Summer cover star Emma Boyd on style, her favourite Sydney spots and more

22 November 2021
By Danielle Clausen

With a stack of impressive editorials, campaigns and shows under her belt, FQ catches up with New Zealand model of the moment Emma Boyd.

Fashion Quarterly Summer 2022. Photography: Daniel Goode. Styling: Jackie Shaw. Emma Boyd from Priscillas wears a Sir The Label bikini top and briefs, Chanel hat and bracelet, and Meadowlark earrings.

Emma Boyd’s modelling career has taken her far and wide — from walking for Saint Laurent in a SS19 show staged under the Eiffel Tower, to appearing on the glossy pages of Vogue Italia shot by renowned photographer Michael Bailey-Gates.

The kiwi model (represented locally by Super Management) is currently residing in Sydney and signed with Priscillas. Our summer cover shoot recently took place across the Tasman: Boyd lighting up the room in the season’s most dazzling looks, sporting her signature choppy bob and flashing megawatt smiles with ease.

Although it’s likely she won’t be there a whole lot longer, with plans to globe-trot once again on the horizon. Read on for a quick-fire Q&A as FQ chats to Emma about all things fashion, travel and what’s on her radar right now.

Where will you be heading for rest and relaxation this summer?

I wouldn’t call it rest but I’m heading back to Thailand to train Muay Thai for a month.

Who are your favourite designers right now and why?

Paris Georgia, Eckhaus Latta, Brielle, Yproject, Maryam Nassir Zadeh. I reach for these the most!

What inspires your personal style?

I love loud, colourful pieces. I don’t care what Coco Chanel said, black is BORING!

Where are your favourite spots to eat and drink in Sydney?

Ester, Bistro Rex, Giorgios, P&V, and the best spicy marg has to be from Raw Bar.

In what ways does your community help and inspire you to succeed, how does it raise you up?

I get to hang out with my friends who are the most creative and uplifting people there are, being around them is success in itself 

What is a favourite highlight from your modelling career to date?

Saint Laurent under the Eiffel Tower.

Where in the world is next on your list to travel to? 


Have you got any exciting projects in the pipeline that you can share?

I do! Coming soon…

To discover all of the vibrant looks from Emma Boyd’s cover shoot, pick up a copy of the of Fashion Quarterly summer issue — on sale now.


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