A whole newspaper to myself??
Last year I got one of those calls you will never forget, I was asked to be the quest editor in chief of the Dutch Metro Mode.
“Marlies has forever changed the world of lingerie. She inspires women, not only with her lingerie designs but also with her lifestyle and Rotterdam Approach.” I felt so honored by these words of Karin Kuijpers, editor-in-chief of the Dutch Metro. She asked me to be her guest editor-in-chief for a special edition of the newspaper called Metro Mode. With a list of impressive guest editors-in-chief such as Lady Gaga (she wears my designs!) and Karl Lagerfeld, I accepted her offer in less then a second!!
A whole paper all to myself! I was thrilled to share my thoughts on fashion and how this inspired my lifestyle and designs. The whole adventure, from concept to publishing, was just one of those I-will-never-ever-forget-this life experiences. Want to see the result? click here.
REFLECTIONS FROM YOUR MIRROR
FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Between king and QUEEN
Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”
Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”
The art of love!
Get your creative juices flowing
This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!