It’s the first time Hunkemoller is hosting the Blogger awards and I’m so proud to announce that I’m nominated in the category ‘sports‘. I’ve always been the sporty type, ever since I was a little kid I was always playing tennis, soccer, basketball,.. everything with a lot of action and running! For me it’s not about competing but about finding myself and the perfect outlet.
A few years ago I started having a lot of pain in my legs every time I went running and it turns out I have compartment syndrome which means the pressure in the muscles in my legs is to high every time I run or jump… Since tennis and running wasn’t an option anymore I started boxing a while ago and fell in love with it! Everybody needs a safe place to find inner piece and motivation. A place to clear your head and find yourself again. For me that’s the boxing ring where I can keep pushing myself to achieve my goals and be the better, stronger version of myself. A few days ago I got surgery for my condition and in a few weeks/months I hope to be able to walk again and be able to pick up where I left off.
The ring is a place where I feel strong and confident, a place where I can lose myself for a couple of hours and feel reborn afterwards. It’s a more symbolic place than an actual spot for me. Wherever I’m working out, and go to that specific state of mind where I feel like I can do and be anything, that’s my safe zone. Boxing became my therapy, it makes me feel calm and in control. Not only is it doing wonders to my body but every time I go boxing I find a little perspective about life and the problems or obstacles that come with it. It’s a good thing my coaches Ali Makhi & Ken Kru keep pushing me so that I can push myself.
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What does your desert dream look like? Wecandance took on a whole other level this year and fulfilled my desert dreams with the perfect combination of music, food, fashion and art. The place looked more magical than ever and had this entire Arabian vibe over it. Everywhere you looked there were cosy corners, goregous colorful carpets and fabrics moving around in the wind, the perfect set-up for a photo shoot. There were also women painting henna, braid your hair and put on all kinds of beautiful make-up. I had the opportunity to work with Zalando and found this gorgeous Mango dress for my first look. I wore it with a Marco Polo Bandana finished with a gold jewelry detail on top.
My second look was less Princess and more Aladdin. I was wearing the classy KiomiPants with a sexy Miss Selfridge embroidered body and Topshop Earrings. I had an amazing night and can’t wait what they’ll do next year!
When Life gives you lemons, I make lemonade – Thanks Queen B for always motivating us! I’m still in a place where I’m trying to find what I want to do with my life and how I like my lemonade. I feel like a lot of people, my age (25) are in that place and it gives me comfort knowing I’m not alone in this! Fashion is what I love so that’s what I’m meant to be doing. What and how is still up for debate.
I’m wearing a Mango dress by – Zalando / Topshop earrings / Torfs platform shoes.
Global eyewear and watch brand KOMONO has launched the NEUTRØ Series, a capsule collection of sunglasses that sets a new standard in stylish sustainability. The NEUTRØ series has a reduced carbon footprint, the result of a collaboration with Dutch science-based company DSM Engineering Plastics. This new material has been developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions commonly associated with human activity and industry production, an innovation that can help us protect our planet for the next generation. I thought this was a great mix between innovation and design, let’s hope there’s more to come. Aside from the dope glasses I’m also excited to reveal the first part of my collab with Photographer Kaat DM and Mua Sophie Bell. We’ve got two more looks for you guys so stay tuned!
I was so thrilled when Alpro invited me for one of the best festival in the World – Tomorrowland! I’m always trying to eat healthy and Alpro is my perfect partner in crime for that breakfast-wise! The Coconut milk is my absolute favorite. I had loads of their coconut cappuccino at their breakfast bar in Dreamville. So first things first, after arriving at Dreamville and dropping off our stuff we went straight to the Alpro breakfast bar where they served the most delicious pancakes and soy bowls ever! I had the one with chocolate and strawberries and it was to die for. To be honest, when I got home on monday, post-TML – I was missing my Alpro breakfast, I’m definitely hooked for their soy bowls!
Put everything in place for the perfect Alpro Breakfast picture…
After breakfast we had an appointment with M.A.C for our make-up. I chose the gold look and asked if they wanted to add some blue mascara. I’m not a fan of blue eyeshadow but the blue mascara is a great finishing touch if you ask me!
