5 Minutes with ME+EM Founder Clare Hornby
We sat down with Clare Hornby, Founder & Creative Director of ME+EM to talk work/life balance, workwear and success.
DESCRIBE THE ME+EM BRAND IN 5 WORDS
Understated, timeless, luxurious, modern, classic
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SEE WEARING YOUR CLOTHES?
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton, Poppy Delevingne, Olivia Palermo. Women who dress for themselves rather than for the catwalk.
WHAT ARE YOUR ULTIMATE ME+EM WORKWEAR STAPLES?
Casual: Boyfriend Jumper, Layering Shirt, Leggings or the Ruched Mini Dress.
Meetings: Skater Fit + Flare.
WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
To always live in the moment – don’t be too impatient for the future because you’ll rue the years that you ignored.
TELL US WHICH FIVE WEBSITES YOU CHECK EVERY DAY…
ME+EM, the Times, the Guardian, the Daily Mail and Mathletics with my kids.
WE'RE ALWAYS OBSESSING OVER OUR WORK/LIFE BALANCE – HOW OFTEN DO YOU MANAGE TO GET OUT ON TIME?
It’s actually not about a work/ life balance, but a constant feeling of guilt. I worry about my kids not getting enough of my time, and equally, my employees too.
WHAT MAKES ME+EM SUCCESSFUL?
Lots of hard work, lots of listening and following my instincts. I never believe I’m at the top – that’s what keeps me innovated.
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