For our latest installment of Meet the Muse, we had the opportunity to get together with Sydney-based model/actress Kathleen Ebbs. Kathleen discussed her first-ever gig, how her style has evolved over the years, her obsession with fitness, wanting to move to San Francisco and much more.
In addition to the interview, we also showcase a series of images of Kathleen, shot by photographer Asia Typek. Ebbs can be seen donning A Brand Jeans, Nasty Gal and a number of vintage items.
After checking out our collaboration with Kathleen, be sure to take a look at last week’s edition of Meet the Muse with Alisa Ueno.
What was your first big gig?
Glue Store window campaign for Abrand jeans.
What was the thing that first got you interested in fashion?
I think I’ve always had a sort of interest. As a kid as soon as I got my hands into the dress up box it was game on. I would put things together and strut my stuff on out to whoever was around.
How has your style changed over the years?
Well as I am only 18 it has changed a lot over a short amount of time. During the early years of high school it was all about what was trending, not much about my own style but more what everyone else was doing, which unfortunately lead to some tragic get-ups. I slowly let my own opinions win and now I would say I know what I like and I’m finally starting to wear things that are “my” style.
Describe your current style.
I never know how to answer this question. My style would be a sort of collection, I guess. No single category. I buy most of my things secondhand therefore I am always coming up with new looks and ways of putting things together. Sometimes I surprise myself and go for something I wouldn’t usually consider. So I would describe my style as my own completely.
What is the thing that gets you out of bed each morning?
Exercise! Sounds dumb but really it is. I am almost a qualified personal trainer therefore fitness is a huge aspect of my life and is usually what gets me up most days.
Tell us about your day to day.
Everyday is different for me. Mostly I’ll get up at 5 a.m. and hit the gym, then come home to a big breakfast and emails. Then I’ll either have a few errands to run during the day or meetings. Afterwards it’s home to hang out with my family!
To work with Stephen Daldry! He directed my favorite movie, Billy Elliot, and is a great stage director. As I’m a fan of the stage as well as film I love him for his diversity on and off screen, and it would be a dream to work with him or even just met him one day.
If you weren’t in your current city, where would you live?
San Francisco! Love that city so much. Me and my sister’s dream is to end up there.
Which Emoji best represents you?
The girl in the pink with her hand up! I’m always lost and asking questions.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My dad always asks, “will you be worried about this in a week?” In other words, don’t worry about it now!
What’s your motto?
I hate mottos and quotes! If you wanna do something or change something you’ve got to just take steps to do it – no other way. Reciting a motto ain’t gonna to make it happen any quicker.
How do you relax?
I make myself a big bowl of food and research new recipes on YouTube.
What in life are you most grateful for?
My family. Hands down.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
I wish I could get out of my head sometimes. I find myself being a little selfish at times and it’s something I wish I could acknowledge sooner in order to not be that way.
What is the quality you value most in friendship?
Just being there and listening even when you’ve heard the story 105 times.
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life so far?
Starting my own small business at the age of 17.
What is something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time, but haven’t yet?
Travel more. I want to take a trip by myself and run in different cities. I love travel, exploring and fitness so I feel it would be something cool to do.
What album do you currently have on repeat?
I’m almost always a ’70s/’80s dance party girl but Paul Simon’s Graceland is definitely one I will forever go back to.
What could you eat every day and not get tired of?