Never Settle for Subtle Playlist – 002 – Rahajeng Puspitasari. We spoke with our fashion editor about curating her Spotify playlist for DEW and how she’s doing in isolation.

Staying home all day is best accompanied with music to dance, work, cook, exercise, and cry to. That’s why, in light of cheering each other on amid self-isolation, we at DEW have made a Spotify where you can all expect quality playlists with more to come. After our first playlist, curated by founder Teuku Ajie, we’ve released the second one in the Never Settle for Subtle series curated by our Fashion Editor, Rahajeng Puspitasari.

Never Settle for Subtle Playlist - 002 - Rahajeng Puspitasari

Photo: Rahajeng Puspitasari

Rahajeng has been spending her time at home discovering and trying new things, talking to family and friends over the phone, working out, eating, sleeping, and thinking. Her go-to comfort foods thus far are scrambled eggs and the good old peanut butter sandwich. On the topic of food, many of us have started to pick up cooking and experimenting with new recipes, so here’s something Rahajeng recommends: sautéed enoki mushrooms and cherry tomato added with lots of chopped chili and sunflower seed oil.

There are things Rahajeng misses about the outside world, of course: the first thing she’ll do once she’s out of isolation is getting a full body massage, and she was thinking of her next adventures when making this playlist. The songs she picked out are most appropriate for road trips, strolling down the streets, or any other activity besides sleeping.

Never Settle for Subtle Playlist - 002 - Rahajeng Puspitasari

Photo: Rahajeng Puspitasari

For inspiration, Rahajeng looks up to Mark Cohen for his uniqueness and brilliance as a street photographer, and Nan Goldin for how she translates her life into art. Her work from home motivation is boosted by the following five songs: “Cosmic Girl” by Jamiroquai, “Panamericana” by Paula Tape, “What’s Up” by Baby Doll House, “Matt’s Mood” by Matt Bianco, and “What is Love?” by Deee-Lite.

Never Settle for Subtle Playlist - 002 - Rahajeng Puspitasari

Photo: Rahajeng Puspitasari

Rahajeng’s must-watches in this quarantine is Shall We Dance (1937) and Sweet Charity (1969), and some healthy habits she’s picked up are preparing three meals a day, eating more fruits and veggies, and weight training. (Text Jordinna Joaquin)

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