Born and raised in sunny Brisbane, multi-talented Courtney is currently studying Mass Communications at university, but also works part time as a freelance writer and fashion stylist. Passionate about writing, she was recently the fashion editor for an international publication and has also had a children’s book published. She wishes to write a series of educational children’s books in the future. In her spare time, Courtney likes a variety of outdoor pursuits, such as wake boarding, horse riding, camping and boating, she is a member of the Brisbane soccer club and an “obsessed and devoted Manchester United fan.”
“Brisbane offers something for everyone. It is close to some of the world’s best beaches, still has a lot of rural country land, a busy city life, a tantalising food scene and a balanced mix of locals and tourists.”
Question Time With Courtney
What is the best App you've used in the past year?
I am a self-confessed Insta-Addict! Having friends from all over the world also means there can be some language barriers from time to time, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
What is your favourite fashion website?
Being a fashion stylist I spend a lot of time trawling websites to keep up to date with the latest fashion, and as much as I enjoy it, Covet Fashion enables me to be interactive whilst browsing current pieces from various designers and brands.
What item of makeup could you not live without?
Living in sunny Australia, I am also very careful to make sure that I am protecting my skin from sun damage every day, so my SPF moisturiser is always the first thing I make sure I have my makeup bag.
What is your most memorable encounter?
Turia Pitt is a young Australian woman that was trapped by grass fire in a 100km ultra-marathon in September 2011, and suffered burns to 65% of her body. Rather than allowing this devastating accident to overtake her, she chose to embrace it as an opportunity to grow emotionally and become an inspiration to others. Hearing Turia’s story changed my life and made me realise that we need to embrace ourselves for who we are and to live everyday to its full potential.
My favourite book is the Diary of Anne Frank. I have lost count of how many times I have read it! I am very interested in modern history, especially WWII and love the insight that this book provides.
What annoys you most about the world you live in?
One of my favourite memories of my childhood was spending all day playing with the other children that lived on my street. My parents were comfortable and confident I was safe. I think it is unfortunate that children today are increasingly less likely to be able to experience an environment where they can feel carefree and safe.