20 questions with melissa cowan

child mags blog 20 questions melissa cowan

Our gorgeous writer and sub-editor Mel is leaving us, and although we may never quite get over the gaping Mel-shaped hole that she has left in our hearts, we wish her all the best for the future. So this is a very special 20 Questions for us. Because..Legend. 

You can keep in touch with her loveliness on Instagram.

I share images because… I enjoy taking them. I like having a little snapshot into other people’s lives, so hopefully they enjoy it too.

I never leave the house without… ideally a clear mind and my iPhone. But only one of them is guaranteed (the iPhone).

The music I’ve got on repeat is… Nina Simone. Oh my god, she never gets old.

My favourite thing to photograph is… my dog Indie. She’s the most beautiful little thing.

In the morning I always… drink a smoothie and meditate on the train. That makes me sound WAY healthy…sadly I equally love cake and wine.

My dream holiday destination is… Barcelona. I’ve never been to Europe but I’m dying to get there! I’ve kinda always felt like I was Spanish in a past life.

I want my Instagram profile to make people feel… validated. I’m not really interested in having a feed that’s too ‘perfect’. Realness is good in my books (but I admire those perfect feeds too).

My favourite piece of clothing is… probably my Topshop navy and white stripe shirtdress. I’m guilty of dressing for comfort over style.

My current insta-ration is coming from… I’m loving @sophiethestylist and @meganmorton

My favourite photo editing apps are… VSCO.

Who will play you in a movie about your life… Drew Barrymore. I often get told I’m like her.

Fave iconic Aussie thing… Golden Gaytimes. So good.

True or False

Instagram is my Jam: True

Fairy bread is happiness on a plate: True

Vegemite rocks: True

Pick a Side

Plane or Roadtrip: Plane! I find plane rides so exciting, I even love the plane food (I know, I’m a weirdo).

Balloons or Flowers: Flowers. My fave thing to do is buy a bunch of beautiful blooms for myself, something about that just feels so indulgent and sweet.

Cake or Kale: Cake. Duh.

Puppies or Kittens: Puppies!!!

Heels or Kicks: Kicks. Ever since Bron did that ‘16 sneakers for 2016’ post I’ve been living in them. And buying them (thanks Bron!).

Mel xx