LAASSO in collaboration with Amsterdam based photographer, Angela Huizer, photographed and interviewed the beautiful Sisters Janssen, Tisja and Ziarah and their mother Helen. We discussed what sisterhood means to them, what they stand for in the fashion industry and where they find their inspiration. Tisja and Ziarah are Sisters Janssen. Born in Curaçao and living in Amsterdam, they are sisters and artists.
Read the complete interview on Laasso.
Tisja & Ziarah Janssen
What do you stand for? What do you want to accomplish as sisters?
We stand for a colourful future and focus on celebrating the beauty of black women and the beauty of all kinds of women.
What would you like to see change in the fashion industry?
A representation of every kind of woman, in every shape and colour or just being.
What is the most important life lesson that you want to teach your daughters?
They are such beautiful strong ladies. My goal has always ben for then to be themselves. To be who they are and to stand by what they believe in.
How do you see yourself in your daughter’s artwork?
They make their unique own style. The focus on the strong black woman is something we have in common.
What do you value most in your life?
I think it is very important to stay true to yourself, value your own worth, that will result in being a loving and healthy person, you will value family, people in general, nature.