DREAM SISTER | THEA BLOCKSIDGE
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We first knew of Thea through her incredible label TLC. Now we share memories of California together, driving out to scary middle of know where's then finding ourselves at the Palm Springs Ace Hotel.  

Full name:

Thea Charlotte Graham Blocksidge 

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

Work is keeping mind and body active to better your world and world around you. 

I make art, textiles and clothing using found materials. I am also a stylist. 

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

Living on a houseboat under the Californian sun 

 

How do you unwind?

By the sea reading, yoga, long baths, cooking 

 

How do you wind up?

Dancing 60sBoogaloo

 

What can friends count on you for?

Big love 

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

Essential. 

Women open heartedly working with one another (not against) and embracing their divine feminine selves... An exchange of support, encouragement, understanding and wisdom. 

 

What does your dream house look like? 

 

I'd like to create a home made of little Spanish style pods - adobe brick walls with built-in lounges, arched doorways and large windows up on a hill near the ocean surrounded by native trees and food bearing plants, loft levels throughout with big circle windows and viewing decks on top, breezy and open with old Persian rugs, big cushions, draped curtains...pathways of antique tile remnants shipped in from Marrakech joining the pods and a communal courtyard in the centre with a salt water pool, clay oven and a large bench table for meals under the sun and stars with my loved ones. 

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

Whole baked local fish 

 

Favorite food? 

Fresh herbs for their magical abilities to make anything and everything delicious! 

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

Some of my most treasured pieces I found in an old wooden box at my beach house on Stradbroke Island. The house has been in my family since my dad was a boy and this box preserved the holiday outfits of my grandparents, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world uncovering these special family belongings that perfectly embodied a wonderful time in their lives mid 1960s/70s. A red two piece linen suit with blue and white stripe details and matching boating hat that belonged to my grandfather and a rainbow bikini set with matching rainbow hotpants that belonged to my grandmother are some pieces I still wear today. 

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul? 

 

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Balance

Optimism

Nue au soleil  

Nature swims no matter the season

 

Your most memorable holiday?

My most recent holiday that will always stick in my mind was last October, I met my sisters in Costa Rica where Lydia had been living. We rode the bus San Jose to Osa Peninsula - one of the worlds most biodiverse regions - to stay remote beachfront in a traditional bamboo house. A small surfing retreat occupied the same property and luckily it was the off season with nobody in sight, boards were a free for all and the three of us spent days surfing the gentle waves out front over spotted stingrays and sea turtles until the torrential rains came over and forced us in. Afternoons spent laying listening to the rain falling on the grass roof and the distant calls of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws. It was a very grounding and comforting place to prepare for my next chapter in Los Angeles. 

 

Ocean or desert?

Ocean always, California's been a nice balance of both

 

Apertiff or digestiff?

Digestiff 

 

Sunrise or sunset?

Equally magic hours of the day 

 

Dance party or dinner party?

Dinner party into dance party 

 

Favorite smell?

Tibetan Sal Dhoop

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Pile of books I'm slowly reading 

Lamp

Oil burner 

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

Simply the best 60s 

 

What are you listening to now?

Always reggae golden era

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth? 

Speak many different languages  

Make art to help fund nature conservation and preservation 

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DREAM SISTER | LUCY CORBIT
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Lucy kindly welcomed us to LA with a big heart and stories of her relatives psychic experiences and astrology calanders. Thanks for being a friend across the ocean. 

Full name: Lucille Corbit


What does work mean to you and what do you do?

I work for a shop called Courtyard LA, and I would be here all day if I tried to describe exactly what I do.  I know that for a lot of people work ethic comes from passion and interest in what they’re doing, and while I am currently lucky enough to have a job that I love and find extremely fulfilling, for me work has always been about putting in 110% and being proud of myself no matter what.

I think that especially with social media being the huge force that it is right now, women in particular are made to feel like if their job isn’t cool or impactful then it’s not worth much. Sometimes you’ve got a shit job, but working hard and supporting yourself is something you should always be proud of. Having a career you love takes hard work, but it’s also an immense privilege and I think you can really only get there in a real way if you hold space to respect both your own work ethic, as well as that of those around you regardless of how interesting it may be to you. Remembering this allows us to get where we want to be without losing our minds or stepping on other people to get there.

