Samuel Barrie for I-D Magazine by Hannah Scott Stevenson – Read Interview

‘Beautiful Boys Talking Beautiful Things.’

Chic Men’s Samuel Barrie talks the beautiful world with I-D Magazine.

“What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? I’m normally not an ‘absolute’ person, but if I was to say the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen it’d be the way a person’s eyes twinkle when they talk about something they’re truly passionate about. It just makes me hungry to fight more for what I love.”

Read full interview at I-D Magazine Online 

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Styled by Charlotte Agnew

Makeup by Gillian Campbell

Hair by Taylor James Redman

Chic Profiles | LA beauty Sophia Tatum – Watch

The American beauty Sophia Tatum catches up with Chic Management recapping when she was first scouted and her ultimate kind of day.
Read full interview below.

How were you discovered ?

I was discovered when I was 11 at the Dorothy chandler pavilion in LA. I was there watching ballet and during intermission, this guy came up to us in a white suit, and asks if I’m a model or if I would like to ever do modelling. Well, it turned out he was the president of Next LA. When he found out I was only 11, he said I was too young and gave my Mum his card. He then mentioned if I ever would consider modelling to give him a call when I was older. When I just turned 15, my mum found his card and asked if it was something I wanted to do. I said it was so we gave him a call. He remembered me and I got signed from there.

What was your very first modelling job ? What has been your favourite?

My first job was for Rue 21. Oh gosh, there has been so many amazing jobs. I honestly can’t pick aha. Pretty much every job/shoot I do always has something enjoyable. But I always love shoots were I get to step out of the boundaries and be super creative.


What is the greatest thing about hometown/ country? 

I think the best thing about growing up in LA is you are given so many opportunities to be anything you want.

What would be your ultimate kind of day?

Binge watching Lord of the Rings or taking an amazing walk in nature preferably one with waterfalls and beautiful views.


What’s the best advice you have ever received?

Never doubt yourself. You can accomplish anything you want, all you have to do is believe in who you are and love yourself through this journey of life.

 

An exclusive Chic Management Interview.

Roberta Pecoraro for AJE November/December Campaign!

Our Roberta is everywhere & we’re LOVING it, just recently she shot the AJE November & December Campaigns. Being their muse, Aje sat down with Roberta to get to know her a little more… Be prepared to fall in love with her as you read the below….


With her quintessential Italian beauty and laid back Aussie charm we take a moment with model muse, Roberta Pecoraro, and get to know the girl behind the face. Family orientated and music mad, the laid back beauty shares her most loved possessions, love of coconut oil and what exciting things are on the horizon. 

Where were you scouted? 

I was scouted 3 years ago at Fashion Weekend by Chic at their scouting booth they have there each year.

What exciting things are on the horizon? 

This coming January my boyfriend and I have booked a little trip to Tokyo. I’m super excited about traveling to a country with such a culture difference. It’ll also be winter over there so I’ll finally get to see snow!

What do you like most about Australian style? 

The best thing about Australian style is how easy and casual day to day outfits can be. I love how sneakers have become a huge part of today’s fashion.

Last band you saw? 

I can’t remember the last band I saw but I did go see Chet faker at the opera house not long ago. He would have to be my favourite artist, hands down!

What five favourite pieces in your wardrobe? 

  1. Black vintage Versace high wasted jeans
  2. Stansmith x ADIDAS sneakers
  3. Celine over the should handbag
  4. Customised Levi’s denim jacket
  5. Crisp white shirt

Do you collect anything? 

My boyfriend tends to surprise me with deliveries of roses, where he always writes a cute little message. I’ve kept every single message from when we first started dating.

Best weird and wonderful Summertime beauty tip? 

Coconut oil! It can be used for so many different purposes. To moisturise your body, it’s a natural and healthy product you can put in your hair, I also wear it as lip balm sometimes. It smells amazing too, so you can’t really go wrong!

How would you describe your stye? 

I feel like my style changes day by day, it all depends on what mood I’m in. However I do feel like the majority of the time my style is quite tomboy…. ‘girl meets boy’

Most aspirational person/people? 

My older sister. She is such a hard worker and through that has been so successful. As we have become older she has become my best friend, I can always count on her to be there for me.

Most treasured item? 

A necklace my nonna has passed down to me. My nonna means the world to me and I wear this necklace everyday.

Favourite travel destination past and future? 

Paris!! The last time I was there I was with my sister and we spent 5 weeks there. What’s not to love about the food, the characteristic streets, the shopping and the people are so lovely!

Who would be your top three people to invite to a dinner party? 

It would have to be my boyfriend, my sister and her fiancé! They’re all big foodies who love a good feast. Never a dull moment when we get together.

What are you reading now? 

‘Hippies in the city’ – all about living a holistic lifestyle.

Films that have inspired you?

