Style Voyeur: What is is like to be Simone Kerr?
Simone Kerr: Really annoying because they always call out “Simon” when I order a coffee or ask if I’m related to some other Kerr.
What inspires you?
Passion for anything. Honestly caring about a cause.
What are a few of your favourite things?
This morning it was my electric blanket. Generally I like ballet, vintage and antique shopping, cheesecake, live music and my cat (except when half his white fur coat is on my black Burberry coat).
What makes you uncomfortable?
Grass and dogs (they give me skin allergies).
What qualities do you look for in a friend or lover?
Loyalty and humour.
What do you love most about modeling?
Travel and creativity.
What is one of the funniest/strangest things you have experienced whilst modeling?
Being stung by a deadly jellyfish while on location on the remote beach White Haven with Nicole Trunfio and the Grazia UK crew. Nicole made me a shelter out of sticks while we waited for the helicopter to take me to hospital and a photographer’s assistant pee’d on my foot. (Note: peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t work).At a L’Wren Scott fitting Mick Jagger teased me because of my tiny bum and L’Wren sewed chicken fillets (usually reserved for filling out bras) into some knickers for me to wear with a couture gown.
Both events strange and funny in equal measure.
What do you do when you’re not modeling?
I’m at UWA studying or working on my own dance wear label Balletto Body. I design all the pieces, personally package the orders and write every customer a hand written note inside the box. It’s time consuming, I can be up late into the night making sure everyone has a personalised note but it’s really important to me.
What are a few of your favourite Perth haunts?
The Moon Cafe in Northbridge and while I haven’t been yet, I think Bounce might become one of my favourite places!
What are a few of your beauty tips you can share with us?
Nothing too exciting; drink water, don’t smoke, wear sunscreen. Oh, and don’t exfoliate, it is so unnecessary and those little beads are terrible for the environment.
What do you do to stay in shape?
What do you eat for breakfast?
Weet-bix or eggs
What would you consider your greatest achievement to date?
Having the courage to commit to starting my own business venture and stamp my name all over it.
What is something you would tell your younger self?
Stop exfoliating! And stop worrying.
This or That?
Chocolate or Cheese – Oh, come on! I want cheese on chocolate, thats not fair!
Work or Play – Play
Love or Lust – Love
Snow or Beach – Beach
Night or Day – Night
Fiction or Non- Fiction – Fiction
Coffee or Cake – Coffee Cake
Shower or Bath – Shower
Yoga or Pilates – Pilates
Water or Wine – Wine
Club or Dinner – Dinner
Checks or Stripes – Stripes
‘5Minwith’ is an ongoing personal project by photographer Stef King shot exclusively for Style Voyeur..
“Its a great chance to get some of my all time favourite models and fresh new faces into the studio for a quick 5 minutes in front of the lens. The models choose their own styling and together we quickly put together a shoot theme and we just shoot and see where the images evolve, One of the most interesting, unexpected aspects so far is how different each model’s wardrobe is and how differently they pose in front of the camera when left to just do their own thing. The models come to the studio with no makeup on and the final images are barely retouched. Up next for 5minwith we have a few interstate models coming home from overseas and some very stunning new faces on my ones to watch list from Viviens and Chadwicks. I’m quite excited to see how the project evolves from here.”
5minwith photographer: www.stefking.com.au
Model: Simone Kerr @viviensmodelmanagement @simikerr
Simone wears – her own label @ballettobody throughout, Burberry coat, Acne boots, @wheelsanddollbaby full skirt, @The_tiah pencil skirt
‘Til next time,
xxx SV xxx