Lara Worthington from model to entrepreneur
Meet the Australian-born model who is on a stellar rise to the top of the beauty world with her new brand The Base.
With a refreshing and conscious approach to dressing, Lara shares an insight into her style and beauty.
on her personal style:
Dressing is very personal. I know that people do want change. For myself, I look for only a few things each season. I need to find something I love and then wear it all the time and it becomes part of me. That’s very much the way I am. I think you add fresh things to your wardrobe and keep the ones you really love.
on being influenced by the industry:
I’m not much of a believer in following or conforming. That goes against the whole idea of being yourself, accepting yourself as who you are instead of imitating someone else.
"For a woman to seem effortless is the most attractive thing."
most treasured wardrobe items:
My Christian Dior blazer dress and my mum’s black leather pants from when she was 19.
on designers she respects:
The designers that I respect most are Phoebe Philo, Ricardo Tisci, Azzedine Alaia, Raf Simons, Nicolas Ghesquiere, and Miuccia Prada
currently on her wishlist:
Louis Vuitton denim boots.
"Everything was about the power of simplicity. Uncomplicated, minimal, classic, and a subtle, masculine influence."
the beauty essentials she travels with:
on her new beauty brand the base:
The idea of The Base started last year. The thought of developing a product, designing a range, building a website, learning every detail of how an online shop works, creating campaigns and overseeing a team of people to help my vision come to life, seemed SO overwhelming. But I believe in taking educated risks, working hard, and dreaming big, and that was the solid base I needed to begin.
Life lessons she's learnt along the way:
People tell me that I’m determined, and I’ve always been that way. I think I just have to prove things to myself to feel good. That’s how I built my business, just proving to myself a little at a time that I could do what I challenged myself to do. And once I proved one small thing to myself I felt confident to go on and prove the next and the next.
Interview by Anna White
Images courtesy of Lara Worthington
Feature image by Trevor King