ALEYNA FITZGERALD | MODEL

Bright lights, big sights. From the runways of Saint Laurent and Chanel, to a first campaign with Balmain and editorial for Vogue Australia, our latest Aje Insider and Australian native has amassed her enviable resume at the humble age of 18. Hard working and dedicated, she believes everything happens for a reason and that confidence is key. Making the move to the Big Apple this year, you'll find her feet firmly on the ground with both eyes on the horizons ahead. Photographed by Daphne Nguyen whilst home in Sydney, meet model of the moment and muse on the rise, Aleyna FitzGerald. We can't wait to see where she goes next...


THE BIANCA TEE (ARRIVING NEXT WEEK) AND THE CAROLYN TROUSER

HOW HAS LIFE CHANGED SINCE YOUR FIRST TRIP DOWN THE SAINT LAURENT RUNWAY

This really was a huge stepping stone for me. Saint Laurent was the first show I ever walked and is a moment I will cherish forever. I have been so fortunate to able to work with some of the most iconic brands, artists, photographers and magazines. I am beyond blessed for the success and experience my work has brought me.

THE HUTTON BAG, LEILA CAMI (ARRIVING FEBRUARY) AND THE TATE TROUSER

CAREER HIGHLIGHT SO FAR

My first campaign for Balmain Fall/Winter 17 was on a billboard in Paris, I didn’t realise until I looked up and burst into tears. And, my first shoot for Australian Vogue. This was a dream come true.

 

WHAT DO YOU HAVE YOUR SIGHTS SET ON FOR THE FUTURE

Besides modelling, I would love to dive deeper into acting. I recently completed a course during my time off and it’s something I would definitely like to invest more time into.

THE BIANCA TEE (ARRIVING NEXT WEEK) AND THE RIDLEY JACKET (ARRIVING FEBRUARY)

Dream photographer you'd love to work with

Lachlan Bailey and Cass Bird.

YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO DATE

Confidence - knowing that you are enough and loving and believing in yourself.

 

IF YOU WEREN'T MODELLING WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING

Studying or travelling.

THE RIDLEY JACKET AND THE ARLO SKIRT (ARRIVING FEBRUARY)

BEST BEAUTY TIP LEARNT BACKSTAGE / ON SET

Find the best products to keep your hair, skin and nails hydrated and fresh.

 

BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED

Everything happens for a reason!

THE BIANCA TEE (ARRIVING NEXT WEEK) AND THE CAROLYN TROUSER

WOMEN YOU LOOK UP TO IN LIFE

My incredible mother.

 

NEW YORK OR PARIS

Both.

THE AJE LOGO SHIRT AND THE ASHER JEAN (ARRIVING FEBRUARY)

what does your star sign reveal about you

Virgo Motto: "My best can always be better." Incredibly hard working and perfectionists.

 

where is home now

Hoping to move to NYC this year!

favourite places to visit when in sydney

If I’m not working, Pilates then lunch at one of my many favourite cafes. And if it’s summer to the pool or beach!

 

best song to dance to

Anything from the 90's.

THE HUTTON BAG, LEILA CAMI (ARRIVING FEBRUARY) AND THE TATE TROUSER

favourite / most treasured piece in your wardrobe

A beautiful silk dress I found in a second hand store in NYC. I have only worn it once but I love it.

THE CARINA TOP (ARRIVING APRIL) AND THE EVANS RUFFLE SKIRT

last film you watched

Into The Wild by Sean Penn.

THE RIDLEY JACKET, SOHO SKIVVY AND THE ARLO SKIRT (ARRIVING FEBRUARY)
THE BIANCA TEE (ARRIVING NEXT WEEK)

tips for staying healthy whilst travelling

If I’m travelling for work, sleep is the most important. You won’t work your best and feel amazing if haven’t slept in 24hours. I try and keep to my regular meals, drink more water and even try do a quick workout.

best way to recharge

Ideally a cryotherapy or sauna. Otherwise, anything active eg walk, swim, workout, will always make me feel better.

THE CARINA TOP (ARRIVING APRIL) AND THE EVANS RUFFLE SKIRT

what's next

Have to wait and see...

THE RIDLEY JACKET (ARRIVING FEBRUARY)
THE AJE LOGO SHIRT, ASHER JEAN (ARRIVING FEBRUARY) AND THE FAITHFUL BOOT

Aje Insider : Aleyna Fitzgerald @AleynaFitzgerald
Photographer : Daphne Nguyen @DaphneNguyen__
Stylist : Rachael Fair @RachaelCFair
Ashton Eramya @AshtonEramya
Beauty : Nisha Van Berkel @NishaVanBerkelMakeUp

Location : Sydney, Australia

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