Hailing from Malekula and Emae, Becky is a student and secretary who loves to crochet and knit. Hailing from a family of musicians, Becky makes sure the people in her life bring her harmony and peace just the way music does. This photoshoot was done at Becky’s favorite café, The Playground, Port Vila’s newest and coolest café.
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Where are you from?
Proudly of Malekula and Emae descent.
What do you do?
I am a Computer Science student and I have just started working as a secretary for a business consultancy company.
Tell us about your family:
I have a big family who are filled with musicians. While I don’t consider myself as musically gifted as them, I do play a bit of guitar and I sing in church with my mother. When I’m at home, I perform concerts in the shower.
What do you do in your spare time?
If I am not YouTubing, listening to music or catching up on my TV series, I am probably in town window shopping or completing my knitting and crocheting projects at home. I crochet better than I knit and once I get into a project, I won’t stop until I finish. There is a lot of sitting around but the end result is very satisfying and fulfilling. I think most people associate crocheting and knitting with older women but they should – pun intended – take a stab at it and see for themselves how enjoyable it can be. So instead of shopping for expensive clothing items, I can make my own!
What do you aspire to do in the future?
I would love to travel more and have my passport tattooed with stamps from around the world .
How would you describe your style?
I’d call it modern and modest.
Modernly modest I guess *laughs*
Who influences your style?
I’m part of a few social media groups that are filled with girls from all over the world that come together to discuss the combination of modesty and fashion. I can say that they are the some of the few people who I look to. Another person is my mother who keeps me grounded with my style.
Where do you get your clothes from?
Most of the stuff I wear is from when I was studying in China and did online shopping. The clothes were affordable and my taste. In Port Vila, I buy my clothes from second hand shops and I am currently obssessed with Outlet 23 and try to find items at bargain prices.
What beauty products do you use?
For my hair I use Cantu Products, which are available at Headhunter or the Healthwise pharmacy. I also use Aelan Curls, which is a new local business.
I am not big on makeup but on the rare special occasion, I do use basic eyeliner and Nivea lipgloss. For my skin, I like to use Mama Joy Coconut Oil.
It’s important that the clothes you wear not only make you feel confident but are also comfy because comfort over style anyday.
Make sure to surround yourself doing things with people that do not bring negativity into your life. My life motto is: Protect your peace and I practice that every day.
What is something you wish you could be good at?
I support local designers and have no problem asking them to make clothes for me, but I wish I could be good at sewing so I could save even more money and make my own clothes that is not knitted or crocheted.
What is something you can’t do?
I have just realised I have never climbed a tree and it’s because I am scared of heights! So that’s something I can’t do.
What makes you laugh no matter what?
My little brother. He’s the funniest one in the family.
What is one goal you are determined to achieve in your lifetime?
I’d like to get to a point in life where I can give my parents anything they want or need.
Accessories provided by The Pearle Noire
Hair, makeup and nails: Lotus Day Spa
Photographer: Nicky Kuautonga
Stylist: Adonnai Varahu
This article was originally published in the December edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post Life and Style magazine