For Mother's Day we're celebrating Tutu Du Monde creator Andrea Rembeck's fashionable approach in a series of mother-daughter portraits with teen-daughter Alyna (stylishly clad in Isabel Marant), alongside our own Eva Galambos her two young daughters; Alexa and Paloma who wear whimsical children’s label Tutu Du Monde. In the shoot at Intercontinental Double Bay, X-Files captures Andrea's fashionable aesthetic.
Tell us about how you created the idea for Tutu Du Monde?Tutu du Monde began with my quest for a ‘ballerina dress’ for my own little daughter. Faced with market offerings of uninspired and uninspiring mass-produced, pink polyester, I instinctively drew on my own design aesthetic and experience and decided to create my own tutus. Thus, the brand was born and formally launched in 2009. What I initially considered a ‘side-project’ soon took over my life.
How do you balance motherhood, career and self-care?I try and have balance in my life which is a lot easier said then done especially when you juggle a fast-growing business and family life. In very busy and quite stressful times, I make sure I carve out time to exercise and eat well to stay mentally focused. It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture sometimes when a lot is happening.
What advice do you have for fearless women in business?Find your niche and be genuine. It will never be a hard sell or feel like hard work when you do something you believe in, something you enjoy and you’re passionate about. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. At the same time be prepared to work harder than you ever have. Take risks, don’t be afraid to fail, most importantly you need to become resilient and pick yourself up again.
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