"One thing she can't miss on her morning routines is a good cup of black coffee"

 
 
 
 

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO?

ummmmm i am working on my thesis and yeah, some other things hahahaha

 

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND “KITTENDUST”?

Well to be honest, none. I am actually more like a cat person, I own one now, her name is Jabba. Why do I like cats? Its because they don’t need much attention, they can pretty much take care of themselves. My favorite breed of cat is Muchkin and Scottish Fold.

 

 

WHAT TRIGGER YOU TO CREATE VIDEO CONTENT UP ON YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

Okay, so here’s the story: at first, I covered several songs and posted on my channel. I enjoy singing and it was a “thing” back then, so why not, right? Until last year, I thought that maybe I should start to take this YouTube thing seriously, and voila! Here I am now hahaha

 

Glasses: Time To Pretend Clear - Eye Saw You

Pants: Geneva Trousers - Shopturday

 

WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS?

Travel back to New York! I was invited to a YouTube event in New York, and I got to expand my trip, so that I could visit few friends and you know, enjoying the city. I spent my teenage years in New York, that is the reason why I have so many memories there, it was very nostalgic and of course, fun!

 

NAME 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE BAND?

The Cure, Chopin and Cage the Elephant. Chopin or Frédéric François Chopin is a polish composer and a romantic pianist, he gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician in his era, whose poetic genius that used professional technique that was beyond the skills of his generation. Very something, right?

 

WOULD YOU RATHER SING OR PLAY UKULELE? WHY?

Sing, of course! Because for me ukulele is only for harmonizing the song in a very pleasing way.

 

 

SINCE YOU ARE CAPABLE IN DOING 21 ACCENTS, WHICH ACCENTS YOU LIKED THE MOST?

Woah, I don’t know… but, um.. I think the Indian and Japanese accent, because it is easier…... I guess. 

 

WHAT IS THE MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT FOR YOU AS A YOUTUBER? 

I have a fan base, and you know, the feeling of having some ability to influence people. I can tell you that it was not easy, you got judged, and sometimes everything you do was a mistake. There was this time that I stopped making videos, because I thought that this business might drive me nuts. But I guess I am good now, I can now see the positive or the good side of this creative industry. I can embrace my creativity and rub it on so many areas, telling my trips, or my band. I can enjoy my own outcome, either socially, financially or creatively.

 

 

Skirt: Teana Buttoned Skirt Pattern - Aggys Label

 

HOW TO CREATE AN APPEALING AND UNIQUE CONCEPT FOR YOUR CHANNEL?  

Well, it is appealing and unique and fun is very subjective. It can be fun for me, but not for you, or vice versa. The key is; ask yourself what thing excite you the most, or what is your interest? After you got the answer, start from there. If you do something that you like, besides it makes you happy, the work itself will appear to be more honest, fun and sincere hahaha

 

YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING IN SEVERAL CITIES OR COUNTRIES, WHICH CITIES OR COUNTRIES YOU LIKE BEST?

New York and Jakarta. As what I told you before, I spent almost my teen phase in New York. A lot of things I learn there, the friends, the culture and everything in between. Jakarta is…. everything is accessible here. You can get whatever you want in a snap of a finger, and any kind of business also possible here! 

 

WHO IS YOUR MOST-LIKED YOUTUBER?

Hahaha I am gonna tell you a little something! I am that kind of YouTuber that don’t really watched a lot of YouTube videos. Ohh, I watched Vogue’s channel, if that counts hahaha

 

WHAT THING YOU CAN’T MISS IN YOUR MORNING RITUALS?

Coffee – All black, no cream and a little bit of sugar. 

 

 

Outerwear : Houndstooth Long Coat Maroon - Impromptu

 

DO YOU FANCY ANY QUOTES?

Nope, I am not that typical quotes-girl. But I used to like Stay Gold, although I cant think of any quotes right now, hmmm…. 

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

Everything that has a good soundtrack, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scott Pilgrim, Drive, Blue is the Warmest Color, Fight Club, and….

 

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?

Fast food that is not fast enough, and…. People who can’t wait in line. I mean why can’t you just patiently wait?

 

IF YOU CAN BE ANY FICTION CHARACTER, WHO’D YOU BE?

Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim.

 

ANY ADVICE FOR OUR READER TO CONFIDENTLY EXPAND THEIR CREATIVITY?

Just do it! Haha I am not sponsored by Nike, but you know sometimes we, as human, always have doubts and excuses every time we wanted to try something. Obstacles will always be there, but the most important thing is how much you want to succeed and you know, only you know how much you can grow. Kudos to those creative-mind out there!

 

 

Glasses: Time to Pretend Clear - Eye Saw You

Pants: Geneva Trousers - Shopturday

 

FATHIA LAGI SIBUK APA SEKARANG?

Ummmmm lagi bikin skripsi sih, sama yaa beberapa hal lain hahaha

 

ADA CERITA APA SIH DI BALIK NAMA “KITTENDUST”?

Sejujur nya sih enggak ada. Tapi emang aku tuh suka banget sama kucing, aku punya satu kucing namanya Jabba. Kenapa aku suka kucing? Soalnya, menurutku kucing tuh enggak butuh banyak perhatian gitu, mereka bisa mengurus diri mereka dengan baik tanpa bantuan siapa pun. Tipe kesukaan ku itu Muchkin dan Scottish Fold.

 

 

APA SIH YANG MEMBUAT KAMU MEMBUAT KONTEN VIDEO DI YOUTUBE CHANNEL KAMU?

Oke, jadi cerita awalnya begini: dulu, aku suka banget meng-cover lagu, terus aku iseng gitu post di channel YouTube ku. Soalnya, waktu itu nge-cover lagu tuh lagi “sesuatu” banget, jadi, kenapa enggak? Iya kan? Sampai akhirnya tahun lalu, aku mikir untuk serius dengan YouTube, dan voila! Here I am now hahaha

 

HAL TERBAIK APA SIH YANG SUDAH TERJADI SAMA KAMU DALAM 6 BULAN TERAKHIR?

Travel back to New York! Jadi waktu itu, aku di undang sama salah satu acara YouTube di New York, dan aku berhasil extend tinggal disana, jadi sempet ketemu temen dan jalan-jalan gitu, enjoying the city. I spent my teenage years di New York, jadi aku punya banyak banget memori disana, sehingga waktu trip yang kemarin rasanya kayak lagi nostalgia dan pastinya seru bangett!

 

SEBUTKAN 3 BAND KESUKAAN KAMU!

The Cure, Chopin dan Cage the Elephant. Chopin atau Frédéric François Chopin itu adalah composer dari Polandia, dan dia juga pianis yang sangat romantis gitu. Dia berhasil menjadi salah satu pemusik handal dunia di era nya dan dia juga di nobatkan sebagai pembuat puisi genius yang masih menggunakan teknik professional saat bermain musik. Dia dipercayai gitu pada masa itu, padahal skills yang dia gunain itu susah banget. Sesuatu banget kan?

 

KAMU LEBIH SENANG BERNYANYI ATAU BERMAIN UKELELE? DAN CERITAIN DONG KENAPA?

Pastinya nyanyi sih! Soalnya buat ku, bermain Ukelele tuh hanya untuk pendamping suara gitu, yang bisa mempercantik lagunya.

 

 

KARENA KAMU BISA 21 AKSEN BAHASA, AKSEN APA SIH YANG PALING KAMU SUKA?

Woah, apa ya? Enggak tau sih… tapi, umm.. kayaknya aksen India dan Jepang deh, soalnya lebih mudah di bandingkan yang lain…hahaha kayaknya sih..

 

MOMEN APA SIH YANG PALING ENGGAK KAMU DUGA SELAMA KAMU JADI YOUTUBER? 

Memiliki fan-base, dan kayak perasaan bahwa kamu bisa meng-influence orang. I can assure you kalau itu enggak mudah, kamu bisa dinilai sesuka orang, dan kadang-kadang hal yang kamu lakuin tuh selalu salah. Sampai waktu itu, hal ini membuat aku sempet berhenti bikin video, karena saat itu aku pikir bisnis YouTube ini bisa bikin stress dan gak fun. Tapi sekarang, aku udah bisa liat sisi positif dan hal-hal baik yang bisa terjadi di industri kreatif ini. Aku bisa berkreasi sesuka ku, dan bisa apply ke area yang bermacam-macam, aku bisa cerita tentang trip ku atau band ku. Aku sangat enjoy outcome nya sih, either secara sosial, finansial atau secara kreatif.

