For Vanuatu’s Independence month, we celebrate the gorgeous Rose Molsir who is a proud young Ni-Vanuatu woman hailing from Pentecost and Ambae island.
Rose is passionate about the betterment of her beloved country and is an aspiring Economics Analyst who hopes to work for the government to help find ways on how Vanuatu can improve its economy and standard of living. In her everyday life, Rose lives by the Bible verse: “Pray and have faith, be thankful and trust the Lord. He has a plan and purpose for you.” – Philippians 4:6, 7, 8.
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Where are you from?
I am from Pentecost and Ambae Island.
Tell us about your family?
I am an only child. My Dad is from a village called Vanmelang, located in the Central part of Pentecost Island and my Mother comes from the Eastern part of Ambae Island, in a village called Loqirutaro. My parents are my number one supporters in life, they support and encourage me to put God first before everything else, focus on my studies and prioritize my time wisely.
My other family members and friends are also great supporters in my life, they remind me to be thankful, appreciate how far I’ve come, continue moving forward, focus and enjoy life as much as I can.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
During my spare time I like watching cooking shows on instagram and Youtube, exploring dessert recepies and trying them out. Three Youtube cooking channels that I would recommend are: Cupcake Jemma, Preppy Kitchen and Tasty.
I am also a big fan of movie series. My all time favorite series would be Friends, All American and Manifest.
What do you study?
I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus, majoring in Accounting and Economics. I have recently done a part-time job at eTech Vanuatu Ltd in Port Vila which has enabled me to gain experience and build up my skills and knowledge towards my career.
What do you aspire to do in the future?
I want to become a professional in my dream career – an Economics Analyst. I hope to work for the Vanuatu Government to help find various ways on how our country can improve and deal with its economy and standards of living.
What is a quote that you live by?
“Pray and have faith, be thankful and trust the Lord. He has a plan and purpose for you.” – Philippians 4:6, 7, 8.
How would you describe your style?
My style is very simple, my daily look would be a t-shirt and a skirt or jeans, then work on my hair, attempting to slay these edges. I love wearing island dresses tailored by our local handicraft mamas, as it is a dress well known and unique for us Ni-Van women.
I love fashion because I love seeing designers get creative and create beautiful art work. I am proud that many Ni-Van designers and tailors are showcasing their skills and ideas that make them stand out and make them known for their designs and hard work.
Who influences your style?
I dress up according to how comfortable I feel with my mood or with the weather we’re having. For my hair styles, there are two YouTube channels that I love; By Candice Jones and Caramel Coils, they have inspired me with different hairstyles and how to take care of my natural afro. I would also recommend Aelan Curls, I have seen many positive feedbacks from girls and boys that are rocking their natural curls with this product.
What beauty products do you use?
I like using the Vaseline, Nivea or Dove body lotion, as it moisturizes my skin well. My everyday routine would be Hair Food pomade for my hair, gel for my edges, Vaseline body lotion, deodorant and perfume (optional) but I do love vanilla scent perfumes. For wash days, I use coconut Palmolive Naturals shampoo and conditioner.
Any fashion tips?
To anyone out there that is interested in fashion I’d say go for it! Be creative, be bold, step outside of your comfort zone and broaden your knowledge on your fashion interests.
What does being a woman mean to you?
First thing that comes to my mind about being a woman is having that responsibility, that role to take care of myself but also for my family. Everyday prayer for guidance, mercy and blessing over my family and friends is a very important factor in my life as a woman. Being a woman to me also means taking care of my mental and physical well-being. Standing up for myself, having a voice to share my ideas and views towards society and having self-respect and honoring my values.
What does being a Ni-Vanuatu mean to you?
I am blessed and proud to live in this independent and peaceful country. I am proud that we are a member of the Melanesian Pacific Island group. We embrace our culture as our identity, which makes us unique from the rest of the world. I am also proud to know my culture from Pentecost and Ambae as I believe it represents my identity as a Ni-Vanuatu citizen.
What is something you love about yourself?
I love that I stand true to what I believe in: my faith in our almighty Father. I know that in any circumstances the Lord will always be by my side.
Photographer: Niki Kuautonga
Assistant: Umi Nompavos
Make-up: Hair & Body Shop
Designer: Rosana Kiel
About the Designer:
Rosana Kiel is a 23 year old upcoming designer. Originating from the island of Tanna. She began designing 3 years ago, she started off by drawing designs and then later brought them to life.
Inspired by her father who is a graphic designer, Rosana describes her aesthetic as a mixture of both Vanuatu culture and her home provincial culture.
Still discovering her brand name, Rosana aims to start her own fashion design business and set up her own boutique – a young woman with big dreams!
If you like what the model is wearing, you can contact Rosana on 763 5034
This article was originally published in the Vanuatu Daily Post’s June 2022 Life and Style magazine edition.