I fell in love with the documentary ‘Dior and I’ it allows you to understand all the work and creativity that is involved in the art of couture. I hope to one day get the chance to walk in a show like Dior!

Surf Stitch’s ‘The Lens’ Hangs Out With Elle Morris!

Our beauty Elouise recently sat down with the wonderful people at The Lens for a big catch up on her career, read on to learn about how she first got into the modelling game, get some insights to her healthy eating plans and fitness routines, and discover her incredible goals for the very near future…
Introducing Elle Morris. After first bursting onto the scene after stints in Bali, Los Angeles and Miami, the young Australian model ambassador has come along way since humble beginnings growing up in the peaceful town of Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Now with a huge and bright future infront of her, the world is truly becoming her oyster with opportunities springing up left, right and centre, all in the name of good times and good causes.elouise IMG_5683 copy 
Thanks for taking the time to catch up Elle. What have you been up to?
I have been quite busy, which is great. I’ve been spending a bit of time in Melbourne, and then coming up here to the Gold Coast. I’m living in Bondi at the moment which has been a lot of fun, so in my free time just been chilling at the beach now that its summer time again!You are originally from the country, where abouts in particular? Do you get back there often?
I’m originally from Avoca Beach. My mum now lives at McMasters Beach. I love living in Sydney, but it’s a very fast paced place, where as I am much more of a mellow person and prefer the easy going things in life.How did you first get into modelling?
Well I originally had no desire to be a model, but my mum kept bugging me and entering me in the Girlfriend model search comp which I originally I was like ‘no way I don’t want to do that!’ She always had faith in me and would say I’ve got a shot. Looking back I’m really glad she did because after that my agency called up and it was go from there!

Describe your style?
My style changes all the time. It’s quite relaxed, and I also make a lot of my own clothes. My dad does a lot of stuff with denim which has rubbed off, and my mum makes swimwear, which we are actually working on a range together at the moment. I love beachy clothes, denim, cons, boots and anything else that says ‘relaxed’.

Being a model, you obviously need to stay fit and have a great eating plan. Can you tell us some of your favourite dishes and any fitness routines?
I love food! It’s probably my favourite thing in life! I had the luxury of growing up on a farm, so I’ve always had a lot of home grown veggies, so I’m pretty crazy about that stuff. In saying that though, I’ll never deny myself a treat! Fitness-wise, I’m very much an outdoors person. I mainly go for bushwalks, mix it up with a bit of pilates, yoga and a few other things.

 

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Do you have a favourite meal?
Oh so many! I’m loving zuccinhi pasta at the moment, but mum’s cakes have also got to be up there!

If you weren’t a model, what else do you think you’d be doing?
I’d love to be doing something with animals, but my dream job would be acting, im really hoping to get more involved with that side of things and that’s hopefully my next avenue. I think I would have already been pushing really hard to get involved in that industry. I’d love to be the host of an animal talk show, or travelling around documenting my experiences. Somehing outdoors and with animals would be perfect!

You were recently the face of Model Co alongside a group of other Aussie models. Ca you tell us about this experience?
Yes, it was awesome! So it was a collaboration with ‘It’s Now Cool’ and we used a lot of different swimwear brands and the Model Co range. It was focusing on their tanning products, and I’ve always used the products so I was stoked to be apart of it. It was a great time and great experience. They are becoming much more affordable and continue to build their reputation. In the past they’ve used people like Elle McPherson, so I was stoked to be apart of the project.

Any Summer beauty secrets?
I love to be in the sun, so definetly wear sunscreen, keep hydrated, eat healthy and a nice balance of partying and down time. You’ve got to have fun though because when you smile it really comes through!

Do you have any favourite Australian labels that fill your wardrobe?
I’m never really too picky with anything actually, if I see something I like I’ll grab it, but I also have a bit of a fear with shops, which is a pretty strange phobea of mine. With Instagram I get gifted a few things which is great, and I also make a lot of my own stuff too which adds a bit of personal touch.

What would we find playing on your ipod?
Always Neil Young! I love Fleetwood Mac, Rufus, Flight Facilities, just a bit of a random mix, but I love all the old school music.

Do you have any trips coming up?
I should be in LA from January onwards for a few months, but I’d love to set up a bit of a base there and hoefully then pursue a bit more of my acting dream. So I’ll enjoy Summer here in Australia and then head over chasing the dream! I’ve worked over there before, so it will be good to head back! Perhaps even hit Coachella.

Apart from being infront of the camera, What else will we catch you getting up to?
I love spending a heap of free time with my rooster, his name is Red. I actually also love making my own ‘David Attonbrough style documentaries out in the bush. As long as I am outside I can keep entertained pretty easily! I have also been working on some childrens books, based in my little fairyland I had when I was a child, so stay tuned!

