RP Interviews Jordy Tulleners – Model and RP Curator

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NAME: Jordy Tulleners
WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.jordyt.com/#!
CITY + COUNTRY: Maaseik, Belgium

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MODELING?

I’ve always been inspired and fascinated by various designs. As a child I would look around and try on all those different outfits. I wanted to explore them, knew how they felt. But most importantly, how they made me feel… . I’ve always seen fashion as a way to extend my personality. My modeling life began about 4 years ago. I was taking an acting class and my teacher referred me to an open call for a runway show in The Netherlands. I went to the casting and got booked to walk for 8 designers at the event. It was such a glorious experience! After the show I got spotted by a agency in the Netherlands, they took me onboard and that’s how I got rolling.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A CURATOR FOR RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I enjoy the different designers I meet! It’s interesting to meet the designer and know why and how they create what they create. You have the chance to get to know them personally, which is wonderful. It’s incredibly rare to meet the designer of the clothes you’re wearing (or about to buy). I also love to see all the different runways and shows they create. One of my most memorable experiences was Concept LA, I was on location for RP and got to enjoy about 10 fashion shows on the same day!

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR DESIGNERS?

My favorite menswear designers would be: Zalez Studio, based in Down Town Los Angeles, G-Star Raw, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Nike and Tom Ford.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION IN GENERAL?

The versatility it carries. It allows people to dress up in so many different ways, it’s beautiful!

 

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MODELING?

It’s not as much what’s hard about modeling itself. I love my job and find great joy in the collaboration with designers and crew. The hardest part is, personally, is watching what I eat. I have a very sensitive skin, so as soon as I eat something with a lot of sugar, it shows on my face. So I have to be careful with every bite I take. It’s a good thing as well… it keeps me from eating to much chocolate sometimes. I’m one of those people that can empty a whole Nutella jar with a spoon, haha.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART?

EVERYTHING. From the moment I arrive on set, I’m incredibly excited to be there. I’m excited to meet the people I’m going to work with, the kind of make up they’ll put on my face, the different designs I get to wear (and sometimes keep), the way the photographer is going to work with me, what the intention of the mood board is. All of it. I’m always excited to see how the final edit of the pictures turn out. And I’m happy with my work when the designer is pleased!

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE IN BELGIUM VS LOS ANGELES?

In Belgium, I find the same outfits coming back and back again… I wouldn’t say everyone looks alike, but it’s easier to spot the same jeans or shoes twice in Belgium then it would be on someone in L.A. In L.A. specifically I can easily say that people don’t really care what other people think. You’ll see the most extravagant designs walking over the streets in Los Angeles without anyone turning their head. But to label it for now… I would say that people in Belgium dress more polite compared to the people in Los Angeles.

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MODELING?

I’ve always been inspired and fascinated by various designs. As a child I would look around and try on all those different outfits. I wanted to explore them, knew how they felt. But most importantly, how they made me feel… . I’ve always seen fashion as a way to extend my personality. My modeling life began about 4 years ago. I was taking an acting class and my teacher referred me to an open call for a runway show in The Netherlands. I went to the casting and got booked to walk for 8 designers at the event. It was such a glorious experience! After the show I got spotted by a agency in the Netherlands, they took me on board and that’s how I got rolling.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A CURATOR FOR RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I enjoy the different designers I meet! It’s interesting to meet the designer and know why and how they create what they create. You have the chance to get to know them personally, which is wonderful. It’s incredibly rare to meet the designer of the clothes you’re wearing (or about to buy). I also love to see all the different runways and shows they create. One of my most memorable experiences was Concept LA, I was on location for RP and got to enjoy about 10 fashion shows on the same day!

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR DESIGNERS?

My favorite menswear designers would be: Zalez Studio, based in Down Town Los Angeles, G-Star Raw, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Nike and Tom Ford.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION IN GENERAL?

The versatility it carries. It allows people to dress up in so many different ways, it’s beautiful!

