Andie Kids is cool unisex streetwear made for comfort and durability. Designed in the inner north of Melbourne, the Andie designs are then made (not too far away) with the upmost quality & attention to detail, ensuring they bounce back wear after wear.
Getting to know the ladies, behind Andie Kids, Anna and Steph!
Jo: We love Andie Kids, not only because it is super stylish, totally unique but the best quality. Can you please make in adult sizes!!! My hubby and I want one! ;) Today, I want you to get to know the two beautiful ladies behind the brand, Anna and Steph. Welcome ladies!
How many babies do you have what are their names and who named them/reasons behind their names?
Steph - I have two girls- Lou & Robbie. No real reasoning behind the names I just think they’re nice, they’re different, they’re unusual!!
Anna - 2 boys - Stanley is 4 and it is a family name of my husband (who is English) it goes back 4 generations, it really suits him as he is a cute but serous old soul. Otis is 2, and I just loved the name and listen to a lot of Otis Redding music.
What did you do before becoming a mummy and having Andie kids?
Steph - I was studying Secondary Teaching and playing semi competitive netball.
Anna - I was a Visual Merchandiser for Witchery in the Windows, and since having kids I have moved into a personal stylist roll, now Andie Kids
Where did the name Andie Kids come from? And why did you start it?
Anna - Andie is a unisex name to match our unisex brand. We both like it and is a combination of both our names.
Lets chat pregnancies...
9 LONG months or 9 joyous months?
Steph - First pregnancy was joyous, loved every minute (minus the first trimester morning sickness). Second pregnancy I was whale like and found it very uncomfortable.
Anna - It was a love hate thing with pregnancy, the start for both was rough, I was so sick with the boys and really struggled with nausea all day, with no relief (although I tried with mountains of carbs consumed). But as soon as week 17 rolled around it passed, I loved it, stayed active and really enjoyed it (I do miss my belly).
Steph - No real cravings, I just started eating for a small family of five.
Anna - Carbs... And LOTS of them at the start.
Ok now births...
Plan or no plan? And find out the gender or surprise?
Steph - No Plan, just went in hoping for the best and for both pregnancies the gender was a surprise.
Anna - Surprise for both boys and I really loved that!! There is no better surprise in life. Both baby’s births were how I hoped, all natural and a relatively nice experience (for pushing a baby out).
How do you balance mum life and your career?
Steph - I am definitely not the best person to ask. I try to get most of my work done during nap times and at night time. I like to be as present as I can be with my kids (easier said than done!)
Anna - I am yet to get the balance right... I have one day a week to work without the kids at home and try and work around them on other days, but it’s a struggle, and something I work on all the time...
Where do you get inspiration for Andie Kids?
Anna - Our own style. We would love to wear the pieces...we do get asked if our sets come in adult sizes. And of course our own kids style is an influence. Andie is a casual, every day, cool street wear vibe.
Where would you like to see Andie Kids in 5 years?
Steph - In 5 years we would love to be well established in Australia and would be looking at making some kind of mark internationally. Hopefully this co insides with our kids being in school which will allow us to really give Andie Kids a good nudge!
Steph - People driving below the speed limit in the right hand lane
Anna - I can’t stand hearing people chew their food – gets me angry and sometimes I have
to leave a room... weird but hey.
Steph - Buying and eating chocolate behind my husbands back after I’ve told him he needs to monitor my intake
Anna - Wine... enough said!
First thing you do in the morning?
Steph - Watch the news headlines
Anna - Get cuddles and stories by a very talkative two year old, and I start every day with a warm lemon drink.
Currently loving on insta?
Steph - StreeTrends & betootaadvocate for a laugh
Anna - Obsessed with @LucyWilliams02 for her style and @Innika Choo cause she is hilarious!
Shop Andie Kids : www.andiekids.com.au