Successful casting call for the Caribbean Fashion Show

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In my special post of ten days ago I was talking about the model casting call of Caribbean Fashion Spot for the upcoming Caribbean Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. This casting day was held on Saturday, April 4 at South East in Amsterdam Southeast and was very successful, much to our content. Over 70 models came to our casting call, some with lots of runway experience, some with experience in photoshoots and add campaigns, some with a combination of everything and some with no modelling experience at all, but a very good motivation. All candidates that are worth to be considered for the job. Continue reading “Successful casting call for the Caribbean Fashion Show”

Things are cooking for the Caribbean Fashion Show

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Hello my dear readers. It’s been a while since I’ve posted something ,oh my, how the days went by. Over 10 days ago I dropped my last post. But I can tell you that I did not just sat around and chill. There are so many projects I’ve been working on, a new freelance job, private matters and of course..the Caribbean Fashion Show! Continue reading “Things are cooking for the Caribbean Fashion Show”

MBFWA Outfit Day 2: Snow-White and Navy Blue

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For day two of MBFWA I wanted to wear something much more different from day 1 and went with a complete opposite look. This day I wanted to keep it sweet and girly and choose to wear a dress instead of pants. As I was also visiting the Zalando 10 Days Downtown Event called ‘Fashion & Ballet’ at the Koepelkerk, Renaissance Hotel, I picked out a dress that to me matched the feeling of ballet. Since it had snowed that day, I also kinda wanted to blend in with the white color on the streets. So I ended up wearing my snow-white flared skirt dress. Continue reading “MBFWA Outfit Day 2: Snow-White and Navy Blue”

MBFWA F/W 2015: Attending Aziz Bekkaoui

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Here I am again with another MBFWA post and this time it’s a report of the first catwalk show I visited at the Fashion Week: Aziz Bekkaoui. As it was my first time at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, I really enjoyed watching all the people who came all dressed up at the event. From your regular fashionista till famous Dutch personalities. It was a show where visitors of every role in the fashion industry were present. Interested fashion buyers, stylists, fashion magazine editors, fashion bloggers, fashion journalists, photographers and even tv station E! Entertainment was present to film a special ‘E! Live From The Red Carpet’.  Continue reading “MBFWA F/W 2015: Attending Aziz Bekkaoui”

MBFWA F/W 2015 Outfit Day 1: Faux Leather and Leopard Print

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Hey there Fashionistas, this week it is about Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam (MBFWA). Like I told you in my previous post, I attended two catwalk shows and one Downtown event during the fashion week last weekend. It was my first time at the Fashion Week in Amsterdam and I enjoyed myself a lot. Before I share pictures of the shows and the event with you, I want you to have a look at my outfit on the first day. Continue reading “MBFWA F/W 2015 Outfit Day 1: Faux Leather and Leopard Print”

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam F/W 2015: The Catwalk Shows

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The 22nd edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam (MBFWA) is a fact. It was a wonderful fashion event that included 5 days of catwalk shows by talented and popular Dutch fashion designers at Transformatorhuis at the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam. Lucky me got to see two catwalk shows and was invited to one of the events of the Zalando 10 Days Downtown program. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam F/W 2015: The Catwalk Shows”

Caribbean Fashion Fundraiser

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Hello my dear readers. In this post I would kindly like to ask you all for a favour and hope you can help out. As you may know, I am the PR Executive of Caribbean Fashion Spot, something I have talked about a few times before and you can read on the “About Me” page. Caribbean Fashion Spot, published by a young Dutch international (online) marketing and PR company ‘IRC’, is an online medium that promotes Caribbean fashion and recently also organizes fashion events to put the Caribbean fashion industry more in the spotlight in Europe. We would like to include the Caribbean fashion in the international fashion weeks in Europe to raise more brand awareness and exposure for Caribbean fashion brands. Continue reading “Caribbean Fashion Fundraiser”

Spotted at River Island: The chunky boots

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This season chunky boots are making a comeback. Everywhere you look these shoes are present. Last week, while looking for a birthday dress in downtown Amsterdam, I came across some very cool ones at River Island. You can get them in different colours but mostly in black, with or without cutouts, or straps. The chunky boots are very trending right now and the perfect pair of shoes for fall/winter. For sure I’m going to get myself a pair. Continue reading “Spotted at River Island: The chunky boots”

