Wendy Buiter is a celebrated Dutch contemporary artist, known for her playful, fashion-inspired artworks that depict powerful women who exude sophisticated style, innate beauty, and irresistible confidence.
Inspired by fashion photography, haute couture, and modern aesthetics, Wendy unites her appreciation of cosmetics, Art Deco, fine jewelry, and vivid color, to create unique, fashion-forward art.
She is also one of the most ambitious and driven women I know. Next to running a successful business, she’s a single mother of two children, including a son with special needs.
Tammy: What were you put on this Earth to do? In other words, what’s your life’s purpose?
Wendy: Create and do things in a certain way that others will appreciate.
Tammy: What role does your work play in your life? How does it embody your values?
Wendy: My work is my life, my life is my work.
Tammy: What message would you like to give to other women?
Wendy: If you want to do something, do it, do it in your own particular way, and let your intuition guide you. Don’t hold back, go for it. And dream big.
Tammy: Tell us about your relationship with clothing? What do you think about the act of get dressed? What role does clothing serve for you? Does it hold a certain meaning or significance?
Wendy: I love to dress up! 🙂 Unfortunately working from home doesn’t really require a stunning outfit, so therefore I create my own show by doing photoshoots with my artworks! I love to select outfits that are in the middle of glamour and conservative, finding that sweet spot.
Tammy: How has your relationship with clothing changed throughout your career?
Wendy: As a director of a cosmetics staffing agency, I always dressed to the nines. As an artist, I’m definitely more casually dressed. Also wearing less makeup. Even makeup-less days!
Tammy: Describe an outfit of yours that makes you feel like Wonder Woman when you wear it.
Wendy: Oh I have many fabulous dresses! I would say my perfect Wonder Woman outfit is a dress that is made of high-quality, plain fabric, like wool(mix) or silk(satin) with a high neckline. It has 3/4 fitted sleeves, and ends just on the knees. Some interesting details — like a bow, buttons, cape, color or something that gives it a unique touch — make it a head turner.
And chic, perfect high heels, for example pumps by Aquazzura or Louboutin.
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