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Space travels: Amsterdam with Hannah van Well

Inspiring women share their favorite spots in the cities they call home.

Hannah van Well works as a stylist and fashion editor. Here, she shares her favorite places in her home town Amsterdam. Follow Hannah here.

Huis Marseille

My favourite museum in town is this photography museum, which is located within two monumental canal houses. They have housed some of the most inspiring modern photography exhibitions, including the works of Rineke Dijkstra, Viviane Sassen, Jamie Hawkesworth as well as new talents such as Julie Greve. Wandering through the houses and its beautiful garden and garden house always make me feel very relaxed and inspired. I also love the library, in which I can spend hours browsing though their beautiful collection of photography books.

Keizersgracht 401
1016 EK Amsterdam


This cult cinema is located in a former anatomical laboratory, and offers an inspiring programme of unconventional films, documentaries, art house and modern classics. I only recently discovered this place and love picking a random film from their programme and be surprised and inspired. They also offer a dinner & film combination, as well as meditation classes (which are in English and open for all levels), which I would both love to try some time soon.

Arie Biemondstraat 111
1054 PD Amsterdam


The best shop with a beautifully curated selection of some of my favourite brands, including Lemaire, Acne Studios, Totême and Jacquemus. The owner has great taste and a strong eye for beautiful pieces and brands. I love its location just outside the usual shopping route and the relaxed vibe in the shop, which makes it a beloved spot for locals. Bonus: they have a great selection of menswear too.

Ceintuurbaan 111
1072 EZ Amsterdam

Mick Keus

For years I’ve been going to Mick’s jeans atelier to get my perfect fitted jeans. Mick has stacks of original Levi’s 501 jeans, in a variety of shades and washings. After picking your favourite, he tailors them to fit perfectly. Since I bought my first jeans at Mick, I’ve never wanted anything else and now have a small collection of perfectly fitted jeans in my closet. If you want one, don’t forget to book an appointment in advance, as Mick’s jeans are in high demand.

Bergstraat 3
1015 AV Amsterdam

Restaurant As

This restaurant is located at the edge of a park, away from the centre in a secluded former church and is a hidden gem. I love coming here during summer, as there is a big terrace and garden, but the beautiful interior also makes it a lovely place to come during winter. The menu is shaped by the season and includes high quality local products, partially from their own herb garden. They cook on an open fire in a wood oven, and have their own bakery that makes the most delicious sourdough bread.

Prinses Irenestraat 19
1077 WT Amsterdam

Space Travels: Cape Town with Gabrielle Kannemeyer

Inspiring women share their favorite spots in the cities they call home.

Gabrielle Kannemeyer is a stylist, photographer and creative director. Here, she shares her favorite places in her home town Cape Town. Follow Gabrielle here.

MilQ and Honey

Founded by Kelly Davids, partnered with Chad Sonday, Milq and Honey is Cape Town’s one stop health shop. Set on the bustling long street it resonates goodness and health. Definitely stop by for smoothies and good vibes.

227 Long Street
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa
@MilQ and Honey

Maison Mara

One of my favourite shopping experiences in Cape Town. Owner and founder, Kelly Withey and her knowledgeable staff always takes me on a wonderful journey every time I’m in the store.
You can expect to shop labels like JW Anderson, Kenzo, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler and Malin + Goetz.

5 Jarvis Street, De Waterkant
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

Studio One Fitness Studio and Gallery Space

A secret training space tucked away in the heart of Cape Town, only those who know, go. Steering away from all of the strange lights and smoke machines many of Cape Town’s fitness instructors have incorporated into their aesthetic, fitness instructor Clint Sylvester prefers a more minimalist approach. Sylvester cares about more than mass building and weight loss. His approach encompasses overall wellness and sessions often include meditation. If you’re looking for a trainer who cares about your health and wellness and a space to call your own, sign up now before the herd catches on.

30 Dorp Street/136 Bree Street
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

AKJP Collective

Before there were many, there was one. I used to source from this store when I was just starting out in my career many years ago. Owner, designer and founder Keith Henning has given many an artist a space to exhibit and sell their beautiful wares. His sharp eye continues to curate emerging talent alongside established artists effortlessly. His shop on 73 Kloof is a must see.

73 Kloof Street
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

Sans Community

Sans is a neighbourhood grocer and home store connecting local communities with farmers, makers and producers grounded in holistic practices. They want to encourage mindful personal habits.

277 Main Road, Seapoint
Cape Town, 8005
South Africa

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Louise Ford is a fashion stylist based in London. Find her here.


I studied Shakespeare at university and fell in love with the costume rather than the language (which was meant to be my focus). Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet was so sumptuous you wanted to reach into the screen and touch the Elizabethan velvets and Jacobean brocades. I have since through fashion styling, been drawn to contemporary aesthetics that draw on 16th century design, colour palettes and of course, romance.

Olivia Hussey in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliette, 1968. Found here.


My Grandmother was my hero. She was a kind soul and had impeccable taste! Usually found in hand-painted silk dresses and walking boots exploring as many new cultures as she could fit into one lifetime. She lived all over the world and accumulated a delicious melting pot of recipes, leaving behind a treasured cookbook. I’m rarely not cooking one of her dishes. In this photo, my grandparents are driving from the Middle East to Norfolk on their wedding day.

Personal photo. 


I felt very akin to Frida Kahlo growing up. My mother possessed a similar zest for colour, painting, appearance, and strength of character. I spent a long time in hospital at 21 years old, like Frida, and felt frustrated by my (temporary) disability. Art was my only outlet which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I refined my cultural references, read about fashion history and leaders in taste-making. I started to build a library of dog-eared photography books which I rely on today when building moodboards for shoots.

Frida Kahlo’s prosthetic leg. Found here.

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Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Lena Pogrebnaya is an architect and photographer based in Odessa, Ukraine. Find her here.


I am in love with the photographs of Aleksandr Rodchenko. As a representative of New Vision movement in photography he turned simple fixation of the moment into art. Almost hundred years ago he saw the world in the same way as me. There is something magical in this.

Alexandr Rodchenko, found here.


This is one of favorite paintings of Alekandr Deyneka. I love sport motives which are widely represented by constructivist art. The aesthetics of movements are unusually geometrical but at the same time natural. Incredible composition, color compilation, a man and a woman freezed in interesting poses, that small horse toy, all these proves how a genius artist he was.

Morning exercises, Alekandr Deyneka, 1932, found here.


As you noticed before I am not indifferent to modernism. I admire simple forms and virtues play with colors and textures which Reguliani uses in this project. Of course architecture inspires me the most because it is my main profession, it inspired me to shoot photography long time ago and to never stop doing this.

Entryway in Milan, Pierluigi Reguliani, 1960, found here.


Saw this image of Bianca Jagger posted this morning by one of my favorite accounts @momoochoo and feel like it sums up my summer style/mood/goals. Skin, structure, a great black pant and a piece of jewelry thats yours and only yours. Perfect.