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WARNING:  This website is not about kale and mung beans nor gluten, dairy, sugar and chocolate free brownies. Although when it comes to brownies I don't discriminate.… it’s just that this [MODEL] and many others in this blog, have a wider appetite than just “conventional model food”.

If you are obsessed with food and interested in fashion, you've probably come to the right place! As a model it's kind of tough having a passion for something that has the power to crumble my career (mmmm, crumble.....) But I believe that with a healthy mind, body and appetite, I can indulge my love for food and enjoy a fun and rewarding career as a model.

Here I will give you a taste of my favourite (and not so favourite) food spots. As well as a behind the scenes peek into my modelling world and dish up some spicy conversations with the big guns in the food and fashion industry.

DISCLAIMER: No models became too fat in the making of this website.


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GIRLS ON FILM MEG FAIRBAIRN


[VIDEO: GIRLS ON FILM] Meg Fairbairn

SYDNEY
June 19th 2017

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GIRLS ON FILM MEG FAIRBAIRN


[VIDEO: GIRLS ON FILM] Meg Fairbairn

SYDNEY
June 19th 2017

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Meet Miss Meg. Not many people have the face to pull off something quite as severe as a shaved head, however this doe eyed, neat nosed, pout lipped woman cut off her locks in a bid to shed herself both figuratively and literally and low and behold, a model was born. She quickly caught the attention of the fashion elite both in Australia and overseas and now she is definitely one to watch.

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"TOUGH on the outside, soft on the INSIDE."


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LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES MY NAKED TRUTH


[LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES] MY Naked Truth

SYDNEY
June 4th 2017

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LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES MY NAKED TRUTH


[LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES] MY Naked Truth

SYDNEY
June 4th 2017

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"I do SOLEMNLY and sincerely declare that the TESTIMONY I shall GIVE shall be the truth, the WHOLE truth and nothing but the TRUTH."

This is not a short post. In fact it's pretty bloody long. Try condensing a six year story of mental illness into a couple of paragraphs, it's quite impossible. So grab a cuppa and a bikkie and I invite you to read, and hopefully learn, about a very poignant time in my life. From the age 18 to 23 I battled with anorexia. An illness that is slowly coming out of the woodwork and being talked about more and more. Now I know talking about it is not going to cure it but it will at least help lift the taboo. So this is my contribution to the wider conversation. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

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REVIEW BUN MOC PHO


[REVIEW] BUN Moc Pho

HO CHI MIN CITY
May 28th 2017

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REVIEW BUN MOC PHO


[REVIEW] BUN Moc Pho

HO CHI MIN CITY
May 28th 2017

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Have you ever walked into a restaurant and wondered if you would come out alive? I have and let me tell you, it’s a funny kinda feeling. However, as you can see I was unharmed in the quest for authentic Vietnamese and having looked death straight in the eye (OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration) I am here to tell the tale. 

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"Who needs a WALL when you cook AMAZING Pho?"


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MODEL MADHOUSE A WEEKEND WITH JOCKEY


[MODEL MADHOUSE] A WEEKEND with Jockey

SYDNEY
April 19th 2017

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MODEL MADHOUSE A WEEKEND WITH JOCKEY


[MODEL MADHOUSE] A WEEKEND with Jockey

SYDNEY
April 19th 2017

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“I can’t waaaaait for the weekend to begin.” Does anyone remember that song? I feel like it’s the perfect theme tune to my shoot for Jockey’s newest campaign aptly named The Weekender. And with a lovely long weekend just put behind us in the shape of Easter, it seems fitting to post this shoot to remind us of the good times we had rolling around in our pyjamas until midday (at least that’s what I was doing at Easter). Read on to find out who I shared my bed with. I’ll give you a clue, they both found love as millions of people watched on….