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

It hasn’t come true yet, but my birthday is in a few weeks and I think we’re going to a farm to play with baby pigs.

 

How do you unwind?

With a hot bath.

 

How do you wind up?

With a cold bath.

 

What can friends count on you for?

I’m always hungry so I always have snacks and am always down to go get food.

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

To me sisterhood has a lot to do with communication and the power that comes with listening to one another. While it absolutely is a unifying word, it’s also one of difference in the sense that you may have 9 things in common with your sisters but that 10th piece you don’t share is where actual “sisterhood” begins. That’s when we get the chance to learn from others and see the way we operate from an outside perspective while still within a supportive and open framework. It’s important to remember that “sisterhood” can take a million different names and forms, and that it above all must create inclusive and constantly developing environments.

 

What does your dream house look like?

My mom has this recurring dream where she lives in a house that has this big room with all of her favorite books, movies, and albums in it- and she knows that they’re her favorites, but she hasn’t read, seen or heard any of them before. I think I’d really like to live there.

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

I really love cooking and I try to make new things all the time, but the one thing I think I’ve perfected is a really really good mac and cheese.

 

Favorite food?

I probably only eat cereal once every two to three years, but every time I do it’s amazing so I think maybe cereal. Cinnamon toast crunch if I had to pick one.

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

I have a sweater that belonged to my aunt who passed away that’s cropped off white angora and has little pearls along the neckline and I think I love it so much because it’s so completely not my style but I can see her wearing it when she was my age.


 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

I keep a lot of lists. Things that make me happy, things that make me cry, things that make my stomach hurt or my eyes feel weird. I try to be as aware of all my feelings as I can be so that I can be present in the choices I make.

 

Your most memorable holiday?

When I was in middle school the class would go on a short camping trip every year, and they were always science focused. When I was in 7th grade the teachers took the whole class on this little night walk out to the water and we all laid down to look at the stars. I walked next to this boy who I had a huge crush on and he held my hand the whole time and I just remember thinking it was the coolest thing in the world to have someone like you back.

 

Ocean or desert?

Ocean

 

Apertiff or digestiff?

Apertiff

 

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise

 

Dance party or dinner party?

Dinner party

 

Favorite smell?

Wet plants/dirt

 

What’s on your bedside table?

I don’t have one but I keep lip balm, a scrunchie, and a good sleeping t shirt on the floor next to my bed.

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

The Destiny’s child Charlie’s angels soundtrack and Blink 182 take off your pants and jacket. I bought them at the same time because I couldn’t borrow my sisters copies, and my cd player was shaped like hello kitty’s head.

 

What are you listening to now?

The podcast my favorite murder

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

I’d really love to feed and hang out with a baby giraffe. I’m sure I could think of a million more important and meaningful things, but I just think giraffes are the coolest.

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DREAM SISTER | ZEINA THIBOULT
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The first time we met Zeina, she strolled into our photo shoot in a huge heirloom fur coat and white go-go boots looking so fresh. Everything this babe touches turns to gold. 

Full name:

Zeina Geneivieve Thiboult

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

Well as of yesterday I am technically unemployed, but it feels damn good. Work is good for your independence and I think it's good to have some responsibilities and whatnot to keep you in line. I've had a bundle of jobs! In Australia I was going between cafe jobs and modelling but over here I have been involved in some more creative type projects whilst also being a salesperson in a glorified sex shop (they call it an erotic boutique). Specifically, my partner and I have been working together to rebrand some labels on a freelance basis. 

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

Having a penthouse apartment that overlooks Paris... straight up.

 

How do you unwind?

I guess anywhere between a glass of wine and a cigarette on my balcony to netflix and chill with my partner. 

 

How do you wind up?

Having something big to do! I always look forward to future travels or contracts which gets me really eager for the future.

 

What can friends count on you for?

Not checking my emails.

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

Fights.

 

What does your dream house look like?

90% windows.

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

Despite our apartment being so damn good our oven is currently out of order. lol. But in a metaphorical sense, if that is what you're asking, I am working on creating some advertisement campaigns for some brands over here!

 

Favorite food?

Vietnamese or Senegalese.

