Brief Talk Episode 10, our interview with Farak Mak - Part 2

December 17, 2021

Brief Talk Episode 10, our interview with Farak Mak - Part 2

Brief Talk Episode 10, our interview with Farak Mak - Part 2

Hey, so great to be back with you. As I said last week on our episode of Brief Talk, we've actually had to break down episode 10 into two parts. The incredible Farah Mak sat down with us. And if you haven't had a chance to watch part one of this episode yet, I do really suggest you go back and watch it, because it's truly incredible. I'm so grateful to have spent my morning with her and to be able to share this incredible conversation with you all. So part two, here you go. Thank you so much for joining us and have the most amazing Friday. Take care.

So let's go back to a typical day in the life of Farah. I guarantee you're going to tell me it's so different every day, but I want to see the variety of what's there, because you have so much on. And managing all of this, and a lot of it done in the last 18 months when the world was flipped upside down, so how does it roll for you?

 

Farah Mak:

Okay. So a typical day, like you said, there is no typical day for me, except obviously weekdays is, getting up, getting the kids organized, so normal mum stuff. I try and do strength and mobility training at least three times a week.

Danielle Sady:

Oh wow.

Farah Mak:

Because I find when I... I cannot do cardio, I say to my trainer, don't even ask me to do a burpee because I will run out of here, and it's the only time you'll ever see me run. But strength and mobility-

Danielle Sady:

There's my cardio training.

Farah Mak:

... Strength and mobility, when I'm training with weights and doing all that, in my mind, so mentally and emotionally, I'm like F yes, you got this. So it builds my internal strength as well as my body strength. So that is part of every week. Day to day, because I've got the business, four kids, three dogs, husband, I work in my husband's business as well. And I'm producing the film, I write and all that sort of stuff. So I have to actually structure time because otherwise I tend to be a person that will go, all right, right now I'm going to work on the film and I'll sit there and I'll... I did a rewrite of it the other day actually... and start doing that, and I'll be like, oh, look at that bird flying out there. Maybe I might do a little bit of Worthy Woman Cards, oh no, I'll work on my program. So I have to actually be very structured with myself because I tend to be...

Danielle Sady:

Flighty.

Farah Mak:

Yes.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah. It's that rainbows and unicorns thing. Sometimes the unicorn flies by and you go, woo I'm going to go off with that one.

Farah Mak:

Yes. I'm going to ride that unicorn. But things that are important to me is self-care, and that, again, has not been an easy journey for me, to implement that, because I used to think I wasn't worthy and I have to put everyone else first and make sure everyone else is happy first. But now I'm at a stage where no, no, mummy needs self-care time. So I'll try and implement daily, even if it's just 10 minutes or once a week have a facial, or a walk by myself, or whatever it is. I'm very big on self-care as part of a weekly ritual. And, like I said, the strength and mobility training. And then just prioritizing my day because otherwise I tend to get overwhelmed and not do anything.

Danielle Sady:

And that's the thing as an entrepreneur, as much as it looks like so much fun sometimes, when you've got multiple businesses, and you guys have a lot, should we give a shout out to Mr. Mak and his biz?

Farah Mak:

Oh yeah. If you're a foodie.

Danielle Sady:

Come down and visit Mr. Mak at locations...

Farah Mak:

So it's Gum Tree Good Food. We're at Middle Park, Albert Park and South Yarra. If you love food and wine, come on down.

Danielle Sady:

So we're just doing the TSN, training bringing it in there.

Farah Mak:

And throw some glitter at him.

Danielle Sady:

He'll love it. All turn up with your glitter and he'll just know it's from us. But with all of that, you guys do have so much going on. And some people go, oh my God, it's so nice to be an entrepreneur, you're out at dinner or you're doing this and your facials and stuff like that. First part I want to say self-care is not selfish.

Farah Mak:

Absolutely.

