21st of December

Tomorrow it's exactly 5 months ago since I uploaded my first photo to Flickr. It's unbelieveable how many positive reactions I've gotten since I started photography, I'm so thankful to everyone who has said kind things about my work. Here's a timeline of all the selfportraits I've uploaded there. Funny to see how the colours get colder when the weather got colder.

Here are two new ones that didn't make it to the collage yet.


Wow, and weird thing happened yesterday, I was watching Clueless and like an hour later my flatmate said that Brittany Murphy died. Same thing happened with Michael Jackson, like 2 days before he died I watched Live In Bucharest. I'm scared to watch movies now, I guess I'll just watch lots of movies with Rob Schneider or Adam Sandler and see what happens.


20th of December

It's been snowing a lot outside! I'm really worried cause lots of flights were cancelled today and tuesday Daniel's supposed to arrive so I do hope the weather gets better. I would die if he's not here for christmas. He's coming on tuesday and we'll spend a couple of days here in Amsterdam, and a couple of days at my parents' house in the south of Holland. After that we'll fly to Daniel's parents in Kalmar to celebrate New Years.

I'm really enjoying my new home, it's nice and warm here and I have a REAL KITCHEN and superfast internet.


17th of December

i am a bird now

It's snowing!


15th of December

Wow, big article about me, with an interview by Sara Moschini on an Italian website called Cool Hunter Italy. So if you understand Italian or want to translate it in one of those translation websites, you can read about my style and my clothes, where I buy my clothes and where I get my inspiration from and such.

I'm not really fluent in Italian but I like that the article starts with the sentence 'Laura è fantastica.'


13th of December

Yesterday I moved to a much nicer and bigger apartment! I live with my friend Willem now, frequent readers of Blend Magazine or my blog may also know him as Vrederick. So yesterday my parents came with their car to move all my stuff and we also went to ikea to get some new things, the bed is new and the little white table as well. And yes, almost everything I own is from Ikea. I live on the fourth floor without an elevator, which is great cause that way I'll get some excersise. I live next to a supermarket, above a pharmacy, next to a petshop, across a retirement home, one minute away from Westerpark and right by a canal... Really nice neighbourhood!


10th of december

THIS SONG. Fucking epic. So beautiful.

I was driving Daniel from my parents' house to the airport and I needed a cd to play in the car. Under a thick layer of dust I found Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie in my old girl room. I saw them live in February 2004, they were playing in a recordstore in Venlo and there were maybe 8 people there. It was wonderful. I bought this cd and listened to it lots throughout 2004 and then sort of forgot about it for years.

It's so nice to listen to music you used to listen to, and find that it's still beautiful though you listen to it with different views and different taste and different feelings.


Warning, really long post with lots of words.

I totally haven't been keeping up, I'm sorry. I was very caught up in real life, so much stuff going on. This is going to be long so bare with me:

Daniel arrived the 4th and we celebrated Sinterklaas (Like Christmas but Dutch and weird) at my parents' house. We got and gave loads of presents, Daniel gave me a Fjällräven backpack and I gave him the Dutch For Dummies-book.

The next day we drove to Düsseldorf and visited the Christmas market and we walked arm in arm through the cold with red noses, and we took cheesy ugly pictures in front of christmas lights.

This came straight out of the camera, I don't know why it's so ugly, haha.

Then we went to Ikea and picked out a new bed and a coffeetable and a tv bench etc.

Cause you see, I'm moving on Saturday! I'm going to move to a much much bigger apartment, with one of my best friends Willem. It's not somewhere Daniel and I can live together (cause of contracts and bureaucratic blabla that will be impossible) but it's in a really cool neighbourhood and it's close to my friends and close to Central Station and doesn't cost that much more than my current apartment.

On monday I got the keys to my new home and then Daniel and I took the train to the sea, where we had a walk along the beach. It was so cold though, so after a short while we found a little café and warmed our hands on some hot coco.


Yesterday we walked though the city and visited second hand shops, and at night we had a Paul Rudd moviemarathon, but kind of by accident at first cause almost all the movies I have are starring Paul Rudd. But we ended the night by watching I Love You Man - AGAIN. It's really our favorite movie. It won't be long til we know all the dialogs by heart.

Today I brought Daniel back to the airport and I listened to my old Death Cab For Cutie cd in the car and sang along really loud while Daniel slept in the passenger seat.

Also, I was interviewed for a Japanese site, which was funny cause I didn't really understand the questions so I just babbled away.

And I got an email from someone at American Apparel asking if they could display my one of my ugliest photos ever in the American Apparel store. Okay.

I think I mentioned everything I wanted to mention, hope you're all well and having a nice beginning of December, I always enjoy it so much when they start playing Christmas songs on the radio and decorations are up everywhere... Too bad I'm always well tired of it by the time it's Christmas.


2nd of December

If someone wants to give me a free ticket to Fever Ray tomorrow you can totally have a free photoprint and my unconditional love. I kept postponing buying a ticket cause it was like 25€ and now it's sold out.

i want a pet wolf


1st of December

Probably my favourite song and I don't think there's a band that will ever reach more plays on my iPod than Why? did. Yoni Wolf is a genius, he just paints pictures with words.

Almost all week I've just been hiding under the sheets waiting for it to be Friday but today I'm going to the zoo and after that I'm having dinner with Michelle. Some of my best memories are with her. She used to be my party partner-in-crime, but now we're both like settled housewives, unfortunately we hardly see each other anymore. Such a shame.

By the way, I think I must have bought 2 kilo's of those Gold Kiwi's yesterday. Fuck, most amazing food in the world, blows my mind.