Marianne Azhari is the founder of Mums First in Dubai, UAE. She is the mom of four. We had the pleasure of sitting down with her to learn more about her business and her personal life. Read the full story here:
Mompreneurs WW: Tell us about your company
Marianne: I help mums feel like winners. Enhance their confidence, their career and look and act credible and influential.
Mums First offers products and services for mothers.
Our Services include:
- Colour and Style Analysis: Identifying the colour Palette that works best for each mum. AS well as Identifying her Signature Style
- Wardrobe Review: Looking at her wardrobe and upgrading her outfits whether from “Maternity” to “Back to Work”, or “Back to Work” to “Stylish Maternity” look. Or in general detoxing her wardrobe and creating new outfits from her existing wardrobe that will flatter her natural beauty.
- Personal Shopping: We take out the hassle of shopping and offer a personal shopper service to our mums.
- We have an ecommerce section where we sell products in skin care, wellness and makeup. The kind of products that mums need and are quick and easy to use with impeccable results.
Mompreneurs WW: How did the idea of starting it come about and who inspired you?
Marianne: I always wanted to be a Fashion Designer, I couldn’t. I stayed close to it and worked in the creative industry for 18 years. During that time I always styled my friends and random people for free, as Styling allowed me to work with many fashion brands. Until I learned that Styling people is actually a business! So I decided to do it, its either now or never.
Mompreneurs WW: What is the best part of what you do and the toughest?
Marianne: Best part is a Happy Client. Toughest part is to go through a 100 “No” to get a one “Yes”
Mompreneurs WW: How many kids do
you have and how old are they?
Marianne: 3 boys and 1 girl. 8 years, 5 years and 2 years twins.
Mompreneurs WW: How do you juggle work and life balance?
Marianne: I live on a schedule and I dedicate equal private time for each one of my kids (and my husband) to feel special.
Mompreneurs WW: What’s a book you always recommend and why?
Marianne: The Art of not giving a Fuck!
Because it allows you to simply life!
Mompreneurs WW: What advice would you give a Mompreneur who was just starting out?
Marianne: Be courageous but be patient – these are the two most powerful warriors you need in your journey.
Mompreneurs WW: Your favorite quote is…
Marianne: “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -RUMI