Janette Wojtaszak (thestatementlife) is a designer, stylist and writer. The next step for her was to establish The Fashion Vault. She started her career with her fashion label T-Heinrich where she travelled to the USA and landed a spot stocking her label on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles. As a resident stylist for Westfield, Janette has co-hosted events and sat on fashion interview panels giving style advice, she is a paid contributor for the Westfield style blog.

As well running social media channels Janette is quoted in numerous publications for her fashion expertise. Janette has been on the cover of City News and styled many covers of publications. She regulary contributes to online and copy media on fashion and beauty.

When Janette isn’t writing or designing she is contemplating her next shoe purchase and admiring labels like Miu Miu and Chanel.

Sofia Polak (@sofiapolak) is a formally trained fashion designer, a working stylist and a digital communications executive. As a designer Sofia achieved national exposure by launching her self-titled label at Fashion Exposed in Sydney 2011 where her debut collection ‘addicted to love’ was picked up by a national retail chain, numerous online boutiques and featured in consecutive editions of Cosmopolitan Bride and the launching edition of Hitched Magazine.

As a stylist Sofia’s portfolio includes an array of creative work including fashion, hairdressing collections, race wear, runway and corporate. She loves collaborative work as well as working closely one-on-one with clients to ignite and build on their own individual style. Sofia has a minimalist approach to style and appreciates clean lines, tailoring, flattering silhouettes and an edge of detail.

She partnered up with Janette and Daniella to to establish The Fashion Vault to combine her communications expertise with her love of fashion and style,

Other than being obsessed with fashion and all things style, Sofia keeps busy being a mum to 2 year old Spencer and furbabies Jax and Kingston.

Deejay Jukic (@wearefoundau) is a former boutique owner, fashion buyer and now a working stylist and photographer. Having always had an interest in fashion in 2010, Daniella opened Alice Be Curious, a fashion forward women’s boutique.

Since then Daniella has studied styling, dabbled in design and immersed herself in fashion. With an eye for detail Daniella enjoys collaborating with photographers, makeup artists, designers and models to produce amazing images.

Recent work includes shooting and styling the S/S 17 and A/W 18 campaign for Canberra outlet centre. She has also launched her own activewear brand We Are Found Active.

You will most likely find Daniella at home sewing, shopping or out having a dance.

Fashion and style contributors

Sarafina Manyang is a student at AIFC and a stylist. She grew up in Newcastle, but has now made Canberra her home. She’s always expressed her creativity through different outlets, such as dance, designing and art.  After exploring she gravitated toward fashion. 

She is obsessed with fashion and the ability of being able to bring her ideas into manifestations. Her love for fashion is not only just fuelled by the beauty of the garments. It is powered by the concept of being able
to envision an image, a mood, an environment and turning them into reality. As a stylist, Sarafina’s profile includes, runway styling, styling shoots and personal styling.

Besides fashion, Sarafina enjoys, hiking, writing poems, empowering young women and working on ways to better build her south Sudanese community. 

Bethany Larsen is a Canberra radio personality, influencer, and socialite. You can hear her weekdays from 9am – 12pm on Hit 104.7 Canberra, and you can see her out and about in the city as an MC for some of Canberra’s biggest events. She also is an ambassador for Thoroughbred Racecourse and is a regular judge of its Fashions on The Field.

Bethany has had a passion for fashion since as young as she can remember. It was never okay for her to dress like all the other kids, she always aimed to try new styles, colours, and looks, and was prepared to push the boundaries.

Last year she was the exclusive red carpet interviewer at FASHFEST, and recently was lucky enough to MC the Danielle Clearly Model Host Search. From festival fashion, to racewear, to being able to nail ‘the corporate look’ Bethany loves challenging herself to dress for different occasions.

Contributing Health Editor

Ashley Cox is a Nutritionist, who is passionate about all aspects of health. She loves to eat, cook, create and learn. She has studied psychology and nutrition and is passionate about educating people about the mind/body approach to food and happiness, and how the interrelationships between them both feed into every facet of our lives. 

Ashley’s aim in life is to live as healthy, mindfully and as holistically as she can. When she isn’t testing new recipes in the kitchen, you will more than likely find her sitting outside in the sun, reading a book or in her garden trying to keep her herbs alive. 
Follow her on Instagram 

Wellness Contributor

Evie (@eviekay) is a local Canberran yoga teacher, passionate about health + wellness. Evie has been on a health + wellness journey, which has led to the discovery of a more natural lifestyle, minimalism, aromatherapy and an overall more balanced, grounded and spiritual lifestyle. Evie shares her lifestyle learnings and the benefits of a physical and mental yoga practice on every day life. 

Evie is a qualified lawyer, working full-time in a corporate office and volunteers in her spare time to give back to the community. Evie loves checking out new foodie spots and can be spotted out and about enjoying the occasional (regular) chai, and wearing activewear at every opportunity.


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