This November we celebrate the beautiful and talented Jesintha Tari! Hailing from the island of Ambae, Jesintha is a quiet yet confident young woman filled with a firing passion for fashion. She is self-employed and teaches sewing classes with her mother who is the base of her inspiration with fabrics and a sewing machine! She believes that having a love for fashion can be a way to stand out of the crowd!
Jesintha’s business, Woi2 creations, is well known in Port Vila. She showcased her designs earlier this year at the Vanuatu Made Fashion Show, an initiative for local designers to come together and celebrate their work.
Make sure to check out her Facebook page, Woi2 creations, to see her beautiful designs and place your orders.
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My name is Jesintha Tari
I am 23 years old
Where are you from?
I come from the island of Ambae
Tell us about your family?
I come from a small family of five. However, my father passed away back in 2014 and now we are living with our beautiful mother.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
During my spare time, I like to read and help my mother around the house.
What do you study? Do you work?
This year I am not studying but hopefully next year I will continue in my program. I am self-employed, I sew and conduct sewing classes with my mother.
What do you aspire to do in the future?
I would like to have my own fabric and clothes shop in the future.
What is a quote you live by?
I live by the saying, “Lord, I commit my plans to you and trust you to guide my path”.
How would you describe your style? Why do you like fashion?
I like to describe my style as fantastic, beautiful, neat, suitable to any one and comfortable when worn. Fashion is my utmost passion because there’s so many choices. For example, you can have matching styles, this is a perfect way to stand out in a crowd. I love this as it allows me to express myself with the different styles of clothing I sew.
Who influences your style?
My main influence is my mother. She influences me in many ways, in particular with the designs of clothes we sew together. Social media also influences my sewing passion.
What beauty products do you use?
The beauty products I like to use are Dive advanced care, shining Aloe Vera polisher and the perfume Eau De Parfum Paris.
Any fashion tips?
My fashion tips are:
- Plan it out
- Seek out stylish inspiration
- Always step out of your comfort zone
What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
I would describe myself as talented, humble and eager.
What does being a woman mean to you?
Being a woman to me is a big blessing because women can be as powerful and assertive as men when they are determined to complete or carry out a task. Women can be fragile but compassionate. Women are able to overcome any challenges they face when they believe in themselves and fight for what they want. And that is just some of the many qualities of a woman but the list goes on. I am proud to be a woman.
Photographer: Starlight Photography
Assistant: Sharon Nicholls & Elsie Molou
Featured Designer: Woi² creation
Location: Chantillys on the Bay
This article was originally published in the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine edition.