Lauryn Hill

“Ready or not, here I come, you can’t hide”

Ready or not

Remember Lauryn Hill? Girlllll, she broke barriers for female artists. She was the first to mix hip-hop with R&B and made her debut album “The miseducation of Lauryn Hill” sell more than Madonna’s. For 20 years she was the only female hip-hop artist with a number one song (Cardi B broke her record last year […]

“If at first you don’t succeed (first you don’t succeed),
Dust yourself off, and try again
You can dust it off and try again, try again”

Try again

Remember Aaliyah? I remember the day she passed away, really I can still see myself standing where I was when I heard the news. It was August 25, 2001 and that day I was going to work with an artist at Lowlands festival. We were all in shock at the festival. Why? Because she was only […]

“Cause a rose is still a rose
Baby, girl, you’re still a flower
He can’t lead you and then take you
Make you and then break you
Darlin’, you hold the power”

A rose is still a rose

Last week we lost a queen. And for once I was lost for words. All I could do was listen to her songs and feel my emotions with every one of them. The lyrics to this one kept going on in my head. I consciously fell in love with Aretha in 2003 when I entered […]

Who’s that girl?

Yep​​​​​​​, She is turning 60 today, so we have to talk about: Madonna. This woman is an icon and through the years she has taught us so much about what it means to be a well-known brand. Her way is an ‘either you love her or hate her way’ but girlll it made her really […]

Seat at the table

We need to talk about diversity. I used the album titel of Solange Knowles because it sort of reminds me of a conversation I had with someone about us women demanding a seat at the table when it comes to higher positions. Then I saw that feminist movement De Bovengrondse changed the names of 12 streets in Amsterdam to […]

What a feeling!

What a feeling Bein’s believin’ I can have it all Now I’m dancing for my life Take your passion And make it happen Pictures come alive You can dance right through your life Remember FAME? The series I mean, not the movies. I used to love this song ‘What a feeling’ by Irene Cara. It gave […]

Music

Madonna once sang: “Music makes the people come together Music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel” And this is the truth. I saw this video recently of this Saudi woman rapping her way about finally being able to drive her own car. And it just made me think about how we are all affected by music, […]

Mamma Mia

“Mamma mia, here I go again My my, how can I resist you? Mamma mia, does it show again My my, just how much I’ve missed you?” Here we go again! 10 years after the first Mamma Mia film was released in 2008, they released a sequel this week. I was invited to see the […]

One Way Or Another

I was at the Modefabriek last Sunday, which is where retailers meet designers and brands, and it made me think of iconic fashion looks of the past and that made me think of Debbie Harry of Blondie. She had the most iconic punk style. There was no other. She was a brand. Her style was a huge example […]

Moving On Up

‘’Cause I’m movin’ on up, you’re movin’ on out Movin’ on up, nothin’ can stop me Movin’ on up, you’re movin’ on out Time to break free, nothin’ can stop me, yeah’ OMG, this song was a huge hit back in 1993 and was by this British band called M People. I had to think […]