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

Ones that Australian labels send me for free. ;) 

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

Being in love, eating a shitload of chia, lin and sesame seeds and idk about soul, I figured that was the same as mind. 

 

Your most memorable holiday?

2015 - some nice guy shouted me a 2 week vacation in Melbourne (coming from Paris at age 18). He woke me up every single day with a block of Whittaker's peanut butter chocolate in bed and we would go off on weird adventures in your weird country in his Ford Falcon. That doesn't sound that wonderful when I write it down but I promise it was.

 

Ocean or desert?

Dessert ;)

 

Apertiff or digestiff?

Apertiff 

 

Sunrise or sunset?

I sleep too much, so the sunrise is more special to me becasue I see it like once a year.

 

Dance party or dinner party?

Dinner party which turns into a dance party and then finishes by midnight.

 

Favorite smell?

Washed clothes

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Will Smith - Big Willie Style (CD). My partner's puffer, a vanilla candle and a bottle of water. 

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

Tracy Chapman... I can't remember the title. 

 

What are you listening to now?

Tracy Chapman because I'm playing it for my partner. 

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Live in Japan for a bit and learn Japanese!

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DREAM SISTER | RAEAN MEDINA

Reane welcomed us in a big straw hat with a huge smile to her childhood and current neighbourhood, Los Feliz in LA. Raeane is an artist and works for an art school in her city. A special friend during our time in Cali who we hope to have more celebrity spying coffees with in the future. 

Full name: RaeAn Medina

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What does work mean to you and what do you do? To work is to commit to your passion. As an artist, I have to consciously remind myself to work everyday. Whether its sketching a doodle, mixing paints to discover a new shade of pink, or reading a poem - to work is to stimulate your mind in a way that will inspire you, make you more productive, and essentially contribute to your self-growth. 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?  I always dreamt of creating  a  platform where I can not only share my own work, but develop a community where artists who share a common lust for the arts can come together and share their work as well. I made that dream come true my creating Serious Boyfriend.

Painting by RaeAn Medina

Painting by RaeAn Medina

How do you unwind? With a margarita and good company. 

How do you wind up? A lot of cold brew.

What can friends count on you for? Making guacamole for the dinner party.

What does the word sisterhood mean to you? Sisterhood is accepting, supporting, and helping the fellow women in my life flourish. 

What does your dream house look like? A Spanish-style bungalow overgrown with ivy, tons of natural light, a garden, a large porch with a hammock, and a painting studio in the back. 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?  I probably couldn’tbake to save my life.

Favorite food? Chilaquiles

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why? This vintage ¾ sleeve baby pink beaded top from the 80’s. I  feel like it represents my personality the most accurately of any piece in my wardrobe.   

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul? Drinking sparkling water, eating fruit, doing yoga, making art, and surrounding myself with like-mindedpeople.

Your most memorable holiday?  Every time I get to go to New Mexico with my family.

Ocean or desert? I could never choose. I was lucky enough to grow up around both, and both are very special to me for their own reasons.

Apertiff or digestiff?   Apertiff because if champagne is involved, bet i'm going to pick champagne. 

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise because I never get to see it.

Dance party or dinner party? Dinner then dancing, duh.

Favorite smell? Earl gray tea  and fresh flowers. 

What’s on your bedside table? A “boy smells” candle, milk & honey by Rupi Kaur, a couple succulents, and lip balm.

The first album you ever bought is…? It was most likely Aaron Carter (yikes)

What are you listening to now?  Lots of Childish Gambino and Anderson .Paak 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth? See the world and have a family.

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DREAM SISTER | SISILIA PIRING

Whilst we were in California, we had the pleasure of working with talented photographer and all round clever babe, Sisiilia Piring.  Sisilia took us to her favourite park in Pasadena and we chatted about the beautiful worlds she creates that we get to live in with our eyes. 

Full name: Sisilia Piring

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

As a photographer work means seeing things a different way, from a different perspective, seeing beauty in the everyday ordinary things.

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

I think being able to make my passion of photography into a career has been the biggest dream come true.

How do you unwind?

Reading a book, listening to a podcast and spending a day outside in nature is one of my favorite ways to unwind.

How do you wind up?

Making a detailed action plan always winds me up.

What can friends count on you for?

My loyalty to those closest and dearest.

