Carmen de Baets, 26-years old, is a Dutch-Lebanese creative based in London. She has always felt passionate about the fashion and creative industry and started her career after finishing her studies in Middle Eastern Politics and African Studies. Currently working at Karla Otto, she found a way to combine the things she loves most: Bringing together amazing talent across disciplines to create inspiring work, implement digital strategy and create brand content as an “all-round creative”, as she calls herself.
Time means being free to think creatively. To actually read an article and not just skim it!! ;)
Noordermarkt! Well I rediscovered it because I’ve been abroad for so long I hadn’t had the chance to pop in on the Monday market in Amsterdam. I found all sorts of amazing vintage coats (ask anyone who knows me, I’m a coat freak), an amazing monogrammed vintage Dior bag, records…And I discovered Georgian fashion designers… Some of my favorites are George Keburia, Goladamian, Tamara Kopaliani.
On good days I wake up, have warm water with a squeeze of lemon and go to the gym before work and then off to the office in Soho. This happens maybe about twice a year but I like to think this is my morning routine, it helps the motivation.On bad days in snooze 11 million times and troll Instagram so fomo will get me out of bed.Oh and I’ll change a million times to find the right outfit. I just love the act of getting ready.
Rellik, for VINTAGE. Its amazing, they have an incredible archive and can tell you where each coat has been. And I know I’m going to sound like a wanker but I always love the idea of having a martini at The Ritz. Just like in the movies.
Spend time working on passion projects that I normally don’t have time for during the week. Am currently dreaming up some exciting stuff with a super talented London-based stylist and an interior design project with my boyfriend.
Driving home from a day with friends at the beach in Beirut… Windows down, hair in the wind, sunset on the horizon.
I am always late. Because I can’t decide what to wear.
Definitely the Upper East side because it looks like a vintage piece.
It looks like a vintage piece.
Miami Vice the 80s edition. Or Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The 80s basically, everything was just so colorful back then.
Nothing, I’m an open book!
All the amazing young creatives I’ve met along the way. One conversation over a cup of coffee with an inspiring photographer or poet can spark so many different ideas and projects.
Will have, fingers crossed, opened a store stocking emerging designers from all over the world. A place where people can come to be inspired and hang out as well as shop.
I get inspired by all the amazing young creatives I’ve met along the way.