The five young Dutch brands that are featured in our Love First Issue channel the magic of plants and nature. Inspired by the shape of their leaves and the fragility of their veins. In our Shop of Joy they show what they have in store for you. Enjoy!
For fashion stylist Nancy Steeman, the crown is a symbol of admiration. Admiration not only for beauty, but for energy, sensuality and bravery. She designs every crown with a special person in mind.
Princess € 75 Wild Monarchy
Tailor-made golden button flared pants, bordeaux
High quality stretch tricot fabric.
€ 275 Godert me
Strelitzia Reginae ‘bird of paradise’
Originally from South Africa, and part of the banana family, this exotic plant gets its nickname from its colorful flowers in orange and blue. The leaves are grey-green and have the form of a spoon. It’s happiest with lots of water and light (but no direct sunlight!)
Soft stretch-tulle triangle cups in a tiny leopard print pattern are finished with delicate ruched edges and slender adjustable straps. A sporty striped underband in contrasting colours provides subtle shape and support.
50 Love Stories intimates
The “Kings Comfort” plaid is available in 14 standard colors, and 26 custom colors on request.
€729,00 Frankly Amsterdam
Just because it spells out ‘SUNDAY’ doesn’t mean you can’t wear this cozy sweatshirt all week long. The wide crew neck, ribbed trims, raglan sleeves and slouchy fit makes this top an easy favourite.
€ 80 Love stories intimates
Calathea Triostar ‘living plant’
This subtropical Brazilian is just like a human. When the sun goes down it will close its leaves to go to sleep, only to wake with the morning light. The living plant is family of the banana and has multicolored leaves of pink, white and green.
Love Lace Bralet
A riot of colours, textures and prints - this daring bralette manages to have it all. Colourful leopard print triangles are framed by the sheerest black lace and finished with a delicate scallop edge. The striped elasticated waistband and matching adjustable straps add a sporty finishing touch.
€ 60 Love stories intimates
Kings Comfort Plaid
It's the king under the blankets. This plaid made of Angora goat hair has 14 different intense colors. It warms you up in the winter and cools you down in the summer.
€729,00 Frankly Amsterdam
Scarab Duo Bangle
The scarab duo bangle is made of sterling silver, 18ct. yellow gold, white diamonds and green tsavorites.
€3,795.00 Bibi van der Velden
For the love of pins!
you never have enough
Boot pin € 13,99
Chanel perfume bottle pin € 200
Dracula lips pin € 13,99
Fine Jewellery Polky Engagement Ring
The polky engagement ring is made of 18ct. rose gold, sterling silver, single cut and polky diamonds.
€1,390.00 Bibi van der Velden
Creeping and climbing up to more than ten meters high, this plant really lives up to the name delicious monster. It belongs to the Aronskel family, originally from South America, and will turn your living room into a small jungle if it gets the chance (and needs only a little water and sunlight). When it reaches maturity, its shiny leathery leaves split into their characteristic shapes.
Carpet made of eucalyptus leaves, which make the carpet feels super soft. Besides it is strong and has a beautiful glow. Available in 51 different colours, € 480 p/m2 Frankly Amsterdam
Gingko Dish M
Even when your not wearing those beautiful jewelry you can still let them shine on this Gingko dish!
€ 34,95 Anna + Nina
Anna + Nina
Anna + Nina (founded in 2012) started out by promoting different jewellery and accessory labels, but has since become a brand in its own right. Anna de Lanoy Meijer and Nina Poot have since opened three stores in Amsterdam and a web shop where they sell items from their own brand (including their distinctly eclectic jewellery) together with other jewellery, accessories, fashion and interiors labels.
Silver plated Palm Leaf earring € 59,95 Anna + Nina
Ring 18k yellow gold is carved out of 40,000 year old mammoth tusk and set with 18k yellow gold details.
€ 2875 Bibi van der Velden
Musa Dwarf Cavendish 'banana plant’
You’ll recognize this quick grower from Asia from its green rolled leaves and their blue glow. It needs moist air, lots of water and warmth but when it's happy, will easily grow to be two meters high (and, if you're lucky, produce small but edible bananas).
For years visual artist Jules Bongers wore a simple black jacket stuck full of pins. Inspired by people’s continuous positive reactions, she decided to create her own collection of pins and combine them with a handmade black tuxedo jacket, and her brand Godert.me was born. Jules: “For me, combining vintage, design and my own pins on a jacket is a new way of telling a visual story. There is no such thing as having too many pins on your jacket!”
Black Jacket € 550 and Lucky charms pin € 55 Godert.me
Lace cat ears
You'll be quite the little minx in this exquisite feline headpiece. Lace cat ears are perfect for a costume or simply when youre feeling playful. This headband has a lot of sex appeal.