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

I think what I mentioned earlier about loyalty, being there for someone without judgement or without any selfish intention. Celebrating life and each other’s accomplishment.

What does your dream house look like?

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch home is the epitome of my dream house!

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

I don’t cook much these days as my husband is better in the kitchen than I am, but used to make a mean slow cooked Chicken and Thyme dish.

Favorite food?

Indonesian food is hands down my favorite. Peruvian and Italian are pretty up there too.

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

I’ve never met a jumpsuit I didn’t like. My favorite are linen jumpsuit. You’re basically set as it’s one piece, all you have to think about is what shoes to pair them with and you’re out of the door. Plus, they’re so extremely comfortable, especially when I’m on set working.

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

For me taking a few days off a month to just be outside in nature is an important balance for my mind and soul. The downtime, lack of internet, and change of scenery is what I need that to recharge. There are months where work is extremely busy and life demands doesn’t allow me to take a few days off, journaling and writing helps with the noise.


Your most memorable holiday?

So far it’s been our family trip to Zion National Park in Utah. I rented a house near the park and my Mom, brother, and his girlfriend was able to make the trip. It was so amazing to spend that time with them cooking, exploring, and bonding over our trip. Which we haven’t done all together since we were teenagers.

Ocean or desert? Desert.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.

Dance party or dinner party? Dinner party.

Favorite smell? Jasmine.

What’s on your bedside table?

Candle, jewelry, and my collection of straw hats piled on top of each other.

The first album you ever bought is…?

I honestly do not remember =/

What are you listening to now?

Like everyone else, I’m obsessed with Solange’s new album. Right now it’s summer in the states, so been listening to a lot of french music on Spotify and a lot of Lana Del Rey. She’s my summer anthem. My summer isn’t the same without Lana.

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Roadtrip through all 50 states and to be a grandma- which will be in a very long time from now, but that would be so amazing. I want to be that kooky grandma who just dresses in these crazy outrageous looking clothes and have super white hair and say things like “I remember when you had to drive yourself, now you have autonomous cars” hahaha!

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DREAM SISTER | ADRIANA GIUFFRIDA

Behind the lenses of everyones dreams is Adrianna from Pom's. We first noticed Poms when their fluffy pom pom earrings started bobbing around. Since, creator Adrianna has collaborated with Pared eyewear to make the Gatto sunnies! Looking at the world through these shades makes everyday fabulous whether it's riding in a convertible, sunbaking at the rave or just life. As well as all this, Adrianna is a Mama and has generously shared some of her life with us here. 

Full name: Adriana Francesca Giuffrida

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

To me, it means having the freedom to look after my little ones, fulfill my creative fantasies and having the lifestyle that I always dreamt of.

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

Creating a beautiful loving home and an exciting business. 

 

How do you unwind?

Cooking and eating food with a glass of wine watching a new TV series I'm obsessing over.

 

How do you wind up?

Attempting to change my little dudes clothes in the morning... 

 

What can friends count on you for?

A nice meal, a good time and a shoulder to cry on

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

Everything, there is nothing better than laughs / tears with your best sisters. 

 

What does your dream house look like?

3 Roslyn Street, Brighton - one day! 

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

Last thing I baked was a spiced pumpkin cheesecake, it was yum! 

 

Favorite food?

A close tie between Chocolate & ice cream.

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

My DRESS UP denim cape, it's from one of the first collections from Steph Downey and from a collection where I made my first ever accessory, which was a giant friendship band scarf. I'll never forget that collection and Steph is a dear friend. 

Also my SISTER lace up dress, cause it the most comfy! 

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

Is a glass or two of wine an acceptable answer?

 

Your most memorable holiday?

A 3 month sojourn to Europe me and the hubby did before the little angels arrived. We spent some amazing time in Italy and Paris, it was unforgettable and we made friends for life. 

 

Ocean or desert? Ocean!! 

Apertiff or digestiff? Aperitif 

Sunrise or sunset? Sunset

Dance party or dinner party? Dinner party w a dance party.

Favorite smell? Rose / tuberose / anything rosy 

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Books, magazines and kids toys

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

I was lucky to be the youngest of 5 kids with great taste, so i pilfered loads of classic 80's albums from them. But I think a Mariah Carey cd was the first I really bought for my own collection? 

