I got an invitation for party on a bike from my friend Olivia Cooney, the founder of Pop-Up Fitness. As soon as I heard the word ”party” and that Olivia is involved, I was in because with her the fun was guaranteed! Now you maybe wonder where you can party on a bike? Stop wondering and let me tell you more about my new hobby! The only place in Amsterdam with this hot new concept is ROCYCLE Studios! And our favorite spotted personal trainers Olivia and Bart van Maanen are part of the instructors team!
Last week Spotted Style got invitation to attend the special event for the launching of the Accessories Spring/Summer 2016 collection of United Nude in the store in Amsterdam. We couldn’t miss the be one of the first who will spot the new designs and luckily our agenda wasn’t fully booked yet, so we made it to the event! United Nude is already known for its shoe collections and last week the brand presented their first accessory collection for men and woman. In this way United Nude wants to become a lifestyle brand. The accessory collection includes watches, backpacks and a clutch. Again, the recognizable geometric designs and influences from the architecture are clearly visible.
Besides the new watches and accessories line, our editor Nadina found herself in paradise, surrounded by all the shoes ( you can see on the picture above). Did you ever have the same dream? You can make it come true by visiting the flagship store of United Nude in Amsterdam at 125A Spuistraat and check the new collection by yourself! Before you head to the store, let us tell you more about the event and which items got on our wish list…
How are you all? Hope you’re doing great!
The magazine is coming out in May and I am already excited for that.
When I came back from Hawaii, my jetlag was doing its work- I woke up many times during the night. I also had to work immediately after I arrived, so I can say it was really tiring experience. One of my good friends from Holland, Anne Louise arrived that week so we went for a dinner and walked around the city. Saturday morning I was working again for Elle magazine and around 5.50 am, I woke because of a big alarm in the apartment building. First I thought it was an earthquake but then I heard screaming voices in my flat. I went out and there were 2 policeman, 2 fireman, the owner of the building and people standing in their pyjamas. I was so surprised of the whole situation… Was there a fire somewhere? Eventually we found out someone pushed the Fire alarm button because it kinda looks like a light-switch in the dark. I wonder if we will wake up if there is a real fire…
This week has been so busy! I worked every single day on magazine and wedding shoots… everything went so fast. I got the great opportunity to go to Hawaii for a shoot with Elle Japan, which is amazing! I left on Saturday evening and the time change is huge (19 hours), so I arrived in Hawaii on Saturday morning, which means I could do Saturday 2 times! I was pretty tired already from shooting that day and I can’t really sleep on airplanes.
Once I arrived to the shoot in Hawaii, I fell in love with the style of the clothing picked for the shoot. The shoot location was on the streets of Honolulu and I got to see a lot of cool places. We were done in about 2 hours, so after that I had enough time to see the beach. The weather was amazing there and the view on the beach was breathtaking.
When I arrived here in Tokyo I thought everything was going to be fine in terms of work, because every time I was in Tokyo, I was working almost every day. Now that I’ve been here for a while I realized that it’s not so easy as I thought it would be to get jobs. Turns out it’s not the best time right now and there are lots of beautiful girls in Tokyo. Fashion week is coming and with my height (I am 174 cm tall) it’s also questionable if I’m going to walk any shows. Luckily I’m still working, even now when it’s not very busy and I’m not working as much as the last time, I still have six more weeks to go! Thank God.
This week passed by more quickly. In the end of the week I noticed that due to extra castings, there was a bit of unforeseen change in my daily casting schedule of which I must admit that I was a bit stressed, but afterwards everything turned out to be fine. On Thursday we had a day off from the castings because of a national holiday in Japan. Some of my roommates and I went to a Japanese restaurant to eat tempura: it’s fried shrimp with fried vegetables and rice. After having this amazing lunch, we went with the four of us to Yoyogipark, where we walked around and enjoyed the sunlight (the weather is getting better and better here!)
A few days ago I went shopping and I wanted to buy new perfume, one that I haven’t tried yet. I headed to the nearest beauty store to get my mission accomplished, having a few fragrances in mind that I saw in the latest issues of fashion magazines. I went to the perfume section and started spraying ha-ha. After 10 minutes the result was that my sense was completely confused from the different smells and no amount of coffee beans that the Douglas lady was offering me would have helped. I decided to play safe and got a perfume that I had before- Si by Giorgio Armani, which turned into one of my favorites and I left the store with the idea to come back another day.
Taking in mind that I didn’t like any perfume from the recommended ones by the fashion magazines I read the day before, I decided to start a discussion with our Spotted models in our Facebook group. Every girl loves the beauty talk, so girls shared their favorite perfumes and helped me made my choice! Do you want to find out which are the perfumes that Aline, Lara, Sabien, Carmen and Billie- Jean love? Check our list below! (more…)
Yes, that’s right! I’m back in Tokyo. It’s been one year since my last trip to Tokyo, but I couldn’t have chosen better time than now. In 2015 I had a lot of work, especially in Europe, Asia and in America. Now, in 2016 I am extremely pleased to be back in Tokyo. After an 11-hour flight I wondered how I would survive the first day, because I literally skipped a night. Even though I was really tired, I was thrilled to be back. After I received my luggage, the first thing I did was eating an ‘onigiri’ (Japanese rice ball, usually filled with fish). Apparently you don’t have this in the Netherlands, which is pity. I missed the food and the people so much, it literally feels like I came home. Luckily I could rest a bit to recover when I arrived at my apartment, but in the afternoon I still had some castings to go to. I am sharing my apartment with three Polish girls, they are speaking Polish with each other all the time but I don’t really mind this. I have my own bedroom and I can isolate myself whenever I want to. (more…)
A few days ago we came across the new work of the photographer David Dunan and we were fascinated by the beauty shot he did with the goddess of modelling Daphne Groeneveld! Magna Mirror is the result created by the amazing work of the team- Andrew Mukamal fashion editor, beauty editor Kathy Phillips, hair stylist Kayla MiChele and Marla Belt who did this amazing make up! Marla played with feathers, purple colors, eye shadows between azure blue and grey mint, false dramatic eyelashes and silver stardust in combination with the beautiful eyes of Daphne and her full lips. The editorial made us fall in love with Daphne once again and rediscover her magnetic presence in front of the camera! Take a look at the close shots of the Dutch beauty and get your dose of sparkling inspiration! Daphne Groeneveld in the spotlight!
How are you all? Hope you’re doing great!
I had an amazing week and would love to share it with you!
Last week I had a really nice job in London, for MUA Cosmetics.
On Monday I arrived in London, and on Tuesday was the first shoot day. It felt good to be back in London, it’s been a while and love that city. Tuesday morning I got to the studio at 8:45. I met the whole team, and we got some breakfast.It was a pretty big team. There was one make-up artist with assistant, one hairdresser, one photographer with assistant, 2 models and 3 girls from the production. After breakfast we started with hair & make-up. They printed out a mood board, and hang it on the wall. It were all different kind of looks, really nice!
Shooting for cosmetics is totally different then for example a clothing line. I got like 3/4 looks for one day, but it takes the whole day. The make-up really needs to be perfect, because that’s the most important. It’s actually really funny, the hair and make-up takes hours. And the actual shoot like 20 minutes. I don’t mind it because it is really cool to see what they can do with make-up and make so many different looks. After two looks, we had a delicious lunch and we finished shooting around 18:00.
Behind the scenes – MUA Cosmetics