THANK YOU #BRISFW!

What a day!! We’re still pinching ourselves over what a great weekend Brisbane Fashion Weekend turned out to be. Not long before the doors opened, we were frantically steaming and loading up the car for what would be our first event. It’s been 4 months since we decided we were going to sacrifice a majority of our spare time and weekends towards turning ATARLO into a reality. It has definitely been tough, but amongst all the stress, travel and endless emails, we have always found a way to smile, laugh and appreciate the step we took outside of our comfort …

ATARLO

It’s been a couple years since I started this little project and not a day has gone past where I haven’t thought about it. There have been days where I talk myself out of it and days where I just want to throw all my energy into it. It’s pretty funny how our minds can so easily talk ourselves out of what we WANT simply out of fear of being rejected, judged or simply because taking a risk is not worth it. ATARLO started off as something really personal, simply telling people about it was hard enough – let alone building this …

2016

Thinking back to five years ago, I would never have imagined being in this position…or even 6 months ago. Life always throws some crazy opportunities in the mix and (I admit) I’ve found it difficult to find my balance amongst it all. We’re all human in the end and it is so incredibly easy to push things to the end of the list to focus on others. In the last few months, I managed to finish my Masters degree, say goodbye to uni forever, step into the real world of Architecture and meet some incredibly wonderful people. Looking back on 2015, it …

BE HONEST

At times, there are moments where I struggle to be honest, both in front of people and myself. My heart and my head frequently clash, especially at this point in life (I just turned 25, eek!) where I feel crucial decisions need to be made. Decisions about career, relationships, family life, travel etc., everything seems like a rush with little time and this adrenaline that I cannot seem to shake off. The second half of the year has rushed by quickly and I found myself writing a list of goals yesterday that I’m rushing to achieve by the end of the year. We …

DO IT!

I had this conversation with one of my bestest friends about how ridiculous it is that at the age of 17, we’re pressured to figure out what we’re meant to spend the rest of our lives doing and expected to love every minute of it. In a society that is so competitive and judgmental, I understand how much pressure we feel to live a certain way or to fulfil goals by a certain age. Sometimes, it is important to not forget what drives us on the inside and to not let routine overshadow our capabilities. Society can pressure us to be so logical …

DREAM

I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer, always thinking of ideas and believing we’re all bound to do amazing things. I often find it difficult to put those ideas to reality because of fear or lack of motivation, especially when at such a young age we’re pressured to figure out what career we must stick to for the rest of our lives. Any time I heard the word dream, goals or passion, I always cringed a little bit inside. I’m not sure why! I always thought that everyone in their 20s were meant to stick to one path and …

A Confession

So I’ve got a bit of a secret to share…Throughout the last 4 or so years I’ve started so many blogs that I never shared with anyone because I didn’t have the confidence. When I was living overseas last year, I met some super creative people who pushed my boundaries and helped me learn a bit more about myself. For some unknown reason, I felt things really just fell into place as a sign for me to chase something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I was super young. Many of my close friends know I have a love for fashion …