Julie Adams, Contributing Photographer
Having been comfortable behind the lens from as young as just 13, contributing photographer Julie Adams’s passion and talent for the medium has taken her to London, New York, Florence and Sydney. Adams’s work has been published in such leading women’s magazines as VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Red, Glamour and Marie Claire. The talented photographer has also somehow found the time to co-found an online magazine An Affair With Italy, which covers all things Italian from fashion to film. Oh, and did we mention she has two gorgeous young daughters?
Claire Brayford, London Editor
Our incredibly stylish London editor Claire Brayford has interviewed everyone in the fashion industry from Christopher Kane to Stella McCartney and is one of the best fashion writers in the industry. She began her career as a journalist back in 2000 and has spent the last 14 years working for numerous glossy magazines (VOGUE and Harper’s BAZAAR Australia), two national newspapers and Fenwick’s online magazine Daily Muse (all the while curating an enviable collection of shoes). She’s also now the mother to two gorgeous little girls. If you’re looking for fashion inspiration, Claire is your new style expert.
Grace Alyssa Kyo, Contributing Photographer
A passion for Paris – the city’s art, beauty and leisurely pace of life – inspired Grace Alyssa Kyo to pick up a camera and play. Her images delighted the readers of her Parisian blog Besotted Grace and it was obvious there was a hidden talent there, which would have been wasteful not to nurture. Now back living in Sydney and mama to one-year-old Sebastian, the talented Grace shoots many of the tales you read on The Grace Tales.
Georgia Macmillan, Lifestyle Editor
Sydney-born Georgia Macmillan has enjoyed a career in many fields over the past 10 years or so – journalism, PR and art. But it’s her passion for art that finally won her over. As a result she spends her days painting beautiful watercolours for her busy new business Georgia Macmillan Paints and Paper Goods. This includes illustrated linen cushions, napkins, throws, wall art and greeting cards. Her work is inspired by her “constantly chic mother”, travels and her current abode in Dubai. When she doesn’t have a paintbrush in her hand or writing features for The Grace Tales, Georgia adores spending time with her three-year-old daughter Olivia.
Emily Armstrong, Interiors Editor
Fashion magazine publisher turned interior designer Emily Armstrong returned to Australia last year after two stints in London working for British VOGUE. Abroad for a total of 12 years, she travelled extensively, dreaming about renovations, destinations and celebrations. She began cheating on her fashion mags with interiors mags while moonlighting from her day job to study interior design. Inspired by her travels and capturing the creativity in Australia, Emily will soon launch an online store selling unique and chic wares from around the world. For now, you can follow her blog The Paradise Catcher for style inspiration. A busy mama to three under five – Beatrice, Eddie and Agnes – Emily recognises that family chaos isn’t always stylish, but believes we can and must daydream. She loves creating beautiful, fun and functional spaces for families as an interior decorator and stylist based in Sydney.
Evelyn Lewin, Parenting Contributor
Well-qualified to write about parenting issues, Australian-born and bred Evelyn Lewin is a GP with a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – as well as a talented and engaging freelance writer. She’s also mother to three young children, but somehow finds time to write regular incisive, informative and moving articles for Essential Baby, The Grace Tales and Daily Life. How does she do it? By ensuring she gets a good night’s sleep followed by a caffeine hit on waking.