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 fashion 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.
This story appears in the March 2018 issue of Indonesia Tatler, for the full story, grab the copy at your nearest newsstands, or subscribe here.
[Text by: Maina Harjani; Photographer: Kay Moreno; Stylist: Adi Surantha; Make-up and hair: Arie Irawan; Wardrobe: Dior]