Today, Limedrop had the pleasuring of speaking with Alexandra Kovac the Industrial designer / Fashion designer / and other stuff. Q&A with Alexandra Kovac. Who you are? What do you do/ believe in? Most days- I am a product design engineer. People come into my work with crazy ideas (and money) and we make their ideas into products for them. The other days- I run a fashion label called Oracles...mainly for the love of it. The afternoons- I like to run a lot. So i go for nice long runs in the afternoons to clear my head. The night times- I am in a DJ duo called Rainbow Connection. We do DJ sets around the place, or hang out and prepare for the next DJ set and eat pizza. I believe in Cats and rainbows. My two lifelong loves. What are you two top marathon tips? 1. Being hung over isn't an excuse to not go running. It actually makes you feel so much better when you do! 2. If you don't feel like running, just put you running clothes on and everything kinda falls into place from there. What is now possible that you never thought possible? Things don't just become a success in a week...I didn't know how things were going to turn out starting a label whilst still working full time, but slowly, slowly, success will gradually creep up on you if you stick it out! One day you're making clothes for yourself in your bedroom, and in a year or two you see someone wearing your label on the street- I never thought i'd see the day, but it happens! Check out her website: http://oracleslabel.com/#
Today, Limedrop had the pleasure of speaking with the bubbly Cheryl Lin- BusinessChic.com.au blogger and author of The Little Black Dress Project. She's a talented lady full of energy and great tips. Q&A with Cherly Lin. Who you are? What do you do/believe in? I am Cheryl Lin Rodsted. Street style photographer, stylist and writer. I believe in being independent and resourceful to get things done but also in showing vulnerability - because we are all human and it's futile to pretend that we're not. Unless I'm feeling down in which case I believe in the saying, "fake it 'til you make it!" What are your top two tips for choosing great business wear? Only two?! Appropriate for your line of work and that makes you feel great (i.e professional and fabulous)- see what I did there? :) What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible? Crowdfunding. I remember that back in the day I'd sit around with friends and talk about our ideas for things we'd like to do, 'If only we had money'. Now with crowdfunding we can pop those ideas up online and see if anyone else like the idea enough to invest in it- and if the idea catches on, we can go make out big idea happen! I always had a dream of one day writing a book and I still pinch myself that I was able to use crowdfunding platform, Pozible, to raise the funds I needed to self-publish my book, The Little Black Dress Project, that shows 52 different way of styling a Little Black Dress for work. If anyone else has an idea (big or small) that they want to test to see whether it has legs -try crowdfunding!
Today, Limedrop had the pleasure of speaking with Jo Duck- The inspiring and talented Photographer. Q&A with Jo Duck. Who you are? What you do/believe in? I am Jo Duck, a photographer with a funny name. I love taking pieces of inspiration from all over the shop then mix it all together to make editorial fashion shoots. Inspirations range from UFO's to Dolly Parton. What are your top twp tips in taking a good snap? If you're taking a picture, pay attention to the direction of the light! No one will mind spinning around into the nicer light once they see what a difference it makes in the picture. If your getting your picture taken- try not to go into default peace sign (I'm guilty of this too) and the angles you think are most flattering. Just let your lovely face be your lovely face! Looking back on the pictures later you'll roll your eyes much less if you take this advice. What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible? I have a small back rectangle which I keep in my pocket. I can consult this small black rectangle if I want to know what year Mariah Carey was born (although there are some discrepancies according to Wikipedia) or if I want to book a flight. Instantly. Also dry shampoo! in a can! I'll never wash my hair again. Check out her website: http://www.joduck.com/#/
Today, we spoke with Gemma Patford- the amazing creative wonderwoman! Gemma Patford Legge is a Melbourne maker- know for her popular rope baskets, handmade goods, flawless culinary creations and collaborations. Her products are available for purchase on her website and at pop-up markets in Melbourne. Q&A with Gemma Patford.Who you are? What do you do/ believe in? I am Gemma Patford and I believe in every persons infinite potential. What your top two tips for getting creative? Create a dedicated space for your creative pursuits. Keep it clean and organised and use it purely to create. Collaborate, discuss and THINK BIG! What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible? It took me a few years to realise everything is possible. I never would of dreamed of being invited to deliver work overseas, work with my creative heros and collaborate with my favourite brands. Keep up to date at www.gemmapatford.com
Limedrop spoke with Carl Reeves one of the most sought after hair session stylists working across fashion, music, television and magazines, based all around the globe. Q&A with Carl Reeves. What do you do/ believe in? I brush hairs all over the world and a firm Chuck Norris supporter. I believe in integrity and always being true to my self. We have 1 life its important to live it everyday!! What your top two tips for choosing great quality shoes?How fast you can run in them and the window test. If you can throw them from a 4 storey building you know they are great!! What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible?Traveling though time! As with out being able to do this we will lose this beautiful planet!! And making the best protein balls in the world!! Find out more here: http://www.carlreeveseducation.com/
Today, Limedrop has the pleasure of speaking with Maryanna Moodie who took up weaving in 2010 as a creative outlet. She has completed commissions, collections and projects for commercial and private clients, drawing from her background in art, styling, teaching, fashion and costume. Her woven tapestries reference contemporary art, couture, architecture and her nostalgia of days gone by with new and surprising results. In 2013, she relocated her studio from Melbourne to New York. Q&A with Maryanne Moodie. What do you do/believe in? I am a weaver. In a world of disposable everything, I believe in creating pieces to be treasured and kept. What are your top two tips in juggling a young family and work? 1.Many hands make light work- Do what you love, then create a community of people around you who also love it. Then it will all fall into place. 2.If you work from home, be sure to block out things to do that take you away from your work for certain times- i.e park, cooking walks. It create a sense of balance and allows you to feel refreshed every time you come back to the work space. What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible? I think I have always had the type of personality that thinks that everything IS possible. Nothing has ever seemed out of reach for me. I know that some things take extra thought, work or love, but in the end, its all just waiting for you.
Check out Maryanne's website here: http://maryannemoodie.com/
Today, we spoke with Tiffany Newman the creator of blog Divine Wanderer, Creative Director of Digital Fashion agency Divine Creative and the Social Media Manager at We Are Handsome Swimwear. Q&A with Tiffany Newman. What do you do/ believe in? I believe in creativity, intellect, innovation and integrity. I rely on these core concepts to underpin my professional and personal character. Surrounding myself with creative people who are not just dreamers but thinkers and intellectuals, reminds me that if you want to succeed, hard work, honesty and integrity are key. Instant fame is simply for those seeking approval of wider society, recognition for hard work only reiterates your own self worth and value. What your top two tips in creating content? Consistency and Quality. Be consistent in what you are putting out to the public. Posting images, statuses and tweets that don’t fundamentally represent your brand can often be the downfall of many. Represent who you are as a brand or label. Always produce quality images (nobody likes an ugly insta), interesting topics and engage your audience when appropriate. People love to interact with people. It is human nature. Give them something to interact with. Be inspiring. What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible?I never thought that I would be running my own digital agency. What started out as a simple blog about my daily inspirations and adoration for beautiful design turned into a passion for digital media, and here I am. The world is a magnificent and marvelous place. Find out more here: http://divinewanderer.com
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