fashion designer breanna musgrove

How idyllic does a year off in Mexico sound? That's what Breanna Musgrove, a native of Vancouver, Canada, did with her boyfriend. They lived in a small house with a view of the sea at Puerto Vallarta. While there she formed the idea for Scout & Catalogue. The bohemian laid-back days of life in South America still influence her designs, and outlook on life.

Which five words best describe you? Intuitive, critical, exaggerator, procrastinator, giggler.

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I got my degree in communication design and worked as a graphic designer and creative director in fashion for quite a few years before leaving to start my own business. I really thought I'd be working in the marketing world forever but my boyfriend and I took a year off and lived in Mexico and it was there that I began making what was to become Scout & Catalogue.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Everything works out... somehow. I am definitely a worrier and it's been really interesting to run a small business with no guarantee of a steady income. It's challenging, rewarding but also totally terrifying. The more I play with it the more I see that every hurdle can, and will, be overcome.

What’s your proudest career achievement? Realising that my career wasn't everything - that life is made up of so many parts and my job was, and is, really only one of them.

What’s been your best decision? To take time out of my "real" life and move to Mexico with my boyfriend. Living so simply for over a year really brought a lot of things into perspective.

Who inspires you? Anyone who is following their dream.

What are you passionate about? My business and my family.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I think I'd be greedy and instead of just one person I'd like to do a time travel of the history books - kind of make visits to key moments to see what really happened. A little bit Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure but without bringing people back to the future in a phone booth to create entertaining shenanigans for all.

What dream do you still want to fulfil? Work/life balance.

What are you reading? Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter - Simone De Beauvoir.

images courtesy of scout & catalogue