Interviewing…

February 27, 2018

#WOMENWHOROCK

 

This week I am SUPER excited to announce that I’m starting an interview section on my blog. The subject matter #womenwhorock will be Q&A’s with some of the most fantastic females I come across in my work and daily life plus those women who inspire me. All these women have a story to tell and I am honoured that they can share information and knowledge on this site. Hopefully you can learn from them and about them.

This new section on the blog is inspired by my late grandmother, who used to instil in me the importance of women in the work place. An absolute zeitgeist for her generation, she knew a thing or two about women who rocked. She worked as a teacher and owned a school way before equality was even a thing! She really was one of the first Girl Bosses out there. I learnt so much from the knowledge she passed down to me. She used to instil in me every day she was alive how important it was for women to work, hold their own financially and still keep their femininity. Hard work was the key to everything. Granny was years ahead of #metoo and #timesup, she really was her own movement. Still to this day I am inspired by her ethos.

First up is Fashionista, Lady Melissa Percy who in her thirties, recuperating after her divorce in Thailand came up with the idea to set up Mistamina – a chic affordable country clothing line. The range which is full of bomber jackets, chunky knits and fitted shirts is flying off the shelves. Now Missy, is running a successful brand and is taking the fashion world by storm. Mistamina is growing stronger every season and is a reflection of her love of the country having grown up on the Scottish Borders. Here I catch up with her and ask her about a few of her favourite things…

Q

What would you put on your neon sign?

A

I would have ‘Just keep swimming’ as it is my favourite quote from the character Dory in the film Finding Nemo!


Q

Won’t leave home without?

A

My Rayban aviators, my iPhone, and Vaseline cocoa butter in the little brown tin.


Q

Won’t fly without?

A

My cashmere beanie and socks, headphones, iPad loaded with Peaky Blinders and a good selection of Disney films, Beauty and The Beast is my favourite… the old version. I have a cashmere beanie I bought at Baar & Bass, my socks are from M&S, they are thick and warm. I use any old headphones I can get my hands on. Usually just a small set of Bose ones…


Q

Your perfect Sunday afternoon…

A

Walk with the dogs, beat my Dad a few times at ping pong or tennis, a long bath filled with Wilberg pine essence in the big green tub, M&S pj’s and a movie snuggled in a bean bag by a roaring fire with a bowl of spaghetti bolognaise and the dogs. We have one Italian Spinoni called Sasha, one Hungarian Vizsla called Uzi and two cocker spaniels called Hector and Alfie.


Q

Things you buy in bulk

A

Cards, I could spend all day in Scribbler, I have a storage cupboard full of candles. Hair ties are another essential… I’m always running out of them!


Q

Essential beauty product

A

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. It’s the fastest healing cream and most moisturising I think. Any cracks or cuts you put it on the night before are gone in the morning.

 

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream | Cashmere BeaniePeaky Blinders | Beauty & The Beast | Wilberg Pine Bath Essence | Luxe Hair Ties | Diptyque CandlesM&S Cashmere Socks | Cocoa Butter Vaseline | Scribbler Birthday CardBose Headphones | Rayban’s