Yas & Kath

Where it all began…

Yasmin is my best friend, manager, full time counsellor and annoying adopted sister. We are 6 years apart in age, but half the time I feel like the older one, constantly showing her how to live in the “big bad world”.

So how did we meet and why did we connect so quickly? Well to cut a long story short, Yasmin is the founder of her own creative agency Culture Machine, and constantly on the look-out for new talent. Yasmin stumbled across my Instagram and for some strange reason I will never know or understand, took it upon herself to contact me in regards to the possibility of signing me one day. At first, I was confused by the approach but after a little time gave in to the idea.

Yasmin lived in Bali and I was in Sydney.  For the next year we would connect via email on a work basis. After about 8 months of conversing virtually, Yasmin invited me on a Culture Machine trip to USA with the rest of the team. I was only 17 and technically a stranger to these people but for some reason my sixth sense was telling me to take the leap, so naturally I did and boy was it the best decision ever.

Yasmin is my best friend, manager, full time counsellor and annoying adopted sister.

The first time Yasmin and I  met was at Kawa Cafe in Surry Hills a few weeks before the trip to the U.S. I didn’t know what she would be like but to be honest I was quite intimidated. I met Yas and her beautiful boyfriend ( now my dear friend  ) Kale.

We first connected on the amazing realisation we both didn’t drink alcohol! I know it sounds like a silly thing to bond over but there are not many young people who don’t drink, so to find that in common is quite rare. I immediately knew we were going to get along. We joked about coconut water, banana diets and had some good old banter! It was love at first sight…


The trip in the U.S really ignited our friendship as we got to spend a lot of time getting to know each other. When I heard the news Yasmin and Kale were moving to Sydney I was beyond happy! Our friendship has grown stronger ever since. We have our moments but at the end of the day we know no matter what we are there for each other.

Photos by @daphnenguyen__

May 13, 2016
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  • Anne

    How can I get on board with the creative team? Looks like so much fun SIGN ME UP!!!

    September 20, 2016
  • Nic

    Love the website, super creative, colourful and entertaining!

    September 20, 2016
  • Victoria

    This is so cute!!

    September 20, 2016
  • Ava

    This is the cutest thing..

    November 16, 2016

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