 

What are you listening to now?

I'm loving old Outkast, erykah badu and fugees at the moment, as well as some trap music, to make me sound less old and more hip.. 

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Watch my kids grow up and fulfill their dreams and fall in love. Also to visit the northern lights, and id also love to see a flamingo in real life, in Mexico.  :) 

 

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DREAM SISTER | ROSE LEAHY

Rose is our very talented friend who shares our design aesthetic and appetite for pasta. Emma first met our dear friend Rose in 2008, both girls had moved from the country with big dreams of glittery life in the big smoke. Together they studied fashion at RMIT and shared many late nights working on folios and many afternoons skipping class to sun-bake by her pool. Skip forward a few years and Rosemary now makes our look books delectable and has been a big supporter of Sister from the start. A graphic designer by trade, when she's not travelling through cyber space, she's exploring far away places on earth. 

Full name: Rosemary Catherine Leahy

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

Work for me is an outlet to express my creativity; solve problems and be surrounded with like-minded people. I’m a communication designer, with a background in fashion.

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

Later this year I’m doing my dream trip through South & Central America with my best gal.

 

How do you unwind?

A glass of red, a cheese platter (I do a mean platter) and some giggles with my pals.

 

How do you wind up? ^see above question + plus a few more glasses.

 

What can friends count on you for? A good cup of tea and I mix a great punch.

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

Everything…. support, encouragement, laughter, loyalty. My mum has always said to me to surround myself with wonderful women and life will be grand, and I have some pretty incredible sisters in my life.

 

What does your dream house look like? It’s a stroll to the seaside, with a big veggie patch, high ceilings, a large wine selection and lots of loved ones drifting in and out.

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty? I love making vegan desserts. I make a yummy chocolate cream caramel slice…. I’m not vegan; but my logic is I can eat more guilt free haha!

 

Favorite food?

My nonna Rosa’s pasta with her red sauce.

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

My SISTER joy jumpsuit always makes me feel happy and my collection of vintage tees I’ve found throughout my travels. They remind me of the beautiful places I’ve been and the people I’ve met along the way.

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

Mind – alone time, Body – Pilates and Soul – a bowl of pasta and a glass of red.

 

Your most memorable holiday?

A few years ago I spent new years in Eaglehawk Neck / Tasmania with a big group of pals. Our days were spent swimming, sunbaking, hiking and fishing…the boys slept in the little beach shacks while the gals stayed in my girlfriends childhood home. It was such a magical way to bring in the New Year. Other places that will always hold a special place in my memory – Tulum for its dreamy beaches, sunset rose’s in the Cinque Terre, visiting the Valley of Kings in Egypt and bringing in my 21 st birthday at carnival in Rio.

 

Ocean or desert? Ocean with desert temperatures ;)

Apertiff or digestiff? I’m an afternoon aperitif kinda gal.

Sunrise or sunset? Sunsets

Dance party or dinner party? I love nothing more than hosting a dinner party (I’m my mother’s daughter) but definitely some post dinner dancing, always.

 

Favorite smell?

- The smell of my Nonnas/Mums pasta sauce cooking on the stove all afternoon.

- I kept my nonnas perfume bottles when she passed away a few years ago. She wore Dior – Dolce Vita, every time I open the cap I’m flooded with beautiful memories of her. I love that scents can transport you to a person, a time or a place.

 

What’s on your bedside table? A collection of jewels, hand cream and books.

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

5ive

 

What are you listening to now?

My favourite Murder podcast, my latest obsession… its sounds super heavy but these two gals are hilarious!

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Go to Italy with my Mum and visit her families’ town.

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DREAM SISTER | KIM LEWIS

 

Where do we even start with this woman! Kim stokes the fire that is Sister Studios. She is a beloved friend and the director of Welcome Creative, the sales and creative agency that is accountable for Sister Studios. Kim is the sweetest peach on the tree with an open perspective on all things, she is our voice of reason. Kim is the ultimate go to sister for a party night and can throw down the moves like no one else on the dance floor. 

Full name: Kimberley Jane Lewis

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

It has always been important to me to work in an environment where women are the leaders and the drivers of their own businesses, and I am thankful that I encounter this within my work everyday. I feel so lucky that my job schedule allows me to surround myself with some of the most driven and creative women that I know.