 

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Favourite place in Bondi?
I love to go to North bondi fish for a yum lunch, but BBQ’s at peoples houses are pretty damn good too! A few of my friends own some bars so we hang out a little bit there too.

You’ve also lived over in Bali, can you tell us how long you were over there and why you were there.
I hadn’t been there sine I was 16 and then I went on a holiday with mum just for 2 weeks and had no idea people were living and working there form all other countries! I all of a sudden though, wiat, I could do this! So I went back for a month on my own, and then a villa came up right nextr door to where we were staying and I just took it. I told my mum and she was like WHAT. Although it seems like a while ago, I will always remember it as having the best time, we were in Canguu and I also really can’t wait to get back there. I worked and met so many great friends there so it defiantly holds a special place in my heart. On the modelling side, we were always shooting in epic locations by the beach or in super nice villa’s which was amazing!

Be sure to stay tuned for more stories from Elle Morris, right here on The Lens!

Date With Kate: Bridget Malcolm

Our star Bridget Malcolm recently attended a Date With Kate to talk all things Victorias Secret, 2 weddings & being scouted…

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Congratulations on walking in your first Victoria’s Secret show. What was it like? 
Thank you! It was unlike anything else I have ever experienced, and the energy was amazing! The second I got off the runway I just wanted to do it all over again … I am still over the moon and can’t believe that just happened.

How did it come about?
Through three years of hard work. This was my third time casting for the show, and my third year of working with Victoria’s Secret as a client, so it came through knowing what they were after and going for it! I worked hard for this, and am so happy that I was given the opportunity.

How did you find out you had been cast for the show?
I was in a van somewhere in Colorado with my fiance’s band on tour. I had dodgy service and it kept dropping out – but my manager got the message across.

How did it feel when you found out you had been cast?
I was beyond excited … I was shaking, and a little choked up. Just so excited. And a little shocked, like: “They want me?”

Are you friends with the other girls in the show? 
Yes! Vita from Russia is also walking for the first time and we have been friends for a while. Most of the other girls I have met or worked with along the way – all very lovely kind girls.

What were you most excited about walking for Victoria’s Secret?
Being able to smile on the runway! You rarely get to do that for other fashion shows; this is one of the few shows where you can have fun and let your personality shine. And also the after-party. Champagne and chocolate!

Did you always want to be a model when you were younger?
Never. The thought of modelling never even crossed my mind. I was a strange looking adolescent with other interests.

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How were you discovered? 
In the street in Perth during the Perth Fashion Festival.

Ralph Lauren has made you the global face of Polo Ralph Lauren for the past three seasons. What is that like? 
That is amazing! Ralph Lauren is such an iconic brand, and they are such a lovely, close-knit family over there. Another dream come true – I love the whole Polo vibe, very my style, and so each shoot with them feels easy and fun. I’m extremely lucky to be a part of their family.

Before your career as a model you were the lead oboist in the WA Youth Orchestra. What was that like?
I will always love the oboe and classical music. I still play to this day, just nowhere near as intensely as I used to. Being in NYC means I have access to a lot of incredible concerts; this month I am going to see the Berlin Philharmonic play all the Beethoven symphonies! I think that learning a classical instrument so early on taught me discipline and the ability to work hard for something.

You are classically trained in ballet. Did you ever want to pursue that as a career?
I love ballet – I started when I was three and quit when I was 17. I still love it, though, and go to adult classes whenever I can. It was important to me; taught me how to move and how to endure pain. No desire there to turn that into a career, though!

You are engaged to musician Nathaniel Hoho . Can you tell me any wedding plans? 
We are getting married in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, next summer, and another wedding in Perth at the end of the year! Two summer weddings, two dresses. Very excited! I’ve been with Nathaniel for two years but we had been friends for five years before that. And then one day, we were like, “we should go out?”, and then within a week we moved in together. It was the most done-deal thing in my life, and I feel so happy about it. It’s indescribable.

What do you do for fun? 
I read a lot – at least a book a week. I don’t own a TV, and wouldn’t use it if I did! I always carry a book with me in my bag – right now I have three on the go. It’s weird because I took English literature in school and it was never my favourite subject. I love Shakespeare but I hate Jane Austen [laughs]! Usually when I’m at an airport I just go into a bookstore and pick out three books, and I usually read them all by the end of my trip. Or I discover new reads by listening to podcasts, like Rich Roll. His podcasts are long, freeform conversations, and he gets some of the most interesting people on. Tim Winton is another of my favourite authors – he’s from Perth, which is my home town. I studied him in high school and just recently rediscovered him again. He sometimes makes me homesick though, so I can’t read too much of his work.

If you could work with anyone or walk for any show, who or what would it be?
Now that Victoria’s Secret is ticked off … That was my  No. 1 aim all my career. I would love a beauty contract with an iconic brand like Maybelline or Estee Lauder. I also have always wanted to walk for Chanel – and shoot a cover for Russh Magazine!

