The Influence

Mode D'Amour's Annemiek Kessels

The purveyor of minimalist style behind @modedamour shares her wardrobe staples, wellness fixes and most treasured finds

Annemiek's The Row Margaux bag

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What luxury means to you.

For me luxury means being healthy and being able to do what I love. I feel very lucky to have the freedom to plan my days the way I like.

Six items that will forever be in your wardrobe.

An Hermès Birkin bag, black tailored trousers, a black cashmere sweater, a white t-shirt, The Row Margaux Bag, and a long black coat.

The last thing you added to your wardrobe.

The Row Everyday bag. It’s the perfect size, goes with basically everything and is a timeless addition to my collection.

"I can’t imagine starting my day without yoga."

Annemiek Kessels

Practicing yoga

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Your most treasured possession.

My Hermès Birkin bag - my dream since I was very young so it holds a sentimental value.

Your secret find.

I love visiting vintage stores since I’m always searching for blazers with the perfect oversized fit. Recently, I found a grey woolen blazer for a real bargain and I’m sure I will wear it for many years to come.

The piece of jewellery that means the most.

Honestly, I never wear jewellery. I would like to invest in a watch in future - probably the Cartier Tank.

Vintage Levis

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On vacation

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Where you go to escape

With travel being less accessible the last few years, when I need a moment of silence I go for a walk in nature which clears my mind and gives me a new energy.

A book you would pass on.

I’m currently reading Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza. I would definitely recommend it!

What you do to get headspace.

Yoga and meditation. I can’t imagine starting my day without 45-60 minutes of yoga.

An artist whose work you will always return to

I’m always inspired by minimal designs. Mark Rothko is one of my favorite artists, along with Brancusi and Lucio Fontana.

On your wishlist.

To be honest, I’m very happy with my wardrobe the way it is right now and I don’t have a huge wishlist. I do really love The Row Sabot mules, and I’m also looking for light beige tailored trousers but I haven’t found the perfect ones yet!

Remains knit set

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