JOURNALISM MAGAZINES

<strong>Claes Iversen</strong><br>Designing a collection is not a matter of conjuring up a trick, says Claes Iversen. Designers are expected to continuously innovate themselves. For Lourens Magazine I spoke to the designer in his studio in Amsterdam's Houthavens. About sculpting with fabric, the golden decade of couture, Disneyland and the signature details by which you can recognize his designs.<br><a href='http://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Claes_Iversen.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Arthur Brand</strong><br>Art detective Arthur Brand finds back stolen art all over the world. He is moving between mafia bosses and police forces and sits around the table with the best detectives. For Lourens Magazine I got a fascinating insight into his world. 'If I've learned one thing, it's that the truth is always crazier than fiction.'<br><a href='http://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Arthur_Brand.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Eric Koller</strong><br>'The reality of the circus has nothing to do with the romance of sawdust', Eric Koller told me on a rainy day in Kinderdijk. He is the first Dutch clown at Cirque du Soleil. For four years he traveled with the world circus in his camper, together with his wife and their two huskies. But the corona crisis brought an abrupt end to that adventurous life.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Date of publication: autumn 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Eric_Koller.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Ben Sombogaart</strong><br>A recurring theme in the entire oevre of film director Ben Sombogaart is that his characters often fight to survive or to be recognized. Many of his films are about the right to be who you are. What does that actually say about himself? 'Looking back, I also had to fight in my youth to show who I am.' For Lourens Magazine I spoke to the sympathetic director on the occasion of his cinema movie 'My best friend Anne Frank'.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Date of publication: fall 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Ben_Sombogaart.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Claudia de Breij</strong><br>'When I was alone on the Carré podium, I quickly kissed the floor.' For Zest Magazine I interviewed Claudia de Breij, one of the most famous comedians in the Netherlands, about what the Royal Theater Carré means to her and about her musical family show 'Hier ben ik.'<br><br>Published in: Zest Magazine<br>Date of publication: Spring 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_Claudia_de_Breij.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Pauline van Dongen</strong><br>'Wearables are so much more than functional to me. Technology should contribute to the expression of the wearer.' Shortly after completing her thesis, I interviewed fashion designer Pauline van Dongen for Zest Magazine about 'designing by researching', her project Wearable Solar and the future of wearable technology.<br><br>Published in: Zest Magazine<br>Publication date: Spring 2019<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_Pauline_van_Dongen.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Jan Taminiau</strong><br>'I don't see the world by reading and I am as dyslexic<br>like the plague. I see a library as one beautiful spectrum of colors and chaos.' For Hollands Glorie Magazine I interviewed fashion designer Jan Taminiau about observation, beauty, commuting between the Netherlands and Spain and his first solo exhibition at the Centraal Museum.<br><br>Published in: Hollands Glorie Magazine<br>Date of publication: March 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Hollands_Glorie_Jan_Taminiau.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Carel Kraayenhof</strong><br>'Piazzolla once called the bandoneon a 'jealous mistress.' One day of no attention and she lets you down on stage.'  For Lourens Magazine I visited bandoneon player Carel Kraayenhof – known for the famous tear of Máxima – in his home in the Beemster. He talked about his love for the instrument, his music theater performance Lost Tango and treated me to a private concert.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Publication date: autumn 2019<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Carel_Kraayenhof.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Leopold Witte<br></strong>Breaking taboos and making major themes such as sex and death a subject for discussion in a humorous way: let actor Leopold Witte handle that. For Lourens Magazine I interviewed him about his theatre hit '237 reasons to continue' in collaboration with Geert Lageveen. 'It's still theater, you know. It is absolutely not therapeutic. '<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Dat of publication: Spring 2019<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Leopold_Witte.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Gerard Spong</strong><br>'Do you dare?' the editor in chief of Lourens Magazine asked me, referring to an interview with Gerard Spong. I visited the feared and mischievous criminal lawyer in his stately office on the Keizersgracht and spoke with him about his theatre tour, playing theatre in court, status, his love for the harp and image. 'Some people think I'm a creep. But I am not at all. '<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Dat of publication: autumn 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Gerard_Spong.