AT HOME WITH OUR WOMEN'S DESIGNER, SERENA

We hope you're staying safe during these crazy times. Now, more than ever, we're doing our best to stay as connected as possible. THRILLS has, and always will be, a family business, and you're a part of that family which is why we're opening up about what's happening in our homes while in isolation; what's getting us through our days, what we're consuming, and of course what pieces we're wearing.

Meet our Women's Designer, Serena.

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Serena wears the Canyon Jean.

CAN YOU GIVE US A ROUND-UP OF WHAT YOU DO AT THRILLS?

I work closely with the Creative Director & Co-Founder, Tabitha, designing the Women’s ranges. I then follow the garments through development and production. Day-to-day that means; chatting with our suppliers, drawing in illustrator, undertaking fittings, helping out on photoshoots, collaborating with friends of Thrills and all the other fun bits n’ bobs.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT QUARANTINE LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW?

For the most part, it’s not affected us too much. I’m a bit of an introvert so I’ve loved the extra time at home and we’ve felt pretty remote and cut off from all the craziness in our little house on the hill. Life is definitely slower and we’re spending more time doing the things we get really psyched on. We’ve become super appreciative of the simplest things; a beautiful home, great jobs, each other, delish food, the beach. I hope that perspective persists as the world starts to open back up. 

ANY KIND OF ISO ROUTINE HAPPENING?

Iso has me having the best sleeps of my life, so I’m usually up with the sun, a little meditation on good days, on not so good days a social media & news binge…gotta keep up with all the conspiracy theories! Maybe a walk at our local beach before locking into a day of work from home. After work we try to play some guitar, take a stroll around the property or a poke around our little veggie patch…something to make it feel like the workday is over. I find cooking really grounding so there’s lots of delicious food & pour-over coffee flowing.

WHO ARE YOU QUARANTINING WITH? AND WHERE?

I’m bunkered down with my magical boyfriend, Poppi. We live in a gorgeous little hempcrete studio on a property in the hills, inland of Lennox Head. Thanks to quarantine, we’ve made friends with the disgruntled resident goat, Nathan, so I’ll count him in too.

WHAT’RE YOUR TIPS FOR STAYING SANE?

Learn something new - I’m deep in Acoustic for Country on the Fender guitar app. Also geeking out on MoMA’s free online courses on art, photography & fashion. Find a little sunny patch, read a book, play some good tunes & soak up some Vitamin D. Heck, eat a banana & some chocolate while you’re at it. Hopefully, some happy hormones will percolate through your brain.

Let yourself get bored… creativity and innovation will ensue!

These are some crazy times and a rainbow of feelings are being felt. Reach out if you’re a tad out of sorts.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WEARING?

Some comfy pants and a singlet or oversized tee and I’m happy. Our Carpenter Pant has been a favourite and the Canyon is a wardrobe staple for me.
 

I’ve also been living in my boyfriend's shirts. They’re the garment equivalent to a big warm hug.

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Serena wears the Canyon Jean.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN LISTENING TO?

Our 2+ year Country obsession has still been lurking around, a little Krautrock and some 80s Punk along with a sprinkle Kosmiche & Disco thrown in for spice. 

Here’s a mish-mash of country angels, powerful boss beauties and a bounty of bop-worthy baselines that I’ve thrown together. Click to listen now, or check it out below.

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE WATCHING?

We've gone down a bit of a documentary wormhole lately. Might be missing human connections more than I thought!
I’m feeling drawn to strong creative women this close to Mumma’s day so these are on my to-watch list this week:

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