Happy Australia Day
Four of the most stylish and incredibly talented expats where recently in town. We took these portraits, asked them some questions and truely enjoyed their company whilst they were here.
Gabriele Hackworthy, Creative Consultant, London
When Australian born, Gabriele, flies into Sydney from London she is overcome with pure happiness, and it’s the same for me. I love when Gab arrives it’s non stop amusement, her stamina and excitement far surpasses mine and leaves me shattered by the time she leaves. She’s a chic friend but equally impressive is the killer Pavlova she makes.
Previously Fashion Director for three Vogue titles, Australia, Japan and China she’s a wealth of inspiration. I asked her some questions…
R: Current Occupation?
G: Creative Consultant
R: Most exciting job you’ve ever worked on?
G: Shooting Kate Moss with Mario Sorrenti
R: Who are some of you favourite Australian designers?
R: What goes with you everywhere?
G: My Rimowa suitcase
Louisa Gent, Creative Director, NYC
Louisa Gent wears her Pink Lou Lou Australia necklace with pride through the streets of Manhattan. Now living in the Chelsea Louie rarely travels without her bikini’s and her mac, preferring to leave the latter behind.
Her favorite Australian designers are Zimmermann, Yeojin Bae, Anna & Boy and Karla Spetic.
Commuting the world for her design work, she’s recently found reward in volunteering time to aid work in different countries.
Melina Kok, Art Director, NYC
Melina escapes from a New York winter by coming home to Sydney, she loves the casual laid back beach holiday feeling. Art Directing GAP campaigns with one of my all time favourite photographer Mikael Jansson, Melina loves what she does for a living, even when she hates it. Her favourite Australian designers are Tina Kalivas and Ian Nessick. When flying into Sydney Melina’s first thoughts are “I need a cigarette!”. She always travels with her Comme des garcon perfume, iphone, a good book , black pashmina from her Dad and Dermalogica skin purifying wipes.
Brana Wolf, Stylist and Design Consultant and Contributing Fashion Editor, NYC
What can I say, Brana is one of the most recognised stylist in the world. As contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar (US) and Italian Vogue and working on Versace and Dolce & Gabbana campaigns, she has the most impressive career. She travels extensively for work through Europe, however resides in New York. Brana comes home every Christmas to her place in Tamarama and can’t wait to eat a mango and go for a swim, defining a Sydney summer as “good food, the beach and not having to dress up”.
Some of her favorite Australian designers are Ksubi, Willow, Jayson Brundson and Romance was Born. She doesn’t travel without e-lyte (electrolytes you add to water), rosehip oil, iphone, macbook, dvd’s and meditation beads.POSTED BY Romy