NS: AS THE BRAND HAS GROWN, WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON AND WHY?
TR: I think one of my favourite projects was designing the costumes for Maleficent 2. Angelina Jolie is a dear friend and has been supportive of the brand from the start, so when she suggested to Disney, we create the costume for the second instalment of Maleficent it was an honour. Having said that, every collection, whether it be couture or ready-to-wear, is always unique and exciting for a variety of different reasons. I truly love what I do, so it’s impossible to choose just one!
NS: LOOKING FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
TR: The plan for us has always been to create a global luxury lifestyle brand, but it’s a slow build. We started at the pinnacle of luxury, with couture, and have since moved on to ready-to-wear, footwear and leather goods, and now it’s really about us building beyond that; whether it be sunglasses or skincare, but all good things take time.
NS: SPEAKING OF SKINCARE, WHAT IS YOUR MORNING BEAUTY ROUTINE?
TR: I love a good 10-minute face mask in the morning to freshen up my complexion, the 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask is one of my favourites for this – it’s perfect for firming. I’m quite thorough in that I always cleanse, tone and moisturise. Having said that, I love to trial all the latest trends and products, so I sometimes mix it up.
Being Australian, and also with skincare being enormously important to me, I am very conscious of the sun and make it a point to apply sunscreen on a daily basis. If I’m away on holiday, I add an oversized, floppy hat as well to ensure I’m really protected. For my hair I tend to get a blow-dry twice a week. I have quite thick hair, so it’s harder to do by myself.
NS: DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFICS FOR THE EVENING?
TR: In terms of an evening routine, I never go to bed without fully removing all make up and applying my evening serums and creams. I’m a big fan of beauty products from South Korea and Japan and depending on how my skin feels at the end of the day, I will adjust my skincare accordingly; if it’s dry, I will use a bit more of a heavy moisturiser, if my skin is oily, I will use something with Hydrogen or Retinol that’s a bit lighter. Further to this, I love Rejuventaed’s H3O Night Repair, it has a unique blend of potent herbs and antioxidants with super hydration while you sleep, providing your skin with all the nutrition it needs.