- Jacket – Ohara
- Earrings – Colette
- Bodysuit – Block
- Necklace – Colette
- Clutch – Forever New
- Skinny Jeans – Sussans
- Heels – Nine West
What do you love about being a plus size model?
I love the freedom and the spontaneity. I have met some truly wonderful and amazing people along the way. Some people have changed my life forever in the most positive ways and they will be life long friends. I love to work with different people. New experiences and making memories are the best thing about plus modelling.
What are the perks and downfalls of being unsigned?
The perks of being unsigned are I get to pick when I want to work. I also have long term clients that are happier to keep me on board as they don’t pay a commission. The downfalls are that I have to fight for my own work.
How do you juggle being a mum, a business owner, a student and a model?
The mum job is the hardest. After years of IVF we were given this amazing little boy, who n-e-v-e-r stops! He is nearly 3, at daycare, and has a beautiful spirit. The business owner hat is my husbands, but, I get to live with it. I am so proud of everything he does and how far the business has come. Hard work, determination, team playing, delayed gratification and not much sleep has been his motto for the last 10 years that we have been together. The student part of me is an ongoing battle of what I want to be when I grow up. I don’t think ill ever know what i want to be?! The model hat is such a fun hat to wear. I have had so many different and wonderful experiences. I wish I could be like Miranda Kerr with my career, travel the world, be payed for it and look damn fantastic doing it!
What kind of campaigns have you worked on in the past?
My most memorable campaigns that I’ve worked on are The Westfield campaign. It was mainly mainstream models. There was only 4 plus size models. The runway was outdoors and in front of Sydney’s Customs House. It was in the middle of the day, it was public, it was hot, it was loud and it was a thrill!
I’ve also worked with Gisela Ramirez on her debut show. Such a different fashion, that was so liberating to model. If I had boundaries, they were soon gone. Minimal fabric, but, so damn amazing!
I’ve gone work for a certain blogger who is a wonderfully inspirational mother of a beautiful boy and I feel we have a lot in common. I feel quite connected to this certain blogger and I’ve learnt some amazing techniques off her. She has made my work better and she is an absolute joy to work with.
My main work is for curvaceous.com.au, it is a family owned company run by 2 amazing people. I started working for them about 2.5yrs ago and they have become life long friends. I was introduced to curvaceous.com.au by a fellow plus size model and I will be forever grateful for that. I have been welcomed into a company and a family that not only create wonderful pieces of clothing but create a warm and inviting work place.
If you could model for any designer in the world, who would it be and why?
Alex Perry, his dresses are just perfect.
Who do you look up to as a role model within the plus size fashion industry and why?
I find the plus size fashion industry holds some amazing role models. I think health above all is essential with any model. Danielle Line is a model in the USA. I love her look. I love her diversity. Tara Lynn can produce some of the most amazing photographs. She has worked through her body issues, which most people have, and she has come out the other end on top! I love the models who work their butts off, come up through the ranks and become a success. Hard work pays off.
If you could only use 3 beauty products for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?
3!!! Do I Still get to do my spray tans and waxing??? I need sunscreen to look after my skin. Mascara because I love my eyelashes and paw paw ointment for my lips.
What is one word people use to describe you the most?
I was just a bridesmaid for my best friend in Fiji, and never has someone said such amazing words about me. One word she used was diamond. I shine and sparkle. I bawled like a baby when she spoke her words about me in front of her wedding guests.
Which Australian designers do you love?
Alex perry, Ohara, Akira isogawa. I absolutely adore Akiras’ natural and traditional techniques.
How would you describe your own personal style?
Extreme. I’m either in a casual outfit which is general thongs, leggings, singlet top and if its cold a wallabies jumper or I am dressed to impress. There is no in between.