Posted on Feb 6, 2017 | No Comments

I don’t know what initially triggered my interest in clothing. Apparently, I was already really picky when I was a little kid. Being one of the youngest of five kids, my older sister would take me shopping at C&A. She still reminisces – there was no steering me in the process; I knew exactly what I wanted and what combinations I wanted to wear.



Posted on Jan 15, 2017 | No Comments

I started my blog after my English teacher commented that I really ought to work on my English language proficiency. If I didn’t improve, I’d fail her subject, she warned me. So I thought, why not train my language skills whilst working on something I actually like. Four years later, I was nominated for the Zalando bloggers award.



Posted on Dec 5, 2016 | No Comments

‘I bought the glasses a few years ago, expecting to only wear them at home as a replacement for my contacts. Now, they’ve become my signature look.’



Posted on Oct 22, 2016 | No Comments

A seasoned dance enthusiast, Jan knows Amsterdam nightlife and the other way round. With his distinctive eclectic style and signature glasses, he’s the colourful character at a bunch of ADE parties this week.


We’re not being nostalgic

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Mr. Davids: The fashion, the architecture, the music, film; the decades between the 1900s and 1950s are the most inspiring period in terms of cultural developments. (more…)


Posted on Aug 10, 2016 | No Comments

‘Seventeen years ago, I moved here via Cameroon and Paris. I’ve always been making art, ever since I was a kid. First, it was mostly fashion – I customized this sweater when I was a student. Nowadays, I make objects and installations. I love working with precious metals. They’re hard to process and refine, but they have a delicate softness at the same time. As an artist, you’re vulnerable working with them, which makes it even more interesting.

My work is being displayed in various places outside of The Netherlands; gaining a foothold in the Dutch art scene proved to be the most challenging.’


‘Freaks come out at night’

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments

Welcome to the Amsterdam Characters video series. First up: a walk and talk with MC Complicated around his favourite Amsterdam neighbourhood.

Aspiring Mayor

Posted on May 2, 2016 | No Comments

‘This is my favourite spot in all of Amsterdam. The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is the city’s aorta. Tourists don’t come here. It’s intimate, crazy and full of loonies.



Posted on Apr 15, 2016 | No Comments

‘My shows always raise questions from the audience. How did I come up with it? Why? What do I mean to say by it? I like to provoke, surprise and sometimes frighten people. I enjoy twisting everyday situations into strange happenings.’


Amsterdam Characters Book In Stores Now

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 | No Comments

Amsterdam Characters Book In Stores Now

Roaming the streets of Amsterdam, I’ve come across the most intriguing passers-by. And now you can meet them all. From the woman who only wears pink to the man on his crusade against jeans; old and new characters will make their appearance in the Amsterdam Characters book!

Get your copy here