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July 25, 2019 3 min read

Aussie Model & Dancer, Mietta Gornall, Shares the Inside Scoop on Living Large in NYC

Meet the delightful (and ridiculously gorgeous) Mietta Gornall, an Aussie model & dancer living it up in the illustrious New York City.

With sparkling blue eyes, limbs for days, and a smile made for the camera you could say we're a bit smitten with Mietta and her healthy Aussie glow.   

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Feels off brand but whatever 🤙🏼

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Do you like pina coladas? 😜🍍🥥

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Here, Mietta chats with CHUCHKA on what it's like living in the Big Smoke, what she misses the most about Australia, her go-to self-care practices, must-have carry essentials, and advice for young aspiring women chasing their creative dreams in a new city. 

Meet Mietta Gornall... 

How long have you been living in New York and what made you decide to move there?

I moved here just over 4 years ago to further my career as a dancer.

Where in Australia did you grow up?

Port Douglas, Cairns, then Melbourne when I was 13.

What's a "typical day in the life" for you as an Aussie model in NY?

When I’m not on a job/shoot, I start my day with a ballet class at The Met Opera (one of my highlights of living in NYC is working with this company), then usually bop around to a few castings/auditions, yoga or pilates then catch up with friends.

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Pictured: Ash Neoprene Tote Bag

What's your favourite thing about living in New York and some of your fave hangouts?

All the amazing opportunities here, the concerts/events/Broadway shows, wandering around the West Village, people watching in Washington Square Park, bike riding around Central Park.

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Pictured: Zamora Mexican Woven Tote

What do you miss most about home/Australia?

My family and the beach!

How would you describe your off-duty style?

Usually active wear as I’m constantly running from one workout class to another.

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Pictured: Tully Neoprene Duffle Bag

What are the 5 must have carry items in your bag when running around the city?

Water Bottle, Paw paw ointment, Phone, Headphones, Cap.

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Pictured: Ash Neoprene Tote Bag

 

What are some of your daily self care practices to stay centred in a busy city like NY?

Meditation - I try to do 20 mins morning and afternoon. I also like journaling if I have spare time.

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Pictured: Ash Neoprene Tote Bag

What 5 items do you always travel with in your carry-on?

Laptop, Passport, Eye mask, Snacks, Phone Charger.

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Pictured: Tully Neoprene Duffle Bag

What are your fave 5 items from the current CHUCHKA range and why?

#1 Kalli Neoprene Tote - fits so much in it, love that it’s reversible.

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#2 Alina Bum Bag, or a crossbody bag, so handy if you’re just running out of the house and don’t need to take much.

Chuchka Life Blog - Aussie Model Living in NYC

#3 Gold shell earrings - loving the dressy beach vibes.

Chuchka Life Blog - Aussie Model Living in NYC

#4 Anni Black Metallic Backpack - I love the metallic finish, can be dressy and casual.

Chuchka Life Blog - Aussie Model Living in NYC

#5 Pana Hat - I spend a lot of time surfing in full sun so whenever possible, I try to wear a hat to keep my face protected from even more sun.

Chuchka Life Blog - Aussie Model Living in NYC

What advice do you have to young women who want to pursue their passions and creative dreams in the Big City?

Do it! Save up as much money as you can before leaving Aus, then once you’re here, say yes to as many invitations as possible so you can meet loads of people and experience everything this incredible city has to offer.

Follow Mietta:

📸 @miettagornall
www.miettagornall.com


Niki Michalek

Niki is the Digital Marketing & eCommerce Manager at Chuchka, which means she's surrounded by new bags and accessories on the regular #dreamjob. In her downtime you can find her hitting the d-floor dancing salsa, experimenting in the kitchen, sampling cafes around the city, and blogging about all things health and wellness.


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