New York Fashion Week with Grace Simmons

As we leave this years New York Fashion week behind us, we catch the busy Grace Simmons to talk shows, looks, who she brushed shoulders with & all things beauty….

Kicking off our catch up, It’d would only be normal to find out what her NYFW essentials are, which means a good old peek into her handbag…
The night before your first
show at NYFW this year, how did you prepare & what were you doing?
 My first show was Richard Chai! The night before I was out
until about 1am at fittings and castings so I didn’t have that much time to
think about the show which was probably a good thing I think! But the morning
of the show I was pretty nervous and couldn’t sit still because I was also mega
excited to finally walk at NYFW!

The secret to maintaining your skin during NYFW?

MOISTURIZE! Especially in the cold weather! The super low
temperatures (I’m talking -15 degrees #ew) on top of having 2 or 3 different sets
of makeup on your skin each day really drains it of its natural oils so I
always carry in my bag a good lip moisturizer (at the moment I’m obsessed with
Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm – it’s so hydrating plus it smells like chocolate
so it’s a win win) and also a good body moisturizer (my all-time favourite
being Avène Eau Thermale body lotion!)


 

 

Your go to off duty shoe during NYFW…

Hands down Nike Air Force 1s, I basically live in them!






Describe backstage in 3 words.

Intense!
 Exciting! 
Jam-packed!!
 (backstage at Marc Jacobs)

 Did you meet any
models who you have been dreaming of meeting?

I got to meet Malaika Firth who is such a sweetheart and
she was so nice to me even though I’m practically a nobody compared to her!!
 

Lets talk celebrities, who who who?
Yes!! I met Nicki Minaj backstage at Marc Jacobs! She was
so funny and her accent was so sassy and amazing! I also got to meet KendallJenner twice – at a casting and then again at Marc Jacobs when she walked in
the show! To top it off I also met Victoria Beckham at the casting for her
show!

You were star struck when you….

Walked into the casting for Victoria Beckham and she was
there! I had expected it to just be a casting director – that you wouldn’t meet
her until the fittings at least, but I just walked into the casting room and
there she was! It kinda took the wind out of me for a split second before I
could mentally slap myself out of it!!





 

If you could take home any of your looks from this year’s
show – which one would it be?

Hmmm that’s a tough one!! A tie between the beautiful
long flowing dress I wore in the Zimmermann show and my insanely amazing faux
fur jacket and pleated skirt I wore in the Marc Jacobs show! Can’t I have both?





One thing that’s running through your mind whilst on the
runway?

It’s not one thing – it’s a million things! “Don’t
fall, make sure you go the right way, walk well, don’t run into the other
models…” the list goes on!!
 

You wouldn’t go a day without…
Talking to my mum… I’m such a mummy’s girl and I love
to talk to her about how my castings/fittings/shows are going and also to get
advice, from anything like “How long do I microwave this for?” to
“What should I wear to this particular casting?” to “Should I
put this in the dryer or will it shrink?” She’s my go-to woman for
everything, even though she’s literally half a world away (god bless
technology!!)
  And there you have it, What NYFW looked & felt like through the eyes of our gorgeous Grace Simmons.. next stop Milan!
 

Malgosia Bela, the ultimate ‘Power Woman’

We’re thrilled to have the incredible Malgosia Bela here for the Harrolds Sydney opening.
 Being the current face of Harrolds, we absolutely love that Russh caught up with her to talk all things personal in ‘Power Woman.

Read below to find out something you didn’t know about this industry icon….

What is your biggest indulgence?
My biggest indulgence in general? I guess it’s a great trip, that’s definitely
my favourite thing to do! I’ll be indulging starting the day after tomorrow
when I visit Hayman Island. But if we think of indulgence as something that’s
not supposed to be good for you but we do it anyway… I would say my
indulgence is a good wine at a great bar.
What would you choose between art and music?
Isn’t music art? I cannot imagine life without music.
What couldn’t you live without?
Music! And wine.

What is your defining personality trait?
It’s probably easier to ask somebody else. I would like to believe it’s my
sense of humour, I’m very down to earth.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, masculine, comfortable, classic.
What is your most treasured belonging?
My son.
What do you find inspiration in?
Nature and good conversation. Human exchange in general.

What is your favourite brand
stocked at Harrolds?

It would be the Tom Ford outfit I wore in the campaign. Harrolds is the only
store that carries Tom Ford here, so rightly so, that would be my favourite!

What do you look for in a shopping experience?
Shopping really stresses me out. It’s like when you read a 10 page menu and by
the end of it you’re not hungry anymore. I’m happily surprised that the
Harrolds stores are compact but quite intimate, chic and beautiful.
What is your biggest indulgence?
My
biggest indulgence in general? I guess it’s a great trip, that’s
definitely my favourite thing to do! I’ll be indulging starting the day
after tomorrow when I visit Hayman Island. But if we think of indulgence
as something that’s not supposed to be good for you but we do it
anyway… I would say my indulgence is a good wine at a great bar.
What would you choose between art and music?
Isn’t music art? I cannot imagine life without music.
What couldn’t you live without?
Music! And wine.
What is your defining personality trait?
It’s probably easier to ask somebody else. I would like to believe it’s my sense of humour, I’m very down to earth.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, masculine, comfortable, classic.
What is your most treasured belonging?
My son.
What do you find inspiration in?
Nature and good conversation. Human exchange in general.

