Lonneke Engel (born June 14, 1981 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is a Dutch fashion model. Discovered by Bruce Weber, some of her first clients included Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel. She is a Certified Health Counselor, and founder of the online health magazine Organice.
Lonneke started modeling when she was 13 years old when she was discovered by legendary photographer Bruce Weber, who shot her for Abercrombie & Fitch. Weber then introduced her to Ralph Lauren, whom she has worked for over 13 years. Her first fashion show was for Chanel in 1995, in which she walked hand in hand with Kate Moss.
She has worked with other world's top photographers including Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Inez and Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Roversi, Patrick Demarchelier, Regan Cameron and Gilles Bensimon. Other work includes: Guess?, Anais Anais by Cacharel, Allure Chanel, Covergirl exclusive contract 1998–2000. Ralph Lauren exclusive contract 2000–2006, Clarins cosmetics 2008, Elie Tahari, Esprit, Bebe, Nicole Miller, Bottega Veneta, J.Crew, Elizabeth Arden, Bobbi Brown, Avon, BMW I-concept, Wolford and others.
In 2010 Lonneke became the Ambassador of The Green Fashion Competition, a search for the (green) designer of the future organized by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. During 2010 she also modeled for many advertising campaigns, including Elizabeth Arden, Kate Spade's Twirl fragrance, Bobbi Brown cosmetics, Avon, Brunello Cucinelli and Desigual.
Organice Your Life
Lonneke became a Certified Health Counselor in 2008 and started her own company Organice Your Life in that year. www.organiceyourlife.com. With this company and through this website she tries to "bring together people and information from around the world, to make your life a bit healthier, and the world a bit better." In 2010 Lonneke started her online Organice Your Life magazine. Contributors include singer-songwriter Antoniette Costa.
Lonneke is contributing journalistic pieces to various fashion and news publications around the world.
- Official Lonneke Engel Website: http://www.lonneke.com
- Lonneke Engel fan site: lonnekeengel.weebly.com
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