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    WOMEN TO WATCH: KERRIE HESS - ILLUSTRATOR

    WOMEN TO WATCH: KERRIE HESS - ILLUSTRATOR
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    Kerrie Hess is an Australian Artist, regarded internationally for her illustrations and original artwork, most showcased in her former hometown of Paris. 

    Kerrie started out professionally as an artist with her first commissions with VOGUE Australia and Topshop’s Arcadia Group at the age of 19 while living in London.  The move to full-time illustration followed with Kerrie illustrating fashion windows in the US for Neiman Marcus Department Store at just twenty; commissions for NET-A-PORTER, Harvey Nichols and Laduree Paris followed, as well billboards and window's in Paris for 'Printemps Department Store.'

    WARDROBE STAPLE: THE WHITE SHIRT

    WARDROBE STAPLE: THE WHITE SHIRT
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    The classic white shirt Let’s take a moment to recognise the timelessness of the classic white shirt. Every wardrobe needs at least one good white shirt. A crisp white well...

    THE OFF DUTY UPDATE: LUXE LEATHER & LEOPARD

    THE OFF DUTY UPDATE: LUXE LEATHER & LEOPARD
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    If you think leather jackets are exclusively reserved for the 20 - something downtown style set you are seriously mistaken. The wide range of styles and cuts currently on the market demonstrate that this slick staple is incredibly versatile.

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    Helena Christensen: FIVE MINUTES WITH THE VIKING

    Helena Christensen: FIVE MINUTES WITH THE VIKING
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    Most people recall Helena Christensen as the sultry girl on the beach in Chris Isaak’s iconic “Wicked Game” video. She is also arguably one of the world’s most beautiful women. I met Helena while we were both modelling in the 90s and we have since remained close friends. What makes Helena stand apart from any other person is that she and her late boyfriend, INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, first introduced me to my current husband of twenty years, Joe Coffey, who’s also CEO of our fashion brand Little Joe Woman.  I will always be grateful for our friendship and largely credit Helena for helping me meet the love of my life!

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    Mademoiselle C

    Mademoiselle C
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    In my journey through fashion, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the world’s most beautiful women. Many of my dear friends are “supermodels”, women who represent an ideal standard of beauty. 

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    The Little Black Dress

    The Little Black Dress
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    I’ve always loved the simplicity of a LBD. Simple, silk satin or swoon worthy with lace, strapless or with a deep-v back, I've never met a little black dress I didn't like. It never goes out of fashion, it’s an essential part of your wardrobe and will take you practically anywhere.

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    One For Gianni

    One For Gianni
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    On March 6, 1991, Gianni Versace forever changed the fashion world after showing his Fall Winter collection, appropriately dubbed “The Freedom Collection”. He is often credited with creating the ‘supermodel' after causing a global sensation when he sent sent four models, Cindy (Crawford), Linda (Evangelista), Christy (Turlington) and Naomi (Campbell), down the runway miming to George Michael’s song Freedom.  Those models (along with Tatjana Patitz) had starred in video which was on heavy rotation on MTV, so the image of them at Versace's show singing along to “Freedom" not only captured the imagination of the fashion industry but also came to define an era.

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    25 Things You Didn't Know About Me

    25 Things You Didn't Know About Me
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    My style can best be described as: a combination of rock-chic elegance and boho-luxe with a touch of haute-hippy
    A Little Joe Woman always: has impeccable manners, is always excited to travel, loves and appreciates life

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    Lindy-Loo (Linda Evangelista: The Model's Model)

    Lindy-Loo (Linda Evangelista: The Model's Model)
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    It was the haircut that sent shock waves through the fashion world. In 1988, Linda Evangelista’s long brunette locks were cut into a boyish crop by hairdresser Julien d’Y’s. Though Linda’s initial reaction was one of shock and tears, the haircut would be transformative to her career and catapult her into the modeling stratosphere.

    Ralph & The American Dream

    Ralph & The American Dream
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    As the Fourth of July holiday is being celebrated in America, I thought it appropriate to dedicate a post to an American icon. And when I think about a designer that best represents American heritage and values, none other is more emblematic than Ralph Lauren.

