Danique Dobbe from Monday Is a Basic Bitch in the spotlight!

Danique Monday is a basic bitch

Hi, Danique! Besides being the person who stays behind the popular rebel label ‘’Monday is a basic bitch’’, how would you describe yourself to our followers?

Hi Spotted Style followers! My name is Danique, but you can call me Daan. I love dancing till the sun comes up. I can watch for hours  pretty rebels as Daria Werbory, Erin Wasson & the Dutch Iman Whitfield. I enjoy to be surrounded by happy people and I prefer to live in men shirts.


Can you tell us more about your brand? When was the idea born and how it all started?

MIABB (Monday Is a Basic Bitch) originates from my own lack. While I was shopping in Stockholm, London and Amsterdam I have visited so many shops for some pretty basics, for a good price with a tomboy twist.  I came home so grumpy every time, because I didn’t found it AGAIN. After internships in the fashion world & with my study graphic design it started to tickle, and I thought: why don’t I do it by myself?


Since when fashion is such an important part of your life and how would you describe your own style?

When I was 12 years old I thought it was nice to be a fashion designer. I could be sweet for days with cutting and pasting from clothes out of magazines and make sets. The dream of being a fashion designer didn’t last really long (something with the sewing machine which I can’t get on) but the love for fashion and clothes stayed. This love grew into a lifestyle. I’m crazy about everything from the men’s department, prefer to wear shirts and because of my 1.78meter I am a fan of sneakers. My style? Tomboy meet cool meet comfy.


Did you ever dream about starting your own label and creating clothing? What is the feeling to run your own company at your age?

The weird thing is that I still live in one big bubble. Many people around me say: “Daan what you are doing, is a dream of every girl”. I don’t see it like that, I have a goal, to let all pretty rebel girls wear items from miabb. And I think it’s positive that I’m only 20, I can learn so much and also to fail, but I also think  failing is really scary.


What is the key to success for breaking into the fashion industry nowadays and what is the thing that makes ‘’Monday is a basic bitch’’ so and special?

The power of MIABB is her own progressive, but own identity. I think it’s important that you girls, can associate with the brand, the style and the atmosphere. It doesn’t need to be just another webshop, but a lifestyle. Look, it’s so awesome, girls recognize MIABB on the palm tree, so the palm tree is provisionally not too think away at MIABB. Also you need to stay fresh in your concept, that’s why I want to work per collection with new photographers, designers and models, to create and inspire each other. Social media is a Pre, as an internet entrepreneur you NEED to have Instagram, on Instagram you can show all your creativity and style. (more…)

Spotted! Myrthe from VDM Model Management!

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David Cohen de Lara Photography

Myrthe van der Brug from VDM Model Management is the new shining star in our spotlight! The 17years old beauty just finished high school and is about to take the way of the full-time modelling! We are very excited to see where her new path will lead her! Myrthe was scouted 2years ago in Amsterdam by VDM and that is how it all started. Modelling had a positive effect on her life and made her more independent as an individual. The Dutch beauty did shows for Amsterdam Fashion Week and is currently working with ‘’Sissy-Boy’’! We are sure there is much more coming for this young pretty lady so you better stay tuned and follow Myrthe on Spotted Style!

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Jamilla Hoogenboom for Topshop Unique, Resort2016 Collection

JamillaThe Dutch model Jamilla Hogeboom from Micha Models is the one to watch! After walking big fashion shows for Celine, Rick Owens and shooting the lookbook of Balenciaga Pre Fall 2015, Jamilla leaves us speechless again with her unique beauty. This time wearing the new looks of the Resort2016 Collection for Topshop Unique! For its resort debut, the brand comes with glamour looks, silk maxi dress in pale beige, leopard print and modern shapes. In the eye-catching fabrics, strong silhouettes and the shades of pink, we notice a note of the 80’s romantic moods.  The collection which was inspired by Soho (London) creates an image of the cool, fun-loving, free spirited British party girl. The creative design consultant Geoffrey Finch stated that “She’s sort of rebellious and bohemian in the best possible way.”. Finch worked with the creative director and stylist Kate Phelan on the line and we cannot wait until we see it at the stores! Jamilla and the 18 trendy looks in our spotlight!



October 2015 and April 2016


Set in the worlds most elite Villas across the globe, Pop-Up Fitness Retreats is proud to present a perfectly blended week of “tough love”. A healthy balance of vigorous exercise, deliciously prepared clean eating from award winning chefs, each guests get personal attention and gentle encouragement, rather than drill-sergeant discipline. Pop-Up Fitness Retreats wanted to provide an extraordinary week for our treasured clients.

 “Work hard and reward well” is what I believe in. I truly believe that the ethos of my retreats being able to do as little or as much as you want. This is what makes this retreat appealing and different.”

– Olivia Cooney

 The ethos of our ‘Pop-Up Fitness Retreats’ is to have outstanding clean-eating meals and flowing exercise available to you each and everyday throughout, Where the decision of how much you participate in is completely yours.
You are here to improve your overall fitness but also to have a good time, it is all about learning a ‘healthy balance of life’.
Visit the web page of Pop-Up Fitness for more information and bookings

Lauren de Graaf from Elite Amsterdam spotted for Alberta Ferretti Resort 2016!


