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Beyond the seams with Montana Lower

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Montana Lower is wearing the Clarita set in bronze 

We'd like to introduce you to Montana, one of our very special arkitaip girls. Here, the Aussie-born and bred engineer and model shares with us what inspires and ignites her heart. 

Hi Montana, please tell us a bit about yourself. 

Hello! My name is Montana, but my friends call me Monny. I live in Byron Bay in a little cottage on a hill. I’m currently working as an Environmental Engineer for
Outland Denim, where I’m working with them to increase our sustainability practices. This is something that is so close to my heart, and i feel so lucky to be
combining my love for both engineering and fashion!

How did your journey with arkitaip begin?

With the sweetest email my inbox has ever seen..

What do you want to be when you grow up?


If you were an animal, what would you be?

A little canary. Because they’re sweet and little and YELLOW

What makes you feel great?

Love. Good food. Authenticity.

Any weird habits?

I’m pretty weird as a general rule But in terms of habits I can’t really think of any ... How odd?

What’s your philosophy?

All decisions made with pure intensions are blessed..

Current dream escape?

A sunset in Africa.

Who should everyone be following right now?
If you had a tattoo what would it be?

I’d get daisies on the bottoms of my feet if it didn’t hurt so much or faded so easily..

What's the weirdest word in your language?

Bajoogy.. It’s my name for little kids or puppies or pretty much anything cute really.

Something you love about yourself?

Energy.. Boundless excited energy. I don’t know where it comes from but I’m so thankful for it every day, even when it’s time to rest :)

Something you hate?

That’s not a word in my vocabulary..

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?

I’d make a compulsory minimum of 1 hour a day to show yourself love and appreciation :)

What's your favourite food?

Ice cream... Agh.

What are you currently dreaming about?

A new artwork.

What song do you currently boogie to?

La Lune - L'Imperatrice.

 Three people alive or dead that you'd like to have dinner with?

Brett Whitely, James Franco, Billie Holiday.

Summer or winter?

Summer, forever.

What's your favourite flower or plant?

Blossoms at the moment, but I love them all.

What's your favourite book?

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

To make plants grow ... Everywhere

Heels of flats?

Bare feet hehe.

What inspires you?


Favourite sport?

Surfing surfing surfing.

What's your favourite colour?


Fun fact about you?

I eat more than anyone I know.. I was raised wth three brothers and they taught me well. Haha.

What's your contribution to stopping the environmental crisis?

Although I do work in the industry, I would like to think my contribution is personal responsibility. And never being scared to speak out in a non judgemental,
but informative way to spread awareness.

Which three adjectives describe you best?

Hmmm…. Bubbly, curious and silly.

What's your biggest concern?

My chickens aren’t laying, but apparently it’s just because it’s winter..

What’s your favourite thing to do?

Sit in nature and deeply breathe.

What would be the title of your autobiography?

The power of positivity.

Best advice you were ever given?

You can only ever do the best you can do.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Thank you for caring about the environment and creating such beautiful pieces.. It’s a complete pleasure to be a part of it and help share what you’re doing :)

Follow Montana's journey here ...

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