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Meet Our New Model, Gabrielle!

June 21, 2022 by Author Maria Nicola

 

I met Gabrielle at a nail salon, and we bonded immediately, sharing giggles and talking about all things life! The connection was so strong that Gabrielle has now become the brand's new model, and we couldn't be more thrilled! 💃💅

You may have seen some of her photos on our social media already, and today we're thrilled to officially introduce this gorgeous and unique woman to the sisterhood!

Watch Gabrielle share her favourite jewellery and fashion pieces and have some sparkly girl time with Maria!

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(Video Transcript)

Maria:
I have a friend.
Gabrielle:
Hello everyone.
Maria:
Welcome, welcome. We do our weekly videos, and this week I decided to bring Gabby to you. Gabby's awesome. We met by chance and our salon.
Gabrielle:
Mm-hmm.
Maria:
Getting our nailsies done. And I recognized her from MAFS, because I just loved her in that series.
Gabrielle:
And I survived.
Maria:
You're amazing. You're amazing. You're amazing.
Gabrielle:
I survived.
Maria:
But why don't you introduce yourself and have some fun.
Gabrielle:
Sure, sure. Well, I'm Gabrielle and I wear many hats, but one of my favorite hats is working with some beautiful brands. Yes, we met in a humble nail salon, but I absolutely think it was fate because we've had so much fun.
Maria:
It's been great.
Gabrielle:
It's been like play dates for adults working with amazing lady Lego.
Maria:
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Gabrielle:
It really has been special.
Maria:
One minute we met, and then it was like, "Sit next to Gabby so I can fix your nail." And I went, "I'll sit next to Gabby." Chi chat, chi chat, gas bag, gas bag, and now you might notice if you're on social media, liking our pages, she's done some modeling for me as well now. She's done some lives for us in the sisterhood.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
You met the sisters.
Gabrielle:
It has been incredible. I've met the amazing sisterhood and it's made me realize how the reach and the community that you have is incredible. It's been more than the accessories and the beautiful clothes.
Maria:
So true.
Gabrielle:
And the wraps and the kimonos. It's more than that. It's about people and sharing and connecting. And I think that has been incredible.
Maria:
Gabby was on one today, so earlier today.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
Not today that you're watching this video, but she was on one earlier today, and it's so much fun having you on and the girls love you.
Gabrielle:
Oh, I love them. It's been so much fun. And every time I come and do... I call it dress-ups. Time to come and do dress-ups. I get new favorites. And I go, "Oh, that's the piece of the day for me? Or that's my new favorite?" And every time I come and play, I'm like, "No, no, no, that's my new favorite."
Maria:
That was like me. And it's just like being told to choose your favorite child. You know what I mean?
Gabrielle:
Yeah, because each one, each piece does something so different.
Maria:
It has its own [inaudible 00:02:09].
Gabrielle:
And it has its own purpose, whether it's casual, show stopper. That's what I really love. It's something for every occasion, and everything that you want to express yourself with.
Maria:
Yeah.
Gabrielle:
And sometimes you just want the accessories to do the talking. Don't you?
Maria:
Yeah, absolutely. The reason why I asked Gabby to do the modeling also was, nice to see the stuff on a blonde. Right? I am looking to get other different head models as well, but for now Gabby's the star of the show.
Gabrielle:
Oh wow.
Maria:
I really want to do bring you a video where we were together so you could see stuff on more of a blonde. She's broader than me and whatever, so to see length as well and just overall fit and coloring as well.
Gabrielle:
Mm.
Maria:
I've asked Abby to choose some of your faves.
Gabrielle:
Yes.
Maria:
And we'll do a little bit of styling and just have a little look, see?
Gabrielle:
Yes, yes, yes.
Maria:
We're starting with the navy Japanese Kimono in the modal.
Gabrielle:
I love this because it is... I think it's a real conversation starter, but it's really flattering. I love that there's these tones, the navy, and then the pops of... Is it burnt orange or red?
Maria:
I know it's interesting.
Gabrielle:
What I love most is the back.
Maria:
Yeah. Take a step forward that way. Yep. Yep. Yep. Look at that. Look at that. It's been beautifully designed.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
Really nicely designed. And what I love today is... I always wear a singlet to work like it's my uniform because everything works on top, but your dressed definitely winter and it looks fantastic.
Gabrielle:
Mm. Even if it was summer or winter, this is going to work. It's going to work over your singlet top. And I've got a long sleeve like top on, so it's still working really, really beautifully.
Maria:
Can you come all the way back? Because you've got jeans on and some boots. See, you've got bootsies. And I was looking at you going, it actually looks really good.
Gabrielle:
