“Ruby red of course, haha.. It’s the color of the heart, warmth, fire, passion, depth, femininity, love and making love. Blue, because it reminds me of freedom and calm, it’s an opposite of Ruby Red. And it speaks to the queen in me”.
She often uses the colors in her art. The first premiere dress she wore was a blue dress – Royal Blue, to be precise. It was the premiere for her internship. Her first musical ever. It was called ‘Flashdance’. She played a role and sang solo. She was so proud of herself doing that, so she choose DAIR design to make a blue dress with a long tail on it. It was showing herself and others:
She doesn’t need to force it to activate her creative mind. She has noticed that it comes spontaneous when she is in a creative process or on stage. She lets herself go, doesn’t give herself boundaries and then she noticed she starts to fly. She often surprises herself, it makes her happy, because at those moments she gets to know herself even more and feels that she still grows as an artist.
If she could change a thing in the entertainment industry she would take away the fear. Especially the fear people have that are financing the artists. The fear that the visitors would see a new talent
they never saw before, or that maybe the skin-color of a performer wouldn’t be accepted. The fear that the show is too much, that the clothes are to edgy, or rare. This is art. The word doesn’t contain fear. She is acting, dancing, singing and modelling because she can express her creativity. That means when people go to our show, we can drag them into our creation. That can be a simple one, but it’s still our imagination. If we don’t let ourselves go and reproduce the last success we had, we live in fear.
Fashion is part of her creativity. We can say so much with the way we dress. And that’s why she combines fashion with her art whenever she performs and in daily life.
“Let’s say that I don’t joke until I’m on that carpet! Haha The red carpet means play time. Trying on new designs, flirting with the camera. That’s a moment of fun, so I use it! Choose something you love to wear and feel confident in.”
What does the design, fabric and colour means to you? A fashion icon means to her, somebody that inspires you throughout their fashion.
Meaning, what she said before. The design, fabric and colour are a part of you, because of the way you choose it. It’s hard for her to tell what she would never wear because she sees a second chance in everything. Even in ballerina shoes and socks with sandals.
There is not really a difference in her personal style and when she is working. Except for when she get dressed by somebody else for a play. But when she chooses herself, there is always a part of her in it. If she could design a piece it would be a dress or a jacket. They are both so powerful and not to be missed in your wardrobe she says.
She is very proud to say that she started working with DAIR from its first baby steps. When she wears a DAIR piece she feels confident and classy. Because we often create a design that she wears together it feels like she is wearing her favourite candy.
“Friendship is knowing each other, knowing what are weak and the strong spots of each other. Odair knows me from the inside out, so when he creates something for me it’s often what I wanted to see. I just fill in the details”.
He used almost everybody that helped him to build up DAIR design. DAIR design was official. To her it already was, but at that moment also for the rest of the world. The show was powerful and strong, because of all the people he used to develop it.
“That’s Odair. He walks proud, never forgets his own strength, but fearless and that’s why he can work with everyone!”