It's finally happening... the CWC book is now available to PRE-ORDER!
Why pre-order? Well, the most obvious reason is because we're only doing one small print run, and so hard copies of the book will be limited. Pre-ordering guarantees you one!
The second best reason is that by pre-ordering you receive a discount on the cover price. Nice!
Okay, what is it about? Conversations with Creative Women is a compilation of exclusive interviews with some of Australia’s most talented female creatives, from industries as varied as millinery, textile design, blogging, architecture, retail, writing, weaving and fashion design.
The women interviewed in this book are at different stages in their careers, with varying responsibilities at home, as an employee, as a self-employed freelancer or as a business owner. They talk about their careers and creative lives with insight and generosity.
This is not just another book visually exhibiting the work of Australian creatives — the interviewees describe the varied paths that have led them to their current achievements, offering tips for entering or sustaining a career in their field and insight into the real-life struggles, challenges, and the minutiae of creative practice.
To tempt you, today, tomorrow and Wednesday I will be revealing in stages the women who are interviewed in the book.
Here are the first five fabulous ladies who feature in Conversations with Creative Women...!
You only have to look through a handful of CWC profiles to note that The Design Files is one of the most popular design blogs in Melbourne, but the country (and possibly planet Earth!). Always humble, honest and heart-warmingly nice, Lucy Feagins shares her experiences working in the fast-paced film and TV industry, the story of how TDF came to be, her leap to a full-time blogging career and more.
Kate Vernon is a passionate, design-savvy graduate architect and mum of two little ones. She thoroughly enjoys working within a small architectural studio in Melbourne and is a passionate supporter of work-life balance! Kate is delightfully funny and honest about life as a busy creative mum in her interview for the book (and the homes she designs are to die for!).
Masayo Yasuki started her fashion label dogstar like many do – at a local design market. Her label now has four retail outlets in Brisbane, a full staff, over 50 stockists worldwide and they proudly manufacture everything in Australia. Despite a knockback earlier this year during the Queensland floods, Masayo’s keen business sense and respect for her customer base means dogstar is continuing to grow and thrive. She shares advice on the fashion industry and avoiding the pitfalls of running one’s own business.
You may have read many of Lou Pardi’s words before in popular magazines Peppermint and T-World. Lou is an active writer, editor, social media expert and sustainable fashion enthusiast, whose strong moral convictions combined with her word-ly talents mean she is successfully changing the world one article at a time.
Seja Vogel is well known on the national music scene for her involvement in bands such as Sekiden and Regurgitator. In 2010 she finished her first solo album We Have Secrets But Nobody Cares and has toured extensively in support of the release. While on tour, she will often be found creating beautiful and intricate miniature felt replicas of synthesisers and musical instruments!
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