Weekend Tip: The Biggest Wine bar

Weekend Tip: The Biggest Wine bar

To celebrate their 10th birthday, Grapedistrict organizes the biggest wine bar in the Netherlands, and that is something special! The Hallen studios is transformed in a festival like setting and you can taste more than 150 wines by the glass! If you haven’t had any plans this weekend, you have now;) I made a selection

Düsseldorf Contemporary Art Map

Düsseldorf Contemporary Art Map

Museum Kunstpalast Ehrenhof 4-5 The biggest and most prominent art institution in Düsseldorf with roots back to 1710 when Elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz and his wife Anna Maria Luisa de’Medici founded a collection of painting an a gallery building. The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish paintings from Rubens and Raphael to Modern

Appetizing words

Appetizing words

Love it when food and a creative (+ humorous) mind comes together! Like the Necktie Studio based in Tokyo. They came up with the idea for “Words Sandwich”. That is: creatives imagined an alphabet, where letters are the first one of food elements that can be included in a delicious sandwich. By doing that, one

Capture Amsterdam

Capture Amsterdam

Every year (the centre of) Amsterdam is flooded by tourists who come to Amsterdam to visit the Red Light District, Anne Frank House, or just to post pictures on Instagram of themselves on their rental bikes. If you search random for hashtags with Amsterdam in it, you’ll find thousands of pictures of our beautiful capital.

Artist Emojis

Artist Emojis

Cantor Fine Art is a Los Angeles based private dealership representing contemporary artists. They just launched a really fun collaborative project dedicated to the popular emojis and art. The reason for this? Well, They noticed that emojis often refer to well-known artworks like The Scream by Munch. So Cantor Fine Art decided to ask their community

Travel: Hotspots in Hannover

Travel: Hotspots in Hannover

Hannover has a bit of an image problem. Most people, who I told my plans of going to Hannover, asked me why I would actually ever want to go there. It’s kind of the city you only pass on your way to Berlin. Hannover marketing invited us over and showed us several reasons why next

Photographic Roadtrip through Iceland

Photographic Roadtrip through Iceland

A ten minute dream on the passengers seat while the world is flying by, I haven’t been gone very long but it feels like a life time (Bright Eyes) A world of fairytales and dreamy music. You were wondering where that unique sigur-ros-sound is coming from? It’s not hard to understand. Take a look at

Quirky Chairs

Quirky Chairs

What if an Eames wire chair was actually weaved by a spider, or the famous BFK chair was as literally as a butterfly? These detailed miniature drawings I made give a surrealistic view on some designer classics of the last two centuries. Each chair has its own quirky character, wether it’s a cactus or a bowl of

Travel (Photo) Guide: Toronto

Travel (Photo) Guide: Toronto

Toronto Toronto… you crazy city. I only got time to explore you for 2 very short days (which felt like only one). I still don’t really get you. But I promise I’ll be back. Oh I’ll be back soon! There are the typical ‘touristic’ things you can visit in Toronto (I skipped most of them

Lola & Lou x Tess van Zalinge @ MBFWA

Lola & Lou x Tess van Zalinge @ MBFWA

A while back we already mentioned Lola & Lou as a brand to watch! Last Friday Tess van Zalinge and Malou van den Broek presented their new lingerie line during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam in a duo show with Van Zalinge’s own lingerie collection. Lola & Lou brought us models in all different colours and

Time to wake up!

Time to wake up!

After seeing these terrible refugees-stories on the news, I felt I should do something myself. Through facebook I found a group of people who were going to help and hand out some usefull materials such as warm clothes, food, blankets and candles. So i decided to  join them. I can’t find the right words to

Tel Aviv Street Style

Tel Aviv Street Style

A while ago I went to Tel Aviv; city of humus, endless beaches, even more endless summers and above all incredibly friendly and stylish people. I had the pleasure of meeting a few of them on the streets of Tel Aviv and took the chance to make some loose street style illustrations. Hope you’ll like it!

[VIDEO] Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam

[VIDEO] Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam

Last week I visited the fotomuseum in Rotterdam. I really wanted to go there for a long time, but never had the chance. So I was really excited to finally go and visit, in particular, the exposition “Photo to Fashion” by the Dutch designer Mattijs van Bergen. This unique collab between the Nederlands Fotomuseum and Mattijs van Bergen,

Silhouettes of winter coats

Silhouettes of winter coats

Another arty autumn-creation this week on Stijlmeisje, this time by Roselien Beerten who made some “Dreamy silhouettes of winter coats inspired by the colourful autumn”….  