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Hester van Eeghen</strong><br>Whether it is the graphic design, the use of colour or the surprises when you open the bag, connoisseurs<br>recognize a Hester van Eeghen at a glance. I interviewed the famous bag designer on the occasion of her 30th anniversary, which she celebrated with an exhibition in the Museum of Bags and a pop-up book.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Dat of publication: Fall 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Hester_van_Eeghen.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Roderick Vos</strong><br>Creativity is in industrial designer Roderick Vos's genes. Giving interviews is just as easy for him. Three topics recur in our conversation: his love for factories and craftsmen, the urge to create and his wife Claire, with whom he shares a passion for design. 'I'm quite an industry fetishist.'<br><br>Published in: Tulp Magazine<br>Date of publication: February 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Tulp_Roderick_Vos.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Piet Boon</strong><br>'Watch out for fingerprints.' The photographer carefully moves a golden chair with pumps as legs to a sunny spot by the window. Tuesday morning, Piet Boon's new showroom in Oostzaan. It was only a month ago that he and his team moved in, but the designer already seems to feel completely at home there. He walks whistling through the corridors of the brand new building. For Lourens Magazine I speak to the top designer about Dutch common sense, kite surfing and Obama.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Date of publication: fall 2011<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Piet_Boon.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Oger Lusink</strong><br>King of suits Oger Lusink developed his passion for fashion at a very young age. As an eight-year-old boy, he stood in front of the windows of Hirsch &amp; Cie on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam, staring at dresses from Paris, he told me during an interview for Lourens Magazine. He built up an impressive empire in twenty years. But in his hometown Blaricum he cycles around in an old sweater and worn jeans. 'If you spend a lot of time working with clothing, you automatically sober down.'<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Date of publication: spring 2011<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Oger_Lusink.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Erny van Reijmersdal</strong><br>It is the worst thing that can happen to you as an entrepreneur: going bankrupt. Fashion designer Erny van Reijmersdal lost everything from one moment to the next, but started again. 'To find myself again, I started digging in the garden. Until all my anger was gone.' All what happened changed the designer's life, he told me during an interview for Lourens Magazine. Unlike before, he no longer feels the urge to constantly have to prove himself.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Date of publication: spring 2011<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Erny_van_Reijmersdal.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a>
<strong>Traditional costume reinvented</strong><br>How do you make the traditional Dutch wooden clog sexy? With high heels! For the magazine Boekman I wrote a background story about the way in which designers such as Tess van Zalinge, Antoine Peters and Walter van Beirendonck reinterpret traditional costumes and give them a new meaning with the aim of keeping Dutch heritage alive.<br><br>Published in: Boekman<br>Date of publication: September 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Boekman_klederdracht_nieuw_jasje.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Revival of iconic fashion houses</strong><br>Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Poiret: for years the doors of these legendary fashion houses were closed rigidly, but recently they were all reopened by ambitious entrepreneurs. For the rubric 'Fashion college' in the Dutch ELLE, I researched the how and why of these surprising comebacks.<br><br>Published in: ELLE<br>Date of publication: August 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/ELLE_Afgestoft_en_opgepoetst.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Fashion houses and their 'signature color'</strong><br>From Lanvin Blue to Valentino Red, many designers develop a love for a specific color and make it their trademark. The ultimate recognition? A signature color that will remain forever linked to the fashion house. I initiated and wrote this story for ELLE, which is published in the rubric 'Fashion college'.<br><br>Published in: ELLE<br>Date of publication: October 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/ELLE_Kleurboek.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Street style blogs as a time document</strong><br>'The best fashion show is definitely on the street.<br>Always has been, and always will be', said Bill<br>Cunningham, the founder of street style photography. For Kwintessens I dug into the world of street style blogs. I asked professionals how they distinguish themselves and mapped the similarities and differences between the styles in various cities.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: June 2014<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_streetstyleblogs.