Bye Amsterdam, Hola Barcelona

Good evening from Barcelona, Spain. Just got here today and looking forward to an exciting week. Those who are following me on Instagram and Twitter might already know that I came to Barcelona to celebrate my birthday. Next to that I am here for the first fashion show of Dy Muñeca Caribbean Fashion Spot. A post about this fashion show is on the XX Fashion Diva Facebook page. … Continue reading Bye Amsterdam, Hola Barcelona

October month my month

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Hey you guys. It is October! That means my month has started. October is my favourite month of the year, as it is my birthday month. Even though we all get to have one birthday a year, I celebrate my birthday the entire month. Rocktober! Cause I will Rock this month. Already planning what fun things I’m going to do to celebrate this month. You guys will read all about that here. Continue reading “October month my month”

Fashionistas at AFWA 2014

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Where there’s fashion week, there are the fashionistas. All dressed up and ready to go. At the first edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam, held last month at the World Fashion Centre (WFC), it was not any different. Since it was all about African fashion you can imagine that most of these fashionistas pulled out their African ensembles to show off at the event and pose in front of the wall of fame. Of course I couldn’t resist getting these fabulous African inspired outfits on camera and took some snap shots of my favourite ones spotted on day 1 and day to of AFWA 2014. Continue reading “Fashionistas at AFWA 2014”

Stylish in H&M with a touch de l’Afrique at AFWA 2014

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The first edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam is a fact. Like you can read in my previous post “Africa Fashion Week is taking Amsterdam“, I attended the fashion shows, held in World Fashion Centre (WFC), to volunteer on day 1 and visited as press on day 2. From both days there are cover stories available in the posts about Preparation and Backstage, AFWA day 1 and AFWA day 2. While on day 1 I had my work outfit on, which was a simple black suit and a white blouse, on day 2 it was time to shine again.  Continue reading “Stylish in H&M with a touch de l’Afrique at AFWA 2014”

Dope street style at Kwaku Summer Festival in Amsterdam

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Kwaku Summer Festival is an annual Surinamese themed summer festival that is being held in Amsterdam Southeast (The Bijlmer) for a few weekends, on Saturday on Sunday, in a row. This used to be six weekends, but this year the festival was open for five weekends. From July 12 – August 10, visitors of Kwaku were able to enjoy good music, entertainment, shopping at different booths and of course good Surinamese food, and lots of it. Typical Surinamese dishes, snacks, pastry, drinks (Parbo Bier) and desserts are yours for the choosing. And a lot of BBQ. If you want a taste of the Surinamese culture Kwaku is the place to be. At Kwaku you can experience a little bit of Suriname without actually taking that trip all the way to South America. Besides Surinamese food and other Caribbean food, there is also African food and Dutch food and since it’s summer time you can find fresh tropical fruits and fruit juices at several fruit booths. Continue reading “Dope street style at Kwaku Summer Festival in Amsterdam”

Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 2

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Day two of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam in World Fashion Centre was more glitter and glamour since it was the day of the Gala Show.  This meant various fashion shows with beautiful designs of the more upscale African designers, of which you could see the difference with day one. Before the fashion shows started there were some speeches that didn’t go entirely as planned, leaving the presenter to improvise which he did well. After that the doors to the runway area were closed for the preparation of the first two fashion shows and there was time for a network and photo break. Then it was Gala Show time. Continue reading “Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 2”

Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 1

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Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2014 (AFWA 2014) is a fact. This past weekend was all about African and African inspired fashion as the first edition of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam took place at the World Fashion Center (WFC) in Amsterdam. On Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 visitors of AFWA were able to enjoy the runway shows with colourful and bold African prints, entertainment and celebrity hosts. The first day was about the Student Show and Catwalk Show where students and emerging designers showcased their work. Day two was a bit more glamorous as it was the day of the Gala Show. Continue reading “Highlights of AFWA 2014 fashion shows day 1”