A mother of two (troy, 18, and Keira, 11), petite fashion maven Ita Handoko spends her time mostly with her family and her two lovely kids. A woman who has it all, this spouse of renowned dermatologist Anthony Handoko lives her life as it flows, enjoying the present moment, and being grateful for what she has. here, we dig a little deeper to find out about her fashion sense, passions and pastimes.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishments to date?
To have a happy family, to have raised my two children well, and to have been a good wife, as well having kept myself healthy.
What are your biggest passions?
Yoga and coffee. Maybe not at the same time [laughs].
How do you measure success?
Success can be achieved by always thinking positively, by being grateful, and by living life in balance and harmony. For me, acquiring material things is certainly not the way to measure success; it’s all about how you live your life.
What do you still wish to achieve in the future?
To see my children grow and to see them becoming responsible and independent adults. I also like to explore new places and learn new things. That won’t change.
Please share with us your life philosophy.
In the end, only three things matter: how much you love, how gently you live, and how gracefully you let go of the things that are not meant for you.
How do you spend your leisure time?
Staying at home with my lovely family.
Are you involved in any charitable organisations?
No. I believe that helping people can be done anytime and anywhere—it doesn’t need to be formal.
You always look impeccable and flawless. What is your own personal style?
Simple, classic and elegant.
What is your fashion motto?
I love a quote from Grace Coddington, the former model and Creative Director at Large of American Vogue—she is my inspiration in fashion. Her quote is: “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching, because whatever you see can inspire you.”
Read more Ita Handoko's insights about life, family and fashion in Indonesia Tatler October 2016 edition.
(Text by Amadea Maya, Photo by: Ryan Tandya)