Shopping Night Den Haag

 

 

Big fashion cities have Vogue Shopping Night Out.

Here in The Hague, an international fashion city in the making, we have to content with just the Shopping Night 

Unfortunately this time I could not go out  and see what was going on in the city centre where all the activities were concentrated, but John of the Hollywood to Holland kept me updated and wrote a great review. You can read it here

As John pointed out the night attracted big crowds of people but was not  on the level of the previous two editions. Well, with all the construction going on it is little wonder.

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Maxima masters the art of frugal glamour

 

 

Statistically South Holland province, the final leg on the royal tour of the provinces, has the highest number of sunny days a year. Yesterday, alas, did not happen to be one of them. The sky was fifty shades of grey. And rain, turning at times into annoying drizzle, was incessant. But it had absolutely no effect on the enthusiasm of royal family fans who turned out in huge numbers to wave and cheer along the royal visit route.

The red ensemble assorted with a turban hat Queen Maxima chose to wear provided a boisterous injection of colour amid the sea of black of official suits, plastic rain overalls and orange paraphernalia.

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima conclude the tour of the provinces in The Hague!

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Monarchists, royalty watchers, Maxima fans, rejoyce!

After a whirlwind tour of the provinces following King Willem Alexander’s inauguration on the 30th of April, the royal couple finally arrives in The Hague.

Judging by the programme revaled by Omroepwest.nl  Friday, June 21 is promising to be a grand day packed with fun and celebrations. It starts at 16.20 in Zoetermeer where the royal couple will  be treated to a spectacle of sports  including demonstrations of water sports, snow sports, skating, climbing, golfing to be concluded by a performance of a local musician.  A lot of action?

Yes, indeed, considering that the whole Zoetermeer visit lasts  just 30 minutes!

But… the tour must go on and  there is so much more to do and see in The Hague.

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Fashion: Fair, Bold and Beautiful

My latest contribution to the ACCESS magazine

 

H&M Helen Hunt

 

 

At the Academy Awards ceremony last February Helen Hunt did not make the best dressed list of the Oscars fashion police. Instead she made fashion history. The actress eschewed an haute couture creation in favour of an H&M dress. The strapless navy blue gown with a train though perfectly on trend was not a ground breaking fashion statement. But  its “fair” credentials were statement worthy.

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