You’re the founder of Bare Origin, a skincare company for botanical oils. Could you tell us what inspired you to start it?
What’s the favorite part of your working day?
For sure talking to retailers and customers, and yes OK content planning and anything that has to do with visuals and the creative side of the business.
But I love being out there meeting people telling them about the products and hearing their reaction. I love going to fairs, I’m a very extroverted social person so I could sit and talk to people for hours. I have been to many fairs with the brand London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Vienna, Skopje, Sofia and those are some of my most exciting days.
You’re an adventurer and world traveler. What’s your favorite place to be in the world?
That’s funny but actually at the moment my favorite place to be at in the world is my house in Sweden. I just recently moved to the countryside a few minutes away from the sea literally in the middle of the forest (my neighbor has a goat farm) and every day feels like a special new adventure.
After a few years of not having a home and just traveling around, it feels quite nice to be settled and do things I have always dreamed of doing like planting a garden. But of course after this my second favorite place is Morocco. The nature in Morocco is so diverse that it feels like you have several different landscapes and seasons in one place. I love the desert and I love the coast line in Morocco.
Favorite female empowerment speech
My favorite female empowerment speech is this spoken word poetry by Cleo Forstarter!It is the ultimate encouragement for self love!
Cleo Forstarter, My Garden
How would you describe your personal style?
I am not really sure I have a defined style as such. I usually get things I like which is often simple things with some distinctive cuts. I love contemporary clothes design and I see fashion more as an artform than anything else. I love gray, black and white clothes but I also love colors so I try to find a balance in between.
Favorite Insta faces
@thewellwomanco @nitsacitrine and @eyeswoon among others
Things you can’t live without…
Water, air, love, hugs, friends, trees, books :-) also Bare Origin wild rosehip oil, linden flower toner, argan oil and raspberry seed oil, red lipstick from Tata Harper, raw chocolate, fresh orange juice, goat yoghurt and woolen cloths (must for a life in Sweden).
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