“I used to be a hippie-like backpacker and traveled the world. At some of my travels I made jewelry just for fun. After returning to Holland I started working as an assistant manager at bead shop Beadies. There I learned every trick in the book about jewelry making. Later on, my friend from the shop SHPPR gave me the opportunity to design jewelry for her shop. After that, I started working at the jeans store from a friend, where I had my own atelier. There I really started to design and create my own pieces. Mimi et Toi was born!