Meet creative Hollie Mercedes
Scottish-born Hollie Mercedes now lives in Amsterdam. Between an impromptu photo shoot and a sketch in her notebook, she takes time out to answer some questions from AMV Journal.
Hi, Hollie! What’s it like to live in Amsterdam?
I love the lifestyle here. The air is always filled with super-positive vibes.
Do you have any favourite spots?
I love Vondel Park, where I walk my dog every morning. It’s a place that changes a lot, season after season.
How would you define your style?
I always have trouble answering that question. But I’d say that my style is a mix of colours, Scandinavian touches, oversized clothing and comfortable pieces. I’m mainly inspired by my travel destinations: I love seeing how style changes, depending on the city I happen to be in.
Do you have any favourite American Vintage pieces?
Of course! I love the loose white men’s tee. I wear it a thousand different ways and, what’s more, I share it with my boyfriend.
You travel a lot. What’s it like to travel with your dog Cookie?
She makes me happy and makes me laugh all the time. I really love showing her new places, even though she’d probably be very happy just staying at home.
What are your essentials? The ones you always pack?
A pair of jeans, an American Vintage thermal jacket and a pair of sneakers – which I wear in the city and when I work out.
What’s your next trip?
Scotland, for the festive holidays.
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