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FALL 2018 ISSUE Issue #57 September 2018

SELAH FRENCH

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MY FAIR LADY

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I AMSTERDAM

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On the cover: Selah French - Artist/Model

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Amsterdam : Going Dutch! The term “Going Dutch” means “to pay one’s share” or “In Dutch Fashion”. There’s that F word again -- fashion! During the Renaissance period, the Netherlands was the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world. This allowed Dutch merchants to patronize artists, specifically painters. This abundance of wealth, allowed the Dutch to purchase paintings from artists to hang on their households. The wealthiest of the wealthiest commissioned works from the Dutch masters to satisfy their egos. This was the Golden Age with the likes of Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh, and Johannes Vermeer leading the Dutch masters. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and it is definitely a must-see destination in the European continent. The best way to experience the city is by walking and/or biking. If New Zealand has an abundance of sheep, Amsterdam has an abundance of bikes. In the US, we have parking garages for cars and in Amsterdam they have parking garages for bikes. Most tourists head for the famous Red Light District but Amsterdam is more than its Red Light District. For foodies, there are so many different kinds of exotic food like Indonesian, Thai, Surinamese, Indian, Chinese, French, Italian, Middle Eastern, North African, Syrian, and Lebanese to name just a few. The canals are a must-see and you can either go for the one hour one hundred attraction tour or the hop on hop off boats.

If art is your cup of tea, head over to the Rijksmuseum which houses a collection of art from the Dutch Masters, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and a host of others. A whole museum is dedicated to Vincent van Gogh as well. Live music is also quite an attraction just outside the Rijksmuseum. And if you want to see a glimpse of the countryside, a visit to the Windmill Village in Zaans Schans, Zaandam with authentic windmills just an hour away from the city via bus, is an attraction you won’t want to miss. While you’re there, shop for a wide variety of cheese, honey, and stroopwaffel to take home with you. And then hop on a bus over to Volendam where you can check out the Edam cheese factory. If you’re a beer lover, a tour of the Heineken beer factory near the museums would be a fitting cap to an event-filled afternoon. But whatever you do, there is one thing that you must not do while in Amsterdam. Taking pictures of the ladies of the night at the Red Light District is strictly frowned upon and if you do get caught it will become quite confrontational. You can look and oggle all you like but you can’t ignore the obvious posted signs of no photographing or video taping. Finally, it’s September and Fall is in the air. The leaves in Amsterdam will be turning golden and it’s about time to go Dutch!


Model: Selah French wearing Printed Laryn Gown $670 by Solace London Photographer: Eric Barro


Model: Selah French wearing Printed Laryn Gown $670 by Solace London Photographer: Eric Barro


Model: Selah French wearing Printed Laryn Gown $670 by Solace London Photographer: Eric Barro


Model: Selah French wearing Printed Laryn Gown $670 by Solace London Photographer: Eric Barro


“I Am A Journal’’’ by Selah French

I am a journal, So weathered and worn. Bent out of shape, Since the day I was born. I began as a thought, When my world became new. I grew into paper, Now I’m leather too. I am sewn together, By the needle of fate. Compressed by a world, That will never wait. I imprint my lines, They can’t be undone. My journey begins, We start with day one. Model: Francesca Mercurio Photographer: Don Poling


He wrote in the pages, That weren’t all that fine. But with words of life, This paper does shine. I am a journal, So weathered and worn. Bent out of shape, Since the day I was born. We are a witness, To the terrors of men. But it can be rewritten, By the one with the pen. Oh yes I am old, And yet I am new. My story is written, And yours can be too. Model: Francesca Mercurio Photographer: Don Poling


My Fair Lady

Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


“I’ve grown accustomed to her face” her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs are second nature to me now, like breathing out and breathing in.” --Professor Higgins

Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


“The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.� --Eliza Doolittle

Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


“All I want is a room somewhere, Far away from the cold night air. With one enormous chair, Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly?” --Eliza Doolittle

Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


“I could have danced all night!� --Eliza Doolittle

Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


Models: Claire Christy & Brian Grise, Claire wearing Red Floral Lace Dress $895 by Marchesa Notte Photographer: Eric Barro


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Top Ten List 1. Red Light District 2. Rijksmuseum 3. Van Gogh Museum 4. Fashion district 5. Windmill Village in Zaandam 6. Anne Frank House 7. Vondelpark 8. Royal Palace 9. Heineken Brewery 10. Canal Cruise


“Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist.” – Julie Burchill


“I think Amsterdam is to Holland what New York is to America in a sense. It’s a metropolis, so it’s representative of Holland, but only a part of it – you know, it’s more extreme, there’s more happening, it’s more liberal and more daring than the countryside in Holland is.” – Anton Corbijn


AMSTERDAM CENTRAAL


“Sincerity is the eventual deception of all great men” -- Rembrandt van Rijn

RIJKSMUSEUM


“Here people cycled with a reckless swagger, talking on the phone and eating breakfast.� -- David Nicholls


“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.� -- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. --Victor Pinchuk


“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.� --Vincent Van Gogh


I amsterdam


WTF! September 2018  

WTF! Magazine Fall Issue #57

WTF! September 2018  

WTF! Magazine Fall Issue #57