– Words and photographs by Lia Crowe
Classic, elegant and feminine this is how Natalie, owner of the women’s clothing store Bagheera, describes his personal style.
Originally from Ukraine, Natalie graduated in law from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. However, she started working in retail stores when she moved to Victoria.
“I immediately fell in love with fashion and retail,” she says. “Law school taught me resilience, determination and passion, and I use that every day as a business owner and even more now.”
When asked what excites her most about her job, Natalie replied, “Make women happy. I strive to be up to date with the best styles, and it is amazing to provide a unique experience for the women of Victoria.
And what does Natalie love the most about living and working here?
“Victoria has such an incredible entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial spirit – everyone supports each other so much. In terms of life, I love all of our abundant restaurants, our access to the ocean, and the opportunity to be in nature.
Considering the many years she has worked as a business owner in Victoria, I ask what quality has led to her continued success.
She says, “Visualization and persistence has led me to many successes and goals. ”
Uniform: Jeans, dress top and blazer.
Favorite pair of shoes: DATE sneakers.
Favorite job tool: My MacBook Air.
Accessory you spend the most money on: Shoes.
Moisturizer: Chanel Sublimage.
Sniff: Fragonard Belle De Nuit. It is an exquisite scent of Provence.
Essential hair product: Oribe Serene.
Beauty secret: Sleep and a routine! I believe in having a beauty routine every night and going to bed early (9 p.m.).
Style and life inspirations
Style icon: Coco Chanel and Madame CJ Walker. I am truly inspired by the two women who persevered and succeeded in difficult times and circumstances.
Work of art: Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Last good read: Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.
Age of time that inspires your style: Paris in the 1920s.
TV show that inspires your style or whose style you love: Gender and city.
Favorite flower: Peonies.
Preferred application: Head space.
Favorite place overall world: Victoria. It never fails to amaze me the feeling I get when stepping out of a plane on a trip far away.
One thing that cheers you up during these difficult times: Family and friends.
Story courtesy of Boulevard review, a Black Press Media publication