I never set out to create the label that Amāre has become.
In 2013, I started it as a collection of effortless and timeless essentials. I wanted to create the perfect t-shirt; stylish and structured enough to wear with a cocktail skirt, yet also casual enough to throw on with your favourite jeans. Slogan tees were really having a moment then, and I created a collection of fun printed tees. Its development has all happened quite organically, and each year I have tended to add a new category or fabrication to the mix.
Getting to do what I love everyday is without a doubt the best part of my work. I feel very fortunate that I am living my dream job! Every day for me is completely different and ranges from styling clients in my store, ACO, to buying, designing, working on our photo shoots, running social media, and of course doing bookwork and the dreaded admin!
I am a bit of a one-woman band and have to wear many hats, but I feel truly blessed and fortunate (without sounding cliché!) to spend my days doing what I love most. I often say that ACO is my happy place, and I look forward to every moment that I spend in the store. I love the like-minded people that I cross paths with, from our clients and my staff to designers, agents and manufacturers. The (pre-COVID) travel required for ACO and Amāre is also definitely a perk, and would see me regularly in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.