And thus my version of a Sunday Session was born.
It’s chilled, we chat and the photos are as candid and natural as possible with little or no direction from me. I like to let the person I’m shooting do their own thing, i want to know how they move and catch them in that moment of time just being themselves.
“Sany R Asad, and Jakarta – Indonesia.”
Does your name have any particular meaning?
“Yes!! It’s meant to be ‘sunny’ but back home they would pronounce it differently.
So my parents decided to name me ‘Sany’ pronounced as Sunny🌞”
What do you miss most about home?
“I love my food so its got to be their 24hr delivery service; Maccas, KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King!!
Everything is so much more convenient…..Oh and paying $20 for 2hr full body massage, $5 for a blowdry! But mostly food!”
What do you love most about Perth?
“Its laid-back lifestyle! I love how everything is so chill, and no one gives a fuck…also the beaches.”
What’s something most people wouldn’t know by looking at you?
“They can never tell where I’m from. They would be like “you’re asian?! but why are you so dark?”. Quite a few people have mistaken me for being kiwi or they think i’m half because I look asian but I don’t have that asian accent or speak asian! But once they know I’m Indonesian, they think I’m a balinese princess who lives off the beach, with my monkey butler
eating tropical fruit platters!”
One word to best describe your fashion?
I wear oversize everything, anything slouchy is me! Growing up with two brothers, I tend to like their boyish stuff. I steal their shirts and sweats heheh.”
When do you think you started to come into your own style?
“I went through a phase. But I feel like I was able to find the style that defines me most when I was at University. I did interior architecture so dressing up and looking good was a big part of it; everyone in our building are ‘visual’ people so they were very judgemental. Like it was a big no no to show up wearing thongs and just a basic dress. Like you have to rock up in a good outfit, or you dont feel like you belong in the building.”
Favourite item of clothing/accessory?
“I love good outerwear!”
Favourite pair of shoes? – I know you have a lot!
“I would have to say my Adidas Stan Smiths! I own like 3 different pairs!
Or my all white Adidas Superstar Slip-on! They dont outshine my outfit, they’re clean, simple and go with everything.”
“I love, love Acne Studio! But can’t really afford it. Adidas Originals would have to be the brand I own most of.”
“Easy! Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley!!
They were a big influence on me growing up, they always manage to look effortlessly gorg! ”
Favourite celebrity living or dead and why?
“Don’t really have one, but I love Vanessa Hudgens. Her style and her personality, her boyfriend Austin Butler! Their relationship is probs my relationship goal. I stalk her on instagram she’s such a witty, fun, and positive individual and I feel like I want her in my life!!”
The one thing you couldn’t live with-out?
“Moisturizer! I’m obsessing over body oil, hand cream and body butter! Its a thing!
Fun-fact: I can’t sleep without moisturising, my feet especially.”
What’s your perfect Sunday?
“A chill (lazy) Sunday! But my kinda lazy sunday is different. I don’t really like staying home on my days off unless it’s clean up day or I’m knackered, and sometimes I just can’t afford to be anywhere but home. My lazy sunday is out chilling; sitting down for coffee, drinks or a good meal. I love to be outdoors.”
What’s the thing you’re most looking forward too?
“Japan! I’m so excited – shopping and food! You gotta watch my SnapChat story hehe.”
Thanks for shooting with me Sany!
You can follow Sany on Snapchat: sany_a
and Instagram: __sany__