Q & A - the MIRO DOOR way
- BY: RACHEL O'BRIEN
- Jul. 8, 2019
Each month, MIRO DOOR will be asking some hard hitting, fashion focused questions of people working in the fashion, film and media worlds. For our July Q&A, we approached Kellie Hush, co-founder of The Way, a new accessories brand, and former editor of Harper's BAZAAR.
1. Who, what or where is so hot right now?
Margot Robbie is lava. From front row recently at Chanel Haute Couture to playing Sharon Tate in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, this smart, ambitious and gorgeous young women from Queensland is the hottest property in film and fashion.
2. Finish this sentence, 'I am always ready to wear.......'
The Way! Starting a new accessories brand means daily I can change my bag and earrings. Hourly, if my heart desired.
3. Bruises, blisters and bad haircuts - have you suffered for fashion? If so, state the injury. Was it worth it?
When I was younger-ish and fitness crazed I rushed home from Australian Fashion Week to fit in a quick 10km run. I twisted my ankle on the home straight and spent the rest of the week in flats and thick strapping. Not a good look and not worth it!
4. What is your favourite fashion moment on film?
Cate Blanchett's camel Hermes Birkin bag in Blue Jasmine. It was so character defining and so tragic in the end. I don't think I could buy ever buy a camel Birkin without thinking of Jasmine, not that I am currently in the market to do so.
5. Do you remember the first time you felt fashionable? How old were you? What were you wearing?
I went to school in Canberra and in year 11 and 12 you go to college and don't have to wear a school uniform. I started my obsession with op-shopping then and would wear vintage blazers, a sweet button up Country Road blouse with my Dad's vintage classic 80s denim dress shorts. My hair was really long and naturally blonde and I'd pin my fringe into a kind of quiff. It was a good look.
6. Who would beat you in a walk-off?
Catwalk? Maybe Kate Moss now. We're a similar age and height. I don't have her cheekbones. Nor am I a waif. Actually, I can't ever imagine myself on a catwalk. I prefer sitting front row.
7. Have you ever committed a crime of fashion? What was it? Were you guilty or not guilty?
In high school in the late 80s I had a really, really bad fringe. This gorgeous girl called Nadine had this amazing flick which I tried to emulate but failed. I also had a rats' tail in year six which I'd plait and tie with a red school ribbon every day.
8. What is the one thing that you never leave home without? A goodbye kiss from my two daughters, Amelia and Lola. And my iPhone.
9. "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat." Do you agree or disagree?
I agree with Karl Lagerfeld on this one. I do own trackpants, The Upside do great ones, but I'd never wear them out. Honestly, I have stepped outside in trackpants and it felt like I still had my pyjamas on.
10. If you fashion fairy godmother could grant you one wish, what would it be?
I'm a fashion hoarder so I'd ask her for a walk-in wardrobe with a huge couch, champagne fridge and an assistant to put my clothes away. At the end of each week I have an embarrassing pile of clothes piled up on my dressing table. Makes it hard to discipline my kids over clothes on the floor.