Embrace the Fall

Embrace the Fall

We are in the middle of fall, the days are getting shorter and colder. But it doesn’t have to affect your mood and creativity. These fall goddesses I made will show you how they ‘embrace’ the fall….  

Museum Night Amsterdam 2015

Museum Night Amsterdam 2015

Last weekend it was Museum Night in Amsterdam. Together with Stijlmeisje I made an overnight route along the many museums (more than 50!) which were open that night. The evening kicked off at the Tropenmuseum where we discovered the world of the 60s, a silent disco and some interesting things of the Moroccan culture. Then

Travel: Düsseldorf – an illustrated art diary

Travel: Düsseldorf – an illustrated art diary

With about 26 museums and more than 100 galleries, Düsseldorf is an art city pur sang. In Germany this reputation is widley known, but outside of the country people most likely know the city for it’s Christmas market… Too bad! Because Düsseldorf is definitely worth a visit for other reasons than Glühwein and shoddy Christmas products. I took

Art X Humor

Art X Humor

Justyna Szczepankiewicz (how do you pronounce that??!) is a Polish illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. If you like colourful illustrations with a funny twist, you sure will like the work of Justyna. That’s also her goal: making illustrations that will make you smile. Personally I really love the one with the naked woman doing yoga.

Stijlmeisje Wedding by On a Hazy Morning

Stijlmeisje Wedding by On a Hazy Morning

What a wonderful day it was… the 12th of September last month, the day my love an I said ‘Yes’ to each other. It will be a very special memory forever for us, but so happy we also have the most beautiful pictures that remind us of all the loving moments happened that day. All the photo credits are for Andres

First wedding glimpse!

First wedding glimpse!

Yessss….. there it is… the first teaser photos of our beautiful wedding two weeks ago, shot by the amazing On a Hazy Morning, who are working on our bridal portraits. Can’t wait to see and share the rest of it with you soon! #StijlmeisjeWedding

Flower Fairytale

Flower Fairytale

A fashion show (The Manor Blooms) made up out of living statues covered in flowers. These living art pieces were on display in the historic art-deco mansion on Nes 116 in Amsterdam last month and were created in collaboration with Dutch designer Edwin Oudshoorn and mooiwatbloemendoen.nl. Edwin Oudshoorn spent his childhood between flower bulbs in his hometown

Bounce around!

Bounce around!

It felt like one big birthday party for adults last weekend at the first Dutch Springkussen Festival! Wow! Bouncing castles, slides, water and joy… Perfect ingredients for feeling a kid again. Check out the swell pictures Roselien* took at the festival: * Photo credits: Roses Photography    

24 hours photography

24 hours photography

During my stay in Cape Town earlier this year I met Yann, a charming and passionated photographer born at the Réunion Island (yes, the island is more than a place where aircraft debris have washed). In Cape Town he started a special project called TODAY which I just have to share with you guys! The idea is

My Style Tour #4

My Style Tour #4

And there it is… the last and 4th video of the #MyStyleTour series in collaboration with Philips! In this final video you see me back in Amsterdam and I have to say it took me some time to get used to my ‘normal’ life again in the Netherlands… But my time in Cape Town gave me so much inspiration! The healthy lifestyle in particular

My Style Tour #3

My Style Tour #3

May I present to you: the 3rd part of the #MyStyleTour series in collaboration with Philips! In the kick off campaign video you saw me packing and preparing at home in the Netherlands for Cape Town. In the second video I visited the design and fashion highlights of Cape Town. In this third video you’ll see me discovering the food and coffee culture in

My Style Tour #2

My Style Tour #2

There it is my second #MyStyleTour film in collaboration with Philips! In the kick off campaign video you could see me packing and preparing at home in the Netherlands for Cape Town. In this next video you see me doing my morning fix and then visiting some of the design and fashion highlights of Cape Town. Because one of

Skateboarding is a ‘crime’

Skateboarding is a ‘crime’

So much creativity here in Cape Town; there hasn’t been one day that I didn’t discover or stumbled upon a new cool project/designer. One of them is Cape Town based Gerhard Human. I saw his work in the shop Fabricate (also highly recommended!) and immediately liked it. His illustrations has that kind of ‘Gorillaz‘-feeling which I

[VIDEO] Catch it if you can!

