Yesterday I attended a lecture about fashion blogging in Streetlab_ due to the Amsterdam Fashion Week 2010. The event was part of Premsela's 'Masters of Amateurism' series (which focuses in amateurism in popular culture, design...) in collaboration with the American Book Center and featured a presentation by Katja Hentschel of Glamcanyon (on the last picture).
It is incredible how many things you can achieve through an 'apparently' simple Internet tool such as a blog. I didn't expect the event to be that interesting!
I was really surprised by the great personality Aynouk Tan, a Dutch Fashion icon and journalist, who gave an introduction to the main lecture.
Every last Sunday of the month (except in Summer) takes place the Sunday Market. It is usually located in the Westergasfabriek (as its name says, an old gas factory that turned into a multifunctional space for cultural and creative purposes) but last June it changed its location to Amsterdam Noord. The fact of taking a ferry to visit the other part of the city is something that really amazes me from Amsterdam.
Forget about it if you want to buy second hand clothes. On the other hand you have alternative fashion brands or handmade clothes.
And furthermore, lots of stands with food, such as this pancake caravan or the oysters stand where we had one for free plus some super nice french cider.
Visiting the market also gave us the chance of knowing of another great place. But that will come soon!
To get to Amsterdam-Noord take a at Centraal Station.
In this case, direction Buiksloterweg (every 5 or 10 min?)