Spotted!Interview with Daphne Kooy from Dune Agency!

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Today we are glad to have a model and a blogger in the spotlight! Say hello to the Dutch beauty Daphne Kooy from Dune Agency! Daphne is 18 years old, born and living in Utrecht and represented also by  2morrow Model Milan, London Mgt group Sydney, Uniko Barcelona, Body & Soul Hamburg, IMM Europe Dusseldorf, Le Management Denemarken/Sweden and Modelfabrik Berlin. Daphne started modelling at age of 15 and that was the moment when her life turned into a different direction and changed in a positive way. She shared with us more about her modelling life and experience, her personal blog and gave some beauty tip for you! Curious to get to know her better? Read the lines below and make sure you take a look at her amazing blog! Daphne Kooy in the spotlight!

Hi, Daphne! Can you introduce yourself to our Spotted Style followers?
Hi! I’m Daphne Kooy, I’m 18 (almost 19) years and I’ve been modeling for a while now. Also I have my own blog were I write about modeling, food and lifestyle.
How long ago did you start modelling and did it change your life in some way?
I started modeling when I was 15, so almost 4 years now. It really changed my life (in a good way)! I started eating a lot healthier and started working more often. Now its just a way of life and with or without modeling I will always keep living a healthy lifestyle for sure.
Have you travelled a lot because of work? What was the destination of your last trip?
Yes! I traveled a lot the past year! My last destination was Barcelona. I’m in love with that city!
What does it take to be a successful in the modelling industry and what is your advice for the newcomers?
I think it’s important that you are confident but stay true to yourself. Never starve yourself but just live healthy, take every chance you get and show your real personality. Its not only about looks but also about your personality. Just be healthy, happy and work hard. That’s all you can do. And always remember that it’s not personal if a client won’t book you. Maybe your just not the type they’re searching for.
Can you tell us what is the thing that you love most about your job?
You have an amazing personal blog! We follow it and we love it! Do you want to tell more about it for the people who don’t know yet about it?
Thankyou! That’s so nice to hear! I Have my own blog: Where I write about my life as a model, food, health and more. I love baking healthy pies and cakes and making new recipes. I want to show people that healthy food can be delicious and fun! You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight and I want people to know that! You can live healthy and still enjoy good food! I also like to show you guys some things about my personal life and my experiences with modeling and fashion.
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Spotted winners of Elite Model Look! Anouk and Mattia

Mattia and Anouk

Today we are more than happy because we have two winners in the spotlight! You may already heard the great news that our Elite Amsterdam Dutchies Anouk Thijssen and Mattia Creanza are the ones of the Top 15 winners of the Elite Model Look. Anouk won 1st place of the world final and Mattia is the first Dutch boy in the Top 5 male winners of the world. Congratulations to both of you on your success and achievement! One more time its proven that Elite Amsterdam gives a great start to young talents and helps them develop and grow on their way to the top! We are sure that great things are coming for Anouk and Mattia and we wish them to enjoy the journey called modelling! 

We interviewed them both before they headed to Milan for the finals. You can find the interviews of Anouk & Mattia on Spotted Style.

Spotted Mattia Creanza! Winner of Elite Model Look Nederland 2015


We were honored to attend the finals of the modelling event of the year in Amsterdam, Elite Model Look 2015. Due to the hard work of the directors Suzanne Pots, Mauro Da Silva and the whole Elite Amsterdam team, the event was on a world class level and the agency deserves big applause! Same goes for all the young boys and girls who did their best at the contest, chasing their modelling dreams.

We were in a mood for spotting and capturing glamour, so we couldn’t miss to interview the winner Mattia Creanza! The promising 15 year old Elite Amsterdam model was born in Blaricum and is currently living in Hoogblokland. Read the lines below to find out what he shared with Spotted Style and follow him on Instagram @mattiacreanza. You can support the Elite Model Look Nederland 2015 winners Mattia and Annouk by giving your vote.

Hello Mattia! Congratulations on your Elite Model Look Nederland 2015 success! Can you tell more about yourself to our Spotted Style followers?

Thanks! I am a Dutch boy living in the countryside. I was born in Blaricum, near Amsterdam and lived there for approximately four years. Then I moved to the place where I still live right now. My hobbies are: going to the gym, skiing, running and hanging out with friends. After my graduation, I hope to become a vet besides modeling.