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Meet The Model: Otis Carey

Chic Mens Division’s Otis Carey catches up with the General Pants Co family on set shooting the latest Insight Mens range, read below to see what they caught up on…

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SHOOTING WITH GP WAS… Relaxing, fun and cruisy.

I’M HAPPIEST WHEN… I get to surf fun waves all day and come home to family.

MY FAVE PLACE IN THE WORLD IS… Coffs Harbour or Wreck Bay.

TO ME, SUMMER MEANS… Warm water, cold fruit, sweaty jeans and family picnics at the beach.

THE LAST SONG I LISTENED TO ON MY IPOD WAS… Blinking Pigs by Little Dragon.

MY WORST HABIT IS… Biting my nails while watching movies.

I JUST ATE… A hotdog and god damn it was tasty!

IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… Curing cancer.

Meet Avril Alexander

Our ultimate babe Avril Alexander shines in her latest interview for Oliver Grand….

My first modelling gig was walking for Zimmerman and Alex Perry at Sydney fashion week. I practiced around the house for weeks.
My ideal Saturday night is dinner, a few wines and a movie snuggled up with my man and my dog.
My biggest turn on is a beaming smile.
Biggest turn off is Arrogance.
My Dream holiday is…The list is endless and impossible to pick just one.
Favourite dance floor track is Nothing left by Kygo.
First date: Bar or Breakfast? Bar to help ease the nerves.
Tattoos or no tattoos? Depends on the guy and their personality. I don’t have a preference. Each to their own.
Male celeb with the hottest style is David Beckham

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Photography: Trevor King
Fashion Editor: Freddie Fredericks
Beauty: Diana Djurdjevski

WWD: Maddison Brown

Our rising star Maddison Brown is a force to be reckoned with. Featured in the latest Miu Miu Campaign & a comfortable co-star to Nicole Kidman, Maddison is making a mark on the fashion & film industry like none other. We’re so proud of what you’ve already achieved Maddison, we cannot wait to see what’s next!
Recently WWD caught up with Maddison to talk about her first film role in ‘Strangerland‘…
Watch the official trailer here
WWD: How did this part come along?
M.B.: One of my agents had read an earlier draft of the screenplay
and immediately thought of me for the role of Lily. When casting began I
was called in to audition.
WWD: What was the audition process like?
M.B.: Long, arduous, draining, rewarding and absolutely 100 percent
worth it. The process made me learn a lot. I went in for my first
audition in October 2013 and got the part in March of the next year, so
yeah, it was a long, tough process. I auditioned several times, almost
seven. But like I said, it was worth it, a total labor of love.
WWD: Tell me about Lily.
M.B.: Lily is very much a teenager starting to discover herself. But
in other ways, she is lost. She lives in a dysfunctional family. Her
relationship with her father is a very thankless and loveless one. He
loves her based on principle, but he resents her and her burgeoning
sexuality. Basically, Lily has daddy issues, and it’s because of these
issues that she craves the attention of other males. She craves the male
connection she is lacking from her father, and the only way she knows
how to connect with men outside her family is through sex.
WWD: What was it like the first time you met Nicole Kidman?
M.B.: I was nervous but she was so warm and lovely. Nicole is someone
who wants to nurture and support young actors and it was such a relief
to be able to connect with her in a real way. I’ve heard stories about
more established actors not taking too kindly to young talent, but with
Nicole, it was nothing like that.
WWD: Did she give you any acting advice?
M.B.: She didn’t give me tips as far as techniques, but one day we
were chatting and I was telling her about all of my modeling
experiences. I was sort of at a crossroads: I wanted to pursue acting
100 percent but still felt ties to the modeling industry. I still do. So
she said to me, “You should keep doing this. You’re good at it.” Which
was, obviously, really encouraging. One day she said to me, “You never
complain! That’s good.” And I was like, “Nicole, I’ve been a model for
four years — I have nothing to complain about.” Treatment on-set as an
actor versus treatment as a model is very, very different.
WWD: I quickly just wanted to ask you about the Miu Miu campaign. How did you find out you had been cast in that?
M.B.: Ha! Oh dear. I was in bed, I had slept in and woke up to like,
10 missed calls from my managers in L.A. I kept trying to call them
back, and we kept missing each other. The suspense was killing me, I
knew something was up and I wanted to know!
WWD: What was it like shooting with the other actresses [Stacy Martin, Mia Goth and Hailey Gates]?
M.B.: It was pretty cool; as a model, shooting with Steven Meisel was
one of my ultimate career goals. It was one of those pinch-yourself
moments. They were all supernice and insightful. I was the youngest by a
long shot and I enjoy hanging out with older people who are more
experienced in the industry than I am. I am a sponge, soaking up
information.
 