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"A SUNDAY well spent, brings a week of CONTENT." - JOCKEY


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MINI MORSEL CHARLIE DUMPLING


[MINI MORSEL] Charlie Dumpling
MELBOURNE
March 28th 2017

MINI MORSEL CHARLIE DUMPLING


[MINI MORSEL] Charlie Dumpling
MELBOURNE
March 28th 2017


It seemed fitting to go to Charlie Dumpling with my friend Charlie. Almost as if it was meant to be. As if the stars had aligned. As if fate brought us to this magnificent eatery. Or it could just be that Georges recommended it to us. However it was we ended up there I'm bloody pleased we did. Tucked away next to the window we got ready to discover what had been described to us as one of Melbourne's gems. 

Unlike the name of the restaurant may suggest our first couple of dishes were not of the dumpling variety. Yes the dumplings were amazing but don't discard the other, just as incredible, dishes. 

"A dumpling......BUT not as you KNOW it" 

Now what comes to mind when I say chicken ribs? Small, scraps of minuscule meat clinging to tiny, bits of bone? A single mouthful? An appetizer for ants? Well guess again, I don’t know how but these chicken ribs were a very generous size. Crispy and golden and drizzled with a sweet sticky glaze. They were piping hot but with a cooling mayo to dunk them in, it was the perfect combination hot, cool, sweet and salty.

So our second dish (still not a dumpling) was the pork belly and crackling steamed bao. It was by far one of the best I’ve ever eaten. The bao itself was super soft and fluffy and there was a hefty amount of filling. The belly was cooked perfectly and matched with a sweet pineapple achar.

OK, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. Time for some dumpling action.  

First up the peking duck with yellow curry and lychees. I had never heard of let alone tired dumplings in a curry sauce but after these ones I’m hoping it won’t be my last. The sauce was light and didn’t fight with the flavours of the duck and the lychee added a beautiful freshness to the dish.

Next we ordered the braised beef with cauliflower and pickled onion salsa.........OK, you might have caught onto the fact that Charlie Dumpling don't dish up your "typical" Asian dumplings. I love that they have fun with their flavours and offer something really unique. It might not be to everyones taste but I think it's extremely innovative. The beef dumplings were rich in flavour and the burst of cauliflower puree  was a pleasant little addition.

Hang on a sec, I just need a moment before I introduce you to the final dumpling..........right, deep breath.

Dear tastebuds, We've been through a lot together. Tasted some amazing things, tasted some strange things and tasted some God awful things. But what I'm about to lay onto you will be unlike anything you've tasted before. All I can say is I'm sorry we don't live in Melbourne and will therefore be unable to devour this dish on a weekly basis. 

Apple and rhubarb dumplings with salted caramel sauce, pie crust and buttermilk ice cream. It's apple crumble in bite size!!!!! They were honestly to die for. The caramel sauce was thick and sweet and balanced the tart flavours of the fruit. The pie crust added great texture and of course no crumble is complete without ice cream and when it’s buttermilk ice cream all my problems simply washed away in a waterfall of sugary joy. This is one of those dishes where secretly you're hoping your dining partner is full and politely lets you finish the rest. However, with a dish this good ain't no one giving up their last mouthful. 

Website: www.charliedumpling.com.au

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MODEL MADHOUSE LUMIRA ETERNAL FLAME


[MODEL MADHOUSE] Lumira Eternal FLAME

SYDNEY
February 23rd 2017

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MODEL MADHOUSE LUMIRA ETERNAL FLAME


[MODEL MADHOUSE] Lumira Eternal FLAME

SYDNEY
February 23rd 2017

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"An EXPLORATION between the flame and FEMALE form"

When your husband tells you he's going to strip you down to the skin God gave you and cover you in flames that's usually a clear cut sign to run for the hills.

When your husband is Georges Antoni you respond by asking how, what, when and where.

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LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES A LEBO XMAS


[LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES] A Lebo XMAS
SYDNEY
February 16th 2017

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LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES A LEBO XMAS


[LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES] A Lebo XMAS
SYDNEY
February 16th 2017

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"Miracle on MERRIDOWN Drive."

In the lead up to Christmas I am met with one reccuring question, "What is a typical feed at a Lebo Christmas?" I have been lucky enough to experience five years of larger than life Lebanese style Christmas's in Oz since marrying into my extended family. In the 22 years before that my Christmas's were very much of the British variety featuring a turkey, carol singing, board games, Love Actually and of course a stack of cherished and loving memories.

