What is the best thing that I love about my work?
I’m doing what I love and I take full responsibility for every part of it.
This brings me energy and allows me to set up my own schedule and to meet great people.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness is doing something meaningful, making the world a better place and finding balance while doing this in combination with my other roles in life.
What is my greatest fear?
To not succeed in any of my dreams and to have no other option than doing a boring job with jaded people.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
Being to sensitive and absorbent to people and their emotions.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Christian Louboutin, Chie Mihara, René van den Berg, Katrien Herdewijn
What is my greatest extravagance?
The Tarzan shoe, which I made by upcycling a dildo.
On what occasion would I lie?
Or maybe, to protect my kids and husband.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
So far, the lack of money. But I’m sure that will change.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
When my first client was totally satisfied with the results of the work I did for her.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
Spending less time considering and analyzing other peoples’ communication.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
From employed social worker to self employed shoe designer
Where would I most like to live?
What is my most treasured possession?
The persistence to chase dreams
What is my most marked characteristic?
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Soep & Zoet
What books influenced my life and how?
Not a specific book. A lot of books give me the sensation that everything is possible. My mind goes into another dimension where it can create my own atmosphere for the story. I add colors, tastes, smells, views and sounds to the story.
Who are my favorite writers?
Peter Verhelst, Dimitri Verhulst, Isabelle Allende, Amélie Nothomb, Griet Op de Beeck
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Frida Kahlo, Madonna, Shakira, Muriëlle Scherre
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios” by Almodóvar.
What role plays art in my life and work?
Inspiration, expand vision and ideas, trigger me
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
Whom would I like to work with in 2017?
Olu Vandenbussche, Stefanie Vereecken, Eva Broeckx
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?
Christian Louboutin, Chie Mihara
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?
365 days of Shoes (calendar)
Where can you see me or my work in 2017?
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Passion is always there and will always need to find a way out of you. Even if you try to ignore or limit it, it will pop-up, even in different appearances.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Véronique Flawine, Frauke Dehennin, Nadia Soledad Garcia, Loreto Otero Azócar, Kaatje Bailleul aka Son del Corazon, Amber Cummings
How can you contact me?
0032 473 66 18 63