We love to shine a spotlight on the very cool people who work in our stores and head office because they’re the ones who ‘live’ the rebellious, unique Dr. Martens brand… and know how to seriously rock a pair of Doc’s of course.
Meet Kerensa from our Dr. Martens Amsterdam Kalverstraat Store. We spoke with her to find out more about her relationship with Dr. Martens, and her favourite things about the city she lives in…
For those who don’t know, what’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Kerensa but most people know me as Khaghee (pronounced as khaki) and I’m an employee at the Dr Martens store in Amsterdam. I’m a Surinamese Chinese born in Holland. In my spare time I keep myself busy filming and editing for my upcoming youtube channel (which you can find here). I will be posting day & night videos and behind the scenes videos of projects. I’m really into clothing and express my own style through Instagram.
What Dr. Martens shoes are you wearing in your photo?
I am wearing the Coralia 3-Strap boot in white.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style really diverse as I like to dress how I want or feel. I love comfy things so almost everything I wear is oversized. My favorite type of clothing are wide leg trousers. I’m really into wide leg or flared bottoms so you rarely find me in a skinny jeans. I also love co-ord sets; I think a matching fit is my go to look. My style icons are @Alealimay and @Rachelteetyler on Instagram.
Tell us about your first Dr. Martens:
I got my first pair of Dr. Martens about 6 years a go. It was the original 1460 black smooth and they are still in my closet. From then on I started buying a bit more but still really classic fits like the pascal and the 101. Since I work at Dr. Martens I have new favourites and I wear them almost every day at work that’s the Coralia and Zuma.
List three tracks you can’t get enough of:
1. Slow Wind – James Watss – James Watss is actually my boyfriend, a dutch signed artist. I’m really a fan of his music and am very supportive.
2. Link – K. Forest
3. Herside Story – Goldlink
What’s your favourite thing about the city you live in?
My favourite place to eat in Amsterdam is at Tjin’s toko. They provide the best Surinamese/Chinese food and also have an international grocery store which I love because I like all kinds of food. The best party to go to in Amsterdam is KLEAR. You can find me here every month having the most fun with all of my friends. It’s a place where people bring the most positive vibes and have the same music taste (mostly future beats). My friends are always busy working or doing their thing so when it’s time for KLEAR we always make sure we have the evening or the day after off.
And finally, what do you stand for?
What motivates me in life are really the people around me who share their passion and beliefs. People who know me know that I’m really a believer in being yourself and expressing yourself. I find it really important that people wear what they want to wear and aren’t afraid of wearing or being something that’s different. My friends and family are all hard working people that stand for something. I don’t really have a mantra but I would just say: DO YOU.
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