One of our FAVOURITE perks about doing what we love is having the chance to meet the gorgeous people within our community. If you've been following Ruby Olive for a while, you may have noticed that we put frequent call outs for our customers to come and be our models. The reason for this is because well, who else looks better in our jewels than YOU! The real people behind our brand.
Kate wears the Contrast Striped Edge Necklace in Multi $85
Pictured above is the gorgeous Kate, who quickly shot up her hand to be our most recent customer model. Kate has been a customer of ours for a while now, and we thought she'd be perfect to come and have a play with our upcoming (and unreleased!) jewels. We got to know a little more about Kate, and found out what a lovely, and kind soul she is.
Read on to find out more about Kate's story, and how she found her way into our colourmad world in a very bittersweet way...
RO: Tell us a little bit about yourself?
K: I'm a mum, 41, 3 kids, a qualified accountant but currently work as a tutor at UQ through the Business School.
RO: Why did you say YES! to being a RO superstar model?
K: There was no other answer! Yes was a definite. I saw the post that Skye put on Facebook and I thought absolutely! I'd love to do that.
P.S. The post Kate is talking about above was posted in our private Facebook group, where we often put callouts for customer models, ask for design opinions, hold exclusive sales, and early releases of new collections. Click HERE to join!
Kate wears the Wonderland Flat Disc Necklace $45
RO: How did you find RO?
K: A few years ago after my second child was born, I suffered from severe post natal depression. A girlfriend of mine encouraged both of us to do a TAFE course where we made some jewellery, and my love of resin jewellery developed. Meanwhile, another girlfriend of mine found someone wearing some RO one day and asked her where she got her piece from, and she said it was Ruby Olive. My girlfriend told me about this and the rest is history...
RO: What does being part of the RO Community mean to you?
K: It's a great place to share people's ideas for what they're wearing for the day, and how they put jewellery into their everyday lives. It's really great to see people dressed up, and dressed down. It's great to share.
RO: What's your signature style?
K: My signature style is definitely jeans and a nice top, as says Styling You! My signature style is green too, green is what I love. I absolutely love the colour green in dresses, tops, or jewellery...
RO: What's your go-to Ruby Olive piece?
K: That's definitely my Mod Squad Ring! I wear it all the time, it's firmly on my finger.
RO: What's something you're passionate about?
K: I am passionate about my family, my husband, my 3 children. Within that, I love reading and I love teaching my children to read, following reading websites, and finding out about books. I absolutely think it's the key to all of learning.
RO: What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
K: My dad always used to say to me that you can't have the good without the bad, and that applies to everything.
RO: What's your best life hack?
K: Best life hack - dry shampoo! For sure.
Kate wears the Aurora Solar Necklace in Orange $48
RO: If you could go anywhere in the world for 2 days, where would you go?
K: I would DEFINITELY go to Paris! I love Paris, I've been there before. I studied French at school, and I love all things Parisian.
RO: What's your drink of choice?
K: Skinny cappuccino in the AM, and oh it could be anything in the PM... love a nice glass of wine!
RO: Tell us a funny story about... your kiddies!
K: Oh there's so many, one particular one... My 6 year old daughter said to me, "Mum, I really want to be a mum and have children when I grow up" and I said "well you can! What's wrong?" and she said "well mum, I do NOT want a man to put his penis inside my vagina!"
RO: Cats or dogs?
A big HUGE thanks to the lovely Kate for joining us on set and taking the time to let us get to know her a bit better. You can view all of Kate's gorgeous photos across our website and on our social media channels! Watch our video interview with Kate here:
Who would you nominate as our next SUPERSTAR customer model?