Birthstone Series: Brooke McAuley's Mesmerising Peridot

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Colour, fun, warmth and love radiate in Brooke Perry's (née McAuley) world (and social presence). Our second August baby takes the stand to chat all things birthday when, in true Leo fashion, the vibes are amped up, and it's a worthy cause for big celebrations. Get in the mood for cheer. 

A whirlwind Brooke Perry intro.

Hello! I'm Brooke, an Australian-based creative, working as a model and fashion/lifestyle influencer. My birth month is August and my zodiac is a true stubborn Leo...however, at the same time I'm a confident and fun-loving person with a lot of love for my family and friends.

Give us a rundown of your perfect birthday.

One big party! (Ideally a themed one). Haha, I LOVE to host events and a birthday is a great excuse to throw one! I get so much enjoyment out of creating an exciting space with great energy and music, to see all my friends mingling and having a boogie on the d floor (or kitchen table). 

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Do you have any birthday rituals or traditions?

Opening prezzies in bed, very first thing on the morning of my birthday!

What is the most treasured gift you have ever received? And what are you hoping to receive this year?

Definitely my yellow diamond engagement ring from my husband! It's a special one. 

What am I hoping to receive this year? Tickets to see Blink 182 live!

The August birthstone is Peridot: how do you wear the stone, and what does it mean to you?

I love styling the peridot stone because of its colour! I can either wear it subtly poking out under a white T-shirt, or I can really lean into the colour and wear the stone with a playful, bright look!

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What are you most excited about for the year ahead?

Event season! I love getting dressed up, and I love the hustle and bustle towards the end of the year – it's a crazy time, work is wild, but the energy is infectious and so much fun!

Can you give us your top three:

Current sources of inspiration –

Pinterest and coffee table books. Visuals are my thing!

Things to read –

'Open' – Andre Agassi's autobiography. It's such an inspiring read and a great reminder of what true drive, strength and determination looks like.

Things to listen to –

Jazzmatazz Volume 1 & 2 & 3 & 4

Winter activities –

Aprés Ski.. 🍷

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