Lina and I have had the pleasure to meet so many creative and inspiring people throughout our travels with the film.The Advanced Style Documentary always attracts the most wonderfully dressed audiences! When Ruth and Anne Marie entered the movie theater for one of our IDFA screenings, we couldn't stop admiring their fantastic combinations of patterns and color. After the screening I had the chance to take some photos of this dynamic duo. Read more about their stylish friendship below:
It all began in 1973. Ruth started a shop with secondhand clothes, vintage,
in the 'Jordaan' in Amsterdam. In 1975 Anne-Marie came along in her shop,
mostly on Saturdays, because she worked as a X-ray assistant during the week.
Later she continued coming to Ruth’s other new shop in the same street.
We were both very interested in fashion & style, so we talked about it and started
visiting each other.
In 1980 and 1981 Ruth had her daughters Eva & Esther, so she was very busy with that, and Anne-Marie was busy with her new relationship. We had less contact then.
But in spite of our different lives we kept in touch throughout the years.
These last years we made some city trips, f.e. Paris, Lisbon. We visit markets together and sometimes sell vintage clothes & bric-à-brac.
And since the last 5 years we have been getting a lot of attention whenever we are together on special occasions, like fashion shows and openings.
We never tell each other what we are going to wear, but we always match as we share more or less the same style. We call it a mixed style since it is a combination of vintage, second hand and designer clothes.We always have so much fun!