Michelle Helmer. What. A. Woman. Effortlessly chic, extremely bright, unbelievably kind. I first met Mimi when I joined her pop-up concept (a sideline business of hers) and was instantly drawn to her wonderful energy and brightness. Mimi is one of a kind, a special soul with the hugest heart. I love her love for her family and her passion for life and living. An international jet setter who manages to fit it all in - from juicing first thing in the morning, to daily exercising to her charity work and, of course, running her own business (as well as everything in between).
Loveee any shades of Green.
WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My Mother, Shevy! What a force of nature.
ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
BEAUTY MUST HAVE?
Retinol Night cream.
MOST WORN PIECE OF JEWELLERY?
My diamond ear studs.
FIRST DIAMOND MEMORY?
My grandmother Nanna, diamond necklace, it has a sapphire in the middle and two diamonds around it. I love it! She still wears it to this day! I was always fascinated by all her jewelleries’, she is such a lady.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF JEWELLERY YOU OWNED?
A gold bangle. I love it, I still have it. I keep all my jewellery preciously.
AN ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU WOULD SAVE FROM FIRE WOULD BE...?
My Iroko Dress, it’s a dress my mother made over 20 years ago from her first fashion clothing brand. It’s one of a kind, it’s made with this precious African woven material, it fits like a glove. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have much left from her brand and it’s the only one I have from her.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Nothing asked nothing gained.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A DINNER PARTY WITH 5 OTHERS (ANYONE IN THE WORLD – PAST OR PRESENT), WHO WOULD THEY BE?
Oprah, Anna Wintour, Michelle & Barak Obama and Deepak Chopra.
MOST USED EMOJI?
Nope but always contemplated getting one…. Just never felt I had a symbol or a saying that was significant enough to have forever.
BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX RIGHT NOW?
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
NAME OF FIRST PET?
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Teleportation – to transport myself from places in a blink of an eye.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Listen to your mother, she is actually right! Hahaha!
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Becoming Michelle Obama.
FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
Make my Celery Juice.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR?