Imogen Thomas has had an exciting and varied career, from winning Miss Wales, appearing on Big Brother t starting her own boutique that sells beautiful baby clothing. We caught up with Imogen to find out more about her!
Tell us about yourself and your amazing career
From baby clothing and property development, to your new range of swimwear which launches soon. I’m passionate about everything I do . I don’t do things half heartedly so a lot of time and effort has gone into each project I’ve been working on.
I started property developing 8 years ago and I love it. It’s more of a hobby now. I haven’t bought anything in the last year except for our house that we live in now. But I’m looking again. Once you start you can’t stop.
My baby wear range is going to become wholesale. That’s the plan. I’m not looking to stock any more brands after SS15, as my new AW15 collection will be wholesale. I will have a separate part on the site.
My collection for AW15 is so beautiful. Just think lots of Christmas colours and all things pretty, with the classic bows. My swimwear range will be a very lovely intimate collection. My pieces which I’ve been working on for months come back soon, I’m very excited. It’s all happening so quick at the moment but I’m enjoying every minute of it.
What does a typical day for you look like?
I wake up at 7am and start working on Aribella. I then message my designers with what I want and new ideas. By then the baby is awake so I sort Ariana out and we go to the gym and crèche. We stay there until mid day then I will take Ariana to a playgroup and have lunch.
I always make sure we do something different everyday. Whether it be swimming, park, soft play….
Do you have any advice for the women you inspire, that wish to get into business?
Just go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Prove people wrong and follow your dreams. With having your own business it’s important to be passionate and want it, otherwise it won’t work.
What has been the most exciting highlight of your career?
I think for me I have a few. Winning Miss Wales, being in Big Brother, gracing covers of magazines and having my beautiful Ariana Siena. These all stand out for me and the memories I have will always be there.
What Is in your handbag?
Nappies, wipes, snacks, juice bottle, lip gloss, eye liner, purse, keys, gym card, phone, iPod.
Thank you to Imogen for taking the time to talk to us, you can find out more about her and her range of baby clothes on her website, Aribella Boutique.