CARLIE OATES | CURATORS COLLECTIVE
What inspires you?
I am inspired by hard work and mothers who can multitask effortlessly.
How did your project/business idea come about?
I worked in publishing for over 10 years in Sydney. We lived in Bondi and loved our life, but after a career in magazines we wanted to start a family and the country landscape started calling – perhaps it was my Bowral roots surfacing. When we moved to Jugiong I always had a dream of bringing my knowledge of fashion and interiors to the beautiful community, it wasn’t until Poppy was born they I decided to finally tackle my Jugiong dream and opened Curators Collective just over a year ago.
What stage is your project/business in?
Curators Collective is in full swing. We have a retail shop in the heart of Jugiong and an online boutique that mirrors what is currently in store.
What were you doing before you launched your business/project?
I was the Senior Fashion Editor at Sunday Magazine – a News Ltd published based magazine that had a weekly reach of 3.3million people.