Georgia Fowler is an international supermodel, actress, blogger and new mum.
Most notably known for walking the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show between 2016 and 2019, Georgia has also modelled for the likes of Miu Miu, Balmain, Chanel, Armani, Kanye West’s Yeezy, Off-White, and H&M throughout her career. Not to mention gracing the pages and covers of publications such as Vogue Paris, Italia, & Australia, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, GQ, Grazia, W, The File, and INPRINT, as well as featuring in Kygo and Selena Gomez’s music video, It Ain't Me. Focusing on luxury, beauty, fashion, and wellness, her blog georgiafowler.net is a beautiful, honest and meticulously curated collection of things, brands, ideas, and people she truly loves. New Zealand raised but Sydney based, Fowler has just given birth to her first baby with partner, successful Australian restaurateur and businessman, Nathan Dalah.
Sip and Savour
As a new mum, what does parenthood mean to you?
I believe parenthood will be the most exciting, daunting and rewarding adventure of my life. It’s a responsibility like no other, and with no time outs, though I know will be worth every sleepless moment, from newborn days all the way to those worrying teenage years and beyond. I have always wanted children, I’ve grown up with incredibly loving, and supportive parents, so hoping I can follow in their footsteps and raise a child whose fearless, kind, and believes anything is possible.
What has your journey through pregnancy been like?
I’ve been fortunate to have had a very easy pregnancy. Besides the very real mood swings, and hangry demands (sorry Nathan) I’ve actually loved every moment of it. It is however a long 40 weeks, and a ride in itself, from the initial excitement and shock, to the worries about how life will change, and the moment you realise you are actually creating the most special gift.
How has your relationship with alcohol evolved over the years and how have you found not being able to drink while pregnant?
I love to have a good time, though I have always had a really healthy balance between having fun, looking after my body, and being ready for any kind of work and travel demands that are thrown my way. The last ten years I have been based mostly in NY and that meant a busy social life, lots of restaurants and in turn a lot of cocktails. Fortunately I always knew how to say no before I turned into a pumpkin ha! Surprisingly the moment I found out I was pregnant, my desire for even one drink really diminished. I had told everyone I was doing Feb Fast (which raised an eyebrow or two from a few friends than knew me better) but when Feb Fast became Dry March and well, 2021 I was quickly discovered by all. By midway through my pregnancy I was trying to indulge in as much socialising as possible knowing that getting out of the house in four months would be impossible, so was filling up the quota. This was when I was craving cocktails to keep up with my cocktail drinking peers! The only problem was, most mocktails tasted nothing like a cocktail and more like a tropical fruit punch I would never order (until of course I tried YES YOU CAN!)
Is there a particularly embarrassing drunk story you can share with us?
I think growing up in NZ where we found alcohol at a very young age meant I made most of my drunk moments before my adult life. I would say however, don’t get a microphone near me or a karaoke playlist as I may not be able to refrain from a performance.
In order to prioritise your mental and physical wellbeing, what are some non-negotiables you live by?
For both my head, and my heart, I make sure to move everyday, this could be a gruelling work out, or just a walk with a friend. I also nourish my body with healthy foods, quality protein and fats and lots of fruit and veg. And most importantly, surround myself with people that you can have a laugh (and a cry) with.
How do you cultivate balance in your life?
I have not always been the best at creating balance in my life, before covid I was living in NY, working most days, traveling on long hauls every 3 or so days, training intensely, and also trying to keep up an active social life like a 20 something year old should. I was burning the candle at both ends. Then COVID came, and the very opposite occurred, a very long rest at home with family was welcomed and though I was mourning for the world I found a balance and a sense of home I had missed. Balance for me now is, move everyday, but it’s ok if it’s just an at home yoga or stroll outdoors. Eat the treats, just not everyday, or if everyday, only in small amounts, and never get upset at yourself for the occasional over indulging. Fall asleep early, but if you want, go to bed late (just appreciate each sleeping moment as you’ve gone one more month of it). And work hard, though know that achieving work goals will not necessarily bring happiness. And have a cocktail (when you’re not pregnant, though maybe not more than four).
If you were a drink what would you be and why?
A spicy Paloma.. A little sweet, a little tart, and a touch of spice.
Describe your drunk alter-ego in 3 words
What is your favourite thing to spend money on at the moment?
Baby bits and pieces- these little humans need so much STUFF!
If you could share a drink with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
At the risk of sounding cheesy, my next drink would be shared with Nathan, to celebrate our bundle of joy.
What is something that energises you?
Spending time with family and friends by the ocean.
In your ideal adventure what would you be doing, where would it be, and who would it be with?
This adventure called life we’re currently riding, right here, right now! And when we can, Nathan, the Bub and I hope to do a roadie through New Zealand, and a trip to the Almafi Coast for European Sun, Aperol Spritz, and a lot of pasta.
What is one thing that always cheers you up?
An ocean dip.
One song you can’t stop listening to at the moment?
Snoh Aalegras new album is my recent find for a background soundtrack for lockdown.
A motto or quote to live by?
In the words of Dr Seuss, Those that mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind.