Pearls of Wisdom from Adriana Andelkovic

Meet Adriana, one of those incredible women that really can do it all. At just 24, she's accomplished more than most of us can only dream of doing in a lifetime. Adriana is passionate, inspirational and most importantly, absolutely kick-ass. Us #galswithgoals could all learn from Adriana's story, and if you're in the market for children's clothing you definitely need to check out her label, Mickey Rose.

Thanks for interviewing with us. We'd love to know more about you, your background and way of life. 

I'm a 24yr old business owner from Melbourne! With a huge love for life and dreams that might just about send me batty, but I'm loving every minute of it. I own a children's wear label, Mickey Rose, that I started at 21. It is pretty much my life, I adore it and have poured my heart and soul into it. When I'm not working on building my empire you can find me, napping haha, thinking or planning my next trip (recently travelled SE Asia- amazing!), drinking coffee, out to dinner with friends (drinking wine and talking our brains out), or out for a boogie! My name is Adriana and I hope you enjoy getting to know what makes me buzz - with love & light! X

Coffee, freshly squeezed juice or a glass of wine? 

Coffee- all the love coffee, but hey a wine doesn't hurt!

Where do you find inspiration for your goals & dreams? 

It might sound silly to some but for me it is internal, I think we can all turn to ourselves more than we think or allow ourselves to. It takes time, practice and meditation helps too! My inspiration comes from within, almost a spiritual place to do more, be more, see more in this life. If we can master this act, we can truly learn how to unleash the powers we have within us. There is no better teacher than yourself.

What does self-love mean to you?

My sister recently said to me after a difficult patch in my life- it is your choice when you come home to decide if being by yourself is simply just being alone, or lonely. Self-love for me is learning to love my own company, solitude and calm the negative voice in my mind. To have that voice say positive comments, of love and acceptance, to have clarity. My recent (and first) tattoo is an Unalome, a Buddhist symbol for your path to enlightenment. To me this means; there is no escape from yourself, create a life you love, stop resisting, be the love you seek, find your true self, be kind, reduced material comforts. Self-love will definitely follow.

What is something that not many people know about you?

Despite owning a children's wear label, I am not a Mum! I'm single (loving it!) and have just always had a HUGE passion for owning a business, the crazy fashion industry and helping people! When I decided on a children's wear label it just felt, RIGHT! So am now joining all three together.

An example of Adriana's beautiful children's label, Mickey Rose. 

An example of Adriana's beautiful children's label, Mickey Rose. 

What is your favourite quote, and why?

"This too shall pass..." It is beautiful, it works with both negative and positive parts of your life, and helps to practice your power of now. No negatives scenarios are forever, neither are the beautiful states. Embrace it. This quote has seen me through many dark hours.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Be honest... Listen to your gut. Your gut is the balance between your mind, and your heart, clear away the noise and the answer will be right in front of you. Learning to listen to my gut, my intuition, is one of the best lessons I have ever learnt. It's never wrong, and always has your best interest at heart, always.

What's on the horizon for your future? Are any exciting plans coming up?

Always working on something more, my brain is always buzzing away! Most exciting for Mickey Rose is the plans for a bigger brand, more global reach, sending our ethical message far and wide to the fashion community, and bigger better collections. I also want to get into public speaking and seminars, not even sure where to start there! But hey, it has taken me a long time to even say it out loud, but we need to put things out in the universe to get it back, right!? My first article about "my story" is being published shortly, and it sure is exciting! Something about sharing your story and empowering others is so uplifting...

Dogs or cats?

Dogs!

What is your go-to song to get you feeling motivated?

Anything by Flume- to get me right in the zone! 

Who are 3 people you'd recommend following on IG for major inspiration?

@collabosaurus - from a biz perspective!

@bymariandrew - for personal!

@lisamessenger - for lifestyle!

A massive thank you to the gorgeous Adriana for taking the time to chat with us. If you're keen to look more into her incredible Mickey Rose, you can view their Instagram and Website.