Lara Vrkic is changing the way women are showcased in Australia’s creative industries. At just 22 years of age, the Sydney based wonder-woman has created a platform for girls to show off their creativity in art, music, business and design through bi-monthly exhibitions, an online store and featured space on their popular social media outlets. The Ladies Network is gaining momentum and creating a support network for badass creative women in Australia. Oh and did we mention she does this while looking after her ten month old baby called Hudson?
Name: Lara Vrkic
What I do… I’m the Founder and Curator of The Ladies Network. I’m also a mum to my 10 month old son Hudson!
When I started doing it… Almost a year ago.
When I’m in Sydney you’ll find me… Eating dumplings or at an art gallery opening
When I’m not in Sydney you’ll find me… I love going on weekends away just out of Sydney with friends. Most recently we went down the coast to Wollongong and spent a week over New Years going to the beach and playing boardgames. Otherwise New York is my favourite out of town destination.
Song on repeat… Lust for Life by Girls. I recently heard it at a bar and I’m obsessed again. I hadn’t heard it since High School, it’s an oldie but a definite goodie.
My wardrobe consists of… Lots of black! I’m pretty basic with clothes lots of leather and plain t-shirts. I have bright red hair so I figure that’s enough colour.
In my bag you’ll find… Not much! I hate carrying around lots of things so it’s usually just my phone, wallet and keys. And sometimes I find a dummy or one of Hudson toys that I’ve accidentally packed.
Beer or vodka? Beer
Books or movies? Probably movies or books with lots of pictures!
My go-to Sydney store is… Ellery.
In 2016 I will… Be very busy! I’m excited to take on lots more projects and hopefully go overseas with The Ladies Network. We have lots of big things planned.
Images via Instagram
By Caitlin Hennessy