Summer is eternal for creative director and proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman Nina Fitzgerald, who feels truly at home in the beautiful city of Darwin in our country’s far north. From her attraction to natural beauty products to her effortless sense of style, everything about Fitzgerald’s uncomplicated aesthetic works in perfect harmony with the region’s relaxed rhythm of life (and those soaring temperatures!).
Here, her hot tips for summer-proof skin and why a stripped-back approach to beauty makes all the difference in Australia’s most humid city.
On how summer influences her signature style
“It’s always summer in Darwin, so I can wear the same things all year round! Loose silhouettes are my favourite – maxi dresses and oversized men’s shirts – and natural fabrics.
“When it comes to beauty I also opt for natural products as best I can – with high-quality ingredients that are kind for the planet and my skin. And perfume – always. I am obsessed with the sweet, heady aroma of Byredo’s Tobacco Mandarin!”
High humidity calls for low fuss looks
Summer looks like breezy beach days and glowing skin
2022 Beauty Resolutions
“For me, this is mostly a commitment to SPF [skincare-sunscreen] every day – and not just on my face, but my whole body (UV protection is essential in Darwin) – and continuing to nourish my skin with good quality serums and moisturisers, like the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.
“Beauty for me is also holistic – it’s just as much about mental wellbeing. Taking time to look after myself – meditating, exercising, getting enough sleep, even a small act like lighting a beautiful Byredo candle to relax, will be the things I continue to focus on this year.”