October Is #AllAbout #NewYork – Part 3

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Tennis is my other big passion (see my TennisMoods blog), so I’ve always wanted to visit the US Open venue in Flushing Meadows, in the Queens borough. The USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center homes the Open every year, with all the big matches being played on the Arthur Ashe, the world’s largest tennis-specific stadium with a capacity of 22,547 spectators.

Near the courts, in the beautiful Corona Park, you can find the fabulous Unisphere—this is where all the US Open champion pictures are being taken every year. So what better place to shoot the third #AllAbout #NewYork look than this one?

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October Is #AllAbout #NewYork – Part 2

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Opened to use on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge—one of the oldest in the United States—is a pop culture favourite. Annie Hall, Gangs of New York, or The Dark Knight Rises are just some of the productions in which it was featured. The site is an impressive pile of concrete and steel, that to me is the epitome of what New York stands for—the ultimate urban city of the world. Connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn, this is one of the iconic places in New York, so it’s most naturally that I chose it as the setting for the second #AllAbout #NewYork look (see the first look here).

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October Is #AllAbout #NewYork – Part 1

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This month I had planned a one-week trip to New York, so it was a no-brainer that the #AllAbout monthly series will be about this spectacular city. For me, New York is all about smart street style. It’s about sportswear, it’s about being urban cool and cosmopolitan, it’s about being daring and full of confidence. It’s all about being fabulous. It’s about being me.

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Back to School

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While for many September marks the beginning of the school year, I chose to go back to school on Oct 1. It was on this day in 2010 that I embarked on the biggest adventure of my life—namely moving to Amsterdam to pursue a MSc at UvA (i.e. the University of Amsterdam). I was in Amsterdam a few days ago, so I took the chance to relive my last student years.

For this look I did what I do best (you can sense the modesty here ;-) ). I did a mix of prints—the checked blazer, the floral shirt, and the dotted bow-tie. Be it smart casual, I didn’t want to overdo things, so I opted for a pair of skinny jeans to complete the look.

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Amsterdam #StreetArt

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In addition to being a shopping heaven, Amsterdam is also one of the most artsy places I’ve visited. The artistic movement can be seen throughout the city, but I think it’s fair to say that its epicenter is on Spuistraat. From the beautiful graffiti, to the art galleries or the boutiques, the street has it all. It’s here that I met the fabulous Audrey Hepburn and it’s here that I was reminded that once IAMsterdam, you always IAMsterdam. The city loves me and I love it back.

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Shop the Amsterdam Shopping Heaven

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Having lived in Amsterdam for close to two years I can vouch for it being a shopping heaven.

The city is most renowned for its vintage shops. The best ones, or at least the most famous, are Zipper (on Nieuwe Hoogstraat 10 WKL) and Episode (either on Waterlooplein 1 or in De 9 Straatjes area). Although I don’t usually buy staff, I enjoy tremendously just going and looking at the vintage clothes on display. It’s more than shopping, it’s an experience! As a guy your options are sort of limited, but as a girl you can surely find some unique, fabulous vintage attire. I totally recommend you to mark these stores on your map next time you visit Amsterdam.

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