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Lara Worthington: my beauty life

AUSTRALIAN MODEL, ENTREPRENEUR – AND MOTHER – LARA WORTHINGTON, HAS RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA. SHE SPEAKS TO MECCA ABOUT FASHION, FRAGRANCES AND HER CURRENT FAVOURITES.

“I used to experiment with my style more but with three boys to get ready each day, I stick to a routine – slight variation of the same things but a little different each day,” says Lara Worthington with a laugh, thinking about how her life has changed since she last lived in Australia. “An oversized blazer can serve me well in Sydney, from school run to an early dinner out. For everyday makeup, it’s Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate which has bronzer and highlighter in one. It only takes me 10 minutes to choose an outfit and my makeup – I think about how I want to feel. I never leave the house without perfume on! Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry is nice for day-to-day. Perfumes plays a big part in my life and I never feel fully dressed without it.”

BACK HOME

There’s nowhere else Worthington would rather be right now than Australia. “I have missed seeing my family and friends. And with 2020 in and out of lockdowns, in 2021 it’s been nice to have a little normalcy back. And it’s the little things I missed – the mangoes, and being so close to the water.” Moving from Los Angeles, Worthington sees the similarities in dress sense between it and her hometown of Sydney. “If anything, LA is slightly more casual.”

DRESSING UP

Favouring Feel jeans and Bottega Veneta boots for the day in both cities, Worthington uses evenings out as an opportunity to dress up. “I try to elevate things a bit more with a simple dress or an oversized suit with a red lip, and Fucking Fabulous from Tom Ford Beauty – I feel Tom Ford really understands and appreciates a woman and what it is that will make her feel beautiful. The Tom Ford Beauty brand to me centres around women and their beauty and confidence. Dressing up to me is about confidence – allowing you to wear the clothing, not the clothing to wear you.”

FRAGRANCES

For a mood shift, Worthington looks to fragrances. “The right perfume can perfectly complete a look based on where I’m going or who I’m with – fragrance can be the best accessory. My taste, along with the industry, has really shifted towards more complex and interesting fragrances. There’s definitely certain bottles for different occasions – sometimes I know I will be with friends or a group that love and appreciate scents and that can dictate what I choose, and wearing a fragrance can be a great conversation starter.”

FAVOURITES

What she’s reading

Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton. I’m choosing to read more now instead of watching TV.”

What she’s watching

“Not much right now. I watched an amazing documentary Collective on the weekend when the kids were napping.”

Favourite books

Just Kids, Patti Smith

The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

Favourite hotels

Amangiri, Utah

The Brando, Bora Bora

Aman, Venice

Favourite restaurants

“This is such a tough question. In Sydney I go to Sean’s Panorama – everything is farm to table. Back in LA my husband and I regularly go to Giorgio Baldi, Los Angeles.”

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