5 minutes with Rachel Khawaja, Tess Alexander and Laura Ballin
Meet the Shop BNE City ambassadors for May 2019, Rachel Khawaja for The Myer Centre, Tess Alexander for QueensPlaza and Laura Ballin for Wintergarden. Our Brisbane beauties showcase the latest Autumn Winter styles in-store now and chat all things Shop BNE City.
What makes you most excited to be The Myer Centre ambassador for Shop BNE City?
Rachel: I was born in Brisbane and have lived here my whole life. I went to school just down the road from the Myer Centre (All Hallows). I spent many afternoons walking around the shops looking at the fashion, so when I was asked to be an ambassador for the Shop BNE City it was an immediate yes. It is so nice to be involved in this campaign because it is something that I really feel really connected to.
Tess: Shop BNE City is such a fantastic initiative. Not only does it unify the city, it gives consumers a chance to have a fun and interactive shopping night out under the stars. QueensPlaza is Brisbane most luxe shopping destination and I'm honoured to represent retailers like Dior, Saint Laurent and BVLGARI.
Laura: Just to take part in such an amazing fashion event is really exciting, the three centre’s have the best range of fashion and beauty in Brisbane so it is truly an honour to be a part of Brisbane’s Biggest Shopping Party.
Which was your favourite look from the Shop BNE City campaign photoshoot (any why)?
Rachel: I think my favourite look would have to be the Elliatt skirt suit. I am all about the suits at the moment and I loved this one in particular because you can dress it up with heels for work or dress it down with sneakers and wear it more casually.
Tess: I LOVED the Viktoria & Woods outfit! Street style, paired with Celiné and Chloe? Can't beat it!
Laura: I’d have to say the gorgeous all white outfit with tan jacket from Sheike! Not only was it comfortable but made me feel stylish, confident and like a boss. I may have to invest in it (or even the entire new collection from Sheike!)
Tell us what you’re most looking forward to at Shop BNE City in May?
Rachel: I am most looking forward to seeing all of the new fashion trends and seeing what new collections the Myer Centre will be showcasing. I love winter fashion so I can’t wait to get some new ideas and buy some new outfits. A little birdy also tells me there is an installation launching in The Myer Centre that will let Brisbane re-live their childhood. But that’s all I can say for now!
Tess: I am looking forward to seeing what exclusive offers QueensPlaza’s Australian designers release. You will most definitely find me on level one indulging in a little retail therapy on the day!
Laura: You will definitely find me shopping up a storm at Wintergarden, with so many exclusive offers it is hard not to! I’ll also be indulging in the amazing pampering and food pop-ups, plus I hear there will be a Beauty Vending Machine!
Discover more Autumn Winter fashion from The Myer Centre, QueensPlaza and Wintergarden.