February 2015 Monki Friends

Meet Marawa

Marawa is a hoola hooper, roller skater and world record holder who travels the world performing and teaching her art. #Dreamgirl? Yeah, we think so too.



Marawa the Amazing
You’re a world record holding hoola hooper - where did you start out?

It isn’t something people usually think you go to university to study but I actually have a degree in Circus Arts! I majored in flying trapeze and hoola hooping.


Is this the first campaign you’ve been the star of?

I have been in a few campaigns but none as big as this. I really feel like I understand and share Monki’s values and message.


We feel that way too! How would you describe a typical Monki girl?

A Monki girl is a smart, active person who likes to get things done. She knows her own style and isn’t afraid to play around with bright colours or patterns.


Marawa the Amazing & Mapei
What is #monkistyle to you?

It is feminine and comfortable – but not at all boring or sensible. #monkistyle is strong and memorable.


You and Mapei have been friends for a long time- what is her best quality?

Her determination. She has worked so hard to be where she is today and when you hear that album it is 100% her. She made no compromises.


What are you most proud of from your own career?

My world record! It was so hard to do. It took me almost two full years to achieve. But it was worth it in the end.





White Rinda Shirt

This white shirt is a total classic and it’s something that really suits me as I wear a lot of high-waisted trousers.




Kimomo jeans

For jeans that are 100% cotton they are a lot more flexible than you’d imagine! You can dress them up in heels, or down in sneakers.




Camilla denim jacket

This is perfect for London when it’s supposed to be getting warm but it’s cold and you still want to look good. It’s also got great pockets.