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I’m Offline With. . . Charlotte Hicks

[I’m Offline With]

Welcome to another edition of I’m Offline With, produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with a conscious founder or business whose experience or story will help us on our way. 

This episode is produced in partnership with David Jones, and features one of Australia’s most exciting emerging fashion leaders, Charlotte Hicks

Alison and Charlotte recorded this episode live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store, a week after Charlotte’s brand, Esse Studios, won the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award. The Award is presented by David Jones. 

Beautifully, Charlotte is a long time Offline listener and actually came to Alison’s very first event in Sydney. It’s now Alison’s honour to share the pioneering work Charlotte’s doing, with you.

Esse Studios exists in part as an example of what a socially and environmentally aware fashion brand should look like today. Released bi-annually, Esse is seasonless and doesn’t adhere to trends. Instead, Charlotte designs thoughtful Editions. Each Edition builds on the one before it to create a high performing wardrobe for today’s modern woman. For us. 

In this honest conversation, Charlotte shares the way she thinks about fashion and design. This includes her values-based approach to building a brand, what sustainability and transparency look like in practice, and how she’s thinking about growth for a business that has self-imposed limits. 

She’s honest and generous with her advice, so we hope it helps aspiring designers or even established brands think more deeply about being the change.

You can shop Esse Studios online, or stop by David Jones to see her National Designer Award collection on display. It’s located on the ground floor in the designer accessories section.

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I’m Offline With. . . Victoria Lee

[I’m Offline With]

Welcome to a new episode of I’m Offline With. These special episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a person, business or brand whose experience or story will help us on our way. 

Alison’s next I’m Offline With guest is David Jones Fashion Ambassador and model, Victoria Lee. The pair had an honest conversation on the back of her Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway appearance, and in the most surreal way ever — they recorded live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store. 

There isn’t a better woman to front Australia’s most iconic department store. Victoria is as humble as she is beautiful (that is to say she is very humble), and as you’ll soon hear, is entirely expressed, grounded and considered. 

At the time of recording, Vic is living in New York City with her partner Matt — a far cry from her rural hometown of Narrandera in New South Wales. 

She’s been featured in titles including Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, but takeaway the runways and the modeling achievements, and Vic is a thoughtful young woman with a fierce connection to her family. Like many of us, she just misses home. 

In this honest conversation, Vic opens up across a range topics including her relationship with her exterior, how she remains true to herself, existing as an over-thinker, how she uses criticism as a pathway to growth, what it feels like to be an ambassador for David Jones, and how her rural upbringing has shaped the way she’s in the world today.  

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EP58: Chelsea Pottenger

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

Alison’s next guest is Chelsea Pottenger. The founder of EQ Minds, Chelsea is a sleep expert, an internationally accredited mindfulness and meditation practitioner, a keynote speaker and a proud ambassador for mental health charities including R U OK and The Gidget Foundation. 

She’s currently studying a doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, and is extremely passionate about sleep — the very topic Self Care Sundays seeks to highlight and champion.

Chelsea knows firsthand what happens when we don’t get enough sleep, which makes her the perfect guest ahead of World Sleep Day on March 13.

One of the most powerful and valuable stories Chelsea shares through her work is her personal experience suffering from perinatal anxiety and depression. A condition that for her, included sleep anxiety, insomnia and eventually, suicidal thoughts that involved the plane she was due to fly on, crashing somewhere between Australia and Scotland. 

In this episode, Chelsea opens up about it so we can learn, and also shares her advice on how to take responsibility for not only the amount of sleep we’re getting but the quality of sleep. She removes mum shame around services like night nannies, and explains why sleep is in fact a solution to premature ageing. 

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EP57: Ask Alison

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, host Alison Rice answers questions sent in by Offline’s community. 

IWD exists to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but in Alison’s eyes, it also celebrates the work so many women do each and every day to support our collective advancement. 

One of the many ways we can advance the women around us is by sharing our knowledge, and this episode is dedicated to doing just that. Alison gives advice across a range of topics including stepping up as a leader, dealing with toxic co-workers, raising your frequency, finding a job after being made redundant, asking for a pay rise, maintaining your financial independence, the one thing founders need to do in order to scale their businesses and how to be your True Self on social media. She also addresses the discrimination many women face when it comes to pursuing their career or starting a family. 

Alison hopes this episode leaves you feeling empowered and supported. Remember: informed, kind and compassionate women are unstoppable. And when it comes to achieving social, economic and cultural equality, we’re all in it together.

Please note: Alison is offering her advice and her opinion. It’s important that you consult the people you trust the most before making any decisions. 

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EP56: Penny Locaso

For episode 56 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Happiness Hacker and founder of BKindred, Penny Locaso. The pair met as speakers on Pink Hope’s Women Who Lead panel in 2019, and quickly bonded over their shared mission to help people connect with what really matters.

The advice Penny generously shares in this episode will help you face your fears and step into your future. She’s been voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia and is currently writing her first book. But before that, she was working as a senior executive with a salary into the hundreds of thousands and like so many women before her, put her career before her own happiness.

Penny seemingly had it all. The corporate role and salary, the house, the cars and the holidays. And then one day, she got up and walked away from it all. 

