MAGDALENA ROZE, 35 Author and presenter
A meteorologist, TV presenter and author of cookbook, Happy and Whole, Magdalena’s style is a balance of boho and chic.
You and your partner, chef Darren Robertson of Three Blue Ducks, split your time between Byron Bay and Sydney... Yes, we base ourselves in Byron and go back to Sydney around once a month for mine and Darren’s various commitments. Describe your personal style. I’m a bit of a chameleon, depending on where I am. I like pieces that are relaxed, classic, beachy and a little boho so my Byron Bay wardrobe is filled with a lot of white and neutrals, in cotton, linen and natural fibres. I also like to support local labels like Spell, St Agni and the Bare Road, and I live in First Born knits. When I’m in the city in work mode, I enjoy frocking up. Any other favourite brands? Zimmermann and Magali Pascal for dresses and tops that can take me from day to evening. Bassike and Acne for T-shirts. Scanlan Theodore, Camilla and Marc, and Dion Lee for classic, fashion-forward pieces. I also love my Current/elliott boyfriend jeans. How has your style changed over the years? It has definitely become a lot more relaxed since becoming a mum to Archie; I used to live in heels but now they are a novelty for special events. I wear a lot of linen jumpsuits from Yoli and Otis, boyfriend jeans and Bassike T-shirts. Surprisingly, it hasn’t stopped me wearing white! I have a lot of white dresses! How do your work and weekend uniforms differ? The weather and feel of my Sydney work-life and Byron life are quite different... I keep the travel uniform simple with jeans, a T-shirt, plain blazer or long cardigan and brogues. Once I’m in the city, I dress up for work, but when I’m in Byron I’m back to bare feet, Spell dresses and Lack of Colour straw hats. What’s on your wish list going into winter? First Born knitwear, Hunter boots, grey suede over-the-knee boots, a fedora hat, cashmere wrap and an over-sized leather bag. Do you have a go-to fragrance? I stopped wearing perfume when I fell pregnant because my nose was so sensitive. Now I gravitate more towards natural scents and oils such as rose. What would we find in your beauty case? Coconut oil is such a great staple for nourishing my hair, skin and lips, especially in winter. I like to fill in my brows with my Eye of Horus brow pen and use a MAC concealer. For work, my foundation is Armani Luminous Silk, and NARS for bronzer and blush. Do you carry a particular handbag? My straw bag, which I got from Flowers at The Farm. I get so many comments on it! It doubles as a baby and farmer’s market bag. What’s the best style advice you’ve received? Buy once, buy well. I much prefer to spend a little more on something that’s going to go the distance. A lot of fast fashion worries me because of the ethics of how it’s been made. > Magdalena’s book, Happy and Whole (Plum, $39.99), is out now. For more information, visit magdalenaroze.com
1 NARS ‘Laguna Orgasm Duo’ bronzer, $61, from Mecca. 2 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $99, from David Jones. 3 ‘Bowerbird’ dress, $1250, from Zimmermann. 4 ‘505C’ jeans, $139.95, from Levi’s. 5 Select Cover-up Concealer, $34, from MAC Cosmetics. 6 ‘Heritage’ crew T-shirt in white, $90, from Bassike. 7 ‘Yuka’ slides in Tan, $169, from St Agni. 8 ‘Traveller’ hat in Regency Fawn, $190, from Akubra. 9 Wrap in Silver Marl, $396, from Everyday Cashmere. 10 Diptyque Eau Rose roll-on eau de toilette, $57, from Mecca. For stockist details, see page 134.