What is your favourite brand stocked at Harrolds?
It
would be the Tom Ford outfit I wore in the campaign. Harrolds is the
only store that carries Tom Ford here, so rightly so, that would be my
favourite!
What do you look for in a shopping experience?
Shopping
really stresses me out. It’s like when you read a 10 page menu and by
the end of it you’re not hungry anymore. I’m happily surprised that the
Harrolds stores are compact but quite intimate, chic and beautiful.
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/at-large/power-woman/#sthash.jlrFTMjf.dpuf

What is your biggest indulgence?
My
biggest indulgence in general? I guess it’s a great trip, that’s
definitely my favourite thing to do! I’ll be indulging starting the day
after tomorrow when I visit Hayman Island. But if we think of indulgence
as something that’s not supposed to be good for you but we do it
anyway… I would say my indulgence is a good wine at a great bar.
What would you choose between art and music?
Isn’t music art? I cannot imagine life without music.
What couldn’t you live without?
Music! And wine.
What is your defining personality trait?
It’s probably easier to ask somebody else. I would like to believe it’s my sense of humour, I’m very down to earth.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, masculine, comfortable, classic.
What is your most treasured belonging?
My son.
What do you find inspiration in?
Nature and good conversation. Human exchange in general.

What is your favourite brand stocked at Harrolds?
It
would be the Tom Ford outfit I wore in the campaign. Harrolds is the
only store that carries Tom Ford here, so rightly so, that would be my
favourite!
What do you look for in a shopping experience?
Shopping
really stresses me out. It’s like when you read a 10 page menu and by
the end of it you’re not hungry anymore. I’m happily surprised that the
Harrolds stores are compact but quite intimate, chic and beautiful.
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/at-large/power-woman/#sthash.jlrFTMjf.dpuf

What is your biggest indulgence?
My
biggest indulgence in general? I guess it’s a great trip, that’s
definitely my favourite thing to do! I’ll be indulging starting the day
after tomorrow when I visit Hayman Island. But if we think of indulgence
as something that’s not supposed to be good for you but we do it
anyway… I would say my indulgence is a good wine at a great bar.
What would you choose between art and music?
Isn’t music art? I cannot imagine life without music.
What couldn’t you live without?
Music! And wine.
What is your defining personality trait?
It’s probably easier to ask somebody else. I would like to believe it’s my sense of humour, I’m very down to earth.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, masculine, comfortable, classic.
What is your most treasured belonging?
My son.
What do you find inspiration in?
Nature and good conversation. Human exchange in general.

What is your favourite brand stocked at Harrolds?
It
would be the Tom Ford outfit I wore in the campaign. Harrolds is the
only store that carries Tom Ford here, so rightly so, that would be my
favourite!
What do you look for in a shopping experience?
Shopping
really stresses me out. It’s like when you read a 10 page menu and by
the end of it you’re not hungry anymore. I’m happily surprised that the
Harrolds stores are compact but quite intimate, chic and beautiful.
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/at-large/power-woman/#sthash.DAhRCL5y.dpuf

What is your biggest indulgence?
My
biggest indulgence in general? I guess it’s a great trip, that’s
definitely my favourite thing to do! I’ll be indulging starting the day
after tomorrow when I visit Hayman Island. But if we think of indulgence
as something that’s not supposed to be good for you but we do it
anyway… I would say my indulgence is a good wine at a great bar.
What would you choose between art and music?
Isn’t music art? I cannot imagine life without music.
What couldn’t you live without?
Music! And wine.
What is your defining personality trait?
It’s probably easier to ask somebody else. I would like to believe it’s my sense of humour, I’m very down to earth.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, masculine, comfortable, classic.
What is your most treasured belonging?
My son.
What do you find inspiration in?
Nature and good conversation. Human exchange in general.

What is your favourite brand stocked at Harrolds?
It
would be the Tom Ford outfit I wore in the campaign. Harrolds is the
only store that carries Tom Ford here, so rightly so, that would be my
favourite!
What do you look for in a shopping experience?
Shopping
really stresses me out. It’s like when you read a 10 page menu and by
the end of it you’re not hungry anymore. I’m happily surprised that the
Harrolds stores are compact but quite intimate, chic and beautiful.
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/at-large/power-woman/#sthash.DAhRCL5y.dpuf

What is your biggest indulgence?
My
biggest indulgence in general? I guess it’s a great trip, that’s
definitely my favourite thing to do! I’ll be indulging starting the day
after tomorrow when I visit Hayman Island. But if we think of indulgence
as something that’s not supposed to be good for you but we do it
anyway… I would say my indulgence is a good wine at a great bar.
What would you choose between art and music?
Isn’t music art? I cannot imagine life without music.
What couldn’t you live without?
Music! And wine.
What is your defining personality trait?
It’s probably easier to ask somebody else. I would like to believe it’s my sense of humour, I’m very down to earth.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, masculine, comfortable, classic.
What is your most treasured belonging?
My son.
What do you find inspiration in?
Nature and good conversation. Human exchange in general.

What is your favourite brand stocked at Harrolds?
It
would be the Tom Ford outfit I wore in the campaign. Harrolds is the
only store that carries Tom Ford here, so rightly so, that would be my
favourite!
What do you look for in a shopping experience?
Shopping
really stresses me out. It’s like when you read a 10 page menu and by
the end of it you’re not hungry anymore. I’m happily surprised that the
Harrolds stores are compact but quite intimate, chic and beautiful.
- See more at: http://www.russhmagazine.com/blogs/at-large/power-woman/#sthash.DAhRCL5y.dpuf