SUNDAY SIT DOWN WITH
OLIVIA ROSE HAVELOCK

This weeks’ “Sunday Sit Down” is with the incredibly talented Olivia Rose Havelock, the woman behind the beautiful made to order brand, Olivia Rose The Label. Olivia Rose the Label has grown to be incredibly successful over the past few years, so I was really excited to chat to Olivia about her experience, her role as a one girl band running a successful fashion brand, and of course her gorgeous designs. I had a lovely time chatting to her and I hope you’ll love reading this little interview I had with her!

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVELY BUSINESS!

“I’m Olivia 🙂 Founder and designer / maker at Olivia Rose The Label and I’m 26 years old. I’ve been living in Edinburgh for 3 years now, but I am actually from a small Northern town, Middlesbrough, in England!”

WHO/WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

 “My grandma! When I was younger she taught me to sew and was the most stylish person ever, I think growing up in an environment like that made me always want to have my own business and be creative / design everyday!”

 

WE LOVE YOUR GORGEOUS COLLECTIONS! WHAT HELPED YOU TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN SIGNATURE STYLE?

   “I’ve always loved fashion, I used to dress up alllllll the time when I was younger and that has carried through to now, I just love experiment with silhouette and I think that shines through with my designs and my style.”

 

YOUR BRAND HAS DEVELOPED QUITE THE CELEBRITY FOLLOWING - THAT'S SO EXCITING! HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN YOU SEE A CELEBRITY WEARING ONE OF YOUR PIECES?

“It feels surreal, every time it happens I have to sit back and think ‘ wow I really made that and now they are wearing it!’ Not only celebrities but with my own customers too! Its the most amazing feeling seeing people look so happy and confident in my pieces!”

TALK US THROUGH YOUR TYPICAL WORKING DAY:

   “They differ massively, I can spend all day cutting and sewing orders – which to me is a fun day and is most days of the week, I usually sew around 2 – 3 items everyday! Or I have days where I have to sit and answer emails / dms / bookkeeping / taxes etc etc the list goes on forever! Haha”

 

DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO ANYTHING WHILE YOU WORK?

  “Yes!! I love listening to podcasts! my fave is Mile higher podcast atm! its usually about crazy conspiracies which I love! I’m also obsessed with tiger king on Netflix at the minute, I have it on in the background right now! Or I’m listening to music – my faves are the smiths, the 1975, queen, tame impala etc 🙂 “

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE FASHION/ DESIGN MEAN TO YOU?

To me, it means making conscious choices in what you make and/or purchase. There are a million ways to be sustainable – but kind of impossible to do it all. As long as you’re making the best choices you can and being responsible about it and putting thought behind what you do, then you are doing a good job!”

 

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS TIME?

“Such a scary question atm! but hopefully, happy healthy and still sewing for all my lovely customers!”

I hope you loved my little sit down with Olivia!

If you’d like to follow more of her journey, you can give Olivia a wee follow on Instagram @OLIVIAROSETHELABEL and check out the rest of her gorgeous designs at

WWW.OLIVIAROSETHELABEL.COM

If you’d like to apply to be interviewed for upcoming “Sit Down Sunday” features, or know an inspiring gal who deserved to be featured – please drop me an email at hello@leighelizabethstudio.com.

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