Samantha Harris & Maddison Brown for ORCF x Witchery ‘White Shirt Campaign’ 2018 by Georges Antoni

Sam & Maddison show their support for ORCF & Witchery’s annual White Shirt Campaign.

This campaign aims to raise both awareness & funding for the cure & prevention of ovarian cancer.

Photography: Georges Antoni

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Hair: Koh

Makeup: Linda Jeffereyes

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.

Maddison Browns Vogue Diary:
Sundance to Paris

Our star Maddison Brown recently whizzed around the world to attend Sundance where her very own movie Strangerland was nominated. 
To add the cherry to the cake Maddison was invited to attend the Christian Dior Haute Couture Show in Paris to rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of the fashion industry. Here she sat front row and was one of the first in the world to see the latest Dior collection!
It would only make sense for Vogue Australia to ask Maddison to make a photo diary of all of her adventures from SYD > Sundance > PARIS.

Following that it would only make send for us to share them with you in case you missed it…..

INSTAGRAM PICTURES OF THE YEAR

At this time of year it would only make sense to finish our weekly ritual with a bang!
Below is this weeks edition of Instagram Pictures of the Year!
The pictures below are the snaps that went viral with followers, some Chic favourites & some major moments that happened to our girls through the year… Enjoy!
Love Chic x

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

Maddison Brown for You Are Not Ilona

NOUVEAU NO. 5features our gorgeous Maddison created by the ever-so-talented Ilona Hamer.
Shot by Darren McDonald, we like to think this shoot looks like something for the latest Chanel Campaign….!
It seemed only fitting to shoot one of my favourite faces and rising
star Maddison Brown, having just wrapped Strangerland with Nicole
Kidman who serendipitously worked on the first film with Baz for Chanel
ten years ago
.” – Ilona Hamer

WHO OR WHAT IS THE ONE THAT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
I don’t think I should say who, but I really want the Chanel trainers

5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE:

1. Happiness
2. Family
3. Success
4. Travel
5. Dignity

BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

Lucas’ Paw Paw Ointment and my Chanel gentle hydrating toner

BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU LEARNT FROM YOUR MUM?

Wear sunscreen

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENT?
Coffee

MISS VOGUE: Ones To Watch – 10 Fresh Faces

Our beauties Maddison Brown & Yaya Deng look absolutely stunning in the brand new release of Miss Vogue Australia’s ‘Ones to Watch.’ Congratulations Girls, amazing work!
 
 Follow Maddison on Instagram here
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Photographer:  Holly Blake
Stylist: Ilona Hamer
Hair: Michael Wolf
Makeup: Wayne Chick