Rachel Rutt for Instyle Magazine’s July Issue

Our beauty Rachel Rutt shines in the latest issue of Instyle,
looking like a floral vision in ‘Pitch Perfect‘ she talks to Chris
Urankar and teaches us a thing or five about herself…
the international catwalks to the recording studio, model-turned-musician
Rachel Rutt is always pitch perfect. See her bloom under a canopy of striking
1. She was
born in Hong Kong…

and raised in Japan. Rutt then moved
to western Sydney with her mum when she was 15. “The beauty of the area is
that it has a strong migrant culture,”
she says. “What I love about Australia
is that everyone has a unique story, whether your family has been here
for 200 years or you arrived last week.”
2. Akira
Isogawa was her first big fan.
With high
cheekbones and almond eyes, Rutt’s unique features come from her Singaporean
mum and English dad. On her debut for Akira Isogawa’s spring/summer lookbook in
2008, Rutt says her “appearance was celebrated for the first time. Before then
I was cast as ‘kooky’.”
3. She not
only models clothes, she’s made them, too.
The fashion
pack followed Isogawa’s foresight and Rutt has since worked for 3.1 Phillip
Lim, Mark Fast and Wayne. “Modelling is an incredible platform for meeting
other creatives,” says the 23 year old, whose love of knitting backstage at
shows saw her release a range of clothing through UK-based label Wool And The
Gang in 2013.
4. The girl
can sing!
Along with Ryan Grieve of The
Canyons, she formed Heart People. Rutt’s Björk-meets-Lykke-Li vocal style takes
centre stage, while the band’s sound is “inspired
by nature”. Watch here!
Photographed By Troyt Coburn
Styled By Gemma Keil
Hair: Daren Borthwick
Make-Up: Peter Beard.