1. Tell us something about yourself...
I’m Stephanie Velings, 26 years old and I was born in Eindhoven. I am a writer, a weight consultant and a public speaker. During my teenage years I’ve lived on Aruba and developed a severe eating disorder which lasted for nine years. After I decided to recover, I wrote a book about my experiences and what I had learned from it.
Keep It Simple; Stop Dieting, Start Living was published in Holland in September 2012 and will be published in the US this Spring. I am a determined and passionate person. I’ve always wanted to become some type of teacher and I’m working hard to achieve that position on a big scale. I’ve started working on my second book and I’m constantly improving my skills as a public speaker. 

2. What inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is actress Megan Fox, because she got me through a very difficult period of my life. Ever since, she has always given me a lot of strength whenever I needed it. Other inspirations are certain writers and public speakers in America who are experts on leadership and achieving success; such as Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, T Harv Eker and John C Maxwell. Books, videos and seminars are definitely great sources of inspiration to improve my own qualities and to stay focused on my ambitions and goals. 

3. How does fashion inspire you?
I'm actually not a fashion junky at all! I prefer to wear clothes that I really like, regardless if it's in fashion. So I don't follow trends. For that reason fashion doesn’t really inspire me a lot. However, I can say that Megan inspires me to put more effort into what I wear and the way I leave my house. She makes me want to take good care of myself in different ways. One of those ways is by being more aware of what clothes I put on and to try a little harder to create a nice outfit. Megan has definitely made me experiment more with make-up and nail polish. 

4. Can you describe your style?
My style is definitely casual or business. Casual will be jeans and a sweater or shirt in a bright color. Business will mostly be black and elegant. I feel comfortable with these styles and will probably always keep them. I don’t wear skirts or dresses often, but I will around summer time. I don’t like wearing accessories and will only wear them on special occasions. I do wear two rings, which have been given to me from loved ones. My make-up will be exactly the same nine out of ten times, but I do have those days that I feel like trying something new. Those days are mostly inspired 

by Megan.

5. My 'Get Inspired' quote is...

I have so many, but I think one of my favorites is:
“If you want to take the island, you’ve got to burn 
the freakin’ boats.” Anthony Robbins

Photography by Antonio Velings

Check out her blog Stephanie Velings and you can buy her book here !!