Danielle Sady:

Whether you're a single woman, a family woman, a family man, a single guy, whatever it is, that actually is about you. And it's the least selfish thing you can do. It's actually the complete opposite of that.

Farah Mak:

It's what then makes you a better mom, a better dad, a better entrepreneur-

Danielle Sady:

Person.

Farah Mak:

... a better human being. Absolutely.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah. Well, I've just written the whole chapter in my book about physicality and mindset with it. And I think the two go hand in hand because if you're not sleeping enough, if you're not doing something for you to go walk away from, yes, you're going to miss some stuff while you're doing all of this. And it's an amazing journey to own your own business. Whether it's one businesses, 10 businesses, but you've actually got to have something in the tank to give back to it.

Farah Mak:

Yes.

Danielle Sady:

So if you, say you went a week without doing those things for you, have you seen that before in your business and the change it made when you were writing, when you were blogging, when you were putting your social media out?

Farah Mak:

Everything gets blocked for me, and I get exhausted.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah.

Farah Mak:

So I will be completely fatigued if I'm not doing my self-care things, as in and exercising or having a cup of tea by myself, whatever it is, it can be big or small. It doesn't have to be a facial, but do have a facial if you can.

Danielle Sady:

Oh my God. I'd so miss them. Those little things.

Farah Mak:

Yeah.

Danielle Sady:

You know, a little bit of um-

Farah Mak:

A little scalp massage.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah, a little bit of a tidy up here and there, you know, it was long overdue.

Farah Mak:

The other thing that I do in self-care every day, almost, is a nap. You just made me think of that with your little son. I'll have a 20 minute power nap. I've trained myself.

Danielle Sady:

No way.

Farah Mak:

So I set my alarm on my phone for 22 minutes, because I can fall asleep within two minutes, and then I'll wake up 20 minutes later and it's like a new day and I'm fresh and ready to go.

Danielle Sady:

Can you come and chat to my son about that? Because last night it was 45 before he went down. That's awesome. So you just have that power nap?

Farah Mak:

Yeah.

Danielle Sady:

Zest yourself back up-

Farah Mak:

I love a power nap.

Danielle Sady:

... get that energy.

Farah Mak:

Yeah.

Danielle Sady:

And is that because you... Do you think the power naps, because you go so hard in a day-

Farah Mak:

Maybe, yeah.

Danielle Sady:

That sometimes you need to stop?

Farah Mak:

And it's not that I'm running around physically all day, but my mind is so active all day, because I'm constantly creating.

Danielle Sady:

Which is incredible, but creativity does... sometimes it's people driving and they go, oh my God, this is really full on. And then other people it's stopping and actually having the physical side of it or creativity that you go, oh my God, I'm drained. You could sat in the one spot.

Farah Mak:

Mm-hmm (affirmative), Yeah.

Danielle Sady:

But this is so personal too, it comes from a deeper place than just...

Farah Mak:

Yes. And what you said earlier with that, that's what I found with the people I've shared it with, everyone has resonated it with their own story. Like I know a woman who had lost a child, and she went in her own journey with that. I know another lady who had had problems with her teenage son who was having mental health issues, so it tapped into her in that space. So it's almost like a healing piece, that as you described, talks to people on different levels and helps you then navigate your own life.

Danielle Sady:

And that's what's so powerful about someone's words, because it can be interpreted... like for me, it's music. I love music, poetry, reading something, because for me, I can then allow that to transcend, for me, to whatever the version is, or take me to the place. Whether it's a song will come on and it's Don't Worry, Be Happy, and it takes me to my mum and different moments with her before she passed. And I think of it now, if I sing a song with my son or, my husband and I still dance around the bedroom and that, like something will come on and we'll dance. There's always music on in our home, so when we hear poetry or something, it resonates. And you do, you pick up that something and it means something to you and you take a piece of it as you tend to walk along to the next.

