Here at TBC we love to use real girls as models. Not only because our lovely customers find real girls easier to relate to, but because to us – real un-photoshopped girls are the most beautiful.
I am so blessed to be in such an amazing network of ladies I’ve met through running my business, University and everyday life.
Georgia Lucas is one of them. We met whilst doing a paper in San Francisco and from the first moment we realised we had more than a love of fashion and serious sassiness in common.
Georgia is such a motivation to me and our friendship always pushes me to strive to be the best version of myself and learn to love the woman I am.
We asked her a few questions on how she feels about confidence between us women… I hope you find this as inspiring and empowering as I certainly do.
Who are you?
Georgia Lucas, I am in Digital and Social Media Campaign Manager at Vineonline, NZ Wine Cellars
What does confidence mean to you?
Confidence to me is knowing who you are and being comfortable in your own skin.
What empowers you as a women?
I am an innately a confident person, and have been since I was a kid, so I am lucky in that way but nothing empowers me more than knowing I have left my comfort zone way behind and pushed myself. Comfort to me is much like conformity and that is not where you want to be.
What knocks your confidence down and how do you deal with that?
I think we are our own greatest critics, when I start to doubt myself, I feel that others around me are doubting me too, which probably isn’t true. I tend to reach out to those who I know me, just to get a bit of perspective, which usually helps.
How has confidence helping in your career so far?
Confidence has helped me a lot in my career, from the get go I was confident enough to negotiate my first salaried role and clearly discuss my personal development goals. Working in a corporate, which is somewhat male dominant can be intimidating so being confident and backing myself has really helped me create a strong presence in the workplace. If you want to be a “Girl Boss” you have to earn it!
What advice would you give our customers about self-confidence and believing in themselves?
My advice is stand up for what you believe in no matter what, there are always going to be people who doubt you or disagree with you, but that’s life. Being confident isn’t about being bolshie and loud all the time, it’s about knowing when to shut up and when to speak your mind. Just remember no-one will ever be able to make you feel as good as self-accomplishment.
What piece of clothing makes you feel confident to take on the world?
I always feel confident in a really well tailored shirt and a pair leather boots, simple but effective.
What women inspire you?
Women who can be happy for other women inspire me, there is nothing more attractive than a woman who finds happiness in someone’s else’s success. I am not really one for “celebrity role models” but I am very fond of Blake Lively, she handles the limelight so gracefully its insane.
What’s your favourite piece out of The Borrowed Collective and why?
My favourite Borrowed Collective piece is the Self Portrait Wave Trim dress because it makes you feel like a bloody rock star!
Thanks G! Love you!