Friday, October 24, 2014
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: Nobody, Scanlan Theodore, Bassike, Jac+Jack, J Brand Jeans, Dion Lee, I like the cool cutout and geometric things, Josh Goot. Lover 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
Shot by the talented Natalia, it's easy to say we're totally in love with 'Denim Daze'...
Styling: Jessica Pecoraro
Thursday, October 23, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that today our very own Harper and Harley's latest collaboration with Tony Bianco has officially launched!
Sara Donaldson from our Chic Bloggers Divison and Tony Bianco have created a stunning capsule collection showcasing 5 exclusively designed summer shoes, which will undoubtedly become a staple to any girls summer wardrobe this season.
We couldn't be prouder of Sara with this amazing achievement!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
On Sunday our Ollie Henderson took The House of Riot to the Vibewire fastBREAK Changemakers Festival sponsored by Oxfam at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Ollie spoke about the power of fashion in political engagement and ways to make political issues more accessible and engaging for a younger audience. Throughout the day GetUp!, Youth Without Borders, Agency, New Matilda and many more spoke alongside Ollie, which in itself is pretty damn cool.
Below are some pictures from the day....
Ollie with the other speakers
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
If you're surprised by the news that our Amy Finlayson is way more than a pretty face then you should probably be a little worried. Amy has not only a solid career in the modelling but recently launched her latest series of artworks in a stunning exhibition called 'ORGANICA.'
So in saying that, It would only be natural for Margret Zhang to create a killer shoot with an article to match exclusively on Shine By Three.. scroll down for the shots & click here for the write up.
Hair Paloma Rose Garcia
Monday, October 20, 2014
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.
Our beauties Montana Cox & Jessica Gomes looked absolutely divine at this past weekends annual Caufield Cup in Melbourne this year!
Montana in a stunning custom made Dion Lee dress and Jessica in a flawless Scanlan & Theodore dress, both of our girls looked out of this world beautiful - what a fantastic day!