[VIDEO] Catch it if you can!

Little fun, in-between teaser until my second #MyStyleTour film will be online… Moving around (and discovering) Cape Town while throwing a frisbee. Catch it if you can!  

Coffee X Fashion

Coffee X Fashion

I like my coffee everyday. That is, a good coffee… You probably know that already, if you follow me on my other website Daily Cappuccino. You can imagine how happy I can get when fashion meets coffee! And that’s exactly what the Instagram-account Coffee N’ Clothes does. The account is cerated by Ryan Glick and

5 must see movies while being sick at home

5 must see movies while being sick at home

While Stijlmeisje Imke is in sunny Cape Town, we have to do it with off and on weather in The Netherlands. One day it’s sunny and the air is slightly breezy (though this weekend it was even spring-like, yeah!), the other day we have to conquer a stormy day with lots of rain falling on

My Style Tour

My Style Tour

If you follow Stijlmeisje on Facebook (or Instagram and/or Twitter…) you’ve probably already seen some little tips of the veil, but now I can finally say that I am super excited to announce my My Style Tour collaboration with Philips. In a series of four thematic video blogs you get to follow me during my 3-month-stay in

Sizzling!

Sizzling!

Today it is said that Cape Town is the hottest city in the world, beside that it hasn’t been this hot in Cape Town for the last 100 years! You can imagine… it feels like living in a desert at the moment. Perfect moment to share this editorial with you. It’s a fashion editorial featured

Classmates

Classmates

Since I grew up in the Netherlands, I could choose to wear whatever I wanted when I went to school. There was never a discussion about the (non)sense of wearing a school uniform. Here in Cape Town you do see school uniforms everywhere. Russian photographer Anastasia Korosteleva turned her lens to these school kids in

[VIDEO] Safari Stijlmeisje

[VIDEO] Safari Stijlmeisje

Last week you might have noticed it was a little quiet on the website. Not without a reason; I was on a safari here in South Africa! My first ever safari and not just a regular safari, but a horseback safari… Wow, that was one big amazing experience. I even saw two rhinos just a

[VIDEO] Cocolicious Mocktail & Smoothie recipe

[VIDEO] Cocolicious Mocktail & Smoothie recipe

It’s a really long time ago that I got myself a fresh coconut water from a coconut that’s just been cut fresh from the tree. It must have been six years ago, when I was on my vacation in Suriname. In such hot weather I swear by coconut water: the taste is delicious and coconut water is super

Spot the movie

Spot the movie

Yesss… again it was hard to not know that tomorrow the 87th edition of the Academy Awards will take place. Who will win an oscar for best actor/actress and movie this year? And who will get the best dressed and worst dressed ‘award’? Not such a big film buff or Oscars fanatic? Than you certainly do will

1:1000

1:1000

As the old saying goes, “One immaculate picture is worth one thousand perfectly arranged words.” Maybe the website 1:1000 added an adjective or two to the adage here and there, but all the contributors intend to do it justice. Such a simple idea, with a dazzling effect. Watch some swell images I selected and click on the link

[VIDEO] Cruisin’ Cape Town

[VIDEO] Cruisin’ Cape Town

When living in Cape Town, a car is quite essential (besides having a skateboard…). At least if you’re the kind of person who likes to explore things around. When I arrived in Cape Town first thing I did was therefore renting a car. What I didn’t realized until than that, of course, people in South-Africa

24hrs Volkshotel

24hrs Volkshotel

While Imke is in warm and sunny Cape Town at the moment, the cold daily life back in Amsterdam continues. So last Friday night I pulled on my most warm outfit and cycled, through the snow, to the exhibition ‘24hrs Volkshotel‘ at Volkshotel. An exhibition about, what else, 24 hours at Volkshotel. The hip and

[VIDEO] Skateboarding Cape Town

[VIDEO] Skateboarding Cape Town

The following weeks you can expect more and more footage of my Cape Town adventures over here. At the moment I’m very busy shooting the short movies in collaboration with Philips, which is going to be such a excited project. The first film you can expect at the end of February. Meanwhile you can follow all my

Generation 2015 MOAM

Generation 2015 MOAM

After the collaboration with Hema (remember those rookworsten shirts?) Dutch collective MOAM presented the fastest multi-disciplinary exhibition ever held in the Netherlands: Generation 2015. The event took place at the Looiersgracht in Amsterdam last wednesday and only lasted three hours. It claimed to be the unpolished reflection of the creative zeitgeist of the year 2015.

