Thursday, 13 May 2010

one site for everything?

A beautiful eyemask is a big thing to me. This arrived in the post today,

It's so comfortable and unlike most, covers the little holes by my nose.

Q&A with 'Plume Lifestyle'

-So, tell me a little bit about your team and where you are located.
Plume Lifestyle is located in Rugby, Warwickshire.
The team consists of family and friends.
My dad helped me make and design the website, my mum helps me with the beauty and health tips, my younger sister helped with the name and designed the feather logo, my ever patient partner who drives me around searching out ideas for stock and posting orders and my best friend for putting my website on the back of her handmade cards that she's letting me stock.
Though technically it is just me who runs the website I couldn't have done any of this without help!

-How did you get started?
I got started after a conversation I had with my partner about what I wanted be 'when I grow up' I absolutely love working in retail I love talking and interacting with new people everyday. So I decided I wanted to run my own shop. I thought about what I could stock, and came to the conclusion that I should stock things I love. I love being able to pamper myself and have a nice home with cute knickknacks so that was decided!

-What makes 'Plume Lifestyle' different from everyone else?
I'm proud to say I have yet to find a website that offers all that Plume Lifestyle offers.
It's different not because of what I stock but it's what I offer. With my health tips and beauty tricks section, YouTube videos and a link to my Twitter page I offer a person behind the website.

-What are your influences?
My influences are anyone who does what they love. I've worked for a locally run business who stocked similar things to my website, seeing this woman make her own businesses based on things she loved, being able to turn up to work and be happy!

-What are your strengths and weaknesses?
My weaknesses are, wanting to keep all the stock to myself! I have been very restraint actually so am very proud of myself for that. My strengths are my determined mind, once I am set on doing something I will do everything I can to make it happen and succeed.

-What's the best advice you've ever received?
"Try smiling, you look prettier" .

-What do you hope to have achieved in the industry, 10 years from now?
I hope to have achieved enough success to move back down to the South, and
open up my own shop stocking what I do now and more, maybe with a little
coffee shop at the back. ^_^

Thanks to Kirst for all her help. She's lovely and the products are so reasonably priced. Everything you need from one site.