- Coat – Bib Coats
- Dress – Agenda
- Shoes – Peeptoe
- Bag – Oh La La
When did you start modelling?
“I started modelling about three years ago in Brisbane, Queensland. I was signed to Dallys Models and was one of the first curve girls in Brisbane getting regular work from various stylist, designers and labels. I fell in love instantly with the work and the creative people in the industry. Dallys then introduced me to BGM Models and the beautiful ladies in Sydney.”
What is your day job?
“Day-to-day I am a freelance makeup artist and event coordinator. I love these two avenues, it allows me to be creative and experience different adventures every day.”
If you could model for any designer in the world, who would it be?
“Any designer… I could think of a few… but a private dream I have is to model alongside with the superstars in a Victoria Secret campaign. I know… I know… it may be laughable to some but I think it would be amazing to represent the curvy woman with such an esteemed brand.”
What made you pursue make up artistry as a career?
“I have always had a love for art and the creative industries, I started in high school and just found makeup techniques fascinating. I love being able to teach and show women different applications, you can see their confidence bursting and that is an amazing feeling. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, I enjoy showing people how easy it is.”
What are some of the recent exciting campaigns you’ve been apart of?
“I have been extremely lucky to work with a few fantastic designers, a few weeks ago I worked with the amazing and talented women of 17Sundays. By far one of my favourite and memorable photo-shoots. Their designs are beyond amazing, every garment I wore had me strutting around the studio. I was also chosen for the Myer Ladies Fashion Lunch Parade at Flemington Raceway and was a part of the Warwick Jones Winter Campaign. Very recently I was selected for the new upcoming Best and Less catalogue showcasing their new lingerie and new motto – that women can look and feel special at and age or size. The centre spread shows a glamorous ‘Vogue inspired’ image featuring beautiful ladies of different ages and sizes.”
If you could work anywhere in the world as a model, where would you be?
“I have been working in Australia for the last three years so would jump at the chance to work overseas. I would love to work in New York and Europe, the campaigns and opportunities are growing rapidly, however being a girl from Queensland, I would be cheeky and say I love to work anywhere with a beautiful warm beach destination.”
You have great skin, what’s your secret?
“I have a few beauty secrets, however I can’t stress this enough… sunscreen! It is essential for skin, whether you have it in your moisturiser, primer or foundation, it is important to remember… even on those no-sun days. I also eat a lot of antioxidants, blueberries and other fruits rich in colour and love exfoliators, I live by them. However it is important not to use any harsh exfoliators as they may damage the skin, I keep to a sugar scrub because it dissolves as you use it. I love the sugar scrub by Soap and Glory, it smells amazing and keeps your skin glowing.”
Who do you look up to as a role model in the plus size fashion industry and why?
“There are a few women I look up to, a number of fellow Australian models who are breaking barriers overseas. I follow their success and are so proud of the milestones they have achieved. Recently I have been reading a lot of interviews with Jennie Ruck and love the message she is sending her fans. I think it is fantastic these models are sharing own personal insecurities and speed bumps in life but inspire others to be who they are and strive for who they want to me. It really inspires me to keep working on what I love.”
What is one word people use to describe you the most?
“Giggler… You will find I am that one at the party with ‘that’ laugh. At least people remember me.”
How would you describe your own personal style?
“Definitely diverse, I love current fashion trends and staying in style with the season but I also know my body shape and there are a few things I mix up. I adore the classic 1950’s look with high waisted skirts and fitting dresses. It suits my hourglass shape so I always look for current patterns or colours in this style.”