Designer with an Edge

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Melody Simone remembers fondly growing up with four brothers in the small town of Powelltown, located in the magical Yarra Valley.

“I grew up with four brothers and I was a bit of a ‘tomboy’.  I had always liked to draw but I wasn't even aware of fashion back then,” Melody remembers.

The now designer of Melody Simone is based in Castlemaine and draws her inspiration from a range of sources such as old movies and confident women.  This designer specialises in bespoke bridal wear [custom made wedding dresses], ready to wear bridal, special occasion and cocktail wear.

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The Accidental Makeup Artist

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“I decided there and then that no-one was going to do my makeup for me ever again.”

That’s a statement from Ash Morales, who is reflecting on the moment that inspired her to take the first steps into the world of makeup artistry. 

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The Power Player

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Growing up in Seymour, Gabrielle Richards [Gabe], like most kids, loved playing sports and participated in many, such as swimming, athletics, netball and tennis to name a few, but had no idea that one day she would become a professional Basketball player.

“My family was a big tennis family and I was like the black sheep I guess, as I was really bad at tennis,” Gabe laughs.

“I was a good physical specimen for sports, I was taller and stronger but I just never really enjoyed the individual sports.”

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Exercise. Live. Life.

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Katie Sutton is an exercise physiologist who has been in the game for 25 years and loves every minute of what she does.

“I get excited as I have always loved exercise and I have always believed in it,” Katie said.

“With all the research happening GPs [general practitioners] are now sending people to us for exercise instead of just taking a pill or medications to get better.” 

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Taking it to the Next Level

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From humble beginnings Frankie and Co., a small start-up initially operating out of a residential studio, has taken a giant leap and moved premises to cater for its ever expanding business.

Twelve months ago beStella featured founder and owner, Paige Davies, when Frankie and Co was in its infancy of business. Now, in just under a year, we are excited to share how the business has grown.  

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