We remember that we heard an interesting fact about you at the end of the night of the Elite Model Look Nederland 2015 event. You are half Italian, right? Where were you born and what is your story?

That’s correct. My father is from Italy and when he fell in love with my mom he decided to move to Holland. That’s more than 20 years ago. In 2000 I was born and here I am. I speak Italian, I think that is an advantage because the final will take place in Milan. Italy is my second home country and I always like to go there. Friendly people, great food, beautiful cities and of course an amazing fashion.unnamed-1-683x1024



Anouk Thijssen in the spotlight! Winner of Elite Model Look Nederland 2015


We will continue with one more Elite Amsterdam story and welcome the other winner of Elite Model Look Nederland 2015 Anouk Thijssen in our spotlight! The fifteen year old beauty grabbed our attention immediately when we spotted her incredible presence on the catwalk and a few hours later, she became the new Elite future star. She gave an interview for Spotted Style days before the big final in Milan and shared with us her excitement. You can support our Dutch Elite Model Look winners Anouk and Mattia by giving your votes. We wish both of them goodluck in Milan!

Hello Anouk! Congratulations on being one of the winners of Elite Model Look Nederland 2015! For us it is a pleasure to have you at Spotted Style! Would you share a few words about yourself with our followers? What is your age and where are you from?

Thank you! I’m fifteen years old and I’m from Wijchen, a town in the east of The Netherlands. Five days a week I go to school and in my free time I am with horses for grooming and riding. I love shopping and I often read beauty tutorials on the internet.

How did you decide to sign for the Elite Model Look Nederland 2015 castings? Was it always a dream for you to become a model?

The mom of my best friend told me about the Elite Model Look. I thought it’s a great idea, so I decided to sign in. I never thought about becoming a model but now it’s the only thing I want! First I wanted to be an interior architect but now I really want to work as a model.Anouk4-682x1024


Spotted! Melody Vroom from Wilma Wakker Model Management photographed by Philip Riches


Talking about beauty and new outstanding faces from the young generation, we welcome Melody Vroom, represented by Wilma Wakker Model Management in our spotlight. We spotted the Dutch model and her beauty, captured by the amazing photographer Philip Riches.

The young spotted lady can be taken as a great example of an ambitious and determined person who follows her dreams and passions. Melody works hard on achieving her goals, while being an endless inspiration and motivator for many models to transform their lifestyle and way of eating into a healthy one, that will lead to better life. Melody is a proof that one’s commitment to a modelling career can unfold limitless opportunities and we are sure that her presence in the modelling scene will be one to remember. Melody Vroom in the spotlight! 

You can see more of Melody’s portfolio on the webpage of her agency herePhilip-Riches-2


Spotted the fashion influencer Robert Mitchell!


If you are a true Spotted Styler, you already know Robert Mitchell van de Pas who was one of the first male models that we interviewed during our ‘’Gentleman in the spotlight ‘’ week last year in November. His modelling work was the first reason to spot him and today we have something new going on to tell you about. Around a month ago Robert started his fashion blog where he posts outfits for different occasions. We already told you about his sportive background as a tennis player on a high level in his interview, but he never mentioned about the stylist and the fashion influencer in him. So now we guess you are curious and want to know more about and his fashion signature. To feed your curiosity we asked Robert to tell us more about his new project and if you need a source for daily menswear, his blog could be the right place for it! Go and check it out and take a look at the outfits he chose to share with you!

Hi, Robert! Here we go again! Can you introduce yourself shortly to the ones who have missed your interview last year and tell us more about your new fashion blog How did you come up with the idea to start it?

Hi guys! I’m Robert Mitchell van de Pas and I’m a 21 year old model and business student. Last summer I finished my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and just started with my Master in Entrepreneurship. As a model I’ve done lots of great things and met some great people. Because of my modelling career, I was fortunate enough to work with some great brands. Every now and then, some of these brands would give me some clothes in exchange for an Instagram post on my personal Instagram account. Pretty often, people would ask me questions about where I got my clothes and asked me for advice on for example their clothing or how to do their hair etc.  After a while people starting telling me that I should start a fashion blog and I loved the idea. Coincidentally, during my study we had to do a literature case about fashion bloggers so I got some insights on how it works and got motivated to start my own blog. (more…)

Tessa Westerhof from Wilhelmina London in our spotlight!

