Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Throwback during this crisis: floral Spanish style maxi dress with blue heels


Hey all! For those who still read blogs during these times (or even during normal times).. I hope you're doing well and that you and your loved ones are healthy!

It's weird to keep on doing certain things while there are whole countries suffering so much more than the Netherlands. At the time of writing, we aren't in a lock-down situation. Perhaps that will change.. as the spread of this virus really depends on whether people behave responsibly and sensibly.

These weeks, I have been staying inside.. only to go out for groceries and work. All healthy employees at our institute are still allowed in the building, so while I'm still healthy.. I will definitely try to make myself useful.

But no outdoor photo and video shoots for the foreseeable future. Therefore, I'm digging through my archives for photos and videos.. and this outfit was one of the first I really wanted to post!

I really love how this dress makes me feel like a Spanish senorita.. and it made me wish that I was back on the Canary Islands. But sadly, this wasn't Gran Canarias, Lanzarote or Barcelona.. this was just Rotterdam. And it was very windy.. and without sun, it was actually quite chilly! :-O

So yeah, while I'm mostly in my PJs on the couch with my laptop.. I do like to close my eyes and just pretend that I'm outdoors.. doing photo and video shoots!

Anyway.. there a lot more important things in the world and I really hope that 2020 will also be the year of many good things, including the swift end of this crisis!

Really, stay safe.. stay inside as much as possible! :-)

 Wishing you all lots of love!

I did make a small video.. and like a lot of times in Rotterdam, it is very windy and the microphone does pick it up. Watch those ears! :-P

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Freezing my buns off in the French Alps wearing my red mini dress


Yay.. another snowboarding holiday that I survived without any injuries! Actually, because of all the snow that fell during the week.. I got to enjoy some rare epic snowboarding days in the powder under a blue sky.

Snowboarding fans know that there is pretty much no better feeling than snowboarding in fresh untouched powder snow! :-D

When we arrived at our destination in Chatel, it was raining a lot. And the wind was blowing so hard.. an actual storm!

So, I actually had no hopes that we would have great powder days and more importantly.. I also had no hopes of doing an outdoor photo-shoot in a ridiculous short dress!

Fortunately, after the rain and the snow, the sun came out for the last two days. So I got dolled up, asked my friend to take some pics in the freezing cold. Seriously.. even in the sun, it was like minus 2 degrees Celsius (like 28 degrees Fahrenheit). :-O

And before you ask... yes, this is yet another red polka-dot dress I own and never wore until now. This dress was like 10 euros on sale.. and I could not have left it in the store!!

I think this whole photo-shoot took about 30 minutes before my legs, feet and fingers were starting to feel numb. We did a quick video.. and I just ran inside, got changed into my swimming outfit and jumped into the jacuzzi!

I just hope the spring will come soon to the Netherlands.. so I can actually start doing my regular photo-shoots without feeling like popsicle! :-P

 Happy Carnaval if you actually celebrate it!

Like I said, I was freezing my buns off.. so my little video consisted just of walking up and down the road before I fled inside! :-P