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>To Audrey with love</strong><br>Some encounters are life-changing. The career of world-renowned French couturier Hubert de Givenchy would never have been the same if Audrey Hepburn hadn't brought a visit to his Paris studio in 1953. The beginning of a lifelong friendship and professional cooperation: 'It was a kind of marriage.'<br><br>Published in: Villa d'Arte<br>Date of publication: November 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Villa_dArte_Givenchy_Hepburn.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Cocktails between the masterpieces</strong><br>More and more young art lovers are uniting in clubs. Not only they enjoy privileges with a hint of glamour, but they are also the patrons of the future. For Residence I dived into the world of these special art societies. 'Creative collaborations and even romantic relationships arise regularly.'<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: April 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_cocktails_meesterwerken.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>The malleability of the body</strong><br>Piercings, tattoos, stretches, scarification, make-up, body paint, subcutaneous implants and plastic surgery: to what extent the body can be made, shaped and repaired? Where are the limits? For Kwintessens I discussed this fascinating subject with tattoo artist Joe Dynamite, photographer Rob Walbers and make-up artist Inge Grognard.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: March 2015<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Designkritiek.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Homage or plagiarism?</strong><br>On her blog Into the Fashion, fashion teacher Diana Marian Murek reveals the sources of inspiration behind fashion collections, thereby demonstrating that fashion moves in cycles. The images speak volumes. For Kwintessens I talked to her about the question: what is the difference between inspiration, homage and plagiarism? And why is it important as a fashion student or designer to know your classics?<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: September 2013<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Hommage_of_plagiaat.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Sharing is the new ownership</strong><br>Partly due to the internet, the fashion consumer is more articulate and better informed than ever. But this has not yet led to large-scale innovations within the compelling fashion system. Nevertheless, a number of contrary initiatives bear witness to a new vision of the future, with borrowing, exchanging and sharing as key concepts. Alternative models that turn the fashion sector upside down.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: June 2013<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Delen_is_het_nieuwe_bezitten.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>How sustainable is vintage really?</strong><br>Vintage is hip, trendy and carries the label 'sustainable', which is of course another buzzword. But how green is the collection and distribution of vintage clothing really? And is there still enough stock to meet the high demand? I researched it for Kwintessens and talked to Faranak Mirjalili, founder of I Love Vintage.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: September 2013<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Vintage_groene_imago.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Creativity squared</strong><br>What happens when a fashion designer and a designer from another art form join forces? Is 1 plus 1 then 3? For Kwintessens I wrote a story about the added value of co-creation. I spoke extensively with Dries van Noten, Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters about their collaboration. In addition, three more projects are discussed that are the result of an interaction between creative disciplines.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: March 2013<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Creativiteit_in_het_kwadraat.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>The craftmanship of the future</strong><br>We often see the craftsman as someone in whom time has stood still, someone who manufactures products with medieval techniques. Nothing is less true. Also the latest professions require craftsmanship and this is sometimes underestimated. For Kwintessens, I talked to 3D designer Rizon Parein and creative retoucher Sieg Minten<br>about acquiring knowledge, patience, experience and repetition.<br><br>Pulished in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: september 2014<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_nieuwe_ambachten.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>A delight for the eye</strong><br>In 2012, Kwintessens dedicated an edition to the theme 'The seven deadly sins'. I talked to Ann Cuyvers, founder of De Erotische Vebeelding in Antwerp, about the question: to what extent design has influenced the erotic domain? From Studio Oooms The Milkmaid to Studio Job's Tit Lamps, an open-minded conversation about evolutions in the erotic industry.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: June 2012<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Lust_voor_het_oog.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>The sense and nonsense of design criticism</strong><br>Anyone who wanders around the internet will come across them by the bushes: visually attractive blogs and websites about design. Yet most of them are nothing more than an image, a link and a small piece of text with an opinion. There is hardly any design criticism. Should design actually be the subject of criticism? That question forms the basis for a double interview with the academic and the designer.<br><br>Published in: Kwintessens<br>Date of publication: March 2012<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Kwintessens_Designkritiek.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a>
