Valley Eyewear seems to be the future of fashionable frames, and behind this booming brand, are a married Gold Coast couple, raising their 4 and 2 year old children, Dash and Seylah.
These handmade, high-end frames, have found international stardom on the likes of fashion savvy celebrities walking the streets of Paris and New York.
This story starts in an almost fairytale manner. Michael was made redundant from his position with an Australian surf label. His wife Tenielle’s redundancy came 8 months later. On their kitchen bench, armed with a lead pencil and ruler, Michael drafted his first pair of Valley sunglasses.
Just months later Tenielle was negotiating sales as she was wheeled into a hospital ward to give birth.
Lunch with Liz caught up with Tenielle at popular Gold Coast restaurant, Fishhouse, ahead of Valley’s launch of its new custom prescription optical range.