At the heart of the design process is always the wearer. Whilst we begin each design process by various shapes and themes that inspire us, our design ethos is always that of wearability. We ask ourselves if each piece will not just flatter the wearer, but also complement her daily life. The women we always keep in mind are those with a mile long to-do list: a woman with both grit and grace, one who embraces all aspects of her personality – the multi-hyphenate.
Meet Aarika – the ultimate multi-hyphenate du jour. In sunny Singapore this lady runs a business, is a singer in a band, mother of two and does all that with the most bad-ass sense of style. This girl-crush is not over.
We had a moment with her to ask 10 most pertinent questions:
Chocolate or chips? CHOCOLATE!
The last song I hit ‘play’ on was… Erykah Badu’s “On & On”
My 3 most prized possessions are… I’m guessing saying my Children count as two and my Husband the third one, doesn’t count? Also they aren’t technically my possessions 🙂 So it would have to be: My engagement ring, my grandmother’s wedding ring and old photographs I have from my childhood.
My guilty pleasure is… KARAOKE-ing!
Every woman should own… A piece of jewellery that she loves and can wear every day
Every man should own… A well-cut suit
My greatest style regret is… 3/4 pants. URGH!
I would steal… Sleep
If I had to invite 5 people to dinner, they would be… Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mili Brown, Ryan Gosling and Kevin (my husband)
The key to life is: finding out what you’re good at and using it to serve the people around you. It will give you fulfilment and it’s what will make you happy.
It’s confirmed… we love her.
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Perfectly imperfect. I spent a lot of my youth and early adulthood comparing myself to the beautiful people I saw on TV or in glossy magazines, and spent an immeasurable amount of time thinking I wasn’t good enough despite being brought up with the mantra “beauty isn’t skin deep”. The truth is it’s impossible to feel confident 100% of the time. There are down days (more often than we like) but they need to happen so that we can feel the victory of overcoming them. I used to hate the lines on my hands. Everyone who saw them would go on about how rough they were, or how complicated or worrying my life must be, or asked how much housework I did 😒 – all things that make a girl feel like a million bucks. I don’t know when I decided that I love my hands but I’m glad I came around because they’re mine, and there’s only one of me. We spend so much of our lives wanting to be special and one of a kind, when in truth we already are. So embrace the things that make you feel imperfect. They’re the very things that make you beautiful. 💫
Some of Aarika’s staple rings: