In 2020, become your own muse!
With 2020 peeking around the corner, it is time to say goodbye to a marvelous 2019. Ever since I started marlies|dekkers, my dream has been to empower women. And every year, we’ve taken great steps to do so!
In 2019, two new muses have been added to the list, inspiring us in many ways. Kitchen goddess and true feminine feminist Julia Child showed us that ‘traditional feminine activities’, such as the art of cooking, can be reclaimed as an empowering art form for modern women. And of course, to do it with gusto! Musical supernova Billie Holiday taught us to fight injustice with dazzling glamour, like she did when she transformed her pain and anger into musical masterpieces.
My New Year’s wish for you is to take in their unique stories, to let them inspire and empower you, and to write your own story. In 2020, become your own muse! Dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the garden of EARTHLY DELIGHTS
You may not think of Frida Kahlo as a typical gardener – can you imagine her in rubber boots? – but together with her beloved Diego she turned the garden of their ‘Casa Azul’ into a luscious paradise of locally sourced flora.
How to keep your heels and standards HIGH
Ruthie Davis is just like the amazing shoes she designs: daring, empowering and totally fabulous. After making Reebok hip again and completely revamping Uggs, she launched her own brand 10 years ago and quickly became the go-to designer for feminine feminists like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. I met up with the American style maven in New York where we discovered we have a lot in common. Ruthie: “Fashion can be a tough game! I’m proud to still be standing… in my six-inch heels!”
“Unlock Your Potential” book launch in Amsterdam
The second workshop and launch of Marlies’ new book ‘Unlock your potential’ is a fact!
Selfmade STAR maker
She grew up in a town with 3 traffic lights; now Lisa Benson represents some of the top names in the industry like Chanel Iman, Chrissy Teigen and Kelly Rohrbach. I met up with the IMG model manager to talk about the art of persistence and the importance of dreaming big. “I always trust my instinct.”