Model Georgia Fowler talks style, social media and New York shopping
Have you ever wanted to know what actually goes down on a fashion shoot? Now you can: we've got the behind-the-scenes snaps from Aussie atelier Fame & Partners' latest campaign, starring Buro fave Georgia Fowler. Shot in New York, where Fowler is now based, the 'It Girl' collection includes classic silhouettes with a 2016 twist - think silk slips with strappy backs and sleek black playsuits. The best bit? Each piece can be made exactly to your specifications in a crazy quick 48 hours from Fame & Partner's LA HQ.
Between takes, we talked to Fowler about just how she got her big break, life in the Big Apple and her own outfit essentials - read up on the rising star and see the behind the scenes shots below.
Tell us about your modelling break?
I was discovered because my sister was actually discovered in New Zealand, and I was too young to be left home alone so I went along. They signed me too, and then agencies from New York came down and scouted me from there and I came over here. I went to Paris actually when I was 15, did a little bit of work there, and London, and then came to New York at 16. I love New York, it's great. I miss the beach, I miss the family. But New York is a fun place for now.
Your best beauty tip?
Hydrate! Drink lots of water and moisturise and wear sunscreen. I never used to when I was younger, and thanks to modelling I've learned to put a bit of sunscreen on and stay out of the sun so much. I think you'll thank yourself in years to come, a tan's not worth it. There are so many fake tan products now, you don't need it!
Be kind to everyone. You never know what has happened to them that day, so just smile.
What do you do for fun?
I love to café hop with my friends - I'm a big foodie. I love trying out all the new places and Aussie cafes in New York - and coffee! I like to go to the movies, I like to shop, I like to exercise - is that fun? That's really sad that I find that fun. I enjoy going to classes and getting a sweat on, it makes me feel good and gets the endorphins going.
Ruby's, Blue Sun Lane, Two Hands. They're all equally pretty good.
What's something that recently moved you?
I started to do some charity work actually, and went to the animal shelter and walked the dogs. It was kind of sad, but also nice to see that some of my friends have gone onto adopt some of these animals that otherwise were going to be put down. It's awesome, I wish I could do that. But I'm stuck, I can only look after them a few hours, I travel so much.
Favourite social platform?
I still love Instagram for sure, Instagram's the one for me. Snapchat's fun because you can be a little silly, but there are also some very bad Snapchats. The selfie via video, no, no, no!
What's your pet peeve?
I'm really bad at putting on music, I hate when people ask me to put music on. I just freak out and get stage fright like I'm going to put the wrong thing on, and I'm a bit of a geek so it generally is the wrong thing. Not a lot pisses me off. I guess when people are rude to wait staff and think they're better than people - it shows a lot about their person.
Favourite thing to throw on and go?
A good dress. Throw it on with your Converses, your boots or your brogues. That's it, that's all you need for the day and you can't really go wrong. If it's a cute dress, you don't need to style it up with anything else. Otherwise, jeans, T-shirt, leather jacket - boom.
What are your favourite places to shop?
I mean, Barney's, but it's damaging. I think that brands in Australia are really great, at least they're a little more affordable than a lot of the brands here. Otherwise, some vintage finds out in Brooklyn.
What do you put on every day that speaks the most to who you are?
I feel more myself when I wear something a little relaxed, sloppy. A button down shirt can be kind of sexy, but it's not trying too hard. Even my baggy jeans I kind of love, I think it looks chic to not be so done up and tight all the time. Or a silky kind of dress like this one [a slip dress] with some sandals, just looks chic without looking like you're in a fancy dress.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I have no idea and I think that's what's exciting about life. I have no idea what I'm going to do after modelling, I have no idea who I'm going to fall in love with and where that will lead me to live. I think a nice house on the beach, back in Australia, with a few babies. We'll see.
The Fame & Partners It Girl campaign launches today, August 16.
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