From first appearing in Playing Fashion’s March 2011 print issue, to this model profile, Marique Schimmel is one of the girls that has paved through the ever-revolving door of coming and going models. Her lasting beauty and consistent top clients have gotten her the title of “Money Girl” while also being an editorial favorite.
An innocent story of discovery, she was scouted in 2010 while shopping in Amsterdam. Over the past six years, Marique’s personality remains grounded, while still managing to give everyone goosebumps with her masterful presence on set.
Playing Fashion catches up as she reveals her rest and relaxation rituals, guilty pleasures, and sweet tooth.
HOLLAND AND NEW YORK CITY
are both home. I grew up in a place called Enkhuizen. I lived there until I was twenty so all my childhood and teenage memories are there. That is special enough as it is!
AS A CHILD
I was not easy! A little brat. I was crazy about dolphins and horses, I wanted to be a veterinarian.
MY MORNINGS START
with one of my dogs waking me up. I walk them, make them breakfast and then a cup of tea for myself. I really enjoy cooking things from scratch, from breakfast granola to lasagna. Italian food is just the best!
I USED TO DO A LOT OF JUDO
I think working out a lot as a kid made me fit to this day. I just do the gym now. I’m not into cardio, so what I like to do is sprint and add weight training on after.
ACTING HAS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND MYSELF
I took a course and it taught me a lot. That’s something I take to every shoot. Right now you can ask me to be anything and I’ll be in my zone!
is spent with my boyfriend and dogs. I’ll go to this amazing spa in NYC called Aire. I have the best body therapist there and after long flights, it’s a must.
is super easy. Usually black jeans, t-shirt and boots, but I can really dress it up into something nice. Givenchy is my all time favourite for t-shirts and sweaters.
is quick for me. Just some YSL Touche Éclat or Laura Mercier under the eyes does the trick. I’ve been wearing the same fragrance since I was fourteen – Ralph by Ralph Lauren.
FIVE THINGS I CAN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT?
Lip balm, keys, my phone, wallet, and a bag to put it all in! (laughs)
is part of my job. I typically post pictures from a shoot or a backstage shot. You won’t find much of my private life on there!
Loving and being loved. Or Nutella, lots of Nutella… One of my guilty pleasures is eating apple pie with vanilla ice cream on the couch while watching a TV show.
Follow Marique on Instagram: @mariqueschimmel
Photography by Felix Wong; styling by Yuiko Ikebata, hair & make-up by Cynthia Christina; model: Marique Schimmel @ Supreme; casting by Bert Martirosyan.
Opening image: Top by Issey Miyake.