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#BellaBeauty Feature No. 22: Sharlene Kayne

What makes you beautiful?
This is a love story about the women we know and the women we want to know.
The go getters, the humble souls, the women who inspire us to be the best version of ourselves.
The true goddess who is centered in love and joy.
The women to whom you can relate, who find humor in their own flaws, and who tell it to you straight—when no one else will.
A celebration of beautiful women who shine bright from within.
They don't follow the pack, they lead the crowd.
Their beauty is contagious.
They lead with their heart and follow their dreams.
They balance so much, and they do it with grace and beauty.
They are the true definition of Bella.
What does the word "Bella" mean to you?
When I think of living Bella, I think of living your best life. I'm embracing that more and more everyday, and learning to slow down and enjoy the journey. 

Tell us about your art...

I started creating torn handmade-paper collages about 10 years ago when I saw something similar to what I’m doing today. My work has changed over time as I learn more and more about the properties of the handmade-paper that I use in my collages. I like to say I’m self-teaching instead of self-taught, so the process is ongoing. 

What is your personal style and who inspires you?
My style is relaxed and comfortable, both in my clothes and in my home. There's no one thing that inspires me, but I love being inspired by something new and unexpected. 
How did you learn about Cleobella?
I first learned about Cleobella through Instagram! I was thrilled to have one of my interior posts reposted by Cleobella, then I instantly fell in love! Not only with the clothes, but also the collaboration with artisans and the philosophy of the company. 

What is your dream for the future?

I hope my future is full of as many rich experiences as my past. I love to travel near and far, and I love to explore and learn something new every day. 

What is your aesthetic?

The aesthetic in my home is definitely eclectic. That being said, eclectic is a pretty broad term. More specifically, I like one of a kind pieces that tell a story. I lean a little toward a whimsical vibe. 

There are so many women that truly inspire and motivate us on a daily basis at Cleobella, and Sharlene is one of them. She embodies the true meaning of the word "Bella".
Sharlene Kayne // @skaynedesigns
Photography by Taryn Kent // @tarynkentphoto
Sharlene is wearing our Garnet Kimono, and Hazel Top.