To kick off the first in the series of the The Frankie Jones FIVE, we though we'd take you behind the curtain, and get our staff member Anthea to answer 5 questions of our choosing...
The idea behind The Frankie Jones FIVE is for us - and YOU - to get to know our tribe a little better (and give us some kind of legit reason to stalk our Instacrushes because #creeps).
1/ Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Anthea and at FJL I am the Sales & Customer Relations Manager and Cath's Assistant.
This means I can be doing anything from packing orders, to figuring out exchange rates for our overseas retailers, sourcing locations for shoots and answering emails. Everyday is different and that's why I love it! (I also don't mind that I get to cuddle baby Isla in the office.)
Outside of FJL I am a mumma to one little firecracker and a crochet nut/nerd. I also teach professional development and craft classes to Melbourne's creative masses.
2/ What does "Sustainable Fashion" mean to you?
It means making considered choices when I spend and being pro-active in knowing about the labels I choose to support.
It's important to me that I know the workers are paid fairly, the environment is being looked after in production, that the company "gives back" in some way and that the pieces that I buy are going to LAST.
I am also a huge fan of small business and handmade, so these ideals often go hand-in-hand.
3/ How would you describe your style?
Vintage with a twist! I love fashion from the 40s to the 70s and I like to mix up my outfits with inspiration from these decades.
I'm only 5 feet tall so I also love me a sky-high heel! Over the years I've learned that a cinched high waist and a good eyebrow can usually hide all sins.
4/ Who are your fashion idols?
Vivienne Westwood, Grace Coddington, Gwen Stefani, Susie Bick - I could go on and on!
I love these women because they aren't "conventional" when it comes to the industry but they run their own race and do it with such CONFIDENCE.
5/ Match-Matchy OR Clashy-Clashy
Matchy all the way! I am firm believer that you can never have too many stripes, leopard print, tartan and denim - just NOT ON THE SAME DAY.