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Carla Oates (pictured left), Director of The Beauty Chef, and Jeet Pavlovic
For the last 15 years, Carla Oates has forged her natural beauty business under the moniker of The Beauty Chef. Over that decade and a half, Carla has learnt to “not be such a perfectionist and to let the small stuff go, let the waves wash over you”. Watching her mother work since she was a toddler, Carla’s daughter, Jeet, is now paving her own career as a model for the likes of Calvin Klein and Harper’s Bazaar China. Carla believes a parent’s work ethic is passed on à la ‘monkey see, monkey do’. “Children really watch and observe their parents,” says Carla. “And I don’t even think I realised the impact I had on Jeet until she said to me just recently, ‘Mum, you’ve had such a big impact on what I want to do with my career’, and at that moment I felt so proud.”
Jewellery from Swarovski’s Mother’s Day collection. Photography by Dan Knott.