“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

Marie is a seamstress from Erakor Village. A mother of 7 children and a lover of flowers and bright colors, she loves to focus on the bright side of life and lives by the Bible quote – “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.” We are proud to celebrate Marie in this photo shoot at Erakor Jetty Wharf and Le Lagoon Golf Course.

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Marie Helen Alatoa




Where are you from?

I am from Erakor village

Tell us about your family?

I have been married to my dear husband for 33 years and we have 7 children, 6 daughters and a son.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love flowers. In my spare time I usually plant new flowers and take care of my beautiful garden. I also love watching Soccer because I used to play a lot when I was a young girl.

Where do you work?

I am a seamstress at the City Center Women in Business Association. I make mostly Dresses and shirts for both adults and kids. I love my job very much.


What do you aspire to do in the future?

I hope to have my own clothing shop one day.

What is a quote that you live by?

“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God” –Mathew 5:8

How would you describe your style?

I like to wearing bright and colorful fabrics, it makes me feel pretty and also makes me happy.


Who influences your style?

No one really, my style is influenced by what I feel confident in.

What beauty products do you use (including perfume)?

I love the Tropical Sun perfume.


Any fashion tips?

Always wear what you feel beautiful in.

What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?

Play as much soccer as you can because your knees won’t work the same forever.


Assistant: Umi Nompavos

Photographer: Nicky Kuautonga

Hair, nails and makeup: Lotus Day Spa

This article was originally published in the October edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post Life and Style magazine.