We had the pleasure of meeting Marloes at our Meatpacking PopUp this fall. She is just as sweet as she is beautiful!
Marloes has been on the covers of magazines all over the world from L’Officiel to Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar and is also a Victoria’s Secret model! We were curious to learn more about her modeling career and life in New York City and Marloes was kind enough to answer some questions for us! Read more to find out Marloes’ tips for aspiring models, the best crab toast in NYC and more!
KiraKira: Where are you from originally and how is it different there from NYC?
MH: I am from The Netherlands, born and raised in a small town called Akkrum. It’s in the countryside with farmers and a lay back vibe, so basically the total opposite of NYC!
KiraKira: What do you love most about living in NYC?
MH: There is never a dull moment. There is always a new restaurant or store opening, new bands to discover or a new movie to go see and watch.
KiraKira: What breed is your adorable pup??
MH: She is a Brittany Spaniel and her name is Pip. She is the most adorable young lady and makes me laugh every day!
KiraKira: What do you like about KiraKira jewelry?
MH: I fell in love with all the beautiful stones Suzanne uses. Her pieces feel very organic and feminine. Every time I come to the store I get excited and never leave empty handed!
KiraKira: What is your favorite piece of KiraKira jewelry?
MH: My favorite piece I own is my first piece I bought. The green horizontal Kori ring.
KiraKira: How were you discovered?
MH:My best friend and I send some pictures that we took in the garden to agencies when we were 16. It was meant as a joke but turned into a full time career for me!
KiraKira: What is your favorite place to eat in NYC?
MH: ABC kitchen. The best crab toast in the world!
KiraKira: Where is your favorite place to vacation?
MH: Tuscany. Everywhere you look is like looking at a painting. It’s such a peaceful place.
KiraKira: Where is your favorite place to relax in NYC?
MH: Regal Cinema at Union Square. I love going to the movies and Union Square is a lovely area to hang out before or after a movie.
KiraKira: Where is your favorite place to shop?
MH: KiraKira of course!
KiraKira: What do you do in your free time?
MH: I spend time with my boyfriend and my dog. We spend a lot of time in the dog parks and in the evening we love to order in and watch a movie.
KiraKira: What is something people don’t know about you?
MH: I wore purple glasses, purple pants and purple shoes in high school and thought I looked fabulous.
KiraKira: Any 2013 resolutions?
MH: See my mom more.
KiraKira: Tips for people interested in becoming a model?
MH: Take your time. Agencies can get very excited when a new model joins their agency and want to fly you everywhere. I was very overwhelmed and felt alone a lot. So take your time and do what feels right for you at that moment.
You can follow Marloes on Twitter and Instagram too!