As an Editorial Assistant at ELLE, I have a serving role. Depending on what my colleagues or managers need in that moment, I have to arrange it. It could be organising meetings, arranging travels or assisting at a shoot. Now, everything is slower. I don't need to rush for appointments, I do yoga and pilates at home, I can only see a few people — and sometimes it does feel isolated. Luckily the friends I am seeing are my dear ones, and I feel like the friendships are going to another level. I like to take long walks or do groceries together. The bright side is that the contact I have is very real.
During the first week, I didn't wear any make up — but that didn't last long. I felt so blurry, so I decided to put my regular make up on. I love a bold lip, which instantly brightens up my face. I feel more energised. But it’s still low key: mascara, something for my brows, blusher. That's it!
I love my pants from The Five. They’re comfy and look so put together (I hope you know what I mean). I wear them with a t-shirt or sweater. When I have a more formal meeting, I wear my beautiful blue top from Maison Cleo pictured above. That blue is amazing. I think pairing it with my vintage Levi's 501s is the best combination. I do think I love to dress up a bit more for myself. I don't want to let myself go laughs.
I use my Hay jug everyday. It reminds me to drink a lot of water and it is so beautiful.
I hate using single-use plastic bottles, so I bring my pink Dopper everywhere. And I got a cute Haan hand sanitizer from my friend that smells really good. So, these two things are always in my bag.
I am lucky that here in the Netherlands it’s not that strict when you compare it to other countries. Here I can see a few people, including one of my colleagues. We’re working together once or twice a week, and this way I don't get too isolated. Talking to your friends, colleagues or families can help a lot — they are also experiencing this. Speaking with other people can open your eyes and make you realise you are not alone.