The Streets Isabella MachineJustine Carter
Meet Isabella Machinè: This young businesswoman has lots of ambition… also a girl that wants to have fun. Her work will always be something she does with love and joy, but after three years of creating the jewelry brand IVY & LIV, she is now leaving that behind…. to get a degree in Interior Design & Styling.
Isabella is wearing our new collection ‘I Want Candy’ shag jacket available online:
Name: Isabella Machine.
Profession: I create. For example: Concepts, interior designs, products and jewelry.
My life is.. Wonderful. I always secretly look forward to nothing going as planned. That way, I am not limited by my imagination. If you think in that sort of way; anything can and always will happen.
Currently listening to: Delicatesse – DJ duo consisting of two talented, sweet and funny girls.
Love the smell of.. My boyfriend. So mysterious and addictive..
What’s the first thing about a man that catches your attention? His passion, his drive.
What interests you? Art. Love. Science. The human brain. And ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah describes best what interest me most in people. ( * See below)
What was your ultimate happiness 10 years ago and today? Doing something creative made me really happy and it still does.
I always bring my.. Smile 🙂
Favorite hangout: Any place in the sun.
Guilty pleasure: Watching fail video’s. HA HA HA!
5 things I can’t live without:
Loving & drifting
Curiosity & creativity
The sun & the sea
Good music & dancing
Friends & family
Photography by Roos van Rij ( The Lovers & Drifters Club )
* It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Photography: Roos van Rij @ The Lovers & Drifters Club