W: What style advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
DG: It’s important to always be true to who you are in the moment. Don’t hold on to what people expect you to look like – just wear what makes you feel good and confident.
W: What’s a memorable fashion moment?
DG: Many moments of fashion that have made me smile are the one-off pieces I worked on with my friend and collaborator Lisa Ho, [such as the] ARIAs 2003 dress. I will never forget when it arrived. I unzipped the bag to see this sparkling beautiful pink dress.
W: What have you learned about life since then?
DG: To move forward in every aspect of your life. It is all moments of your life and no moment is the same and neither are you. So keep evolving.
W: Your most inspiring mantra or quote?
DG: If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well – I have said it all my life and by well I mean give it all you got, in whatever field. If you’re going to spend your time doing something, make it worth it.
W: What are some of your favourite Australian brands?
DG: Camilla and Marc, sass & bide, Carla Zampatti, Zimmermann, Ginger & Smart, Willow, Alice McCall, Lovisa and Witchery.