Show your support for this WA Flourishing Woman!
Perth entrepreneur and passionate supporter of local creative talent, Jacqui Brown, is a finalist in the national Cosmo Fun Fearless Female awards. She is one of three finalists being up against health and fitness coach Amelia Burton and food entrepreneur Annalise Braakensiek.
Jacqui is the Director and Founder of FASHIONWA.com - an online site supporting and promoting WA talent in the fashion industry including stylists, photographers, makeup arts, writers and fashion designers.
Jacqui grew up experiencing a multicultural childhood living abroad with her family in a number of countries and consquently when she was 16 and with her family settled in Perth, she was quite happy and content to stay in one place. Unfortunately this period that Jacqui was spending time building her career working at modelling agencies in Perth making friends coincided with many of these friends leaving WA due to the modelling and creative work not being available in their hometown.
Jacqui's vision for FashionWA is for it to become a place where she can hire locally and offer a supporting, nurturing and all-encompassing environment for new and emerging creative talent - to keep talent here in the West.
Speaking with Jacqui you realise she's a great ambassador for WA and is passionate about the wonderful lifestyle we can have here. When asked why FashionWA, Jacqui says, "I want to make people fall in love with WA."
So, as a flourishing woman, what are Jacqui's Top 3 Tips for Success?
"1. Loyalty is forever. Support and appreciate the leaders, friends and industry who have helped you. I have been very fortunate to work full time in the local fashion industry since I was 17, for this reason I always try to by WA clothing. Without these designers there would be no need for stylists, models, photographers and make up artists.
2. Believe in yourself. You know yourself better then anyone else, if you truly know you can do something then go for it!
3. Make mistakes. We are all human, we all have a hiccup once in a while. "
Get behind Jacqui Brown and support her here: http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/fun_fearless_females_vote_now.htm
See some WA fashion at Flourish's Swan Valley shoot here