Louise Androlia is so #GirlCrush worthy! I want to be just like her when I grow up! I ADORE her monthly Tarotscopes over on The Numinous and her Instagrammakes me wanna cry because it's so cool! And OMG her HAIR! When she said yes to coming to my Pyjama Party I totally fangirled and then I was like - OMG let's clean this place up! :-O
<3 OMG Louise, are you so excited to be at my New Age Hipster Girl Crush Pyjama Party or what?!
I am psyched; so glad my Mum let me come out tonight.
<3 Me too! What music do you want at the pyjama party?
Roy Orbison, 60’s girl bands, some classic Disney soundtracks and some 90’s indie disco.
<3 What pyjamas are you going to wear?
Halloween pyjamas, maybe a kimono.
<3 You are so classy! I'm just going to wear my Hello Kitty ones. So like, how do you make money to pay for those cool pyjamas and all your awesome clothes and make up and stuff?
I tune into people and see how they have disconnected from themselves and then I help them get back in touch by teaching them how to feel feelings, understand their fears, surrender and all sorts of other neat tricks.
I also do Spirit Portraits, Tarot Readings and teach the Tarot as a form of self-awareness and empowerment.
Sometimes I run workshops and speak too. I also collaborate with other artists on awesome projects that I sell in my shop.
I have octopus hands.
<3 I'm saving up for a Spirit Portrait! How did you get all those jobs?
I made them all up.
When I was in my early 20’s (14 yrs ago now WOAH) I was chronically unwell physically (with FMS) and mentally (with PTSD) and had a prolific healing experience that combined well with my already in tune spirit to enable me to feel a responsibility and an ability to help people in their times of darkness and lapses in self faith.
I’ve been working for myself since 2007 and used to run my own Lingerie brand. I like creating and put my attention on the things that feel right at the time. I luckily am missing the human gene that likes to fight against oneself and I’m confident that I can earn money from working on what I love. So far, so good.
<3 What fun stuff do you like doing on school nights?
I’m a little bit (a lot of a bit) of a loner and spend most evenings on my own, pottering about my apartment painting, reading, writing. When I go out I like to dine with my nearest and dearest and watch as many movies as possible.
<3 How about on the weekend?
Ideally some sort of explorative opportunity will present itself, preferably a drive out into the wild, to walk and see some expansive space and visit some weird spots. I also like to do some people watching, see art, take photos and make magic.
<3 What do you want to be when you grow up?
I have a few ideas. An olive oil taste tester, a Marine Biologist, a Disney Imagineer, a cat.
<3 Where do you buy your clothes?
I’m kind of shopping lazy and do most of it online, a mix of good quality vintage, simple staples and great items from independent designers. I just bought a dress from my friend Hannah’s new line http://www.hkm.nyc that is a dream world.
<3 What are your favourite beauty products and/or make up?
I try my best to have everything as natural as possible. I love Josh Rosebrook moisturizer http://joshrosebrook.com and all products at Tropic http://www.tropicskincare.com.
<3 Who does your hair?
I dye it bright orange myself from a box. Mango Intense Copper here to stay.
<3 I'm getting hungry, what's your favourite pyjama party food and beverages?
I’m currently obsessed with Jacksons Honest Chips – Sweet potato cooked in coconut oil that is a product that doesn’t give me hives. I’ll also eat 100% cacao whilst you eat Cadbury on my behalf.
<3 Favourite pizza topping?
I’m going to imagine this is fantasyland where I can eat pizza so lets go with ALL THE CHEESE IN THE WORLD and some basil, maybe an egg chucked on there too.
<3 Favourite high school movie?
<3 It's getting late so we have to tell ghost stories! Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen one?
Of course! The paranormal is my normal.
The first ghost I saw was in my bedroom when I was 17. I think of that as an apparition though, seeing someone in real life, like a person. I believe that your first sightings are often in real life just so you ‘get it’ and then now I see all my ghosts in a section of my visual mind, top right hand corner.
<3 Have you ever had a spooky or paranormal encounter?
Probably the lady standing next to my bed was the spookiest? It was great though because my home was over 400 yrs old and it turned out everyone who ever lived there had seen the same woman, she was one of three sisters who lived in the property for a long time. She seemed nice.
I don’t know, I love spooky, every day my experiences would probably be spooky to someone.
<3 What do you think happens when we die?
I change my feelings on this a lot, but I think about everything as energy and as imprint.
So our soul goes on to have other lives or takes up residency as a higher spirit if we have finished our work being a human, but the energy of the person is still accessible, hence some people being able to tune into those who have passed.
I do believe in everything being in cycles, a constant wheel of evolving and regenerating. The Death card in Tarot is all about change – so maybe that is what it is, just a shift.
It’s a tough one to really put into words, but since I have experienced access to the spirit world, then something’s going on after this experience.
<3 Who do you think you were in a past life?
Cleopatra! Just kidding, everyone thinks they were famous in their past.
The most recent one, I’m pretty sure, I was trapped in a not very nice cult or an organised religion. I run in the opposite direction of anything ‘guru’ esque.
<3 Yikes! :-/ What time do you usually go to bed?
On a dream day 10pm, usually 11.30.
<3 What do you want to do tomorrow?
I want to get morning coffee with my friend, say hello to a few dogs, do some writing and maybe binge watch Orange is the New Black.
<3 Who's your girl crush?!
My black cat Princess Kitty Tiger Pants. A nap inspiration for us all. Oh and all my girlfriends are my girl crushes, 24/7.
<3 Because you are so girl-crush-worthy probably lots of other girls and guys are going to want you at their pyjama parties too. How can they find you?!
You can find me at louiseandrolia.com (for blogs and to work with me) or instagram @louniverse (if you want to see photos of me, my cat and Tarot cards). Twitter @louniverse (if you want some disorganized brain spew) + facebook /louiseandrolia (for a nice chat.)
Thanks for coming to my Pyjama Party Louise! :-D
Love, light and pillow fights!