We would like to introduce our newest CR girl, 21-year-old Belgian beauty Estee Rammant. Here, she discuss her style, dream jobs, life on the move, how she stays in shape as well as her passions outside of modelling.
CR: Is this your first visit to Australia?
Estee Rammant: No! Earlier in the year I lived and worked in Sydney for a few months. It was amazing. I went to Bondi beach most days - I loved waking up and starting my day with a walk through to Bronte. We don’t get beaches like that in Belgium.
CR: So where are you originally from?
ER: Very close to Bruges and just 10 minutes by car to the sea, but we don’t have summers like Australia. If we’re lucky, maybe for one month in August it’s warm but only 25 degrees max. Then the rest of the year it’s cold and rainy.
CR: And where is home now?
ER: I live in Brussels – I have an apartment, but I’m in Paris most of the time for work as it’s only an hour by train and easy to get to. I also spend three or so months of the year in New York. But Brussels is always home.
CR: How would you describe your personal style?
ER: Very casual and comfortable. Today I’m wearing my plane travel outfit but most days I’m in skinny jeans and a sweater. If I go out at night then I would wear something very simple like a little black dress and a strappy heel.
CR: What pieces from the collection did you like the most?
ER: My favourite piece was the white off-the-shoulder shirt with tie sleeves, it really shows off your shoulders.
CR: Where were you first discovered?
ER: When I was 17, I was just on the beach with friends and an agent came up to me. I’m 21 years old now and I’ve studied in between and I have my Bachelor of Economics, and will start a Masters course next year.
CR: Your favourite city?
ER: I love Brussels because it’s still my home, I have my family and friends there and I recently bought an apartment. So I’m happy in my space there – it’s really lovely. But I also love landing in New York. I always have that butterfly, excited feeling when I arrive. But after two months it’s enough – it’s a crazy city, I’m always ready to return home to Brussels.
CR: Where would you recommend we eat if we ever travelled to Brussels?
ER: There’s a very old café around the corner from my house called Belga – it’s been there forever and it’s always filled with people and has a great atmosphere. It has a huge terrace and everyone in Brussels knows it, it’s one you have to visit.
CR: How do you stay in shape?
ER: I travel so much so it’s hard to have a gym memberships and do classes like yoga and pilates and get into a rhythm so running is usually the easiest way for me to stay fit. My trick is that I always need to have a goal to keep me motivated so I try and set up a big run, or half marathon twice a year. I did one in May in Brussels, and also more recently 2 months ago in Berlin. Although, I think I’ve had enough of running for the time being!