Born in Singapore but has travelled the world as an avid explorer, covering Europe, Asia plus Australia, most of the time as a solo traveller. Her most memorable trips were trekking across the Himalayas, camping on the grounds of a safari in Botswana, Africa and volunteering to help elephants and villagers in the mountains of Chiangmai, Thailand. Trixie has a vivacious personality, a never-say-die attitude and an international approach and demeanour that has seen her successfully relate to all cultures and people.
She has two West Highland Terriers she affectionately calls her “boys” and is an animal lover, fitness and health buff, and harbours a strong humanitarian desire to turn corporate success into helping others less fortunate.
Trixie has successfully built a corporate career in Human Resources, holding leadership positions at global companies. Family, friends and colleagues expected her to scale further corporate heights but she has decided to follow her heart and embark on a seemingly impossible journey – to chase her dream to make her community a better place.
Now she has taken the brave step out of the corporate world to be an entrepreneur and launch her own line of bags called Utoppii to realise her creative passion in design to create beautifully functional bags for women for every occasion. Not just for commercial sake but at the same time to bring inspiration, joy and good to others in her community.
Our Brand Director and Product Consultant
She's a dreamer and a doer... she sees possibility everywhere. Tara's imagination, grounded by strong branding and a communications background means she sees opportunities that others don't always see. All her life, Tara has been inspired by people in this world who do things based on what they believe in.
Hence, together with Trixie's vision and ambitions, they have together conceptualised and birthed the Utoppii brand and what it stands for. Tara develops and evolves the Utoppii brand to greater heights and is instrumental in new product conceptualisation, bringing function and beauty together in all our product lines.
Tara is also the founder and creative director of a creative agency for startups, Dream & Do based in Sydney, Australia and has worked with over 100 startups to turn their business ideas into brands.
Dream & Do also launched a successful business of its own, Little Succers, a same day delivery succulent plant service. Tara launched her first business in London, Moi Self in 2012, a self-help gifting brand focused on helping girls help each other. It was here she realised how critical brand is to startup success and as a result of her efforts, Tara received a Young Designer of the Year award for design and creativity. She became hooked on the entrepreneurial life and helping others to realise their entrepreneurial dream. She has spoken at various events including The Entourage and General Assembly and won the 2016 prestigious "B&T 30 under 30 Award" in the entrepreneur category.
We exist to enrich life’s adventures with style and impact.
Our Values say a lot about us …
We want to make a difference
Every one of us faces adversities, uncertainties and negativities. Utoppii was born to challenge people to realise their dreams, no matter how big or small, for themselves, their family, friends and others. Hopes and dreams fulfilled bring smiles, spread positivity and restore harmony to our world. We invite you to join us on this journey to make a difference. It all starts with our bags!