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STYLIST MEGAN MORTON








“Never ever hide your enthusiasm,” says Megan Morton. It is a message that the interior stylist is getting out to an ever increasing audience. While Megan has always been a well-known name in the world of interiors - styling homes and spaces for the leading magazines as well creating books and running a prop shop - she is spreading her message through The School, a place of creative learning....

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STYLIST, INTERIOR DESIGNER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR ALEX ZABOTTO-BENTLEY







“Those early, experimental days really paid off,” says stylist Alex Zabotto-Bentley. He went through the early New Wave look with oversized ’50s men’s suit pants from a thrift shop cinched at the waist, a white grandpa shirt, leather cap and a mega teased fringe to shaving his hair into a mohican and his version of Vivienne Westwood’s pirate collection through to the slick mod suiting of The Jam,...

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STYLIST KERRIE-ANN JONES







After studying classical ballet and dance, and working in marketing for the music industry, Kerrie-Ann Jones decided to take a leap of faith two years ago and change jobs and industries. She started out taking a styling assistant role for Sarah Ellison [interview], Real Livingmagazine’s style editor. After working on a series of shoots, K-A, as she's known, was given the chance to style a feature...

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STYLIST HEIDI O'ROURKE







While Heidi O’Rourkestudied fashion technology - “which I loved but never pursued” - it was the world of interiors that became her primary interest, especially after the purchase of her first home in the mid-1990s. “I just couldn’t help myself, I was constantly beautifying that little house,” she says. While she considered a career in interior design, she was content working in a role for a...

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INTERIOR DECORATOR + STYLIST JILLIAN MIDDLETON






Life took a swift turn for Jillian Middleton when she landed in New York in early 2000. After falling in with the interior styling crowd, she became the assistant for Carlos Mota (interviewed here), who is currently Architectural Digest’s international style editor and the former editor-at-large for Elle Decor. Her work with him included creating events and styling the pages of The New York Times...

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WRITER, STYLIST + PHOTOGRAPHER VICKI LILEY







Vicki Lileyunderwent a major life change in 2006. Up until then she had been an in-demand food writer, stylist and photographer, writing about 10 cookbooks over the previous five years, and working non-stop for a range of clients. “There was a point at one time when every food magazine in the newsagent had something I had either styled and/or photographed,” she says. However, losing the use of her...

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INTERIOR DESIGNER + STYLIST ANDREA MOORE







Andrea Moore started working on the Courtyard House, pictured top, when she was studying design at university. After graduating, and when the project was completed, she entered it into the Australian Interior Design Awards 2012 and Studio Moore received a commendation for Emerging Interior Design Practice. “It was totally unexpected and really humbling to be recognised for such a personal project...

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STYLIST DANIELLE SELIG








“On my first day at Vogue Living I knew I was on the right path,” says Danielle Selig, a Sydney stylist. It was a career she had never considered at school or university, where she graduated with an Arts/Law degree. But when she started working for a leading Sydney firm, Danielle soon realised it wasn’t the life for her. “The moment I knew this career existed and there was a possibility of doing...

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STYLIST BETTINA MCILWRAITH







Styling is a part of Bettina McIlwraith of Appetite for Decoration- thanks to the way she was brought up, she says. “But it runs deeper than that, now styling is a vital communication tool for better ways of living and always in support of sustainable, ethical art forms. My work too has always been about a massive appreciation of tribal culture, especially ritual and ceremony... a celebration of...

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STYLIST MARSHA GOLEMAC






About a year ago Melbourne stylist and creative director Marsha Golemac changed her way of thinking. “I began closing the door on a few aspects of my career, which made my focus a lot stronger,” she says. “Since then I have had opportunities that I probably would not have had if I had kept on saying yes to everything.” Part of her success can be attributed to her partnership with photographer Broo...

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