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

 Immersed myself in some of cities that I used to dream of as a kid.

 

How do you unwind?

Whether I am cooking a meal at home or going out for dinner with friends, good food and great company is my favorite form of therapy.

 

How do you wind up?

Dancing. Always.

 

What can friends count on you for?

A shoulder to cry on, a vino, a laugh and a serious boogie session

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

I do truly feel women are the driving force for change in this world. I think, right now it is especially important for us to be looking beyond our immediate group of sisters, because we are ALL connected and when we work together we will be an unstoppable force.

 

What does your dream house look like?

Loved ones, all my favorite foods, a fully stocked cellar, ocean, trees, warmth and a constant sense of calmness.

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

My secret chili recipe ;)

  

Favorite food?

Pasta.

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

The SISTER merino wool skivvies have been my lifesaver this winter. I literally layer them under and over everything!

I also adore anything my mum has handed down to me, as well as a couple of dad’s tees from the 70’s. I am a Cancerian so I cling to anything with meaning and that reminds me of home or loved ones.

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

I am currently trying to master meditation haha! I’ll also try to squeeze in yoga or a Pilates class when I can.

 

Your most memorable holiday?

Hiking in Guatemala and sipping coconut rum in Belize.

 

Ocean or desert? The ocean! I wish we would take better care of it 

 

Apertiff or digestiff? A spritz in the sunshine please.

 

Sunrise or sunset? Sunset

 

Dance party or dinner party? When does a dinner party not turn into a dance party?

 

Favorite smell? Mum’s house and eucalyptus

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Rose water, a handful of essential oils, my notebook and a pen.

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

Destiny’s Child – The Writing’s On The Wall

 

What are you listening to now?

A bunch of BBC podcasts including the ‘The Inquiry’, ‘Great Lives’ and ‘Desert Island Discs’.

SISTER mixes will always gets me in the mood for a boogie J

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Be more creative for my own personal enjoyment. Adopt a dog. Make the time to volunteer. Travel more with my love.

 

 

 

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DREAM SISTER | ELLIE KING

Back in the old days of Sister, we used to share a studio with Melbourne design heroine, Ellie King. Ellie's sassy ambition and all round hustling is contagious you just wanna share every possible Rose' and chicken & chips with her. 

Full name: Elena June King but call me Ellie

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

Work means making art and selling secondhand clothes

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

Having my own baby in the form of a dog called Coco

 

How do you unwind?

Drinking wine with my friends and going to the op shop to uncover some hot ticket items

 

How do you wind up?

Drinking wine with my friends and talking trash 

 

What can friends count on you for?

Some gossip and second hand presents 

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

Good women looking after each other and sticking together to achieve great things 

 

What does your dream house look like?

Something small and cosy with big windows and a great vegetable garden 

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty? 

Vegetable lasagne!

 

Favorite food?

1/4 chicken and chips

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

A pair of vintage high waisted wool woven cropped trousers that I wear pretty much every day.... 

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

Keeping busy with lots of projects on the go, try and not eat junk every day and only smoke 2 cigs a week.

 

Your most memorable holiday?

I love home holidays the best, ones when you can just stay in bed watching movies and eating food with nothing else you should be doing. I love travelling but getting home is always the best part! If you had to push me I'd say Paris because it was like the movies

 

Ocean or desert? Woah neither can I say city?

Apertiff or digestiff? Aperitif

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise

Dance party or dinner party? Dinner party

Favorite smell? Wonderwood!

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Lamp and rings 

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

Aqua

 

What are you listening to now?

Bjork - debut 

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Go in a helicopter and learn to drive so I can go on a road trip around America !

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DREAM SISTER | JAZZ MONEY

One of our dearest friends, Jazz! Born with an old soul, Jazz is a vessel of ideas. She understands people, the world, nature and siphons them into language we understand. She is a great teacher who nourishes us with her words and will be releasing a book of poetry in the near future. 

Full name: Jazz Ash Money

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

Work is the way to keep the class structure in place. A charismatic capitalist system that keeps the rich rich and the poor poor.

Sometimes work is the interference to the life I want to be living, other times it is the impetus.

Usually I work using the written word. Currently I am learning about nature and teaching creative classes with Nepali children while putting together a book of poetry.