WWD: Did you give them modeling tips?
M.B.: No way. I left the modeling tips to Meisel.

Noam Frost for IMZCR8

Our Noam Frost features on IMZCR8 this week in a tell all interview… If you thought you knew Noam Frost, think again.

WHO IS NOAM?
From Israel. Born in tel aviv. I am passionate about music. I can spend
hours filing through old records and going to concerts. I love tattoos 



DO YOU HAVE ANY?
Not yet. But I will.
WHERE DOES YOUR NAME COME FROM?
(pronounced No – Am)
All the names in Hebrew have a meaning, Noam used to be a boys name
until the 90s, but now it’s unisex. It means gentle, so basically when
someone touches you with that ‘softness’.
Frost – my grandparents are Polish/Hungarian/Russian. It’s such a young
country that there is a really big mix of cultures. French, Spanish,
Moroccan , German…

WHAT’S THE MOST DOMINANT CULTURE?
There are 2 million Russian. I guess Polish, Russian, Moroccan or Spanish are most dominant. It’s so diverse.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELLING?
My mum used to model in the 80s in Paris. She did pageants in Israel.
When I was young I would look through her portfolio. My dad is a reality
TV director for shows such as Israel’s Next Top Model, Survivor,
Amazing Race, Master Chef, Beauty and the Geek – all the Isrealie
versions. He used to tell me I’m not aloud to model until I was 16. Then
he made a film on the fashion industry and worked with my mother agent.
He said if you are going to model this is the woman you should do it
with. So I started doing it a little at high school. Then when I
finished I flew to London and Paris fashion week walking for Mulberry,
Acne, Johnathan Saunders, Christopher Kane. It kind of all took off from
there.


WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?
That I can get into character and play around. It’s fun to travel not
just to locations, but within my head and get something new from every
shoot. It’s like acting.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE BITS SO FAR?
Christopher Kane was my favourite show to walk for. His collections are
like art. Such talent and so nice. I recently shot the Dion Lee Resort
16 collection in Sydney. I also walked for him in London. I really liked
that.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?
Celine. It’s so clean and refined.


WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP IN ISRAEL?
I think there is a lot of misconceptions about Israel . A lot of the
time I get asked if we have to walk around covered up. Tel Aviv is a
beach city. It’s a hot country and the night life is amazing. There is
such a big restaurant and food and coffee culture there. I love Tel
Aviv. It’s my favourite city in the world. 

YOU MENTIONED YOUR DAD DID NEXT TOP MODEL…WHAT IS THE FASHION INDUSTRY LIKE IN ISRAEL?
It’s quite small. After a few months you will know everyone. It feels
like family. For 20 years there were no runway girls. Just commercial
jobs. When my mother agent, Elinor Shahar, sent me overseas to do the
shows and it went well, it started a wave of Isrealie show girls. Israel
is a small country so when the girls do well we are very proud.
There are a few big designers. One, Alon Livne, he just did the Beyonce
tour, and the designer for Lanvin, Albert Albez is Isrealie. The style
is beach clothes and fine taloiring. Israel is like Australia, we don’t
really have a winter so that restricts the style. There is a massive
vintage scene and ripped jeans and Tshirts. We dress in a in a similar
way to you guys.

WHO WOULD BE YOUR THREE GUEST OF CHOICE AT A DINNER PARTY?
- Kate moss, Kurt Cobain and Andy Warhol.

IF YOU COULD GIVE THE WORLD ONE TIP…
That there is life after high school. For me being so tall and awkward
at school , I felt really insecure. But that doesn’t matter anymore, now
it is a virtue in my career. Things get better with time and you are
accepted for who you are. We develop, and become stronger, and everyone
becomes more considerate and respectful.
PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW BY IVANA MARTYN 
MAKEUP BY ANIA MILCZARCZYK @ DLM

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.
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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

Samantha Harris for Oyster Beauty

Our incredible Samantha Harris looks absolutely flawless for Oyster Beauty’s ‘Beauty One-on-One’

I first started wearing make-up when…
 I was 13 and started modelling.
My signature scent is…
 Marc Jacobs Daisy.
My skincare saviour is…
 Moisturiser with sunscreen in it, religiously!
My favourite product ever is… 
Dry shampoo, instant volume for your hair.
My daily routine is…
 I try and take as much care of my skin as possible, so I cleanse and moisturise day and night.
I can’t live without…
 Organic rose hip facial oil, I love natural products.

