Over the past five years I’ve lived in Perth, I have discovered some really great characters, boss babes and boys online, that are killing it at what they do, so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Perth social accounts who you may never have heard of and why I love them.
I have got to know most of them through their Instagram accounts believe it or not and formed a relationship with them behind the computer or phone and some I haven’t even met in person but we are tight and have formed a bond online that I think is sometimes stronger than my “real-life mates”.
I am all about celebrating small businesses and I know that so many of you are too because the camaraderie here in Perth is awesome to watch, especially with local supporting local. Unfortunately, there is far too many of you to list off so I have just handpicked a few of the businesses I follow that are all about our city and are slaying it at their jobs or brands. Some are inspirational, others are just funny, whilst some have magnificent content on their pages and I would love for you to meet some of the faces behind the following brands and businesses…
Gypsy Loving Light
@gypsylovinlight is run by Helen Janneson Bense the most gorgeous pocket rocket with mermaid styled blonde hair who has the most inviting Instagram page you will ever see. She is a travel and style blogger who has over 833 thousand followers. She is famous for her travel pics of the world and of course her beautiful blonde locks. What I love about Helen is, she is so down to earth and sweet and she is also all about supporting Perth events and businesses as I have bumped into her at a few events. Her hubby takes all the pics and they get to travel and collaborate together, living the dream! #couplegoals
Think Pink Automotive
@thinkpinkautomotiveservices is a car finance company run by boss babe Nina Malackey, I met Nina on Instagram and we just hit it off. She is a go-getter and all about supporting and empowering females when it comes to buying or refinancing their cars. Her love of Perth and other small businesses is what I love most about her. Think Pink’s Instagram is about building other women up and I am just obsessed with the colour pink so if you are too then you’ll love their page. They are just starting out but the content they produce is uplifting, informative and empowering to us gals.
@villamanagement is another small business owner who is killing it online. Not just because she is funny and informative but she will teach you everything you need to know about growing your social account online, whether it’s a business or a brand. Brooke started Villa Managment three years ago and has grown her account herself from the bottom up and she has just hit over 15 thousand followers. Her inspiring, funny and informative posts are a game changer, especially if you own a business or brand and struggle online. Brooke is your social media guru and does it in a simple and fun manner!
@matthewlanders is hands down one of the funniest accounts I follow and I cannot believe I only just discovered him. I was told about Matthew through Brooke from Villa Management and now I just cannot look away. He is an international award winning florist from Vic Park, his account is truly gorgeous with its pics but his Instagram stories are next level hilarious, and once you start watching you cannot look away. After I introduced myself to Matt (I slipped into his DM’s), we decided to meet up, and not only is he super funny, talented, kind and compassionate but he is also extremely driven and that’s what I loved about him most. He is a must follow!
@perthdesserts_ is an account that you wish you could smell through their pictures because the deserts they showcase are seriously to die for. My friend Aimee Heinrich started the page a few years ago and it has grown to over 30 thousand plus followers. She showcases businesses and their deserts every single day from around Perth. Warning though, it’s food porn at its best!
@saharasoul_ is a self-tanning product that is vegan and cruelty-free that was created by 18-year-old boss babe Chloe. The Sahara Soul idea came to her in early 2016, after she lost her grandmother to suicide, had three hip surgeries amongst many other health difficulties which forced her to drop out of the state netball team…But instead of allowing these challenges to consume her, she channelled her emotions to motivate herself into launching her own business. I know right? WTF? Most teenagers would just party with their mates, not Chloe, she focused her energy on helping other women feel confident and starting her empire. Almost three years later the vision of Sahara Soul is now a reality.
@fearless_activewear is run by Perth local Callum and the activewear pieces that he designs are all about empowering the everyday woman to be strong, be brave and embrace their bodies in work out gear that makes them feel sensational. What I love about Cal, is his drive to share the message that every body shape is beautiful and that no matter what size you are, being confident and comfortable is key. If you follow their page, it isn’t just about selling their clothing they are constantly providing free events for Perth, supporting local businesses and spreading the message to love yourself.
@trendingtributes is a place you need to be online, especially if you are after a good-news story. Kate created Trending Tributes on Instagram because she was sick of seeing all the negative news in the news cycle. She films, directs and stars in interviews of people from Perth sharing their stories. She’ll then edit them herself and loads them up to youtube. Her guests from our city open their hearts and share stories of every kind, some are boss babes sharing their tips on how they are getting sh*t done, whilst others are inspirational or uplifting tales. It is awesome to see Kate sharing real, relatable stuff.
@vicki_white_ on Instagram takes absolutely breathtaking pics of Perth and uploads them to Instagram. Vicki is a born and bred local girl from North Perth who only got into photography in 2016. Her love of our beaches, landscapes and the most beautiful sunsets in the world are showcased in all her photos. If you want to be inspired and appreciate our magnificent state then you must throw Vicki a follow.
If you haven’t stumbled across my mate Kate Wasley @katewas_ yet, then do yourself a favour. She is Perth born curvy model who is super down to earth and looks absolutely gorgeous in a bikini, she has featured in Sports Illustrated and many more mags around the world. Kate made headlines globally in 2016/17 because of her swimsuit shoots with her bestie Georgia Gibbs (also from Perth) because they broke the traditional stereotype of models and showed the world through an Instagram account @any.body_co they created that beauty is in all shapes and sizes.
@any.body_co is an Instagram page that has over 260k followers worldwide that is all about body confidence and rocking what you got, at any shape, size or colour. Kate’s personal page has skyrocketed to 270 thousand followers really damn quick. She is one to watch out for and support because she is REAL and her posts are inspiring, vulnerable and sexy!!!
There is so many great startup companies, small businesses and super talented people in Perth that I just couldn’t list them all, so let us know who you love and adore around town and we will get following.