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Meet Stav Hatchett, Hudson’s Mum
A dream came true for this mum when she
opened the doors to her Messy Room.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY IAN MACPHERSON
STYLED BY JENNY LACEY
lmnop: How were you inspired to start your business?
sh: I was a Womenswear Buyer prior to having Hudson and I really wanted to continue
working (once I started a family) but I didn’t want the pressures of working for a major company. I have always dreamed of opening my own store where I could use my skills, enjoy sourcing products, merchandise a beautiful space and help customers.
lmnop: What’s your biggest seller?
sh: That’s a really hard question because when something new comes in at My Messy Room we get excited about it. We sell lots of different things, from newborn to 10-year-olds fashion, children’s interiors through to unique gifts. A best-seller for the week could be a new baby vintage dress, a retro lampshade or a new book.
lmnop: What advice would you give to other mums trying to start a business?
sh: Ensure your family is 100% supportive of what you are doing. Be sure of your vision and research your market. Write down your goals or objectives and keep within
them. Keep a budget and manage it. Assume you will be working late hours in the
first year and not making wages for yourself because it will go back into the business.
lmnop: What’s your biggest challenge as a mum?
sh: Managing time and keeping a balance. Like any mum, there are just never enough
hours in the day and it’s very hard to balance it all. If anyone has any tips, call me!
lmnop: The best piece of advice you’ll ever give to Hudson?
sh: To experience every moment and have an empathy for others.
lmnop: What do you and Hudson like to do together?
sh: Hudson is very active so our days together are busy. He loves going for a walk/ride on his trike, going to the park, helping me in the kitchen and reading a book while snuggling into my lap.
My Messy Room is located at 111a Smith St, Summer Hill, NSW. Phone: +61 2 9798 3233.
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Read more about Stav Hatchett in LMNOP Magazine, Issue 3.
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