International Women's Day 2019 / Hannah Cole, Australia Press Manager

Hannah Cole, Australia Press Manager

What does balance for better mean to you?

Balance for better means finally edging towards a more equal world - where gender, race, age, appearance - are all inconsequential. It's a world that opens doors for everyone, not just the privileged, creating a better place for everyone.

What does a typical day look like for you? 

Generally, I'll start the day with an early morning gym session to wake up and get the blood flowing, followed by a hasty getting ready ritual and a quick breakfast while catching up on the latest news in fashion around the world. I'll pop on a podcast on my commute to OMGFIVE and use the time to mentally prepare for the day. Work keeps me very preoccupied for much of the day - between handling appointments, send-outs, monitoring press etc. - but I always make time for a midday walk to get out and about. Once I'm home, I'll finish the day off with a relaxing, healthy dinner, a spot of Netflix and curling up with a book in bed.


What are your go-to rituals that make you feel empowered each day? 

The gym is my most important ritual - I find it helps me get in the right headspace for each day, prepared to tackle whatever may come. I'm energised and alive. I also appreciate my nightly (very brief) skincare routine of various products as a newfound way to show myself some love.

Fashion is often used as a female form of expression. What is the Marle garment that makes you feel most confident, and why?

I'm quite obsessed with the Rudy Skirt. Previously, a mid-length skirt frightened my short legs, but the Rudy sits perfectly and feels so luxurious against the skin. It's a touch of femininity when paired with my chunkier shoes and oversized blazers.


What is appealing to you about Marle's considered approach to fashion production?

I'm a huge advocate of thoughtful fashion and applaud any brand making significant changes in this regard. I love that Marle has thought through every aspect of the business - from the manufacturing to the dyes used to the packaging. We need more brands like this willing to make a difference and stand for something, while also offering affordable, wearable clothing. 


Hannah wears the Mimi Jumper in Smoke, shop here