€25 Love stories intimates
Bailey track pants
Crafted from comfortable stretch fabric, these track pants are perfect for travel or lazy days off. This pair has a relaxed, tapered fit with an adjustable drawstring waist. Finished with sporty stripe detailing and zipped cuffs. This product is delicate, make sure to wash it by hand to enjoy endlessly!
€ 64 Love stories intimates
Love Stories Intimates
LoveStories is the brainchild of multi-talented Marloes Hoedeman. Hoedeman, who is first and foremost a fashion and interior stylist, began her brand in order to create beautiful underwear from quality material for an affordable price for herself. Her pieces are sold in shops side by side with other fashion items because she believes underwear should be seen as a way to enhance the rest of your wardrobe. Underwear becoming outerwear is exactly what LoveStories is all about.
Green padded lace 'Darling' bralette € 55 Love Stories Intimates
The Dutch are known for their directness. For calling it like it is. What you see is what you get. This is also the DNA of the products of Frankly Amsterdam, a luxury brand of home textiles made with only the best natural materials. These are products that don’t need much decoration to showcase their true quality. Made to measure and customized to personal preference. Forty Five Plaid, made of merino wool.
130 x 180 cm, € 549 Frankly Amsterdam
The monkey, Animal and Scarab ring
The perfect stack!
The Monkey Stackable Ring €2,285.00
Animal Lion Stackable Ring €3,015.00
Stackable Scarab Ring €2,280.00
all rings from Bibi van der Velden
Cycas revoluta 'sago palm'
Somewhere between a palm tree and a fern, this very symmetrical plant supports a crown of shiny, dark green leaves on a shaggy trunk typically with a diameter of about 20 cm. They are very slow growing, need very little water (and don't touch it!), but can grow to be very old. A mature tree (50 + years) can grow to be six meters. Green fingers required.
A true delight, this black silk and lace halter neck bralette is one of the highlights of the Cirque de la Nuit collection. Multiple layers of sheer, petal-like lace adorn the soft triangle cups, whilst the tonal elasticated band with raw trim offers light support and comfort.
Regipetto, € 100 Love Stories Intimates
100 % cotton bedlinen with satin glow handmade in Italy, made-to-measure. Super comfortable, cool and soft materials perfect for sensitive skin. Available in 96 colors.
140 x 200 cm, € 489 Frankly Amsterdam
Bibi van der Velden
Bibi van der Velden is known for her sense of fun and sharp appreciation of everyday beauty as well as her love for travel and sculptural form. Her jewellery pieces seamlessly blend craftsmanship and design and unusual materials. Bibi is intrigued by monkeys (one of the most intelligent animals on the planet) and their favourite food, bananas; and has combined these in her Monkey Collection of sterling silver and 18ct. rose gold. The monkeys are pavé, set with small brown diamonds with 18ct. details.
3 Monkey Necklace € 4585 Bibi van der Velden
Animal Frog Earrings gold
The frog earring is made of 18ct rose gold, brown diamonds and tsavorite eyes.
€8,970.00 Bibi van der Velden
Picture book of the artist John Derian, known from his 19th century artwork sold in one of his 4 stores and collaboration with Astier de Villatte and other brands. The quality of paper and ink used in making the book makes you feel like you re flipping through a collection of prints
€ 50,30 Bol.com
Who might these gentlemen have been? Antique portraits and mirrors
From € 375 by Wildschut la vie moderne
Jeanne Damas and her friends, a group of photographers, stylists, creative directors, decided to bring all their talents together in this fashion collective 'Rouje'. On their website rouge.com you can find all these Parisian girls wearing their own designed collection, beautifully styled in this typical Damas sophisticated and sensitive way. We love that!
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
One of the most stylish woman now in NYC is Maryam Nassir Zadeh. In her store she mixes new, current designers like Lemaire, Véronique Leroy, Jacquemus, Ter et Bantine and Rochas with old designer pieces she collected, as well as pieces from her own collection. Heels & sandals from $ 372 mznstore.com
Incredibly soft and durable ribbed beanies made from Caregora and lambswool. Available in even 17 beautiful colors.
€ 50 Le Bonnet
Collectible Valentine collection handmade by ceramicist Anouk Kramer. 'I like to give beauty to every single object'
Prices € 35 for a small object to € 300 for a larger piece
Zagara eau de parfum 100 ml with a highly aromatic citrus scent with a neroli, petitgrain and woody base
€ 84 by Ortigia
'je ne sais quoi'
Timeless wardrobe inspired by the imaginary running Parisian girls in the 4th arrondissement, named Les Coyotes de Paris, who lives their own 'je ne sais quoi' life with this Paris attitude. Eclectic style with great iconic shapes from 60's & 70's twisted in modern look. Sizes from young girls 6-10 years old to small women's sizes XS-S-M.
