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THE JOURNAL

the creative women series
NICOLE LILY ROSE

We're back with our creative women series, and this week we're thrilled to feature French-Australian filmmaker Nicole Lily Rose. Nicole grew up in Melbourne, studying film at RMIT before moving to France where she's built a stellar career directing fashion and beauty films for Chanel, YSL & Vogue. We loved connecting with Nicole to hear about her professional journey, inspirations, insider Paris tips and more! Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors. I began making films when I was a kid playing around with family cameras.  I studied film at RMIT, then built my experience in the industry on documentaries, a feature film, advertising and music videos in many different departments; production, camera, styling, editing, sound, art direction, to finally focus on directing. I make...
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the creative women series
FELICITY RULIKOWSKI

This week we're thrilled to feature Melbourne based design aficionado Felicity Rulikowski. With a wide-ranging career across fashion, interiors and design consultancy, Felicity curated a superb collection of international homewares for her boutique, the much loved Safari Living, for 18 years.  Her enthusiasm for design, art, travel and life in general is infectious - we so enjoyed connecting with Felicity for this chat. Make sure you check out her IG, it's one of our faves!   Felicity at her Melbourne home, wearing the Hera dress in Cobalt. Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors. After an eye opening gap year in Europe, mostly France, I began my work life in fashion which is a great place to start as it is...
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the creative women series
KIRSTY BARROS

This week in our creative women series, we're thrilled to profile Kirsty Barros. Kirsty is a freelance stylist, designer and creative consultant. She's an amazing creative talent with an infectious energy - we loved working with her as the stylist for our launch campaign.    Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors. I’ve always worked in fashion in some capacity. I studied fashion at RMIT and then moved on to work as a designer for various brands before going it alone curating vintage ranges to sell online via my old brand name Makers of Belief.  This organically led me to styling, art direction and costume design. I feel like my jobs have been too much fun to...
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the creative women series
REBECCA BURROW

We're thrilled to introduce the next instalment in our series of profiles on inspirational creative women. This week we're featuring Rebecca Burrow. Bec is a model and the founder of the gorgeous kids label Mini Marley, mum to Bella and Robbie and wife of retired pro surfer Taj Burrow.  .  Bec wearing the Ostara dress in soft gold, photographed by @loveinmargs.   Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors. I feel like I have been so lucky to fall into things throughout my professional career. I'm very open minded, I've never been afraid to ask questions or put myself out there to try new things or meet new people, and I think this has helped me tremendously within the different workplaces...
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the creative women series
TESSA BLAZEY

Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors.   I previously practiced sculpture and interior design and was very fond of the intimate scale of model making so the transition into jewellery seemed a natural progression. I loved the idea of working in a miniature scale and it’s accessibility as a sole practitoner. A piece could be invented and realised without having to involve anyone else. I found that experience very immediate and satisfying. I was frustrated just drawing my ideas – I wanted to enjoy process of crafting objects again with my own hands. I taught in the interior design department at RMIT for about 13 years. In the last 4 years my jewellery business got so busy that it became full time.   Describe your...
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