The Courier-Mail

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, NOT THE WORK

- LIZZIE ST STAFFORD

THERE’S no place like home for model Nicole Pollard – except when it comes to work.

The Brisbane-born internatio­nal modelling success, who has worked for the biggest names in fashion – including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana – is back in town on business for the first time in years to walk in the spring/summer parade for Indooroopi­lly Shopping Centre tonight.

The New York-based model said it was a treat to be able to go to work from her family home in Redlands, about 26km southeast of the Brisbane CBD. Since making a name for herself overseas in 2012, there has not been a job in Brisbane big enough to tempt her back.

“It’s great to be able to work here; normally the work is in Sydney (if it’s in Australia),” she said during a fitting for the runway parade. “The city is definitely growing. Brisbane has changed every time I come home.”

Pollard, who has just returned from five weeks in Spain shooting with internatio­nal retailer Zara, said living away from her family was hard. “It’s fun (overseas) – but then, at times, it’s like, ‘I just want Mum’.”

Brisbane’s fashion industry has been busy of late, with all eyes on the MercedesBe­nz Fashion Festival and spring/summer launch parties, including Indooroopi­lly Shopping Centre’s Chase The Sun events, which will see fashionist­as Jodi Anasta and Kate Waterhouse roll through town this week.

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