Pinning is the new thing
New in town is Godert.me. Founder Jules expanded her own pin collection with vintage and design pins from all over the world, which makes her collection fascinating. Jules: “For me, creating combinations of different vintage, design and new own design pins on a jacket is a new way of telling a visual story. There is no such thing as having too many pins on your jacket!” Go have a look yourself.
Harlow dressing gown
You'll feel so tall and statuesque in this floor-sweeping dressing gown. The silkiest bottle green fabric is a lovely contrast to the milky scribbles scattered across it. Fiery piping is sure to ignite a flame of desire.
Harlow € 175
by Love Stories Intimates
New from Tom Dixon is this blow moulded polycarbonate light cannon, acting as the ultimate oversized spotlight.
by Tom Dixon
Velvet Red & Flats
Poppy red, velvet wide lef pants with rock star vibe!
Karim trousers € 330
by Rika Studios
Anna and Nina founded their namesake agency in 2012. Alongside their own-brand label, they specialise in promoting jewellery and accessories brands including Jewel Rocks, Amano Trading and The Old House.
In your face
Mark de Lange – an avid spectacle wearer from Amsterdam – asked himself, “Why do I own thirty pairs of sneakers and only on pair of glasses? Even though glasses are the most “in your face” of all apparel?” He founded Ace & Tate in 2013, together with his companion. The sales model focuses on online sales, but the company has also opened 5 brick-and-mortar stores (in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Berlin).
This Vintage Record Player is hidden in a suitcase and has a tweed coat.
Crosley Executive € 119
by Loods 5
Mika 3 pockets bag with adjustable strap and stylish copper colored zippers.
Mika € 300
by Rika Studios
Is it a Blanket? Is it a coat?
The young designers Manon and Yoni of Wintervacht met in design school. At the time, Manon was living in a house without heating, and would sleep under three heavy, old woolen blankets. Manon had the idea to make a coat out of the blankets keeping her warm at night. Yoni drew up a design and the first Wintervachtcollection was a fact. It is that time of the year to go check them out.
Princetown leather slipper
The ultimate comfy loafer by Gucci. What else?
Princetown leather slipper € 795
The bomber Bobby comes with an application of a slick tiger with a bow tie.
Sleep on dahlias
Lovely pyjama pants Dahlia 100 made of 100% silk with mother of pearls buttons & cotton twill tape drawstring.
Peacocks on the sofa
Silk cushion cover with peacock print, 25.6 x 15.7 inch.
Peackocks cushion € 44,50
by Nuvo Niche
Saint Charles Apotheke
Pharmacist Alexander Ehrmann has taken this historic Apotheke founded in 1886, and transformed it into a unique destination dedicated to natural beauty. St Charles’s range of natural cosmetic products is of the highest standard, including The Organic Pharmacy, REN, Neon and Masters, and is perfectly complimented by the house-made line ‘Schönheit von außen und innen’ (Beauty from the outside and in).
Manufactum, best basics and essentials for wardrobe and household effects. Crew Neck Sweater with Aran Isle Pattern, 100% unbleached and non-dyed pure new wool. In beautiful dark grey brown and black mixed color. € 190 Manufactum
For late & lazy winter mornings, a multi heart plate € 29,95, This way plate € 39,95
both Anna & Nina
No rush, Extreme comfort
Slow fashion and honest products, the passion of founder Saskia Dijkstra and designer Camille Serra. It's all in a name of this No. 20 oversize xtra, in sand color, produced of high quality cashmere in Inner Mongolia during the offseason when there's no rush. € 500 Extreme Cashmere
silver spheres from Munich
Saskia Diez her designs are timeless. Bracelet with spheres made from silver. The spheres are polished, hollow, but thick enough to be stable and beaded elastically. € 289 Saskia Diez
Simplify party wear with romantic pleats, fluid and feminine silhouettes and laid-back tailoring.
Green Dondini Dress € 2.975, Teal Adele Dress € 3.095 - Stella McCartney.
Celia the Etoile joie de vivre
ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE
For the greatest lovers of Paris
With its pretty golden edge and it’s schoolboy plastic cover, it looks enough like a novel to prevent the reader from being confused with a tourist. It is still printed with lead blocks on high bulk papier, in one of the last typographic printing presses still professionally producing books in France. It contents dozens of unique, curious and unexpected addresses that open doors unknown even to the greatest lovers of Paris - Ma Vie A Paris English Version, Astier de Villatte € 49
Designer Nienke Sybrandy made a photoserie of flower bouquets, to keep the flowers alive forever! Poster - Edwin Pelser € 25
Solid yellow gold round locket pendant, filled with any charm you personally love.
LOQUET 14Kt Solid gold €1,920.00
Initial letter necklace goldplated, in any letter of the alfabet - Anna & Nina € 59,95