Elizabeth Clarke (left) is a stylist and fashion and beauty writer. Working closely with the late couturier Catherine Walker at the Chelsea Design Co. London and for magazines Vogue (UK) and Elle enabled Elizabeth to forge a career in the fashion and beauty industries.
With her credentials tucked firmly under her Prada winter coat, she began styling print and media advertising campaigns around the world for clients including Mercedes Benz Europe, QueensPlaza, Hobbs, Westfield, frockshop.com, Chelsea de Luca, Elizabeth Arden, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels International and Ahura Resorts Fiji.
Elizabeth has worked with high profile celebrities including Miranda Kerr, Kristy Hinze, Megan Gale and Candace Bushnell as well as on commissions with Catherine Walker for Jemima Khan, Tom Cruise and Vanessa Redgrave on Mission:Impossible, Joan Collins, HM Queen Noor of Jordan, HRH The Duchess of Kent and the late Princess Diana.
Her corporate clients include Bulgari, Gucci Australia, David Jones, Myer, Jean Brown, frockshop.com.au, Jean Brown Group, Kisses, Robby Ingham and Belinda Seper.
For six years, Elizabeth penned the popular fashion and beauty column Style Counsel for The Courier Mail and it’s colour weekend magazine QWeekend. She was Style Director for Perth Fashion Week 2012 and is now a fashion stylist for The West Australian weekend magazine, a style commentator for the newspaper’s business section and a regular contributor to luxury quarterly magazines Box, Studio Brides, Studio Bambini and weekly fashion bible Grazia.
In addition, she presents exculsive style workshops and fashion events both in Australia and overseas.
Elizabeth resides in Australia with her husband, children, Jack Russell and much-loved collection of Vogues, little black dresses and Miu Miu shoes.
Jane Walsh’s (right) love of food began by tugging at the hem of her grandmothers’ and mother’s aprons and asking if she could help. So started her obsession with all things culinary — flavours, textures, colours and taste.
A graphic designer by profession, Jane combined her love for art and food by leaving Australia to live at the epicentre of these cultures, London and Europe, for five years.
Her food journey began in Greece, where she lived and worked with a family who ran a colourful taverna. Here she discovered how to make an authentic tzatziki, the perfumed secrets of a complex moussaka, and — naturally — how to smash a plate.
In London, she spent time as an in-house cook for a prickly, aristocratic lady who resided in a refined residence off Sloane Street. There she learned to roast a guinea fowl, turn out summer puddings and the dying art of ‘elevenses’. She also ran an eclectic cafe in Putney that had a devout following and reputation for being both entertaining and eccentric, making sublime carrot cake known to foodies across London.
When Jane returned to Australia, she put her Continental experience and creative mind to use by working with co-directors to found the unique organisation Babes in Business. She has worked with a variety of corporate partners including the Foster’s Group, Youngcare, Triumph International, GoMA, Paramount Pictures, Virgin Blue, Universal Studios and has written columns for brisbanetimes.com.au and Voyeur magazine. Jane also works with select clients on a variety of culinary consultation and graphic art direction roles with public and private sector organisations.
Jane resides in Australia with her family and friends, and an ever growing collection of precious cookbooks and food magazines stacked precariously all over her apartment.