MARY-LOU RYAN & DEBORAH SAMS
Mary-Lou Ryan – North Bondi, NSW
Deborah Sams – North Avalon
What do you do?
Mary-Lou Ryan – I am a director and designer at bassike.
Deborah Sams – My main role is women’s wear design, however, as co-founder, I work together with Lou on driving creative direction and vision for the bassike brand, across product, marketing and retail.
Mary-Lou Ryan – A neat and tidy home.
Deborah Sams – my wardrobe!
Backstage at shows you’ll find me…
Mary-Lou Ryan – watching from the corner.
Deborah Sams – working closely with our stylist on getting each look perfect, selecting and editing images with our photographer and working back with the team to get the best shot.
Before I walk out the door I….
Mary-Lou Ryan – feed my dogs Pepper and Rocco to distract them.
Deborah Sams – grab my son Jett and Pomeranian, Butchy.
Mary-Lou Ryan – yesterday will never come again.
Deborah Sams – never give up!
A small thing you can’t help but sweat…
Mary-Lou Ryan – waiting for a take-away coffee that takes longer than sitting in.
Deborah Sams – things not being done properly.
Top 5 travel essentials
Mary-Lou Ryan – I always have Aesop ginger inflight therapy, Aesop immediate moisture facial hydrosol spray, comfortable socks,
Aveda brightening cream and a bottle of Mount Warning water for re-hydration.
Deborah Sams – family, my Muji suitcase, bassike tee’s, La Mer ‘The Mist’ hydrating spray mist and myApple iPad.
You’re in a successful business partnership – what are your top tips for fostering great relationships in business?
Mary-Lou Ryan – Always have a clear line of communication, and have an open mind to support opinions and views.
Deborah Sams – Open and honest communication, and doing the right thing by people no matter what the situation is.
You are both supporting Give in Style – an amazing charity raising money for the Mirabel Foundation – what item/s from your wardrobes are you donating to raise funds?
Mary-Lou Ryan – bassike shadowland jacket, bassike shredded denim jacket, bassike flat front cotton pant,Jerome Dreyfuss large billy bag, Scanlan and Theordore vest and Dion Lee blazer
Deborah Sams – My favourite piece that I am donating is a beautiful bassike silk kimono jacket that I really love! It was designed for our Spring Summer 2009 collection.