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EP41 Live at Sundays Offline: Erin Maxwell

Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice sits down with leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell. Her long-time followers knew her first as Love Shop Share, but today Erin is the proud founder of the The Maxwell Note. A thoughtful and curated platform that seeks to tell visual stories.

In this honest conversation recorded in front of 85 passionate Offline listeners, Erin opened up for the first time about her work, what it means to be a mother and a businesswoman today, her 17-year bond with husband Nick, her relationship with the label WAG and why her family will always come first. 

Following their honest conversation, Alison and Erin took questions from the audience. This session will be a separate, bonus episode!

Sundays Offline Melbourne would not have been possible without the support of its generous sponsors, and the women who donated their time. 

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Firecracker Event HQ2, Ovolo Laneways, Penfolds, Melbourne Martini, Naughty Booch, Invisible Zinc, L’Oreal Paris, Elka Collective, Sephora, An Organised Life, Rasasara, Souszy, Ettitude.

Flowers by Honesty Flora. Photography by Bobby Clark

Thank you Holly, Liv, Courtney, Chloe and Mandy. 

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EP40: Eleanor Pendleton

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

Alison’s next guest is Eleanor Pendleton. The Estée Lauder ambassador and beauty entrepreneur is the founder of one of Australia’s most popular and pioneering beauty destinations, Gritty Pretty.

It’s her third time sitting down with Alison for Offline, and in this honest conversation Eleanor shares her opinion on self care, what it takes to lead one of Australia’s most-popular digital media brands, the mentors who have helped her along the way, what boundaries look like on any given day, her relationship with sleep and ageing, what she wishes more women knew about skincare and the very joyful chapter ahead for her and her husband Matt.

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EP39: Deborah Symond O’Neil

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

Next up is Deborah Symond O’Neil. She’s the founder of pioneering fashion retailer, Mode Sportif, and one of the best dressed women in Sydney.

Deb works fast and hard. In this honest conversation, we learn that what we see on Instagram is actually very close to her reality, but that she also dedicates a great deal of her time and energy to her growing business, her team and her husband Ned. 

Given her workload and the speed at which she operates, Alison was curious to know how Deb carves out time for herself and what routine looks like for a busy founder and mum-to-be. And as an ambassador for Estée Lauder, what role does a cult product like Advanced Night Repair play when it comes to maximising her evening skincare routine? 

If you’re interested in learning about the realities of running and scaling a fashion retail business, the art behind a successful buy, the skincare advice handed down from her mum and why she doesn’t identify with the label heiress, Deb and Alison hope you adore this episode. 

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EP38: Nadia Fairfax

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

First up is the delightful Nadia Fairfax. An ex-elite gymnast turned fashion creative and the editor of Fairfax Journal, Nadia is fun personified. 

A connector who loves nothing more than seeing her friends and family having a good time, Nadia is a natural entertainer and as you’ll soon learn, always takes a glass half full approach to life. 

With a following in hundreds of thousands and a lifestyle that sees her on a plane most months for both work and play, Alison was interested to learn about Nadia’s approach to self care. How does a modern woman with such a packed social and travel schedule prioritise things like getting a good night’s sleep, maintaining a consistent skincare routine and caring for her emotional wellbeing? 

As an ambassador for Estée Lauder, part of Nadia’s role is to educate on cult products like Advanced Night Repair. In this episode, she reveals the ANR trick she learnt from fellow ambassador and beauty expert Eleanor Pendleton, and how it allows her to use the power of the night to maximise her skincare routine. 

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EP37: Jaclyn Michelle

For episode 37 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Jaclyn Michelle, a Human Design chart analyst, teacher and the founder of Interior Creature

Put simply, Human Design is the intersection of science and spirituality. It gives us the language to describe the signals our body and our intuition has been telling us all along — before all the programming and social conditioning. It’s also been described as a user manual for life. Both a mechanical science and a practical tool that shows us how we are constituted, and therefore how to make healthy decisions and live as the unique beings we are. 

Jaclyn deeply believes it is vital that every woman has the resources, the time and the energy to hold space in her life for her own emotional and spiritual expansion. She’s made it her mission to make tools like Human Design practical, actionable and accessible for everyone.

If you’re interested in getting your own design decoded, Jaclyn is kindly offering Offline listeners 5% off her services. Visit her services page on www.interiorcreature.com, and use the code OFFLINE (all caps) at check out. 

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EP36: Cartia Mallan

For episode 36 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down one of Australia’s most-watched young women, Cartia Mallan. At just 21 years old, Cartia has a combined following of over one million people across Instagram and YouTube — mostly other young women who turn to her for self-care and mental health advice, mentorship and support. 

