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February 20, 2016.Steven Willem.0 Likes.0 Comments
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AMSTERDAM
THE LOOK

Coat: Boyd’s | Shirt: Zara | Pants: Will Wijgaerden | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bracelet: & other stories | Belt: H&M

THE STORY

It’s been a while since my last post – apologies! A lot has happened in my personal life which forced me to shift my focus on matters other than State Of Silver. Now all things have settled, however, I am back and promise to not disappear again. As my last post was was in 2015,  I hope everyone had a marvelous Holiday season and started the New Year with a positive attitude!

Like every other year, I returned to the Netherlands for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It was incredible to reunite with my family and friends after such a tumultuous year. While I keep in close contact with my family through technology, there are times that I get homesick and wish I had my family here. To give you some background, I was born and raised in a smaller city in the eastern part of The Netherlands called Deventer. Even though I moved to Amsterdam when I was 15 and consider it “my” city, my parents still live in Deventer and I therefore celebrated Christmas there. My NYE was undoubtedly the best one I have ever had — I usually dread spending a huge sum for an overrated party that always turns out to be lackluster. Fortunately, my dear friend Bibi hosted a highly successful house party to which all my fellow Dutch expats were invited. We danced the night away and had an incredible time. I am so happy to have entered 2016 with my closest friends and am convinced that 2016  will be a good year!

Amsterdam is such a beautiful and unique place that always makes me so incredibly proud to be Dutch. The canals, architecture, history, and people  (..and coffee shops) make it an awesome place like no other. I had so much fun shooting on my own turf because it’s such a different atmosphere and aesthetic. I am quite obsessed with the outfit I am wearing in the photos. I am especially loving the high-wasted pants that I snatched from my father’s wardrobe.  Just like the Chelsea boots I wore a while back, these pants date back 20+ years back, and I am so glad he didn’t throw them out. I never thought my dad would ever become my style icon, but he has — I love it!

Next week I will post about my Prague + Los Angeles city trips — stay tuned!

Until next time,

Steven

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