My MUSE | Beck Wadworth
Cassidy here, with the exciting job of introducing you to this week’s MyMUSE: the classy, driven and delightfully organised Beck Wadworth.
A long-time friend of MUSE (and a great friend of mine) Beck has always been one to watch. A decade ago, at the age of 23, she started her wildly successful diary business – An Organised Life – and took the stationery-world by storm. Since then, she has also found time to fall in love (with partner Isaac, owner of the exceptionally cool ‘Makespace’), create a brand-new business consultancy hustle, and, more recently, welcome a gorgeous baby girl, Isabella.
A lover of timeless functionality and flattering forms, Beck is the queen of understated style – embodying minimalistic chic at its absolute finest. She is hard-working and passionate, but also incredibly family focused. Warm and witty, effortless and elegant. A business guru, a beautiful mum and a muse through and through.
I sat down with Beck to talk about closing chapters, filling your cup and being totally content with where you are.
Beck, hello! Since closing down An Organised Life earlier this year where has your focus shifted to?
This year was a big year of change for me. After welcoming our beautiful daughter Isabella to the world in July last year - my priorities shifted and I decided it was time to slow down to focus on family and our business Makespace. This meant closing An Organised Life after 10 amazing years - I'm so proud of those 10 years and look back on them with a sense of immense pride.
Now I’m turning all my attention and focus to mum-life, consulting for small businesses and Makespace – our business that specialises in architecturally designed modular houses, delivered all across NZ. We have so many plans for the company in the coming years and I can't wait to see them unfold.
How do you find the balance between work life and mum life? and what are some of the challenges you have faced?
I used to be one of those people who worked 24/7, but when I became a mum my priorities changed instantly. I've learnt to surrender, and that my family always comes first. For me personally, I'm in a family 'season' and I feel content with that. I feel it's the biggest privilege to be able to put my family first.
In terms of the balance, when I’m in work mode, I’m very productive with every minute. I love to prioritise and have learnt the importance of saying no. Time is precious.
I've also identified the importance of doing things for me too. Pilates, coffee dates with a friend or a beautiful dinner. It's all about filling up my different cups to keep the balance.
How would you describe your personal style?
Understated, paired back and chic.
What are some key components when investing in new pieces for your wardrobe?
Whenever I add a new piece to my wardrobe I always think of different ways I could wear it, or different occasions I could wear it to. I'm all about longevity: high-quality pieces that are true to my style, and silhouettes that compliment my body shape. I'm definitely less trend driven.
While style is forever evolving, is there a piece that stands the test of time in your closet?
100% a classic black blazer - I can dress it up with a suit-pant and heels or dress it down with a white tee, blue jeans and sneakers
What is on your MUSE Wishlist?
Matteau Halter Dress, Rebe White Pant & Tank, Anine Bing Black Pumps and the beautiful Matteau Printed Fig Shirt.