Describe Adelya in three words…. Indonesian, Swedish, Greatits.
How does she spend a typical weekend? Getting fucked up with me then trying to put the hammer smashed pieces back together.
Who is her current girl crush? Angela Merkel. Adelya only fancies people who wield huge fiscal responsilities (its Rihanna really).
Who is her favourite/most iconic women and men? Jeremy Paxman and her grandmother.
What was her first ever job and what does she do now? Her first job was a milk advert in Indonesia when she was a chubby baby. Her first real jobs where she got paid was for a skin whitening soap advert and an Indonesian hip hop video where she played ‘da honey’, when she was 14…. She works for a magazine now, and also works with Jewellery designer Noemi Klein.
What would you say are the most important things in life to her? She adores her little sister Aisha, even I as a firm apponent of children have to say she is adorable. Turkish bread when its been cooked with the meat on the grill. Rice. Epiliating everything. Talking to her mum in Indonesian about nothing. And the smell of my top lip apparently.
What is she scared of? She has a strange fear of me being hungry (sometimes if she’s annoying me I tell her I’m starving and she makes a noise like a kicked puppy). She’s also scared of throwing away food because her grandmother told her rice cries if you throw it in the bin. She also doesn’t like knives being pointed at her.
Who is her favourite designer? God. She’s big into intelligent design. No, I don’t know… she wears Versace sometimes.
Where is her favourite place in London and then the world? Tava is probably her favorite place in London. Donegal Ireland is her current favorite place in the world. Even though it looks like an industrial estate stuck in a national park.
If she could swap lives with anyone who would it be? I don’t know. I’ll say me, then she can finally go fuck herself.
Anything else you/she would like us to know… Her grandfather had five wives and shot someone.
What three songs would be the soundtrack to her life? There’s a song that she sings in the shower about a kitten that wants to be adopted. The second is probably The Cure’s cover of Young Americans and the third she would want me to say something like Devine and Bright by Earth.