Among the many Australian designers, Christopher Hanlon—the founder, and the brand itself—ties a knot with Chinese culture. He enjoys Chinese cuisine, and likes to drink Shou Wu Chih (首乌汁 shǒu wū zhī), an anti-aging Chinese herb, to keep the years off his appearance.
Christopher not only brings to the world statement-making designer handbags, fashion pieces, and accessories, he has also created a range of organic herbal skin care products with mysterious oriental features. He learned much from his mom, and his first skin care product was made from her recipe.
He has the distinction of being Australia’s first perfumer, and his is the only 100 percent Australian-owned and made organic cosmetics company. Christopher is also a pioneer in Men’s Organic Skin Care products.
Christopher’s loyal fans include Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman, Madonna, Anne Hathaway, and Robbie Williams.
Here are Christopher Hanlon’s 10 tips for success:
Ride the donkey while you look for a horse.
My friend Vienne said to me: “Do the things today that you don’t want to do in 5 years’ time.”
My father Ross said to me: “A boy goes to the edge of a cliff and is scared because he cannot fly. His father says: ‘Don’t be afraid,’ and pushes him. The boy begins to fly.”
My mother Delia said to me: “Don’t worry about money. Do what you love, and the money will come naturally.”
My high school teacher said to me: “A young tree that moves with the wind will not break. An old tree that stays still may break.”
Your No.1 selling product today may be your worst product in the future.
Rise early. Eat healthy. Save your money. All drugs only in moderation, e.g., alcohol.
Follow your dreams. It is the only way they can come true.
BELIEVE in yourself. Be yourself.
Make the most out of every moment. Life does not go the way you plan it. But you will get there.