August 13, 2020
Camminos are handcrafted in the La Marche region of Italy, known as the Shoe Valley or as they say in Italian: ‘la Valle della Scarpa’. The town of Fermo is where all Camminos are made by 3rd generation shoemakers.
April 15, 2020
#supportingsistersinbizTell us about your biz and the inspo behind it?I'm a Brisbane based colourful Fine Artist & Illustrator who happily creates & paints in my light filled home studio. My work is colourful, detailed, quirky, fun and I like to explore subjects from still life through to the abstract. Last year I expanded on my brand and released a capsule Fashion & accessory collection based around my colour filled pattern designs. Creating a small fashion range was a bucket list dream for me and I managed to pull that dream off!! I am endlessly inspired by nature, in particular native flowers. Nature combines splendid shapes and colours with such diversity and brings fresh ideas and perspectives to my artworks. Also, colour has always been an huge inspiration for me and a prominent visual component in my Art (even in the early days), due to its strong visual impact and its direct influence with my feelings and emotions.What is coming up for your biz?Besides my ongoing art and design licencing commissions, I have many Lordy Dordie projects on the go at the moment! Whilst the Covid-19 crisis will slow my new release dates, I am enjoying the extra time in planning and designing all my new projects. I will be releasing some new clothing & accessories showcasing some of my brand new prints!
Biggest piece of advice for other women starting out in biz?Always create room to learn & better your practice. If your workload is always too full, or if your schedule never has room to be a bit flexible, you can miss key opportunities to learn, expand on your practice and experience something new. It's a struggle at times, but you often have to just stop and make room!What do you do to unwind/favourite hobby?It is weird to say painting? It really does help me to unwind & lose myself if only for a little while. I also love to bake! I find baking super relaxing & love the look on hungry faces when they take that first bite and find out it DOES taste as good as it looks (sometimes!!).What’s your self-care routine?At the moment in #iso its....Exercise - making myself do some form of exercise every day (whether it be a walk, YouTube exercise video, bounce on the tramp with the kids)Sleep - Good nights sleep - I need about 8-9 hours!Downtime - Love watching crime & drama series when the kids are in bed! Currently watching "The Capture" on ABC iviewCrafting - love painting & crafting with my kids. We are currently painting & sewing tote bags!Favourite colour of Camminos?Check out more of Lordie Dordie here.
April 02, 2020
#supportingsistersinbizTell us about your biz and the inspo behind it?That’s classic cliche, I was a stay at home mum and saw a gap in the market for stylish, classic & comfortable pyjamas for my kids.Established in 2008, Huckleberry Lane creates beautiful high quality sleepwear for baby, child, teen, man & woman. We offer baby rompers, wraps, pyjamas, nighties and underwear using the highest quality 100% cotton.Biggest piece of advice for other women starting out in biz?It will not be easy and it requires a lot of hard work and countless hours. If you have the drive to succeed – anything is possible. Make sure you keep the balance between work and play.What do you do to unwind/favourite hobby?I religiously walk my baby golden retriever Benson who is now 2! I need to get him out of the house every morning and it’s a great way for me to start my day too and get a coffee while I’m out too!What’s your self-care routine?Walking, meeting friends for a coffee (or catching up via phone nowaways!!), spending time with my family.Favourite colour of Camminos?I love the yellow! However, I am in love with the ones my mum recently purchased which are the Zebra print.
April 02, 2020
#supportingsistersinbizTell us about your biz and the inspo behind it?Sparro exists to ease the load with sleek, strong and seriously smart carry-alls to support busy women from the gym, to the boardroom and everything in between.The inspiration for Sparro came from my own experience juggling morning exercise with getting to the office on time. Over the years, I shared bathrooms with many other like-minded women and it was clear - every busy, fitness-focused working woman I knew carried her life, in multiple bags, every day.I launched Sparro in late 2017 with a vision to create a range of genuine, yet stylish carry-alls that consolidate the many bags we typically carry from workout to work.What is coming up for Sparro?We’ve some new designs in development which is incredibly exciting.That said, right now, and like everyone, our sole focus is to ensure the healthy and safety of everyone involved with Sparro’s operation. It is a sad and challenging time.Biggest piece of advice for other women starting out in biz?Just start. Honesty, it is amazing how much progress you can make once you do.Oh and get yourself a comfy desk chair! You will be spending a lot of time in it.What do you do to unwind/favourite hobby?Running with my mates in the early morning, and having chats over cups of tea with my favourite people.What’s your self-care routine?Too much unpredictability unsettles me. Thus routine, particularly around exercise and sleeping, and being surrounded by things that are familiar are important. When i travel, i always pack a stash of teabags and favourite mug.It provides me a solid base from which I can cope with the things that invariably happen that I have no control.Favourite colour of Camminos?I’m a classic kind of girl - so Navy (with white) is my personal fave.