Our mutual love was instant, we were meant to meet for a coffee but finished 3 hours later. It was as though we had met in a past life. I was blown away by Laura's ambition, tenacity and humbled by her passion; building a business from the ground up on her own. Laura is brilliant to be around, she's a glass half full kind of the girl, and I have a lot of time for that (especially knowing how hard it is to start your own business). If you want to learn more about a girl boss, start here. Oh and of you're looking for the best (and coolest) mani / pedi of your life it's chez Laura at House of Lady Muck (HOLM).
WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Lately I have to say fellow founders, as they are always so kind with their advice and time as they understand the grind. They keep me motivated and inspired to keep moving forward.
ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
My dog Arthur, obvs. He’s my soulmate.
BEAUTY MUST HAVE?
The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid has been a game changer for me. Skin has never felt better.
MOST WORN PIECE OF JEWELLERY?
My vintage St Christopher’s gold necklace.
FIRST DIAMOND MEMORY?
Raiding my Mum’s jewellery box, begging her to give them to me, she still hasn’t - I’m fuming.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF JEWELLERY YOU OWNED?
I’m half italian, I got given an Italian gold snake ring with a ruby eye when I was a kid for my holy communion - I am gutted to say I lost it.
AN ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU WOULD SAVE FROM FIRE WOULD BE..?
Have to be my Nike air max ones safari’s. I am rarely seen without them.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
No risk, no reward.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A DINNER PARTY WITH 5 OTHERS (ANYONE IN THE WORLD – PAST OR PRESENT), WHO WOULD THEY BE?
Freddie Mercury (ledge) Tom Hardy (FIT) Amy Winehouse (my fave) and all my mates
MOST USED EMOJI?
Yeah a few actually - I want to be covered eventually.
BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX RIGHT NOW?
OZARK - incredible cast.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
Sri Lanka - curry for breakfast, lunch & dinner – what’s not to like?
WHAT TRACK WOULD YOU REQUEST FROM A DJ?
Bit of garage, Heartless Crew.
I would have to say a dog - it’s a dog’s live after all. Get fed, stroked and unconditional love.
Making sandwiches in my local deli - got to love a salami and mozzarella combo.
Leon - hands down, no question.
London, I am biased though as born and bred here.
NAME OF FIRST PET?
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER YOUNGER-SELF?
Stop caring about what other people think of you, be confident in who you are.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
Kiss Arthur (my frenchie) - he sleeps with me.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR?
Being kind and creating a brand that women can relate to and feel happy to be part of.