Yokaw Pat (32), Make-up artist, Foodblogger for Vogue
You have picked the Goddess crown to wear on your portrait, can you tell us why?
I’m always the person that trips over everything, I’m always too hungry to be a delicate eater and I don’t own a single piece of sexy lingerie, so sexy and goddess were two words I have never ever associated myself with. And yet suddenly a few days ago arrived this shiny pink Victoria Secrets robe, with my name embroidered on the back, with love from Charlotte Tilbury. So now that I am part of the VS team, I am a Goddess, right?
You brought your bunny, Princess Beefcake to the photoshoot. Can you tell us something about your Wonderland?
My roommates are three rabbits and only one of them is a princess, princess Beefcake. She is fussy with her foods, likes to take long naps, enjoys lots of attention and prefers to not lift a single paw all day. She has 2 fluffy boys to princess around.
Clothes and food tell me a revolution is coming
You also create food blogs for Vogue besides your work as a beauty creative for 'de Bijenkorf' and a freelance hair and make-up artist. When did you start working with food and how do these worlds connect?
Gijsje Ribbens from Vogue Netherlands has this sixth sense for spotting people with talents and putting them in the right places. She offered me the job two years ago as a food blogger, which I would never have thought of myself and it’s been one of my best rides of my life ever since.
As Diane Vreeland famously said: “Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes.” The same can be applied to food, so why not combine it?
How do you feel about Feminism and how is this a part of your life?
I never considered myself a feminist, but the clothes and food tell me a revolution is coming, so why not ride that wave and get inspired.
What is your mission in life?
Trying to figure it out.
Who inspires you to be a better version of yourself?
My 3 bunnies, I’m not a morning person and still I wake up early for them every single day to feed them on time.. or otherwise they will violently throw around their bowls to make sure I am aware of what time it is.
give it your 100% and stay true to yourself
Is there a woman who you would love to crown?
Kim Chi, a 7’tall, live action anime character and high fashion model who never fails to surprise and delight with her larger than life looks.
What has been your biggest life lesson so far?
You can do whatever you want and be whoever you want, as long as you give it your 100% and stay true to yourself, I mean I have even made it into the VS team.
we are all part of a revolution where everybody can pick their own fitting crown
If you could time travel and give young Yokaw a wise advice, what would it be?
There is no such thing as waking up one day and becoming a knowing it all grown-up. Everybody in life is still figuring it out.
How do you feel about Wild Monarchy and it's story?
No matter what race, gender, background or religion, we are all part of a revolution where we are moving towards a society where everybody can pick their own fitting crown. I may not be the most radical feminist at heart, because I rather believe everybody can become something in this world.
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