Boom! Just like that we are a month in to 2021.
Like much of the world, a part of me was holding my breath – hoping Covid19 and all its chaos would somehow be unable to pass the threshold of the new year. Instead of disappearing into the abyss however, Covid has once again dug in its heels and we have seen new strains arise and spread, whilst countries race to administer the vaccine. Uncertainty is still our daily norm as we continue to live in the very real reality of a global pandemic.
While 2021 may not be off to the start we had hoped for, and uncertainty hangs in the air, one thing this year is DEFINITELY bringing, is a new member to my family. With mere weeks remaining until my due date (the time has flown!), my partner and I are in full swing with preparations on the home front, while my team and I are all hands on deck with our ever-growing business. Though it can feel overwhelming at times, having so many balls in the air has really shone a light on what a strong, reliable, amazing support network I have in my Carra Lee Crew.
A team of passionate, enthusiastic, driven women, my employees truly embody the Carra Lee brand and I thought, with me about to take a bit of a step back to be with my expanding family, now is the perfect time to introduce the epic team behind our online store!
These are the girls you engage with every time you email the Tribe address, the ones responsible for managing our online inventory, prepping and dispatching orders, undertaking quality control, managing photoshoots, updating the website and creating content. They each wear many hats and bring an electric energy to the office – without which both the brand, and your overall Carra Lee experience, would suffer.
I’m forever grateful to my team for helping turn the dream of running my own business in to a reality – and, across the next few months, will spend some time introducing each of these heroic women to the Carra Lee world.
So, without further ado – meet the team behind your online Carra Lee interactions:
NICOLE – aka our ‘Big Boss’
Having started with the company as manager of our retail store, when we moved online Nic also became the sole member responsible for managing our Tribe’s orders. Years of experience as the nation-wide manager of a well-known shoe company, Nic is a badbass boss babe when it comes to strategizing, problem-solving, team management and has been my invaluable right-hand woman for the last 18 months. Plus, her super cute sidekick Sox has become our resident mascot 🐶
What drew you to work for the Carra Lee brand?
I met Carra shopping at the store on James St. I went in to buy leggings and next second Carra had convinced me to join her Yoga Retreat in Bali! You know what they say though - everything happens for a reason: we became instant friends – I just loved everything Carra was about, and suddenly I was a part of the Carra Lee team.
I love the brand, I love the product, and I love how passionate Carra is about ensuring women from all walks of life look and feel amazing in their bodies!
Nic’s must-have Carra Lee product:
I just love all Nearly Nude Eco product, it’s buttery soft and dries so fast. Jungle Leopard and Pink Snake are my current favourites – they’re both feminine without being super girly.
When not working, you’ll find Nic: Surfing the Alley at Currumbin, hanging with my hubby and dog or at my favourite local coffee shops!
MEGAN – aka our ‘TV Personality’
You may recognise her from our IGTV, the brand’s resident Kiwi, Megan initially joined the crew as our marketing manager amidst the 2020 Covid19 lockdown. Once securely back in Burleigh (yes, she did have to hotel quarantine 🤪), she came on board full time, dividing her efforts between marketing and managing the online store and customer service with Nic. They are a team to be reckoned with!
What drew you to work for the Carra Lee brand? Having undergone back surgery and regularly partaking in rehabilitative treatments like hydrotherapy, I know the importance of having comfortable, supportive activewear – and this is exactly what the CLA brand offers women. Carra’s focus on instilling confidence in her Tribe really resonated with me so, upon relocating to Burleigh I popped into the store to introduce myself, met Nic, and within a few days was employed. We all just connected straight away – perfect example of the Universe aligning! 🌟
Megan’s must-have Carra Lee product: I have two! I LOVE floral anything (I used to be known for flower crowns), so unsurprisingly Hibiscus Kiss was a fast favourite! I can’t go past the Racer Back Bra and Midi Shorts with Pockets. They’re super soft, double as swimwear and the pockets in the shorts mean there’s no need for a handbag when I’m out walking/running errands. I seriously live in these products!
When not working, you’ll find Megan: Exploring local hotspots, floating in Currumbin Creek or eating my weight in Liquorice Bullets from Helen’s 🤪
JESS – aka our ‘Newbie’
The most recent addition to our online team, Jess brings with her a brand spanking new business degree, a head full of ideas, vibrant, contagious humour, and a complete love of animals. Having run her own drop-shipping business, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our online crew.
What drew me to the brand: I’d heard how amazing the brand was through a friend, so was super interested to try it out for myself! After wearing the products for the first time I fell in love! Given the opportunity to work for Carra Lee was just what I needed – and I haven’t looked back!
Jess’ must have product: I live in my White Cheetah Scrunch Bum Midi Shorts – they’re super flattering and the perfect mid-thigh length. I also love the Carra Lee Active crop tops as throw-ons when training. Everything is just so comfy! I wear it during hard gym sessions, all day in the office, out walking the dog, and as loungewear at home.
When not working, you’ll find me: Weekday early mornings you’ll find me rocking my CLA gear at Fitstop gym, getting a workout in. After work I’m either relaxing at home or catching up with friends around the coast ☀✌
These are the wonderful women who have helped make my dreams a reality and next time you put through a purchase, you’ll know it is thanks to their hard work, genuine care, and dedication that your orders arrive so quickly 😊
Keep an eye out over the coming months for more behind the scenes team exposés.
Much love, Carra xx