Lonneke Engel (born June 14, 1981 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is a Dutch fashion model living in New York City with her husband Dirk and her dog Vito. Discovered at age 13 by photographer Bruce Weber, some of her first clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess?, Ralph Lauren and Chanel. She is a Certified Health Counselor, and founder of Organice Your Life®.


Lonneke is mostly known for her work for Ralph Lauren. She has worked for him for 15+ years, including an exclusive 6 year contract. Since 1995, Lonneke has continuously been working in the top of the fashion industry, by doing many high-profile exclusive campaigns for different brands and magazines. Besides her contract with Ralph Lauren, she also has had multiple other contracts including a 3 year exclusive with Covergirl cosmetics, and a multiple year contract with Anais Anais by Cacharel. Her career includes work for different Vogues, Elle, Marie Claire,  Elizabeth Arden, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Clarins, Bobbie Brown, Wolford, BMW to name a few. She has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Lonneke has retired from modeling in 2012 after a very successful career of 18 years in the fashion industry.After suffering from a burnout in 2012-2013, she now focuses mainly on her love for writing, and supporting others, including the artists Mano Macchiato. Her published work includes most of the the articles on Organice Your Life® and her returning column on the website of Dr.Oz & Dr. Roizen: She is in the process of writing her first children’s book and her first Organice Your Life® cookbook. Lonneke focuses on special projects that most of all, promote eco-conscious & healthy living.

Organice Your Life

Lonneke Engel founded Organice Your Life ® in 2008, after she graduated as a Certified Health Counselor. She started a blog with daily updates including beauty & green living tips, recipes and other stories about her life as a successful top model traveling the World. Soon enough a few of her model friends started to show interest and joined her on to share their lifestyle choices. Organice Your Life ® has been growing every since. It is now the no.1 website to get inspired to Organize your life in an Organic & Nice way.

Go to Organice Your Life
'Never settle for anything less than amazing'

- Lonneke Engel -

Vito the Dog

Vito The Dog

Lonneke & her husband Dirk adopted rescued bullterrier Vito in the Netherlands, in February 2013. Abandoned by his family and left in a squad-house, adopted and returned two times, this then 9 year old dog was the living example that you have to keep a positive attitude. Vito turned out to be the most loving dog in the World. He  has been a great support to Lonneke during her recovery from a burnout. Vito now spends his days accompanying Lonneke & Dirk everywhere they go. Near the end of 2014 Lonneke will publish Vito’s inspiring story in the form of a children’s book.

Meet Vito the Dog
'You're never too old to start living your best life ever'

- Lonneke Engel -

Mano Macchiato

Mano Macchiato is a creation of the Dutch brothers Pim and Dirk Verest. The Verest brothers grew up between leather and art. They combined the two and nowadays they hand-finish leather through self-taught methods. Their technique requires surgical precision, incredible patience and immense attention to detail. In 2014 Lonneke Engel signed the Verest brothers under her artist agency Mea Vota and brought them to New York City to introduce the United States to the art of Mano Macchiato.

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'Consume Less, Live More'

- Lonneke Engel -