Confidence and poise are essential to a young woman, as Mentari De Marelle confirms. “Wearing your favourite pieces makes you confident,” says the 21-year-old actress “Also, strangers respect you more when you look well put-together and poised.
“I love beautiful earrings and purses. Earrings make you look sweet, as if you have put some extra effort into getting ready. A great handbag can instantly uplift your look as well.”
Mentari came to the set looking very bright in a simple white tee and jeans. She started her career as a model, so the shoot held no fears for her. She gave us a big smile and spread some happy vibes.
In spite of her youth, Mentari has taken on some challenging film roles, starting with her appearance in Yasmine (2014). She was a girl next door in the romantic comedy Where is My Romeo (2015), before taking on a dramatic role as a teacher of slum kids in Blusukan Jakarta a year later. Then came the hostage role in Merah Putih Memanggil that made her famous last year.
Is Mentari a risk taker? “Yes I think I am,” she replies. “Most of the time I will say, ‘Why not’ to myself, and jump! I am my own woman with my own talents and nobody can tell me what to do. I am my own boss.”
Listen to Mentari De Marelle on how she lives her life and how she shares her true character with B.zero1 collection,
Photographed by Denny Tjan, Fashion Director Peter Zewet
Shot on location: at the penthouse suite, the dharmawangsa jakarta, brawijaya raya no. 26, kebayoran baru, South Jakarta. (+62 21) 725 8181 www.the-dharmawangsa.com
Makeup: Morin Iwashita (+62 817) 6060 904 Hair by Eva Pical (+62 812) 8905 9249 Stylist Assistant: Devi Lesmana
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