Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Getting a Manicure With Supermodel Jesscia Gomes

Our very own Jessica Gomes gets a manicure this month with Marie Claire Australia and talks all things home, off duty and beauty...

"A simple girl at heart, I like to be comfortable—my daily uniform consists of a white tee, jeans, heels and a leather jacket or a tailored blazer. I also love spending time outdoors, and I try to stick to an organic paleolithic diet. I enjoy cold-pressed green juices in the morning and I rely on Pilates reformer classes to stay toned and in shape. My beauty philosophy is the same; keep it simple and not too complicated. " - Jessica





Full interview here

Grace Simmons This Morning on The Today Show!

Our rising star Grace Simmons featured on The Today Show this morning to talk all things fashion, being handpicked for Dior Couture and her role models.
Watch full interview here!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Gabby Westbrook-Patrick for the latest Diesel Campaign

Gabby Westbrook - Patrick looks absolutely amazing along side Colton Haynes for Diesel's latest campaign by Nicola Formichetti.
Amazing work! Amazing Team!



Montana Cox has a Date with Kate

We love having our Montana Cox in town as does everybody else. Being "One of Australias most in-demand models" Montana caught up Kate Waterhouse to talk, life, career and the future...

Photo: Steven Siewert

Did you ever expect to lead the life you live?
No - never ever ever. When I was younger, I was a really big sports girl. I wanted to be a professional netball player. That was my dream. And then ANTM happened. I was shopping with mum and mum said, "Go try out" and I was like, "No mum".

You didn't even want to try out for ANTM?
No, we were just shopping and [the auditions] were there and mum was like, “Just do it" and I was like, “OK”.  Ever since then it has been a big whirlwind.  


If you decided to go down that model path, do you think you could you have done it without ANTM? 
It has been an amazing platform in terms of having cameras around you all the time and getting interviewed and meeting all the photographers. It was a really great exposure as well. It's a very popular show in Australia. It’s very focused on helping the girls reaching their goals, which is really great.


Not everyone who wins ANTM is as successful as you are. What’s the secret to your success?
I don't know. But I think it's really having your head screwed on straight. I just try to be really positive and the best person I can be every day. I’ve always been very open to travelling around and seeing new things and new places. So I think just having an open mind about that has been really great for me.

Do you still watch the show?
I do. Actually, I just watched last season. I remember I could not watch my season! It would stress me out. But I’ve watched all other seasons. It's just really addictive TV.

What's the best part about your job?
The perks are pretty good! I mean, free stuff is always really nice [laughs]. But I think it's learning from the people around you. The experience I've had the past couple of years I would have never had [without modelling]. I would have stayed in Melbourne and maybe gone to university. But modelling has taken me around the world and I’ve seen things I’d never be able to see or do. So it's really exciting and great in that sense.

What's the worst part about your job?
I think getting picked and prodded at, 24-7. Especially [during] show season there are constantly brushes on your face and people pulling at you, doing this and doing that. It's just like: "Stop touching my face. Stop pulling my hair.” I think sometimes call times can be a little bit too early [in the morning. But I cannot complain. I'm very lucky.

What are you currently working on?
I'm back for the David Jones Fashion Spring Summer Fashion Launch, which is really exciting. It's going to be a lot of fun and it’s spring-summer, which is my favourite time in dressing sense

What are some of the trends we’ll be seeing this spring/summer?
It’s all [about] romantic florals - very soft and pretty - and lots of coral. We are also going to be seeing a lot of "sport deluxe", and animal print is really in this season, but it's much more on the reptilian side, like crocodile and snake. So just try and stay away from leopard - leave that in the cupboard! Also lots of crop tops and maxi skirts and shift dresses, which I'm really excited for.

As a Youth Ambassador for David Jones, is there pressure on you to act in a certain way?
I think so. I don't think it's a pressure - I think it's just more of, like, just leading by example.

You must have a lot of young fans.
I do. It's really exciting to have that young fan base and they're a very strong fan base. So it's really exciting and they really get behind you and they really do look up to you - like, they’re always on Instagram and Twitter. You have so many girls coming up to you and say “I look up to you”. It's a really great feeling to have that.