Postcards for Ants

Postcards for Ants

Can’t believe I’m already almost two weeks living and working in this great city called Cape Town. The weeks just flew by! Settling in over here goes quite easy; combining discovering the beautiful, swell and fashionable spots of Cape Town (and her surroundings) with working. Happy also that I found myself a nice work spot, Twenty Fifty,

Editorial: All White

Editorial: All White

All dressed in white, the body functioning as a bright white canvas… Artistic minimalism sets the tone in this new Stijlmeisje editorial.   Concept and production: Imke Walenberg, Anne van der Ven & Sella Molenaar Photographer: Hendrik Otter Model: Vivian Hoorn Styling: Imke Walenberg MUA: Bobby Snijder Illustrations: Sella Molenaar

Editorial: Industrial Vintage

Editorial: Industrial Vintage

Last month I made a beautiful editorial in collaboration with Vanderlande. In their innovation centre we (with many credits to photographer Hein Gijsbers) created a swell industrial vintage atmosphere by combining the sleek new machines in the background with models wearing items contrasting these machines, surrounded by rusty vintage interior props. You can see the results in the editorial beneath…. ©

Stijlmeisje on the road: City Street Spa

Stijlmeisje on the road: City Street Spa

STIJLMEISJE GOES ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER ALL KIND OF SPECIAL, CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACES/PEOPLE WHICH WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU! THIS TIME WE WENT TO THE CITY STREET SPA FOR SOME GOOD RELAXATION… The City Street Spa is an urban retreat in the heart of the city of Amsterdam. It’s a so-called ’boutique spa’

Stijlmeisje on the road

Stijlmeisje on the road

STIJLMEISJE GOES ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER ALL KIND OF SPECIAL, CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACES/PEOPLE WHICH WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU! THIS TIME WE VISITED JUICE & SALAD, WERE WE CREATED OUR OWN STIJLMEISJE JUICE… Juice & Salad was founded in 2012 by two boys, Michiel and Nick, who grew up on the clay soil

Stijlmeisje on the road – Drawings & Dining at SLA

Stijlmeisje on the road – Drawings & Dining at SLA

STIJLMEISJE GOES ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER ALL KIND OF SPECIAL, CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACES/PEOPLE WHICH WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU! THIS TIME WE VISITED SLA. NOT ONLY FOR SOME GOOD, HEALTHY DINING BUT ALSO TO SEE THE DRAWINGS OF SELLA. Less than a year after the opening of their first spot in Amsterdam, SLA

Stijlmeisje on the road – Ed van der Elsken expo

Stijlmeisje on the road – Ed van der Elsken expo

STIJLMEISJE GOES ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER ALL KIND OF SPECIAL, CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACES/PEOPLE WHICH WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU! OUR NEXT STOP? THE EXPO OF/ABOUT ED VAN DER ELSKEN AT STADSARCHIEF AMSTERDAM. Ed van der Elsken, also known as the “enfant terrible” of Dutch photography, was a talented photographer and filmmaker who

Editorial: Sunday Morning

Editorial: Sunday Morning

In collaboration with Philips we made a stunning sunday morning-editorial*, showing their newest design coffee maker called Senseo Up. It’s the smallest, most compact version of the Senseo yet and you can make really good tasting coffee with it! Win one!
 Wanna have this nice piece of Dutch design in your kitchen? That’s possible. We

MAKEOVER: Sietse Bakker

MAKEOVER: Sietse Bakker

Have you seen this bearded guy in a red speedo walking around town and popping up in hilarious videos all over the internet? Meet Sietse Bakker; the figurehead of Speedo Club Amsterdam. For festival De Zon he’s testing the ideal festival weather conditions, which basically comes down to the simple question “is it already hot

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