Aussie beauty Zanita is a photographer and blogger. She shares her style secrets, guilty fashion pleasures and best beauty tips in this week’s ”Everyday Icon”.
Zanita Whittington started her days in fashion as a model, before picking up a camera and launching her eponymous blog. She was one of the first Australian bloggers who made an impact on the international fashion scene, and paved the way for the wave of Australian fashion stars. Her versatile style always gives us colour cravings and serious accessory envy – click through the slideshow at your own risk!
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER?
”Toni Maticevski. When I moved to Sydney to model at the age of 19, he was the only designer who booked me for a show. His recent collection was so beautiful I shed a few tears. He’s a genius!”
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
I love Chloë Sevigny for quirkiness and Diane Kruger for when I’m feeling fancy.”
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
Trenchcoats, jeans, sneakers, colourful shirts and tees.”
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”Iceland – but I haven’t been there yet! It looks like a totally foreign planet from the pictures, I want to shoot a futuristic editorial there... just need to figure out how to build a spaceship.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Chinese Spicy Salt Crispy Fried Balmain Bugs from Mr Wongs in Sydney. It’s shellfish and it’s heavenly.”
IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU
”My camera of course!”
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”A military oversized jumpsuit/onesie.”
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”It’s how we express ourselves, it’s creative and so much fun. Fashion adds spice to life!”
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO
”The roaring 20s! I think it was a great time of change for fashion, especially for women. It was a moment in history where conservatism took a back step.”
WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”I have to say my iPhone. I’m blindly addicted. I’d probably need therapy if it was taken from me.”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”A marine biologist. I was obsessed with whales.”
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”I’ve been living in Sweden so I have a newfound appreciation for coats. An amazing coat can make any look.”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”Diane von Furstenberg – I would love to hang out with her, she’s got an incredible history in the industry and I bet she would have the best stories!”
WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
”Electrolytes! I drink too much coffee.”
WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”I’m totally obsessed with my Clarisonic. It’s like an electric toothbrush... but for your skin.”