17 Tips For Living A Glam Life, As Told By Samantha Jade
We got the Aussie pop princess to spill her secrets!
Since winning X-Factor Australia in 2012, Samantha Jade has shown she can do it all - from releasing hit songs, to playing Kylie Minogue in INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, to being named the Event Ambassador for the very glamorous Runway Weekend.
We caught up with the superstar and found out her secrets for living a glam life.
1. On dressing on point:
"I love the over-the-knee boots, and I like those lace-up ones. I like the matchy-matchy trend that's been going on for awhile - the pencil skirt with the matching top. I like that 'coz you don't have to think! Your outfit's done!"
2. On her travel beauty necessities:
"Evian water spray - definitely need that, especially for long plane rides! Always have some make-up wipes, and some Rescue Remedy Stress Relief - they just calm me down!"
3. On the style icons she loves:
"I really like Victoria Beckham, I really like simplicity. I like when you look like you're not trying too hard but it's actually taken you five hours to put it all together! And I do think Rachel Zoe is amazing. I couldn't do the fashion she wears, but I love to look at it!"
4. On three fashion pieces every girl needs:
"A great pair of black jeans, whether they be high-waisted, low-waisted, whatever, but definitely skinny leg. A good white t-shirt, 'coz you can pair it with anything: a leather jacket, a blazer, a skirt, pants, little shorts. And third... maybe a great pair of nude heels. I love the whole black-outfit-with-nude-heels look."
5. On designers that will keep you on fleek:
"I'll go with Australian designers because I really think we've got incredible designers. I love Zhivago, they're a Perth brand and I'm a Perth girl, but I just love everything they do, it's so structured and it fits me! I love Alice McCall; she does cute and playful really well, and her shows are always just so fun to go to! And Tony Matičevski, his stuff is just amazing; you look at it and you're like "I'm in a dream, I love that!" It's just perfection!"
6. On her go-to look for a night out:
"Always the LBD, it's always a good one. I have a few signature little black dresses with different necklines. That, or I really like to wear a maxi skirt with a little crop top, I love that look. It's always a bit more elegant, too, and you show the best part of every girl's stomach - the veeeeery top! *laughs*"
7. On her go-to look for a first date:
"For a first date I'd maybe just go with jeans, a white t-shirt and a blazer, or maybe a nice jumper with a big knit, in cream. Never go toooo dressed up, because I hate getting to a place and being overdressed; I'd rather be underdressed."
8. On style advice for young girls who are still finding their look:
"I'm still finding what works for me! But in the last few years I've really found what works for my body. For me, there's certain things that I would love to wear that just don't work for my body, for my height or just the way I'm structured. So don't chase the trends, find what works for your body."
9. On how to look flawless when you're exhausted from a hectic schedule:
"Drink a lot of water, you gotta stay hydrated! But also, make sure your hair's nicely done. I feel like when your hair's good, you can kind of just do the no make-up look. Make sure you've got a good blow-dry!"
10. On getting ready in a rush:
"If my hair's not blow-dried? Top knot. Then foundation, so my skin's even, and then... make sure you've got a good jacket on! Just something that kind of finishes off your outfit!"
11. On the most important beauty product to have:
"A good moisturiser is so important."
12. On must-have items for the handbag:
"I've always got my eyelash curler, 'coz I have dead-straight lashes, and you gotta keep curlin' 'em! Concealer, and water, always!"
13. On the best fragrance:
"J'Adore, by Dior, it's my fave!"
14. On treating yourself:
"Ooh, book a massage! I love massages, I think you need that moment just to rejuvenate, and even just 'coz you can't do anything when you're getting a massage; you can't be on your phone, you can't speak to anyone, you're forced to relax!"
15. On enjoying being unglamorous at times:
"Well, I've got two brothers, and they love to play laser tag, and that is not glamorous, but I love it! I mean, they beat me every time, but I still try!"
16. On the perfect night out:
"First, the girls come over to my house and we all get ready together. I feel like that's always the best part, with the music on! Then, going to a nice dinner, and ending up dancing somewhere. I love to dance!"
17. On the perfect week off:
"I would be travelling! Get me to London, get me to Paris, or Italy! I love to travel, but it's always hard to get a lot of time off! A week would be great!"