An ode to her “embassy upbringing” where representing Fiji was called for, Tavola is passionate about wearing a fresh hibiscus every day. She chooses to embody the Pacific in what she wears to work specifically. “Channel the Pacific in everything you do. No matter what happens, that is what is in our blood. It’s so exciting that nothing can take that away from us. Even like shattered, exhausted, it's still like in us,” Tavola says. “Colonisation has tried to disconnect us from what we know and decolonisation is tapping into it again. And that is and INFINITE power source.”