Catalogue Girls: Amelia, Ellen, Johanna and Mateja Talk Politics And Summer Plans

Fashion Stories. Posted 3 months ago

Catalogue Staff

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Image: Amelia wears turtleneck and earring (left) from East 43 Store, earring (right) by Danielle Karlikoff.

To celebrate having some attitude and going against the grain we’re collaborating with Jacob’s Creek new French-style, Australian made wine, Le Petit Rosé.  Rosé is the wine shaking things up and doing it differently – how many wines do you know of that you can freeze? Together we’re going to show you The Rosé Way this summer and what better way to kick-off summer than with four extremely talented mates who are doing kick-ass things with a little bit of attitude.

Johanna studies Aboriginal studies at Sydney University, Amelia is an ex-professional ballerina and yoga devotee, Ellen is an artist and photographer, and Mateja is a model with enough style chops to keep us inspired all summer.

We got the gang together to shoot a video clip (more on that in the next few weeks) and we thought we’d take the opportunity to also capture them in stills, and to ask a few questions about what they – and therefore millennial women, living in Sydney, right now, in November 2016 (because it’s been an insane year) – are passionate about.

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Image: Amelia wears turtleneck and pants from East 43 Store.

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Image: Johanna wears dress and earrings by Marni.

Catalogue: For people who don’t know you, tell us a little bit about yourself: what do you do and what are you interested in?
Johanna: I study full time, as well as doing a bit of hospo and modelling work to feed my little kitten, Bunny. In my downtime, I love menacing with my girls in Sydney and antagonising almost everyone in one way or another.

Catalogue: What are you reading, watching, listening to, and inspired by right now?
Johanna: My housemates and I recently started Secret Diary of a Call Girl (better belated than never, right) after rewatching Sex and the City for the umpteenth time. I’ve been grooving to a D.J. from the motherland called Melon, but Lady Gaga’s The Fame is the undisputed soundtrack to the summer.

Catalogue: Millennials, are, according to the likes of the Guardian and Wired, more political and more interested in real world issues than most generations before them. You’re a millennial! Are there any political, social, environmental issues that are particularly concerning to you at the moment?
Johanna: I’m currently undertaking Aboriginal studies as part of my degree, with indigenous affairs being something I’m very passionate about. I truly believe that solidifying bonds and granting sovereignty to our First Nation’s brothers and sisters is of critical importance, especially considering the futility of our concept of national identity.

Catalogue: It’s the start of summer: what does the perfect summer holiday day look like to you?
Johanna: I’m definitely resonating with the ‘ranch hoe’ aesthetic this summer; think light denim two pieces, wide flares ‘70s buckles, obnoxious aviators, and Daisy corsets. Oh, and I’ve been super into wrapping my dreads up with colourful scarves – Badu does bush doof vibes haha.

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Image: Amelia wears top stylist’s own, skirt from East 43 Store, earrings by Danielle Karlikoff.

Catalogue: For people who don’t know you, tell us a little bit about yourself: what do you do and what are you interested in?
Amelia: I work at a contemporary yoga studio based in Sydney and Singapore. Everyday is different and my work is extremely varied – it’s mainly focused on the visual, media, and back-end side of the business. This environment gives me the opportunity to practice daily which I’ve found important to keep my mind settled.

Catalogue: What are you reading, watching, listening to, and inspired by right now?
Amelia: I’m Reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (thanks Poppy!). I’m watching murder documentaries and Southpark.

Catalogue: Millennials, are, according to the likes of the Guardian and Wired, more political and more interested in real world issues than most generations before them. You’re a millennial! Are there any political, social, environmental issues that are particularly concerning to you at the moment?
Amelia: Current global political upheaval whereby human rights are being eroded, has highlighted for me the importance that women maintain what they have worked so hard for, amongst this, their reproductive health rights.

Catalogue: It’s the start of summer: what does the perfect summer holiday day look like to you?
Amelia: A brief hiatus from the city to spend time by the coast with my little brother. Keeping my head down and working this summer – I’ll be holidaying next July under the Italian sun!

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Image: Ellen wears earrings by Pamela Love from East 43 Store and her own top, skirt, and shoes.

Catalogue: For people who don’t know you, tell us a little bit about yourself: what do you do and what are you interested in?
Ellen: I’m an artist and photographer based in Sydney!

Catalogue: What are you reading, watching, listening to, and inspired by right now?
Ellen: I’m reading Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles, listening to Grace Jones heavily at the moment, and I’m inspired by my loved ones, always.

Catalogue: Millennials, are, according to the likes of the Guardian and Wired, more political and more interested in real world issues than most generations before them. You’re a millennial! Are there any political, social, environmental issues that are particularly concerning to you at the moment?
Ellen: Always, global and national. At the moment I have been circling on the refugee policy issues we have been having in Australia and the garbage that Peter Dutton vocalises.

Catalogue: It’s the start of summer: what does the perfect summer holiday day look like to you?
Ellen: Clear skies and ripe mangos with my pals at the beach.

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Image: Mateja wears shirt by Marni.

Catalogue: For people who don’t know you, tell us a little bit about yourself: what do you do, what are you interested in?
Mateja: I eat, I sleep, I drink, and I do pilates – me in a nutshell.

Catalogue: What are you reading, watching, listening to, and inspired by right now?
Mateja: I’m reading the new graphic novel Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk. And I just watched an amazing new anime movie at the cinemas called Your Name.  Listening to Mateja’s Sexy Playlist on spotify. And forever inspired by the Australian summer!

Catalogue: Millennials, are, according to the likes of the Guardian and Wired, more political and more interested in real world issues than most generations before them. You’re a millennial! Are there any political, social, environmental issues that are particularly concerning to you at the moment?
Mateja: The Trump presidency is probably the scariest and most concerning event that has recently shocked the world, for obvious reasons. I also feel if everyone made a few simple daily changes, then collectively we would have a better chance of reducing the effects of climate change.

Catalogue: It’s the start of summer: what does the perfect summer holiday day look like to you?
Mateja: It would begin with a pilates class, then a swim at Gordon’s Bay, followed by some grilled fish at Out of the Blue and end with afternoon drinks.

Be the first to know about The Rosé Way this summer by following Le Petit Rosé on Instagram.