Surprise, surprise! One more Dutchie spotted for Alberta Ferretti  Resort 2016! Lauren de Graaf from Elite Amsterdam presents the beautiful collection for the next year season of the Italian brand! The successful model Lauren walked shows for Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Esteban Cortazar, Sacai, Chloe, Prada and we are sure she will give us many other reasons to find her in the spotlight! You can read more about the collection and see the other Dutch beauty Clarine for Ablerta Ferretti here

Clarine de Jonge spotted for Alberta Ferretti Resort 2016!

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2016

After walking shows for Dior, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Antonio Berardi, Calvin Klein, Valentino Haute Couture, Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci our spotted model from VDM Model Management Clarine de Jonge adds Alberta Ferretti Resort 16 to her list with accomplishments! The new collection of the Italian fashion designer can be divided into two : minimal and maximal. Classic safari styles, romantic evening looks in black and day-wear denim are part of the 33 modern looks of Ferretti! Maxi dresses with a hippie vibe make us dream about the summer season and exotic holiday! Take a look at part of the collection and the amazing looks of the Dutch beauty Clarine! 




Jesper rocking the shows at Milan Fashion Week!

Jesper Trip from Alpa Male Model Management was spotted rocking the catwalk shows during Milan Fashion Week! The young Dutch talent walked shows for Gucci SS16, Jil Sander SS16 and Damir Doma SS16! And in case you have missed the news, he was spotted also at the shows of Lou Dalton and J.W. Anderson in London! Well done, Jesper! What is next? Spotted Style met Yannick Kranstauber, the owner of Alpha Male Model Management for an interview! Stay tuned and find our more about the rising stars of Alpha Male!

Elite Model Look Nederland 2015

Every year Elite Model Management organizes the Elite Model Look in seventy countries across the world. This is the biggest model competition in the world whereElite is looking for the next Gisele Bündchen or Linda Evangelista that will blow our minds. And hopefully yours! On various locations in the Netherlands Elite Amsterdam will have casting days. Everyone who thinks to have that special something can apply and present themself at the Elite Model Look jury. These days are always a lot of fun and Elite Amsterdam definitely discovers some hidden gems during those days.
The first successful casting day was last Saturday at Spijkenisse. The second casting day will be held on the 12th of July in Amsterdam and the last casting days are on the 19th and 20th of September in Utrecht. After the semi finale on the 27th of September the big finale will take place on the 14th of October in Amsterdam where the winner will be announced. Last years winners were Namikka and Davey. Elite Amsterdam hopes to find two winners that are just as great. They will update you on the events on Elite Amsterdam’s facebook and instagram.

Pablo Lücker in the spotlight!


I had the pleasure to meet the creative artist and DJ Pablo Lücker from Puresang in Amsterdam! Curious to find out more about his extraordinary ART EXPO PABLO LUCKER at VondelCS I asked him a few questions about his work of art, inspiration and successful collaborations with Porsche, Wednesday Whiskey and Hennessy. The talented Pablo graduated from Design Academy in Eindhoven and over the years he developed his own style and special signature. Led by his biggest passions in life- art and music, he travels the world and finds inspiration all around. Meeting the positive, ambitious and passion driven Pablo was more than interesting. His enthusiasm is contagious! Read the full interview, take a look at the gallery and dive into the colorful imaginary world of our spotted designer! Pablo Lucker in the spotlight!


Can you introduce yourself to our Spotted Style followers?
I am Pablo and I am 30 years old. I am a designer, a DJ. And I make art.

Your last successful project is the ART EXPO PABLO LUCKER. Can you tell us more about it? What inspired you to create it and how did you get so passionate about it?
I had the chance to do an art exposition. It was at Vondelpark, at the VondelCS. Beautiful environment and big building with enough space inside and outside. I was working for this project and cooperated with different brands in order to show that art is more than paintings. If you have a strong handwriting you can use it and apply it on cars, bathtubs or even shoes.


Spotted! Joyce Bakker and Style Resort


Hi, Joyce! Most of our followers already know you since you were one of our first spotted models! Can you introduce yourself to the ones who still haven’t met you yet?
Of course! My name is Joyce Bakker and I’m a nineteen-year-old Interior designer, blogger and model. And from today on Founder and Editor-in-chief of Style Resort! My whole life I have lived in Friesland, but you can find me in Amsterdam all the time.

You started a new project, called Style Resort! Based on the lifestyle posts, we guess there is no surprise that Spotted Style is one of your biggest fans! Can you tell us more how the idea of Style Resort was born and what is its concept?
Style Resort was born out of the love to share my adventures and things that make me happy with other people. I made it because I want to provide the people, which are always looking for new things with loads of inspiration and beautiful things. And when I say things it can about be so many subjects, because I like to blog about all of them! For example: Interior design, fashion, beauty, hotspots, events, people and more.
The concept behind Style Resort is that it’s from the reader for the reader, because I would happily welcome some new enthusiastic (also male) bloggers who also would love to share their adventures! So we can all give each other inspiration and tips about things, stuff to buy and people to meet.

What are your favorite topics that you will blog about and what your followers can expect from the Style Resort?
My personal all time favorite topics to blog about would be: Hotspot and Events. Because I’m always on the road and I come across so many nice, beautiful and rememberable places and events. And it would be a pity if other people would never know about the existence.
Followers can expect that we will bring some of the greatest parties/events that The Netherlands can give to you, interview interesting people, test the newest hotspots, select favorites that we have personally tested and blog about many other different subjects. (more…)