Gabrielle Epstein

You don’t usually associate Biomedical Science with modelling, yet these were the two career options GABRIELLE EPSTEIN had to choose between. With the glamorous lifestyle of LA beckoning, the talented local has made the tough decision. She’s decided to defer her studies (despite winning a Dean’s scholarship to Bond University) to pursue her catwalk dreams Stateside.

We chatted to GABBY about the exciting time that lies ahead, and got some style advice from this self-proclamed fashion addict.

Tell me a bit about yourself, Gabby.

I was born in 1994 as the oldest of three girls and was lucky enough to have been raised on the beautiful Gold Coast! I attended All Saints Anglican School until Year 10, and was then awarded an Academic and Sports scholarship to Clayfield College in Brisbane. Growing up I was heavily involved in sports and competed at both national and State Championships as well as the International Pacific School Games.

How long have you been modelling for?

I began modeling full-time in 2012 once I had completed my QCE.

Tell me a bit about the exciting things happening in your career.

I have recently signed with Vision Models Los Angeles on a two year contract which becomes effective once I move to Los Angeles in mid April.

Are you nervous about moving? 

I am more excited about moving at the moment than nervous, I’m sure the nerves will kick in soon enough though! Vision Models have a model house in Beverly Hills in which I will be staying.

Where do you hope your career will go?

I would love to walk New York Fashion Week one day, and also experience both commercial and high fashion modelling.

What is the best part about modelling?

The best part of modeling is the clothes and shoes I get to wear! I love fashion and having a career in which I’m involved in the fashion industry everyday couldn’t get any better. I also have the opportunity to travel, attend fantastic shows and functions and meet new people.

Are there any downsides?

It is a very tough industry, even more overseas and you learn to develop thick skin in regards to criticism and rejection. The other downsides is that I will miss my family and friends terribly when I move to LA.

Gabrielle Epstein

How would you describe your style?

I don’t think I have a signature style, I like to mix it up and clash styles. I usually like more modern pieces with touch of rock chick, vintage, sometimes classic, a preppy touch and Boho. I choose items that I feel comfortable wearing.

What should every woman have in their wardrobe?

A hot LRD (little red dress), comfortable pair of boots and a pair of oversized sunglasses.

What would I find in your handbag?

Phone, wallet, keys, paw paw ointment and sunglasses.

What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?

My favourite item in my wardrobe is a pair of kangaroo leather cowboy boots with roses stitched in the side. I bought them in LA and I wear them everywhere.

What is the best style advice you have been given?

The most attractive thing a lady can wear is confidence!

 

Gabrielle Epstein

 (Above: Gabby pictured in one of her favourite race day outfits: a red ruffle bandage dress from ASOS and handmade rose crown. Taken on Melbourne Cup Day 2011)

Finish these sentences:

I’m listening to… Flume

When I’m not working I’m…
hanging out with friends

In five years I hope to be…
happy and living life to the fullest (hopefully still modeling overseas)

In ten years I hope to be…


 happy, living life to the fullest and in a career that I love.

 

Photos: David Luxford and Aleece Young. Gabrielle’s red dress available from ASOS.



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