As an editor, I am extremely happy to introduce you Tessa Westerhof! The model that I have been looking for a very very long time. Luckily I found her and here is the right time to quote one of my favorite sayings ‘’What you seek is seeking you.’’ , because it seems that Tessa has been looking for us as for a while as well. Since today on, she will be blogging for our Spotted Style followers and share her modelling experience by giving you tips and guidelines for new faces that are just entering the fashion industry. And now maybe wonder what is her story… We met her for an interview and asked her a few questions. Below you can find more about the Dutch beauty in our spotlight!
Tessa was born in Den Haag, The Netherlands and is currently living in London with her boyfriend. Tessa’s modelling story started when she was 14 and came for the first time in Amsterdam. That was the day when her life got into a different direction and she got scouted. Today Tessa is represented by Wilhelmina London, Uno Barcelona/ Madrid, Iconic Germany and Supreme Paris. Read her full interview and stay posted to read her model blogs from London! The first one is coming later today and it is all about how to survive fashion week as a model! So in case you are not experience with the castings, it may be very useful for you!


Rian van Gend from IAmELK in the spotlight!


As Ivan Andreas, the owner of IAmELK agency said ‘’I like to discover the raw diamonds.’’, so we do. The next one to observe is Rian van Gend. The model and booker from IAmELK! Rian is also represented by Soul Artist Management (New York), Premium Models (Paris), Fashion (Milan) and SEEDS Management (Germany). With his charm and extraordinary look there is no surprise that he has been booked exclusively and walked shows for Saint Laurent, Walter van Beirendonck, Songizo, Lanvin and at the past Amsterdam Fashion Week we spotted him walking a show wearing the designs of Aziz Bekkoui. With a plenty experience in the fashion industry as a highly successful model he also started working as a booker for IAmELK in 2014. Rian is always the one helping us spot the great IAmELK boys but today he is the one that got spotted! Read what the blue-eyed boy shared with Spotted Style about his work and life and stay tuned for more! Rian van Gend in the spotlight!


Hi dear Rian! Thank you for agreeing to be on Spotted Style! Can you introduce yourself to our followers?
Absolutely. My name is Rian. I’m 28 years old and live in a lovely town called Houten.

As being part of IAmELK, can you tell us more about the agency and since when do you work as a booker?
IAmELK is a young boutique agency with a very personal and hands-on attitude focusing mainly on representing male models. We are well known for scouting models not just with stunning features, but also with great personalities. We focus on working all over the world including Paris, Milan, New York, London and many places in Asia.
I have been working as a booker since August 2014. (more…)

Spotted! Esther Bunk from VDM Model Management

Pictures by David Cohen de Lara
Pictures by David Cohen de Lara

The next model from VDM Model Management that we interviewed is Esther Bunk. She is 15 years old, born and living in Groningen and still in high school. Esther is modelling since 2013 and that was the year when her life started changing. A while ago she was spotted walking a show during Amsterdam Fashion Week. Our new spotted girl plays volleyball on a high level which helps her stay in a good shape. After graduating from high school she plans to take a year off and focus on modelling. Esther also has an ambition to continue her education in a university after she gains more experience in the fashion industry. Sounds like a good plan and until its realization, we will keep you posted about Esther’s modelling career!

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Teddy Jansen in the spotlight!


New boy in our spotlight! We met Teddy Jansen for the first time a few months ago and after spotting him at several fashion events, it was time to spot him for an interview as well! Teddy is 23 years old, modelling for EVD Agency and represented by Stars Model management (Düsseldorf), MGM (Hamburg) and D&A Models (Cape Town). He was born in Haarlem and his current home is Amsterdam. Studying Small Retail & Business Management, Teddy is working on his thesis now. One of his last journeys was to Curacao where he did the minor for his study and lived there half an year, which he describes as one of the best times of his life. After this adventure, a new one started for Teddy! Modelling! Read the full interview to find out what he shared with us and stay tuned! Teddy in the spotlight!