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

When I was young I would dream about being the big proud queer global Indigenous babe I now get to be every day.

 

How do you unwind?

Immersed in a body of water.

 

How do you wind up?

Big Baby D.R.A.M.

 

What can friends count on you for?

Dream-plan making, proofreading, sky gazing, hand holding, rambling conversations, being in love, being enraged by Australian politics, dancing.

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

My world in a word.

 

What does your dream house look like?

Lots of windows on to green, artwork by friends, a big kitchen table, a place for my books, Australian flowers and fresh food.

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

Right now I am living in Nepal and we are baking with local fruits, lots of apples and apricots.

My best trick at home is risotto with pine mushrooms and slippery jacks collected on my mama’s property (the bougie secret is to use Martini Bianco instead of white wine).

 

Favourite food?

Last year I ate a kouign amann at the Rennes Saturday market that changed my life. But, failing that piece of hot heaven anything cooked in my mama’s clay pot.

 

Describe your favourite piece of clothing and why?

Clothes with a story are my favourite - gifts, pieces found while travelling, things made by friends. My favourite might be a gold lace dress with sleeves that hang below the hem. I designed it for a big love party. It hangs on my wall to remind me that life is for celebrating.

 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

Good conversation, walking every day, lots of time away from the city, cooking with friends, love.

 

Your most memorable holiday?

Road tripping around the South Island of New Zealand with a carload of babes. At sunrise going straight from the crowded dark of the club to the crowded light of the Tsukuji fish markets in Tokyo. Motorcycles in India. Bicycles in Denmark. Buses in Vietnam. Walking in Nepal. Swimming in Greece. Pasta in Italy. Pastry in France. Dancing in a Croatian amphitheatre. Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Haunted cabins in Australia. Life in New York. Walking home in the early hours of the morning watching the tropical flowers open themselves to the dawn light.

 

Ocean or desert?

Ocean.

But, there’s nothing quite like pondering your earthly insignificance while pissing in the desert at night, hearing your steamy stream hit the sand while you look at those forever stars.

 

Apertiff or digestiff?

Yes please.

 

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunset with a drink. Sunrise with kissing.

 

Dance party or dinner party?

Together but not in that order.

 

Favourite smell?

Onion and garlic frying in the pan before you’ve put anything else in, summer rain on jasmine, Comme des Garçons 71, my babe.

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Too many books, journals, sketch pads and photos.

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

With my babysitting money, Gwen Stefani’s Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

 

What are you listening to now?

On repeat, Les Amazones d'Afrique - République Amazone.

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

1. Be helpful.

2. Have a garden to call my own.

3. Be present at a puppy calendar photo shoot.

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DREAM SISTER | ROULA TZIDRAS

This dream sister, Roula is the founder of Melbourne institution Monk House Design. Roula is one of the main reasons SISTER is where we are today, her guidance and encouragement from beginning has been an inspirational source for us. If anyone has ever met Roula, her calm aura is unforgettable and radiates love through the universe. 

Full name: Roula Tzidras

 

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

My work means spending time with people I like and admire and cloths that I find inspiring and beautiful.

I own and manage a business called Monk House Design.

 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

Many years ago I was a single mum and always poor. I had a dream that I’d take an overseas trip every year. It seemed totally unrealistic at the time but somehow it happened soon after and I’ve have that yearly overseas trip ever since.

 

 How do you unwind?

Getting out into nature.

 

How do you wind up?

I love music and I don’t mind a drink. They do it for me!

 

What can friends count on you for?

I think I am a pretty loyal person – but you’d have to ask my friends.

 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

To me it is that special bond that exists between all women. It’s hard to define but I feel its there and I love it!

 

 What does your dream house look like?

Open, light and lots of plants.

 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty?

I have been trying to master my mums (Macedonian) baked lima bean dish.

 

Favorite food?

I am a sucker for pasta!

 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

It’s always my latest new piece. At the moment I am looking for my new favorite.

 

 How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

I have practiced yoga regularly for about 15 years and I meditate. Sounds very zen but I’m not that zen at all – in fact the opposite, which is why I keep up the yoga and meditation.

 

Your most memorable holiday?