Yeah. Yeah. A really, really nice... Well for this outfit, really casual, but something different.
Maria:
Yeah.
Gabrielle:
Something a bit left of center, and that's what I'm really drawn to.
Maria:
Yeah.
Gabrielle:
Something that is a little unique.
Maria:
Let me look-
Gabrielle:
Something that my friends aren't going to turn up it to lunch wearing.
Maria:
Exactly. Actually Gab, did I ever show you how you can flip the kimono?
Gabrielle:
No.
Maria:
Let me see. Want to play? And so, all you do is... For those of you that haven't seen it. Here we go. You turn it upside down, literally.
Gabrielle:
Upside down.
Maria:
My mom come up with this. My mom is a major-
Gabrielle:
Upside down?
Maria:
She loves zhooshing. She's a zhooshing queen. Upside down.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria: Arms in.
Gabrielle:
Really?
Maria:
Yeah. No, not that way. That way. Okay. There we go. Arm in. Arm in.
Gabrielle:
Oh my goodness.
Maria:
Right.
Gabrielle:
Oh.
Maria:
Gee, it's easier when somebody else dresses you. Okay. Take a step back again.
Gabrielle:
Look at that.
Maria:
Turn around.
Gabrielle:
Ah.
Maria:
How cute is that?
Gabrielle:
Love it.
Maria:
I know.
Gabrielle:
That's amazing.
Maria:
And what happens from here, yes, the sleeves get longer, but if you just have a very, very simple elastic band... Oh, because you've got a top on. See, it's going to grip the top a bit more.
Gabrielle:
Mm.
Maria:
Oh gosh, that looks great on you, doesn't it. See, if you don't, you can even pop a really fine thin elastic band. Doesn't have to be really strong.
Gabrielle:
Mm.
Maria:
And just blouse it, so the top's being covered. [inaudible 00:05:28].
Gabrielle:
Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. Beautiful, beautiful.
Maria:
That's what I'm talking about.
Gabrielle:
And I'm a real fan of a bat wing-
Maria:
Oh yeah.
Gabrielle:
... type of top, so this is pleasing me very much.
Maria:
Super cute.
Gabrielle:
Yeah. I love it.
Maria:
Yeah, we've discovered a few different ways to wear that.
Gabrielle:
I would never have thought-
Maria:
Me neither.
Gabrielle:
... to turn it upside down.
Maria:
Mean neither. I know.
Gabrielle:
Is it your mom who came up with that?
Maria:
Yeah.
Gabrielle:
She's a very smart lady.
Maria:
We call her the zhooshing queen.
Gabrielle:
Yeah. That wins the award.
Maria:
She's a good zhoosher.
Gabrielle:
That wins the award.
Maria:
She's a good zhoosher.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
Oh, oh, white, white, white. You were saying-
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
Where's my Roma? My Roma. Okay. That was a viscose, Gab. This is a modal.
Gabrielle:
Okay.
Maria:
The modal sits about 10 centimeters longer in the length and about five in the sleeves. If you could please show them again, step back, turn around, do the thing.
Gabrielle:
Mm-hmm.
Maria:
Oh, look at that with jeans. That's great.
Gabrielle:
Yeah. Fresh.
Maria:
That's great. As you can see it difference with modal and viscose, this is more solid. Okay? It's more of a... More solid, as in the fabric isn't so sheer, which means the print always comes out a little more crisp. Okay? Always a little bit more bold. That's one of my faves, the white Roma.
Gabrielle:
Mm.
Maria:
I love it.
Gabrielle:
Yeah. And it would be beautiful against a white background as well.
Maria:
Oh, beautiful. Oh, another zhooshing is mom... Mom, hi. Then what mom did, because a few of them were saying too long on me. I'm short. It's too long.
Gabrielle:
Okay.
Maria:
Turn around for a second.
Gabrielle:
Okay. Right.
Maria:
Take a step forward again. Okay. Right, this is almost halfway down Gabby's calves. Okay? It's a considerably longer piece, but you want that flowy, drapey, I don't give a flying hoot. It just flows. I love the way that-
Gabrielle:
You are wearing the outfit. It's not wearing you.
Maria:
Mm-hmm. That's what I'm talking about. Then mom did this thing where she did a little knot off to the side. Okay?
Gabrielle:
Your mum's incredible.
Maria:
I know. A knot to the side. I would never think to do that.
Gabrielle:
No.
Maria:
Now you can even tuck it inside if it bothers you. Now turn around.
Gabrielle:
Oh.
Maria:
With your back all the way. There we go. Take a step forward. Look at that. Above-
Gabrielle:
Amazing.
Maria:
Oh, oh, halfway down her thighs.
Gabrielle:
There you go.
Maria:
Boom. There it is. Oh my gosh, from the front it's divine.
Gabrielle:
Isn't that incredible?
Maria:
Oh, it's lovely.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
There's three different length to wear your kimonos. There you go.
Gabrielle:
You guys are all about mixing it up.
Maria:
Versatile.
Gabrielle:
Versatile.
Maria:
It's got to be versatile.
Gabrielle:
Versatile. Yeah.
Maria:
Otherwise, I'm not interested.
Gabrielle:
Yeah.
Maria:
Gab, thanks so much for hanging around doing that video. I really appreciate it.
Gabrielle:
Oh, it's such a pleasure. I've been having the best time and-
Maria:
[inaudible 00:08:20] good fun.
Gabrielle:
Yeah. Let me come back and do more play dates.
Maria:
Love you to. Love you to. Anytime. It's always good fun.
Gabrielle:
Dress up play dates.
Maria:
I hope you enjoyed that everyone. Take care. Stay well.
Gabrielle:
Lovely to see you. Bye.
Maria:
And talk to you real soon.
Gabrielle:
Bye.
Maria:
Bye.