About Monika

A Bit About Me…

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My European heritage instilled in me a love of fashion from a young age. I’ve been illustrating fashion since I could hold a pencil in my hand. I still have files and files worth of fashion sketches from when I was little…it was something I always loved to do for family, friends and for a little bit of ‘me’ time.

It may come as a surprise to some of you then that I ended up studying Economics at University (I thought it was “the sensible thing to do”)! Cue quarter life crisis five years later when I realised that even though I enjoyed some aspects of my economic policy role, I wasn’t using my creative skill to inspire or help people like I’d always thought I’d do when I was young.

So a couple of years ago, I decided to illustrate on a more consistent basis and on a more widespread scale, and share what I loved doing with people like you. I also trained at the Australian Style Institute (ASI) to become a qualified Personal Stylist, where I learnt more about the psychology of fashion and the power that style has on women – on our confidence and well-being.

My passion for inspiring others to look and feel their best – starting from within – also led me to complete mindfulness training with Monash University and the Perth Meditation Centre. I continue to be an avid reader of mindfulness, psychology and mind-body wellness books that strengthen and expand my knowledge and appreciation of self-love, health and well-being. I love to share what I learn through my illustrations and styling work!

All of this training and experience enables me to help illustrate content, and personally style women in a way that inspires them to embrace who they are and shine with confidence! I created mindyourstyle as more than just a creative release, I wanted to encourage and inspire women all over the world, that includes you!

Yours in style + confidence,

Monika xx