<strong>The art of frame making</strong><br>When Guy Sainthill is walking through a museum, he may pay even more attention to the frames of the paintings than to the artworks themselves. Call it professional deformation. 'I'm the fool who puts his ear to the wall to get a glimpse of the backside,&quot; says the framer with a hint of self-mockery. National and international museums know how to find the passionate craftsman for making, reproducing and restoring frames.<br><a href='http://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Sainthill.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Long live the specialist store</strong><br>Specialist stores add color to the city and village, make shopping streets lively and bring special products close by. For Tulp Magazine I selected seven unique stores in the Netherlands, from stamp specialist De Posthumuswinkel in Amsterdam to treasurer of the 1950s Bennies Fifties in Scheveningen, and spoke with the owners about their added value and right to exist.<br><br>Published in: Tulp Magazine<br>Date of publication: fall 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Tulp_Magazine_speciaalzaken.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Golden hands</strong><br>How is jewelry made? What different stone settings are there? What do the four C's represent in the world of diamonds? Marie-Louise Martens of Schaap en Citroen has been in the jewelery business for over 40 years and is the driving force behind the design team of the jewelery collections. She collaborates with the best goldsmiths, gemstone cutters, stone setters and engravers. For the section 'Vakwerk' in Residence she took me into the magical world of jewelery craft.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: August 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Schaap_Citroen.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Artisanal tile panels</strong><br>Bea Peters' studio on Jansstraat in Haarlem is the ultimate combination of workshop, store, showroom and shop window. There are no fixed opening hours, 'as soon as I feel like it and the weather is nice, I open the doors'. For Tulp Magazine I visited the craftswoman behind studio 1000graden. Her decorative tile panels are characterized by a loose touch, the love for Mediterranean motifs and animals. 'It can't be wild enough for me with tiles.'<br><br>Published in: Tulp Magazine<br>Date of publication: September 2017 <strong>One of a kind lamps</strong><br>A vintage umbrella holder or an antique vase from the Han dynasty: lighting decorator René Houben collects unique objects and transforms them into lamps, fitted with handmade lampshades. For the section 'Vakwerk' in Residence I visited him in his house, which was converted into a studio and showroom, on an industrial estate in Oisterwijk, Brabant. After a delicious lunch with homemade pumpkin soup, he talked about his passion and craftsmanship.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: November 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Rene_Houben.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>A boy's dream on wheels</strong><br>Inspired by a 1912 Harley Davidson, powered by aerospace technology and with pedals. It's love at first sight with the B4 Bikes e-cruizer. For UIT Magazine I traveled to the picturesque Baambrugge to find out everything about this art project that got out of hand – and to test ride this cool electric bike myself. A windy ride through the meadows with the wind in my hair.<br><br>Published in: UIT Magazine<br>Date of publication: March 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/UIT_Magazine_B4_Bikes.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Hero with sea legs</strong><br>How often you get the chance to do an nterview on board of the newest lifeboat of the KNRM? For Zest Magazine, I got a unique insight into the life of Leendert Langbroek, a professional skipper at KNRM since 1986, just before he retired. Although he has been awarded several times for his life-saving actions at sea (he saved 1,099 people and 14 animals), he is modesty himself. 'We just did our job.'<br><br>Published in: Zest Magazine<br>Date of publication: November 2015<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_KNRM.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Every screw under the microscope</strong><br>A mechanical timepiece consists on average of 325 separate parts. Maintenance and repair is therefore an extremely precise process. For Watch Insight I looked over the shoulders of specialists in the watch workshop of Schaap en Citroen. 'A good watchmaker works calmly, methodically, almost stoically.'<br><br>Published in: Watch Insight<br>Date of publication: May 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Watch_Insight_horlogeatelier.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a>
