Style & Design

From Gold Coast To Good American, Esha-Avantha Naidoo Talks Breaking Barriers In The Fashion World

By Morgan Reardon - 23 May 2019

Esha-Avantha Naidoo

Ever since she was a little girl, Esha-Avantha Naidoo has been obsessed with fashion. From flicking through the pages of Vogue and Elle to watching her idol Tyra Banks on Americas Next Top Model, Naidoo was determined to make her mark on the industry. 

And Naidoo's certainly doing that with the GC local recently picked from 80,000 models in an international casting call to shoot Khloe Kardashian’s latest Good American range in LA. 

To celebrate fashion month here at Urban List, we took five with Gold Coast’s most exciting new fashion export. 

How did it feel when you booked the Good American job?

Completely overwhelmed with joy! I ran into my mum’s room, told her the good news and we both started to cry. It was such a big moment for me in my career and to share something like that with her is a feeling I’ll never forget. 

What was the shoot like and meeting Khloe?

Shooting for Good American was amazing, being on a production of that calibre was inspiring, empowering and it made me feel so blessed to be there! Khloe was beautiful, down to earth and strong. I have so much respect for her as such a hands-on business woman. 

Good American is known for celebrating lots of different shapes, sizes and ethnicities, how important is that to you and for jobs in the future?

Being a woman of colour I personally feel that having a broad representation of people from different walks of life, ethnicities, religions, shapes and sizes is extremely important as everyone should feel like they are being represented and that they can relate and it should be more accepted in the future. 

Who are you most inspired by right now when it comes to work?

I would have to say Rihanna. She is killing it right now! Becoming a beauty mogul, having her own line of lingerie and working on an album while looking as glam as she does—how can you not be inspired? 

90s style isn't going anywhere. What are your favourite 90s trends, and what's something you wish hadn't made a comeback?

I absolutely love anything and everything high waisted, cute crop tops, all white sneakers and slip dresses are definitely on my list of 90’s favourites! But Jelly sandals and bucket hats need to stay in the 90’s.  

What’s the best advice you’ve received and by whom?

The best advice I’ve ever been given is from my mum who said, ‘Treat people the way you want to be treated’.  

What would be the dream brand for you to work with?

If I got the chance to shoot for Fenty Beauty, Savage X Fenty or any street wear brand that would be a dream. 

The Fast Five:

Favourite song to amp you up for a shoot? Power by Kanye West or Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle. 
Favourite fashion purchase? My Black and White Prada Cahier bag! 
Describe your style in three words? Classic, Street, Chic.
If you could only wear one brand for the rest of your life, who would it be? I’m torn between Calvin Klein & Nike. 
Favourite place to eat on the Gold Coast? Hands down Bam Bam Bakehouse! The Egg Nasi is everything! 

Image Credit: Concrete Trend

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