As a self-employed business woman, I decided to surround myself with positive, motivational and inspiring people. So I started a monthly networking group called 'Wonderful Women: Minding Our Own Business'. To encourage and motivate us I interview inspirational and creative business women, and so far I have picked the brains of Angelique Houtkamp, Michelle Ward, Maureen Jann, Hayley Southwood and Rebecca McWattie.
I was super excited to interview Bernie Dexter, who is in my opinion, the face of Rockabilly fashion. Bernie's face is instantly recognisable to anyone who has dabbled in any vintage or Rockabilly scene. Not only is she a pin-up model but she also has her own fashion brand (which she of course does her own modelling for!).
Bernie Dexter: I started my line about 2 years ago. After modeling for so many other vintage inspired companies and seeing their great successes I decided to share my own point of view. My goal was to breathe new life into the reproduction world - so much was being regurgitated. I have spent a lot of time on fit & searching for unique prints...Oh & most important! It is 100% made in the U.S.A.!
ReeRee Rockette: Do you have any advice for women wanting to start their own brand or business?
ReeRee Rockette: Have you made any mistakes along the way?
ReeRee Rockette: Where would you like your business to go?
ReeRee Rockette: What have been your most proud moments?
ReeRee Rockette: How do you schedule an average day? Do you have routines, or is every day different?
ReeRee Rockette: When things get difficult how do you stay motivated?
Bernie Dexter: I put on some good rockabilly music and everything gets better!
Although a few of Bernie's pieces are stocked in the UK, we definitely need to get a fully stocked UK stockist so that I can buy that suit....and the leopard print dress....oh and her lingerie.....and shoes.....