I believe in challenges
When I saw male sporters, I knew I could never become as strong as they are. But I never had a female rolemodel who gave me the right example or challenged me to take it to the next level. I honestly always thought my sport level was above average. In my carreer I always aim for more, but in sports I was satisfied with what I was doing. Or, was I running away for difficulties? Scared? Where was the fighter mentality I normally have in everything I do?
Then, the right challengers came across. High level fitness became more popular than ever for women and true rolemodels arose. There came more female personal trainers and I got inspired by their power and motivation. I noticed that I never discovered how far I could go, how strong and fit I could become… I used to sport like a girl.
I really got my wake-up call. I found out I could do far more and I set new goals. Within a few weeks I became much stronger. On Instagram I follow a lot of female sport rolemodels. They are extremely dedicated and they keep inspiring me. I scroll down their pictures daily which gives me a bigger smile when my personal trainer arrives to exceed my boundaries again.
Happy Holidays – ADVENT(UROUS)
Do you remember as a child, excitedly ripping open the first door of your Advent Calendar to get to the scrumptious secret within? Well, I created something for you to regain that delicious excitement… and more!
The FEMININE|FEMINIST movement at Masters of LXRY
After the very successful show in Los Angeles, the FEMININE|FEMINIST movement continues. On December 9th Marlies will showcase her latest collection inspired by the great Edith Head at the Masters of LXRY event in Amsterdam.
Coming home for xmas
Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!
Real life Cluedo with a sexy twist
Forget about stressful family gatherings and long, boring dinners; let me show you how to survive the (Christmas-) holidays in sexy style!