When I embarked upon this adventure I was scared, excited and full of passion and energy.
There was no stopping me.
Whilst there were many people that came into my life at that time, one of them who I have formed a long lasting friendship with is Catherine Kelly who has Embellish Atelier at Rozelle.
Catherine came into my shop (Which was a Hat and Accessory shop) one day, as she was passing.
As Catherine was studying Millinery at the time she introduced herself and we started chatting and we havn't stopped since!
Unfortunately Cath lost her amazing husband John suddenly in 2010. Needless to say the last two years have not been easy for Catherine and her children. I have seen Catherine pick up and push herself through and seeing what she has achieved and done despite all she has been through is just amazing. It just makes me aware that when I am having a bad day it is really just a walk in the park.
At the time John died he had started working for an organization called Activate that Mentors young people.
Cath and the family decided to set up a foundation in John's honour The Trust Company -
John Skipper Kelly Fund - creating leadership opportunities for disadvantaged youth to continue supporting the work he was doing .Which today has raised over $150,000. If you would like to know more click on the link above.
Cath and I had a fun afternoon going through her wardrobe which has some wonderful treasures like the Sage green Vintage dress she is wearing that was her Mum's. We did her hair and make up also.
Cath has a bit of an obsession at the moment for duck egg blue so it features a lot in this post. It is an amazing colour that looks beautiful on her too.