Q&A Sei Selina
Who? Sei Selina @seiselina
Occupation? Musician, student
What? R.I.P in Real Life
Location? Based in Bærum/Oslo, Norway
"We can practice the art of being grateful for the small things" Meet the talented artist in todays Q&A. She was also part of our Volume 1 Campaign.
Photo: Ole Martin Halvorsen /Envelope1976 campaign Volume 1 2018.
What is key for you to stay positive with everything that is happening in the world? To think about our world's injustice and how it’s hurting in general can be an entrance into a dark hole of thoughts and feelings, so I try to focus on the positive side effects of this situation. Like the kind acts people do for each other and the community spirit that have been blooming these past weeks. Also, focus on the future. I’m looking forward to go back into the studio with new perspectives.
Photo: Ole Martin Halvorsen
What are your daily routines? I start my day with a glass of water with vitamin D. A warm shower ending with two minutes of cold flowing water. I’ll fill my apartment with sound from an album I'm obsessing over. Currently Aurora’s, “All my demons greeting me as a friend” and Aretha Franklin’s “Aretha now” (again). Get dressed as usual and follow my “to do list”. This time has given me a possibility to stand still, reflect and organize the stuff I've made through the past couple of years.
Where do find your inspiration in your everyday life? Through the past weeks I’ve been walking a lot since I live near the woods and I've fallen in love with nature again. That's one ritual I’ll take with me when life goes back to normal. In my everyday life I find kindfull acts by fellow humans inspiring. But also, pain. Behind every pain-relieving act we see lies something vulnerable or even beautiful. It’s simple, but humans acting like humans is inspiring.
What is style for you? Style to me is a way to express the character I want to present to the world. The clothes are not necessarily me, I consider it more as a curtain to a window. And I have a lot of different curtains lying around. It's all about the mood of the day.
What key items do you have in your all year round wardrobe? Suits. I have made my suit wardrobe into a mini archive over the past years. A power suit is always a go. I never underestimate some puffed shoulders.
Envelope1976 believes in sustainability and classic pieces. Is there an item that you think never will go out of fashion? The power suit. Timeless and always needed ladies.
Reuse of clothes is important to us, do you have any good advice for how to reuse clothes? Allow yourself to mix and match. It’s about being free and creative with the pieces you already got in your closet. Mix up the details and “the same” outfit can get a different look. Take good care of your garments and fix before throw.
Selina was part of the campaign for Envelope1976 Volume1
What do you do to have a greener lifestyle? I make sure to check my own moral compass from time to time, and to be aware of how my existence affects the surroundings. To me humanity and sustainability goes hand in hand in some way. It guides me into taking small sustainable choices in my everyday life. Recycle, reuse, choosing the right groceries and always look for the fair trade brand while shopping.
Stronger together- what can we all do now? We can call the people we love and do what we can to support our local shops. Keep an eye on our neighborhood and make sure people get the help they need. We can practice the art of being grateful for the small things. I read somewhere that the worst thing we can do is to come out of this unchanged - which is true. I started the quarantine by putting too much pressure on how I should use my time wisely. But to just breath and reflect have given me the biggest value. Sow seeds that can later be harvested. Take care
Follow her journey @seiselina