I’ve been planning to work with Linda since before I started blogging for real. We met countless times to brainstorm, we wrote long lists of projects, we drank countless coffees, indulged in beer, shared meals together, all of this with the noble excuse of discussing the best way of making everything happen. However, those brilliant ideas of ours kept floating in the outer space. You can call us master procrastinators. But knowing myself, I was certain this state of matters would change. This time we made an appointment (agenda and everything), she came to my place, and there we were. A pile of clothes, the blogger, and her stylist friend (who doesn’t love a good old cliché?).
I have always been resistant to the idea of having someone dressing me. This is a childhood trauma, from the time my mother would make me go to school in the most hateful girly dresses ever while all I wanted was play football. I’VE NEVER BEEN GIRLY – exactly like this, in capital letters -, and I still nourish the most profound hate regarding everything that indoctrinates us to what is feminine and what is not, or what a woman should look like. But since I started “Amsterdive”, getting out of my comfort zone is a mindset I’ve been cherishing. Moreover, you know, Linda is Linda. Not only is she one of my favorite friends in Amsterdam, she is also a stylist, and our tastes do overlap. And sometimes not, and that’s the whole point.
Here’s what I told her: “You can pick whatever you want, I have no saying in this. The idea is that you make seven combinations (a week worth of outfits) which you think would look cool on me. So this is about your personal taste. I’d like to see what you would do with my wardrobe. Feel free to surprise me”. And here’s what she did.
WE’RE STILL ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
THE HERO OF THE STORY
And this is it, people! We had good fun, and we are repeating the partnership. I should show you the bloopers so that you can laugh as much as I did while editing the photos (hey, I might actually do that if you request it – like a lot).
Next outfit post will feature my proposals for Kingsday, that day of the year in which everyone dresses in orange in The Netherlands – imagine that.
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