Last week I sat down with the team at Triumph & Disaster to talk all things life, rituals and of course what I like about their brand. The global mens skincare brand is a favourite of mine and with skincare being on the incline I talked with them about how it fits in my life and just what I use to stay looking fresh all day. Now I know you must think it’s easy keeping up to date when you’re a stylist/blogger, you get paid to go to things and write about them or post pictures but with the constant travel, jet-lag and rush to fit everything in, not to mention the 10-12 coffees a day I can tell you it’s harder than it looks to stay camera ready all day everyday! Take a read below of some of our interview:
We’ve learnt from hanging out with you that you live and embrace a natural lifestyle; why is this important to you? I do live a natural lifestyle and I think this is important because we all, in our own way, play a part in saving the earth! Obviously we all have circumstances where whatever action we need to take affects the place we live, but if we all try and minimise our actions I feel like we’d be better off, so I started with the man in the mirror.
Do you prefer to work with brands that share similar values to you? I only ever work with brands that share my life’s concept. I’d never work with a beauty brand that tests on animals or a food brand that doesn’t offer a vegan option. I feel like these days every “influencer” wants to do anything to be paid for, but I find that staying true to who I am and my values has helped me grow immensely and is the reason for my long career.
At Triumph & Disaster we’re all about embracing rituals; do you have any that you live by that you could share with us? My ritual is a simple one; before any big shoot, show, dressing or appearance, I gather everyone involved in the team (including the client) and tell them about my family before I welcome them into my extended fashion family. I lost my parents when I was quite young, so I consider fashion to be an extension of myself and those in it, my “family”, by default.
What does having a ‘fashion family’ mean to you? My fashion family means everything to me! At times I’m away from home for extended periods and this large group of wonderful humans are each in part responsible for my welfare, happiness and success, as well as my clients.
You mentioned your job requires a lot of travelling; do you follow any beauty routines to keep you fresh AF whilst jet-setting? My job takes me all over, so I have a beauty routine that keeps me looking as good as I do every day. I wear a moisturiser (usually with SPF in it) and lip balm every day! I try to use as little product on my face and hair as necessary, but I do find lighter products more beneficial as they don’t block the skin or follicles from doing what they need to do. Less is always more!
I had a great time chatting with the guys and I learn a lot from them about how a ritual can change your day. To read the full interview check out this link: www.triumphanddisaster.com.au/blogs/news/my-rituals-jamie-azzopardi, and find out a little bit more about my hectic week at fashion week, my research rituals, how I celebrate a big day of styling and what my go to Triumph & Disaster product! Check out their full range while you’re their and treat yourself or the man you love to a little slice of beauty heaven.