JENNIFER Hawkins is looking forward to returning to her old stomping ground of Newcastle this Christmas after a hectic 2014.
The Holmesville-raised model mogul has had a packed agenda this year, splitting her time between her successful swimwear label COZI by Jennifer Hawkins – which has lent its designs to bright and vibrant limited edition Mount Franklin Lightly Sparkling bottles – and tanning brand Jbronze by Jennifer Hawkins. She also represents Myer, lingerie brand Loveable, Bioglan and more.
Hawkins, who spoke to the Newcastle Herald on Wednesday on a break between filming the upcoming ninth series of Australia’s Next Top Model, said she was looking forward to time off around Christmas.
‘‘I’ve probably been the busiest I’ve ever been the second half of this year. Top Model will wrap up in mid-December and I have a few other commitments, then I have my birthday – I’m kind of on the cusp of sagittarius/capricorn – then Christmas will be on the beach, with family, out in the sun and really just chilling out.’’
Hawkins is also looking forward to spending time in the Hunter from her new home base in North Curl Curl.
‘‘I’ll be coming back to Newcastle for sure, I always love doing that over Christmas. I’ll go to the beach in Newcastle and just check out different cafes, there’s always something new in Newcastle that has opened. I always love checking out the area and Lake Macquarie as well.’’
This year marks the third year the quintessential Australian beach babe has shared her Cozi designs on Mount Franklin bottles. Hawkins said the designs, which range from animal print to bold florals and jungle-inspired prints to geometrics such as chevron, were chosen with both brands in mind.
‘‘The prints are so vibrant and so fresh...also they are all so different that there is something for everybody,’’ Hawkins said.
For me prints are a big trend for summer, whether it’s a full piece or a bikini, prints will be massive.
A wide or medium brimmed hat, I just think it’s so essential for sun safety and to be really fashionable.
Sunscreen, with JBronze [by Jennifer Hawkins] I just brought out an SPF50 beauty balm which is tinted, I’d say use that daily or in general use a beauty balm with SPF.
Hydration, for sure.
Fun, being happy in summer and socialising and having a good time.