Julie Adams, contributing photographer
Having first picked up a camera when she was just 13-years-old, Julie Adams is now one of Australia’s leading fashion and portraiture photographers. She studied photography in Florence and her career has taken her all over the world from Africa to Italy. Adams spent many years working in New York and London before returning to Australia with her husband and their two beautiful girls. Her first assignment was for the fashion pages of The Independent and she has since worked for prestigious publications such as VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Adams has photographed amongst others Rebel Wilson, Joel Edgerton, Tim Minchin, Miranda Kerr, Rosita Missoni, Sofia Loren and Luca Zingaretti.
Emily Armstrong, editor-at-large
Former fashion magazine publisher Emily Armstrong returned to Australia 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. Inspired by her travels and capturing the creativity in Australia, Emily recently founded The Paradise Catcher and has just launched a chic line of basket bags which can be personalised with initials and motifs (how cute is the orange crab?). A busy mama of three – Beatrice, Eddie and Agnes – Emily recognises that family chaos isn’t always stylish, but believes we can all daydream.
Marisa Remond, fashion director
When it comes to navigating motherhood in style, Marisa Remond is your girl. A busy mother of two, the former publisher has spent over 15 years working in fashion and knows how to put together a fabulous outfit (that’s also mum-friendly – hooray!). Whether it’s her musings on motherhood or her chic fashion edits, she’s your new go-to person for all things style related. Oh and enviable style aside, she’s also refreshingly open and honest about motherhood.
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 three-year-old Sebastian, the talented Grace shoots many of the tales you read on The Grace Tales.
Isabella Schimid, beauty editor
What’s the best concealer to hide tired eyes? What products do I need to use to make my skin glow? How do you apply brown pencil? When it comes to beauty, we’re in a rush. We’re time-poor and are after beauty tips for the mum-on-the-run. If anyone knows how to get you looking gorgeous in a flash, it’s our beauty editor Isabella Schimid. The Sydney-based makeup artist and mother has had an incredible career in the beauty industry. She’s the former beauty editor of Yen magazine, has had her work published in numerous fashion magazines and worked on high rating shows and productions such as Australia’s Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance and The Great Gatsby (#supermum). She’s also directed over 20 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows in Australia. And did we mention her celebrity clientele has included Rose Byrne, Orlando Bloom and Isabelle Cornish? Yes, she’s basically your new go-to beauty guru.
Evelyn Lewin, parenting expert
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.