LP: Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast! I’m always there having a good chill. I am also always at Stradbroke, my friends and I go to a ‘secret’ beach, we always put on chill tunes and eat A LOT of fruit!
TGB: Describe Australia in three words?
LP: New York and LA! Who doesn’t want to go?? The fashion and also where all my favourite rappers grew up!!!
TGB: When did your love affair with fashion happen?
LP: When I was 13 I started to create a small fashion blog, however my style was very different back then! I used to dress in flower crowns and wear crochet etc. Overtime my style has developed into a minimalist. I have always been in love with fashion designing, I have books full of designs over the years.
TGB: Best thing about being Laura?
LP: I’m really down to earth, so if you see me in public come say hi and I will probably invite you to come have brunch with me!
TGB: Where do you get your style inspiration from?
LP: I’m inspired by my favourite style bloggers such as Kaity from the Modern Legacy, Sara from Harper and Harley, Margaret Zhang and Amanda from Oracle Fox. I have met Margaret Zhang before and she is amazing to talk to, she’s so down to earth and that’s when I fell in love with her style! She is my future goals!!
TGB: Instagram or Facebook?
LP: Instagram forever!!!
TGB: Now you have a pretty cool heritage, tell us where you are from?
LP: I was born in Brisbane, but on my dad’s side they are Russian so I’m half Russian and the other half Australian of course. In fact I just recently celebrated Russian Christmas!
TGB: How do you put an outfit together?
LP: I get my inspiration then stare at my wardrobe for about 10mins thinking of the pieces I have and ways I could style them. Then I set out a few different flat lays, after all that I try the looks on! Sometimes the flat lays don’t look so good on, so I just change it up and it works out in the end.
TGB: Best staple to have in ones wardrobe?
LP: Plain black, white and grey tees. They are so easy to style! You can dress up tees with a skirt or dress down with some comfy pants!
TGB: Also. . . favourite The Great Beyond piece?
LP: Definitely be the Elara wrap skirt in black! I’m obsessed with that piece!
TGB: Best advice you were ever given?
LP: I’m in year 12, this year and I was told to, “Enjoy your last year of school and don’t worry about the future, everything will fall into place.” Also really good advice told by a very wise man, “Started from the bottom, now we here.”
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