Say ‘hello’ if you’re sitting next to her next Brad Ngata salon visit!
Look for the signature red bob…and all that jazz…
What was the highlight of your last overseas trip?
I’ve just returned from a month in Europe, half work, half holiday. Highlights were dinner at Noma in Copenhagen – as incredible as its reputation, we even ate steak tartare with ants, which was surprisingly delicious; ferreting out vintage homewares in Amsterdam – there seemed to be treasures at every turn; and attending the haute couture shows in Paris – really the best kind of work imaginable. So inspiring.
What music are you currently listening to?
I’m always interested to hear new voices. My dear friend in London, the brilliant jazz singer Ian Shaw, recently put me on to French-Haitian singer Cecile McLorin Salvant. When I visited London recently we were lucky enough to go together see her perform at Ronnie Scott’s. She is the most incredible talent I’ve ever heard, almost the embodiment of every jazz great – Ella, Sarah, Billie – in one 24-year-old, and yet she is very much her own talent. She has two albums out – my favourite is her first, Ceclie & the Jean-Francois Bonnel Paris Quintet.
Who is your style icon?
I don’t have one in particular, but I do love Charlotte Rampling, for her understatedly sexy approach to masculine dressing. And she’s still sizzling her 60s.
What’s your favourite item of clothing?
I’m rarely out of my Tanya Carlson black wide-leg trousers, which I bought in New Zealand a year ago while attending ID Dunedin Fashion Week. Conversely, I am yet to wear (in public) my beloved Christian Lacroix ensemble from the late-80s. It’s still waiting for the right invitation.
What is one hair product you can’t live without?
I honestly don’t know what I did before GHD straighteners. I cannot leave the house without a once-over – you really don’t want to see me before that. Then a little MoroccanOil to finish.
What is one skin product you can’t live without?
I’m a bit non-committal when it comes to skincare, flitting between a lot of different brands and products. I am utterly faithful to my perfume, however: Chanel; Sycomore, from its Les Exclusifs range. It’s quite masculine and woody.
If you could only have three things in your bag what would they be?
Aside from purse, keys and mobile? Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, Chanel lipstick in Romantic (now discontinuted!) and Neutrogena Norwegian Formula handcream.
NY or LA?
I am embarrassed to say that I have never been to LA, so I guess that means NY? Which I love. There’s nothing like the taste of that first dirty martini when you arrive.
What is your favourite restaurant or café?
I like to share the “brotherly” love between Fratelli Fresh in Potts Point for dinner and Fratelli Paradiso for brunch – they do the best almond croissants in Sydney.
Read Glynis in The Australian every Wednesday and in The Weekend Australian Magazine each Saturday; her album, GT Nash “After Blue”, is now available online at iTunes or CDBaby.com