Describe your brand in three words.
Innovative, unique, dual-purpose.
Where do you find inspiration for new products?
Everywhere! My staff, stylists, models, friends, and family. I create products for time-poor women. The crux of our business is innovation, so I am always looking for solutions to everyday beauty problems.
Do you have personal evidence that your Party Proof lipstick can really survive a party?!
Absolutely! I try everything personally so I can stand by the claims that we’re making. Party Proof Lipsticks are highly pigmented, matte formulations that without a doubt hold their color. Truffle is one of my favorites, and I can eat, drink, and talk the night away with just one touch-up.
What’s your morning routine?
I start every day with a glass of hot water with lemon. It kickstarts my digestive system. I also have breakfast at home with my girls and then pick up a soy piccolo on my way to the office. I can’t live without my morning coffee!
How does the Australian culture in general influence ModelCo?
The Australian culture is centered around the outdoors, and our products are a reflection of that. We’re launching two SPF 50 products in late August that will be an extension from our self-tanning range.
What’s your traveling style?
I pack in neat folded piles that I can easily move around and layer on top of each other when trying to figure out what I want to wear each day. All of my suits and shirts I leave on hangers and hang on a hook in my suitcase—it creates less creases and I can easily hang them in the wardrobe when I arrive. All my lingerie goes in two silk drawstring monogrammed lingerie bags that I bought in Italy many years ago.
What are your travel essentials?
AVEDA Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner smells like heaven. A tan makes me feel healthier, thinner, and more confident so I always bring a selection of ModelCo’s Jet Set tanning range, including Super Tan, Tan Mousse, and Blend Buffing Mitt. I love the way Dermalogica Cleansing Gel makes my skin feel, and I can’t live without La Prairie caviar balls. And melatonin is great if you need a natural way to fall asleep.
I love the Gold Coast [of Australia] with my two girls, Aspen in the winter, and, always, Paris.
What's your happy place?
There’s not just one place! I love going on holiday and staying in new hotels that have a great day spas. Most recently I stayed at The Park Hyatt in my home town of Sydney and they have a fabulous day spa! I was definitely in my happy place there!
You just threw a fabulous 40th-birthday party with a Gilligan's Island theme—why Gilligan’s?
I chose Gilligan’s Island as I held my 40th on the beautiful Hayman [off the coast of Queensland]. It seemed fitting—and it was fun! I have an extremely close group of friends, some who I have known for over 20 years, and I wanted to celebrate with them all while also enjoying some downtime away from home.