<strong>Jean Paul Gaultier</strong><br>When you say Jean Paul Gaultier, you say Breton stripes, the bullet bra corset for Madonna and the men's skirt. His style is challenging, innovative and sometimes provocative. It is not without reason that he is also called the 'enfant terrible of the fashion world'. The French designer has always had a great love for interior and decorates his own shops. It should come as no surprise that he has expanded his empire with lifestyle products. The quirky interior line is an imaginative extension of its recognizable fashion collection.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: November 2019<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Jean-Paul_Gaultier.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Mariano Fortuny: the Magician of Venice</strong><br>Multitalented Mariano Fortuny achieved world fame at the beginning of the 20ths century with his beautiful silk dresses, inspired by ancient times and Greek draperies. These dresses were so ingeniously pleated that it was rumored that a touch of magic was involved. In Venice, I visited the Fortuny showroom on Giudecca Island, and got a tour of one of the city's most beautiful secret gardens, hidden behind the Fortuny factory where time stood still.<br><br>Published in: Italy Magazine<br>Date of publication: January 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Italie_Magazine_Fortuny.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Christian Lacroix</strong><br>He made a name for himself with extravagant, lavish clothes: the French couturier Christian Lacroix. In 2011 the fashion house launched its own interior line, in collaboration with the British Designers Guild. Although the iconic designer is no longer involved in this himself, his spirit lives on in these home collections. They show the essence of the French fashion house: complex, colorful and with a touch of baroque.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: November 2019<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: November 2019<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Christian_Lacroix.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>90 years Marilyn: the woman behind the myth</strong><br>Marilyn Monroe is 'just as famous as Van Gogh's Sunflowers', says Birgit Boelens, curator of the exhibition 90 Years of Marilyn in De Nieuwe Kerk. For this story in Villa d'Arte I wanted to learn more about the woman behind the myth. For that reason, I also spoke with Monroe collector Ted Stampfer, whose collection provided much of the memorabilia from the exhibition.<br><br>Published in: Villa d'Arte<br>Date of publication: August 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Villa_dArte_Marilyn_Monroe.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Vivetta: light-heartedness with a touch of irony</strong><br>Compared to the well-known Italian fashion houses that have held on to traditions for decades, Vivetta is a new kid on the block. The young designer Vivì Ponti combines modern silhouettes with nostalgic elements and the Made in Italy tradition. I wrote a profile of this extravagant fashion brand including a shopping page with the most beautiful items of the summer collection.<br><br>Published in: Italy Magazine<br>Date of publication: March 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Itali_Magazine_Vivetta.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Sorelle Fontana: tribute to three fashion sisters</strong><br>The history of Sorelle Fontana, the oldest fashion house in Rome, reads like a fairytale. Three sisters who learned the profession from their mother gained world fame for their elegant creations, loved by the Italian aristocracy and Hollywood stars. For Italië Magazine I wrote a tribute to the three Italian fashion sisters, including tips and addresses in Rome.<br><br>Published in: Italië Magazine<br>Publicatiedatum: Oktober 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Itali_Magazine_Sorelle_Fontana.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Fratelli Rossetti: a hundred steps for one shoe</strong><br>Celebrities, businessmen and connoisseurs have opted for Fratelli Rossetti's luxury shoes and leather goods for more than sixty years, which excel in wearing comfort, elegance and class. Today, three brothers run the successful family business. For Italië Magazine I spoke with Luca Rossetti, the youngest son of founder Renzo Rossetti. The article closes with a thematic shopping page.<br><br>Published in: Italië Magazine<br>Date of publication: April 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Itali_Magazine_Fratelli_Rossetti.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Etro celebrates fashion and art</strong><br>The decorative paisley pattern runs like a thread through Etro's world-famous fabrics and flamboyant collections. The fashion house remains true to the famous bohemian style. For Italië Magazine I wrote a profile of this Italian family company, including a shopping page with the most beautiful items from the new fall collection.<br><br>Published in: Italy Magazine<br>Date of publication: October 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Itali_Magazine_Etro.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Pucci: prince of prints</strong><br>Dazzling patterns, energetic colors, swirling<br>fabrics: the history of fashion house Emilio Pucci is one<br>explosion of kaleidoscopic splendor. For Italië Magazine I wrote a profile of the Italian brand that underwent a rejuvenation treatment under the leadership of Massimo Giorgetti, including a shopping spread with the most beautiful items of the new spring collection.<br><br>Published in: Italië Magazine<br><br>Date of publication: April 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Itali_Magazine_Pucci.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a>