    A Patterned Life: How To Wear a Print

    A Patterned Life: How To Wear a Print
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    I’m a print girl.  In fact, I’ve always been drawn to prints and patterns that create a bold fashion statement. Prints are timeless, add edge to a wardrobe, and appeal to a diverse age group (great style knows no age after all). While some people love print, others won't go near it, but I’ve had an affinity towards patterns and they have been a part of my personal fashion history.

    Knockout Weekend in the Hamptons

    Knockout Weekend in the Hamptons
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    It all starts with the Hamptons. Twelve years ago, I launched Little Joe Woman in  New York's seaside villages known as the Hamptons. Our first collection consisted solely of a few key pieces--six slips and camisoles-- but now has grown to a global brand that includes dresses, tops, handbags and accessories, and yes even a Hamptons tote. And so I’m thrilled to announce that Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott will be a part of a collection of items curated for the new Hamptons boutique, Knockout Beauty, opening this Friday in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

    The First Chapter

    The First Chapter
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    I was first discovered working at a McDonald's when I was 15 years old. Just kidding, you tend to hear stories about how girls were discovered working in a fast food restaurant or at an airport but my story isn’t as serendipitous.

    BEST IN BALI x GAIL ELLIOTT: SUPERMODELS IN BALI

    BEST IN BALI x GAIL ELLIOTT: SUPERMODELS IN BALI
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    Best in Bali - You would had to have been in a coma in the 90s not to have glimpsed at least once the realm of the supermodel and their rock and roll pulp fiction lifestyles . The supermodels were pioneers of the current notion of celebrity by transferring its epicentre of attention from Hollywood to a handful of goddesses who graced the covers of Vogue and Rolling Stone. The beautiful people evolved into one great editorial fairytale the world couldn’t get enough of.  My question is 20 years on what happens after supermodels reach the other side of 40? Where do they go, how do they redefine themselves, and what will they never return to?

    Festival Fashion

    Festival Fashion
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    I’ve always been a music girl. Whether it was a music video for Duran Duran, dinner and dancing with rock stars after a Versace show, or being moved by music as I walked down a runway when I was a model (Marc Jacobs’ infamous grunge collection for Perry Ellis was a memorable one--more on that in an upcoming blog post), music has always been a part of my life. I met my husband and Little Joe Woman co founder Joe Coffey in a nightclub, so it's safe to say that music has been an integral part of my life.

    Yasmin Le Bon: Model, Bestie, Muse

    Yasmin Le Bon: Model, Bestie, Muse
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    I recently returned from a trip to London where one of the highlights was catching up with my bestie Yasmin Le Bon (aka Yassy). We met for a long lunch with our husbands, and catching up with Yassy always brings back memories of us as young girls just starting out in the modeling industry. It’s been a while since I’ve seen her as she resides in London and I’m now in Bali. Yet despite time and distance, Yassy and I can always pick up where we left off much like the first time we met. She’s been my “person” for the past thirty years.

    Azzedine Alaia: Models, Rock Stars and Curry

    Azzedine Alaia: Models, Rock Stars and Curry
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    I’m taking you on a trip back to the 80s and 90s, before Instagram, before social media, before cell phones! There were no Kardashians, the red carpet wasn’t the fashion show it is today, and MTV was new (and played videos, usually my friends Duran Duran). The only information you could access about fashion was through the fashion bibles of the time: British, Italian and U.S. Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.

    What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

    What To Wear On Valentine’s Day
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    I’m still in London celebrating with family for my father’s birthday and seeing my besties. Since we're in Europe, it only makes sense to make a quick stop in beautiful Paris, this time to celebrate Valentine's Day with my other bestie, Joe. So what to wear on one of the most romantic days of the year in one of the most romantic and fashionable cities in the world is on my mind..

    HOW TO STYLE A MAXI SKIRT

    HOW TO STYLE A MAXI SKIRT
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    We get it, maxi skirts can be intimidating. It is a lot of fabric, but maxi skirts don’t have to be intimidating. With the right top or accessories, they're the perfect alternative to a plain pant or flowing dress. Switching up the hemline is a great way to refresh your wardrobe without doing a complete overhaul.

