Marique Schimmel is taking the fashion world by storm. Walking in numerous shows and featuring in editorials she has become the girl of the moment. Featuring back in our Autumn issue we had the pleasure of working and chatting to her.
I was discovered:
At 15 years old. I was scouted five times but I was at school and wanted to finish. At 19 I decided I’d try it. I was studying but decided to take a break and give it a go. Now I’ve already been doing it a year. My first job was the shows.
Before modelling I was:
Studying nursing. I want to go back to school for sure but I don’t know when yet, probably in a few years time.
When I’m not modelling:
It depends on where I am. If I’m in Holland I like seeing my friends and family. If I’m not then I try and catch up with friends that are in the city I’m in.
Music I like to listen to is:
Films I like to watch:
I love films, too much actually! I like a lot of genres, it depends on the mood I’m in. The only films I don’t like are really bad horror movies. I really liked Gladiator. I like Russell Crow, all his movies are great.
Fashion Week shows I’ve walked in:
I walked 55 shows in February which was crazy!
Photographer I would like to work with:
I worked with Mario Testino for the A/W11 D&G campaign which was great but went so quickly! I really want to work with Steven Meisel, every model wants to do that.
My favourite items of clothing are:
I create my own styles, I don’t copy other people’s styles. My favourite item of clothing would have to be my pyjamas!
Designer I would like to work with:
Mmm that’s a hard one. I wanted to do Prada and Balenciaga so that was really cool. My goal next season is to do the Chanel show.
My first fashion moment:
Was at the shows, people really started to notice me- that was a big deal!
Interview and photo by Francesca Prudente and Gary Salter