Eslyn Aru – Sista Gat Style

Coconuts are renown for their versatility. From deriving water, oil and milk to making body products and food, the humble coconut is capable of so many things. It is one of nature’s wonders that bring Eslyn Aru so much joy and it also exemplifies Eslyn’s own versatile traits – an entrepreneur, handicraft vendor, a busy mama, dance extraordinaire that welcomed Prince Charles in his 2018 visit, fashionista.



Eslyn Aru


I am 33 years old.


Where are you from?

I am from Ambae.



I am self-employed – I sell my products, such as coconut earrings, at the Handicraft Haos. I also know how to make soaps and body products.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to make coconut products. I also like listening to music and singing.


What do you aspire to do in the future?

It is my dream to have a little shop where everything is made of coconut!


How would you describe your style?

I like to look cool and dress according to the weather. Fashion gives me courage and it motivates me to feel good. The confidence I get from wearing cool clothes keeps my self-esteem up.


Where do you buy your clothes from?

All of my clothes are bought from the second hand shops in town.


Who influences your style?

My style has always been influenced by my friends and my kids.


What beauty products do you use?

I don’t do makeup. I believe being natural is just perfect for me. I buy my lipsticks at Healthwise and my daily perfume is Red Dior and my special occasion perfume is Lady Million.


Any fashion advice?

Don’t overdo yourself. Wear something you feel cool in. Be you and let your inner beauty speak for itself.

Photographer: Nicky Kuautonga

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This article was originally published in the March edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine 

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