Fashion Stylist and Journalist
What’s your link to Townsville? I was born and raised in Home Hill, so Townsville was my second home and every weekend was spent visiting my grandparents and other relatives who lived (and still live) there.
Where are you now? I always wanted to work within the fashion/media industry and, after applying to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, was accepted into the Bachelor of Journalism program. I moved there about a week after my 18th birthday with no close family or friends (very scary!) but was determined to make my mark on the Queensland fashion industry.
What does your work involve? Over the past decade, I’ve been lucky enough to work with Australian fashion greats such as Mimco (both in Oz and London), Sass & Bide, Talulah, Brisbane’s Style Magazine and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. I now work as a Fashion Stylist and Journalist for Westfield Queensland and have just landed a role as the Stylist and Fashion Editor for News Corp where I will style and shoot their weekly fashion spreads for Q Weekend and Brisbane News magazines. Working for this publication was always a career goal of mine and I feel very fortunate to have landed this position at 29!
What’s happening with your personal life? I married my husband Joshua Falco (also from Home Hill) in 2013 in Italy and we welcomed our first born, Oscar Alexander Falco, in October last year.
How did your time in Townsville and Home Hill set you up for success? I believe my ‘small town’ upbringing is a big part of my success as North Queenslanders are known for their friendly but tough demeanour — two traits that are integral to my industry!
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit? Yes my husband and I visit a couple of times each year.