Interview: Kristy Hinze Talks Fashion, Environment & All Things Baby

| 5 July , 2011 | 1 Reply

Melanie Clark

Hailing from the Gold Coast, supermodel Kristy Hinze may live a jet-setter lifestyle, but the mum to be is as down to earth as they come. We chatted with Kristy about fashion, the environment, winning the InStyle Readers Choice Award and her growing baby bump.

Hi Kristy, congratulations on your pregnancy! How has everything been going so far?
Great, I love being pregnant!

Have you had to change anything in your daily routine such as your exercise regime to accommodate being pregnant?
Sure, I have altered things but I still work out and do yoga.

Have you had any strange cravings?
None, I am lucky as it is summer over here so the fruits and veggies are all amazing… I am addicted to cantaloupe (rockmelon) and watermelon with mint.

You have been an ambassador for Sportscraft for some time now, what is your favourite thing about the brand?
Sportscraft encompasses the relaxed Aussie life style.  They are the clothes that I want to wear.

What is you favourite piece from the winter collection?
Camel is the colour and they have a great military trench.  Also they have knit sweaters in brown and blue with glittery detail that I love, it dresses up the sweater.

How did you feel when you were awarded the InStyle Women of Style Readers Choice award in May this year?
Shocked! I had absolutely no idea that I was even in the running for it.  With so many accomplished women in the running, I could not have even imagined that I would win.

Can you tell me a bit about your environmental endeavours? When did you first discover your passion for the environment?
Growing up in Australia gave me a sense of my beautiful surrounds.  Being aware of what is happening to the environment through climate change, habitat segmentation, and over development during my generation was motivation enough to learn more and get active.

How is your Environmental Biology degree going? How are you managing to fit in your study while managing a busy schedule?
Great! I love studying.  It is such a gift, to have an education.

You are an ambassador for Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Protect Our Coral Sea. Can you tell me how you became involved with the two organisations?
I was and have been approached by many organisations to get involved with them.  These two are special to me as they aim to protect the things that make Australia truly unique.

What are some of the things you have done for them or will be doing?
Creating awareness, fundraising and talking to people and kids a about the organisations.

You are an active environmental campaigner, how did you feel when you were short-listed for the InStyle Women of Style Environment award?

Honored and excited, part of the reason I work with these organizations, aside from the fact that I totally 100% believe in what they are trying to achieve, is to get more public awareness for them. This is one way in which we can bring these organizations and their plight to the public that normally would not hear about them.

What advice would you give to others to help the environment more?
There are so many little things that people can do in their everyday lives to help the environment. These organizations need help spreading the word also, and funding.

What environmentally friendly things will you have/be doing for your baby?
Still working on it but I am looking at re-usable diapers instead of disposable.  There are disposable ones now that are environmentally friendly though.

What is the rest of your year looking like?

If it is anything like the last few months, blissfully happy. My husband and I are extremely excited about our pending arrival and my friends and family too. I really have no idea what to expect, every baby and pregnancy is different. I am taking it one step at a time.

Images: Troyt Coburn for InStyle  & InStyle Women of Style Awards 2011 & Sportscraft


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