 

So I always say, I want to leave the planet better than I found it, not just from a physical aspect, but from a mental, emotional, spiritual one. And I hope that when people are talking about me at the end of it, that what they talk about in that dash, is how I made them feel, and I hope it's one of empowerment. And She Shines is one of those pieces that will always give you something to smile about. You know what I mean? Because you do, you think about it and you take it and you might mull it over, but you feel a piece of it. And I think that's why it's so powerful. And that's why this feature film is going to be incredible. And I'm so excited and I can't wait to be there. I think you heading down that path of being so vulnerable, I don't think you even realize sometimes the impact that you're going to have on people, because you'll never see their faces, you'll probably never know their names, but a piece of Farah Mak is going to be in there.

Farah Mak:

Ah thank you. And that's what I think is so important, for actually everyone to know, that your story matters and your voice matters. Because everyone, through sharing their story and their hurts, is actually healing someone else around them while you're also healing yourself simultaneously. So I think that's really important, to know that vulnerability is actually strength when it's used with discernment, obviously.

Danielle Sady:

Yes, yes. Yeah. We can overshare and we talk about worth doesn't equal weight or any of these things, but it also doesn't come down to a number of followers, your engagement, in any of this. None of that is about this. It's about having something that offers you something, and I just want to... so here's the cards if you haven't seen them. I hope you can see them, that glares a little bit... but we've got different women. So we've got, I am fierce, which I absolutely love. So, fierce sparkles with an inner strength like no other, she knows, loves and respects herself with a fierce passion, and stands her ground bravely and boldly on her purpose driven path. She breaks down barriers with self-belief and never gives up, and it continues on. And then there's characteristics. So, I am strong. I am passionate. I am resilient. You can be a different one of those women every day.

Farah Mak:

Absolutely.

Danielle Sady:

And there's 32 cards?

Farah Mak:

32 in the pack, yeah.

Danielle Sady:

32 in total. So it's really about, it could just be what you're feeling. You could be fierce every day of this week.

Farah Mak:

Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Danielle Sady:

It's not about you having to be someone different every day. It's just what you feel.

Farah Mak:

It's tapping into that value, that strength within you. I, personally, will sometimes choose one a day and I have the little ritual where I'll shuffle them, hold them close to my heart, take a few beautiful deep breaths and let the intention of the card choose me. That's my I process. But when I do it with my kids, because I even get the boys, I've got an eight year old, 12 year old and 18 year old sons, and I just change the she and her too he and him. But I'll just let them choose one, like the same kind of process, and then just sit that on their bedside table for, it might even be a month, however long. So it's just one value that they can pick up here and there-

Danielle Sady:

Focus on.

Farah Mak:

... and focus on.

Danielle Sady:

I love that. And I think that's what's really cool. I actually pre-ordered a pack of these before they arrived. And I was just telling Farah, I actually had someone who was in a moment, was really vulnerable and was really struggling with worth. So I actually re-gifted mine on. And I love the fact that she now keeps them on her nightstand and looks at them. If you've got someone that you think of, it's Christmas time, it's such a great present to give someone the gift of worth, self-worth.

Farah Mak:

Yes. Well, when I created them, that's what I wanted to create, to make self-worth a tangible product.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah.

Farah Mak:

And it was really important to me that it had lots of different aspects. I wanted a sensory experience, so the velvet touch, rounded corners. They've got the glittery gold, which has a deeper meaning to that, so it's not just all sparkles and glitter, it's about bringing that sparkle factor from within, your purpose, your worth, out. So I created them... I basically said to my marketing person, I want the Chanel of affirmation cards. How it would feel if you had a brand new Chanel bag, it makes you feel amazing.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah.

Farah Mak:

Or even if you visualize that feeling, so that's what I wanted women to feel. And then once you start working with them and reading them, so as you mentioned before, the beginning of each one talks about the value, fears for example, as a character. So I used my background as an actor and storyteller to write it in a story like way, but then there's actionable activities and tips on each card, so you can use this every day in different ways. Like sometimes those five activities are too much to do in a day.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah, correct.

