Claartje Rose

Creative influencer

Nothing says Claartje Rose quite like wild hair and a smile from ear to ear. She’d love to share a banana-melon ice cream with Justin Bieber at Las Palmas, but only with colorful disco dip on top.An ambitious lady with a strong will – needless to ask who gets the last lick of that fruity, frozen treat.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Very much a morning person. I just love getting things done while the whole world’s asleep, that’s why I schedule most of my meetings early. But hey, I’m not saying I don’t enjoy a night out. Sometimes it just depends on whether I have a jetlag or not.

Currently on repeat..
‘Daddy Lessons’ by Beyoncé, from her latest album. I’m not a big Beyoncé fan, but I really dig this song. If you asked me this when I was living in New York, it would have been ‘Open’ by Rhye. Such a dope song. I played it on and on as I strolled through the city.

Secretly, I am most embarrassed about my..
My secret love for smooth jazz. I love listening it with my father until late at night. Just us, simply enjoying the music. It is our little thing, our ritual.

What’s on your bucket list?
To run the New York Marathon, to write a book, to become a badass at skateboarding, to host a TEDTalk and to rescue as many dogs as possible. I own two dogs I rescued from Spain as street dogs. One looks like a baby labrador and the other one looks like a little fox.

Biggest childhood sweetheart?
Ryan Sheckler for sure, he just had that swag and the cool skateboard skills. I used to have a major crush on him. And when I was really young, I loved Simba from the Lion King for his brave heart. He still moves me today.

Your closet in three words?
An organized chaos. And the pieces within that chaos are a blend of simple, timeless designs and playful pieces. Quality stuff at all times.

 

I never fail to see the silver lining of a cloud, no matter the situation.

Claartje Rose

In my previous life, I must have been..
An adventurous princess. I had a castle in the jungle and I got along with animals very well, dogs in particular. And I was best friends with this elephant.

Biggest girl crush?
Cailin Russo. She is extremely sexy and very unaware of her beauty, which I believe flatters her. I think she’s one of the coolest models at this moment.

On a bad day, the only thing that keeps me going is..
My indestructible, positive mindset and my sweet parents. I was completely deaf until the age of seven. That situation required so much perseverance and hope. My mom and dad got me through it. They taught me how to speak well and supported me. So I always keep going whenever things get though. And I never fail to see the silver lining of a cloud, no matter the situation.