I met him during my travels this summer in France. I was staying in a tiny village outside of Paris and he was living at the house I stayed at. We explored Monet’s garden together and something began to kindle. Back at the house he told me to put a record on and asked me to dance. It felt like old-fashioned romance and fireworks. We ended up spending the next two weeks together.
When I was 15, I had my first taste of freedom, as I concert-toured and sang my way through Australia that summer. My first break from a toxic environment that I’d been stuck in for the longest time. Even though it was just a short-lived summer, it was the happiest time of my life, for a very long time.
“I want to be remembered for my music. And personally for just being an open and transparent person to let other people feel that it´s okay to have issues.” In our sidewalk talk we have a deep conversation about signing to Republic, parents, her boyfriend, moving to LA, writing music, tattoos and mental illness.
“We have all been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticize. And when hit by unjustified hate, most of us take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about is not going to help anyone” Cult brand Diesel has adressed this important topic into their newest collection “Ha̶u̶te Couture” to expose the hate with irony and irreverence to reduce the power to cause harm.
“We are two hairstylists, coffee addicts and we have a obvious love for tattoos.” Jill and Sisi laughing out loud. “We have met each other while we were both teachers at a hairdresser academy in Amsterdam. 2 years ago we opened our own shop in the west side of Amsterdam, where we are specialized in bleaching and colouring the hair. Since we opened the shop we are pretty much inseparable.
You are already loved. It’s not something you get or feel. If you feel it, you are you” Wiwek Mahabal alias Wiwek is a Dutch DJ and music producer based in Utrecht, Netherlands. Known for blending electronic elements with tropical rhythms. In our sidewalk talk we talk about his childhood, the collaboration with Skrillex, signing to OWSLA, working with GTA and personal challenges.
If you ask me to describe the whole year and all things I learned during it I’d choose the word “responsibility”. It’s quite funny that the more the world develops nowadays and becomes more dynamic, the distance between a “kid” and an “adult”, “childhood” and “adulthood” becomes larger and the transition between them harder and more tangible.