Spell HQ: Meet the team

Everyday we walk through the doors of our Byron Bay office and are greeted by a passionate collective of men and women, all living out their dreams.

We wanted to share some insight into some of the amazing people behind our brand, so chatted to just a few of our team to ask what inspires their style, how they stay balanced, and what they love about being a women in business today.

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Sarah | Marketing Manager

How do you describe your office style?  

At the moment with the cooler mornings and warmer days it’s all about versatile dressing in the office, so I’ve been pairing a biker boot or cool vintage jacket with pretty summer dresses. 

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

A daily meditation practice is a non-negotiable for me, followed by a yoga class or walk by the ocean. These morning rituals are essential to prime myself especially for a busy day ahead.

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

I love that every day I am able to surround myself with inspiring women who are the epitome of a modern day superhero. Women in business today are smashing through glass ceilings and encouraging each other to shoot for the stars. Surrounding yourself with a supportive network enables you to reach your full potential and hopefully inspire future generations to follow their hearts and feel empowered to find their creative calling whatever that may be. 

Spell Office Style

Spell Office Style

Caitlin | Finance Officer

How do you describe your office style? 

Relaxed, now that Spring is here my favourite thing to wear to work is a comfy tee knotted over a flowy beautiful Spell dress.

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

Life can be so busy, so to stay balanced I make sure that I stay connected with nature. My favourite thing to do after a big day is go for a sunset surf, the colours reflecting on the waves make everything magical.

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

I love everything about being a woman in business today! In the past I have experienced subtle sexism in the workplace (I recommend reading Feminist Fight Club for anyone who has also experienced this), but instead of letting it get me down I became empowered. Empowered by reading and hearing about other womens experiences, and to make a change.

Now I am lucky enough to work in the most supportive, amazing office with so many inspirational women who love and care for each other. So I guess that is what I love most about being a woman in business today, by sticking together and empowering each other we all succeed to become Girl Bosses.

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Angela | Customer Experience Manager 

How do you describe your office style? 

All of the styles! Some days I’ll want a ripped band tee with a skirt & slides, some days I’m swanning about in a turban or a floor length gown… I have been known to wear my wedding dress to work, and I am a sucker for wanting one of everything in each collection. 

I mix prints, clash colours and often horrify my teenage son as I leave the house.. I don’t believe there is any such thing as ‘overdressed’.

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

Sunrise or sunset, I need to see the ocean or my river and watch the sun rise or fall to centre the day. 

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

It really is the eternal mother/lover/feminist/career woman internal juggle – but I know how incredibly privileged I am to be supported no matter which path I chose each day. 

We are surrounded by so much creativity, talent, hard work & inspiration here at Spell ~ and I love that we are encouraged to thrive and challenge ourselves as women in this space.

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Mel | Personal Assistant

How do you describe your office style? 

Working in a creative environment I find it gives me the confidence to experiment with my style without judgement. I was raised in the city so I still have a touch of luxe/corporate edge, usually just with a heeled boot or the occasional shirt (but now mixed with denim cutoffs, not pencil skirts hehe). 

Since working at Spell colours have filtered into my once very monochrome wardrobe, I do still tend to dress it up rather than be too casual in the office.

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

I stop at the same coffee shop every morning, grab a takeaway coffee and drive to the ocean for a 10 minute stop. There is no use being so caught up in work life that you lose sight of the beauty that is around you. I work hard to support and better my lifestyle, so best not to lose sight of it! 

My partner has also imposed a no phones in bed rule, so no longer are my emails the last thing I see before I close my eyes at night. Instead we chat or I listen to the ocean before drifting off.

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

I think the fact that I don’t see my self as a ‘woman’ in business, more so just a business person. I must admit though, I do like the element of surprise that accompanies being a strong, driven and confident woman, it is quite empowering (self high-five when you drop knowledge on the unsuspecting! haha).

I also feel that business women tend to have this fierce tenacity.…we can be tough but tender. I think there is a real place for compassion in business which is just comes naturally to women.

Spell Office Style

Spell Office Style

Angela | Inventory Co-ordinator

How do you describe your office style? 

Quick, casual and comfortable. Having an ever increasing collection of Spell and vintage dresses helps with that. I love to be able to throw on a dress and be done.

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

I meditate every morning and try to get to yoga as often as I can. I also love to have a coffee break every work day. It’s so good to get away from my desk, get outside and connect with a friend for a few minutes.

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

The past few roles I’ve had have been in companies that are either lead by women or have a completely female workplace and that’s become something that is so important to me. I feel that it’s a completely different dynamic in the workplace. It’s a more nurturing and supportive environment – less egos to deal with! I’ve been really lucky to work for women who are accomplished and inspiring, but also relatable and down to earth. 

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Roxy | Graphic Designer

How do you describe your office style?

I love to mix my Spell pieces up with my street wear – a classic Spell tee or blouse with denim and converse is what you’ll usually see me in.

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

My morning ritual includes a strong coffee and listening to a new album or Triple J on my drive to work. In the afternoon I love going to Burleigh Hill and walking around the headland – there’s something about seeing the ocean and smelling the fresh air in the national park I find super rejuvenating!

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

I love being able to apply myself in something I’m so passionate about for a brand that I fully align my own ethics with! I love working in business and stretching myself to do better all the time.

Spell Office Style

Spell Office Style

Libby | Logistics & Systems Manager

How do you describe your office style?  

I’m a bit of a chameleon depending on my mood or how I want to feel that day, so it can be anything from monochrome black, whites and greys to bohemian florals or my skinny jeans with a denim shirt and RM’s!

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced? 

I’m obsessed with Pilates Reformer so try to get in a few classes a week before work.  I also like to wake up a couple of hours before I leave for work in the morning to sit and relax with coffee and breaky before starting the day.

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

For me its knowing I have a team of supportive women around me everyday, our culture is vastly different from any other industry I’ve been a part of and it’s that support and friendship that makes us each feel empowered to succeed and reach for more in our careers and life.

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Belinda | Customer Experience 

How do you describe your office style?

It’s quite classic and understated, but I like to mix that up with some bohemian pieces and also throw in the occasional statement gown. I love the Lolita Cut Out Maxi because it is so effortlessly glamorous.

Life is busy! What daily rituals do you have to stay balanced?

Yoga, meditation, nature and the ocean are the medicines I seek to keep me grounded within the chaos of life. I make sure I indulge in at least one of these every day. 

What do you love most about being a woman in business today? 

The best thing is having the opportunity to work with amazing women in my chosen field. I am blessed to work with a community of women who are each inspirational in their own special way. 

We’ve recently been nominated in the Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards for Fashion Designer of the Year! 

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Thank you for your support. 

xx