Top model and Victoria’s Secret angel Doutzen Kroes visited Germany on Saturday and I had the opportunity to talk to her at the presentation of the new Repeat Cashmere collection at Engelhorn in Mannheim. How do you prepare for meeting a beautiful model? First of all, you research on the internet and find out that she pronounces her name “Dautzen Krus”, which is very helpful. Yes, and in my case, you pull out your Nike’s and favorite denim shirt and head to Engelhorn in Mannheim on a Saturday morning.
Doutzen Kroes has worked with Repeat Cashmere before, but I have to say the current campaign is my favorite. The main reason: New York at night is the beautiful background of many campaign images. Doutzen looked as stunning in real life as she does in photographs and on TV. You know how they say that a great personality makes people look even prettier? This is exactly true when you meet Doutzen Kroes. She was very nice and friendly and also very down-to-earth and I had a great time talking to her.
At Engelhorn there was a camera team by RTL waiting for Doutzen and then it was just Julia from Engelhorn and me sitting down and having a nice chat with the top model before the Repeat presentation.
Sue Loves NYC: Hello Doutzen, it is so nice meeting you. What is your fall trend this season?
Doutzen Kroes: I think navy. Navy is the new black. In winter everyone goes black and that’s why I love this blue sweater, because it’s still bright and colorful and I love that.
Sue Loves NYC: Since my blog is called Sue Loves NYC, I would love to know, if you have a favorite shop in New York you could recommend?
Doutzen Kroes: I like to go to big stores, like today, where you can find everything. Like Barney’s in New York. As a little store, I like Curve in New York. (Note: Curve is a great store on Mercer Street, where you can find designer clothes, e.g. by Viktor & Rolf or Alexander McQueen)
Sue Loves NYC: What’s your go-to outfit? What would you like to wear 24/7?
Doutzen Kroes: The leather pants I am wearing today, together with a cashmere sweater from Repeat. Really, it is so comfortable. I travel in this, I go to dinner in this or I sit at home and watch a movie in this. It’s just something you can wear all the time.
Unfortunately, we did not have time for more questions, but since Julia from Engelhorn asked Doutzen Kroes some interesting questions, you should also take a look at Engelhorn’s website.
I hope you enjoy the pictures in the gallery. I put together some of my favorite campaign images, pictures of the Repeat presentation and two pictures of our interview.