<strong>A delight for the eye</strong><br>Esther Been from Maravillas Ceramics makes handmade tableware inspired by nature. From her studio in the Dutch Zuidoostbeemster, her crockery finds its way to top restaurants and catering locations throughout the Netherlands and abroad. 'You experience and taste a dish differently on a beautiful plate.If my crockery strengthens the dish and vice versa, my mission is successful.'<br><a href='http://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Lourens_Esther_Been.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Ellen Romeijn</strong><br>She moved to Amsterdam from a village in Brabant at the age of 22 with the dream of becoming a hairstylist. Now Ellen Romeijn works on covers for major fashion magazines and shows from fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi and Vivienne Westwood. 'In the beginning I was only allowed to declare pins', she tells in the feature Carrièrmakers in Tulp. 'Then I thought for a moment: what am I doing here, after all these years of proving myself?'<br><br>Published in: Tulp Magazine<br>Date of publication: September 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Tulp_Magazine_Ellen_Romeijn.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Piet Paris</strong><br>For the column 'De Estheet' in Residence I went for coffee with fashion illustrator Piet Paris in his 'Fiep Westendorp flat' in the Amsterdam neighbourhood of Watergraafsmeer. A long and fascinating conversation about his upbringing, alter ego and style icons. Both in his work and in his interior he strives for a Japanese aesthetic with clear lines, symmetry and attention to form and residual form. However, he will never become a real Japanese because of his love for over-the-top castles in the Versailles category.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: April 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Piet_Paris.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Precious memories</strong><br>'In a gondola in front of Casanova's house in Venice, my husband gave me a beautiful engagement ring with ruby.' For the Crown jewels section in Jewels Insight, a magazine from Schaap en Citroen, I portrayed several people who talk about a piece of jewelry that is dear to them. For stylist and jewelry designer Jetteke van Lexmond, her rings represent precious memories.<br><br>Published in: Jewels Insight<br>Date of publication: December 2015<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Jewels_Insight_Jetteke_van_Lexmond.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Signet ring as a family tradition</strong><br>First mate Johannes van der Hoek comes from a real skipper family. When he started sailing he had a gold signet ring made with his initials as a monogram. His father has a similar ring and his grandfather and great grandfather also wore one. 'A sailor used to be identified by his jewelry when drowning', he told me.<br><br>Published in: Jewels Insight<br>Publication date: December 2015<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Jewels_Insight_Johannes_van_der_Hoek.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>The richness of two cultures</strong><br>In Surinamese culture it is customary for children to receive jewelery at birth. Babies often have holes in their ears. The Dutch mother of presenter Diana Matroos did'n like that idea, so she gave her daugther a necklace of Surinamese gold with a characteristic link. 'I feel like a woman from two cultures. The necklace belongs to me and, just like me, it has two beautiful sides. '<br><br>Published in: Jewels Insight<br>Date of publication: December 2015<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Jewels_Insight_Diana_Matroos.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Double life</strong><br>One moment on tour with the Ballet Orchestra, the next moment private teacher in the Arabic language. For &amp;door!, a magazine published by the LOI, I interviewed violin player Arwen Salama-Van der Burg, watchmaker Bart Verweij and pit reporter Jack Plooij about the fun of two jobs. A fresh look works wonders, it turns out.<br><br>Published in: &amp;door!<br>Date of publication: fall 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/door_Dubbelleven.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Fashion muses</strong><br>Designers often draw their collections with one woman in mind, the muse. For this portrait series in ELLE, I wrote about the creative spark between five famous designers and their muses. From Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn to Kim Kardashian and Olivier Roesteing and from Fong Leng and Mathilde Willink to Haider Ackermann and Tilda Swinton.<br><br>Published in: ELLE<br>Date of publication: December 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/ELLE_Modemuzen.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a>
