Aphrodite Profile: Genevieve Er

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Short bio: Creator of fashion label, This is Genevieve. Whimsical, contemporary, unique, ethereal, effortless, and completely wearable designs. See more at  www.thisisgenevieve.com

Wardrobe Must: I have a bit of an obsession with sheer maxi skirts right now. So I have developed quite a collection of them.

Fave Place to Eat: Toko in Surry Hills. The black cod dish is heavenly.

Beauty Product you can’t live without: Bio-Oil. This body oil has been incredible in getting rid of my motorbike accident scars and keeping stretch marks at bay, I cant recommend this product enough.

You spend your money at which store? Too many to mention, I don’t stick to one, I cover them all!

Favourite book: All time favourite would be To Kill a Mocking Bird. Maybe it was the time in my life when I first read this book or the fact that it moved me to tears but it has remained a firm favourite even though I first read this when I was very young.

Ultimate Movie: Rom Com’s all the way, I’m a complete girly girl when it comes to movies.

Fave Travel Spot: Southern Europe, New York, Tokyo, Bali.

Currently on your wishlist: A holiday!

Aphrodite Profile: Erica Bartle

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

Short bio:  Erica Bartle, editor of GirlWithaSatchel.com, a media blog with a Christian, feminist slant featuring pop culture critiques, magazine reviews and assorted things.

You love to chase: God, wholeheartedly every day, through Jesus Christ.

Wardrobe Must: For winter, tights, flat boots and a pea coat; for summer, denim shorts, sandals and a blouse. Oh, and a satchel, of course!

Fave Place to Eat: Spice of Life, Mount Tamborine. Or Chilli Hut at Burleigh Beach.

Beauty Product you can’t live without: Black eyeliner. And blush.

You spend your money at which store? Country Road mostly. And the newsagent!

Favourite book: The Bible. How to Change the World. India Knight’s The Shops. Anne of Green Gables.

Ultimate Movie: The Brides of Christ, the ABC series from the ’90s.  

Fave Travel Spot: I can be happy just about anywhere with the Lord and a soy flat white. Honestly. 

Currently on your wishlist: A shiny new website that doesn’t rely on the unreliable blogger platform!

Aphrodite Profile: Bree Lawson


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

Short bio:  Technology and publishing Jill Of All Trades. Traveler. Dog-lover. Organisation-obsessed. Sparkle-fanatic.

You love to chase: Balance and happiness.

Wardrobe Must: Nude heels – they work with everything! My wardrobe is largely filled with basics and sparkles. I struggle to find things I like that fit somewhere in between. I tend to do the most credit-card damage at Zara, Forever 21 and BCBG Max Azria.

Fave Place to Eat: Anywhere tasty so long as I’m with fabulous friends.

Beauty Product you can’t live without: At the moment I really love the facial moisturiser from Sodashi and the clarifying mask from MV Organic Skincare. Organic products that come in eco-friendly packaging top my list.

You spend your money at which store? Apple – I’ve been having a lot of fun buying iTunes and apps for my iPhone of late.

Favourite book: The Power Of Now by Eckhart Toll. I’ve been reading this forever, but it has some really great messages.

Ultimate Movie: A tough one! Loved The Hangover, Death At A Funeral is hilarious, and Eat Pray Love was great.

Fave Travel Spot: Venice, Italy. I loved all of what I saw of Italy – the history, the country-side, the people, the shopping. But Venice had a magical atmosphere about it, and that, teamed with with great company, made visiting it a brilliant experience.

Currently on your wishlist: To travel more – I’d love to go to Mexico, Greece and Spain and back to the US (my second home).

Aphrodite Profile: Lorna Jane Clarkson

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

Short bio: Lorna Jane set up her first store in Brisbane in 1990 and over the last 21 years she has grown her business to 104 stores nationwide, with international expansion is scheduled for 2012. Always a fitness fanatic, Lorna Jane originally trained as a dental technician. All the time she was studying she taught aerobics and yoga but could never find anything suitable to wear, so she started making clothes at home for herself and then for her friends. As demand for her stylish designs grew, Lorna realised that fitness fashion was her calling and so she quit her job as a dental technician and started up Lorna Jane. Shop online at www.LornaJane.com

You love to chase: My dog Roger when he’s in the park [literal chasing, right there].

Wardrobe Must: Lorna Jane Amy tights in ¾ for exercise and full length for styling up with heels.

Fave Place to Eat: Wagamama is great for tasty, healthy meals.

Beauty Product you can’t live without: Kiehls Acai range.

You spend your money at which store? Lorna Jane of course.

Favourite book: Fashion: Australian and New Zealand Designers by Mitchell Oakley Smith

Ultimate Movie: I loved Something Borrowed which I saw recently – it was the perfect girly romantic comedy

Fave Travel Spot: Hawaii

Currently on your wishlist: Anything from Net-a-porter

Credits: Lorna wears Stacie Singlet $69.99, Everyday Bootleg Pant $98.99, Misha Hoodie $99.99

Profile Aphrodite: 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.

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