This week in our third instalment of celebrating AMAZING women, we're introducing you to the lovely Maria of Ivy and Bird.
Maria is a gorgeous friend of ours, and we often wonder if there's anything she can't do! Maria is the owner and founder of Ivy and Bird, which was born out of a desire to create that perfect piece of clothing or jewellery, all hand sourced or created by Maria herself.
Apart from running her business, Maria is a busy Mumma and all round wonder woman. Maria practices all things beauty from makeup to nails, and often does our hair and makeup for Ruby Olive photo shoots. She also cooks the best Greek food you will find around town. We caught up with Maria to find out a little bit more about her passions and what makes this amazing woman... so amazing!
(Maria wears Carousel Sideshow Fringe Necklace $48)
RO: Maria! You have so many amazing skills and seem to be a master of all trades... What are you most passionate about?
Maria: That is probably the hardest question I've been asked, because as you know I just can’t narrow my list of loves down to just one or two! My first love was beauty, brows and nails. Beauty really was my first love and it's become my forever passion.
RO: How would you describe your style?
Maria: My style changes everyday depending on how I feel and what I have on... but if I had to pick an exact answer I would say my style is feminine and eclectic..
(Maria wears Art Series Long Striped Pod Necklace $65)
RO: What's something interesting, or cool that we don't already know about you?
Maria: Ha, okay here is one that gets everyone laughing... I was a dancer and singer at Johnny Young Talent School through my teenage years, and yes, I met Johnny Young!
RO: What does living boldly mean to you, and how do you choose to live boldly?
Maria: Living boldly to me is about being able to live everyday as a creative…. I live boldly by bringing my business ideas to life without boundaries.
RO: What are the top three things, or 'rules' you choose to live by?
Maria: I have three rules that I always live by...
1. The universe is always watching, so be kind in everything you do
2. Always work with true passion in your heart
3. Be grateful!!!
We're taking Maria's advice and feeling very grateful to be surrounded by such awesome women. Thanks so much for sitting down with us Maria, and keep being the superstar you are! You can find and follow Maria on Instagram @ivyandbird