Katya Komarova is a dear friend whom I first met when I was about to present at my first ever stage pitch event. Ever since that day she has always held such a strong and inspiring presence in the evolution of OrganiQ.
Katya was born and raised in Russia. After graduating from Moscow State University of Culture and Arts with a degree in acting, Katya began her fashion career as a model.
In 2011, Katya established her first label by Mosquito creating handmade leather bags and accessories. During her study in Florence, at Accademia Riaci, where she studied Bag Design, Katya presented her handbags collection at Mercedes-Benz Russian Fashion Week in October 2012.
The brand Katya Komarova was launched in 2014 in Adelaide and now with a studio in Sydney, the future of this stunning brand literally is limitless.
What does beauty mean to you?
Health, confidence, respect for my body
What do you love the most about the work you do ?
I love the challenge, creativity and having everyday not like the one before. I love seeing happy clients and I simply can’t not to create.
What is an average day in the life of Katya ?
6am I’m up, yoga or other sport, then a coffee with my husband and I’m off to my office. Sometimes I have to meet my suppliers or clients or make content out of office. I try to finish by 5pm and have an early dinner at home. I love cooking. Then a bit of a movie or a book with my relaxing tea and I’m off to bed by 10-11pm.
What do you do to give back to yourself? what is your favourite self care ritual ?
A big part of it is the skincare products I choose and I then I spend a fair bit in a morning and at night to use them all
What do you do to Nourish your body?
I use a dry brush, an OrganiQ scrub and Emu oil based body cream. I drink lots of water and go for a massage when I can.
What is your daily skincare routine?
I shower twice a day. I like using a body scrub 1-2 times a week. I use very minimal makeup and take it off with a cleanser by OrganiQ or a pure coconut oil. If I have a weekend to myself, I love putting some masks on.
On my face I use a bit of serum and a moisturiser.
Your Number one skincare secret?
Your favourite OrganiQ product and why?
The sugar based scrub with eucalyptus. It smells of Australia and it feels so good on my skin.
If you could pass on one piece of guidance or thought to women world wide - what would it be?
Believe in your uniqueness and beauty. Always have your chin up and enjoy looking at yourself in a mirror