The ultimate beauty secret is…
 Making
sure you have a great brow artist. Your eyebrows are so important they
frame your entire face, avoid over-plucking ladies! Leave it to the
professionals!
The biggest beauty mistake is… 
well there have been a few dodgy makeup jobs on shows I have done.
Who is your beauty icon? 
I have a girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence! Her makeup looks are always effortless and she looks amazing.
Lipgloss or lipstick? 
Lipgloss. 
True beauty… 
comes from within, if you have a beautiful heart and soul your natural beauty will shine from the inside out
Photography: Michelle Tran
Fashion: Ricky James
Flynn

Hair and Make-up: Filomena Natoli 

Amy Pejkovic for Sunday Life Magazine

Our Olypmic star Amy Pejkovic features in this weeks Sunday Life magazine looking beautiful as ever!
What are you training for?
The upcoming domestic track and field season. I’m hoping to make it to the World Championships in Beijing this year, then the Rio Olympics in 2016.
 
What diet do you follow?
I eat three healthy meals a day and I snack on fruit – although I do have cheat days. I have a massive sweet tooth. I try to drink plenty of water and stay away from fizzy drinks.
 
What does your training program consist of?
It varies from day to day, taking into consideration my work commitments [she was recently made the face of Country Road Active]. It can include sprints/cardio, technical jumps and
weights. I do up to nine sessions a week.
 
In 2012 you had a serious health scare. What happened?
When I was 19 I was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma, a brain tumour, five centimetres in diameter. I don’t like talking about it too much as it gets me all worked up. (Amy writes about having
surgery to remove the brain tumour and how it affected it her on her blog, amypejkovic.wordpress.com.)
 
What is your greatest ambition?
To make it to the Olympics and win a medal. And to walk in the Victoria’s Secret show!

Meet the Model: Molly Paisley
Oyster

Our development beauty Molly Paisley has recently been snapped up by Oyster to be the latest feature on ‘Meet The Model‘ we love the shots and the interview that follows.
We’re so excited for all the great things in store for Molly!

Name: Molly
Nickname: Moll
Star Sign: Libra
Where are you from and where are you currently living?
From Sydney, living in the Maraylya/Hawksbury area.
What were you into in high school?
I’m still in school. I love agriculture, sport and equestrian.
What did you do for your last birthday?
Went to the beach with two friends :)
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever what would it be?
18-19.
If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?
A horse.
What scares you most?
Heights.
Best piece of advice you ever received?
Ignore the bullies.
What celebrity do you have a crush on?
Channing Tatum.
Best Youtube clip you’ve ever seen?
Scare cam clips!
Do you prefer crowds, small groups or being alone?
Small groups.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Equine nurse.

5 Minutes with:
ALEXIS REN

One of our internationals in town right now is the lovely Alexis Ren… We thought we’d catch up with her to see if we knew all about this Californian beauty, turns out we learnt more than 1 fact about this bright eyed bubbly American sweetheart!
In 3 words how would your friends describe
you?
 Vibrant courageous compassionate
Favorite time of the year & Why?
I love the Summer…Everyone has rosy
cheeks and smiles from ear to ear. It can’t be beat.
Star Sign?
I’m a Sagittarius.
Hometown?
Santa Monica, CA.
 When the weather is amazing we can find
you…
At the beach with a book or in the water
with a smile.
When it’s not so amazing you will be…
Curled up in bed with tea working or in
yoga class– hoping the sun will come out and play!
First thing you do in the morning?
Usually in LA I get up and get some coffee
then head to yoga. But here in Bondi beach I’ve been doing morning swims and
runs. It’s so magical.
Favorite breakfast?
Scrambled eggs with turkey bacon and
coffee, please.
If you could only pick one hobbie to do for
the rest of your life what would it be?
Dance.

Bed side table must haves…
Almonds, perfume, and a book.
Favorite song right now?
These Eyes- Tora
Dream dinner party of you and 4 celebrities
(dead or alive) would involve?
1. Johnny Depp
2. Candice Swanepoel
3. Mila Kunis
4. Robert Downey Jr.
Celebrity crush?
Johnny Depp
What has been your biggest accomplishment
to date?
There has been so many amazing
accomplishments that I’m  grateful for. I couldn’t choose just one. I’m
very happy where I am in life and I’m excited to see where else it takes me.
When you’re in front of the camera what’s
going through your mind?
Whatever emotion the photographer wants is
usually what’s going through my mind. I don’t usually think of specific
things-mostly feelings.
Which photographer would you be honored to
work with?
Russell James.
How do you stay connected with your fans?
For the last year it’s been pretty much
through the internet/social media, but this year I want to change that. I want
to be more involved– I want to give back what they gave me. I have a few
ideas…
What’s something we don’t know about you?
I was home schooled my entire life. I’ve
never been in a classroom.
Is Sydney everything you thought it would
be?
Everything and more! I never thought I
would feel so at home in a place so far away from my actual home. I’m going to
miss Sydney, and cherish the memories I made here. I’ll definitely be back
soon!

