A Chat with Stacey - Willow Mae Designs


We sit down with Stacey of Willow Mae Designs and have a little catch-up over her style, accessories and the Wild Beauty Collection. 

Hi Stacey! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

 

Hi !! My name is Stacey (-: I am the owner of Willow Mae Designs which is a bohemian leather, fashion and lifestyle brand based out of Mandurah, Western Australia. We have been operating for 2 years and have been stocking the beautiful Little Miss Gypsy and House of Skye for a year or so (maybe longer?). We have an online platform and are also a part of The Junction Mandurah which is an incredible business that houses multiple small businesses under one roof.

I am originally from Queensland, Brisbane/ Gold Coast to be exact but have called the West coast home for the past 4.5 years. I am a practicing nurse on a surgical ward and love it.

I am engaged to my fiancé Andy and we have four fur kids who mean the world to us (2 cats and 2 dogs- yes, we are dog and cat people haha!).

We live by the sea and love our life in WA.

How would you describe your style?

I would describe my style as bohemian, coastal, comfortable and flowy. I love flowy dresses, beautiful prints, statement jewels but always want to be comfortable and feel good in what I am wearing. I love a beautiful maxi skirt, flowy gypsy style dress, colours and definitely lots and lots of jewels.

What inspiration do you use when you're designing your accessories products?

When designing our products I seem to always go back to roses/ flowers/ larimar and turquoise jewels and tassels. I think I get inspiration from travels, the ocean and our coastal lifestyle and my love of ocean blue stones and gems. I want women to love our products and to make them feel empowered and confident when wearing them. I always want our bags and leather products to be a statement in themselves and to be one of those pieces that people stop you on and compliment you on. I think why have a boring black bag when you can have a statement piece that you love!! I have lived overseas and traveled, and I think my inspiration comes from that and also our home town and surroundings.

What are some of your must-have accessories when you leave home?

My must-have accessories that I cannot leave home without would be my Willow Mae handbag. Lately I am obsessing over our Gypsy moon bag it is stunning. I am also always adorned with my chunky rings, necklaces and earrings. I always have a lip balm in my bag (or multiple) and my phone… running a business from your phone it becomes an accessory.

Which are your absolute favourites from Wild Beauty?

I was just saying to someone today that Wild Beauty is my favourite LMG collection in a while. They are all stunning but this one is extra special. I am obsessed with the Wild River Gypsy dress (I have worn it 3 days in a row oops) but also love the Wild Beauty duster dress. I love that this brand is size inclusive, and the materials/ prints are stunning. I love both colourways but may be partial to the cornflower blue. Did I mention that these dresses have pockets!!!!! Amazing.

If you had to choose between living on the coast or living in the countryside, which would you prefer and why?

I absolutely love living on the coast and being able to nip down to the beach, but I am going to say maybe the country. We have been travelling down south a little bit lately and we are just loving the green lush countryside and the fresh air. We recently bought a bus … yep a bus and can’t wait to explore more of our beautiful state.

 Thank you Stacey for taking time out of your day to chat with us. You can find her on her Instagram page or her website.