Five Minutes with the Founder | Claudia Lambeth, Founder & CEO, Luna Mae London
Today we meet Claudia Lambeth, Founder & CEO of Luna Mae London, the bespoke lingerie specialist, who shares her vision for the company, her greatest inspiration, and what British luxury means to her.
Claudia Lambeth is the founder and CEO of Luna Mae London, the bespoke lingerie specialist. She has hosted private fittings around the world and has attracted the attention of journalists at Forbes, The Telegraph, FT How To Spend It, The Times and Vogue. Claudia is now setting up an apprenticeship scheme with the London College of Fashion to help nurture the British manufacturing industry and to invest in the future, inspiring individuals to enter a career in the fashion industry. Claudia was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Barclay’s Everywoman Awards in 2018 and was listed as one of Drapers 30 Under 30 in 2019.
WHAT DOES BRITISH LUXURY MEAN TO YOU?
To experience something which is rare and exquisitely handmade.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR LUNA MAE LONDON?
To be known for offering an inimitable experience which is entrenched in individuality and British craftsmanship.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
Opening a flagship store in Belgravia aged 27.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
When my clients re-order.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
Uber (far too much).
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR?
The buzz I feel from building something special.
The struggle to switch off.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST REGRET?
I don’t have any regrets – only opportunities to learn.
IS THERE ANOTHER BUSINESS OR A FOUNDER THAT PARTICULARLY INSPIRES YOU?
Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo.
WHAT IS YOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE?
To strive to be the best in everything you do.
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
I sleep well – but my dreams are filled with lingerie
WHAT DO YOU MOST VALUE IN YOUR FRIENDS?
Honesty and kindness.
WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE STARTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS NOW?
Keep believing in yourself.