Hug More Interview Series – Dunja Mihalački
As a 7 year old, she knew exactly what she wanted to be. Yup! A designer. She is all about simplicity and authenticity. Her unique brand DUM is well known by her handmade leather and vinyl handbags with original prints – popular not just here in Serbia but abroad as well. She is also a mother of two and our huge support. She is simply and authentically Dunja Mihalački. <3
WHY DO YOU LIKE HUGS?
Hugging represents tenderness towards others but also towards our souls. It has meditative and therapeutic powers. It reflects closeness and our willingness to let others in, as well.
WITH WHO DO YOU HUG THE MOST?
My kids, but as they grow up, the less they like it. And I really miss that. So, now I hug with my dog mostly, he is always in the hugging mood.
IS THERE A ONE PARTICULAR HUG THAT YOU WOULD POINT OUT AS YOUR FAVOURITE?
Most important one was with my dyeing grandpa to drive out the fear of death. And the most beautiful ones were with my newborn babies right after their birth.
IS THERE SOMEONE YOU OWE A HUG?
I own a hug to my mom and dad. I used to always criticise them, but I know that the grown up thing to do would be to accept and hug. I know they did the best they could.
IF YOU COULD PICK ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU HUG?
The hardest one, but that would be my parents.
AND LASTLY, GIVE US ONE DAMN GOOD REASON WHY WE SHOULD ALL HUG MORE?
Hugs are acts of acceptance of others and ourselves. And they have a healing powers.