and we set out to sea,
when the moon was hanging high;
Our parents sleeping in their beds,
Unaware the time was nigh…
We filled our ship with twine and treats
and birds and hanging plants…
We strung up sails with silken sheets,
we fired up the lamps.
A gypsy breeze began to blow
and caught us in her howl,
a skip and a wink and away we go
the pussy cat and owl…
|1. Marloes, you applied to an agency in 2007, right? When did you get interested in this industry and who convinced you to apply?
Curious is more the word. I’m from a small village in Holland and of course we read some magazines and watched TV, but I never was really into fashion. Just the thought of being one of those girls in the magazine was cool.
My best friend and me made some pictures in her garden and sent them to agencies. I got some reactions back and I went to visite them. That’s how it all started. Just some young girls’ dream that came true in the end.
My friend ended up being a make up artist!
2. In what way has your life changed? Do you work as full time model now?
3. Do you think that it’s important to educate in school before going abroad for jobs?
4. Is it actually difficult to balance out your job from your private life? Can you plan things like spending time with your friends & family or vacations in advance?
5. What would you say was your breakthrough moment?
7. Do you remember the moment when you booked the Valentino fragrance campaign? Tell us, what was it like and how did you feel.
8. Who taught you basics like posing, walking, how to look into a camera or was it more of learning by doing?
9. Regarding editorials and campaigns: Do you prefer “only girl” or “multi girl” stories?
10. Do you still have to go to castings for eds/ads or do you get everything by direct booking?
11. How does a killer body like yours stay in shape?
13. Seriously, you’re on the top. So it would be very interesting to know: are you still excited when you get booked for a big job?
|Yeeeessss I get crazy excited and still get nervous all the time! The bigger the job, the bigger the expectations from the model. I research about the style of the brand or of a photographer and try to be a little prepared, but every shoot is different and you need to make it your own. That gives me a lot of pressure.14. Referring to the Pirelli shooting: Was it actually so relaxing like it looks on the pictures? Where has it been photographed and how much time did the shooting take?
The Pirelli shooting was amazing. We shot in Brazil, Trancoso. At daytime on the beach and around the resort during night.
Because there was a lot of nudity a relaxed vibe was really important at the shoot . Being comfortable with the other girls and the crew that’s surrounding you during the shooting.
It turned out great, we all got along so well that after the first day it was something like a big holiday with pictures. I was in the first group and we stayed for 5 days. At the 5th day the second group came and we had press day. Group 2 stayed for 2 days after we left.
The shooting days were long: Starting at 8 and roughly ending at 1 am.15. Anything you would advice new models to wear to a casting?
Always wear heels. It shows that you put effort in the casting and that you respect the client.
Also you should wear something that shows off your body in a good way. That can be a shirt and jeans or a dress with tights, whatever you feel comfortable in.
Remember that there will be a lot of girls at a casting. Try to get a personal style so you can stand out.
16. Is it a strange feeling to have some kind of fans who are supporting you and talking about your work like on thefashionspot.com?
17. Now in the end: Tell us one thing you’d like the world to know!