Statuesque supermodel Jennifer Hawkins jetted into town to open the new Myer Mt Gravatt store and we sat down with her to find out what she really thinks about Brisbane fashion.
Jennifer Hawkins, she of the long legs and perfectly tumbled tresses, jetted into town to open the new Myer Mt Gravatt store at Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre.
The new store is pretty swanky in it’s own right, being the first one in Queeensland to offer The Hub, which provides a range of in-store services such as click and collect, gift registry, wifi, and iPads for customers to browse online stock.
The two level building contains all the Myer brands you already love to browse through (and a few new entrants to the parade) and best of all it has created hundreds of jobs for Brisbaneites who have donned the Myer badge.
We sat down with Jennifer Hawkins to talk fashion, housewares and Brisbane’s style scene.
Jennifer, people have been camped outside for hours waiting to see you. What’s it like to get that kind of reception when you comes to Brisbane?
I’m excited because I know that they are supporting Myer, so I always think of it in that sense. I forget that people might be here to get a signature or something from me. But l just love that they are coming to the store and that they are supporting Myer as a whole.
Which looks from the Myer summer collections are you most excited about wearing this season?
Geometric patterns are in for summer, also floral. There are some beautiful pieces out there. I actually walked through the store and I picked this out (points to two piece ensemble) this is Bardot. I saw it on the rack and went ‘you know what? I’ll wear that’. It just fits really beautifully. There are some amazing designers in Myer like Wayne by Wayne Cooper, Cue’s collection is insane and Bardot is amazing. Kurt Geiger is coming soon with shoes in November so I’m really looking forward to that.
You’ve been jetting across the country recently fulfilling all your work commitments. How do you get through all those long hours and still look like that (Laura points to unnaturally genetically blessed face).
It’s been really quite hectic lately. With Australia’s Next Top Model and bringing out a couple of new products for JBronze and starting on Cosi for next season. It’s all happening. But when you have a schedule you have to stick to that and we’re moving house at the moment as well! We just moved into a new house so it’s all quite hectic. You fit in exercise where you can or you eat really healthy.
You get to see fashion trends all across Australia, how does Brisbane style compare to other cities?
You can not really compare because everybody is an individual. I think it’s more laid back up here. Obviously because of your climate, because there is such beautiful weather here, Brisbane is much more swayed to the Australian version of dressing. So I really like that, it reminds me of where I’m from which is the Northern Beaches and Newcastle originally. Then you’ve got the inner city of Brisbane which is a little more cosmoplitan. So in general Brisbane dresses pretty well.
If you could only shop in three sections of Myer Mt Gravatt, what would they be?
The ladies section for sure, both ladies shoes and clothes because that’s pretty amazing. I also made sure I snuck into the home-wares section this morning! Maybe it’s because I’m in that mode of moving that I really wanted to go shopping there.The other area I really love visiting is the perfume section because it is just so beautiful.