How does it feel to end the blog you have started?
To tell you the truth, it feels quite good. I think we made the best of it and I feel very proud of what the blog has become.
Imagine, I was only 16 years old and very naive when I started the blog. I’d never thought that we would become so big.
Was it something you thought about for a long time?
I already thought about it last summer. I just felt like it was time to move on. Tine and I are working on something big now and I can’t wait to share it with you guys.
How was it to work with the other girls?
I couldn’t be happier with those girls. They had their own personality and input and that’s something I’ve always appreciated. We will still work together in the future and I already look forward to it.
What was it like taking your first street style pictures?
It was really exciting and a bit scary. All the people we took pictures of had their own big personality and that was very impressive for a young girl like me. But of course, I got used to it and nowadays I don’t even think before I speak to someone. I just automatically say: “Hey, I like your look. Can I take a picture of you for my blog?”. You know, even now that we won’t take pictures on the street anymore, I can’t help but think ‘that girl or that boy would look good on our blog’ when someone passes me by.
Have you ever had a bad experience with taking pictures?
Not many, but sometimes people don’t want me to take their picture because they think they don’t look good. One time a girl said no because she didn’t ‘believe’ in blogs. But most of the time, people were just very flattered!
What’s your favorite picture of all time?
What have you learned in these six years?
A lot, but just to name a few:
If you’re not on social media, you don’t exist.
If you want something, don’t be afraid to just ask.
& maybe it’s cheesy to say this, but dreams can come true if you work for it.
What are your future plans?
The AS Team will work on a project for a big international brand. We will tell you more about it soon. And Tine and I will start a new blog, which is very exciting and something to look forward to.
What are your goals for your new blog?
Our target group will be a lot smaller than that of Antwerpen Streetstyle because we will be writing in our mother tongue Dutch. I just hope people will smile when they read our posts and feel inspired to do something with their lives!
What does Antwerp mean to you?
Antwerp is the town I always rediscover as one of the most beautiful cities I know.