Maddison Brown for i-D Australia

Learn a thing or two about our Maddison Brown in her latest interview with i-D Australia Online..
I often wonder with busy teenagers, do you feel 17?
Sometimes
I do. Sometimes I get in really stupid moods and I can’t be serious and
I just make a joke about everything. I think that probably annoys some
people because lots of the people I’m around are older and I’m just this
young kid who sometimes doesn’t take much seriously.
Othertimes I feel like compared with other 17-year-olds I feel a lot more weathered from travelling and doing all that.
That’s such a sad way to put it! 
It’s a very eye opening experience.
So being a teenager is obviously pretty
It’s awkward.
Do you feel awkward?
Sometimes,
I feel like I have trouble connecting with people my own age because
I’ve been working for so long. But then I have trouble connecting to
people in their late 20s and 30s because I feel like there is such a big
age gap. I don’t know. It’s about finding the right people I guess.
Do you think you’d feel more or less awkward if you weren’t in the middle of all this?
I
don’t think I’d really care if I wasn’t doing what I’m doing. I’d just
be like, oh I’m 17 and I’m going to schoolies! It’s the formal! I
wouldn’t be like, oh that was awful when I couldn’t emotionally connect
with that 30-year-old.
How do you feel about not going to schoolies?
It’s a…I’m not really interested in a week of being extremely drunk. It’s probably not what I want to do right now.
Trust me it’s gross. 
(Laughs) I’m not surprised. My sister did it and it’s not something I want to put myself through, until I’m 18 at least.
Did you do that formal?
No
I didn’t. I was going to go to pre drinks but I was just really, really
exhausted. It was literally yesterday, but just after being sick and
everything I had to say to my friends, I’m sorry but I can’t come.
I
was meant to go to New York as well but has to reshuffle that trip too.
I wasn’t even meant to be here for formal so that’s why I wasn’t really
a part of it.
Do classic teenage rites of passage, like house parties when people’s parents go away, still hold the same appeal to you?
No
because I’ve lived overseas on my own so I haven’t had the bond of the
parents going away meaning a party. I remember the first time I went
overseas on my own my agent said, now don’t get into the partying. And I
was just like, trust me it’s not going to happen.
Was living alone weird?
Yeah
it feels very, I don’t know, very odd. When I get back my friends all
talk about how crazy it was that I was living overseas by myself, but
it’s not as fun as it sounds. I had to do my own washing and grocery
shopping and it was just a lot of responsibility. It wasn’t just fun.
Do you feel more of an affinity towards modelling or acting?
I see myself as an actor, I did it before I did modelling. I felt like it was always something I wanted to do.
Which one are you better at?
They’re
different, I think it depends. Acting is more challenging, it’s easier
to say I’m better at modelling but the process is different. The
preparation for acting is insane. With modelling you just do castings
and stand there and leave. Acting is such an emotional investment. I
hope I’m good at both. Modelling is less emotional effort.
You’re 17 so I have to ask, do you have a crush on anyone?
 I do but I don’t want to say in case they read this!
Photography Daniel Gurton
Make up Filomena

Montana Cox for Beauticate

Our gorgeous Montana sat down with Beauticate recently to discuss all things beauty.
And if you’ve ever wondered ‘How does she do it?…’ you’re about to find out in this tell all interview….
“There are always pressures to be a certain
kind of thing when you’re a model”
You go
through stages in modelling because you get in a situation where you’re like
“why don’t they want me?” but you’ve just got to learn, because another person
might love you. That’s the thing about business, not to take it
personally. It’s all about staying positive. Being away from your family
is a hard thing. You have to just focus on yourself. Modeling definitely
opens up a lot of doors. I like how it’s always changing and the spontaneity of
it, “oh you’re going out here” or “you’re flying out here tomorrow.” I’ve been
shooting a lot. It’s amazing to work with really talented people. I’ve
been sent some scripts but I don’t know… It’s something I’d definitely like to
do. I do like presenting it’s a natural thing to go into that, and then maybe
head down an acting alley.
Fashion Week is pretty crazy
The last
one I did was pretty cool, [it was] Givenchy. It’s cool when
you’re backstage and Kanye is there and you’re like ‘oh my God!’ It’s really
exciting; it’s a big build up towards that whole thing too. It’s quite a
difficult selection. And it’s cut throat. You’re running everywhere in heels.
Everyone’s got cars in Paris because that’s pretty much the only way you can
get to every casting. It’s literally like sprinting and jumping; they’re
speeding around town. It’s so insane; it’s like thirty castings a day. It’s
like nothing you’ve ever dreamed of. You’re running on a lot of adrenaline. You
do have to keep up your energy and eat, but a lot of the time you don’t have
time –it’s so intense. It’s good nerves, butterfly nerves And when you get out
on the runway you can’t see anything, it’s just 
flashing lights. It’s a really
cool feeling.
My mum is a hair and makeup artist
I grew up
in her bathroom watching her do her thing. So beauty has always been a thing.
It was handy if I was ever going anywhere then I’d be like “mum, do my makeup!”
Whenever we had things my friends would come over and ask, “can your mum do my
makeup?” And I guess that’s why I like having plain makeup, because I’ve been
around it so much, it’s nice to have a break. I like to have just a little bit
of concealer; I’m not a fan of lip-gloss or anything. I like really natural and
fresh. A curl of the lashes, mascara, little bit of bronzer and that’s about
it. I put moisturizer on in the morning and then curl my lashes. I like long,
skinny lashes I don’t like full lashes. I put a bit of Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate
on to contour on the sides [of my cheeks], the highlighter just down the nose
and the cupid’s bow and then a little bit on the chin. I like Laura Mercier foundation and
also the compact duo for
spots.