Farah Mak:

So you might just go, today I'm going to write a gratitude list or whatever the different tips are.

Danielle Sady:

And that's the thing, you do as much or as little as you need that day. Some days it's really hard, I know for me, if I'm, again, there is days when I struggle. I'm a super positive person and I love all of that and I love my unicorns and rainbows and some days I feel like I've got a bow and arrow and my unicorn's been shot down.

Farah Mak:

Yes. Yep, I can relate.

Danielle Sady:

And you go, okay, I need to stop. And I'm lucky where, I have a partner and my sounding board, where I can bounce things off, and he can go, right, what do you need to do right now? And I can check in. And I may not really feel it or believe it, but then the next day I wake up and I do it again and I do it again. And I start building myself back up to allow myself to re-energize, lift it back up, whatever it may be. But it's that thing, don't give up, just because you've hit a hurdle, don't give up. And that comes to business, family, as a mother, as a father, as a friend, as a... whatever it may be. I think that to me, is that thing that, if you keep going, you at least going to land somewhere.

Farah Mak:

Absolutely. But just believe in yourself, back yourself and know your worth. And I talk about self-worth and self-esteem being different because self-esteem is built on external validation.

Danielle Sady:

Yes.

Farah Mak:

But self-worth, I believe, is something we are born with, so it's an intrinsic gift. So I imagine like a little pink crystal heart within my heart space, and no one can take that away from you. No one can damage it. No one can do anything to it. However, life throws adversity at us along the way, so it can be buried.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah.

Farah Mak:

So when you start removing the rubble through self-care and your healing work and getting to know yourself... I actually had on my mirror for a while, who am I? So I'd ask myself that daily... then that removes all the rubble and all the hardship and allows your self-worth to shine bright. So it's completely intrinsic.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah.

Farah Mak:

So it only belongs to you, whereas self-esteem is extrinsic. If I get that job or if I do that, then, then I'll-

Danielle Sady:

Yes, the validations.

Farah Mak:

Yeah, which is okay. It's a different thing.

Danielle Sady:

And its fine, again, there's a place for that.

Farah Mak:

And there's a purpose for that.

Danielle Sady:

Correct. Which comes in with ego and confidence and stuff sometimes. But not all of those things come from that. It can come from within, it has that balancing act. So there's certain things that can only come from within. And that's, I believe as well, self-worth comes from the belief within, that is not something someone else can give to you because otherwise you wouldn't need any validation. You know what I mean? Like it would be constantly, we'd be filling ourselves up and dropping off. We can attribute it to getting, excuse me, like ego strokes or validation, but it doesn't last. You know what I mean? It's like when a physical appearance, if someone- oh, sorry, microphone coming off there. If someone comments on your physical appearance in a negative light, they can shatter you in a heartbeat. But if you've got the worth there, that validation is not required. That's how I see it.

Farah Mak:

Yes. Yeah, well said.

Danielle Sady:

And so many times we are looking towards others for that experience and hence why I really want to use my platform for something that is true to what I believe, the values of the brand. And really encouraging people, especially talking to my younger self, the things that I would've loved to have had, because it was a very different generation to grow up in, in the eighties. And seeing what was plastered across marketing, and you didn't understand what Photoshop was and all of these things, you had no idea. So today we are aware, so let's talk about it. So the conversation is actually the truth from my version. You know what I mean?

Farah Mak:

Yes.

Danielle Sady:

This is how I have seen it, this has been my experience, this may help you. But this is where I'd love to share with you this, and you can take whatever it means. So someone may listen to this and never follow either one of our brands, but if they get something out of it, I've done my job.

Farah Mak:

Exactly, that's right. Yep. It's making that impact.

Danielle Sady:

Correct. So, last question for you, you know I have to ask it. If you could go back to your younger self, knowing what you know today, what would be the one thing or phrase or thing that you would say to that younger self, that younger Farah?

