From the tender age of 12 actor Antonia Prebble has graced our screens and now she is about to be the face of the iconic department store Smith & Caughey's. Editor Trudi Brewer catches up with this elegant star.
Known best for her six-season stint as Loretta West in the award-winning series Outrageous Fortune, and more recently as Rita West in Westside, Antonia Prebble has a new project, as the glam ambassador for one of this countries most luxurious department stores. She shares her thoughts on fashion, fragrance and her most valuable life lesson.
What’s keeping you busy right now?
I’m filming a pilot for a new TV show in Melbourne; I’m having a wonderful time, so fingers crossed it gets picked up.
Most important life lesson you’ve learned?
Everything that happens in life is there to teach us something, so challenges should be embraced as opportunities to grow and develop.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion over comfort or the other way round?
Comfort; it’s impossible to have a good time if you’re cold or have sore feet.
Best thing about Smith & Caughey’s?
Its rich history and their genuine care for customers.
Your best look to date?
I love Rita’s look in Westside; I’m a fan of both her 70s beehive and the 80s mullet.
Diamonds or costume?
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey.
Whose wardrobe would you most like to raid?
Perfect weekend outfit?
If i’m at home, it’s track pants and Ugg boots. If I’m going
out, my go-to is a pair of heels and red lipstick as these make me feel instantly dressed up.
Heel or flat?
I love high heels; I love how they look, and I love how they make me
feel, but because of the comfort (or lack thereof) factor, I’m in flats 90 percent of the time and only wear heels if I’m going out for a special occasion.
Morning person or night owl?
Night owl, early mornings are always a struggle, and I have a somewhat unhealthy relationship with my snooze button.
What do you hope your epitaph will say?
That I lived to a ripe old age, that I lived and loved fully, and that I used my time on earth to make a positive difference to both people and the planet.