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REVIEW GRAIN STORE


[REVIEW] Grain Store

LONDON
February 5th 2017

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REVIEW GRAIN STORE


[REVIEW] Grain Store

LONDON
February 5th 2017

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Ever experienced true power where you strut effortlessly into a restaurant, lower your sunglasses to the tip of your nose, flick your perfectly quaffed hair off your shoulder, look to the maitre de and say, ”Do you know who I am?”........

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"The QUESTION is not what do I WANT. It's what can I live WITHOUT."


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RESTAURANT REVIEW KADAR ETZ


[REVIEW] Kadar ETZ

BUDAPEST
January 5th 2017

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RESTAURANT REVIEW KADAR ETZ


[REVIEW] Kadar ETZ

BUDAPEST
January 5th 2017

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"The way GRANDMA used to MAKE it."

Vegetarians look away now. This is a veggie free zone. Unless you count the slither of boiled cabbage that graced one of our four plates of food. But we didn't come for the cabbage, we came for the meat, carbs and paprika.........lots of paprika. Step into the time machine that is Kadar Etz and eat like a true Hungarian.

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BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOSHOOT DOUBLE STANDARD PART TWO


FLORENCE Part Two [CAMPAIGN]

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOSHOOT DOUBLE STANDARD PART TWO


FLORENCE Part Two [CAMPAIGN]

Day two and this time we kept the shoot closer to home. Ducking in and around the cobbled streets of Florence, carrying all the clothes on our backs and all the camera equipment there was no mistaking us for anything other than a group of fashion fanatics. 

When modelling on location it can be common to have to change outfits in a public toilet, in a shop alcove or on the street. Which is exactly what I had to do when getting ready for this shot in front of the Duomo. 

It does mean having to come up with some rather inventive ways of changing without flashing the world your lovely bits. With the help of the stylist of course, who you hope has brought a towel or two to assist in shielding your modesty. 

The shot above was easily my favourite of the day. Now it could be because of the incredible, iconic Ponte Vecchio in the background, it could be because my outfit is totally on point, or it could be because like naughty school children we broke the law in the name of fashion and climbed over the side of the bridge for the perfect shot. And if we got caught the plan was to play the naive foreigner and flutter those heavily mascara coated eyelashes. They've got to come in useful for something.

"Look into my EYES, you are GETTING hungry."

When lunch time rolled around the crew headed off to satisfy their rumbling tummies as Georges and I were left to finish shooting. Like the professionals we are we did just that then rewarded ourselves with a romantic lunch for two. By this time we were starving and even though dinner was only round the corner we needed something to fill the aching hole.

 We found a little restaurant in the backstreets and ordered up a pizza. We asked for a half half, I know, I know blasphemy. Never ask an Italian for half half. This isn't Dominos mate!! We asked for one side margherita and one side with anchovies and capers. The waitress smiled, nodded and took our menus. About 15 minutes later she came out with two pizza's in hand. One whole margherita pizza and one whole anchovies and capers pizza. Obviously her English was not as good as we assumed and our Italian was certainly not up to scratch. We tried not to fill up before dinner and told ourselves we would only have a couple of slices. Well, that didn't happen. This is Italy after all, none of this New York slice malarky. 

With very little time to digest lunch we blinked and suddenly it was dinner. We went to a restaurant that was recommended by a friend of a friend of a friend and if I could find that friend of a friend of a friend I would give that friend of a friend of a friend a ginormous hug and kiss for introducing us to La Giostra 

Among a mountain of glorious Italian fare my favourites included the pear and pecorino ravioli and for desert, the rice and raspberry ice cream. Think of a cold rice pudding made with ice cream instead of milk and drizzled with fresh crushed raspberries and served in a sundae glass the height of the leaning tower of Pisa. An epic day topped off by an equally epic food experience. 

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Photographer: Georges Antoni
Styling: Jason Coates