Farah Mak:

I would definitely say you are worthy. You are worthy to be loved. You are worthy to feel joy. You are worthy to succeed. You are worthy is the main three words. I actually did write, which is part of the film, I wrote a letter to my younger self and talks about my journey and I do cry every time I read it.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah. Yeah. How could you not?

Farah Mak:

So it's just celebrating her courage and strength and all of that. Because we don't do that either. Even as a 45 year old woman, who's been on a huge healing journey and does all the things for self-care. I had a EMDR session recently and my therapist said to me, do you realize how courageous and brave you are and all that you've been through, do you give yourself credit for that? And I was just like... you have to learn to celebrate yourself. And I read a blog the other day about also accepting compliments without making excuses. So for example, your hair looks nice, and then and you go, oh, I just had it blow dried. No, just say thank you and accept that compliment.

Danielle Sady:

Do you know it's funny, and men are... that compliment thing is huge. So my husband was terrible at taking a compliment when we first met, terrible. And I would say more and more of them just prove a point to him, because I really-

Farah Mak:

Pew, pew, firing compliments.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Completely. Because I wanted him to understand how amazing I know he is, and for him to feel that.

Farah Mak:

Yes.

Danielle Sady:

And so yeah, teaching our kids that, teaching ourselves that, and we so do it with an apologetic tone when we accept them.

Farah Mak:

Mm-hmm (affirmative). Apology or excuses it seems to be, rather than accepting it. And do you know what's even nicer, if you can accept it and just hold it or you can accept it and return the compliment with thank you for your kindness. And then that's giving back to the other person as well.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah. I've actually changed my wording at the end of any of my Zoom meetings or meetings. And one of the things I say to people, is how much I appreciate their time and I value that.

Farah Mak:

Mm-hmm (affirmative), a hundred percent.

Danielle Sady:

And I mean that with all sincerity.

Farah Mak:

Yes.

Danielle Sady:

And it's almost like a reaction, I normally put my hand on my heart, as I say it, because I truly do want people to know, even if we don't work together or we do work together, that whatever it may be, that that time was valuable. I appreciate it. I'm grateful for it. And that whatever happens, whether you work together or not that I value them, I value their space. Because I think some of that gets lost, sometimes we're in such a rush that we focus on all of these things sometimes, and we don't actually value what someone else... it's, okay that doesn't serve me, next. And we move on.

Farah Mak:

Yeah.

Danielle Sady:

What's that impression that I'm leaving on that person? So even if I don't work with them or we don't see eye to eye, I still want them to know that I value who they are and what they're bringing.

Farah Mak:

And that moment, and yeah, absolutely. Because I talk about ripple effects, so that creates a negative ripple effect and you don't know how that's going to flow on in their life and everyone they touch throughout the day. Whereas the kindness ripple effect or gratitude and appreciation, how that can impact the world for the rest of eternity, really. Like it sounds big and but-

Danielle Sady:

But it is.

Farah Mak:

... one moment of kindness or appreciation or gratitude ripple effects on-

Danielle Sady:

Isn't it that movie, when they pass it on? When their child starts with something, and it's that town, I can't remember what the movie's called. Someone's going to be yelling at the screen right now, going it's this. But it's that movie where the child starts it and it's that movement where it's a gift and it gets passed on, it gets grown up. My husband told me recently, they started with, I don't know, it was something small, like a tennis ball, tennis ball got traded for something else, then someone traded it to something else. They ended up trading it for a house. It went through all these journeys-

Farah Mak:

Wow, what a story.

Danielle Sady:

... or a trip and all of these things. Because people wanting to pass it forward and kind of pay it forward and create, give someone something for that value. And so they may have started with a tennis ball or whatever the story was, I've completely screwed up this story. I am a hundred percent aware.

Farah Mak:

But I understand.

Danielle Sady:

You know what I mean, the message behind it. So my words, I might not be able to give them my business or I may not work with them or they may not want to work with me. I may not be their cup of tea, but I can leave that, with something for them to take away and fill up themselves.

