Not so Dry.

It seems a bit odd walking to the Droog (droog means dry in the Dutch language) on this rainy day. Droog is a conceptual design company situated on one of Amsterdam’s canals, the Staalstraat to be precise. A hotel, cafe and studio all under one roof. Droog was born twenty five years ago, their business plan is connecting people and businesses.
The company has partnerships Worldwide exploring into creating collaborations, which is exactly what I am doing right now.I had this Saturday morning a meeting with Alyona, a photographer with whom I hope to soon start up a collaboration. I will keep you updated with what we achieve together, so stay tuned.We then decided to take lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Blue sofas and yellow painted walls, so very welcoming. I went for coffee and one of the home made dishes, a lentil salad. Looking through the windows you see a fairytale like garden, very enchanting, open when the weather is more agreeable. On the ground floor there is a gallery with an art exhibition also a very interesting shop with the most amazing collection. I feel for sure a place to visit with future clients. A very contemporary mix including Joseph and Jill Sander but also including African influences by some very talented young artists.

Alyona and I now say our goodbyes and I thank her for introducing me to the Droog.

A parka is an ideal coat to wear in a wet and windy Dutch April, I love them. My first one was a given to me by my father when he returned from a business trip to Denmark, I was ten years old at the time. The parka is practical and perennially cool. Ideal to wear with a sweater or dress. The feeling that your man lent you his when it became chilly, what a hunk! It has saved me more than once when  clouds and wind are on their way.  I choose to wear bubblegum pink high waisted chinos as I love pink shades with khaki greens. My Shirt is hand painted with motive of one of book from the 90s I like a lot from Czech Writer  Výchova dívek v ČecháchNovel by Michal Viewegh

The slightly sporty look calls for pointy high heels shoes after all I am having a meeting, but looks as nice with trainers or mocasines. My Parka (standard collection) is from Zadig Voltaire purchased in the shop in Den Haag. My trousers are from Cos  on line from this season.  Bare legs call for ornament worn around the ankle I usually wear my gold chain on the left foot and  and  beaded ankle bracelet patterned on other foot.  My bag is one of my favorites the effortless timeless 70s style Double T from Tods goes with everything.  Shoes are Peter Kaiser pumps. Pointy heels with open back are forever my favorites style.  The most important item is my umbrella is from HEMA Dutch retail.

I have selected similar items I worn below and the pictures is all about sweet pink trousers this season and to not feel so girly let’s add some green parka totally timeless !

Thank you for visiting Gabriela 

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