The first of our #monkistylecrew Instagram winners, Sarah E, is one radicool Monki babe/scientist. She’s brave, outspoken and we love why she loves Monki.
25 but in my mind 55 (I am an old Soul)
Indonesia, but currently in Netherlands studying for my Masters in Drug Innovation
Speaking of spirit, what does being a Monki Original mean to you?
A Monki Original is someone who is brave enough to have convictions about what they believe in, and doesn’t care what people think of them. It’s about just going for it! In whatever path you choose.
Describe your #Monkistyle in 5 words:
Radicool, Striking, Bold, Bohemium, Fun
Favourite song to dance too:
Outkast – Hey ya.
Favourite hobby/pastime/chillaxing yoga pose:
Hiking. I remember one time I was travelling solo through Turkey and hiked through The Lycian Way, after 3 days I ended up in an area called Kayakoy Beach which is crazy beautiful. After enduring much pain and feel a little bit lonely for days, you some how end up somewhere beautiful.
I also love cats a lot! I can watch cat videos for hours and I’m in heaven.
Tell us a little bit about where you come from:
I come from a city called Bandung in Indonesia. All I can say is that Indonesia is the place where you want to grow old. Lovely people, amazing food, beautiful nature – what more can you ask for?
In five words what makes you who you are:
Life, laughter, love, listen, let go.
What do you <3 about Monki:
Monki enables us to show who we are without having to speak. Monki enables us to express ourselves and be ethical, without sacrificing mother earth.
What are the big issues facing babes like you today:
Body positivity. I am so glad that so many people are raising awareness about body positivity lately. The word fat does exist, and it’s not an insult. I’ve never been fit in the definition of thin, but I’m cool, I’m proud of myself, I love myself. At the end of the day it’s your personality and your confidences that matters. So ladies, love yourself more.
I myself have never been able to figure out what feminism is. As George Carlin says, ‘Men are from earth. Women are from earth. So deal with it!” We’re all equal and so we all deserve the same opportunity and options.
Best advice you’ve ever been given:
My friend was dealing with heartbreak early this year and so I said to her, “Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet to help you. To hurt you, to leave you and to love you in order to move you into the person you were meant to become. So be happy.”
Fave thing about Monki’s Spring 16 collection:
I’m literally screaming over Monki’s spring collection. So goooood! All those beautiful patterns … arrgggh! All those striking colours! #hyperventilating!