Me for Vein Magazine

I have to be honest I was not really in the mood for a testshoot. I wanted to spend my last day in Madrid with my roomie Chantelle. It was in the end of April when I did this test with photographer and filmmaker Alberto Saguar and make-up artist Lulu Pérez. It turned out so well […]

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‘Perfect beauty bores me’

A big smile and two open arms welcome me: “Jacolijn!”, a high, excited voice fills the cafe. The voice comes from the 41-year old photographer Maria José Castillo Pérez (yes, what a name). “I am so happy to see you!” The last time I saw Maria was in October. It was a warm day and we […]

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Model talk – part two

In part two of Model talk Judith, Britt, Eline and me answered questions like; “What is your favourite city to travel to?”, “What is it like to travel on your own?”, and “What is an option?” This was still on the same friday in Britt’s appartment in Amsterdam. Like I said before, one video became two […]

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Model talk – part one

“Are you always staying in hotels?” “What is a showroom?” A lot of questions like these are being asked by my friends and family. My friends Judith, Britt and vlogger Eline (they are models too) noticed that as well. So, Eline came with the idea to make a ‘short’ video (which became two video’s). We […]

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Brainy conversations between books

Founders of Brainy Models Elena & Yulia

At the showroom of Alexander Mcqueen I met the 25-year old Yulia Grigoreva. She told me about her project ‘Brainy Models’ on which she has been working together with her friend Elena Ivantsova. On a thursday afternoon where Yulia and I both do not have many castings we meet in cafe and bookshop Red for […]

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Michelle’s food message

At the age of seventeen model Michelle Den Hollander, meanwhile 24 years old, almost suffered from an eating disorder. Just in time, she noticed her eating habit was going too far. She changed her eat routine step by step and started following an education to become a nutrition consultant. That was the beginning of her […]

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The ambitious Julie does it her way

The 25-year old Julie Pallesen is an ambitious model and blogger from Denmark. I met her at a shoot for Stradivarius in Barcelona. I noticed how open minded the easy talker was and got inspired by her personality. We meet at a cute restaurant in Barcelona called Flax and Kale. ‘I am already there’, says […]

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