Oh, it must be time to go to Melbourne again. I've just finished interviewing the cutest store in Lorne (well, it's about two hours' drive from the city) for an upcoming feature in real living and now I'm drooling over the wares at Filly's Stable. The shop is the creative work of Lauren Nicholls and Lena Mendez.
Which five words best describe you?
Lauren: Open, creative, energetic, funny, cool
Lena: Caring, Great business woman, savvy, innovative, fun.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then?
Lauren: my first Job was at a Pet shop, from there I worked at Sports girl and my love for retail grew from there
Lena: I worked on the Shop floor at Jigsaw
What’s your proudest achievement?
Lauren: my proudest achievement would have to be my family and my business
Lana: Getting to do what I love, being a mum, and a successful business woman
What’s been your best decision?
Lauren: Expanding the Business- initially we just had Filly and Mare and then we opened Fillys Stable.
Lena: to be 'ballsie within business'- taking risks.
Who inspires you?
Lauren: My inner circle of friends and family
Lena: My partner- friends, family and kids
What are you passionate about?
Lauren: Creating and sourcing product- and creating outfits from head to toe!
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt?
Lauren: follow your dreams, don’t let anyone stop you.
Lena: 'everything happens for a reason, I know its cliché but its so true'
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet?
Lauren: Little Britton characters
What dream do you still want to fulfil?
Lauren: to become 'global hunter gatherers'
Lena: A Green Pony concept store.
What are you reading?
Lauren: a crappy 'page turner'
Lena: Maya Angelou
Images courtesy of Fillys' Stable