Alison and Cartia connected quickly on their devotion to exploring and honouring what spirituality means to them, and how they use their beliefs as both a compass and a comfort. 

Cartia is wise beyond her years and a gift to us all. She didn’t hold back in this honest conversation and for that Alison is thankful. Young women growing up in a world lived almost entirely online need her honesty and the accessible way in which she translates her innate wisdom. 

In this honest conversation, Cartia shares what it means to be telepathic, manifestation as a way of life, why she wouldn’t change getting bullied in high school or suffering crippling anxiety, her thoughts on privacy, privilege, why she had to leave Sydney and what she’s willing to sacrifice in order to live her life in service to others.

Alison hopes you can feel her light and her energy — it was entirely intoxicating. 

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EP35: Manoj Dias

[The Teachers]

For episode 35 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Buddhist meditation teacher and chief of Melbourne meditation studio, A—Space, Manoj Dias. Before the here and now, Manoj once identified as a successful corporate businessman who was suffering from anxiety, insomnia and disordered eating. 

What he offers us in this honest conversation is incredible perspective across a diverse range of topics, including the continued lack of diversity and inclusion in the wellness space. Manoj is passionate about facilitating conversations that explore possible answers to the question he asks himself when he sits down to teach: Who is not in the room and why? 

But before that, expect to hear his journey to becoming a Buddhist meditation teacher, why he thinks spirituality should be playful, how to be with the totality of our experiences, his definition of conscious connections, why enlightenment isn’t a destination but rather a state of consciousness available to all of us at any time, and his call to Australian men to explore what it means to be vulnerable.

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EP34: Rachelle Rowlings

For episode 34 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the funniest Australian women on Instagram, Rachelle Rowlings. She pioneered a new type of influence — the honest mum — and for many women navigating life with a newborn, her Instagram account is a lifeline. 

What started as an outlet to express not only her love of fashion but also to rise up from the darkness that came after having her first baby, Rachelle’s Instagram account is now the talk of mothers groups’ across the country. Women read the reality of their own daily struggles in Rachelle’s epic and hilarious captions. There’s also the epic fashion — something we all deserve to admire.

In this honest conversation, Rachelle is unguarded, open and intensely honest. She matches her own quick wit and humour with thoughtful observations and opinions on the topics we all hold close to our hearts — love, death, motherhood, societal pressures, nutrition, fashion, personal development and why happiness doesn’t always look the way we thought it would, and why that’s OK.

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EP33: Maeva Heim

For episode 33 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one to watch, Melbourne-based marketing specialist and haircare entrepreneur, Maeva Heim

Maeva grew up in Perth and like many of us from smaller towns, she had fierce ambition. Maeva’s career story is relatable because it’s common in the very best way. She did an expensive law degree and then realised she couldn’t carry the burden of what it meant to practice, so she step-changed to marketing, content creation and now, product development. 

Maeva is set to revolutionise and democratise the haircare space as we know it. 

At the time of recording, Maeva is developing Australia’s first texture-inclusive haircare brand, Bread Beauty Supply. Sick and tired of feeling under-represented in marketing meetings where discussing shade ranges or using black models was frowned upon, Maeva decided to develop a haircare brand that speaks directly to women of colour who have been taught to chemically relax their hair in order to fit in with society. Bread encourages women to explore and embrace their natural texture. 

Maeva shares important insight into what it feels like to have to physically change yourself in order to be accepted and seen as “professional” in the workplace, and the world at large. She’s a shining example for young women everywhere that when we don’t see ourselves represented in products, in the media or on platforms like Instagram, it’s in our power to change that.

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EP32: Nadine Jane Astrology

[The Teachers]

For episode 32 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York-based astrologer Nadine Jane.

Nadine curates one of Instagram’s most popular accounts for astrology, offering lovers of celestial study an elevated, intelligent and gentle guide to knowing ourselves better. Her personal readings are empowering and practical. They’re also scarily accurate. 

Nadine gifts her followers with a wealth of free content each week. From full moon reports to the lowdown on lunar eclipses, personalised chart tiles and being the calm voice of reason when a planet turns retrograde, Nadine’s soft and deeply feminine approach to astrology is cherished by so many. 

Alison and Nadine cover quite a bit of ground. Expect to learn about our Sun, Moon and Rising Signs and how they show up in our personalities, what the 12 houses mean, the elements attached to our star signs, why we shouldn’t be fearful when a planet turns retrograde, the truth about star sign compatibility and so much more. 

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