Farah Mak:

Absolutely. And then that will evolve into something for them to pass onto someone else.

Danielle Sady:

Correct.

Farah Mak:

So I think if we're always aware of that, so we are continuing the ripple effect of kindness and gratitude and appreciation, rather than the negative ripple effect, because both are powerful in their own rights.

Danielle Sady:

Oh, very much so. And it doesn't always have to be in a physical form.

Farah Mak:

Ah, absolutely.

Danielle Sady:

That's the other thing. I think people get caught up sometimes thinking it has to be physical object or something within it, but it actually doesn't.

Farah Mak:

No. Words are very powerful.

Danielle Sady:

Hugely. The impact we can leave on someone, as a child, as an adult, as a grandparent, whatever it may be. We can stamp something in someone and completely change the course of everything. We have the power to do that. So let's use that power for rainbows and glitter.

Farah Mak:

Yes. Let's be She-Ra the Princess of Power.

Danielle Sady:

Oh my God. I love She-Ra. But I do remember She-Ra and those things and those empowerment that was there with it.

Farah Mak:

Yeah. She's an awesome character.

Danielle Sady:

Well, it was the only really one we had to look up to then, like you had Cat woman and some of those, but they weren't really put forward anywhere near as much. The female was normally the side gig where-

Farah Mak:

And her, because she was Adora, and then she transforms into She-Ra and her empowerment comes out. So it's actually quite a good story.

Danielle Sady:

It's really cool. Maybe that's what we need to pull out for the girls now and get them to watch it and see that even back then, this was there, setting the trend for the things that are happening today, so it's really cool. Self-Worth Movement, it's not just for women?

Farah Mak:

No, it's not. Even though the business, the brand was built for women and girls, we are working-

Danielle Sady:

And you're obsessed with pink-

Farah Mak:

And I'm obsessed with pink and glitter, but so is my husband. So we often walk out of the house together and we're both like matchy, matchy. Nice.

Danielle Sady:

I love matchy, matchy.

Farah Mak:

Like we don't plan it. We're just both wearing pink.

Danielle Sady:

Yeah. Yeah. Love it. But he looks good in it.

Farah Mak:

He does.

Danielle Sady:

He's got the right tones for it.

Farah Mak:

It works, he wears it well. Yesterday he was wearing a pink top and yellow shorts and he's like, I'm a gelati, and I'm like, yeah.

Danielle Sady:

Oh, what a cute gelati, I love it.

Farah Mak:

Yeah, he's awesome. I've lost the question. I've got gelati on my mind.

Danielle Sady:

We were talking about the fact that it's not just for females.

Farah Mak:

No, like I said, I've used it with my sons. The program I've developed called the Worthy Impact Program, has been developed, at first it was for corporates, and now we're talking with schools as well.

Danielle Sady:

Amazing.

Farah Mak:

It's about cultivating self-worth, so that's the foundational message. But the cards, well they're call worthy woman cards, so they are for women and girls. However, I do use them with my sons.

Danielle Sady:

But that's the thing you can adapt it. It doesn't have to be so cut and dry with everything that we do. And as I said, if you haven't already checked out Farah's Instagram, @thefarahmak, M-A-K, follow her on Instagram or social media. Sorry, follow... I've just completely lost it then... @theselfworthmovement. There we go, I’m back on track. You can jump on The Self-Worth Movement website as well.

 

So don’t forget 18th, I think, of December is the cutoff for Australia post. So if you do want to order something, if you want to send them direct to someone for Christmas, you can make notes in the order. So they can actually be sent off to the person you’re gifting, save you sending it to you and then resending it. They’re an amazing set of cards, guys, girls, kids, adults, whichever, there’s no age bracket in this. We really want to celebrate everyone and really, let’s make the world happy.

Farah Mak:

Yes.