 

 

Outerwear: Andrea Vest Black - Komma

Pants: Geneva Trousers - Shopturday

 

BAGAIMANA CARA MEMBUAT KONTEN YANG MENARIK DAN UNIK DALAM KANAL YOUTUBE?  

Well, sebenernya penilaian menarik dan unik itu sangat subjektif ya. Bisa aja buat ku ini seru, tapi buat kamu enggak, bahkan sebaliknya. Kuncinya; tanya dulu sama diri sendiri, hal apa yang membuat mu paling bersemangat dan hal apa sih yang paling membuat mu tertarik? Setelah tau jawabannya, you can start from there. Jika kamu membuat sesuatu hal yang kamu suka, selain bisa membuat kamu senang, hasilnya juga akan keliatan lebih natural, lebih seru dan lebih tulus gitu sih hahaha

 

KAMU KAN PERNAH TINGGAL DI BEBERAPA KOTA ATAU NEGARA, SEBENARNYA KOTA ATAU NEGARA APA SIH YANG PALING KAMU SUKA?

New York dan Jakarta. Seperti yang aku ceritain tadi, New York tuh tempat aku spent my teenage life. Aku belajar banyak banget disana, teman-temannya, kulturnya dan semuanya sih. Kalau Jakarta tuh, kota yang semua aksesnya bisa di dapat dengan sangat mudah. Kamu bisa dapet apa aja, dalam waktu yang super pendek, dan tipe bisnis apapun juga bisa gitu loh di Jakarta.    

 

KANAL YOUTUBE YANG PALING SERING KAMU LIHAT APA?

Hahaha aku kasih tau sesuatu ya! Aku tuh tipe YouTuber yang enggak banyak nonton video YouTube. Ohh, aku nonton channel nya Vogue deh, itu pun kalo masuk ke dalam hitungan ya hahahaha

 

HAL APA YANG ENGGAK BISA KAMU LEWATIN DI PAGI HARI?

Kopi – Hitam, enggak pake krim dan sedikit gula. 

 

 

Outerwears: Houndstooth Long Coat - Impromptu

 

ADA QUOTES KESUKAAN ENGGAK?

Enggak sih, aku bukan that typical quotes-girl. Tapi, I used to like Stay Gold, tapi untuk saat ini aku gak kepikiran quotes apa pun, hmm… 

 

 

 FILM APA SIH YANG PALING KAMU SUKA?

Semua film yang mempunyai soundtrack yang bagus, kayak Everything that has a good Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scott Pilgrim, Drive, Blue is the Warmest Color, Fight Club, dan….

 

HAL APA SIH YANG MEMBUAT KAMU SEBEL?

Fast food yang enggak fast, dan…. Orang yang tidak bisa ngantri, maksudnya kayak kenapa gak bisa sabar gitu loh?

 

KALAU KAMU BISA JADI KARAKTER FIKSI, KAMU AKAN JADI SIAPA?

Ramona Flowers dari Scott Pilgrim.

 

ADA MASUKAN UNTUK PARA PEMBACA APABILA INGIN MEMPERLUAS KREATIFITAS MEREKA?

Just do it! Hahaha aku enggak di sponsorin Nike ya, tapi kita sebagai manusia, kadang-kadang tuh kebanyakan ragu, dan alasan untuk memulai sesuatu hal khususnya hal-hal yang baru. Masalah itu selalu ada sih, tapi hal yang paling penting itu adalah keinginan kamu untuk bisa sukses, dan hanya kamu sih yang tahu seberapa besar kamu bisa berkembang. Kudos to those creative-mind out there!

 

Location:

Sleepyhead Coffee

Jl. Gunawarman No. 63

South Jakarta

 

Opening Hours:

Tue - Fri: 10.00AM - 08.00PM

Sat : 11.00AM - 09.00PM

Sun - Mon: Closed

 

Photographed by Krishna Pradana

Interviewed & Writing by Ria Isnaeni

Editor Nesya Dwiriyanti