In this edition of our In Conversation with NATALIJA Women we speak to Kirsty Sturgess. Kirsty’s love for the stage started at just three-years old. She studied at Sydney’s Brent Street and then at New York’s Broadway Dance Centre; where she met her now husband of 1 year, Erik (happy anniversary!).
She’s worked on stage and in screen roles from Bring It One, RENT to Ghost the Musical. She believes what you put out into the universe will come back to you. Being in the right head space or physically in the right space, you will find yourself in line with the things that you want.
We are so pleased to have her as a supporter of NATALIJA and honoured to speak to her today about her sense of style and self love rituals.
Three words that best describe your personal style?
Fresh, comfortable, adaptable
What is the oldest, most treasured piece in your wardrobe? Where did you get it from and what special meaning does it have for you?
Hmm, it’s not too old, maybe 6 years, but it’s a beautiful deep forest green dress I bought in SoHo, NYC. I was wearing it the day I met my husband and because of that it’s survived every one of my wardrobe hauls!
What is the item in your wardrobe worn on the highest rotation?
Easily my black turtleneck or NATALIJA silk slip.
Where or who did you get your sense of style from?
I’m constantly travelling so I’d say my style is largely influenced by where I am at the time. But I think the simplicity comes from having to figure out how to keep my outfits versatile with only a small suitcase of clothes.
I feel the most confident when…
I’m wearing my hiking boots!
What are your daily practises to connect to self? Do you have any special rituals or moments that you make time for?
Exercise. It always gets my mind, body and emotions in check if I’m feeling unfocused or a bit scattered. Sometimes it’s as simple as a 20min HIIT workout or stretch. I’m terrible at being consistent with it, but journaling and getting everything out on paper is also something I like to do when I need to check in with myself.
What book do you think every woman needs to read and why?
I think every person in general should read ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coehlo. It inspired me to choose my life path consciously with passion and conviction. I know it has inspired many others to do the same.
What is your favourite beauty ritual to indulge in when you need some self care?
Skin care - face scrubs, hydrating masks and deliciously scented lotions. I always feel a million bucks afterwards!
What does having a conscious wardrobe mean to you?
To me it means being conscious of how versatile your wardrobe can be with fewer items. If there is one thing travelling has taught me, it’s that I don’t actually need as many clothes as I sometimes like to think I do. It means when you shop, focus on items that are versatile, good quality and can work with what you already have in your wardrobe. Consequently you’ll contribute a little less to the world of fast fashion AND save money.