In My Docs shine a spotlight on the very cool people who work in our stores and headquarters because they’re the ones who ‘live’ the rebellious, unique Dr. Martens brand … and of course, know how to seriously rock a pair of Doc’s.
Meet Ayelen, a sales assistant from our Rotterdam store… we sat down with her to talk style, her favourite place in Rotterdam, music and of course, Docs.
Hi! My name is Ayelen van Brummelen (instagram: mynameisayelen), I’m 25 years old and I recently moved to Rotterdam. I moved with my family because I’m working at the DM’s shop here, I’m very happy that I am a member of the Dr. Martens team! In my free time I like to take pictures for my Instagram account – I’m always thinking up new ideas for posts.
What Dr. Martens product are you wearing in your photo?
I’m wearing the Sinclairs, they’re definitely in my top 3 pairs of Dr. Martens. The removable zip is such a handy feature!
Tell us about your first pair of Dr. Martens:
I remember buying my first pair 2.5 years ago on Glamour Day at the Dr. Martens store in Kalverstraat, Amsterdam with my sister. It was a hard choice because I had to choose between the Capper and the Daria. Since it was my first pair, I chose the Capper boots. A few months later I bought the Daria boots so I was a happy woman. Unfortunately, I can’t wear them anymore because they are too small now.
How many pairs do I own? I always say that I don’t have enough but let’s say that I can’t count them on 2 hands or even 4…
How would you describe your style?
I don’t really have a particular kind of style. Every day I pick an outfit that fits with my mood. The most important thing is that my outfit is comfortable, otherwise it would drive me crazy! I always finish my look with Docs though.
What 3 songs are you listening to right now?
- Johnny Cash – Folsom prison blues
- Elvis Presley – Only the strong survive
- Janis Joplin – Summertime
What’s your favourite thing about the city you live in?
I really love the Erasmus bridge, every year on New Year’s Eve there is a huge firework show. And the best part is that I can see the bridge from my balcony, so I always know what I’m doing with New Year’s Eve!