Ready for day 2! Elke and I started by running in between the rain drops on our way to another perfect Alpro breakfast. We were so hungry and determined for those pancakes and we made it!
Hi guys, it’s been a while! I’m back though writing about fashion and what I know/love most! This look is the perfect example of what I’d love the wear everyday, comfy but eye catching. It’s also the perfect get-away look after a night of partying (and maybe not getting home). Four things you should always have with you when you go out and you don’t know how crazy the night will turn out to be.
Sunglasses. Even if the sun isn’t shining, you’d still want to cover up that mascara gone wrong…
Some kind of hair peace to cover up that bad hairday. This Scarf will distract them from noticing your almost-dreadlocks.
A big smile (and maybe some mints). If you wear your biggest smile no-one will notice.
When Bjorn Borg asked me to write about my rivals I didn’t think of a person as my rival but of stress and the fear of failure. No one wants to fail in any way and it can work both as a motivation but also as a liability. You need to keep your head strong to stay in the game. I used to play Tennis a lot and it was my favorite thing in the world. I could play for hours just for fun during summertime but when it got competitive I suddenly didn’t like it that much anymore.. Being competitive isn’t in my nature and it’s something I would like to work on because it can push you just a little further and that’s exactly what I need sometimes.
It’s the same in Blogger world, we all want the same thing and have the same goals which makes it hard sometimes. That being said, I think it’s important to develop your own style so you can shine in your own way and that’s something no one can take away from you, not even your worst rival. Stress & the fear of failure are my worst rivals but it’s something I have to learn to live with and it’s just another challenge I need to conquer. Blogging is about inspiring people and showing your love for fashion to the world.
It’s good to know who has your back because we’re all in it together after all and I wish everyone the very best!
So dear Rivals, this one is just for you. I need you to fuck off so I can do my thing!
Summer is coming people! That also means it’s time for a new festival season with heart shaped sunglasses, denim shorts, colorful prints,… The crazier the better! It’s about music that’s for sure but you can’t deny that every festival needs a proper outfit! (probably themed and everything)
I’m so looking forward to it and was delighted to have a chance to work with H&M for my first Coachella-inspired-festival-look! It’s no surprise I’m going for another full denim look with some flower embroidery.
I was a little shy at first because it was the first time showing some leg in 2017… After a while I was fine and totally channeling my inner Erin Brochovich, played by the lovely Julia Roberts. (If only I had her legs).
An empowered woman, certain of who she is and what she wants. Amen
New season, new clothes and new collabs! I’m excited to announce my new collab with Zalando for the Remix Fashion campaign where it’s all about mixing it up, from high street to high end fashion. The video features Jourdan Dunn, Andreea Diaconu, Julia Nobis and Kris Gottschalk arriving at the A$AP Hotel and each staying in a room that reflects their personal style. A$AP Rocky resides at the hotel where he and the A$AP Mob mix up the guests’ suitcases. He encourages the female guests to express their style by combining different looks. I think it’s a really cool and refreshing concept because not everyone can afford certain brands or items and I’ve always believed that it’s not what you can buy but what you can do with your clothes that will define your style. In this outfit I got my favorite brands covered. Big surprise it’s mostly sports brands like Puma, Nike & Reebok, streetstyle brands like Wood wood, finished with a high end Love Moschino bag! Socks high, cap on, oversized coat check, the perfect Hipster street style combo if you ask me. What do you guys think, too baggy or just the right amount of oversized?
This year Delvaux taps into the sporty look of prep school chic by launching the limited edition bag called The Hero. Still keeping track of innovation and heritage, the brand renewed the iconic Brillant design into a dark green vinyl bag with their unique Emblem : 1829 stamped on the front. Once again Delvaux succeeds in meeting technical challenges with the spirit of innovation. La maison’s research and development teams used intricate techniques and the latest tools of the trade to craft this ingenious new design. Ever since I knew what ‘designer bag’ meant, I’ve looked up the certain brands and Delvaux was definitely one of them so you can imagine my euphoria when I got the call! Delvaux, it was a true honor and I’m so looking forward to my trip to the atelier next month. Being able to see how these classics are made from scratch is one step closer to real fashion!