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Berlin Fashion Week diary

Last week Berlin Fashion Week took place from 3-5 July. When I saw the invitations coming in, there was no doubt. This time I would go and visit. And this time I brought one of my besties with me, Chiyen Lam. Chiyen is a friend I know through Instagram long long time ago. We – my boyfriend and I – published her work back in the days through our online magazine THRLD, and the contact still remained. If you watch my Stories, I’m pretty sure you saw her face pop up ;) So funny how E-friends (you know, people you know from the internets), can turn into one of your closest friends. Meet Chiyen Lam So who is this girl? She def deserves a proper introduction if you don’t know her already. Chiyen is a Fashion Design graduate at the Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam. During her study she lived and worked for half a year in London while doing an internship at fashion label House of Sunny. She returned, graduated and she’s now a …

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15 Berlin shops you should know about

Like I promised in a previous post, I’m about to share my favorite shops of Berlin. Over the past few years I can almost say I became a bit of a Berlin local as well. Like I can dream about the underground stations, and I’m pretty sure I tasted every Berlin beer I came across to haha. When it comes to shopping, it’s no shock that Berlin hosts some of the best streetwear-, sneaker- and concept stores in Europe. But in a town that’s almost 4 times bigger than Amsterdam, it can be a bit difficult figuring out on where to go. My advice: just wander around. For me it’s the best way to discover Berlin’s finest treasures, including stores, clubs, coffee bars, bookstores, cafés and galleries. But I can imagine if you planned on a short-stay trip maybe you don’t have time to wander around for hours. So I made a small list of 15 of my favorite shops which are definitely worth seeking out. Oh, and please take in mind most of them …

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Berlin Bound

So last week I went to Berlin with my boyfriend and yes, it’s always good to be back again. Normally each summer we travel to the German capital to visit Fashion Week and the tradeshows for THRLD, but this time we had a different goal: supporting our friends at ANT Origins, a Dutch streetwear label. It was their first time participating at the Bright tradeshow, and we followed them for one day at the ANT booth. We have a little history with the brand as I shot their lookbooks for the last two years. It’s cool to see how many progress they made so far, and are still continuing evolving the brand to a whole new level. So proud of the team and grateful to be part of it as well. We made a video recap of this journey which will be up on THRLD tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. Jordi & I had decided that one day of strolling through the Bright & SEEK tradeshows was enough. We wanted to enjoy Berlin to …