The world is full of some beautiful souls, and it surely seems that Olivier Dupon from Dossier37 is one of them. He is known to many Sydneysiders for his gorgeous shop Lola Et Moi, which he ran for about three years, and now the rest of the world is getting to know his quirky, colourful and inspired ways through his blog Dossier37. Olivier kindly shared these pics with Daily Imprint of his home in Pyrmont. As he describes it, "Great views, great light... We use the flat as a white blank canvas for our collections of antique and modern artworks and designer pieces."
Which five words best describe you? Perseverance, reliability, compassion, flair, hard work.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? I worked for Christian Dior as a production assistant (in the ready-to-wear department). This led to another contract as senior production assistant. From then, I expanded my experience by working for the extreme opposite of luxury fashion, that is mass market fashion. I spent about 6 years as a fashion buyer for a big French retailer. I then moved to London for 4 years as a product manager for a fashion house. I then relocated to Australia, and this big move was a trigger for my current career. I decided to open my own shop [Lola Et Moi] and to work closely with independent designers. Back to the hand-made, unique and creative scene, which is my true passion.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Opening a successful shop on my own, out of no experience in this particular field, in a foreign country.
What’s been your best decision? Pursuing the person, who has now been making me happy for the past 6 years.
Who inspires you? Whistleblowers and scientists (not the sceptic ones).
What are you passionate about? Common sense, environmental issues and creativity.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? Patience is a virtue.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Any billionaire that has no idea how he can make a positive difference in this world.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I will have to get back to you in 5 years' time for that one.
What are you reading? La Délicatesse by David Foenkinos. A french fiction novel (a quirky love story) and probably one of the best books I have read.
images courtesy of dossier37