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.

Style.com 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

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