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Chitter Chatter is a series I’m running all about inspirational women in the wedding industry whom I greatly admire. These women successfully combine running their own business with married life and, in a lot of cases, raising a young family. The ‘Chitter Chatter’ twist is is they have to answer my questions in just 140 characters or less….
Today I’m chitter chattering to Louise Beukes, founder and editor of B.LOVED, a place where she indulges and shares her passions for weddings, interiors, fashion, travel, family and beauty. Super talented Louise also creates trend-led editorial shoots for Louise Beukes Styling. This women certainly knows her ‘pretty’!
What was your first job?
My very first job was an assistant in a garden centre — I’ve no idea why this appealed, I’m the least green fingered person you know!
Tell me more about your career before launching b.loved
I worked as a commercial designer in London for 10 years, designing high quality offices for some of the world’s biggest (and smallest!) brands.
What made you start b.loved ?
I fell in love with being inspired, so decided to do a little inspiring of my own!
What inspires you to keep growing and developing your business?
I think it’s innate in every business owner — the desire to do and be better drives me on.
What obstacles have you overcome along the way?
Leaving my day job was the biggest psychological barrier, it takes a while to get used to not having a regular income!