Hey Michelle, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for our Spotlight On Blog!
Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do.
I’m a mum of two, Beau 9 and Leila 7. I’ve been married to my childhood sweetheart Steve for ten years and together with our close friends we founded JAGGAD, a fashion forward sports performance brand. I studied a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Melbourne, and I am currently the Creative Director at JAGGAD. I’ve always loved fashion and strive to live an active healthy and balanced lifestyle so it is really a dream job for me. I love hanging out with my family, travelling, good food, and being active.
Red wine or white?
Morning person or night person?
Definitely a night person. My me time is mostly after the kids are in bed. Catching up on the day with my husband, a little bit of work and some reality tv.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
I have a long list, but right now Dubai, Japan or Mexico.
Where and how do you work best?
It’s quite varied but generally in the office which is above our Brighton store, otherwise I’m out doing research, at photoshoots, or working from home.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Believe in yourself
I’m not a big quotes girl but this is quite a simple one “Stay Humble – Work Hard – Be Kind”
Who are your biggest influences? Who do you admire most? Who or what inspired you to do what you’re doing now?
There are a lot of people in the fashion industry that I am inspired by however my dad is my biggest inspiration by far. I admire what he achieved in his business life in the retail industry and he gives me confidence every day.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
My biggest challenge has been learning how to find balance between being a mum, performing my role to the best of my ability, dealing with the stresses of owning a business and finding some time to myself. The juggle can be difficult at times but I go with the flow and always make sure I schedule some time out to myself at the end of each week.
What’s your best advice for handling criticism?
Don’t take it personally, know who you are and what you stand for and be confident in that. Tomorrow is a new day.
What’s next for you and JAGGAD?
We have some fun collaborations and events coming up, watch this space…
If a young girl or boy walked up to you asking for your advice on life, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and see the positive in any situation.
For us, lipstick is something which gives us that extra boost of confidence, what gives you confidence to take on each and every day?
Being around great people - My family, friends and colleagues are my biggest support network and give me the confidence to tackle anything.
We know you are a big fan of Lou Lou Lips and we are so grateful for that! Which colour is your favourite from the Goddess range?
My favourite LLL shade is Dea Dia.