Avryl, Avryl, Avryl - what a beautifully sweet, happy and fun loving woman whom we had the pleasure of shooting with in our latest Customer Supermodel day.
We also had the added pleasure of meeting and spending some time with Avryls' equally lovely husband - Shad, who joined our team for the day as we travelled through the streets of Perth and through to Quarry Farm (did't get lost once!).
Thank you for your incredible kindness and happiness - we loved every minute!
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Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
Growing up, I spent a lot of time moving between Victoria and Western Australia. I was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne and lived on the Mornington Peninsula, and then spent some years in Tom Price (Pilbara WA) when the town was in its infancy and our backyard was full of red dirt and geckos. In my early 30’s, I lived in St. Kilda in Melbourne, but eventually moved back “home” to Perth where the weather was so much nicer and where my family lived. I now live about an hour East of Perth, on our hobby farm in the hills.
What was your dream job growing up and is this what you're doing now?
Oh gosh, I didn’t have a dream job growing up. All I ever wanted was to be a Mother which sadly was not on the cards for me. However, through my husband and his two beautiful twin girls I have 4 Grandchildren!!
What is one of your most defining moments in life?
I know this sounds cliché, but it’s the truth. Meeting my now husband was the most defining moment in my life. He bestowed, and still bestows so much love to me and in doing so has given me the belief to believe in myself and instill in me a confidence I never knew existed.
What are three of your favourite things to do?
Ohhhhh, so many loves. But okay, lets narrow it down; the biggest favourite hands down thing is just spending time with my family, whether that is watching a footy game together, having coffee with my Marmy, going to concerts with my younger brother and spending special occasions together with the whole tribe.
I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake. I could spend hours baking in the kitchen in the early mornings. And my third favourite thing to do is to spend time ‘being’ on my property and finding my chill time here.
I have two favourite things to find my chill time – the first being to sit on my swing love seat which overlooks the ½ acre chook yard with a glass of wine and watch the chooks scratch and eat and cluck and sort out who is boss.
The second is to lie in the hammock in the macadamia orchard and listen to the magpies talking, the bees buzzing as they work on the trees, and the dogs cracking and munching on the nuts. My kind of heaven.
Your favourite aspect of being in the Leina Broughton Conversations Group?
I have two favourite things about this group (sorry). The first one is the confidence it has given me to just be ME. No one else, just me! And the second favourite thing is the friendships I have made along the way. I have met some very special and pretty incredible women in this group. For that I will always be thankful.
Your “go to” LB piece?
Easy! That would be Starling! Starling is a Style up, Style down, wear anywhere kind of dress, and the style suits me perfectly and expresses who I am as a woman with the lovely twirly long skirt and the gorgeous feminine fluttering sleeves. It makes me feel like ‘me’ like no other dress.
If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Now that isn’t an easy question to answer either! Hmm. I have two - can I have two? The first is ‘Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing’ by Katie Melua – this song reminds me how lucky I am to have found the man of my dreams in a crowded world and how grateful I am that we found each other.
The second is ‘C’mon Eileen’ which my Dad used to sing to my Mum after an argument and then all of us kids would sing to her too. So to me it’s a song about family and love.
And last but not least, your favourite quote?
“We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto." From that all time classic-‘The Wizard of Oz."
For me, this signifies holding tight to that wide eyed wonder you feel when travelling, and seeing places and people that are so far removed from your daily life. I never want to lose that feeling of awe and gratitude when I experience something new.