Kate Bollard has always had an insatiable love of the fashionable aesthetic.
Hailing from the sleepy seaside shores of Wollongong NSW, her early experiences as a buyer and visual merchandiser for a small home and giftware boutique inspired her strong sense of creativity, her commitment to visual design and driven her professional studies in fashion and old world skills of millinery.
From a fashion design background in Sydney, Kate was lucky enough to move into the world of styling over five years ago when she made the move down to Melbourne. Since then Kate has worked on various fashion festivals, styled Miss World and Miss Universe contestants, red carpet events and even private clients such as John Jarratt, Cameron Daddo, Paul O’Brien, Eliza Taylor, Tania Zaetta, Silvana Lovin and James Mason.
Through these experiences Kate’s eye for beauty was extended to the human form leading her to manage her design and styling work alongside working for boutique modelling agencies including Giant Management and Darley Management. Kate’s role as Head Booking Agent for the Men’s and Woman’s division was seamlessly merged with her greater love of styling as she took on the role as in house styling of the agency as well.
A part time model, Kate represented L’Oreal Matrix and has modelled extensively both here and overseas.
With such holistic experience across various divisions of fashion and beauty both behind and in front of the camera, it is little surprise that she is an actively sought after celebrity stylist.
Working with such inspiring clients who also became good friends and private tutors, they pushed kate to fulfil her dream of acting. It has always been a passion of Kate’s and has been lucky enough to now do what she loves and call it work. So many opportunities from Kate’s styling and acting world such as becoming an ambassador for TLC for Kids. It’s a charity close to Kate’s heart that supports all families and sick kids in hospital. Kate is also a panelist for an in school program called Just BU. Believing it is important to inspire young people to be themselves and know that there so many possibilities no matter what others label them as; nerdy, sporty, arty etc.
As mental health touches most individuals, both big and small, Kate is a firm believer that the stigma attached to mental health needs to be eradicated. Which is why Kate is furthering her studies in holistic counselling to help young adults feel comfortable and not alone with what’s going on and with the need to feel “normal.”
Which brings us to Kate’s latest and most satisfying venture; FRAU Jewellery, of which Kate is the founder and designer. It is a solid silver jewellery label; in which the range has been designed for all women with it’s basis being to empower, inspire and support women all over the world.
FRAU Jewellery was created as a legacy of Kate’s Great Grandmother, Phyllis Bollard, with 10% of every purchase going to Cancer Council; which is available exclusively online. www.fraujewellery.com