Simone in short
A driven and passionate visionary whose heart lies in the world of fashion. She is up to date on all current trends and knows exactly how to translate these to various target groups. Capable of working and thinking commercially by making fashion accessible; she’s energetic, inspiring, has a no nonsense mentality and is a perfectionist in every aspect of the word.
Fashion director Marie Claire
Her dream came true when she started working for Marie Claire Magazine. Starting off as a fashion editor before quickly becoming the magazine’s fashion and beauty director - leading her to work with national and international designers, photographers, models and hair and make-up artists. Teamwork is key when it comes to creating the perfect photo.
Storytelling is the base of every fashion series according to Simone. The woman on the photo – that is who you want to be; you want her clothes, you want her make-up, you want to travel to the exact location she is at. This dream is what Simone wants to create. Her style is distinct. There is a reason her fashion series are always sold to diverse international Marie Claire magazines.
Besides creating numerous fashion series’, she has produced the Fashion Shows a biannual glossy from Marie Claire that covers the catwalk shows and trends for the next season, as worked for their biannual style guide paper.
She also worked as a judge on the TV show ‘Project Catwalk’ on the Dutch channel RTL5 in 2010.
How it all began
After obtaining her degree at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, she started working as a fashion editor for the biggest magazine in The Netherlands, Libelle. This is where she learnt all the tips and tricks of the business. She would travel the world ending up at some of the most exotic locations to shoot different fashion series. Not only did she work as a stylist for these series, she was also responsible for producing them.
Photographers: Alique, Paul Bellaart, Jouke Bos, Fleur Bult, Dennison Bertram, Hans van Brakel, Cath Conroy, Pablo Delfos, Annemarieke van Drimmelen, Eric van den Elsen, Arjaan Hamel, Carmen Kemmink, Klaas Jan Kliphuis, Mick de Lint, Roger Neve, Harold Pereira, Philip Riches, Bart van Staveren, Anne Timmer, Carin Verbruggen, Valentina Vos.
10 Feet, Aaiko, Alchemist, Amayzine.com, Aynur Abbott jewelry, Bullboxer, Chapter S, Co.Exist, Crafted Society, Depot, Elegance, Elsevier, FreshBed, Goldbergh, Greenland, JFK, Libelle, LINDA., LINDA Mode, Marie Claire, Moët & Chandon, Mylène, No Mans Land, Nouveau, O My Bag, Steps, Summum Woman, The Mag, Tweka, TC Wow, Ti Sento Milano, Tommy Hilfiger, Wendy, Wehkamp.