Talk about a quiet achiever. When the media is saturated with the same talking heads over and over again, it's so refreshing to hear the voice of one girl - Courtney Saxon - who is just out there doing it. Together with her sister Jade, she has grown Luxe Accessories from a small operation selling jewellery to a comprehensive accessories business that is stocked in more than 120 stores across Australia. And that's just since 2001.
What five words best describe you? Passionate, loyal, optimistic, humble, vivacious.
What's your proudest achievement? There is not a day that goes passed that I'm not grateful for what my sister Jade and I have achieved so far with Luxe. When I think back to when we first started the business, our collection consisted of 10 styles of earrings, and now our ranges present over 120 leather bags, clutches, belts and footwear styles, stocking to over 120 stores nationally.
Who inspires you? Definitely my mum - she has always had a strong mind and believes there is nothing you can't do if you put your mind to it.
What are you passionate about? The 3 Fs - Family, Friends and Fashion.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Nothing comes for free. If you put in hard work, results will follow... And the things you work hard for, you appreciate the most. Always believe in yourself and aim high. If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll only go where you've always been.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? My Grandpa. Even though he was alive when I was very young, I would love to meet him today. Everyone says that Jade and I got our artistic talent and creativity from him.
What's next? We're aiming to hit the international market with Luxe.
What are you reading? Jodie Picoult - My Sister's Keeper.
Images courtesy of Luxe Accessories