SHOWCASE – ONE WEAR DESIGNS
We first discovered Oneweardesigns.com last month, since then we have become converts! We spoke to Lara Petrou (founder) about the One Wear Designs journey, Christmas Party dressing and owning your own business.
5 MINUTES WITH LARA PETROU
1. Blog: WWD.com
5. Book: Danni Minogue “My Story” & The Kardashian Kondifential
What inspired you to launch One Wear Designs?
I have always loved shopping, buying the latest Designer fashion which I only seemed to wear once So I created a website where women can swap/sell & buy once worn clothing with each other allowing us to always look our best without costing a fortune. With the extra cash you can buy direct on the site from all your favourite Designer & High Street Boutiques on the site making it easy to find the little stores you love in one place and they have great sale items as well as brand new stock.
How long has the journey been?
The thoughts of the website have been going for about 3 years, the website has taken over a year to build/design and is improving daily.
Who inspires you? There are so many beautiful successful women my list would be huge it definitely goes as far back as Audrey Hepburn.
What frock will you be wearing to your next Christmas Party?
I am so lucky I have at least five Christmas party’s to go this year as usual I leave it to the last minute, I have my eye on a gorgeous Rachel Gilbert Dress. I also purchased late last week two Designer Dresses from boutiques @ Oneweardesigns.com and the others I haven’t decided yet. As always my Christmas dresses will be up for sale/swap after the event though
What do you enjoy the most about running your own online business?
Being able to provide a fashion destination where women all over the world can swap wardrobes & shop at their favourite boutiques.
What advice would you give to someone trying to start their own online businesses?
Enjoy every moment of it its such a blessing to be able to be creative with your ideas and share you love & passion for something with the whole world.