<strong>Lovely Ljubljana</strong><br>Her playing field is international, yet the successful Slovenian interior designer Nika Zupanc prefers her hometown Ljubljana as her home to recognized design cities such as Milan, London and New York. And she has good reasons for that. She guides us through this city, which is loved for its great diversity, alternative art and music scene and architectural delights.<br><br>Published in: Residence <br>Date of publication: December 2019<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Ljubljana.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>On expedition through Malaysian Borneo</strong><br>Together with photographer Jeroen Broekmans I made an adventurous journey through Malaysian Borneo. In a whisper boat on the Kinabatangan River, I was swallowed up by the warmth and pure beauty of this island - and we came across the rare proboscis monkey, which is found nowhere else in the world.<br><br>Published in: Villa d'Arte<br>Date of publication: April 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Villa_dArte_Maleisisch_Borneo.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Style icon The Hague</strong><br>One hundred years after the influential art movement De Stijl was founded, I traveled to The Hague for Residence, where this festive year was celebrated with numerous exhibitions, activities and Mondrian windows. Three trendsetters showed me the way, passing sailors and ladies-in-waiting, straight through the new museum quarter and the historic city center where you can still find real good specialty boutiques.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: June 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Stijlicioon_Den_Haag.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Cool Copenhagen</strong><br>Colorful street food markets, picturesque streets bursting with inspiring boutiques, parks with swan lakes and a cycling culture similar to Amsterdam. Danish and Dutch design connoisseurs guided me – and the readers of Residence[color=#111111][size=2][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/font][/size][/color]– through Copenhagen. 'In the winter months we strive for hygge, a cozy atmosphere with candlelight.'<br><br>Published in: Residence <br>Date of publication: June 2018<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Residence_Kopenhagen.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Racing adventure in Marseille</strong><br>At the world famous Circuit Paul Ricard, not far from Marseille, French watch brand Baume et Mercier launched its latest model, the 1963 Capeland Shelby Cobra, at the largest gathering of authentic American Shelby Cobras ever in Europe. I was there and got behind the wheel of a Shelby Mustang GT350 from 1966.<br><br>Published in: Villa d'Arte<br>Date of publication: June 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Villa_dArte_Baume_Marseille_Shelby_Only_Event.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Freedom on wheels</strong><br>Femke Creemers and her family traveled through Italy and France just on the off chance with a self-restyled caravan. The adventurous vacation was not without a struggle, but it did take them to the most beautiful places. For a story in Zest Magazine, I spoke to her about the charm of a miniature house on wheels. 'That evening we sat in front of our little house on wheels with a self-caught trout on the baking tray, drizzled with fresh garlic and lemon, could it be more idyllic?'<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_Caravanity.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Spend the night in a fashion hotel</strong><br>Fashion and hospitality go well together, it turns out. For Italië Magazine I selected the most beautiful 'couture hotels': whoever checks in here, ensures a holiday in style and steps into the world of his favorite Italian fashion house. The dream of every fashion lover.<br><br>Published in: Italy Magazine<br>Date of publication: January 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Italie_Magazine_Couturehotels.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Ibiza according to insiders</strong><br>Tourism has been booming in Ibiza for decades and that's for good reason. But where should you be according to insiders? Three entrepreneurs who know the island inside out, Kat Klerks, Maarten Roodenburg and Casper Reinders, shared their tips and hidden gems with me. 'Staying in one place is a shame.'<br><br>Published in: Zest Magazine<br>Date of publication: Spring 2016<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_Ibiza.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Bellissima Capri</strong><br>In the style of Jackie Kennedy, under the spell of the sea and in the footsteps of the emperors on the volcanic Capri, nicknamed 'the flower island'. For this travel report I worked together with my sister Laura, interpreter/ translator and Italian expert, a great co-production in which we complemented each other well.<br><br>Published in: Zest Magazine<br>Date of publication: 2015<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_Belissima_Capri.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a>
<strong>Brown is the new black</strong><br>There was a slight shock to the fashion world when trend watcher Lidewij Edelkoort declared that brown would become the new black. But she was right: brown appears in renewed versions in the fall 2020 collections from caramel to toffee and cocoa. Her foresight also predicted a winter with a thin layer of snow covering all colors.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Publication date: autumn 2020 <strong>Fabric trends from Paris</strong><br>Armed with my notebook and photo camera, I visit the leading fabric fair Première Vision in Paris twice a year to report on the trends and innovations in the field of fashion fabrics for the professional magazine Kleur &amp; Stijl. I translate the most important trends into three appealing themes, including a useful glossary with an explanation of the mentioned fabric terms.<br><br>Published in: Color &amp; Style<br>Publication date: winter 2020 <strong>Futurologist Peter van de Wel</strong><br>The crystal ball does not exist. Nevertheless, certain laws do apply, such as the fact that everything will become cheaper, faster and better in the future due to technological developments. How will that work out in the long term? Futurologist and economist Peter van der Wel deals with this question on a daily basis. 