Hailed as one of Australia's top burgeoning talents in the wellness sphere, Zoe Bingley-Pullin's many titles include chef, author, presenter, nutritionist - and most importantly - mother.
With a focus on balance, Bingley-Pullin approaches her relationship with food in the same way she approaches her style: relaxed, yet smart - everything in moderation. Her mantra certainly seems to be working, Zoe is motivated, happy and bursting with life - a vision of health and vitality.
Sambag caught up with Zoe Bingley-Pullin to discuss her love of food and her predilection for Italian fashion...
Describe yourself using 5 words:
Energetic, passionate, easily bored and athletic.
What are you most passionate about?
Being a Mum and also food – specifically, the way we engage with food. I want to help lessen the demonisation of food and labelling foods good vs bad. It’s not healthy to exclude all bad food all of the time nor does food always have to be pleasurable. Aim for balance and taking a more relaxed approach to food.
How would you define your personal style?
I love comfortable clothes and clothes that make me feel relaxed and confident. I am not scared to take a bit of a risk and try new styles. If I had to suggest a style I aspire to, it would be Italian - from a fashion sense, this culture ticks all of the boxes!
Describe your typical day, and what shoe you wear to help you get it all done:
Once I have woken up, I get Emily, my daughter, ready for school, make breakfast and drop her at school – usually wearing a comfy and reliable sneaker.
Once the school run is complete, I will do an exercise session and come home to get dressed for work. My shoe selection for work is generally something comfortable such as a stylish flat. I do also love a stylish heel but because I love comfort, I try to reserve heels for going out and dressing up!
Once I have picked Emily up from school - if she doesn’t have any afternoon activities on - we will spend some time together at a café and have a hot chocolate or for instance, today we are visiting the Double Bay Library for the first time, which has a living wall and secret garden. Once home, my husband Michael and I share the cooking and I am generally in bed by 8:30pm! I try not to work at night but some nights, it’s required and I just accept that.
Who do you look to as a style icon?
Nan Kempner because I am an avid pants wearer and fan of clothes that are both feminine and practical. I would also be very happy if I could achieve a look which is a mix between Coco Chanel and Kate Moss!
What’s caught your eye from the current Sambag collection? Why?
The Irene black suede pointed flats because they encapsulate femininity, practicality and style: the perfect combination.
How would you style our Irene Pointed Flat?
I would wear the flats with a wide leg black pant, shirt or t-shirt and scarf, to tie it altogether.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I love to look at what women are wearing on the street. I find it fascinating just how many styles there are and the fact that no single style is wrong. Every shape is in fashion, which I also admire because it’s a more accurate representation of women and femininity.
What is your favourite holiday destination, and what do you pack?
Any destination which is hot and has a beach, so I can swim! I would pack a beautiful pair of sandals, which I can wear out to lunch with my swimming costume and a cover-up dress.
If you were to personify a shoe, what type would you be?
Something beautiful and feminine yet comfortable, such as a sandal.
What would you like to see in the next Sambag collection?
I am a massive lover of colour so lots of styles in fabulous colours!
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