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Posted on: 20 November, 2014 - 10:49 - Posted in: events

For the last few years my fascination for illustration accelerated to a higher level. The enjoyment of making enthusiastic and sensible drawings gives me great pleasure. After joining forces with illustration agent Angelique Hoorn earlier this year and my weekly column for online illustration magazine “Dash”, matter .of material will show a thrilling selection of my illustrations in a two-month during sales exhibition.

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Posted on: 20 November, 2014 - 10:22 - Posted in: column

I am a sucker for plants; I love them and cherish them. Every now and then I pick up an orphan plant from the streets, one that is neglected, almost dying and left with the garbage. Some of my plants have been with with me already for ten years, and from my most favourite plant I take cuttings and plant them to grow them into baby plants to gift to friends and share the joy. I even have some plant friends with whom we share plant cuttings – it is a great hobby.

Posted on: 13 November, 2014 - 09:01 - Posted in: column

What is in your wallet? Pin or cash? Carrots or a back rub?

Posted on: 5 November, 2014 - 12:50 - Posted in: events

For this year's Wool Week, Bas Kosters collaborated with Granny's Finest to make a special creation, inspired by the 'Geitenwollensok'. 

The 'Geitenwollensok' is surrounded by stories and associations. Thus, the wool of the goat has nothing to do with the authentic sock, but this animal is associated in historical writing with small farmers and farm labourers. 

Posted on: 4 November, 2014 - 14:26 - Posted in: column

The end of the year is getting nearer, when the days get shorter, and we go towards the holidays, is it not time for reminiscing and thinking how to help our fellow man? This month November, to me is all about Movember. I am participating in this men’s health initiative for the second year. By growing my moustache, and raising funds, I try to help raise awareness for men’s health issues. I am glad that the big moustache trend has flown over, and our moustache cups etcetera are in the back of the cupboard. That only means more focus on this sincere initiative.

Posted on: 3 November, 2014 - 18:23 - Posted in: fashion

Isn't this horny monster adorable?
You can now add him to your wardrobe on this acid yellow t-shirt!
You can find him here in our webshop.

Posted on: 3 November, 2014 - 14:39 - Posted in: Other

I am joining this years edition of Movember again!
You can donate via mobro.co/baskosters.
My best supporter receives a special Movember moustache artwork!

Let's grow that moustache, raise awareness for men's health issues and donate, donate, donate!
 
Movember (a portmanteau of the words moustache and November) is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer.

Posted on: 29 October, 2014 - 11:46 - Posted in: events

Last week Bas Kosters launched a beautifull flower project in collaboration with the Dutch Flower Council (Mooiwatbloemendoen.nl). Fifteen male models, adorned in floral prints and outfits made out of real flowers, formed a spectacular image as a living art and fashion installation in a beautiful ballroom on the Herengracht in Amsterdam.

Posted on: 28 October, 2014 - 18:07 - Posted in: column

Last week an online interview about a project that I was working on was placed on a Dutch news forum, accompanied by several pictures of my work and myself. I know that you should not read the anonymous comments on news forums, but my brother said they were quite severe, so I could not help myself. And it turned out they were quite explicit. Explicit words and opinions about me, my work, what I said and the way I look. For a lot of reasons that was something I could not understand.

Posted on: 27 October, 2014 - 15:48 - Posted in: events

On Tuesday December 9th Grazia hosts the Grazia Fashion Awards with categories like the Fashion Forward Award and the Beauty Award. And off course there will be a fashion party where individuality, originality and inventiveness in fashion and beauty are celebrated. And your DJ's for the night will be Fashionpack Dj Hart & Dj Kosters. Yay!
 

Posted on: 27 October, 2014 - 15:26 - Posted in: events

Hurray, Wasteland turns 20, and celebrates 20 years of sexyness.
As an opening number Bas Kosters will host a special fashionshow, which will knock you of your latex boots.
When: 29th of November.
www.wasteland.com

Posted on: 27 October, 2014 - 14:56 - Posted in: events

Come party with Fashionpack DJ Hart & DJ Kosters during RAUW feat. Ed Banger Records.
We are opening the night in the basement with some craaazy tunes, get rocking.

Posted on: 27 October, 2014 - 14:49 - Posted in: events

Fashionpack is back at NYX !!
Every Saturday at NYX: 3 x NYX! 3 Floors, 3 different atmospheres.
And on November 8th: Fashionpack!

We will play from 2 a.m. till 3:30 a.m. See you there!

Posted on: 27 October, 2014 - 14:48 - Posted in: events

Fashionpack Dj Hart & Dj Kosters at Museumnacht
 
The fifteenth edition of Museumnacht Amsterdam takes place this Saturday, November 1st. More than 45 museums open their doors this evening from 19:00 to 2:00 for the public.

Posted on: 21 October, 2014 - 23:00 - Posted in: column

Today was a joyful day. Let me tell you why. I received my first string of real pearls today, custom-made by Dutch jewellers Gem Kingdom. When I picked them up, I instantly fell in love with them, and we discussed why not more men wear pearls. Later on in the day it suddenly struck me: Why do so few men wear pearls? So many times in my life, I got asked whether I was a boy or a girl. Not that I look like a girl, but I wear things that in most people’s opinion belong to a specific gender category, in this case the category woman.

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