The Lucky One

Ac­tress and en­tre­pre­neur Shandy Au­lia talks to In­done­sia Tatler about life in the fast lane and her re­cent release, ‘ Eif­fel I’m in Love 2’. Maina A. Har­jani writes 115

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Shandyau­lia shares about work and life on and off the screen

Waltzing her way through the doors of the stu­dio is the lively and charm­ing Shandy Au­lia. With her premiere release a few days later, Shandy is beam­ing with sat­is­fac­tion and pride as she preps for her cover shoot.

Shandy joined the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try at the ten­der age of 13 when she was a muse for a lo­cal ad­vertiser in town. She fell in love with what she did and knew almost in­stantly that act­ing was the ca­reer that she wanted to pur­sue. Sev­en­teen years later, Shandy is the lead ac­tress in her se­quel movie Eif­fel I’m in Love 2, which was of­fi­cially re­leased on Valen­tine’s Day last month.

“Although I re­sem­ble Tita—the char­ac­ter I play in the movie—to a greater ex­tent, there are a few qual­i­ties that I can­not re­late to. For in­stance, Tita loves to be de­pen­dent and pampered, but in real life, I love my in­de­pen­dence. We were in Paris for a whole month to shoot the movie,” Shandy ex­plains.

Af­ter the release of Eif­fel I’m in Love 2 on Fe­bru­ary 14, Shandy was sched­uled to un­der­take a road tour around In­done­sia, as well as visit neigh­bour­ing coun­tries Malaysia and Brunei. Aside from her pas­sion in act­ing, Shandy is also an en­tre­pre­neur at heart. In 2006, she chose to pur­sue the art of fash­ion de­sign­ing and brought to life her label, Shandy Au­lia Col­lec­tions, start­ing off with just two em­ploy­ees—it now boasts 100. How­ever, her jour­ney does not end there. Shandy launched a beauty line, known as SA Na­turel by Shandy Au­lia, in Fe­bru­ary to fur­ther en­hance her en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills and ex­pand her pas­sions.

“With my sched­ule al­ways so hec­tic dur­ing the day, I en­sure that I get enough sleep ev­ery night and eat a healthy and bal­anced diet. An­other se­cret is to ex­er­cise at least three times a week. This keeps my body and mind bal­anced all the time,” Shandy says.

Hers is a natural beauty and she chooses to keep it that way. Other than her pref­er­ence for natural-look­ing make-up, which is what her beauty line is all about, Shandy also opts to keep it sim­ple when dress­ing up—her most­loved gar­ments are a pair of jeans, a sum­mer dress, or a skirt.

When talk­ing about the fu­ture, Shandy ex­plains that next year she hopes to be blessed with a baby, to ex­cel fur­ther in her act­ing ca­reer, and to be show­ered with suc­cess in all her busi­ness achievements.

“But mostly I pray to be healthy and happy al­ways,” she con­cludes.

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