Why? Because she realised she wasn’t Being, she was just doing. So instead, she chose happiness. Both for herself, and hopefully by 2025, 10 million other people.

BKindred is the world’s first educational program and measurement tool designed to humanise the future through the amplification of the Intentional Adaptability Quotient. Think of it as the new EQ. She’s on a mission to teach 10 million humans how to intentionally adapt, in order to future-proof happiness.

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EP55: Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik

For episode 55 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with the co-founders of Almost 30, Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik. 

Almost 30 is one of the world’s most top-rated lifestyle podcasts for women. Krista and Lindsey started Almost 30 in a wardrobe with a voice recorder in 2016 and today, tour the world to connect with the community, #Almost30Nation. They also educate on the business of podcasting through the incredible Your Podcast Pro.

In this honest conversation, Krista and Lindsey open up across a range of topics related to starting and scaling a digital business, including the more nuanced aspects of growth like how they think about their influence in times of crisis, creating in service to their business vs. creating for personal gain, the things they consider when sharing their unique worldviews, vulnerability hangovers and how they create authentically in a world that almost demands us to be strategic. 

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EP54: Benedicte Bemet

For episode 54 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of The Australian Ballet’s principal female dancers, Benedicte Bemet

The 25 year-old was born in Mackay, started ballet at the age of three and was accepted into The Australian Ballet School at 14 years-old. She represented the School in New York and Canada, before being asked to join The Australian Ballet, the company, in 2012. In the seven years since, Benedicte has progressed to coryphee, soloist, senior artist and now, principal.

This episode is for anyone who gets butterflies about ballet. It honours the physical and emotional labour of the artistic pursuit and the harmony that can come from living as an expression of your unique energy. 

When Benedicte dances, she offers us a window to feel into our own emotional landscapes. Watching the music course through her body, the dust swept up in each moment by her feet, and seeing flashes of her soul through her eyes — she is both an expression of and conduit to, feeling

In this honest conversation, Alison asks Benedicte what it takes to dedicate your life to being one of the best at something, what happens when injury nearly takes it away, her relationship with her body and her weight, dance as an expression of her soul and the finer details of a life lived in pointe shoes.

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EP53: Dylan Smith

[The Teachers]

For episode 53 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dylan Smith, an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and the founder of Vital Veda. In addition to his Australian certification, Dylan trains under a family of internationally renowned Ayurvedic doctors in India. 

Ayurveda is a sanskrit word that translates to “the science of life”. It is a system of holistic medicine and encompasses the entire universe — nature, the body, the mind and the spirit. It uses a variety of preventative actions and treatments to bring the body and mind back to its true, natural alignment. 

In Dylan’s own words: To live in peace with minimal to no suffering and radiate love.

In a time when many of us are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and existential, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda seems to be a gentle and supportive antidote. Dylan’s knowledge is pure, rare and at times polarising because it challenges our modern lifestyle choices and our programmed preferences. 

As always, Alison’s intention is to help empower you with knowledge so you can formulate your own opinions. 

In this honest conversation, Alison and Dylan discuss various topics related to our health. From basic Ayurvedic principles and lifestyle practices, to how to honour our cycle and the days we bleed, the dangers of over-exposure to electromagnetic fields, what Dylan describes as the lighting crisis, the importance of sleep and the emerging industry of building biology.

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EP52: Deborah Hutton

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with some 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 Deborah Hutton. The Estée Lauder ambassador is known for her various TV presenting roles, a celebrated career in magazines, and her work advocating for skin cancer awareness. 

But what you might not know about Deb, is she started life as Debbie Haylock. This Self Care Sundays episode is truly a journey through Deb’s life, the experiences she’s had and how each one has influenced what she now knows to be true. 

Moving out of home at 16 and modelling in New York by 18, punctuality and professionalism, her relationship with her skin following years in the sun, her tried and tested routines, meditation and life as an energetic exchange, her advice on surviving loss… it’s all here and you’ll be wiser for listening.

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EP51: Dr. Jeremy Cumpston

[The Teachers]

For episode 51 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dr. Jeremy Cumpston, a progressive GP, preventative ageing specialist and the founder of Ageless Clinics. He’s a fully qualified injector of commercial fillers and is accredited in advanced wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatments.

Alison would like to be extremely clear with her intention behind creating this episode. It does not advocate for or encourage cosmetic injectables. Instead, it seeks to act as an educational resource for anyone who wants to get informed. 

There is a worrying lack of safety information available, and increasingly, a growing number of under-qualified injectors offering cosmetic Botox and filler to young women — usually in package deals and working on commission per unit or mil injected. 

In this honest conversation, Dr. Jeremy answers every question you’ve likely ever had about Botox and filler. How much, how often, where to get it and how long it lasts. He goes beyond the surface to discuss the pros and cons of the different forms, his preferred techniques and methods, and the questions to ask the nurse or doctor injecting you.

What you’ll hear time and time again in this episode is Dr. Jeremy’s personal treatment style: undertreating or not treating at all. Less is more. Less is more. Less is more.

If you are considering having Botox or filler — or any other anti-ageing treatment — please seek advice from your preferred medical professional. 

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