Kiwi-born, Beck Wadworth is the beauty and the brains behind An Organised Life— A stationery brand and blog dedicated to having just that. The self-proclaimed stationery addict created a line of chic and functional stationary, such as calendars, diaries, notebooks and downloadable essentials, which are available on her site as well as in over 45 stockists across Australasia! Beck also offers tips and advice (the blog section) on organising your wardrobe and workspace, goal setting and simple ways to be more productive, which in this day and age are invaluable skills for busy Saucettes like us. Beck’s minimalist and effortless aesthetic applies not only her chic style but pretty much every aspect of her life. We were intrigued and wanted to find out more…
ON CAREER :
I always relied on a diary year after year to write down my important dates, lists & goals - however I could never find a diary that was functional yet had an element of style to compliment my monochrome & minimalistic aesthetic. I studied Graphic Design at Massey University in Auckland, and when I moved to Sydney to pursue a career in the fashion industry, I realised there was a gap in the market and this was when An Organised Life was born. From there I have slowly developed the brand, content and the product offering. I did not have any previous business experience so there has been a lot of learning and growing along the way. In the last 12 months I finally feel like I have enough knowledge in all areas of my business to be able to develop it and grow it into something bigger.
My main goal for An Organised Life is to help others lives to be that little bit easier through the products and content we create. It’s all about living your best life, and empowering others.
CELEBRATED MOMENT OF “AN ORGANISED LIFE” :
• Growing An Organised Life year after year sales wise and brand wise.
• Going full time on the brand after years of focusing on my career and AOL as a side hustle.
• Employing my first staff member
• Moving into the AOL HQ in Sydney (happening as we speak!)
• Collaborating with Karen Walker
• Seeing my diary being held in the hands of customers
ON STATIONERY AND DESIGN :
My love for stationery has been prominent in my life for as long as I can remember. I have always been a nerd, a hard worker and a goal setter! I also studied graphic design through high school and knew that it was my passion for my career. My design style has always been minimalistic. I have always loved beautiful typography and the motto less is more!
ON PERSONAL STYLE:
I’m all about less is more, and quality over quantity. My style is classic, understated and chic. In terms of my faves, my wardrobe go-to’s include denim jeans, classic tees, kitten heels, blazers, structured shirting, silk midi and maxi dresses, etc.
ON SKINCARE ROUTINE:
My Morning Skincare Routine Consists Of:
Arcona Four O'Clock Flower Cleanser
Acrona Cranberry Toner
Acrona Hydrating Serum
Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream
MECCA SPF 50 on top
During the evenings I also use Go-To Face Hero Oil and every 2nd or 3rd night I use a Kat Burki Kat Burki Complete B Vital Hydration Face Mask. When I have spots I use Mario Badescu Dry Lotion! It’s honestly amazing!
ON MAKE-UP ROUTINE :
Becca Primer - my favourite
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation - lightweight and it also has SPF in it too
Nars Concealer - for spots and extra coverage
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Duo Set (obsessed!). I also love the RMS Living Luminizer
Glossier Lip Balm
Hourglass or Chanel brown hue eyeshadow quad palette - for my eyes to create a subtle daytime smokey look
By Terry Black Mascara
Le Sourcil Brow Pencil and Clear Gel - I love a bold brow
During the evenings I usually add a darker brown or black eyeshadow shade to my eyelids to create a bold smokey eye and add a natural lipstick.
SECRET HEALTH WEAPON:
Sleep! And The Beauty Chef!
Trust Your Gut, Always
Be patient, be kind, work hard, and always see the positives in a situation.
ON KEEPING FIT, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY:
To be honest I have been pretty useless in this section of my life over the last few years while I was working and also running AOL as a side hustle. For 2019 my main personal goal was to focus on health and wellbeing. I have started working out 3 times a week doing reformer pilates at WILD PILATES in Newmarket and going for power walks in the morning listening to my favourite podcasts!
After I’ve been to pilates or for my walk, Jason and I always go to our local cafe Rosies, in Parnell together for a coffee. It’s a morning ritual we love!
TOP 5 SPOTIFY TUNES:
Dream - Fleetwood Mac
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Take It Easy - Eagles
LASTLY, WERE YOU ALWAYS ORGANISED?
I have always been organised! I think as I have got older and moved in adulthood it has gone to the next level though!
Thank you, Beck.
Interivew | zeenat wilkinson
intro | nina franklin
photography | luke foley martin