Interview with Sophia Norris (@lbd_accessories)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

LBD was realised quite by accident, Sophia was again experimenting with polymer clay reminiscent of her childhood hobby, whilst designing little girls necklaces for her new clothing range Sophia threw the leftover beads together for herself. After many compliments and enquiries about her own necklace, Sophia found her feet designing exclusively for women and creating a range of jewellery and leather accessories. A statement in the simplicity of design and understated elegance of the LBD range of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, keyrings, and a new handbag range, are as individual as they are distinctive. Inspired by her rugged coastal surrounds Sophia curates a range of pieces influenced by the seasons.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

LBD has rapidly drawn attention after featuring in ‘52 Weeks’ a blog produced by Business Mamas and can now be found in more than 20 independent boutique retail stores throughout Victoria and beyond. Currently collaborating with The ARK Clothing Co. LBD is featured in the Explore Travel 17 collection. A complementary visual aesthetic, simplicity of style, design, and a meeting of business ethic sees the partnering broadening reach of both audiences.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

I love that I can work from home and work around my children’s schedules. It is wonderful to watch them grow and thrive and to also be creative myself and to enjoy “me time” every day, so as I can give the best version of myself to everyone.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Not sure?

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I like to give back whenever possible. I donate goods to local schools for fundraising events and donate money to St Kilda Mums whenever I can.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Be who you are not who the world wants you to be.

This resonates with me because we often fall into a pattern of doing what we think we should be doing when we should be doing what we WANT to be doing.

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