What has been your biggest modelling highlight?
I think doing the shows overseas is really exciting… Walking for Givenchy was a lot of fun. 

Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
Hopefully still modelling, still travelling around the world. Just keep on moving forward, meeting new people. I don't know. We have to wait and see.

Do you have a secret talent?
I play the violin. I’ve played the violin for 10 years.

Harvey Haydon for Hugo Boss Fall/Winter 14.15 Campaign by Peter Lindbergh

 Our very own Harvey Haydon looking out of this world for Hugo Boss' Fall Winter 14/15 Campaign.

'A Day in the Life of a Beautiful Supermodel' Jessica Gomes for The Sun Herald.

Our star Jessica Gomes lets The Sun Herald spend a day in her shoes this week.
"Whenever i come home i take a deep breath - I really am an Aussie girl at heart."
We love the story and couldn't agree more, we love having you home!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

'Straight From The Surf'

Our Ismini features on IMZcr8 in 'Straight from the Surf.' 
Styled and directed by our very own Ivana - We love!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLOUDY RHODES
MAKEUP BY LAUREN JOHNSON
 

Catherine Mcneil for Jimmy Choo Fall/Winter 14

Our Aussie favorite Catherine McNeil stars in Jimmy Choo's latest campaign looking beautiful as expected!



 Photographer: Peter Lindbergh

Annabel Moore in Field of Dreams

Our stunner Annabel Moore looking stunning in Sunday Life's fashion 'Field of Dreams.'



 Photographer: Carrie Bond

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sophia Rambaldini for ELLE Australia's August Issue

Our star Sophia Rambaldini for Elle Australia's latest issue in 'Casting Call.'

 "Meet the class of 2014.  The Australian models aiming for super status demonstrate off-duty ease." - ELLE Australia

STYLING: SARA SMITH

Friday, July 18, 2014

Instagram Photos of the Week!


5 Minutes with Nicole Pollard!

Fresh off the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk in Capri, our very own home grown favorite Nicole Pollard is a force to be reckoned with.
 Walking for the likes Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci, and Ellie Saab only to name a few.
 Nicole is in high demand, so it would only be normal to catch up to see how she is and learn a thing or two we didn't know about our supermodel on the rise....

Hometown? 
Brisbane

Star sign? 
Gemini

Coffee order?
Latte

Where are you as you answer these questions? 
Madrid airport waiting for a flight

Last thing you Googled? 
Darwin tourism

Last big purchase was? 
My Valentino bag earlier this year 

Next big purchase will probably be? 
Not too sure, saving for an apartment!

Best destination your job has taken you to? 
Recently, Capri. I want to go back already.

Best thing about being a model is? 
You get to meet great people and create friends all over the world 

What’s running through your mind on the runway? 
Where do we stop again?

Favorite city in the world?
 It constantly changes, Paris in the summer is definitely up there but nothing beats home. Australia is still #1

On a Friday night where are we most likely to find you? 
Either out having a drink with friends or in bed on my laptop

Describe your personal style in 3 words. 
Easy, relaxed, comfy

Favourite item of clothing you own? 
My backpack

Your best friends would describe you as? 
One said 'vivacious, curious & delectable’, another just called me a 'lanky nerd' then changed it to 'goofy tomboy but hilarious at times'

Favourite home cooked meal? 
Spag bowl or bangers and mash, does a BBQ count?

If we were to turn on your iPod right now, what would be playing? 
James Vincent McMorrow 

Any guilty pleasures? 
Yes but thats too embarrassing 

One thing that annoys you? 
People that walk really slow down the street and walk 5 abreast so there is no possible way around, then think it’s okay to just suddenly stop in the middle of a busy sidewalk. Times Square gives me a headache. 

Documentaries or Reality TV? 
Docos

1 thing that people don’t know about you is? 
I’m extremely indecisive 


Words: Sami Sloane // Photos: style.com, Chic