The roof is orange

Monday’s are actually amazing. I know everyone lives for the weekend and I totally understand. Especially when you had a rough week. But Monday’s should be seen as a Motivation day. I’m not saying I am the best at doing that but I try to be more productive on a Monday. This Monday with Nikki was to motivate ourselves to just do what we gotta do!

When we were going to shoot the Nike Air Max 1-100, our first location was on the roof of the student experience. There’s a dope basketball court. Of course, also I heard that it was not allowed anymore to shoot up there and they would tell you to leave if you did it. So we thought: “Okay we can ask right?”. We asked. The answer was obviously no and they advised us to email marketing for an appointment to shoot.. so serious.. The funny thing was. We had to pay for it..

No way Jose! We shot the shoes outside the building but Nikki still wanted to go upstairs. Luckily, my best friend lives there.. #theplug

So my whole itinerary last Monday was:
– took the bus to the train. Realised halfway I forgot to take the shoes so I had to go back home (fml)
– first stop was the L’Oréal HQ to pick up the keys of my best friend.
– arrived at Amsterdam and biked to bagels and beans to witness Leo eating bugs
– went to central to take the metro to student experience

Nikki and I were both already working on a plan cause ofcourse, what if we get kicked out. We walked in, both super nervous. The same man of last time was sitting at the reception and I decided to look the other way while walking past him. Then I heard behind me: “That was him, he saw us”. Mwehhh, noooo we are already screwed now and we’re not even on the roof yet..

We got into the elevator on time thanks to my friends key and literally ran to his house. We waited for ten to fifteen minutes before going up but I remember my best friend saying: “to be able to go to the roof, you have to go downstairs past reception and then up again”. MAAAAAAN NOT AGAIN. But we didn’t do that, we walked all the way to the other side of the building, both scared and trying to come with proper excuses in case they come up.

On the roof we checked all cameras, seeing if we could avoid them (not)… they were EVERYWHERE.. they would have seen us run through the hallways as well.. I felt like a loser. At this point we already spent thirty minutes doing nothing.

“You know what, fuck it, we got to do this. We got nothing to lose anyway”. So we, two scared losers, walked up to the basketball court. And yeh, guess what? (what) – we shot so many pictures without being kicked out! And the funniest thing about it is, it was all taken with an iPhone 8. Yes. Both still scared enough to not grab the professional camera cause we didn’t want to ruin this chance. We eventually stayed on the roof for a solid thirty minutes. No one came to say we had to leave. No matter what, Nikki knows how to work with any situation and I got a lot of respect for that. The pictures are dope. I still can’t believe they are taken by an iPhone #iphoneonly

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What I Wore?
One shoulder top Pretty Little Thing || Parachute pants The New Originals || Sneakers Nike Air Jordan 1 Satin Shattered Backboard

Caroll van den Brom

Online Creative and Artist of CAREAUX. My name is Caroll Lynn and my artist name is CAREAUX. I'm a sneaker illustrator turned footwear designer. After a study of four years, I landed at Filling Pieces as their first Womens Footwear Designer. In 2016 and 2017 CAREAUX released her first collaboration with PUMA. Besides working for Filling Pieces and working with PUMA, I also worked on illustrations for Nike, Adidas, Lacoste, FILA, DIESEL. More of my previous work can be found via portfolio I illustrate everything I like myself and sell my favourites. Most of my work is made on canvas but I'm always open for discussions and requests. For collaborations, contact me via the contactform. My instagram is known for her sneakers and feminine style. The content created is focussed on fashion and art combined with traveling - #SHECOZY

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