words “for you – they’re not quite my size”, she - the only one I would give Jimmies in return “for you, they fit you better”, will be celebrated today. And other than a fashion live show ending after (frantic applause and cheering) a raving 20 minutes, our own life-show will go on and on and on (frantic applause and cheering) forever.

Happy Birthday Connie, I love you to bits!

xxx

Today’s shoes are YSL
Today’s photo was taken by Cristina Fischhaber (thank’s!)

Ameland

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Holland has 5 islands (technically 6, but I was told the small ones don’t really count). And I am spending the weekend on one of them: Ameland.

Like every year the whole MassiveMusic crew (you might very well have – literally - “heard” of the company as it is responsible for most of the music in the commercials you see on TV every day), that is: 18 musicians, their spouses, 15 children and 2 dogs, will be sharing a huge cottage for the weekend.
The idea: Chill, eat, drink, and play along.
Mostly cards (we are all hooked on “Bimbo”, a very intellectual game especially under the influence of vodka). And “massive surprise”: music!

Picture someone in every corner singing or with some instrument or other (Ukulele if necessary). In short: some of the finest Dutch musicians just having a blast together.
Yesterday we ended up on the porch entertaining the sheep with our singing: a choir of the last (wo)men standing and two guitars at 3 o’clock in the morning: definitely my favorite every year (feeling a little pity for the sheep though… :-))

Oh wait: this blog is about shoes….. I almost forgot.
So just in case it get’s boring I brought my YSL’s.
And my horse.

Today’s shoes are YSL

P.S.: The pair I’m wearing today is available at: Paul Warmer.
Also the perfect attire when you are not on a horse and not on an island.

P.P.S.: Today’s photo was taken by the lovely Nancy Cornelissen

No s***

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Yesterday’s ADCN Gala (the most prestigious Dutch advertising event, celebrating the year’s best work) was everything I love. A beautiful venue, red carpet, inspiring people and fantastic music… and surprises!

Like discovering that a lot of the gorgeously dressed and utterly pretty women I speak to are reading my blog… Needless to say, a non-stop chatter about passion for heels and styling is the result: I so love it!

Armed with 12 inch heels, pen and camera, I ask two security guards where I can find a more private place to think about what to write about this very evening.
Turns out that both are fluent in “heel” and “photography”. They immediately guide me to the backstage area and I find myself in the bustle of artists, musicians and staff.
Backstage Concertgebouw: this is new, and obviously where the real party is at!
Not only do I get an exclusive photo session, dancing backstage on the tables of the “members only” cafeteria, but for the rest of the evening I am escorted by my two private body guards who keep saying: you don’t need a badge, you have us now.
Unreal!

Waking up this morning, still wearing the outfit I left the party in (minus the shoes, those were tucked safely in their boxes before I fell into bed), I look down at the T-shirt I swapped with a friend (silk blouse turned out to be the wrong choice for a dance floor too steamy to take pictures) and discover the label.

I read “No shit”.
How appropriate.

xxx

Today’s shoes are YSL

Today’s photo was taken by one of my lovely guards: Coen