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Take a glimpse into the busy and fascinating life that From St Xavier's designer, Nataschia Holland leads.

Take a glimpse into the busy and fascinating life that From St Xavier's designer, Nataschia Holland leads.

What does an average day look like when you're career involves managing the designs, sales, social media and ecommerce of a premium, statement clutch and bag label? From St Xavier's designer, Nataschia Holland takes us through her day - from a bright morning start at 5:45am all the way through to lights out at 9pm.

But first, we have a few questions.


When designing for From St Xavier, where do you find inspiration?

NH: I’m obsessed with architecture, interior design and photography and always find most of my inspiration from these sources. I love merging both modern and historical influences and fusing them into new, fresh concepts and ideas.

How important is it to understand the online market and trends?

NH: Extremely important! Understanding the online market and trends is an on-going task! Times have changed and are continuously changing, it’s vital to stay ahead of the game but still stay in touch with who we are as a brand.

What's your most favourite thing about your job?

NH: The thing I love most about my job is that my role is very multifaceted, so no day is ever the same! I manage all aspects of design, sales, social media and ecommerce for From St Xavier which is very full-on but I love the brand and what I do. Getting to travel for work is also amazing!

Take a glimpse into the busy and fascinating life that From St Xavier's designer, Nataschia Holland leads.


A Day In The Life of Nataschia Holland of From St Xavier

5:45am: Alarm goes off. Wake up to 83 emails, 17 WhatsApp messages and 4 missed calls. (My family in South Africa and supplier in India still haven’t quite worked out the whole time-difference thing)

6:00am: My boyfriend drags me out of bed for a stroll down to Bondi Beach so he can check out the surf and I can take an Instagram story.

6:20am: Fix myself up some fresh lemon and ginger tea, read over my emails and check up on the From St Xavier Instagram notifications, insights and do a post.

6:30am: Hop into the shower and get dressed and ready for the day ahead.

7:00am: Leave the house with a piece of vegemite toast in hand and the ‘Your Kick Ass Life’ podcast ready to get me through the drive into work.

7:30am: Get into the office and pop out to grab a much-needed coffee and morning bun from my local @Sonoma.

7:45am: Check my calendar and schedule for the day and get stuck into my emails.

9:00am: Get on a call with my USA sales team to discuss private development opportunities and review the budgets for the season.

10:30am: Beg someone to grab me another coffee as I head to my next meeting with our web team to finalise copy and content for the launch of the new season on the website.

12:00pm: Lunch time! Grab a delish butternut and lentil soup from @Sonoma.

12:30pm: Put my design cap on and CAD up design briefs to send over to my supplier to make up samples.

Take a glimpse into the busy and fascinating life that From St Xavier's designer, Nataschia Holland leads.

2:30pm: Pop out with our PR manager, Chris to scout a few new locations for our summer shoot and drive by Ribs and Burger for a Milo Thickshake.

3:30pm: Get back to emails, emails and more emails.

4pm: Text my boyfriend, A.K.A. the in-house chef to find out what he’s cooking for dinner.

5pm: Work on a new proposal for a private development collaboration and finalise designs, lead times, costings and logistics.

6:30pm: Lock up the office and get home.

7pm: Get home to my boyfriend in the kitchen (I know, I’m one lucky girl!) Send off a few emails and do the last From St Xavier Instagram post.

7:30pm: Kick back on the couch with dinner and watch the Bachelor. I mean, Matty J is just a total babe!

9pm: Snuggle up into bed and I’m out within 5 minutes.

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