Occupation:Entrepreneur, formerly known as a supermodel
Home:New York City and Amsterdam
Wearing: Sue London flats; Denham jeans ; Paul & Joe t-shirt; Prada shades and Givenchy bag
Women she admires most: "Beatrix Ost--she's an unbelievably beautiful artist; Donna Karan--the strength and dedication she has found to create Urban Zen is amazing; Diane von Furstenberg for her outspoken views and longevity; and Ali McGraw."
Favorite designers: Jean Paul Gaultier; the late Alexander McQueen; Rebecca Taylor; Helmut Lang; Jason Wu; Tony Cohen
Inspiration behind starting her floral business, Frederique's Choice: "My business evolved over time. It came through my life in fashion in combination with my Dutch heritage and love for flowers."
A few of her favorite flowers: Eucharis, sweet peas, hydrangea, delphinium, lillies, scabiosa, cherry blossoms
Life inspirations: "My daughter, nature, art, New York life, my travels."
Expert advice for anyone considering a career in modeling:
1) Sign up with a renowned agency
2) Never pay upfront at an agency--if you have "it," they will advance you
3) Keep believing in yourself, whether it works out or not; it's a hard business, as you get judged on your looks
Online shopping: Overstock.com; iTunes; Net-A-Porter and HauteLook
Cheap thrill: "Planting my vegetable garden and being able to eat from it."
Latest buy: Nathan Hylden
Hair color: Uliana in the East Village. "She's a great find! I've been going to her for years."
Current beauty buys: Creme de la Mer ; Nivea to remove eye makeup; Estee Lauder eye cream ; Neutrogena body moisturizer ; Biotherm Hydrating Gel
Workout: Pilates twice a week; bicycles her daughter to school and on the weekend; walks, gardens and loves to play tennis
Music she grooves to: Alicia Keys, Cafe del Mar, Hotel Costes, Coldplay
Books that are bedside now: The Namesake and The Time Traveler's Wife
Free-time fun: "Hanging at my farm upstate with family and friends."
Fave flick: Blade Runner
Gotta'-have-it gadget: iPod
Green efforts: "I went to Ecuador last year and was so touched by the Amazon. We are trying to set up an incentive with people there to be able to buy the land as part of a foundation and make sure it doesn't get developed. With the company, we try to have a lot of recyclable materials--for example, a biodegradable vase, a green bouquet, etc."
Some of the charities she supports: YouthAids; Robin Hood; Joyful Heart; Doctors Without Borders