Rebecca Laurey



July 24, 2016
rebecca laurey beaded dress

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Ganni dress

Some might beg to differ, but I don’t really feel in shape right now. I don’t have any strength in my arms, have no stamina and the only work-out I’m getting right now is all the cycling I do everyday. But I don’t really see that as working out since for us Dutchies it’s simply our method of transportation. I want to be stronger and fitter, a more toned body is just the side effect that I know I’ll love. Plenty of options to achieve just that, but most of them are not for me. I’ve tried loads like ballet when I was younger, field hockey for a few years, tennis, judo, fitness and yoga. All ok-ish, but nothing I want to do keep on doing. I know I have to be motivated, and that I have to keep on going in order to really get into it, but I guess that’s just easier when you actually like what you’re doing. And have good company, as I do in my case. They say you have to find that one thing for you that really works, so recently I started doing something new: (kick)boxing. Apparently one of the fastest ways to get in shape (big plus!), and that hour is over before I know it because it’s so intense. So much so that I don’t even have time to think about those emails I still need to answer or that friend I want to text. And I feel super sore the next day which to me means that it actually did something to/for my body. I just started this month though, so who knows where this will end up, but so far-so good. And that’s promising!

What do you guys do to get or stay in shape? I’m excited to hear! I never really felt the need to work out in order to get toned because of my body being natural slim (thanks for the good genes mom!), but now I’m getting older I actually need to – but also want to, it just makes me feel better about myself and I have more energy. Will this actually start happening now? Will I become a sporty person? Who knows, but at least I’m finally trying! Apart from exercising, it’s obviously key to have the rest of your life in good shape too, which means eating healthy, getting enough sleep, lower the consumption of rose wine (but really, in summer??). I’m getting there, I’m trying. I don’t do well with diets, I just love food too much. But I am more aware of what I eat and I think that is a good start.

Because in the end, I want to still feel comfortable shooting images like the above. This shoot is definitely one of my favorites from the past few months, but I must admit that I was a little scared to post it. The look is quite revealing, but at the same time breathes that ultimate freedom feeling I had when we shot it in Laguna Beach during sunset. If I could I would mainly post stuff like this. It’s what I love to create, but it’s not always possible, neither do we regularly have locations like this around the corner. Perhaps I should try to move to LA instead?




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  • Andrea L

    Wow you look gorgeous! I want to start this year too..finally! Not sure what i want to do..i was thinking of running and the gym and maybe yoga… i just want to be toned and strong and not loose any weight…. so i would love to read more about what you´re doing! i am excited!

  • Esther Imbula

    You look amazing and beautiful photography and scenery! I love that dress. I also find myself very lucky with my genes because I’ve always been naturally petite and I’ve loved exercising since I was young, a few months ago I used to go to the gym and now I haven’t even been near it in almost 3 months…

  • Lovely, you’re looking great anyway, but for mental well-being it could have many benefits too. I practice yoga, just from YT videos. I do it already for like 3 years now. And I still love it. Give it a shot and be patience with yourself and your body. Kiss, Frederique // FAB le Frique

    • Ja heb het 3/4 jaar geprobeerd maar is toch niets voor mij. Boksen vind ik super leuk tot nu toe! Xx

  • welovefur

    One word: perfection

  • Ev
  • This is such one of my favorite editorial you ever came up with. It’s creative and it’s empowering and beautiful. Who cares if it’s revealing? You’re incredibly beautiful and you don’t have to be more thinner, but if you want to be fitter, I just want to sat, you go girl! For once, I found someone who’s thinking just like me: I love working out, and Andy is just an inspiration when I’m about to work out! So YES. GO you!

  • You look really great! But I know what you mean, feeling strong is as important as looking the part too. Anyway, these photos are gorgeous! and that dress is a dream!

  • Just stunning Rebecca!
    Ik ken het gevoel – ik heb ook totaal geen spierkracht en dat merk ik vooral wanneer ik een keer de fiets pak ipv het OV! Ik wil yoga of pilates proberen.. of zwemmen wellicht!

  • Stephanie

    So gorgeous! Love the dress <3

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  • Daniela Matos

    Amazing pics! I just started kick boxing as well, Funny Im reading this now. I am loving it because as you said the other stuff didn’t motivate me enough to stick with it for too long

  • Amazing pictures!! California has so much beauty & you just know how to capture it❤️ I swim & do the crosstrainer but back in Amsterdam I loved running in the Vondelpark! Xxx Susanne –