On Sunday and after sleeping for many hours we got out of the house and headed to the Sunday Market at the Pacific Parc. It happens once a month and it is well worth a visit, as you can find all sorts of pretty things, mostly handmade or made by independent designers.
I bought a couple of things here and there and a few stalls caught my attention:
At Van Ikke
I bought a couple of deer transfers (velour and colourful) as well as a very sweet bird brooch. All of their products are very sweet and invoke some sort of nostalgia, well worth taking a look at their website.
Next pit stop was Hotrod Hussy
where you can find rockabilly style inspired accessories. I came back home with a lovely miniature pillbox hat from Daisy Lee Accessories
I couldn’t buy it at the time but I got my eye on that pea pod dress on the left, made by lovely Lisalotte
. All her designs are inspired or made after vintage patterns and they are beautiful!
We wandered about a bit more, bought Mr D’s birthday present at the Hout Couture
stall and met with Leona Leppers, an artist that makes wonderful wearable art. I am saving the photos for a different post as she has gracefully agreed to do a little interview. Her work is so inspiring I thought I had to share it.
Clearly someone around here likes cats a lot.
After the market and a quick stop at home to drop off some stuff we headed to the Eye, Amsterdam’s film museum, in hopes of seeing the Stanley Kubrick exhibition. Due to a misunderstanding while looking at the opening times, it was closed by the time we got there, sadly. However, there was a reproduction of one of the ladies from the Korova Milkbar (from Clockwork Orange) outside so we took a couple of shots. We had a bit of a sit down and relax moment in the restaurant area which is quite ample, with a view to the river and visited the museum shop. We didn’t come out empty handed in the end as we both got a couple of souvenirs. I bought the Street Style Memory Game, I thought it was most appropriate!
Parka – Outlet store in Manchester
Leopard Onesie – Estilo
Heart Ring – Topshop
Headscarf – Zara
Brooch – Leona Lepper
Shoes – Bershka
And so I got tot he end of my last day in Amsterdam. It was great fun hanging out with my friends and getting to know a city I had never visited before. I liked it a lot and could see myself living there as it has everything I like in a city: beautiful architecture, quirky details, good atmosphere and plenty of things to do.
Goodbye Amsterdam, hope to see you again soon!