Camille, works in accounting

Camille owes her exotic looks to her mixed lineage; she’s Filipino, and of Chinese and Spanish descent. She grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, but currently counts Sydney, Australia, as home. Camille might be an accountant, but her personal pursuits are much more adventurous; the wide variety of cultures that influences her is captured on her personal style blog, Frilly Skirts. We speak to Camille to find out more from this grounded, stylish woman.

Camille wears Gems Ashore Bandeau Top & Bottom.

1. What is your own definition of success? 

My definition of success is when you finally know who you are and what you want, and when you achieve your goals (whether big or small) and find love and happiness. I believe success is not defined by the amount of money you have or the job title you hold — success is finding yourself and being happy.

2. You’ve moved from New Zealand to Australia for quite some time now. How you are enjoying Sydney? 

Sydney has offered me some amazing opportunities, and I discovered a part of who I am. NZ will always be my home — I love the culture, the purity, and the tight-knit community — however, Sydney has welcomed me with open arms and given me opportunities I never knew existed. I have met some amazing people and made life-long friends. The beaches are the best I’ve ever set foot on and I love how there are so many more opportunities out there for me.

Camille wears Gems Ashore Bandeau Top & Bottom.

3. If you weren’t working in the job you’re in now, what would you be doing instead?

An entrepreneur of a small business in a niche market. I have always wanted to start my own business but making that first step is scary.

4. What is your ideal holiday?

I am happy at home with my loved ones and my kitty snuggled up in bed watching a romantic comedy. However, if I was to choose any place in the world, I would love to visit Africa, go on a safari tour, explore the wild life and camp out under the stars.

5. What or who are your style influences?

I’m a huge fan of timeless and simple styles. Celebrities who greatly influence my style are Victoria Beckham, Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively and Nicole Richie (post-Rachel Zoe).

6. Is there a song lyric or a quote that sums your life up nicely?

“I break tradition, sometimes my tries are outside the lines. We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way” — Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Camille wears Gems Ashore Bandeau Top & Bottom.

7. What three words would you use to describe yourself or your personality?

Reserved, honest, and genuine.

8. What three values are most important to you?

Honesty, respect, and understanding.

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Photos via Frillyskirts.