A beautiful face
with a passion for fashion
and a heart for art
Photo credit: Haus des Rodriguez
Make up: Lindalee make up and Tin Yang
Designer: Shona Tawhiao
Creative Director: Gobal Indigenous Management
Hollie Johnson is a proud First Nations Australian and belongs to the Gunai Kurnai and Monero Ngarigo Tribes of the southeast region of Australia. She has a degree in photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and has been capturing photos for years. She also has studied the local Aboriginal language of her community and has completed a Certificate III in Australian Language, Aboriginal Cultures.
Aside from her passion for photography, this beauty has been modelling for four years now and has graced the runway during the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival. Since she begun modelling back in 2013, this has taken her places overseas, including New Zealand and Canada with Global Indigenous Management.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about many things!
First, I have the constant desire to widen my horizons, particularly learning about my culture and nationality and yearning to gain more knowledge, in order to preserve it for the next generation.
Secondly I am passionate about the arts which comes in many forms including photography, crafts, jewellery making, painting or drawing. Each of these mediums involve different techniques which I look forward to continuously learning.
Lastly, Languages specifically my native tongue that was passed on to me from my grandparents. One day, I would like to complete a teaching degree along with a PhD in Linguistics to then pass this on to the next generation as well to keep it alive!
Hollie in Heather Bouchier Design for the Global Indigenous Runway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.
Left: Hollie Johnson wearing Heather Bouchier Design for Global Indigenous Management as part of the Global Indigenous Runway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.
Center: Dress by Adriana Dent during the Global Indigenous Runway as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017
Right: Hollie Johnson wearing Buluuy Mirri Design for Global Indigenous Management as part of the Global Indigenous Runway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.
Photo credit: Hollie Johnson out for dinner with her best friend Sarah Price before going to Canada & LA in 2016
What is one thing that you cannot say NO to?
Of course, FOOD!! Definitely, food! Playing with my dogs and doing activities that is geared towards arts and culture
What are your goals in the next 5 years?