I just had to introduce you to Carly. She’s the founder of swimwear brand UNE PIECE. What I love about Carly’s vision for her business was that it was ALL about creating something that helps women feel confident, empowered and beautiful. When I first met Carly many years ago, her motto was 'life is beautiful' and she's created a beautiful brand with this idea front and centre.
She has a huge heart, is massively generous and radiates wellness. I asked her to share her take on what makes life glorious.
Hello lovely. How are you feeling today?
Excited! One more sleep till I get to fly to my other favourite city in the world, London. I live in Brisbane in sunny Queensland, in Australia.
You’re amazingly talented. Tell us how you help high-flyers to feel gloriously well.
I started www.unepiece.com to deliver what a lot of women want when they go to the beach: something that makes them feel confident, empowered and therefore beautiful. The product has been really carefully crafted and tested with many women. I have been through over 11 rounds of samples to get us to the product it is today. I didn’t rest until I was sure women would love it.
I think we offer something unique to the market: a new category of swimwear with the icon launch product the Original Sexie Rashie and also a new brand positioning and attitude. UNE PIECE is a chic, sophisticated and aspirational brand with a beautiful aesthetic.
It is inclusive and celebrates women. This isn't a marketing tactic, it's the reason I launched the brand. I want women to feel good. I’m passionate about being a force for good in an industry that can sometimes prey on women’s insecurities to drive sales. I want to flip that and empower women by creating iconic and beautiful pieces that they feel amazing in.
We have just recently launched #unepiecewomen campaign https://unepiece.com/blogs/unepiecewomen which celebrates amazing women from around the world and seeks to really encourage diversity of beauty and body image in an industry that's known to do the opposite. We've had a really amazing reaction to the campaign to date and this is just the beginning!
What drives you crazy?
Crazy good: time with my baby boy, husband, family and friends. White wine, seafood, laughing, sunshine, good vibes.
Crazy bad: not enough sleep, not enough water, not enough laughing.
What do you love?
Creating a business of my own where I can have the flexibility to be with my son and husband at home, as well as do something I really love and believe in. I love yoga, time with friends, travel and adventure, peace and relaxation, being creative and productive. I love cuddling my son, my husband and my Cavalier King Charles, Matilda Elizabeth Brown.
Tell us three things we can all do to uplift our energy and to glow with good health.
1. Good sleep
2. Hang with the radiators and avoid the drains
3. Meditation and yoga
4. Green juice (that's four but they're all so important)