Phew! I’m still reeling from last weekend’s specatular Elle Festival in Amsterdam. Its predecessor, Elle Inside Design, was all about interior design. For the new Elle Festival, fashion and food were added to the mix. And with great success, I might add! After a couple of years in the business, I can safely say I know quite a lot of people in the interior design business – and so it was great to see so many new faces from the fashion world at the fab opening party on Thursday night. And truth be told, fashion people are so much better dressed.I really need to step up my game. I took loads of pictures at the main location throughout this weekend and edited them down to what you see here. I’d love to hear what you think!
Oh and thank you Bos Ice tea for those delicious cocktails! And a final tip to all my readers in the Netherlands: if you go to www.bosdesigner.com you can design your own fietskrat and win a Veloretti bicycle. How cool is that?
The Radiolaria light installation by Bernotat & Co. in action at the opening party.
The exhibition space was filled with cool fashion and interior displays.
Always nice to see Editor in Chief of Dutch Elle Decoration and Elle Eten Edine Russel!
On the left: a custom-made version of the Bold lamp by Tonone.
A night full of shoes at the Elle Festival opening party
Oh look, it’s the new Metod kitchen by IKEA!
Another picture of that very cool Bold lamp by Tonone – I couldn’t resist.
Champagne! Champagne for everyone!
I wouldn’t mind driving this bike around town.
Check out the plastic rug!
The totem trend is in full swing as you can see!
My favorite display included new wallpaper by Studio Job.
Wow. Just wow.
More great styling in the basement of the Elle Festival pavilion.
Radiolaria light installation by Bernotat & Co.
Dresses and vases – forgot to write down the designers. Sowwy!
#finditpaintitloveit stools painted by various designers for Farrow & Ball.
Design and win your own Bos Ice tea bicycle crate.
Bos Ice tea, wodka, lemongrass and a slice of orange make for a great cocktail.
The flowers up close and personal (I had to check out how they had made this display)