We are continuing our Spotted Style list with one more beautiful face from De Boekers! Marieke Blankenstein on the spotlight! She is 20 years old, born and living in Amsterdam and modellinig from De Boekers (mother agency), Fashion (Milan), Uniko (Barcelona), New Madison (Paris) and No Toys (Dusseldorf). Never dreamed to be a model, but life took her into this direction and today she is a successful Dutch model. Read the full interview and find out how modelling influenced her life and made her independent at her young age. When we meet so many new people because of Spotted Style, we try to find something good in each of them and share their story and message with you. This time, Marieke reminded us that we should all be good to each other! So today we share the same message as her: Be joyful and good! Enjoy reading the interview of Marieke for Spotted Style and follow her future career on our webpage! It is 2015 and the best is yet to come!
Describe yourself with a few words:
I’m a busy, happy girl that talks too much, bakes the best cakes and can’t ever sit still.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
I love animals. I’ve had my own horse since I was 9 years old and I just got a puppy that I’m crazy about. I also love cooking and baking and having dinners with my friends.
When and how you started your modelling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I was scouted at the age of 13, but I didn’t do much with it back then. I started modelling seriously after finishing high school, when I was about 16 years old.
Did modelling influence or change your life? If yes, how? It has made me very independent, because I started travelling by myself at a young age. If I wasn’t a model I would be a student right now, so it definitely had a big influence on my life. I also met a few of my best friends through modelling.
Are you doing catwalks?
Occasionally, but not as much since I’m quite short.
Have you dreamed to be a model?
Honestly: no, it was never my dream to be a model. When I was young I dreamt of being a dolphin trainer or having my own horse stable. Turned out quite different haha.
One thing that you love most about modelling?
Every day is different. You never know what you’re doing or where you are a month or week from now.
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your own style?
It’s a good way to express yourself. You can (to a certain level of course) tell what kind of person someone is by the way they dress. Also, it’s a way to transform yourself. If I wear boyish clothes, I feel boyish. If I wear girly clothes, I feel girly. So it can really help bringing you in the right mood for a shoot.
What is your musthave for the season?
Hats, scarves and my new pink coat! I’m aaaalways cold so I really need to dress up warm in winter, else I’m complaining all day (according to my boyfriend ;).
Fashion/ beauty icon that you admire?
I don’t really have one.
A fact about you that we don’t know?
I can’t sleep late! No matter what time I go to bed, I always wake up around 8/9 am.
What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
Making stupid jokes with my friends or boyfriend and laughing at my dog doing silly puppy things.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
People I meet, places I go, things I see.. Everything I do really.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
As something you can shape into whatever you want and feel happy with.
The things that are worth fighting for are?
The things that make you happy and that you dream about at night. Whether that’s a person, job, experience or whatever.
How do you imagine the future, what does it hold for you?
You never know! But I hope it’s full of great jobs, studying and being happy with my boyfriend!
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Be nice to each other! Being mean to someone else has never made anyone a happier person.