Young thing

MODEL AND IN­STA­GRAM STAR STEPHANIE SMITH SHOW­CASES CRISP, ALL-WHITE STYLE AND SUM­MER’S KEY BEAUTY LOOKS

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - David Campbell - Pho­tog­ra­phy JOR­DAN GRA­HAM Styling MA­RINA AFONINA Words CLEO GLYDE

As far as In­sta­gram stars go, Stephanie Smith is one of our bright­est, hav­ing lit up the so­cial-me­dia plat­form with her unique blend of bis­cuit-skin fresh­ness, snap-happy yoga poses and red-car­pet glam­our.

The 22-year-old model from Mel­bourne has amassed a loyal fol­low­ing of more than one mil­lion, and re­cently se­cured am­bas­sador roles with Myer Fash­ions on the Field and Clin­ique off the back of her fresh-faced aes­thetic and un­de­ni­able in­flu­ence.

“I’m usu­ally the clas­sic com­mer­cial girl-next-door, so it’s fun to be given an editorial makeover,” says Smith as she poses for Stel­lar in Clin­ique’s key sum­mer looks and crisp all-white en­sem­bles. “Messy dark eyes are a to­tal de­par­ture for me.”

It’s hard to be­lieve Smith was a novice when she first dipped her toe into the pow­er­fully vis­ual uni­verse of so­cial me­dia. “I had no clue,” she laughs. “When In­sta­gram first came out, I thought it was just a photo-edit­ing app, un­til some­one pointed out that my 10 fil­tered self­ies were ac­tu­ally pub­lic!”

Given Smith’s pref­er­ence for nat­u­ral beauty on­line (“I’m more of a tinted mois­turiser kind of girl”), it was a treat to be trans­formed for Stel­lar by Damian Garozzo, Clin­ique’s global colour pro artist who, be­fore train­ing with in­dus­try lu­mi­nar­ies in Paris, grew up in Cairns.

Smith is de­ter­mined to keep both her soar­ing In­sta­gram and per­sonal pro­files just as trans­par­ent, and main­tains she hasn’t let her ex­plo­sive growth in the vir­tual world muddy cor­ner­stone philoso­phies. “I keep it real, re­lat­able and don’t let it take over my life. I also don’t post any­thing that I wouldn’t want to pro­mote – young girls are im­pres­sion­able and it’s a big no-no to get ob­sessed by body im­age too early. My mantra is ‘re­lax’.”

Bring matte shades alive with a pop of se­cond colour on the in­ner lips. COS shirt, $99, (02) 9231 3944; Re­becca Val­lance pants, $499, re­becca val­lance.com; Holly Ryan ear­ring (part of set), $350, the­un­done.com; sleeves, stylist’s own Clin­ique Pop Liq­uid

A sex­ily smudged liner cre­ates an eye-ex­tend­ing il­lu­sion. Re­becca Val­lance dress, $229, re­bec­ca­v­al­lance. com; Witch­ery top, $110, witch­ery.com.au Clin­ique High Im­pact Cus­tom Black Ka­jal Eye­liner in Black, $34, clin­ique.com.au

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