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.
For the designs of this Fall Winter 2014 collection, I was inspired by the heroic story of Joan of Arc. Reflecting the past years while having experienced all aspects of life, I found this legend of Joan of Arc admirable and inspirational.
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What’s currently on my nightstand? This shouldn’t come as a surprise; it’s a nasty gal! The book #Girlboss is the latest achievement of power house Sophia Amoruso.
Spotted Tyra Banks
One of America’s ultimate top models, Tyra Banks, spotted in my designs, but this lady has a remarkable story
Woman Crush Wednesday
Some women can inspire me in such a way that you can maybe even call it a little crush. Want to know which ladies have this effect on me? Follow my #WomanCrushWednesdays on Twitter.