Selfie by singer songwriter Sass Stileman for the cover of The Selfied

Sass Stileman @roklobsterbidies // Singer songwriter for My Problem Child & Six Foot Leopards.

What was the situation in which this photo was taken?

This photo was taken at my family beach house. It is beyond beautiful and looks over Ocean Grove Beach- and then some. It has been in the family since 1930. My boyfriend Aaron had just purchased these delicious sunnies for me, that day!!! We went for a swim and played music all day. The Sky was blue and then violet that night. We danced, cooked and played all day and night. The magic garden is reflected in my sunnies- the garden that whips you to the dramatic ocean ahead. This beauty leaves no stone unturned and a tear of pure joy in my heart.

Could you tell us something about what you do?

I am a singer songwriter and visual artist. I believe in the circle of art and see the best in our world. I model for Bensimon Melbourne. I love fashion. I survived heart failure and documented the journey over the last 7 years. My heart and body healed and my eyes are wide open. xxx love love.

What are you working on at the moment?

Music – life.

What are the challenges in what you do, and how do you overcome them?

I have an ideal and positive outlook. There is no challenge that cannot be achieved with hard work and a truly clear yet positive mind.

Could you describe your personal style?

My style is forever timeless yet moves with my moods and the weather. I love colour and ‘dress ups’ I naturally change my style while never really being too aware. This I speak in hindsight x

What is your present state of mind?

Free, in love, happy, excited, creative and then some x

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Nick Cave, Nick Drake, Funkadelic, PJ Harvey, The Beach Boys, Slint, Kyuss, Tears For Fears, The Kills, The Cure.

Which artists or designers inspire you?

Allude Cashmere, David Bowie, Andrew Bourke, Valley Eye Wear, Quay sunglasses (in this pic) Bensimon jewellery, Barbara Bui – Xx

What is the purpose of art, in your view?

Self expression- telling true stories in a truly honest and raw way. Collaborations with many amazing musicians is such a gift. A cinematic adventure and the mix of the arts. The circle of Art.

How do you spend your free time?

With my boyfriend Aaron, on every level! I adore making music and hanging out with friends and my love, at the beach or in the studio. I like to see shows of all kinds. I love life – life is my free time.

A black and white pic of sass stileman with guitar