    WHAT TO WEAR ON VALENTINES DAY

    WHAT TO WEAR ON VALENTINES DAY
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    Let’s talk about what you will wear on Valentine’s Day this year. No matter what you are doing, it's a great opportunity to show yourself some love. Your outfit should reflect who you are and how you feel about yourself.  Go ahead, pamper yourself this year! The look should be reflective of your style and complimentary to your best attributes. Do not underestimate the power of a stylish look to make you feel great. Please do not forget about self-love.

    BLACK DRESS: WORN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS

    BLACK DRESS: WORN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS
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    Our 'Hard to Shake' dress is one this season’s must-haves with a few simple accessory changes, it has the potential to take you from day to night and everywhere in between. These three different ways to rock the black dress, show off how you can get the best value out of one piece (without breaking the bank!)

    EXDREAMIST x LITTLE JOE WOMAN by GAIL ELLIOTT

    EXDREAMIST x LITTLE JOE WOMAN by GAIL ELLIOTT
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    exdreamist - Maybe it’s how the soft, light fabric feels against your skin, or the consciousness of wearing a  piece of clothing in public that so closely resembles an intimate nighty or lingerie.
    We go to extreme lengths these days to feel sexy – spending hundreds on dresses that accentuate curves, lengthen our limbs and barely cover our bodies. Gone is the vogue of an elegant sex appeal. Sex appeal is embraced, not acquired, and comes from a feeling within yourself.

    VOGUE AUSTRALIA x Guide to Bali

    VOGUE AUSTRALIA x Guide to Bali
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    Where to shop for clothes: I like Sabia for beautiful, simple beach clothing and accessories. We’ve just opened a Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott boutique on Jl. Petitenget in Seminyak (above) which is very exciting for us. The store carries our Endless Summer collection of all my favourite resort pieces, as well as our new accessories line of handbags, beach bags, beach towels, wide-brimmed Panama straw hats, sandals, swimwear and jewellery – perfect for every vacation.

    DESIGN TWINS x A TALK WITH ICON GAIL ELLIOTT

    DESIGN TWINS x A TALK WITH ICON GAIL ELLIOTT
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    When people refer to you as “one of the original supermodels,” it’s safe to say you’ve got fashion in your bones. Gail Elliott, co-founder and creative director of Little Joe Woman, made her break as a top model in the ’80s working with other likeminded talents such as Cindy Crawford, Mario Testino, Stevel Meisel, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana (to name a few). Her background in front of the lens and on the runways truly allows her vision to come to life as she approaches her work with a renowned understanding on the importance of movement and elegance in clothing.

    ELLIAWEAR.COM x FACE TO FACE WITH GAIL ELLIOTT

    ELLIAWEAR.COM x FACE TO FACE WITH GAIL ELLIOTT
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    Elliawear.com - We sit down with the Creative Director and Designer of Little Joe Woman, Gail Elliott, to chat about her beginnings, inspirations and what’s next for the stand out label.

    FRV BALI x LITTLE JOE WOMAN BY GAIL ELLIOTT

    FRV BALI x LITTLE JOE WOMAN BY GAIL ELLIOTT
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    FRV Bali  - In news that will make Bali style hunters clap their hands with glee, the one and womens-wear brand Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott has made its way to the island and opened its doors in Seminyak.

    BEAUTICATE x GAIL ELLIOTT, DESIGNER AND MODEL

    BEAUTICATE x GAIL ELLIOTT, DESIGNER AND MODEL
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    BEAUTICATE - the celebrated online destination for beauty tips and makeup ideas from the biggest leaders in style, models, bloggers, and makeup artists - this month interviewed our Co Founder & Creative Director Gail Elliott.

     

     

    THE AFFORDABLE STYLE FILES x AT HOME WITH GAIL ELLIOTT

    THE AFFORDABLE STYLE FILES x AT HOME WITH GAIL ELLIOTT
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    Gail Elliott’s career in fashion was always inevitable for the former supermodel and now fashion designer and owner and creative director behind the fabulous clothing boutique Little Joe Woman.  The now Bali based designer is our first guest in our “At Home with… series”. 

