I know my weekly interviews have been a little sporadic of late… I hope you can forgive me.. it’s truly not entirely my fault… I’ve usually got around 4 or 5 interviews in the works at any given time, and the super talented people I feature are often super-busy people too! So they don’t always quite come through exactly on time…
Anyway in the coming weeks I have some stellar interviewees lined up… promise! :)
But for now in the absence of an interview of my own I thought I would share this wonderful recent interview with supremely talented Australian / Dutch blogger and stylist Pia Jane Bijkerk. Pia Jane’s blog has a huge following these days and its not hard to see why… her lyrical language and stunning imagery combine to form an enthralling ongoing commentary of her incredible, jet-setting, creative life! An excerpt from the interview below:
You currently divide your time between Paris, Amsterdam and Sydney. How has this come about?
I moved to Paris in March of 2007 although I didn’t realise I was moving at the time – I bought a return ticket valid for 3 months just thinking I would be working on a couple of little assignments. I took a punt really, as I had plenty of work in Sydney at the time, and great clients. I just felt compelled to go. It was a gut instinct thing. So off I went, with whatever I could fit in one measly suitcase. My 3 months in Paris went very quickly although living in Paris was tough as work was difficult to find. But in that time I had met a charming and geeky pony-tailed Frenchman who’s line to get me to stay in the country was “would you decorate my apartment?”
Do check out the fantastic original interview by Australian Edge… it’s a truly magical story involving much to-ing and fro-ing between Sydney, Paris and a houseboat in Amsterdam! Agghh what a charmed life Ms Bijkerk leads…. I’m so glad she shares it with us all!