Back in Australia to walk for the David Jones A/W '16 launch, Catherine McNeil sat down with Buro to talk trends, travel and career highlights

The statuesque model, who now calls New York home, was catapulted to fame when she was just 13, after winning Girlfriend magazine's model search competition. Returning to Australia with campaigns for Prada (her personal fave), Louis Vuitton, Versace and Narcisco Rodriguez under her belt, among others, she's gone on to become one of the country's most high profile modelling exports (Mario Testino is one of her biggest fans).

But it was shooting Prada with Steven Meisel that remains her major 'pinch myself' moment. "I'd wanted to work with him for years," she says. "But he literally only took two minutes to take the picture, so I didn't get enough time!" Scroll through the gallery above to see the supermodel's favourite eats, bands, clothes and holiday hotspots.

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