    INSTYLE x GAIL ELLIOTT'S TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

    INSTYLE x GAIL ELLIOTT'S TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
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    The model turned designer gives us her favourite Bali travel tips.

    Following the local success of her label Little Joe Woman, model turned designer Gail Elliott has opened her first boutique outside Australia, launching a store in Seminyak, Bali. We quizzed Elliott on her favourite Bali haunts and what she packs to stay stylish while travelling…

    FAUVE MAGAZINE x WITH GAIL ELLIOTT & CISCO GORROW

    FAUVE MAGAZINE x  WITH GAIL ELLIOTT & CISCO GORROW
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    We love how the people at FAUVE in Bali led by their go-getting Julhenry adopt a holistic approach to our business. These guys first and foremost operate a leading model agency. But FAUVE don't stop there! They are also leaders in the field of hair and make-up. Then, just to complete the circle they produce a magazine FAUVE.

    LISA TEH x COUTURING BLOG

    LISA TEH x COUTURING BLOG
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    Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of Couturing.com, an online platform based out of Melbourne. I caught up with Lisa during her recent trip to Bali when she visited the newly opened Little Joe Women Store and she shared with me some of her favourite things, her thoughts on the new collection and her favourite places to stay in Bali.

    THEJOYE x DESIGNER TRAVEL: GAIL ELLIOTT'S BALI

    THEJOYE x DESIGNER TRAVEL: GAIL ELLIOTT'S BALI
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    Gail Elliott is one of the original supermodels. She calls Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen (she introduced Gail to her husband) and Yasmin Le Bon friends. They were also her bridesmaids.

    THESTYLEINC x GAIL ELLIOTT INTERVIEW

    THESTYLEINC x GAIL ELLIOTT INTERVIEW
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    Meet Gail Elliott - the divine model who rose to fame in the 80's.

    Hot in demand she has collaborated with some of our favourite names in fashion including Mario Testino, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Steven Meisel and Cindy Crawford, who also happened to be one of her bridesmaids (talk about wedding party perfection!).

    LITTLE JOE WOMAN OCEANIA RESORT 2014

    LITTLE JOE WOMAN OCEANIA RESORT 2014
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    Last month we were busy shooting the Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott Resort collection in beautiful Bali, our home away from home. We flew half of our team over from Sydney and used talent from Bali to shoot our Oceania Resort 2014 collection in a studio in Canggu. There are some incredibly talented people here now as Bali has become a very chic place to have a home.  The Resort collection is full of exquisite, easy to wear pieces that have a distinct undone sensuality and charm.

    YASMIN LE BON x 50 AND FABULOUS!

    YASMIN LE BON x 50 AND FABULOUS!
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    At the end of last month, my husband Joe Coffey (CEO of Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott) and I, set off for London for our good friend Yasmin Le Bon's surprise 50th Birthday party.  The celebration was hosted by Yasmin’s husband Simon Le Bon and members of Duran Duran at One Lombard Street in London’s EC1.  The evening was a complete surprise to Yasmin, she thought she and Simon were going for dinner to celebrate his birthday which was two days later.

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    Gail Elliott Reveals Her Favourite Things

    Gail Elliott Reveals Her Favourite Things
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    Gail Elliott Reveals Her Favourite Things

    MYER BLOG 5 minutes with Gail Elliott of Little Joe Woman

    MYER BLOG 5 minutes with Gail Elliott of Little Joe Woman
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    Little Joe Woman is the highly sought after label designed by former supermodel Gail Elliott and takes on a luxurious rock chic attitude. Since returning to Australia, the brand has evolved to include a focus on softer wardrobe staples as well as luxe statement pieces, ideal for creating the perfectly balanced wardrobe.

     

    Designer Inspiration

    Designer Inspiration
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    I love my office and the team that work around me. I find it such an inspirational place to be, surrounded by beautiful images, my favourite photography books – some of which I collected whilst living in New York for 24 years. 

    MODEL CO x GAIL ELLIOTT'S BEAUTY PROFILE

    MODEL CO x GAIL ELLIOTT'S BEAUTY PROFILE
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    ModelCo recently teamed up with supermodel-turned-fashion designer extraordinaire Gail Elliott, to produce an exclusive collaboration in partnership with her contemporary women’s clothing brand, Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott.

