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Monthly Archives: June 2010

We love: Valtifest and Ray-ban

In summer, there are two things we love: Ray-ban (wayfarer, pilot and the new Rare (!)) and Valtifest (one of the best festivals in Holland during the summer). This year the two come together for a spectacular music battle. Are you great with a trombone? Or is your voice better than Madonna’s? Upload a small movie on www.ray-ban.com/nl and maybe they’ll pick you as one of the eight best music talents. The eight finalists have to battle which each other on Valtifest on the 4th of September. We will be there for sure, so sing for us! PS. Dress up like an cool idiot, because that is what Valtifest is about!

Work in progress

Please forgive us by posting a little less items on our blog this week. We are working on the backside of our website to professionalize thedigitalistas.com If we are off the air or you see some strange bugs, don’t be scared and again, please forgive us.

XOXO The Digitalistas

The Digitalistas Graffiti Art

Digitalistic graffiti at Converse You're Here

When Converse invited me for a travelling event called You’re Here, I had no idea what to expect. ‘It is something with all kinds of creative acts and celebrating the spirit of self expression’, they said. Well, and because we love creative people, Digitalista M. took the bus to Antwerp and party AND painted all night long with some cool, relaxed, and above al creative people!

Barbie loves Bas Kosters....and so do we!

Dutch design for Barbie

After her own show during New York Fashion Week last year, Barbie took the plane and came to Holland for a new show with some of her Dutch designer friends. And because Barbie is our friend too (which girl didn’t’ play with her for hours and hours when she was little), we are still fascinated by her amazing wardrobe.

The things Agyness Deyn & friends like

If Aggy starts up a blog, how would it look like? Cool, is the only correct answer. And so is Naag, the new online home of top model Agyness Deyn and best friend Fiona Byrne. Fashionfans had to wait for the blog a little while, but now the website is finally a live! Naag in a few words: ‘Talking about things we like and do and see and feel.’ The Digitalistas became Naag friends immediately! It’s always nice to see what some really cool New York chicks like.  Check them out at www.naag.com

The blogger-boys

There are not that much models blogging. With the exception of Coco Rocha. And that’s a pity, because they have interesting lives. They work with designers and photographers, they travel a lot, meet fascinating people. It’s probably more exciting to read about their adventures than to read that my neighboor has boiled an egg…So thank God for the boys! At least they take the time to give us a peek in their model lives.

Oops, she did it again…

Who did? Lady Gaga did. And what did she do? She’s obviously following good ol’ Madge’s footsteps in matters of controversy. Her new video directed by Steven Klein shows a lot of things Madonna used in her video’s before: SM, simulating orgies, referring to religion, wearing pointy bra’s, dancing half naked, steamy scenes with muscular guys, these guys also wear high heels…

New Amsterdam based EASTPAK Icon store. For the cool kids.

My first memories of EASTPAK, brings me back to high school. Everybody had an EASTPAK! Not as spectacular looking as they do now, but oké (well in fact, my friend had a pink one…Yes, in our village, a pink bag was very rare). We pimped our bags, by putting personal notes on it. Think signatures of friends, kisses from the boy you had an eye on, etc. Nowadays, the EASTPAK collection is so diverse, that you don’t have to spice it up with a big, black pen anymore. No, young, talented designers clear the job for you! It’s nice to see, that a brand with just one main-product, stays up-and-running for years and years. I know for sure, that if I go back to my old high school, the kids will still carry an EASTPAK. If not? Tip: just visit the new Amsterdam based EASTPAK Icon store on Hartenstraat 23.  For Cool Kids Only!