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Watch out: Kingsday is looming!

Watch out: Kingsday is looming!


The most crazy day in Holland is just around the corner and every year around this time the same inevitably questions arise. Where to celebrate? (Boat madness? Street madness? Private madness?) How to pull a decent Lindsay Lohan (aka party to the max) without checking into rehab afterwards? And how to sport the must-wear color of the day (orange) without looking like an escaped tropic bird on acid?

Kingsday may be the most frolicsome national event of the year, fashion wise it is a disaster. There is a reason why fashion designers never choose full orange-outfits on any runway EVER. The same goes for footwear, unless you are a sneaker or Crocs person. Dancing, cheering, running around with 800.000 party companions soaking in all the madness will have it’s toll on your outfit (beer showers, canal water, probably rain this year) and your feet (toes stepped on, blisters, scattered glass) so you better be prepared.

I always opt for some cheerful comfy layers and some heels I won’t regret ruining (although NO heel deserves such a cruel fate), wearing a smile on top of everything and making sure my glass (=most important accessoire) is never empty. Then just go with the flow and enjoy to the max. No one ever will be excused wearing bright orange trousers with a tiger print in public on any other day. Be that tropic bird for once and HAVE FUN!!!


Today’s shoes are ZARA
Leather jacket: Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti | Sweater: Filippa K | Silk Shirt: Strenesse | Silk pants: JubyLee | Bag: Tods | Sunnies: Kingsday fleemarket

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They tried to make me go to rehab…


When you wake up and see clothes scattered all over the place and black mascara on your pillow, you know it must have been a great night.

When you wake up and it’s orange stuff all over the place and your face is still covered in the traditional colors of Holland (red, white and blue), you know it was Queen’s Day.

Anyone who hasn’t seen it with their own eyes, would probably have trouble believing what goes on on that very day.
It’s absolute mayhem: 800.000 people celebrating and singing and dancing on every corner in the city.
Think Bloodhound Gang: “Do it like they do on the Discovery channel”, but with an orange dress code and under the influence of everything god invented to make you happy. (And yes: this is the first time this year that  I’m not talking shoes :-)

As we do every year, we spent the day on our lovely friends Ronald and Janny’s boat, and like every year we were totally spoiled with good company, champagne to the max and a private dinner in their 4 star residence “Thijs”.

Now I’m very ready to sing along with Amy: “They tried to make me go to rehab”, and I will very willingly say YES YES YES.
And never wear orange shoes again.
OK then…. maybe just until next Queen’s Day.


Today’s shoes are Bertie