     

    GAIL ELLIOTT X THE BONAFIDE BEDFELLOWS

    GAIL ELLIOTT X THE BONAFIDE BEDFELLOWS
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    Gail Elliott is something of a bastion on the fashion circuit. After many years travelling the globe as a renowned fashion model, living and working in some of the world’s most exciting cities (read: 24 years in New York) and with some of the most high-profile industry people, Gail Elliott has settled into Sydney life with business partner and husband of 16 years, Joe Coffey and their two Maltese Poodles.

    Hello Elle magazine

    Hello Elle magazine
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    Elle Magazine closed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia with a very stylish and extravagant ‘Runway Party’ to launch the magazine whose first issue will be on news stands in late September.

    Model, singer & TV Presenter Erika Heynetz looked stunning as she took to the runway to sing “Confide In Me” in French.

    RESCU.COM.AU x GAIL ELLIOTT ON MODERN GLAMOUR AND HER STYLE INSPIRATION

    RESCU.COM.AU x GAIL ELLIOTT ON MODERN GLAMOUR AND HER STYLE INSPIRATION
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    From her 24-year career as a top model (alongside the likes of Cindy Crawford and Yasmin Le Bon), to her own label, Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliot, Gail Elliot has experienced the world of high fashion from every angle. We sat down with Gail Elliot to find out what modern glamour means to her, and where she finds her inspiration.

    Max Made Gets Up And Personal With Gail Elliott

    Max Made Gets Up And Personal With Gail Elliott
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    Super Model & Fashion Designer Gail Elliott talks beauty, her life and career as one of the worlds top Super Models and how she manages to look forever-young. There is something truly mesmerising about Elliott as she poses effortlessly in front of the camera.

    30 Days In Style Magazine Fashion Diary (Part 2)

    30 Days In Style Magazine Fashion Diary (Part 2)
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    Ladies, for fashion inspiration look no further!  Gail Elliott is a fashion extraordinaire, style icon and the brains behind the Little Joe Woman brand.

    This post features the second half of Gail’s In Style Magazine Fashion Diary.

    30 Days In Style Magazine Fashion Diary (Part 1)

    30 Days In Style Magazine Fashion Diary (Part 1)
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    Our beautiful Creative Director, Gail Elliott, shows off her wardrobe shrewdness in the November issue of In Style Magazine’s Fashion Diary. Gail Elliott is one of those women who always looks chic and confident in whatever she wears.  Her glamorous and subtly sexy disposition radiates through her fashion sense. 

    Kate Waterhouse - Women To Watch

    Kate Waterhouse - Women  To Watch
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    The gorgeous Kate Waterhouse is a media personality, journalist, radio talent, has her own blog katewaterhouse.com and is a columnist for The Sun-Herald.

    TANJA G – MY EMPIRICAL LIFE

    TANJA G – MY EMPIRICAL LIFE
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    Tanja G is a multitalented creative genius. Tanya is a fashion director, stylist, photographer, Vogue Australia contributor, writer, model, and the founder of much loved blog My Empirical Life.

    TERRY BIVIANO

    TERRY BIVIANO
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    My dear friend Terry Biviano is a talented shoe designer, the wife of Roosters Captain Anthony Minichiello and mother to their new born daughter Azura. She’s also unbelievably funny, is dedicated to her family, can talk to anyone about anything at anytime and impressively knows every NRL football rule!

    HERMIONE UNDERWOOD – THE H COLLECTIVE

    HERMIONE UNDERWOOD – THE H COLLECTIVE
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    Hermione Underwood is the director of successful Sydney based PR agency The H Collective. Hermione shares her love of fashion and life through her Instagram, which features her effortlessly chic style, travel adventures, and her gorgeous four-legged friend Mash.

    CHEYENNE TOZZI

    CHEYENNE TOZZI
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    Australian beach babe Cheyenne Tozzi is a model and the lead singer of rock and blues band VANHOORN who travelled to the Middle East to perform for the Australian Troops last year.

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