ANNALISE â€“ FAQs
What is your background?
I was born in Australia. My Mum is from the Czech Republic and my Dad is Norwegian.
How did you start your career?
I was scouted by an Italian photographer on Bondi Beach when I was 16. Modelling wasn’t something I’d ever thought of doing, I didn’t consider myself remotely good looking! What I really wanted to be was an artist! So it took awhile before I gave into modelling, I started after I finished my HSC, and went to uni (COFA) to study art.
Iâ€™ve heard youâ€™re a great vegetarian cook! What is Love Lunch?
One of my labour of loves! The idea behind Love Lunch is simple: each week I prepare a delicious and nutritious organic low-fat, vegetarian lunch using fresh seasonal organic ingredients. People pre-order their meals, and I cook up a love filled storm, then pack and deliver to them! I grew up on a biodynamic farm and have been cooking organic meat free food for as long as I can remember. Love lunch is about sharing the beauty and wholesomeness of pesticide free, meat free food. I prepare everything with a big pinch of love!
Youâ€™re a model, actress, designer, vegetarian cookâ€¦ Do you like having your hand in so many pies?
Yes! I love that my work is the antithesis of mundane. Iâ€™m doing everything I love, sharing it with people and am lucky enough to be paid for it too! Iâ€™m very lucky and extremely grateful.
Do you prefer modelling or acting?
Acting. It’s much more of a challenge and it inspires me. I also really enjoy TV presenting. That said, modelling has been a fantastic opportunity that I’m really grateful for.
Is it true you design your lingerie range â€śAnnalise Exclusive to Bras n Thingsâ€ť?
Yes! I design pieces that I personally want to wear and have not been able to find in my size. I then collaborate with the fab team at Bras n Things, who respect the fact Iâ€™m a passionate environmentalist. Youâ€™ll find everything in my range as green as we can possibly make it for you, right down to the recycled swing tags and plastic hangers.
Is it true you also design jewellery?
Yes! I have a background in jewellery design, and this year I will launch â€śAnnaliseâ€ť my signature jewellery range which is so exciting! You will be able to view and order online by going to the â€śjewelleryâ€ť section of my site. The range is a mix of limited edition, made-to-order and one-off pieces. My work is inspired by my love of Native American and Scandinavian design, and includes hand crafted silver and semi precious stones.
What do you do to stay in such great shape?
I love to exercise! Itâ€™s a wonderful way to keep my energy high and stress levels down. When I am in Australia I love nothing more than taking a power walk along the coast with girlfriends and my Staffy dog. I do hot yoga at Body Mind Life as often as my work schedule permits. Yoga is amazing â€“ an incredible workout both physically and spiritually. I also go to Elixr gym for pilates and cardio sessions with my girlfriends, nothing better than a natter while sweating it out in a beautiful gym!
Describe your ideal dayâ€¦
An awesome day at the beach with my loved ones. I also love cooking, painting, drawing, designing my signature lingerie and jewellery ranges, art-house films, travelling, yoga and dancing.
If you had more spare time, what would you do?
I’d spend it painting, sculpting and learning how to be a hot surfer!
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