“I’m a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me,” is one of the most legendary lines in Maya Angelou’s famous poem. In 2018, our first sista to bring in the new year is Nash Law and she represents what it means to be a phenomenal woman.
With her short blonde hair and colourful clothes, Nash is not shy to push the boundaries. And yet, she remains authentic and true to herself – Nash is a proud mother, a career woman, an island girl, a lover of African dance and fashion and embraces life wholly with its ups and downs.
Shot at Mele Beach, Nash styled herself with a calm, can-do attitude despite never having modelled proffesionally before. Thank you Nash for letting us celebrate you!
I am in my thirties
Where are you from?
Raga Island. My mum is from the West Coast and my dad is from the East Coast of Pentecost.
What do you aspire to do in the future?
Hmmm that’s an interesting question! Well I have a lot of dreams like any other Sista… but I’d love to share my love and passion of African Dance.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
My spare time is all about spending quality time with my other half, my lil baby girl LAW. She likes playing football (which may seem a bit weird for a girl but she only has a cousin brother to play with) and I like to put some music on and dance with her. Oh….did I mention how much she loves to dance haha! We also like to spend our Sunday afternoons walking along the beach.
What did you study?
I studied Economics and Management at the University of New Caledonia.
How would you describe your style?
That’s another interesting question… I don’t have any particular style. I always wear whatever I feel most comfortable with and I like all things colorful and vibrant that go with the dark tone of my skin.
Where do you buy your clothes from?
I don’t have any favorite shops in mind. If I see a certain type of clothing that I like and have the chance to buy it, then why not! It could either be in a boutique, Chinese shop or even a second hand shop, I really don’t mind to be honest.
Personally I like to think of myself as a stylist, I often go through my siblings or my parent’s wardrobes and take any clothes I like, then later do some magic with it and voila! Yes that’s my new outfit! haha!
Who influences your style?
Honestly, I have my own way of thinking and every now and then I like to experiment with certain outfits. That being said, I definitely like the African style!
What beauty products do you use?
Okay guys, I swear that shooting for Sista Gat Style is the second time I’ve worn that much makeup in my entire life!
Generally I only use coconut hair butter for my hair and when it comes to skin products I mostly share baby oil with my daughter. Otherwise, I don’t use that many oil products for my skin simply because as a dark skinned person, our skin has its natural way of producing its own body oil.
Any fashion advice?
Well I just would like to say that no matter your age, each Sista is original with her own unique style – whatever you dress up in or however you do your hair, just own your beauty!
So be your own kind of BEAUTIFUL Sista!
Photography: Nicky Kuautonga
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This article was originally published in the February edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine