Monday, 22 April 2013

Yo Mama! An Interview with Prue Brown of Love & Lustre

I've made the confession before that I've become so lazy with dressing at home, that bed for me involves one of Matt's t-shirts, a threadbare pair of pyjama pants and some disheveled hair. I am such a dish. 

Nevertheless, it was a fortuitous thing when I stumbled upon Love & Lustre - a luxe intimate apparel line that's designed locally by two Melbourne mamas, Prue Brown and Dana Burrows.

Kind of fortuitous that it's almost Mother's Day, isn't it birds? Who's not to benefit from beautiful bedfellows?  

So without further ado - let's YO MAMA this thing with Prue Brown! 

PMM: Why do you think it's important to wear something luxe to bed? 

Prue Brown: Having a sound sleep is important to ALL women!  A nasty fabric can be one of the first things to wake a women. Scratchy, stiff, synthetic fabrics can really irritate the skin.  Luxe fabrics should be  mandatory in all sleepwear.

How did Love & Lustre come to be?  

From a desire of finding the perfect knicker.  Dana and I were friends from uni and after several years out in the work force in varying careers decided to come together and create the perfect knickers.  It was really hard to find a well designed, soft fabrication, pretty yet durable pair of knickers!  Our first knicker is still one of our best sellers 11 years later!

You have children - how do you manage running a thriving business, and homelife? 

It is difficult at the best of times, but  Love & Lustre has an amazing team of people who handle the day to day activities of the business and Dana and I have the incredible support or friends and family who always pick up the slack on the domestic front.   

Three tips that save your sanity when it comes to working and being a mum?

1.       Turn your phone off when you arrive at home from school pick up so you can concentrate on just being a mum for an hour or so
2.       Realise that you can’t be everything for everyone – so one thing at a time
3.       Enjoy the wins!

What's a regular day look like for you? 


What's your favourite part of your job? 

I love it when a new range sells through and there is no stock left  - we know we have hit the mark and our product is in demand

And your least favourite? 

Waiting for deliveries that have been held up on the wharf!

Do you ever get to take time out? What do you get up to? 

Absolutely, time out is what keeps Dana and I sane.  We both try to take short breaks at various times during the year.  It allows us to restore our creativity and focus on what’s coming up!  We both love travel so time out usual involves travelling somewhere – whether in the country or overseas. 

What's for dinner? 

Chicken Schnitzel

What's next for Love & Lustre? 

Big Things! 

Find Love & Lustre here
Shop for Love & Lustre here
Or follow them on Facebook here

This is the eighth interview in my Yo Mama! series. Interviews with creative working mamas. Look out for them weekly. 


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