It’s fair to say that living your best life starts with self-care, mentally as well as physically. Nadira Adnan maintains self-love since early on, realizing that we cannot control what others say or comment about us—thus it is important to stay true about our own personality.
The upcoming musician doesn’t bother about what people say about her, she knows how to stay focused on her dreams and lifetime goals.
Practicing self-love sounds easy, but it’s actually a hard work. In overcoming obstacles along the way, could you share your greatest struggle and how did you manage to get through it?
“Being in this digital era, how people judge you from how the way you look and working in this industry—it’s difficult for me because I’m not the typical skinny mini girl. It does emotionally affect me, but every time I look into the mirror, as long as I look good, I feel good, then none of it matters. What matters is what I think, and that’s it.”
Do you think presenting the best of yourself through fashion and beauty is important, both personally and professionally?
“Yes, I think it’s very important because first things first, professionally, nowadays everyone looks at you and they judge you. I mean if you just go to any meetings looking messy, your colleagues would be confused when they look at you (and the way you present yourself). And personally, yeah, because that’s how I express myself, how I dress is how I express myself. So it is very important.”
As one of the inspiring girls out there, how do you describe your personal style?
“I don’t know how other people see me, but how I see my personal style is no matter how casual I like to go, I think I’ll still always be a little feminine. Like, for example, if I wear denim and a t-shirt, I think I’ll still have that girly touch, I think that’s just who I am.”
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten and would like to pass down to youngsters out there?
“I got if from my mom. She always reminds me not to take in what people say about you, and that people have the rights to judge and say things about you, but just make sure that it doesn’t affect you. Make sure it pushes you to get better and not drag you down—that’s what is important.”
Project F encourages people to look good, but to also feel good. What do you think about this?
“I think this project is great. Not much people know how to access things that would make them look good. Looking good is just not about dressing up or glamming up or even grooming, but it’s about feeling good as well. I think with Project F, you guys are making it easier for youngsters to access beauty and fashion.”
Editor: Galuh Tathya
Writer: Dela Naufalia
Photographer: Ganang Arfiandi
Digital Imaging: Rian Pandu
Stylist: Salsabila Sari
MUA: Nadia Renata
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