When she's not starring in Hobbs latest campaign photography, model Iris Van Berne is also a keen cook, yoga enthusiast and cheese connoisseur. We talk to her about life beyond modelling.
When she's not starring in Hobbs latest campaign photography, model Iris Van Berne is also a keen cook, yoga enthusiast and cheese connoisseur. We talk to her about life beyond modelling
WHERE DID YOU SPEND LOCKDOWN?
I was on Martha's Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts in the United States. The weather is really similar to the UK. Back in March, the weather was cold but in May we've had beautiful days. Although it always stays pretty windy – it's a very small island! The landscape is so picturesque with long empty beaches, dunes and lush forest.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
I drink a big glass of water with lemon juice or a smoothie of celery, lemon and cucumber before breakfast. It's not the best taste but helps me start the day feeling strong and healthy.
HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
I unwind by going on walks with my dog or long bike rides. I try and make a conscious effort to spend time away from my phone.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTERESTS?
Recently, I've got really into cooking and baking. I enjoy being in the kitchen with music on, while sipping a glass of wine. It relaxes me and I love making other people happy with great-tasting food.
ANY TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY AT HOME?
Initially I was really lazy in lockdown but after a few weeks, I started doing yoga and meditation. I find the app Headspace really useful for meditating. Just switching your mind off for 20 minutes a day, keeps me sane. But also calling friends and family has really helped get me through this time.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO COMFORT FOOD OR DRINK?
Cheese and red wine, haha! Every morning I wake up thinking about how I’m going to decorate the evening's cheese plate.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
The biography of Steve Jobs.
WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM/TV SHOW YOU WATCHED?
I recently watched Band of Brothers, which is an American war drama mini series created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. It's not light viewing but I highly recommend it.
WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE KEEPS YOU POSITIVE?
Just take one day at a time.
WHEN IT'S SAFE TO TRAVEL AGAIN, WHERE WOULD YOU LOVE TO GO?
The first place I want to travel to when it's allowed is my home in The Netherlands. I recently became an Aunt, so I can't wait to hold my little niece and see my family.