Born in Java, model Anne Devie @annedevie lives in Bali pursuing her passions of art and design.
Who you are and where you're from?
My friends call me Anne, I am from Indonesia. Originally, I grew up in several cities in Java.
Where do you live and why?
Unlike most of my family members or Indonesians in general, I have always known what I wanted since I was super young. That’s why I left my parents’ house when I was 18 for uni and then moved to Bali after I graduated. Bali is like Berlin in an island version sort of way. That’s why I love Bali so much and have lived there for the last 5 years.
"Bali is like Berlin in an island version sort of way."
Tell us about your work, passions, pass times, reason for being.
I tend to be a bit different in the family in terms of passion and the way of thinking. For example, l am the only person in my family and relatives that has a passion in art and design. In the last 9 years, I also have been modeling for fashion and a bit of commercials as well. Loving all what I do at the moment.
"I tend to be a bit different in the family in terms of passion and the way of thinking."
Gold Solmu Stud Set - Sapphires, Derre Ring, Terre Ring
Describe your personal style.
I have always been a tomboy since I was a kid and so it also effects my personal style. I love to wear simple things to go out like jeans, trousers, basics, small backpacks and maybe boots or short stiletto heels when I’m in the mood. I rarely put make up either, but sunscreen is a must!
"I do respect people who have the "beauty is pain" motto but for me, comfort is number one."
How does your style reflect your art/work?
It reflects my work and personality; it’s simple, to the point, not too feminine and most importantly it’s comfortable. I do respect people who have the “beauty is pain” motto but for me, comfort is number one.
Pendent Necklace, Textured Linea Ring
What sort of jewelry do you wear/ or are you drawn to?
On a daily basis I always wear two simple designs of rings and smaller ear studs sometimes. For formal occasions, I do love to wear a statement pair of earrings. I rarely wear necklaces, for some reason, I feel most uncomfortable wearing them - especially chokers.
Tell us the story behind you your jewellery.
The jewellery that is super memorable for me is the jewellery I inherited from my great grandmother, a pair of diamond ear studs. The design is a simple yet beautiful Javanese/Indonesian classic. Every time I wear it, I feel like I bring my ancestors blood with me. I am always reminded that I have Javanese blood and I’m very proud of it.
"Every time I wear it, I feel like I bring my ancestors blood with me."
Kirea Ear Cuffs, Gold Densa Ring - Peridot
Which piece/s from Mies Nobis do you own?
From Mies Nobis, I have the Textured Earcuffs, in 18k gold vermeil
How do you wear it?
Luckily because I have super small fingers, I can wear the big one as a ring. Ever since I got them, I wear them every day. I wear the small one (as an ear-cuff) when I go out or hang out with friends.