My now partner, invited me to accompany him to his sons wedding in Italy a couple of weeks after we got together. He offered to pay if I agreed. Obviously, I said yes and it was so much fun!

 

Ocean or desert?

I love the ocean. I often daydream of summer sunsets – especially in the winter.

 

Apertiff or digestiff?

I love a pre-dinner drink or two!

 

Sunrise or sunset?

I’m not a morning person so definitely a sunset.

 

Dance party or dinner party?

Dinner – I Love food.

 

Favorite smell?

Old style dark red rose.

 

What’s on your bedside table?

Always a pile of books…

 

The first album you ever bought is…?

I didn’t buy my first album, I unintentionally won the entire Santana collection when I was 13.

I arrived home from school one day, went straight to the phone and called the radio station to request my favorite song, so I could hear it as soon as I switched the radio on. There was apparently a comp going and the switchboard was jammed – the DJ was so surprised that I got through, that even though I had no idea what the question or the answer to the quiz question was, he said I deserved to win.  He had a good sense of humor. I won 12 Santana albums!

 

What are you listening to now?

At work - Syd by Fin

In the car – Live From The Dentist Office by Injury Reserve

At home – 3 Gymnopedies by Erik Satie

 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Learn to make ceramics well.

Live in a random country other than Australia for a year or two.

Here are some holiday snaps for you…

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DREAM SISTER | RUBY KANNAVA

 

Our very first dream sister interview is with one of our all time favourite women Ruby Kannava. Ruby is a talented artist, jeweller, DJ and life long SISTER club member. We just launched our very first SISTER t-shirt with beautiful imagery created for us by Ruby. The drawing on the front is a nostalgic scene of her Yiayia's house in Cyprus where she spends her European summers. Falling asleep to waves, waking up and swimming with the women of her town, they wrap their hair up and bob along to keep afloat in the Mediterranean sea. :) 

 

Full name: Ruby Melina Wolfe Kannava

What does work mean to you and what do you do?

I make stuff! Whether it's drawing, ceramics, or cooking; It's a pleasure thing. I went to art school and used to draw a lot, and after a bit of a hiatus have found a new love for silversmithing and jewellery making, which has been really exciting. I am also one half of Dior di Latte, a groovy DJ duo with the one and only Emma Cutri 

Tell us a dream you’ve made come true?

I lived in New York for a few years, which I didn't realise was a dream of mine until I was living there. Everyone should live overseas!! It's such a special time, you learn so much about yourself 

How do you unwind?

By making things, listening to a podcast,  or taking our dogs for a walk

How do you wind up?

Listen to groovy music, have a wine, and hang out with my besties 

What can friends count on you for?

A giggle and a cuddle and eating good food 

What does the word sisterhood mean to you?

The connection between women who are diverse and powerful, who support and encourage each other and celebrate their differences. The sisterhood is life!! 

What does your dream house look like?

Lots of sunlight and plants, beautiful colours, a bath, a fire place, a few doggies, food in the fridge, a little studio, and my boyfriend Max making me breakfast 

What’s baking in your oven/ Specialty? 

Stuffed tomatoes, my Yiayias recipe 

Favorite food?

Pasta!! 

Describe your favorite piece of clothing and why?

Honestly my favourite are my Sister Priscilla Overalls, I wear them all the time and always feel so cute and special in them. They're perfect for a busy working day with a tshirt underneath or a groovy night out just on their own. 

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul?

I spend a lot of time with my girlfriends, eat home cooked food, ride my bike, and take pride in my beautiful home

Your most memorable holiday?

I go to Cyprus and Greece to stay with my dad most years, and that is a very special place for me. I spend a lot of time with family, eating Greek food, and swim every single day in the ocean. It's more like a home away from home than a holiday. 

Ocean or desert?

Ocean ocean ocean!!! 

Apertiff or digestiff?

Campari ;)

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunset 

Dance party or dinner party?

A dinner party turned into a dance party 

Favorite smell?

Cooking garlic and onion 

What’s on your bedside table?

My giant shell lamp, a cup of coffee and chocolate 

The first album you ever bought is…?

Kylie Minogue, Impossible Princess 

What are you listening to now?

Dior di Latte set for Daydreams on the Groove Control Mix series 

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?

Have babies, get a caring for injured wildlife license, live in a few more countries 

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