beautiful friend, mother, & small business owner (among her many talents), I am very proud to introduce the gorgeous Dayna as the dunkle gal for Brisbane, batch 19. after meeting 7 years ago down at the Gold Coast through our partners, we soon bonded over afternoon beach strolls & outfit chats. I fondly remember Dayna teaching me the word ‘peplum’ while curating ensemble inspiration for an upcoming event.
lately our discussions have pivoted towards business & sustainability ideas as Dayna launched her business Darling Cribs earlier this year, beautiful handmade cot sheets in luscious prints (lemons, yes please). it’s amazing how a few simple changes, say switching from plastic packaging tape to paper based, can make a difference.
our shoot day started with makeup here in New Farm, then we made our way to Moray St overlooking the Brisbane city skyline. we kept makeup simple starting with a massage of face oil, followed by the new balm-based no. 4 foundation (launching September!) & no. 5 as a contour. I added a little brow definition (Dayna's FAV), a wash of light browns on the eyes & mascara. we finished with a pat of Fort Collins lipstick on cheeks & Brisbane lipstick on lips, of course.
a huge thank you to Dayna for modelling the shade & sharing her story with us, here she is.
dunkle authentic is all about feel-good moments; tell us what you do to feel good.
"at least once a week I head to the local pool (Centenary, Spring Hill) to do some laps & get a little vitamin D. I have a quick shower & pop on some dunkle authentic facial oil to refresh my skin from the chlorine. I then pop on a light amount of dunkle authentic foundation & a little lippie & head out for a solo lunch. a solo lunch is such a treat when you have a toddler (Daisy) & another little babe on the way."
describe your personal aesthetic & how you style Brisbane lipstick.
"I must admit I’m a bit of a clasher. for example, I love pairing a pretty floral dress with a leopard print boot. I also have a pixie hair cut which is super low maintenance which means I have more time to play with my dunkle authentic goodies."
from manufacturing to farming, tell us about an ethical cause you admire.
"I have recently transitioned to a vegan/plant based diet for several reasons including environmental, health & ethical. I’ve found the transition really empowering to known that I am making a positive impact in all 3 areas. I therefore really admire companies & brands that have nothing to hide regarding farming & manufacturing. I also love to follow two beautiful sisters on Instagram for simple ideas & swaps to reduce our individual environmental impact @_kindreds_"
travel is always a source of inspiration; tell us about your upcoming plans.
"my husband Matt & our little girl Daisy (& baby Jack in my tummy) just recently spent 5 nights in Noosa North Shore staying at Beach Road Holiday Homes. we absolutely love this destination as we love to spend our days driving on the beach & finding the perfect spot to setup for a few hours. Hastings Street is also just a quick ferry ride away for a little stroll & a bite to eat. I feel so fortunate to live in Queensland, spending winter days in swimmers on the beach... unheard of!"
Dayna, you beauty.
model | Dayna
makeup | Molly Dunkle
outfit featuring baby bump | model’s own
location | Moray St, New Farm, QLD Australia