Meeting Anne-Marie Van Dijk was, indeed, a once in a life time opportunity and the time spent in her company will always be a special memory for me. Admittedly, at first I was nervous because it’s not every day that a girl like me gets to meet a top model who walked for the most influential fashion designers including John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Prada, Christopher Kane, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dries van Noten, Donna Karan, Moschino and Dolce&Gabbana, starred in several campaigns, from Alberta Ferretti, Cacharel, Bebe, Swarowski to Louis Vuitton and Giangranco Ferre and was photographed for Vogue, Elle, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Glamour.
Dressed in skinny black jeans and black off-shoulder sweater that made her delicate collar bones even more exquisite, blond hair gathered in a low twist bun, flawless absolutely make-up free glowing skin, emerald green eyes, gorgeous full lips resembling rose petals, she looked every inch of a model, a very special kind of a human being.
She was fascinating. Warm, kind, open, intelligent and very, very sweet. When I asked her about a quick interview for my blog, she didn’t hesitate a second. Does it even worth mentioning that I absolutely adore and admire her?!
Your style in 3 words: Casual, comfortable, minimalistic.
Favourite quote: “The universe is a stage on which your mind dances with your body, guided by your heart” - Anonymous
Most exciting fashion experience: Attending the Harris Center’s 15th Annual Public Forum. Keynote speakers included Doutzen Kroes, Arianna Huffington and Franca Sozzani. I had the pleasure of meeting Franca Sozzani – what an incredible, powerful and intelligent woman! I have deep respect for all three women and applaud them for addressing important issues such as the health and well-being of working models in the fashion industry.
3 beauty or make-up products you cannot be without: Tata Harper Reparative Moisturizer, Bee Yummy Honey Mask, RMS Beauty Luminizer.
Best way to stay in shape: I love working out with a personal trainer. A personal trainer designs a workout plan for you based on your unique needs and desires. In addition, eating a varied diet rich in wholesome foods, preferably organic, is a must.
Shoes or bags? Bags - especially bags by Chloé.
Books or magazines? Books! I’m a true bookworm, preferably non-fiction.
Favourite music: My all time favourite artist is Sigur Rós.
Favourite movie: “What the Bleep Do We Know!?"
Favourite way to relax: Contemplate - I’m a daydreamer.
Favourite colour: Blue
If you could be anywhere right now, where would you find yourself? In the ocean, scuba diving with marine life.
What projects you are currently working on? I am currently working on a health initiative, “CLEANSE: One Body, One Planet”, which dedicates itself to bringing professional health and wellness services into the fashion industry while also helping to preserve the health and beauty of our planet.
Photo source: main photo via vogue.it, second photo courtesy of Anne-Marie Van Dijk.