Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

On monday evening the 25 of May, the premiere of the long awaited movie: Coco Avant Chanel took place at Amsterdam's Tuschinski theater. All movers and shakers of the Dutch fashion scene came to see the story of Coco Chanel's rise from her obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. Glamour magazine sponsored the event and "It Girl" Lieke van Lexmond was there to present the movie in a stunning Chanel dress.

Actrice Victoria Koblenko

Glamour's Jetteke van Lexmond of course in Chanel

Glamour's Editor-in-Chief Karin Swerink also in Chanel

Designer Cleas Iversen & Stylist Pieter van Loon & actrice Inge van Ipenburg

Designer Joline Jolink and Peter Feldbrugge

Martini's Michelle van Vliet & Spice PR's Marissa Waller-Akersloot & Martini's Pieter Waller
& Spice PR's Nana Murbandono

Summer Time Is Shopping Time

On Wednesday May 20, was the Filippa K "High Summer Shopping" event in their store at the P.C. Hoftstraat, in Amsterdam. From 5 to 8 p.m one could enjoy the 40% off sale with a glass of Champagne in a nice, intimate shopping atmosphere.

Spice PR's Tessa Bruijns & guitarist Dennis van Leeuwen of the Band Kane

Spice PR Tessa Bruijns & Grazia's Rinke Tjepkema

Spice PR's Tessa Bruijns & Gert Jonkers

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bas Loves...

Here is a picture of the Fashion Director from Avantgarde Magazine - Bastiaan van Schaik with his favorite Boss Black bag.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Think Positive

In a new online campaign Replay Shoes points out the importance of a positive state of mind. Leading character is the Replay 'Basque' shoe with an unique Footwear Message Service! The positive way of thinking is transported in sentences like: “I feel to be the lucky one… to disagree is just an opinion” and “This sneaker is stress-free… wear it and you’ll think positive”. These messages are added to the shoes as well, so one doesn't forget them! It's all about a good karma!

Perfect Smile

Today was the Dr. TaJ press brunch. You may wonder who that is? Dr. TaJ alias Gerard Tjon a Joe is THE cosmetic dentist!!! He invited the dutch press to his house in Blaricum where he has his practice as well. The reason was the launch of his new Dr. TaJ whitening tooth cream, for a perfect Hollywood smile!

Dr Taj & Spice PR's Julie Hoyng & AM's Inge Vroye & Jackie's Annemijn van Meeuwen & Esquires Coen Wulms & Sante's Sylvia Platjouw & Dr. Taj Girlfriend Barbara


On May 12, 2009 Freitag invited the Dutch press to visit them in Switzerland. The day started relatively early with a lot to do and see in the HQ, were the two Freitag brothers Markus and Daniel waited already to do a little presentation about the company. As the day went on, the group of journalists visited the flagship store in Zurich and the factory, as well as getting to cut their own Freitag bag!Here is a little collage that my colleague Mijke de Jong did, who joined the press trip.


Two students from the TU Delft wanted to put their energy into something good, something meaningful. So they started together with the Dutch foundation KidsRights a slipper factory in the slums of Africa- in Durban. The slippers are made from old car tires which helps as well the environment over there. 70% of the people who are working in the factory are unemployed and HIV positive. Due to this project they are able to support their families again and to get medical care. Plakkies is the African word for slippers and also the name for the product itself. Plakkies are designed by the shoe designer Jan Jansen and you can get them at the Bijenkorf, America Today, Dr. Adams, Sacha, Open 32, Five Pocket and online . The profit goes KidsRights projects in South-Africa.
Spice PR helped Plakkies with their PR and the organization of the launch event which was yesterday, May 13, 2009 at the Dam square here in Amsterdam. A huge catwalk was build up, surrounded by care tires and models together with Dutch celebrities were showing the different Plakkies. Beertje van Beers was hosting the event. We hope the story continues.

Singer Giovanca & TV host Nicolette Kluijver

Hollands Next Top Model Kassandra

Plakkies founders Arnoud Rozendaal & Michel Boerrigter

TV Host Saar Koningsberger on the catwalk

Host of the day Beertje van Beers & founder of KidsRights Marc Dullaert & Michel & Arnoud

Lucky Jan Jansen with two models

Spice PR's Marissa Waller-Akersloot & Beertje van Beers & Sipce PR's Wendy van der Jagt

Affordable Luxury

On Wednesday May 6, 2009 the CitizenM officially opened their doors to their second Hotel which is located in the financial district in Amsterdam. It offers "affordable luxury for the people" and CitizenM is focusing with their No. 2 on todays mobile citizens and where they want and need to go. It was a great evening with an insight to all the rooms and a celebration in name of the ambitious workaholics and travelers! If you feel like staying there for a night or two it's totally worth it- 69-149Euro in a stylish, art and designy hotel or just stop by for a drink in the lobby.

One of the 215 rooms

Monday, May 11, 2009

New New New News

Spice PR is very proud and honored to represent the following new brands and events. Please welcome:
  • Acne Jeans- The Swedish Jeans Brand will open up a store in Amsterdam!
  • And Beyond- Two young designers who are creating a world around fashion.
  • Surface To Air- The French creative collective with a sense of fashion.
  • Lichting 2009- G-star offers a platform for fashion students to present during the AIFW and only one can be the winner!

Fashion Design Camp

On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Miram Flores the designer behind the brand MADé, was on TMF-KDN. Together with the Model Kim Veenstra they talked about the upcoming Fashion Design Camp, which both will visit at least for one day to share their knowledge about the wonderful world of fashion.

Kim Veenstra & Madé's Miriam Flores

Model Kim Veesntra with MADé bag

MADé's Miriam Flores with TMF VJ Veronica

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