@_gabrizelle Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born on Auckland’s North Shore and I’m still living at home... with a list of chores on the fridge. What do you do? I’m studying communications (final year!). I also work part time at Karen Walker and intern at Fashion Quarterly. Side-hustle: Teaching TRX suspension strap class at Les Mills Takapuna (come try it!), and I make clothes for friends. What do you do in your spare time? I like to think I’m crafty — I find DIY soothing, although often it ends with me trying to create something way beyond my skill set, like a shearling coat. Favourite designers: I have a penchant for Georgia Alice — new season or old, I love it all. Other designers who I love but who don’t fit the budget are Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini, Ellery and LOQ. Favourite feature to play up: My hair — if it falls into place. Go-to outfit: A tailored, oversized blazer and black boots. 30 seconds and voilà! Beauty secret: Beauty blenders, drinking heaps of water, and I’m a freak about washing my face a few times a day. Favourite form of exercise: Handstands and TRX. Hidden talent: Online shopping. Seriously. What does being a millennial mean to you?
Freedom of speech and making our own rules. Hustlers baby!
What’s your day job? I’m the manager at &Sushi — a restaurant at City Works Depot in Auckland. Where do you want to be in five years? Travelling around the world and owning my own restaurant. Signature style: A street style-inspired, vintage vibe. Favourite designer: Demna Gvasalia. Best styling trick: Wearing red, and just being me! Beauty secret: Drinking lots of water. Favourite form of exercise: Climbing and horse riding.
Post-shoot, we gathered up our girl squad to talk styling secrets, side-hustles, and how everyone spends their spare time
What were you doing at midnight last night?
Chilling with my boyfriend [Blue Hamel of @halfofnothing], who gave me advice about today’s photoshoot. Standard brunch order: A soy latte with an almond croissant followed by a big breakfast. What’s your super power: Making people feel special.
COCO GENE JOUAVEL | 18
@llcuulj/@cocojouavel What’s your day job? I work at [Auckland fashion boutique] TK Store. What do you do in your spare time? Styling, and watching documentaries in order to educate myself and others on issues that are happening around the globe. Where do you want to be in five years? Living in a non-arrogant world. Signature style: Kicked back, diverse, with a mix ‘n’ match approach to accessories. Favourite designers: A. Sauvage, Byslexia (Eddy Richards), Vivienne Westwood... a bit of everything. What were you doing at midnight last night? I was at my brother’s gig (Eno x Dirty). Go-to brunch order: Guacamole.
@lara_chaps Where are you from: I was born in Auckland and grew up in a rural part of the North Shore called Okura, with horses and a pet sheep, Lambie. What’s your day job? I’m the receptionist at Bauer Media, which publishes Miss FQ. Sidehustle: I love writing and have been doing some work on the side for Fashion Quarterly, Paperboy and The Australian Women’s Weekly! What do you do in your spare time? I love cooking and trying new restaurants or cafés with friends. Where do you want to be in five years? Doing something I love! Fashion and food both keep me going so if I’m involved in either of those industries I’ll be pretty happy. Signature style: I like mixing classic pieces with something contrasting, like a blazer with Levi’s, or a long dress with sneakers. Some days I feel more feminine and other days I feel more masculine, so it’s fun to follow those moods. Favourite designers: I wear a lot of Georgia Alice, mixed in with vintage pieces. I’m loving Aussie label
DAISY at the moment, and Zara is amazing for those good value trend pieces. Favourite feature to play up: My legs! I used to be quite insecure about my legs as I thought they were too skinny and gangly in comparison to the rest of my body, but now I love them. Style advice: Wear things that suit your body type and are comfortable. Beauty is not pain! Favourite form of exercise: Running gives me a chance to clear my head and always leaves me feeling good. What’s your hidden talent? I’m really good at limbo and headstands! What are your words to live by? Be kind to the little people on the way up as you might see them on the way back down.
WUMI AMOKEODO | 18
Where are you from and where do you
live now? I was born and raised in South East London but now I live in Ponsonby, Auckland. What do you do? I’m on a gap year and just taking life as it comes, dabbling in my passions and doing some barista work in between. Side-hustle: I model with The Others Agency, and I sell cool retro finds at @reallyretronz. What do you do in your spare time? I love engaging in anything creative — I’ve just started an awesome acting course. I also love learning foreign languages and doing humanitarian work. Signature style: My wardrobe is 99 percent op shop finds so my style is pretty timeless and always paired with platform boots or a pair of Dr. Martens. Favourite designers? I love Tia Feng, her stuff is so whimsical. Favourite feature to play up: My eyes! A gold inner highlight makes them glow. Beauty secret: I wash my face with tea tree oil and hot water every night and it banishes blemishes. Favourite form of exercise: Dancing! I will never turn down a Zumba class. Go-to brunch order: I love a good pastry or croissant, or a huge savoury muffin. What’s your super power? I notice tiny details everywhere I go. It makes life interesting. What are your words to live by? If Pooh Bear can wear a crop top, so can I. What does being a millennial mean to you? Being a global citizen and in touch with everything, thanks to the internet.
TAYLOR HARRIS | 21
@taylorjadeharris Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m originally from New Zealand. I’m a bit of a nomad but have lived in Auckland for two and a half years. What do you do? I’m a University of Auckland student by day, and a liquor store manager by night. Side-hustle: I’m my friends’ go-to makeup artist. Where do you want to be in five years? Sourcing interior design pieces from around the globe. Signature style: Long, flowy garments with a cinched-in waist.
Who are your favourite designers? I’m a student so I can only dream, but Alexander Mcqueen. Favourite styling trick: One tight, one loose. Beauty secret: Less is more... but at the end of the day, always do what you like. Favourite form of exercise: My fingers get good exercise from all the scrolling. What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Go-to brunch order: Eggs bene with
bacon. What’s your super power? “I can always tell when it’s raining, it’s like I have ESPN or something...” What are your words to live by? Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. What are the traits that define your generation: Everyone’s talented, and everyone’s competitive.
CAITLIN HARRIS | 23
@caitlinroseharris What do you do? I promise I’m almost not a student. Side-hustle: Hospo life. What do you do in your spare time? Netflix, food, and online shopping. Where do you want to be in five years? Anywhere the wind takes me. Describe a typical outfit: A good pair of jeans, a cool top and sneakers. Favourite feature to play up: I’m all about the brows. And booty. Beauty secret: Establish a routine and stick to it. Favourite form of exercise? Getting down on the dancefloor. What were you doing at midnight last night? Reading in bed. Go-to brunch order: Anything involving a croissant… What’s your super power? Last-minute efficiency! What does being a millennial mean to you? Teaching my mother how to use Instagram.