'The future offers many more possibilities than we currently can imagine. We all suffer from here-and-now myopia.'<br><br>Published in: Zest Magazine<br>Date of publication: May 2017<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Zest_futuroloog.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>View at the men's fashion trends</strong><br>Commissioned by the trade magazine Shoes, I compile an article twice a year about trends in menswear. I explain the most important trends for the following season by highlighting some catwalk looks from various leading brands, a color chart per theme and atmospheric images.<br><br>Published in: Shoes<br>Date of publication: February 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Shoes_trends_men_fw21.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Identifying the fashion trends</strong><br>I compile an article about women's fashion trends twice a year for the trade magazine Shoes. Based on different themes, I show, with the help of key pieces from different catwalk collections, atmospheric images and a color chart, what the main trends will be for the following fashion season.<br><br>Published in: Shoes<br>Date of publication: February 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Shoes_trends_women_fw21.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Trends in the world of handbags</strong><br>Cuddly fur versus shiny metal, natural autumn colors versus harsh bright tones: I wrote about the bag trends for autumn/ winter 2021 for the trade magazine Shoes. A season of extremes. Handbags are exaggeratedly large or very small. A new trend is carrying several bags together.<br><br>Published in: Shoes Magazine<br>Date of publication: February 2020<br><a href='https://natasja-admiraal.com/ec_text/ect_uploads/Shoes_trends_bags_fw21.pdf' target='_blank'>Open this article.</a> <strong>Sense and nonsense of influencer marketing</strong><br>There are many misconceptions about influencers. That they are always young, for example. Or that they get filthy rich doing nothing. But there is hardly any doubt about one aspect: their impact. For Redefine, a magazine by Magna, I talked to four experts in the field of influencer marketing. &quot;Advertisers often tend to pick a big fish because it's sexy.&quot;<br><br>Published in: Redefine<br>Date of publication: autumn 2019 <strong>Five inspiring style rooms</strong><br>From a Scandinavian living style with colors in the pastel range to a zen interior that exudes peace and serenity. For the 30th anniversary issue of Residence I wrote the texts for five different style rooms that were composed by the editors of the magazine.<br><br>Published in: Residence<br>Date of publication: August 2017
<strong>Winters white</strong><br>Snow-white, ivory, ecru, off-white: for UIT Magazine I put together a fashion page with only white titles. A &quot;color&quot; that will surprise a winter wardrobe. Especially if you use it throughout the outfit.<br><br>Published in: UIT Magazine<br>Publication date: December 2020 Wardrobe check <br>After a long hot summer the moment has come to scrutinize your wardrobe. Make some space for new items: autumn is the ideal season for stylish, high quality check patterns. <br><br>Published in: ZUIDAS. Magazine<br>Date of publication: fall 2019 <strong>Statement in leather</strong><br>Leather only for jackets, bags and gloves? Not at all, in the autumn we also see a lot of cool skirts, dresses, blazers and even blouses in supple leather. Invest in the most beautiful statement pieces, executed in warm autumn tones.<br><br>Published in: UIT Magazine<br>Publication date: September 2020 <strong>Go with the glow</strong><br>For Lourens Magazine I create the luxury pages with products in the field of beauty, make-up, fashion, jewelry, design and interior.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Publication date: autumn 2020 <strong>Men on the move</strong><br>For Lourens Magazine I create the fashion pages with high-end items for men.<br><br>Published in: Lourens Magazine<br>Publication date: autumn 2020 <strong>Color spectacle</strong><br>The comeback of tie-dye provides a good dose of nostalgia, but at the same time deals with the hippie image. Time for a modern update. Words like exuberant, colorful and airy describe the new look.<br><br>Published in: UIT Magazine<br>Date of publication: March 2020 <strong>Sorbet colours</strong><br>Tasty sorbet colors, from pistachio green to lemon yellow, look fresh and also go well together for a color blocking statement. The result is this ultra-summery shopping page for the summer issue of UIT Magazine.<br><br>Published in: UIT Magazine<br>Date of publication: June 2019 <strong>Quality time</strong><br>The softest materials, the most beautiful color nuances and a comfortable fit: true style connoisseurs are only satisfied with the best quality. For this shopping page in UIT Magazine I selected unicoloured items from Scandinavian and Dutch fashion labels and one statement print. <strong>Playful picnic</strong><br>Cheerful fringes, colorful pompoms and sassy accessories, these are the ingredients for a sunny picnic in the park. For the kids issue of UIT Magazine I made a shopping page with the latest girls' fashion: stubborn, girly and a little cheeky.<br><br>Published in: UIT Magazine<br>Date of publication: June 2017