Q&A

The Mom Talks with Sélina van Gool

Meet gorgeous Sélina. This cool lady is the mom of Goud and Rocci and runs her own management company ,GoudRocc Entertainment. Her job brings her lots of joy and freedom. In her spare time she loves to hang out with her kids, visit family and enjoy home cooked meals. The Mom talks with her about style, career and beauty secrets.

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How would you describe your own personal style?
I guess my style is relaxed, casual and sometimes a bit edgy. I’m in love with Levi’s jeans and I like a nice, simple shirt. My shoes and bags are there to upgrade my outfit.

Wat was your favorite maternity brand?
I wore leggings from Zara with oversized shirts or sweaters and tights (with elastane from Supertrash) with dresses. I found that wearing dresses was the ultimate solution and the tights and leggings I could pull over my belly for “extra support”.

How would your friends describe you in 10 words?
I’ve asked my close friend, this was the answer; creative, enterprising, loving, ambitious, caring, proactive, passionate, spontaneous, perfectionist, social

How did you experience your pregnancies?
Well both of my pregnancies were great, only at the beginning I felt a little tired. But I’ve never had to puke or stay in bed because I felt sick. With both of my pregnancies I’d still work half days and gave birth on a Saturday. Of course at the end of the pregnancy I was tired of the big belly and wanted to see my own feet but hey. If I look back, and if I would have another baby, this time I would take my maternity leave :-D.

What was your pregnancy craving?
I really can’t tell you that. It was hideous.

Did you change your beauty regime since you became a mom?
Well to be honest; yes. I always had long finger nails and that wasn’t really handy with a small baby, so my nails are short now. In the past I always went to the tanning salon to keep my tan smooth, but now it just takes too much time. And I stopped wearing heels on a daily basis, I don’t find it comfortable anymore. Only on date nights :p.

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Did you do any reading during your pregnancy? What is the best pregnancy book?
Yes I did read ‘Oei ik groei’ and I had this book that showed the baby week by week with all the developments. I also had my own pregnancy diary, which I m holding now to give to my children for when they are old enough.

Can you describe the interior of the room of your Kids in terms of style and theme? Are there any specific brands you used to decorate?
Rocci has a very girly room with powder pink walls and a turquoise bed. Here room theme is My little pony, she has a little wooden cabinet which was my own when I was little, on top of that cabinet she has her own customized music box. When u turn you’ll hear the instrumental of ‘Louise’, it is handmade by the guitarist of ‘Louise’. All here dresses are out, so she can watch them when she goes to sleep.

Goud’s room is light green with white and the theme is Cars and Planes. Goud is now almost ready to go to school, so we will soon redecorate his room.All the furniture was bought by Baby store Asten in Tilburg and mixed with ikea and Xenos accessories

Top 3 destinations to shop for your kids
Kleertjes.com
H&M
Beau Beerens shoes

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Your favorite restaurant and what to order there?
Then I would say Nobu, it’s just that’s so far though, haha. I like all the special sushi to share over there, it’s like every tiny dish is an explosion in your mouth and the interior is super nice.
A little bit closer to home, in England you have Nando’s piri piri restaurants, this is just the best piri piri chicken I’ve ever tasted. When in London, it’s the first place I go to. And now you can buy de nando sauces at Albert Heijn XL, so we just grill the chicken at home and spice it up with that nandos sauce, delicious!
I can eat at any restaurant though, cause I really, really like food. If they have oysters, lambchops or duck I’m happy. I also really like Teppanyaki at a good place.

Your favorite drink
Sparkling water, café latte and Leffe bruin beer

The best baby gift you got?
I guess it would be the Stokke Crusi I got from Stokke, it’s the best stroller ever! And I think an cuddle Elephant for Rocci, the moment she got it, she was immediately in love.

What’s on your wishlist for your kids?
A happy, healthy life where they can explore themselves to become unique personalities. And have everything they need, to be surrounded by people who love them. I also wish that they can travel the world and see the beauty in people and things.

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The top 3 websites you visit on a daily basis
Really?! Oh lord, ok I visit designer-vintage two times a day to see if there’s a hard to find item on it. I check ad.nl a couple of times and volkskrant.nl

The top 3 Instagram accounts you follow.
Andy Frisella
Karrueche
Designerwishbags

What is your guilty pleasure?
Shopping online, Netflix and eating lots of cheese plates

Which fashion mom you look at for inspiration?
I like to watch Janine Breukhoven, ByDanieNL and Kourtney Kardashian

What inspires you most in life and where do you find creativity?
My children inspire me, and are next to my ambition and my passion, the biggest drive! Creativity I can find anywhere, when driving in my car and watch people, but also when I listen to music of watch movies. I really like to redecorate old furniture and paint.

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What keeps you relaxed in stressful times? Describe your ultimate Me-time moment.
My ultimate me moment is when I take a bath, I’ll turn the bathroom in a little minispa, nice and warm and take all my caring stuff out. I’ll lit on some candles from Rituals and dim the lights. Most of the time I’ll take my laptop and open Netflix and drink some wine. When relaxing in the tub I do like to treat my skin and use all my favourite products from Dermalogica, Guerlain and Clarins. My skins is very sensitive so I always use the same products for a long time.

How do you stay healthy? Are there any beauty and lifestyle tips you would like to share?
I think eating well, variated with lots of vegetables and fruits is very important, also drinking lots of water is what I do everyday. And I like to go to the gym and go out for long walks. Every two weeks I also take a full healing body massage with stones and cupping and close the massage with a meditation session. I really need that to stay focused and have a moment to myself. I think resting on time is very important for everyone, and you need to give your mind and body the rest it needs.

Which mom would you like to introduce for the next The Mom talks with and why?
I would like to introduce mommy to be Rose Bertram for the next The Mom, because I find her very pretty and positive. I don’t know her personally but I follow her on instagram and I would love to know how she ‘s cooping being pregnant and still do photo shoots and travel the world. And of course, raising her baby in a foreign country

And last but not least…… Share the best tip for other mommies.
Take care of yourself first, so you’ll be fit enough to take care of your spous and hubby!

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