Billie Whitehouse | Co-founder & Creative Director At Wearable Experiments
Billie Whitehouse is the FUNDAWEAR designer, the co-founder and creative director at Wearable Experiments, and Alumni Manager at Whitehouse Institute of Design in Australia. She is an innovative designer, fashion educator, and stylist. Billie has been recognised for her work on FUNDAWEAR, with the campaign receiving a Silver Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Billie is an aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and innovation. She has also funded a scholarship for Australian Indigenous Fashion Week and she is also on the Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD) committee.
My Definition Of Success | Success is defined by fulfillment (for me). Fulfillment comes from growth, challenge, “good” work and the ability to affect change. Yes over the years the notion of success has changed for me, it is no longer measured in material things but things that are GOOD at their core.
The Difference Between good And Great | People who are good at what they do, do it because they are good at it. People who are great at what they do, do it because it because they feel like they cannot exist without it. They are powered by a force larger than them and believe that what they are doing NEEDS to exist.
The Characteristics Of People Who Succeed | Comes down to small attributes; working everyday, being honest with themselves and others, optimism beyond compare, making every step count towards the goal in mind, never letting the collective opinion of “you” affect who you are and loving every minute of this life experience.
I Don’t Believe In Failure | But I believe in learning fast from your mistakes.
Lessons I Have Learnt | The collective perception of yourself is not who you are, whether it is because your product is fabulous or terrible that does not define the human. This took me a long time to learn however I believe that if you know the importance of presence, you stop living though the eyes of everyone else and just live.
Dealing With Doubt | Self doubt used to drive me, now it exists as something I register and then ignore because I know that the work I do NOW is a better use of my time than dwelling on the doubt of the future.
Advice On Building Wealth | WORK EVERY DAY. And be better at it than anyone else.
I Am Inspired By | Phillip Stark and Jean Paul Gaultier – designers, anthropologists, entrepreneurs and LOVERS
The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | I would like to be remembered as someone who LOVED! Loved the people that I designed for, fell in love with goodness and gave love to those that deserve it.
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