Summer 2007, Wharf Bar in Manly. Philip and me.
An exciting day in Sydney lies behind us.
Full of sun, full of life, full of discoveries!
My feet long for bare feet and the ice cube mountain of my drink.
We take a breath. The night lies ahead...
And suddenly Marly is there! In the middle of it, absolutely present.
She bubbles when she speaks, and the whole bar rocks along when she laughs.
We meet like old friends. Laughing, dancing, talking non-stop.
Hey Marly! Hey Paula!
Everything is clear between us and so familiar.
For me, the most beautiful discovery on the other side of the world.
Funny ... as if I would meet myself.
Marly is my jubilant summer self, when it finally gets warm outside.
My energy, my curiosity about people and my creativity when I'm absolutely with myself.
So in 2018, I'm starting my own label, HEY MARLY.
Inspired by an encounter with a fascinating person.
Dedicated to the most beautiful feeling of life in the world:
Summer under my feet and in my heart.
With luck, Marly will learn our story someday too.
Maybe in search of new sandals ;-)
Wherever she is right now: I'll stay tuned to see her again ... as we promised each other in Manly.