BY ZARA WONG
August 5th 2013
As the new face of Bonds, the model and actress talks about her personal style and her love of acting.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
Riley: "Comfy, eclectic and colorful."
Q: What are your favourite pieces in your wardrobe?
Riley: "Probably all of my coats."
Q: Do you have any amazing pieces from your parents?
Riley: "My father gave me a ring that was his when he was 18 that I wear every day. That’s probably the most memorable thing they’ve given me. It’s a really cool – sort of silver with copper bands around it. That’s my favorite, and it’s lucky. "
Q: What is the best advice you've been given about fashion?
Riley: "I met Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at the fashion shows and they were so nice. They told me to have fun and not to take it too seriously."
Q: What inspired you to go into acting?
Riley: "I pretty much always wanted to be in film. When I was really young I wanted to direct and had planned to go to film school. I never got around to it because of work, but I'd still like to go eventually. I guess being able to do films and watch is the best way now."
Q: What are your favourite beauty products?
Riley: "I’m pretty simple with those kinds of things. I use really good conditioner or I’ll get dread locks. I wash my face a lot. I don’t use one particular brand, I like changing and trying new stuff. There’s a brand called Scientific Organics I use on my face that I really like."
Q: How do you maintain your hair?
Riley: "I try and keep my hair healthy, get it trimmed when it needs it and condition it. My hair will start to dread if I don’t use a handful because it’s so curly."
Q: What are your favourite fragrances?
Riley: "I like sweet things and things that smell like I’m in a garden."
Q: Who do you admire and why?
Riley: "The people I admire the most would be my parents, my family, and my best friends; they’re pretty amazing people. Then there’s always, you know, Obama."
Q: What was working on the Bonds campaign like?
Riley: "It was really fun and easy. Matt Irwin is the best and all the Bond guys were really funny and sweet which kept my high regard of Australians intact. I don’t like when things like this are taken too seriously and aren’t any fun, and I've found that Australians are good at not doing that."
Q: What do you look for in underwear and what are your favourite Bonds pieces?
Riley: "I just like them to be comfortable and fit well. I love the lace underwear, the t-shirts and the sports bras. Everything I’ve tried on thus far has been really lovely and fits really well, which is what I find most annoying about most other underwear and bras."
Q: What keeps you motivated?
Riley: "Probably wanting to be in a position where I can help others. That, and enjoying myself. I am happiest when I’m doing what I love."
source: http://www.vogue.com.au - Vogue Magazine