Amayzine

Amayzine is a Dutch publication that I’ve been a fan of for years. I love their cheeky tone of voice, the personal touches to every story, and pretty graphics. That’s why I’m super honored that they took a chance on me and accepted my proposal to write a bi-weekly column about New York for them.

 
 

These are the pieces I’ve written so far.

Als in New York wonen je droom is
This was a short introduction piece in which I talk about why I moved to New York and what I’m doing here now.

Even kletsen met Gigi Hadid en Michael Kors
Amayzine sent me to a press event for a new campaign with Gigi Hadid for Michael Kors’ perfume “Wonderlust.” A few other journalists and I got to ask the pair questions about their friendship, scents and the fashion world.

Dit doen New Yorkers deze zomer
For this article I listed some to-do alternatives to Times Square. Things that New Yorkers would actually leave their airconditioned apartments for during the hot and humid summer months.

Wonen in New York: Expectations Vs. Reality
Moving to New York had been a dream of mine for years. But, with dreams come fantasies. I based a lot of my expectations of life here on a few touristy trips and what I saw on TV and Instagram. The reality is a lot less glamorous.

Het zomberbegrip in New York: Hot Girl Summer
In New York, the summer of 2019 was all about Hot Girl Summer. I thought it was important to educate my Dutch friends about this concept.

De NYFW van een V Magazine Digital Editor
Abe Martinez is the Digital Editor at V Magazine. During September’s NYFW, he allowed me to take follow him around and get an idea what Fashion Week is really like for an editor. Long story short: the days are long and it’s much less glamorous than I expected.

Op pad met streetstyle fotografen
Paige Campbell Linden is an incredibly talented photographer whose life revolves around street style outfits for two months every year. I watched her do her thing outside of the Tibi show and asked her all about her life as a fashion photographer. My biggest takeaway: Shooting street style requires you to have strong arms, a ton of patience and a great eye for style.

8 Bars in Manhattan die je nu aan je to-do lijstje moet toevoegen
Does anyone share my tendency to mark every restaurant or bar that looks “cute” on your maps app? My map is covered in so many yellow and green dots, that I can hardly see my map. Anyway, there are a gazillion places I think everyone should go to that I hardly ever see on other to-do lists. So I compiled a list of 8. (Of course, the day after this story went up, I found another insanely cute bar. I guess I’ll just have to create a new list soon).

Dit doen New Yorkers allemaal in de herfst
What New Yorkers do, the fall edition. When the leaves turn orange and pumpkins cover every surface, these are the things New Yorkers do.