Let’s talk about the Oscars 2019

Let’s look back on the 91st Academy Award show with my five favourite moments, from Olivia Colman’s acceptance speech to Glenn Close being Glenn Close. It’s the day after Hollywood’s biggest event and the world is still buzzing. From the best dressed on the red carpet to the juiciest stories from the after parties: everyone…

My Oscars 2019 predictions

Let’s dive into the Oscar-themed crystal ball and try to figure out who should be preparing their acceptance speeches for tonight. Happy Oscars Day! Today, on February 24th 2019, the Academy Awards show will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and on television screens worldwide. Every year I like to follow the…

Let’s talk about the controversy of Karl Lagerfeld

Most tributes to Karl Lagerfeld only focus on the beauty and not the ugly, but in the case of one of the most iconic fashion designers, both sides of the luxurious coin should be discussed. On February 19, 2019 fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85. My first thought was “What…

Hello February!

Hello February! It’s finally the month of the Oscars, the end of my MA thesis and the start of my new semester at university. Keep reading for my thoughts on the previous month and the one that has just begun. I’ve decided I really don’t like January. It’s cold and grey and rainy, and although…

IFFR 2019: What to watch

It’s that time of year again: IFFR 2019 is here! Today I’m sharing my five picks for the film festival. Tonight marks the official start of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which takes place in cinemas and theaters all throughout the city. During these upcoming 12 days, Rotterdam becomes a cinematic hub filled with…

My life on film #1

When you finally develop your film pictures, you need to share them – of course. I finally developed a new roll of film last week and I still get so excited when I finally get to see the results. I took all of these pictures between October and December, and together they are just a slice of my life. So prepare…

AFW Book Club // Winter 2019

From Russian fairytales to a cat’s travelling diary, these are the books I’ll be reading this Winter. January and February are possibly my least favourite months. Christmas has come and gone, Summer is still a long way off and the world outside is cold, stormy and wet. So the best, and frankly speaking only remedy…

Hello 2019!

To make New Year’s Resolutions or not? That’s the question at the beginning of every new year, isn’t it? Today I’m writing down my thoughts on the annual collective goal-setting and (spoiler-alert!) sharing some of my own goals for 2019. I never really know what to think of New Year’s Resolutions. I still don’t know…

Bye bye 2018!

The very final article of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar 2018 is here: a goodbye letter to 2018 and all of the amazing things it brought me, from a rekindled love for analog photography and pink hair, to two MA degrees and two internships. 2018… … was the year I did my internship at…