Mayra Louise - 30 years from Amsterdam
Model & free lance Journalist
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Designer/ Brands: COS, Asos, Monki, River Island, Primark, H&M (trend line), American Apparel, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Simone Pérèle (underwear).
Inspiration: I get inspired by what I see on the streets, my friends, magazines, movies… everything around me basically.
Style Icon: My friend Danielle van Grondelle. She is a true inspiration.
Clothing: At the moment dresses and skirts. And my jeans blouse from American Apparel, I wear it so often it’s like my uniform.
Store: I love Rumors Vintage in the Haarlemmerstraat. They sell the best leather jackets, amazing dresses and really cool jewellery.
I would like Rumors to be my closet…
Color: I used to be the girl in black but the last months I’ve been wearing color almost every day. Today I really like my neon pink/orange-ish skirt but who knows what color will brighten my day tomorrow?
Fragrance: Beauty by Calvin Klein
Own Style: Feminine with an edge. I like to combine classic items like a pencil skirt or vintage dress with chunky jewellery and sneakers. On my lazy days I just wear leggings and an oversized jeans blouse. I don’t like to look too dressed up.
Make-up: When I have a modeling job I usually wear a lot of make-up. I like myself better without a ‘pancake’ on my face. My everyday look is just a bit of peachy blush from Chanel and a hint of Bobbi Brown’s shimmering brick, rosebud balm on my lips and curled eyelashes. And I like to wear nailpolish. For my curls I use Bumble&Bumble curl crème and Sebastian’s Molding Mud.
Fashion Understatement: Crocs. Just. Don’t. Do. It.
Bad Buy: Not one bad buy in the last couple of months. When in doubt I do not buy the garment but come back the next day to see if I like it just as much. My problem isn’t that I buy things that I don’t actually like, my problem is that I simply buy too much!
Ultimate Styling Tip: Do not follow trends but look at your body and wear what makes you feel good. And for the plus size ladies… straight size shopping galore! Don’t just look at the size on the label but dare to try on clothes that don’t come in your size. I’m a size 46/48 but actually have a lot of skirts, tops and dresses in a size 42. Love your curves and don’t be afraid to show them. And never forget to bring your smile!
I was so excited when Mayra said yes to my Closet question.
She is so F...... beautiful, I love her urban style and was very curious about her home and closet.
Thank you Mayra for your hospitality, enthusiasm and see you soon on set :-)
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