Inspired by our RADICAL VISION partnership with Not-For-Profit 'Wear For Success' we continue our exploration on what it is to create a meaningful work life with the words of our amazing eyewear ambassadors. With a focus on how they manage challenges and build resilience at work we asked each of our gorgeous models to finish a few sentences whilst on set for our campaign look book.
This week we meet artist Esther Olsson, as well as Radical Yes! customer and Eduction Consultant Julie Symons.
ESTHER OLSSON – ARTIST / ILLUSTRATOR
My work life is… A crazy whirlwind! Not one week is the same, but at 22 I think this is ok. It keeps my mind active & I find inspiration in all aspects of this, running from location to location, working my part time job to pay for my art or the wild nights out! It all leads to something :-)
When I find myself in a challenging situation and I need to change my outlook I … listen to 90s RNB, call family because they always know what to do, but most of the time I just think about how amazing the year has been and all the awesome people I have met. I always try do the best thing of the day every night after dinner! (A tradition my mum started when I was young).
My go-to outfit when I need to ‘wear for success’ is…it is so important to feel confident in an outfit. I don't think I have a go-to but I do love Melbourne labels like PAM, Kuwaii & Verner. I feel they make clothing that is fun but also respectable & supporting Melbourne makers is an awesome excuse to shop!
JULIE SYMONS – EDUCATION CONSULTANT
My work life is…rewarding, challenging and hectic at times but above all else it is fulfilling. It requires me to think deeply, be creative, organised and strategic.
When I find myself in a challenging situation and I need to change my outlook I... take a deep breath, LISTEN with my heart and my head and remember to ask curious questions with grace and composure. There is always something to learn. If the challenge is around my self talk, I think about what I might say to a dear friend and then treat myself with a similar level of encouragement and gentleness. If all else fails ‘walk slowly’ – it gives you space to think and re-frame!
My go-to outfit when I need to ‘wear for success’ is…my most comfortable outfit which are my luxurious black trousers and turtle neck, teamed with my red and purple specs and purple earrings, and finished off with my colour-splashed black RadicalYes! shoes. I am comfortable, I can move and my shoes are a conversation ice-breaker!