Saturday, February 19, 2011

Svea Calvin Klein exclusive F/W 2011

Svea interviewed by

Svea Kloosterhof has charmed her way into New York from her native Holland this week. It’s not surprising when you meet the upbeat and elegant PYT. Kloosterhof, who was a Calvin Klein exclusive, chatted with us about her hippie chic style, Johnny Cash, and her big moment.

ELLE: Tell me about being a CK exclusive.
SK: You do all the looks—I almost got on every single look that was in the show—and they adjust everything. At one point they didn’t like a dress and there came all kinds of patterns and fabrics. I gained maybe 20 pounds of fabric, because they were putting so much fabric on it. It’s an amazing experience because you get to get contacts inside of Calvin, like the designer, the stylist—you get contact in a way you don’t get at castings.

ELLE: How have you been keeping your energy up this week?
SK: If you do nothing and you just wait around, your energy drains away. I keep myself active, maybe in my head, or by doing school work. Listening to music is a good way for me to keep up my energy level. Something rock, or if you’re in a sensitive mood, maybe Johnny Cash. Obviously you also need to eat and drink enough. There was one girl only eating salad everyday, and I was like “Oh my gosh how are you doing this?” You need some sugar, you need a little bit of fat, you need all kinds of stuff to get your energy up.

ELLE: What do you like to snack on?
SK: In Holland we have this cookie called Sultana’s—it’s got raisins in it—and it feels kind of healthy when you eat it, but it’s sugar. It’s a energy-upper. It’s my snack I always carry it with me.

ELLE: What do you like about being in New York?
SK: I just love being here. It’s amazing. I’d never seen a skyscraper before I came here so I was amazed by all the high buildings. I loved Soho, all the old things like the wooden windows, the doors, everything. I love just New York itself. And especially being at Calvin Klein everyday, walking along Times Square to go to Calvin, just those little moments, that was my big moment.

ELLE: Did you have a favorite look from Calvin?
SK: The very last dress. The golden, shiny one. I put it on for looks and just thought it was insanely gorgeous! The fabric is amazing, and the dress design...

ELLE: What do you like to wear off-duty?
SK: I had on ripped up stockings yesterday and cut-off red jeans. I wear all sorts of things. But when I’m in school, I’m the hippie. I wear long dresses in the summer, headbands, things like that. Just a little bit out of the ordinary.

ELLE: How do you like to wear your hair and makeup?
SK: I just like my hair being normal. Maybe blow dry it or iron it, I like my hair just as it is, a little bit curly. And makeup? Just mascara. I don’t like girls who are puffed up. Sometimes lipstick though, like a red cherry lipstick.

ELLE: What are your beauty tips?
SK: Drink enough water. It’s great for your skin, hair and your body. And another tip is when I feel happy, and I look in the mirror, I always see myself more beautiful. So if you’re happy inside, I know it’s a cliché, you look beautiful on the outside.

ELLE: Have you had a favorite moment this week?
SK: Well the moment that the dress was made on me. I mean I was standing there for one and a half hours. It was painful in the shoes, it was painful in the feet, but having the dress made on me, that was kind of an honor. It was kind of cool. So that might be my top moment. But obviously the show, was the big moment.

ELLE: Do you have any tips for new models?
SK: Be yourself. You can change yourself into what you think other people might like, and I tried that, and it doesn’t work. You need to stay with your own feelings. Don’t change yourself for someone else.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nimue interviewed by Vogue Italia

Video: Astrid de la Chapelle
Producer: Jan Clemens Hoek

Famous for
Long giraffe-like legs, witty and relaxed attitude, endless energy, intelligence & ambitions, and of course her many editorials and campaigns shot by some of the worlds best photographers.

She was born in Bussum, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. 

When she was 15, she received a message over Hyves (a Dutch version of Facebook) from her mother agency Code Management. Judging from the pictures she had on her profile, the agency saw a great potential in Nimue. Not much later she had her first editorial in the Netherlands.

Her big break came in September 2008 when she exclusively walked the Prada spring 2009 show. 

In Paris, she opened the Miu Miu show and she went on to shoot the Prada campaign with Steven Meisel, who also shot her for Italian Vogue. 
In the same season she appeared in editorials in Dazed & Confused, Vogue UK and Numéro. named her one of the top 10 new models to watch in March 2009, after her first full show season. 

Once again Steven Meisel shot her for a campaign, this time it was the fall 2009 Alberta Ferretti campaign. In the same season she also became the face of See by Chloé. 

Spring 2010 was another succesful season, with only-girl Giorgio Armani and Anna Sui campaigns to add to her career highlights.

Between all the shoots and shows, Nimue was still attending high school, following education on the highest level possible in the Netherlands. 

Looking back now, she thinks her agencies have played a very important role in managing her career in such a way she could still attend school. She also thinks her mother agency helped her a lot with inspiration for photoshoots in the beginning. 
They would ask the client what they had in mind and sent her some pictures or a movie with examples for that specific mood or personality.

She graduated in June 2010 and moved to New York not long after that.
At the moment she's modeling full time and she's now fronting the Mulberry and Givenchy fragrance campaigns. 

Also she just shot various editorials for Harpers Bazaar, Vogue AmericaAnother Magazine and more. 

As for the future, she has always dreamt of becoming a vet and of traveling the world. The last part is a dream come true at the moment. She's trying to decide what she wants to study, and veterinary medicine is still a possibility.

Never leaves home without
Her bag, mobile phone, wallet, lipgloss and a hair brush.

Public style
Casual with a chic twist, mixing designer with vintage and less expensive brands.

Private style
Jeans and a tshirt or sweater. When no one 's watching big fleece sweaters, ugly but so comfy.

Shoes and bags
For shoes I'm a big fan of Acne and Givenchy and my favorite bags are by Céline, Mulberry and Proenza Schouler.

"I'm too lazy to do anything with it."

Favorite designers
Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Acne.

Favorite music
She loves listening to relaxed guitar songs like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Train.

Book reading right now
Right now she's reading 'New York' by Edward Rutherfurd, which she got for her gratuation from friends of her parents. 

Favorite magazine
She likes the different editions of Vogue, when in Holland she reads Dutch Glamour and Elle.

Favourite cities
New York is an amazing city to live in. She's still discovering and trying out new things every day.
At one point in her life she'd love to live in Paris to learn to speak French (more).

Healthy habits
She likes to cook and never gets take-out or fast food.

First thing in the morning
Stretching and yawning to wake up.

Last thing before bed
Reading a book.

She loves
Walking through a city, swimming at sunset and puppies!

She hates
Stories with an open end, octopus (the food) and delays that leave you stuck in the airport for hours...

Address Book

New York
Cafe: Little Bird, The Boathouse
Shopping: Intermix
Food: Republic @ Union Sq
Market: Hell's Kitchen Flee Market

Shopping: Isabel Marant, Chloé, Et Vous & Maje
Cafe: Le Coin Bio

Cafe: Mozzarella Bar