And there it is! A beautiful book by Rene de Haan with his best pictures from the past 25 years. I have to say with great proudness that I am represented in the book with 9 images!! Yes 9! Ohww how great is that 🙂 Of course you all are very curious to see which images of me are in there (they are not on my website) so if you’re still looking for a wonderful christmas present.. 🙂 Books are available here: http://www.renedehaan.com/mooi/index_en.php
I love beauty shoots, make me pretty! My make-up artist was Corry and this was the third time she did my make-up , we talked and talked .. and when I looked in the mirror there was a new me. I am always amazed what a good make-up artist can do, for sure when I step out of my bed I have complete different look 😮 The shoot started of with a light natural make-up and by the third make-up change my eyebrows where painted orange! Can’t wait to see the picture!
After many meetings it finally happened, the first workshop for Calumet with Ivor, and yes it was fully booked! I think it’s always nice to work with a team that has worked together before, me and Ivor have worked together several times already, we know each other quit well and I believe this benefits the students as well. I am not sure when the next workshop is scheduled but there will be more so if you are looking for a good workshop I do recommend mine and Ivor for Calumet .. Never shy to make some advertisement 😉
Ohoh so happy to receive an invitation for the gallery opening Newton/Gorman in Berlin. Lots of amazing pictures to glance at and many friends to talk too. Also my friend and model Zoi was there and Greg was very happy to have his 2 models by his side 🙂 We both have a big expo print signed by Greg. Fun Fun fun, a late evening out with Greg and friends, too much to drink and yet an early wake up the next morning for a last goodbye at the gallery. Greg his expo was man only but me and Zoi do hope one day he will have a woman expo too 🙂
LOVE the Greg Gorman workshops, hard work but so much fun. I had a kick of start with a shoot at the famous Greg Gorman wall and a invitation to have dinner with him and Kurt Russel. Great dinner and lots to talk about with Kurt and Greg and their many funny stories about other celebrities. After a lovely evening Kurt Russel even drove me back to my place, how sweet is that! 2 days later me and the Greg Gorman crew had a 10 hour drive from LA to Mendocino where the workshop was taking place. The view from Greg’s place is breathtaking! Right on the cliffs watching over the sea. Such a place with the best wine and food, hot tub and an amazing photographer I can honestly say this is for sure the best workshop a model can do. Theory class for the students in the morning then shoot time followed by some wine tasting in some lovely scenery’s more shooting, more wine and a supreme dinner. Had lots of fun with the students, especially with B&B lewinsky! The sweetest funniest couple. The crew was amazing, total of 6 crew members from chefs to light technicians. All I can say is that I hope to come back a third time!
How lucky am I to receive an invitation from the prins to an animal ball! The invitation itself was already super nice but that evening was amazing!! I was wearing a lovely Moschino dress and mister Mario Testino came to me to tell me I looked beautiful in that dress.. HAPPY!! Also met Jerry Hall and the sisters Cara and Poppy Delevingne. And yes I also talked with prins Charles, who btw is a very nice and tall person. The party was held at the Clarence house, a gorgeous place. Lots of happy people, lots of wine and great food, an evening never to forget 🙂
I do love Toulouse, my first shoot in Toulouse with Patrick I really did not see much more apart from the airport the taxi the hotel, studio. But this time I stayed for 5 days, traveling around the area for different shootings and I finally got to see this lovely place a bit better. I had a bit of a rough start though when I left my phone in the taxi at midnight! How stupid of me! So lots of stress there but the hotel staff was very friendly and helped me get my phone back. After this shock I could enjoy the hotel, I had the beautiful Saint Exupery suite, and of course the book ” le petit prince” was there. In the morning a lovely breakfast, I love a good breakfast 🙂 and ready to shoot. Traveled the next day towards the beach, stayed a few nights there in again lovely place. The shoots on the beach went great although one morning there was the early shoot, I am not a very early morning person, and without my breakfast working a few hours in the bloody hot sun I got a sun stroke! Never had that in my life, Thank god we kind of finished the shooting cause I was feeling really sick 🙁 Anyway I had very good week in a nice place and hope to come back.
I just came back from a lovely trip to Mallorca with Rene de Haan. Good pictures guaranteed! I love working with him, he uses natural light and very Very limited photoshop. Loved the sun, really needed some sun, and Mallorca is so green! So of course pictures with palm-trees and super blue sea where made. But what is with all the people on the bikes?? I thought I lived in a “bike” country but even I haven’t seen anything like that. For now I put 2 pictures in my gallery, the rest in up for publication so we need to have some patient there.
And there it was again, a shoot with Ivor Paanakker, we shoot together for many many times now and it is still always a pleasure. I do like styling, although this is always extremely limited with Ivor 🙂 but we had a great stylist who came with some nice pieces of jewelry some kick-as shoes and a small wardrobe. The make-up artist did a great job making me look like a diva with some superrr long eyelashes. We all worked a full day, had lots of fun and did many different settings. Images are dark, oily, wet floor.. I can’t show you pictures yet but I’m sure you will love them.
What a shoot! Okay the title gives it away.. freaks .. and me as the model, or was I a freak too?? 🙂 Anyway when I arrived the room was filled with “freaks” I felt like i walked strait into a circus, all kinds of people in funny clothes. The shoot was a 20th century shoot so my hair was short, my eyebrows super thin and my lips made pointy. I can’t even recognize myself in the pictures! We did many different thing and one of them was with a dog, I had to hold this pretty, 30kg!! dog around my neck standing on heals.. Yes the things models have to do 😉 The dog did great! What a model! Black skin, long skinny legs, big brown eyes an natural beauty. This mixed with my Black skin, long skinny legs, big brown eyes.. Perfect picture 😉 I had so much fun with this fun group of people and we made so many picture that in the end I was running late for a birthday so I arrived with BIG HUGH hair, here and there a feather in it and funny make-up on! Most definitely I was the freak that evening 🙂