R.F Muses

Helen Read

Helen is a co-founder at Big Little Brand Co after 10 years in Luxury Marketing working for some of the best including Jo Malone, Soho House and Corbin and King.

Helen is a friend whom gives the best advice; as beautiful as she is smart.  Kind, extremely thoughtful, measured with impeccable manners.  Helen has been in the picture since I was 6, she's family.

NICKNAME? 
Snookie or Snooks 

FAVOURITE COLOUR? 
At the moment… green. 

WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My closest friends - most of whom work for themselves - with their strong personalities, big ambitions and hearts of gold.  

ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
My family. And cake. 

BEAUTY MUST HAVE?
A tangle teaser. 

MOST WORN PIECE OF JEWELLERY?
As of 2018, my Roxanne First wedding band which never comes off. 

FIRST DIAMOND MEMORY?
Admiring my grandmother’s impossibly soft hands and hearing the stories behind each of her sparkling rings. 

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
JFDI (just f*cking do it) 

STYLE ICON?
Rox, of course.  

MOST USED EMOJI?
Smiley face with teeth. In my mind it’s a cheesy grin. 

ANY TATTOOS?
No, never. I change my mind too often. 

FAVOURITE SONG TO SING TO IN THE SHOWER?
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder. 

SIGNATURE DISH?
I really don’t have one because I’m told I can’t cook. 

WHAT TUNE WOULD YOU REQUEST FROM A DJ?
September - Earth, Wind & Fire 

SPRIT ANIMAL?
A lion 

FIRST JOB?
Marketing Assistant at Jo Malone. 
 

FAVOURITE MOVIE?
The Notebook. 

FAVOURITE CITY?
Stockholm – I was lucky enough to live there when I was young. Everyone must go. 

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To fly. 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Stop worrying. 

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. 

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
Hug my husband, and then probably go back to sleep. 

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR?
Being kind.