Happy Tuesday, Spotted Stylers!
Hope you all have a great day and hope there will be at least a little bit of sunshine! In case the rainy and windy forecast for Amsterdam is true, we have something to make the situation brighter! A new sunshine in the spotlight or in other words one more cover girl! Happy cover girl! You may already know the pretty face of Iris Monroe Baker from Tjarda model management! Usually shining from the covers of fashion magazines and today shining in our spotlight! Iris is 23 years old, born in Enkhuizen and living there when she is not travelling. Started modelling at age of 15 and still enjoying her job. Being a Tjarda model, she is happier than ever and as Audrey Hepburn says ”Happy girls are the prettiest!”, so let us introduce you one happy girl! Read the full interview with the stunning Iris and follow her career on Spotted Style!
Describe yourself with a few words:
Loyal, caring, inpatient, and a bit crazy 😉
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
My biggest hobby is of course my job, and I love to ride horse but unfortunately I don’t have enough time for that. My biggest passion is to keep doing what I am doing. I don’t expect big things to come, but I will work hard for it and whatever comes is a gift:) And for the future, a lovely family with my boyfriend.
When and how you started your modelling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I was 15 years old when I got scouted in my hometown in Holland. I started as a straight size model with an agency in Amsterdam, switched agencies in between and quit modelling after 3 years. After a gap of 2 years ( studying, working ) I am now with Tjarda as a curve model for 1,5 and happier than ever!
Did modelling influence or change your life? If yes, how?
Well, I haven’t really changed, but what happens when you start travelling the world on your own you grow up very quickly. You get really independent, which I think is a good thing.
Are you doing catwalks?
What are the biggest campaigns/brands you have done and worked for?
I did the Elena miro show on the Milan Fashion week and also a campaign for her and Mango. One thing I am the most proud of is my Elle cover I did last Year. It really gave my career a boost!
Have you dreamed to be a model?
I always wanted to become an actress and when I was younger I did acting classes. But modeling is also a bit of acting! So who knows, maybe in the future!
One thing that you love most about modelling?
Traveling the world to places you wouldn’t normally go to!
What is fashion for you? How would you describe your own style?
I think Fashion expresses your personality. I rarely wear heels, simply because I don’t find them comfortable! Give me a pair of sneakers or bikerboots and I am a happy girl!
I would combine them with a good skinny jeans or stocking with a leather hotpants and a simple blouse.
What is your musthave for the season?
A good and warm winter jacket. Everyone needs one.
Fashion/ beauty icon that you admire?
A fact about you that we don’t know?
I snore when I’m drunk 😉 Luckily I’m rarely drunk ha!
What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
A good comedy show on the Dutch telly makes me laugh! And coming home from work and lay in bed with my bf makes me happy.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
From all over the world. Everywhere I go, every person you meet has a story, and from every story you get a little inspiration.
How do you see Life through your eyes?
I see life as a beautiful thing. Live every day like it’s your last. It can be over in no time…
The things that are worth fighting for are?
Love and family!!!
3songs from your playlist
Turning Tables – Adele
The sun is gonna rise again – Cris Cab
Latch (Acoustic)- Sam Smith
5facts that we don’t know about you?
-I used to bite my nails really bad! (not anymore)
-I am the worst person to take to a restaurant, as I most of the time don’t like anything from the menu!
-I am the worst dancer ha! But dance anyway, I don’t care!
– I don’t wear pyjama’s in bed, too warm if you ask me.
Thats about it… Can’t really come up with anything else ha!
How do you imagine the future, what does it hold for you?
I hope I can do my work as long as possible! Save money and buy a nice house, at least 1 baby and get married someday 😉
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Please be happy with the person you are, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do things! And if they do, show them you can! Realize how important family and friends are. There will come a day you won’t be able to tell them…Trust me, I know!