inspiring women series - steph pedersen

A powerhouse of energy, extraordinarily talented photographer Steph Pedersen has taken stunning images of autark pieces for many seasons, and we are incredibly lucky to count her as a dear friend. Steph shares some of her thoughts with us below.

Steph Pederson - an autark woman


Your happy place? To relax, recharge, something that evokes joy...

I think my happy place would be the area I live in I'm constantly inspired and recharged by the love of nature.


A place you are dreaming of visiting?

New York and London.


How are you embracing a slower pace / approach in your life now?

I really have taken much value/importance to my mental health. Keeping a grounded routine as well as implementing small daily habits has help me approach lockdown easier.

I've also appreciated other areas of creativity such as classical music.

shot by Steph, Nabila Leunig of IMG Models wears the Off Shoulder Blouse and Asymmetric Skirt | Hair and Makeup by Jessica Yang 

What does supporting Australian designers + fashion mean to you?

I believe that supporting Australian designers means that we're creating a new pathway for the fashion industry. It means caring for our future, planet and well-being.


Lastly, your favourite autark piece?

Balloon Sleeve Organic Cotton Dress all time favourite!