My week; an inside look
I never have a week with a same sort of agenda as the week before, or the week ahead. That’s because I sometimes live the life of four different people.
I’m a mom of a daughter in the top of her puberty, I’m the creative director of the marlies|dekkers company and in between I’m doing all kinds of hobbies which I insist to carry out as a professional. I sport just as much as my Olympic athletic trainer, my home cook sessions need to be Michelin-star level, and I want to look at my best for every premiere or event I’m visiting. Do I sound like a perfectionist? Yes, maybe, but this is my way to get the most out of my life. At the same time, this way of living gives me so much energy which keeps me going, with a big smile every day. Curious what a random week of me looks like? Check out my agenda for the upcoming week.
Monday: Reading in the morning for big group of female entrepreneurs. Than a power lady lunch in Brussels, female influencers from different disciplines together at the lunch table.
Tuesday: Lunch with one of our PR agencies to talk about upcoming interviews and TV appearances. In the evening the renowned Red cross Gala party – already stressing for an outfit, anything suitable in my closet?
Wednesday: Presentation for our shareholders, present them my newest designs. Lunch with a true Female Forward who is a good friend of mine and great entrepreneur. In the meanwhile, I bring my baton (the stick a conductor uses) everywhere I go, so I can practice every spare minute I have for Maestro!
Thursday: Being a guest at live Dutch TV show ‘Koffietijd’ to talk about my blog and the collection. Hope it is not a problem I only drink green tea!
Friday: Last preparations for the new lookbook shoot of my fall/winter 2015 collection, starting in a few days. Still need to decide on the model and brief the the team with the concept. I will be the photographer myself!
Saturday: tête-à-tête with actress Lena Dunham in Amsterdam, chatting about her new book.
Sunday: Half a day blocked to hang out with my daughter, we’re planning to go to a spa and having a shopping spree together.
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!