Aureline is from the biggest island in Vanuatu and is a young woman with big ambitions to progress Human Rights. A mother and an independent woman in her own right, Aureline works for the South Pacific Community as a PPAC (Pacific People Advancing Change) Officer. A very humble and sophisticated lady, she believes that the future depends on what she does today. She got her fashion sense from her mother and encourages others to dress however they feel best. Aureline is also a big believer that EVERYONE DESERVES LOVE AND RESPECT!
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Where are you from?
South Santo, Ypayato Village.
Tell us about your family?
I am a mother to my ten year old daughter as well as taking care of my dear niece. I come from a family of six siblings and am currently in a de-facto relationship.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hobbies?
I spend time with my daughter and niece and I also love to watch movies.
What do you study? Do you work?
I studied Law at Emalus Campus here in Port Vila and I am currently working for the South Pacific Community (SPC) as a PPAC Officer in the Human Rights and Social Development Division (HRSD) for Vanuatu.
What do you aspire to do in the future?
I aspire to be an advocate and break the silence on human rights issues.
What is a quote that you live by?
“The future depends on what you do today.” – Ghandi
How would you describe your style? Why do you like fashion?
Simple and elegant.
Who influences your style?
Definitely my mother.
What beauty products do you use (including perfume)?
My beauty products are very simple and affordable. I use Vaseline Therapy Lip balm
And black mascara and that’s pretty much it.
Any fashion tips?
Be yourself, wear what you feel good in, not what someone tells you to.
What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Able, Honest and Reliable.
What is something you love about yourself?
I love my personality because I love and respect everybody regardless of their background or where they came from or what their story is. Everyone deserves love and respect.
What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?
Listen to your elders, they know more about life than you do. They can guide you.
Make-up: Hair & Body Shop
Photographer: Nicki Kuautonga
Assistant: Umi Nompavos
Designer: Anna Issachar
About Designer: Anna Issachar
Anna came to Vanuatu at the age of two from Fiji with her parents who were missionaries in 1966. Designing for the past 30 years, Anna started out by designing clothes for her first born daughter. Issachar has always loved to dress up, so she started designing clothes that she wanted to wear that she couldn’t find in Port Vila.
Soon other women showed interest in what she was wearing and began to ask her to make them clothes. Before she knew it she had a booming little business and opened up her own shop next to where she lives. She says she does not have a particular aesthetic as her designs are all quite diverse. She also looks around at what’s trending, takes it and adds her own flare to it. Her brand is currently called ‘Anna’s Creation’ but she is officially changing it to ‘Anna Couture’.
Anna was one of the fashion designers from the ‘Yumi Gat Style’ – Vanuatu Fashion show last year where she demonstrated her expertise in fashion design.
If you like what you see on the model, Anna’s shop is located in Freswota 4, contact her on +678 777 333 43.
This article was originally published in the Vanuatu Daily Post’s March 2022 Life and Style magazine edition.