Danielle Sady:

Let’s sprinkle our glitter, rainbows and unicorns everywhere and let everyone slide around. It’s that giant pool scene in some movie somewhere where there’s people jumping and riding on the blow ups in the pool, the big toys, that’s you and I on the unicorns with throwing glitter everywhere.

Farah Mak:

But I like what you said before. So it's rainbow, sparkles and glitter, but also being able to rise up as a lioness. So having that strength, but also being able to soar.

Danielle Sady:

A hundred percent. So to say, thank you. I wanted to do a little something, something for you.

Farah Mak:

Aw, what?

Danielle Sady:

So there's a little gift pack for you later, for some of your self-worth time and your self-care time. So that's for you to open later. So thank you so much for coming and spending the last, hm, hour and six minutes. We could be chatting all day.

Farah Mak:

We can chat.

Danielle Sady:

No, us? I think an average calls are-

Farah Mak:

I was about to say.

Danielle Sady:

... about an hour.

Farah Mak:

That's right.

Danielle Sady:

We text, it's much more efficient for both of us. So this is a little something from us-

Farah Mak:

Aw, thank you.

Danielle Sady:

... to you to say, thank you.

Farah Mak:

Thank you so much.

Danielle Sady:

And thank you for coming and sharing your time. I really look forward to this episode going out, especially leading up to Christmas. As I said, it's a time where sometimes we forget our own worth and we get caught up in the politics of family time and the festive season, all of that, and it can be tough. So start your challenge. Find what works for you. Have a look at The Self-Worth Movement, follow Farah, follow @theselfworthmovement on Instagram and find your own superpower in this, to really empower yourself to move forward. I'm so grateful, thank you for an amazing episode 10. And coming up in episode 11, we're going to chat about pregnancy underwear, postpartum underwear, all the pros and cons of different things and everything else. So thank you so much for sharing your Friday afternoon with us. And I look forward to seeing you next week. Thank you Ms Mak.

Farah Mak:

Thank you.

 

I hope you have enjoyed the last 10 episodes of Brief Talk and have gotten a lot from this series.  We will be taking a break over the festive season and be back in the New Year with more great topics, interviews and exciting content.

Thank you again for joining us and hope you have a wonderful Christmas period and safe New year.

See you in 2022

Danielle xxx




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Sizing

Trying to find the right underwear size can be difficult due to different companies making different sizes. To make things easier we have created a step by step guide to take the guess work out of the equation.

Below we have measuring instructions with images to assist you.  

Finding your size in our Underwear Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your waist, your lower waist and your hips. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.  If possible stand in front of a mirror when taking your measurements to ensure that the measuring tape is also parallel to the floor and is flat.

Measurement 1: Your waist

Your waist is the natural in indentation above your hips or just below your rib cage (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.

Measurement 2: Your Lower Waist

Your lower waist is approx. 12cm down from your waist.  Take your measuring tape and run this down from your waist to 12cm (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around this area firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.  

Measurement 3: Your hips

Now wrap the soft measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, this is approximately 25cm below your waist (see image). Use the mirror to check that your measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor – write this measurement down.

 

 

Finding your size in our Crop Top Bralette Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your Full Bust and your Lower or under bust. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.

Measurement 1: Your Full Bust

Your Full Bust is the fullest part of your bust (see image). Ensure that the measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor. Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

Measurement 2: Your Lower or Under Bust

The Lower or Under bust is measured by wrapping the measuring tape around your rib cage directly under your bust (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

 

ELC Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Full Bust Measurements (cm) 81-87 87-93 93-99 99-105 106-114 115-123 124-130 131-137
Lower or Under Bust Measurement (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 80-86 87-39 94-100 100-106 107-113
Waist Measurement (cm) 75 80 85 90 95 100 110 115
Lower Waist Measurement (cm) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125
Hip Measurement (cm) 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
USA 4 to 6 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20
UK 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20 20 to 22
EUROPE 34 to 36 36 to 38 38 to 40 40 to 42 42 to 44 44 to 46 46 to 48 48 to 50

 

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