Up until December 2019 I had been working in a high corporate position in the Sydney CBD and in my spare time had been studying fashion styling and fashion design as it was something I had always been interested in. Figgy started with a clothing stall at Richmond, Castle Hill, Dural and Glenorie markets under the name of ‘Doing Curves In Style’ at weekends as I continued to work in the CBD during the week. The markets enabled me to see if the fashion design ideas that I had in my head would work and I also wanted to listen to what women actually wanted from their clothes. I did this for just over a year and once I knew I was doing the right thing it was all go from there. I decided to leave my corporate job and chase my long term dream of styling women and helping them with body confidence.
I wanted a shop where women of all shapes and sizes could come and feel comfortable and at ease while trying on clothes. I also wanted a place in The Hawkesbury as it has my heart. After months of searching I finally found the perfect place in Richmond and opened the doors of the Doing Curves In Style boutique in February 2020 (bad timing I know), and after being open for a week I had to close down for three months. In my first year since opening there have been fires, floods, the Covid pandemic and then more floods which has been extremely trying to say the least, however, I am still going. The boutique has been a success and my fashion styling business is also 'in full swing' with many customers booking in. Six months after opening I won The Hawkesbury Business Awards for Outstanding New Business which to be honest I did not expect.
I have since gone one step further. In May 2021 I rebranded under the name of FIGGY Boutique and I have designed my own range of women's clothing under the name FIGGY The Label which will be in my boutique around the end of June 2021 in sizes 10 - 24. It will be the Hawkesbury's first home grown women's fashion label of which I am very proud.
We have clothing, accessories, jewellery, homeware and gifts. In other words something for everyone.
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