I live in denim jeans
I like
easy going, tomboyish jeans. I just bought these, they’re black skinny high
waisted – that’s all I wear. I live in denim jeans and these are perfect. We
actually did a shoot in New York just before I came over wearing these and I
put them on and I was like “oh my God”, I immediately got some as soon as I got
back. I just got my hands on a Valentino bag, always
a nice little thing. It’s black. I’ve also bought a little Chloe bag
and it’s got a little anchor. I think the Saint Laurent
blazers are always a statement piece. [Other brands] I love: NobodyScanlan
Theodore
BassikeJac+JackJ Brand JeansDion Lee, I like the cool
cutout and geometric things, Josh GootLover is
probably my favourite [designer], they’ve always got the amazing statement
pieces.
My skin is temperamental
It
changes [depending] where I am, what country I’m in. You just kind of have to
be in tune with it and know what’s going on. When I get off the plane, my skin
dries out first and then something happens, it gets really dry and then it gets
oily as soon as I get off the plane. [I use] SK-II Facial Treatment Masques.
I like to put on a hydrating mist like rosewater. Also, witch hazel is nice. I
like Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and Microfoliant. SK-II is
nice. La Mer have got a good moisturiser and La
Prairie
 does some good ones as well. I really like their Advanced Marine Biology
moisturiser 
it’s probably my favourite and more for younger
skin. When I wasn’t modelling I didn’t really care. I’d just wake up in the
morning, wash my face with some water. Now I’m more about products and what’s
good for your skin. You have to take your makeup off and wear sunscreen because
your face is your work.

I’m a big eater
I love
going to restaurants. I love checking out new places. I really like Café
Select
, it’s cute. Ruby’s, The Smile, Bar Pitti.
 I love cooking, my favorite thing is to cook at home. I think you’ve
got to just do the whole healthy thing, try and cut out sugar and carbs but not
to an extent that it becomes too hard. It’s all about moderation and exercise.
My body works best when I exercise. Foods don’t really change my body much. I
think it’s all about exercising and being physically healthy, so I like to get
out a lot and do activities. I can’t be in a gym, I’m not really one of those
people. I like to go outside, go surfing, to the beach, be outdoors and do
different things like going on hikes or trampolining to mix it up and have fun
but still exercise. I have a trainer in New York his name is Josh
Holland
. You just need to know yourself. Know what your body
needs and what it doesn’t need. Just look after it.”

Interview by Sigourney
Interview by Sigourney 
Still life Photography Amanda Chan

Amy Pejkovic talks fitness with ELLE Australia

Our beauty and not to mention Australian high-jump champion Amy Pejkovic shares her
secrets with ELLE Australia on how she keeps fit, with 9 training sessions a week this secret is one we don’t want to miss… 

 


How do you like to keep fit?
Being an athlete I train several times a week, including double
sessions. I’ll wake up early and do a gym session then head to the track
that afternoon.  
What does your daily exercise routine involve?
It defiantly varies from day to day; a track session may consist of
running, then the next day it can be plyometrics [jump training], high
jump technical sessions, gym sessions and Pilates. It all depends on
what my coach has programmed for me.  
What’s the best way to motivate yourself?
Picture your goal every single day. I have 1.9 meters and 2.10 meters, which is the world record, measured on the wall in my room. It’s
a daily reminder of what I’m working towards. 

And your favourite smoothie recipe?
To be honest I don’t really have a favourite. But there always has to be bananas and blueberries mixed into it.  
Best snack to keep you energised?
Apples and bananas, or if I’m feeling spontaneous during the day I
will cook up porridge, regardless of the fact I have it every day for
breakfast. I mix in banana and mixed berries with cinnamon and honey. 
What is the one thing you never fail to do for your body?
Get enough sleep. Sleep is extremely crucial for an athlete, or for
any person in fact. Having such long days with training in the morning,
shooting during the day, then training in the evening can take its toll
on your body. I generally try and take a twenty-minute power nap during
the day – that’s all your body needs to keep functioning.