TANAYAH SMITH & LAUREN GREEN
Meet Tee & Loz, the fabulous duo from up and coming swimwear and lifestyle label Heyy Dream Swim. Their swimwear is known for psychedelic prints that have been hand drawn by the ladies using vibrant colour palettes which have been hugely inspired by animals and the effortless beauty of the nature and landscapes that surround us. Raw Complexions talks to the bohemian pair from Melbourne about their business and the common issues that surround women in this day.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE YOUR CAREER PATH?
"We have both tried a lot of different things over the years; floristry, uni, firefighting, cleaning, hospitality, pizza deliveries, laboring, and then hospitality again. But none of these seemed to make us happy. Our common love for fashion, art and travel was a huge driving force for us to create something unique (and slightly outrageous) firstly, for all of our friends and then eventually, the world."
WHO HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE?
"We both agree that our friends and family are our biggest influence. We look up to them, admire them and love them- you can’t ask for a better influence than that!"
WHAT DOES BEAUTY MEAN TO YOU?
"Beauty is everywhere, all of the time. It’s your next door neighbour’s daffodils, it’s the freckles on her nose and the smile he gave his mother."
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR YOUNG GIRLS/WOMEN?
"There seems to be too much pressure for the younger generation to finish school, go to university, get married and start a family. This expectation is outdated and not for everyone. Throughout high school, young people need to be educated on life outside ‘the norm’ and be encouraged to look outside the box- to live outside their comfort zone. We remember GAP year talks at school to be the most influential and inspiring for life after school, rather than the unnecessary pressure of ATAR scores.
Young women need to remember that there is always a back door to get to where you want to be, even if you don’t succeed the first time. Follow your heart, follow your instincts and stick to the things that make you happy."
WHAT DO YOU THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES TODAY FOR WOMEN?
"One of the biggest challenges for women today is body image, and the way we compare our bodies to those on social media. We are guilty ourselves, of scrolling through the ‘Instagram vortex’ and comparing our bodies and lifestyles to those highly influential muses. We all need to remember to live in the present and not through our phones or media, because sometimes it’s hard to identify the truth through a phone application."
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN?
"To always follow your gut instinct, no matter what- it’s always right!"
ARE THERE ANY WOMEN YOU LOOK UP TO?
"On the creative side, we love Mara Hoffman. We think she is the most intelligent, creative designer in the world! She is so pure and bold. We just hope to be as successful as she has become, with her art and designs."
ON YOUR DAY OFF
"We can’t go past the days when we are able to lay down, watch a movie and have a big cook up with our girlies!"
YOUR DAILY BEAUTY ROUTINE
Loz: "it’s very simple! Wash your face and put moisturiser on!"
Tee: "I go through the whole routine! I start with washing my face with cleanser from Dr. Natasha Cook, followed by her daily moisturizer and then 30+ daily sunscreen."
YOUR BEAUTY/SKINCARE ADVICE
"Be sun smart chicky babes. Eat well, exercise and be consistent!"
YOUR FEEL GOOD INDULDGENCE
"When you get to snuggle up on those cold, rainy days! Listen to music, draw, and embrace the creative mind."
YOUR FAVOURITE DESITNATION OR HOTSPOT?
"Tulum, Mexico!!!!! The most amazing beaches, people, food and they always have cold beers! Yummm"
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