Profile Aphrodite, with Gaynor Alder

A place where admirable ladies tell us what consumes their chase.

You are: A freelance writer and editor of The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide, a website which encourages women to live with style and substance, follow their hearts and live life by their own rules.

  • You love to chase: Freedom
  • Wardrobe Must: Country Road Black Turtle Neck, Max Mara Trench Coats, knee high leather boots, fish net stockings, Audrey Hepburn ballet flats, peep toe heels, Oroton handbags
  • Fave Place to Eat: Dumplings Plus in Swanston St, Spice Market in Beaney Lane, Chocolate Buddha in Fed Sqaure, Soul Mamas in St Kilda, Leftbank in Southbank – and how I love a good pad thai.
  • Beauty Product you can’t live without: SKII Essence, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Dermalogica Microfoliant, YSL False Lash Effect Mascara, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, St Tropez Gradual Tan, OPI nailpolish, Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes, NARS orgasm blush.
  • You spend your money at which store? Saba, Witchery, Oroton
  • Favourite book: Eat Pray Love, Almost French by Sarah Turnbull, Life by Design (biography on Florence Broadhurst) and I bow down before anything by Marian Keyes (my writing idol and a guaranteed page turner)
  • Ultimate Movie: Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Onegin, Auntie Mame, Amelie, The Notebook, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Bridget Jones Diary, Sex and the City, Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Fave Travel Spot: Byron Bay to escape the Melbourne winter, Paris in spring and Perth to visit my family and friends in my hometown.
  • Currently on your wishlist: Publishing deal with Penguin and an iPad.

Team Aphrodite: With Chaser-in-Chief Sarah A. Christie

  • You are: A freelance writer, aspiring novelist,  research student at the University of Sydney and impatient wife.  Also a part-time fashionista, full-time drama queen, and lover of sweet treats, anything pretty or French, and beautiful stories.
  • You love to chase: A happy and wholesome life. Achieved through a perfect balance of Godliness/Christian values, family, friends, food, good books, anything Parisian and pretty things. I always upset the balance.
  • Wardrobe Musts: Jeans or cool midi-skirt, worn with a tee and loafers/sandals/ or sneakers. Accessorised with a scarf or long necklace, a cool watch, and one of my many handbags. For night: A 50′s look party dress, snazzy heels and YSL clutch. For chilly weather: My Burberry Trench.
  • Fave Place to Eat: Toko in Surry Hills (Sydney). And my mother’s table, or my husband’s plate.
  • Beauty Products: Cetaphil Cleanser & Clinique Moisturiser. Sportsgirl Liquid Liner and Benefit’s Posietint blush. Mac Bronzer. Mac Zoomlash Mascara. Burts Bees Shampoo & Conditioner and Kit Nailpolish. All hand creams. Kiehl’s Number 1 lip gloss. I avoid wearing foundation but do occasionally favour a dusting of Benefit’s Hello Flawless! powder.
  • You spend your money at which store? Review Australia, Topshop, Typo & EBAY.
  • Favourite book: The Prophet, by Kahlil Gebran.
  • Ultimate Movie: Mary Poppins.
  • Fave Travel Spot: Lebanon, Paris, New York, Santorini.
  • Currently on your wishlist: A ticket overseas, a Chanel 2.55, and a new car.
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