What the hell are Monday mornings for, but photosynthesising through murky glass and filtered curtain shade? Granted, not every start to the week is baptised with such glorious Autumn sunshine, nor with a cheeky catch-up with nothing short of an Australian supermodel as part of my Natural Habitat series for David Jones in the lead-up to World Environment Day, but let’s not think about next week’s looming wet weather for now.*
I’ve said it once, and I’ll said it again: Monty can work a room as effortlessly as she can work a camera. Just one of those rad ladies, comfortable in her own skin, with a knack for making others feel comfortable. And who else could wake up like this?
I did not wake up like this.
For Monty, it’s the little things. Between jetting to NYC at the drop of a hat, and the European couture collection shows fast approaching, her down time is precious, and reserved for either parking herself on the couch with a best bud and a good film, or packing in the simple pleasures of having a surf and wreaking havoc in the kitchen. And so, when it comes to doing her bit for her natural habitat, the sentiment is very much the same, anything from hand-washing and air-drying her clothes (“it’s better for retaining their quality, too”), keeping an eye out for light switches and powerpoints when leaving the room, and climbing into a sweater over turning on the heating system. Just as five dollars (yes, five dollars) a day on coffee adds up to something ridiculous like a Chloé bag and then some, Monty is of a pretty logical belief that every little conscious action adds up to quite a lot of energy saving, and in the long-run, your bit to reduce a community carbon footprint.
“If you think you’re too little to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito…”
Wise words, Monty Cox.
*though, secretly, thank goodness, because I really need to get some study in
Plus pieces by Stella McCartney, Camilla and Marc, and LOVER, available at David Jones