Given she’s worked as a fashion stylist for over a decade, it’s no wonder fresh-faced Penny Hunt looks the way she does: perfectly put together. She’s the kind of woman who makes you want to go out and purchase a handful of Zimmermann maxi dresses, because she wears them so effortlessly. Hunt’s first job out of University was the beauty editor of Vogue Australia. She’s since moved into fashion writing and styling (her list of celebrity clients includes names such as Cate Blanchett, Mischa Barton and Teresa Palmer).

Even before becoming a mother, she’d perfected her look: “I do wear a lot of Zimmermann in summer, their effortless resort and swim collection is so perfect for hot days and I adore Willow for sexy feminine silhouettes and there’s nothing like snuggling up in a Banjo & Matilda knit in winter … the list goes on, the only bad side of being a stylist is the constant reinvention (spending!).”

Her son Jax is nine months old. “Having a baby not only teaches you about what you need to give up it also shows you that there are limitations and you need to re-prioritise sometimes. Time for yourself comes when they are in bed and if you’re not so tired yourself maybe you get in a bath, a Good Wife episode and a glass of wine.”

Penny’s little list of loves:
That first cup of tea in the morning with a biscuit.
When I get the chance I love to run, especially in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay and close to the water.
I love to cook and try new recipes while having a glass of yummy Pinot Noir.
Watching the Good Wife lying in bed after Jax is all tucked up for the night.
Dinners out with girlfriends.
Fresh flowers in the house and spring time, when all the Jasmine is blooming.
A long hot shower or bath to unwind – it’s almost the only alone time.
Waking up to a giggling, chatty baby and our dog Ava’s infectious excitement that a new day has begun. She loves wiggling and wagging her tail.
My family and friends.

October 2013

Photography: Julie Adams Hair:  Nisha Van Berkel at Lizard Management Makeup: Sarina Zoe Words: Georgie Abay