q&a by vitruvi
If you haven't heard of Vitruvi, you need to head on over to their site and check them out this instant. Their products, aesthetic and brand are completely on point. I'm pretty much smitten with their goods and was lucky enough to be interviewed by Sara Panton (co-founder) as you can read here:
When did you start blogging?
“Around 6 years ago. It’s always been a fun little side project of mine and I’m so lucky that it’s opened up doors such as meeting some amazing people, landing me a job in the fashion industry, as well as a few free goodies.”
Where do you get content / visual inspiration: Any favorite blogs / magazines / books / websites?
“Hmm that’s a hard one.. everywhere!? I always love checking in with what’s happening back in Australia via RUSSH magazine or some of my favourite bloggers Harper & Harley, Nadia Fairfax and Modern Legacy. Those Aussies know where it’s at.”
What are you must have essentials in your bag?
Wang wallet. Lucas papaw ointment. Keys. Kit and Ace business cards. Celine sunglasses. Phone.
I travel pretty light.
What is your morning routine?
“I like to take it easy in the morning and I’m definitely not one of those ‘get out the house in 15 minutes’ kinda girl. I usually take my time eating a proper breakfast and potter around the house before I walk to work (a handy 4 blocks away). Coffee is an essential part of the routine.”
How are botanicals part of your life?
“Lucas papaw ointment is one of my favourites from back home. I use it as a lip balm as well as for little burns, insect bites and something I’ll be dealing with in the near future – diaper rashes…
As for natural oils, I’ve been using Mother’s Special Blend for stretch marks. I like that it doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals and instead they’ve kept it simple with: Almond oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter.”
Why do you think using natural products is important?
“Being pregnant has made me so much more aware of not only what I’m eating but what beauty, skin and hair products I’m using. Obviously I don’t want to pollute my body & the baby with any nasty chemicals so I try and steer clear of the big one such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate, parabens, sulfates etc. With that being said, I’m in no way a purist and you won’t be catching me using baking soda as toothpaste. Small changes can make a big difference.”
What are you most excited about right now?
“Can you guess? Obviously having a baby is the most exciting thing right now for my husband and I. It’s pretty amazing seeing all the changes my body is going through from my belly expanding each week to the tiny little kicks I’m feeling… it’s unreal!”