Ymre, Josefien, Romee Cover Vogue Nederland First Issue, April 2012

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So, here it is: Vogue Nederland first issue ever, April 2012. Ymre Stiekema, Josefien Rodermans, Romee Strijd photographed by Marc de Groot. This Vogue is all about the Dutch pride, people!

They’ve been trying to talk about Nederland so much in the main inside pictorial that it has a weird air, you’ll see just what I mean if you hit the jump to take a look at the images (or click here for the gallery).What I loved about this issue above anything else? That they didn’t use Lara Stone or even Daphne Groeneveld to make a boring first issue! Also, they went for more than one model for the cover and the inside pictorial isn’t as static as it could’ve been – almost every image tells a story. What do you think? Is this a good start for Vogue Nederland?

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#1 Riana on 03.22.12 at 4:48 pm

Oh, the weather is going to be good this weekend so I’m so very pleased to sit outside and read Vogue in my own language. I got the issue today. I love it!!

The first issue was meant to be very Dutch, about us the Dutch. Our culture. Lara and Doutzen are inside portrayed in a homage to the great Dutch models. Back to Appolonia and many others. So proud my small country brought so many great models to the fashion world.

On the photo with the sailors you see Henk Schiffmacher. He’s the one that bands as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and many others inked with his famous tattoos.
Another national treasure I love a lot is eating salt herring. The girl shows how you do that stylish :) The bikes don’t need an explanation I assume?
A homage to Fong Leng who should have become world famous and so on.
Piet Paris is going to be a regular contributor. I think he’s well known?

I browsed this Vogue Nederland three times now and love it. And I said I didn’t mind? It’s Spring, I dressed up nicely for doing just grocery shoppings and to pick up this Vogue. It felt festive you see. I did well because I got a nice compliment about my outfit today from two young nice guys in fun Dutch slang I can’t translate :)) I wore a huge colourful scarf draped as a coat and a soft red bag etc….hihi, I smiled all the way back home with my silly shopping car…..so Vogue!

Dankjewel Kpriss :)) :*

#2 Ellington on 03.22.12 at 4:49 pm

Congratulations Holland for getting your own Vogue!
This will be a collector’s item!
I like the fresh look and the colours, it sure beats looking at US Vogue which has become a fashion version of People magazine of late.

#3 Riana on 03.22.12 at 4:53 pm

Oh, this one beats US Vogue easily. Yes, for us Dutch who love fashion it’s a collector’s item for sure. In Amsterdam it was sold out the first morning at 11.15am as read :)

#4 Ellington on 03.22.12 at 7:01 pm

I really love how it looks!
It is such a lovely representation of fashion, your country and spring!
: )

#5 kpriss on 03.22.12 at 9:21 pm

Then it’s all perfect! It was a sellout, you say? I believe you, with all the national treasures you have within! So much better than Vogue US – nothing over pretentious, over the top, over the famous moon. People who are doing normal things in their normal, beloved country!

Yes, you should be proud, Riana! You have such a beautiful country and so many beautiful people! You should celebrate that more often! ;)

thank you for making us part of your joyful special moment!

#6 Riana on 03.23.12 at 6:24 am

It was a sellout in Amsterdam Kpriss. Foreigners often talk about the Netherlands and think Amsterdam ;) :D
I’m going to take a peek this afternoon in another part of my city (which is not Amsterdam) how the sales are doing. The first issue was presented as a collectors item in a box and signed blahblah in Amsterdam store the Bijenkorf. People all over the country travelled to Amsterdam to get the issue. I didn’t because I hate mass hysteria. I’m just fine with Vogue.

I miss the legendary Marpessa though!! Even to me she’s a legend. Argh….ah, if I would make a list here of our best models it should be long. That’s how I fell to sleep last night hahaha…not counting sheep but counting models.
It’s going to be very nice weekend with Vogue outside and there’s a lot to read. I hope they keep it up like it is. About fashion and models and related things. Not celebs. :)

#7 keiKo on 03.23.12 at 6:58 am

There have always been great Dutch models. When I was a teen – Louise Vyent & Famke Janssen where superstars – always in ELLE, Glamour etc & there would be articles about them – which was unheard of back in the 1980s.
Yes this Vogue looks like a treat – happy reading.

#8 Riana on 03.26.12 at 10:09 am

Sure these two!!! They’re both in the issue too as is Karen Mulder (ended up sad but was almost a Supermodel in my eyes) Frederique van der Wal and many more. Not to forget an important one as (half-American) Wilhelmina Cooper!!!

And even a male model: Mark van der Loo or Mark Vanderloo whatever….he’s ageing very charming and gracefully :)

Did I say “I don’t care anymore about a Dutch Vogue”? I like this issue. But I have the same complain as ever in fashion and fashion magazines: there’s one photo-shoot with Alek Wek. I like her alot but why Alek when we have lots of coloured girls here? Also many cultures……

I’m going to complain on their Facebook page!!

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