5 minutes with stylist Marina Didovich

7 April 2022
By Fashion Quarterly

The Australian-based creative shares how she made it in the industry, what it was like working on the recent Fashion Quarterly cover shoot, & so much more.

Marina Didovich.

How did you start your career in fashion?

I started my fashion journey as an intern at Cleo and She magazines which, funnily enough, were once based out of the same Auckland office as Fashion Quarterly!

Did you always want to work in fashion?

I originally had my heart set on becoming a photographer, but this dream passed as soon as I started my internship at Cleo and She.

You’re one of Australasia’s most prominent fashion stylists. Tell us about your career progression.

Moving to Australia was extremely challenging. I ultimately had to start my career again from scratch. I came from New Zealand where I was already established and known in the industry, to Sydney where it was the complete opposite. The love for my career has got me to where I am today!

You recently styled the Fashion Quarterly autumn issue cover shoot. What was it like on the day?

We were shooting on location 2 hours out of Sydney on a huge estate. The day was super challenging; it was 40 plus degrees with storms on and off in the afternoon. It was a BIG day!

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You worked alongside your husband & prominent Australian photographer Steven Chee on the Fashion Quarterly shoot. What’s it like collaborating with him?

I always love working with Steven. We always challenge each other and because of our personal relationship we can be super honest with each other on set. I think this pushes us to go that extra distance.

5 quickfire questions

1. What’s your most memorable fashion shoot?

Shooting with Cleo magazine in Fiji, where I first met Steven!

2. How would you describe your personal style?

I don’t have a predictable style. The way I dress very much depends on my mood of the day!

3. Where’s your favourite place to shop?

Ala Moana Center in Honolulu — because it means I’m on holiday!

4. What about the skincare products you can’t live without?

Anything by Beaute Pacifique. My skin is addicted.

5. Lastly, what’s your top styling tip?

Confidence is key!

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