Olympia grew up in Melbourne as the daughter of two fashion designers, and credits her upbringing for making her really self-aware at a young age.
“I grew up amongst the fashion industry… which I feel was a pretty unusual world to grow up in,” she says. “It gave me a lot of life experiences at a young age.”
She’s now based in London, although recently popped across the pond to Paris to live her best life, catching up with friends and walking around enjoying the city. If you’d like to do the same, she recommends going vintage shopping around Republique and Le Marais, then heading to L’Avant Comptoir for French Tapas or to Chez Alian Miam Miam for a vegetarian crepe “the size of your head.” Sign. Me. Up! If you’re in London, she recommends going to a nice pub like The Royal Oak, for Turkish food in Dalston (Mangal 2 is “delish”), or to Wetherspoons for the good vibes.
Olympia considers herself to be a very spiritual person, and loves horoscopes and numerology. The best piece of advice she’s ever received is to “not rely on others to make you happy, [because] if you find happiness and fulfilment within yourself then you will always have a good time.” The first thing she does in the morning is “dramatically check the time” because she always feels like she’s overslept (lol, same), although it’s almost always about three hours before her alarm is set to go off. Even though she’s not currently there, Melbourne will always be home for her, alongside her boyfriend and their dog, Bella.
The angel’s most treasured item of clothing is a Gaultier top she found at an op shop in Melbs—it’s a design she’s always loved, and she happened to walk in right as they put it out. ~Serendipity~. In the next 10 years, she hopes there’ll be a change in the way we use social media and technology.
“We spend too much time on our screens, and I disagree with the unnecessary anxiety it causes people when they are forced to present their followers and likes,” she says. “I hope there will be an option to hide that feature especially for younger generations who haven’t experienced life without social media.” Amen to that.
Happiness, good health and a work-life-balance are the most important things in life to her. She loves that her job allows her to work and travel overseas, but wouldn’t hate not having to live out of a suitcase.The last movie she loved was Grace Jones’ Blood Light Bammi, the last show she binged on was Cheapest Weddings and People Just Do Nothing, and the last soundtrack she played on repeat was the one from Gaspar Noé’s Climax. She just accidentally made a huge pot of spinach curry, so while it feels like that’s the only meal she’ll be eating for the rest of her life, if she had to choose it’d be cheese.
To her, ‘cool’ is feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin.