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MEET THE SMO TEAM

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Melina Bagnato

Director and Stylist

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 

...A Flaming Lamborghini because I come across fiery and intense but I’m actually smooth and sweet.

My favourite item of clothing is... 
...a blazer. When I’m in a blazer, I feel unstoppable, I feel powerful and able, and it reminds me of my roots, growing up around my dad’s suiting business.

What I love most about working at SMO is... 
...helping women feel good about themselves, helping them to create outfits perfect for their body. It’s like creating magic.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me... 
...being a mum to my three boys, as well as a wife, daughter, sister, aunty, and friend. Work hard, play hard.

My Star Sign is…

...Cancer

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Elle DenToom

Manager, E-Commerce and Assistant Buyer 

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 

...Whiskey because I warm the heart!

My favourite item of clothing is... 

...a scarf. It’s so versatile. It can be a sarong, a headscarf, a neck kerchief, a blanket...so many things!

What I love most about working at SMO is... 

...the diversity, every day is different from the last! We have a lot of fun as a team, the vibes are good!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...at a bar or restaurant or in my kitchen. Good food and good drinks are very important. Love cooking and eating with my boyfriend. I also enjoy travelling.

My Star Sign is…

...Gemini

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Andrea Reddy

Pick & Pack Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
...A Bloody Mary because it’s good for a hangover!

My favourite item of clothing is... 

...a gorgeous purpley, floral top that my mum wore through her 20s. She passed it on to me, I just love it.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the little family. There’s no politics, we communicate well, and we’re close-knit. Time passes so quickly, you don’t get bored!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...at home in my PJs having a beer, and trying not to fight with my teenager!

My Star Sign is…

...Sagittarius

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Eleni Koutsioulis

Personal Assistant and Customer Service Co-ordinator

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 
A Chili Margherita because it’s a spicy twist on a classic.

My favourite item of clothing is... 
...a black lace cami. It’s flattering and easy to dress up or down.

What I love most about working at SMO is... 
...women supporting each other in business, along with the high energy and positive vibes.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me... 
...practicing yoga, meditating, and charging my crystals. 

My Star Sign is…

Libra

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Rita Boccari

Sales Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 
...I’d be an Aperol Spritz because it’s colourful, fizzy, and makes you feel happy.

My favourite item of clothing is... 
...jeans. They make you feel sexy and confident.

What I love most about working at SMO is... 
...the people. The team - and the customers - are like a family. I love giving people confidence in their outfit.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me... 
...spending time with my family, out at cafes or restaurants, walking, going to the movies, or going to the footy to watch Collingwood play.

My Star Sign is…

...Scorpio

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Stacey Black

Sales Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 

Definitely champagne because it’s bubbly.

My favourite item of clothing is... 
...a flowing hi-low top. Clothing of a Super Mum!

What I love most about working at SMO is... 

...the lovely customers, and the nice clothes!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me... 
...being a mum to my two girls, so taking them to their sports, taking them to school, etc., and spending time with friends having drinks and nibbles.

My Star Sign is…

...Aries

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Pia Bagnato

Sales Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 
Moscato, because I’m a sweet tooth!

My favourite item of clothing is... 
...well it’s not really an item of clothing, but shoes. I love shoes.

What I love most about working at SMO is... 
...the interaction and immersion with women.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me... 
...working in my own fashion business, and being Nonna to my four grandchildren.

My Star Sign is…

...Cancer

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Connie Whyte

e-Commerce Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 

A nice Pinot Noir because it’s classy and like a fine wine, I get better with age!

My favourite item of clothing is...
...jeans because they make me feel confident and ready for the day. But, as soon as I’m home, you’ll find me in my PJ pants!

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...the fashion and new styles, and the great team environment.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...with the kids on the weekend, or catching up with the girls for drinks.

My Star Sign is…

...Aries

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Nicole Pereira

General Retail Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why? 

A Long Island Iced Tea because I’m stronger than I look.

My favourite item of clothing is... 
...classic black boots. Dress them up, dress them down, they make any outfit look good. And, when I’m wearing them, I feel like I’m wearing a suit of armour. Nothing can touch me.

What I love most about working at SMO is... 
...the high-vibing chaos! It’s not a bad chaos, it’s a great chaos. We have lots of fun. It’s fast-paced, never a dull moment.

When I’m not at SMO you can find me... 
...drinking and eating with Elle - haha! Or panicking about my (Masters) assignments.

My Star Sign is…

...Taurus

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Danni Aplidjotis

Customer Service Assistant

If you were a beverage, what would you be and why?
I’d be a Cosmopolitan, it’s sexy and savvy.

My favourite item of clothing is...
...pants. Doesn’t matter what kind. Coloured, patterned, they’re just so versatile.

What I love most about working at SMO is...
...knowing all the staff, everyone is so energetic, passionate, and supportive. Oh, and I love fashion!

When I’m not at SMO you can find me...
...being a mum to my four kids (one girl, three boys). We’re always active, I love spending time with my kids, and my family. I also love catching up with friends.

My Star Sign is…

...Aquarius

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