On Motherhood & Sanity

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I shot the diva (part 2)

Finally I can share some of the shots. I hope they are Diva worthy.

These pictures were taken for CRAVE Amsterdam; "the most unique and stylish guidebook for Amsterdam living. It is a celebration of women entreprenesses that showcases some of the most creative, interesting, and gutsy proprietors throughout Amsterdam."

(me thinks the shoe fits)

I'd met Toma before by chance at a chat she was giving on social media. We only spoke a couple of minutes, (well, she spoke a lot longer since she was the speaker), so when I was asked to photograph her I knew well what I was getting myself into.

We got off to a late start cause.... we were too busy chatting. After the 2pm bubbly (it's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it), she took me on a mini-diva tour; down Denneweg and it's side streets, where old antiques shop mingle with trendy cafe's, beautiful architecture, and one of the few residential canals in The Hague (where big bird lives, more on that later).

She took me into little shops I'd walked by and never noticed before. Inside they were like a treasure chest, every corner filled with something magical.

Back at Hotel Des Indes She'd asked me if I liked antiques and I had to think about it before answering.

My parents have always loved antiques and have bought little tresures around the world, so I've grown up surrounded by them, but finally I had to admit that although I liked them, I personally never shop for them.

Well, famous last words, I nearly did my very first antiques shopping that same day. Good thing I was on the job and couldn't stray too much

If you have the chance to meet Toma, (and if you have the chance take it), you will understand within a nanosecond why her business took off like it did. Energy and enthusiasm bubble out of her (think champagne)

It was fun, and inspiring, and now I have to avoid Denneweg


The Antiques Diva™ said...

Ahhh... THank you so much!!!! I love the photos and I love how you captured the day!!!! HUGE HUGE THANKS!

VictorianCobweb said...

You captured my name twin! Your photos are wonderful. You have captured the very bubbly essence of The Diva!
Toma (the other Toma AKA - VictorianCobweb)

Natalie said...

These are great, Angelica! 2pm bubbly - I love that! ;)

Zelda said...

Wow Angelica... as well as being a great photographer you can write wonderfully too! What a multi- talented woman. I love that you write with such feeling and humour.
Curious about my photos too.

angelica said...

stop it people!

I don't look good when I am blushing

(a very happy) angelica