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:

As little as possible… Water, Glossier Balmdotcom, Kora Organics Rose Water Spray,  The Base LB Cream, SK-II facial treatment mask, I also adore RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-Up.

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

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