A few weeks ago, I was visiting one of our fav shops in Byron Bay, Trash Vintage. Behind the counter was an absolutely gorgeous woman, radiating beauty & good vibes. After chatting a while, I soon found out that Arna was the heartbeat behind Chrystalla and Clementine.
After stalking her insta page and falling in love with her creations, we couldn't couldn't resist sharing a little Q&A with all of our fave ladies.
Tell us a little bit about yourself? Have you always lived in Byron Bay?
I grew up in Tasmania, out in the bush completely off the grid and I was home schooled until my teens which I think gave me a slightly different perspective just from living closely with nature. I then Lived in Hobart until four years ago when I decided to move to byron on a whim... And I am so glad I did it it such a unique, wonderful and expressive place, you can be whoever you want to be without judgement and the sense of community is so strong!
When did you start Chrystalla and Clementine?
I started Chrystalla & Clementine a bit over a year ago. I was coming out of a time of not the best health and through the process of making these oils and really pouring my heart into them I found such a new energy within myself, it's hard to describe in words but I feel that they really healed me and transformed my life on a deep level! When you give your energy to something you love it will come back multiplied by a thousand!
What's your go - to outfit and why?
I love white on white! It always makes me feel good. It's just so fresh!
What are your top five favourite smells you couldn’t live without?
Oh I absolutely love orange blossom, rose, mimosa, orange and frankincense.
What made you want to create oils?
It was a natural culmination of my love for herbal medicine, Ayurveda, plants, flowers, and of course luxury skincare I wanted to create blends that actually worked to improve the skin with each use, that were deeply potent in the action of skin regeneration and also work on a deeper level in the body, to harmonize the nervous system and bring the system back into balance. I also create each one with the intention for them to be used as a ritual of self care and love, as it's so important to make little pockets of time in your day to be sweet and kind to yourself!
Your packaging is so beautiful, and unique, did you design in yourself?
Yes it is all just a result of what I naturally love! It is very much inspired by old world beauty! I am obsessed with vintage perfume bottles particularly French perfume they do it with the utmost style! I collect antique glass bottles for inspiration too!
What / Who keeps you inspires you?
Mother Nature. Always and in every way.
With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
- Oscar Wilde
Where can we purchase some of your creations?
They have previously been available though Instagram but I am temporarily ceasing production while embark on a journey to Europe to source more exquisite oils! Website and online store coming soon!
Beautiful Arna wears our Avalon Dress in Mimosa
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