5 minutes with Leonie Barlow of The Style Insider

Meet Leonie Barlow. Leonie runs the website The Style Insider and we love her sense of style, her fun personality and of course, wanted to get to know her a little bit more!

Meet Leonie Barlow who in a former life edited some of New Zealand’s top-selling women’s magazines including Fashion Quarterly, CLEO, SHE, New Idea and The Australia Women’s Weekly.
Meet Leonie Barlow who in a former life edited some of New Zealand’s top-selling women’s magazines including Fashion Quarterly, CLEO, SHE, New Idea and The Australia Women’s Weekly. She wears the Emerge Side Tie-Tee and Emerge Destroyed Hem Jean.

What will you be wearing this summer?
This summer I want to wear more white. Despite what we were once told, it’s just as flattering as wearing top-to-toe black and it’s light and bright for summer. I’m also really loving distressed hems on jeans so I’m definitely jumping on board this cool new trend. And my go to will be my gorgeous new season Grace Hill patterned bomber to add some fun and interest to my outfits.

Favourite fragrance?
I don’t wear perfume very often but when I do I wear Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez.

Best advice you’ve been given?
Treat everyone as you would like to be treated.

What’s on your bucket list?
It’s a bit clichéd but I’d love to give sky-diving a go.

What are you reading?
Never Too Late To Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Perfect Summer drink?
I think a chilled Rose is the perfect summer drink.

Favourite movie?
It’s not a movie as such, it’s a documentary called What The Health. I watched this doco a couple of months ago and it had a profound effect on my life.

Your best quality?
Such a tricky question but I’d probably say that loyalty is my best quality.

Current hobbies?
I absolutely love shooting and editing videos and love doing this when I’m not chauffeuring my two sons around to their sporting commitments and social activities. I also adopted a retired racing greyhound two years ago and I love taking him for regular walks on the beach.

"Treat everyone as you would like to be treated." Leonie Barlow
“Treat everyone as you would like to be treated.” Leonie Barlow. Wears the Emerge Side Tie-Tee, Capture Hooded Cardigan and Emerge Destroyed Hem Jean.