Meet the face behind the brand

Posted on 27 April 2016

As she walked into the store, the ocean breeze floating through the front door and sunlight blazing in gave her this almost ethereal glow. When she smiles, her whole face lights up and she instantly makes you feel like a friend.

Meet Courtney, the face of The Gypsy and the Officer.

We thought it would be fun to put her to the test with our own version of 20 Questions. As I sipped a coffee the size of my head and tried in vain to appear taller, tucked my crazy hair behind my ear and sucked in my stomach, I realised I didn’t need to. There’s no airs and graces to Courtney. She’s beautiful but in that annoyingly effortless way.  She’s kind and sweet and so down to earth. Every question is answered so honestly that I felt we were just two friends chatting.

So here’s 20 Questions with Courtney.

Actually, there’s 23. I lost count.

Beauty must haves
A hair tie and paw paw ointment. I take that stuff everywhere!

Top 5 holiday destinations
Papua New Guinea, Africa, Japan, Europe and anything tropical like Hawaii, Fiji, Vanuatu. Is that more that 5?

Favourite moment
When my nephew was born, that was SO precious.

Favourite movie
The Lorax! It’s all about trees and letting them grow and I love that!

Favourite tv show of all time
The Walking Dead and The OC

Describe your ultimate “me time”
In my bed with my big doona, my PJ’s, hair up, loads of water, the Walking Dead and The Lorax!

What music are you loving at the moment?
Matt Corby and Ben Howard. I love them. Have you heard Ben Howard’s music?  You have to, it’s amazing.

Who are your style icons?
I don’t have a particular icon, I just like what I like.

Favourite drink
Icy cold water. No, really! I’m a big water drinker.

Something in your wardrobe you can’t part with
My mums clothes that she used to wear when she was a teenager.

Pet peeves
Fake people and back stabbers – not cool!

Do you have a nickname?

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
There’s lots! Recently it was sneaking under a fence with my sister to stand on the edge of a cliff by the Great Ocean Road.

Last holiday you took?

Something you’ve always wanted to do but never been brave enough to
Something with music, singing and playing guitar (yep, she can do that too)

If you could raid anyone’s wardrobe, who would it be
My sisters! She has the best clothes, and takes really good care of her things.

3 things you can’t you leave home without?
My phone, hair tie, paw paw ointment.

How do you keep fit?
I don’t really do all that much. I take my dog for a walk and do loads of stretching every morning and night.

What are you scared of?
Frogs!!! (FYI her actions while answering this one were HILARIOUS!! She reeeallly doesn’t like frogs)

Is there a saying/term/phrase you can’t stand?
Fleek, on point, and new year, new me. I can’t stand them!

Favourite and least favourite colours?
I love every single colour!

Favourite season and why?
Summer – everything is fresh and warm. I’m a beach girl!

If you could pack up and move countries where would you go?
I actually don’t think I’d live anywhere else but Australia! I love going on holidays but I really love living here.

We love you Courtney and we love that you’re the face of The Gypsy and the Officer!


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