Shop their look > What was it like to be photographed by a world class photographer? M: Fantastic. It’s special to do a shoot with your best friend already, let alone with a top notch photographer. Now we have all these great photos of the two of us, it’s wonderful. You aren’t professional models. No nerves at all? M: A bit at first, but the energy was amazing so we soon got to be ourselves completely. J: The whole day was easy-going and good fun. Also, when you’re our age you’re less self-conscious. We just thought ‘whatever’ and went with it. Besides being Sandwich super stars, what do you do in daily life? M: I own a bed & breakfast in Amsterdam: 26Boven. I’m also a mom. Billie is my five-year old daughter. J: Together with my boyfriend I own three vintage clothing stores in Amsterdam, Marbles. I’m also a mom. Raf is six and he and Billie are just as close as we are. How did you two meet, was it ‘love’ at first sight? M: Our children went to the same day care center, that’s where we met. J: It was an instant girl crush, really. M: When we met it was like we had known each other for years. We naturally jumped into each other’s lives, just like that. What makes your friendship special? J: Humour is very important. We find each other incredibly funny. And ourselves. (Joosje chuckles). But what’s really special about our friendship is how everything just flows between us. M: That’s right, no fuss. We‘re completely at ease when we’re together. J: We both have a laissez-faire attitude. It also shows in how we raise our children. Which revolves around a lot of love, moderate control, but also playfulness and creativity. M: It’s all about setting clear boundaries, while also giving them lots of freedom. J: I want my son to believe in himself, to know that he can handle the world. I want him to feel he is free to go his own way. M: Billie and Raf are quite the characters. It’s funny to see they have the same energy as us. J: They call themselves brother and sister. Obviously, we hope they stay pals forever. We can totally imagine Raf picking up Billie on his moped for a night out in town. That is our dream, really.