 

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MODELING?

It’s not as much what’s hard about modeling itself. I love my job and find great joy in the collaboration with designers and crew. The hardest part is, personally, is watching what I eat. I have a very sensitive skin, so as soon as I eat something with a lot of sugar, it shows on my face. So I have to be careful with every bite I take. It’s a good thing as well… it keeps me from eating to much chocolate sometimes. I’m one of those people that can empty a whole Nutella jar with a spoon, haha.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART?

EVERYTHING. From the moment I arrive on set, I’m incredibly excited to be there. I’m excited to meet the people I’m going to work with, the kind of make up they’ll put on my face, the different designs I get to wear (and sometimes keep), the way the photographer is going to work with me, what the intention of the mood board is. All of it. I’m always excited to see how the final edit of the pictures turn out. And I’m happy with my work when the designer is pleased!

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE IN BELGIUM VS LOS ANGELES?

In Belgium, I find the same outfits coming back and back again… I wouldn’t say everyone looks alike, but it’s easier to spot the same jeans or shoes twice in Belgium then it would be on someone in L.A. In L.A. specifically I can easily say that people don’t really care what other people think. You’ll see the most extravagant designs walking over the streets in Los Angeles without anyone turning their head. But to label it for now… I would say that people in Belgium dress more polite compared to the people in Los Angeles.

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MODELING?

I’ve always been inspired and fascinated by various designs. As a child I would look around and try on all those different outfits. I wanted to explore them, knew how they felt. But most importantly, how they made me feel… . I’ve always seen fashion as a way to extend my personality. My modeling life began about 4 years ago. I was taking an acting class and my teacher referred me to an open call for a runway show in The Netherlands. I went to the casting and got booked to walk for 8 designers at the event. It was such a glorious experience! After the show I got spotted by a agency in the Netherlands, they took me onboard and that’s how I got rolling.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEIGN A CURATOR FOR RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I enjoy the different designers I meet! It’s interesting to meet the designer and know why and how they create what they create. You have the chance to get to know them personally, which is wonderful. It’s incredibly rare to meet the designer of the clothes you’re wearing (or about to buy). I also love to see all the different runways and shows they create. One of my most memorable experiences was Concept LA, I was on location for RP and got to enjoy about 10 fashion shows on the same day!

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR DESIGNERS?

My favorite menswear designers would be: Zalez Studio, based in Down Town Los Angeles, G-Star Raw, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Nike and Tom Ford.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION IN GENERAL?

The versatility it carries. It allows people to dress up in so many different ways, it’s beautiful!

 

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MODELING?

It’s not as much what’s hard about modeling itself. I love my job and find great joy in the collaboration with designers and crew. The hardest part is, personally, is watching what I eat. I have a very sensitive skin, so as soon as I eat something with a lot of sugar, it shows on my face. So I have to be careful with every bite I take. It’s a good thing as well… it keeps me from eating to much chocolate sometimes. I’m one of those people that can empty a whole Nutella jar with a spoon, haha.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART?

EVERYTHING. From the moment I arrive on set, I’m incredibly excited to be there. I’m excited to meet the people I’m going to work with, the kind of make up they’ll put on my face, the different designs I get to wear (and sometimes keep), the way the photographer is going to work with me, what the intention of the mood board is. All of it. I’m always excited to see how the final edit of the pictures turn out. And I’m happy with my work when the designer is pleased!

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE IN BELGIUM VS LOS ANGELES?

In Belgium, I find the same outfits coming back and back again… I wouldn’t say everyone looks alike, but it’s easier to spot the same jeans or shoes twice in Belgium then it would be on someone in L.A. In L.A. specifically I can easily say that people don’t really care what other people think. You’ll see the most extravagant designs walking over the streets in Los Angeles without anyone turning their head. But to label it for now… I would say that people in Belgium dress more polite compared to the people in Los Angeles.

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