MR JOEL's had the pleasure to meet up with PORTER magazine’s Fashion Director, the fabulously chic Gabriele Hackworthy.
Where are you from?
What was your first job in fashion?
Throughout high school and university I always had part time jobs as a shop girl. First I sold shoes and I still work for a shop so not much has changed in 20 years hahahaha!
Who have you learnt the most from professionally?
I haven’t really ever had a mentor as such but I tend to always look to women who I admire for advice.
Who is your biggest influence?
Probably my mother. She was a single working mum who raised me and my brother alone
and instilled in me a great work ethic, sense
of ambition, independence and the confidence in which allowed me to get where I am today.
Who’s your style icon?
Charlotte Rampling, the french actress and
Betty Catroux; who was a muse to Monsiuer
Yves Saint Laurent during the 60’s and 70’s. They would have to be my top 2!
Proudest professional moment?
It has to be launching PORTER magazine.
What’s your favourite city in the world?
New York, London and Sydney tie.
Favourite area in London?
I am a North West London girl. You will find me stomping around Primrose Hill mostly.
How would you describe your style?
A mix of masculine and feminine.
What does a typical week day look like?
Every week is different. I could be in one of the fashion capitals looking at shows, on a shoot, or visiting showrooms and designers. But 80% of the time, you will find me at my desk going over budgets and dealing with production issues. It’s not as glamorous as it seems.
When styling a shoot, where do you find
Ideas for fashion shoots can come from anywhere. A movie I love or a book. A photographer’s work, an actress, a singer’s personal style, an art movement or an exhibition. Anything can inspire me.