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Behind the scenes shooting the Witchery White Shirt Campaign

18th April, 2017

The portrait I shot for the Witchery White Shirt Campaign

One woman dies every 10 hours from ovarian cancer and on average four women are diagnosed with the disease every day. When faced with these shocking statistics it’s crucial to raise awareness about ovarian cancer to not only make women more vigilant about monitoring their bodies for symptoms but also to help raise much needed funds for research to find an early detection test. This is why I felt privileged to be asked to take part in this year’s Witchery White Shirt Campaign. I have had friends and family who have been affected by ovarian cancer and it is a terrible disease that causes pain and suffering not only for the person who is affected but also for their family and loved ones. It’s my hope that by taking part I will be able to help bring this issue into the spotlight.

I recently shot the campaign at Sydney’s La Porte Space wearing a beautiful piece from the collection which was quite feminine and sophisticated. It was great to be able spend the day with the other women taking part and see the campaign coming to life.

Want to get involved? Along with wearing a white shirt on White Shirt Day on May 8 you can also take part by sharing an image of yourself on social media in a white shirt and finishing the sentence “I wear a white shirt because…” with a message that encourages support. Help get the conversation started! I wear a white shirt because I’m empowered to raise awareness about ovarian cancer… For me it is a powerful symbol of my commitment to getting closer to finding a cure for this terrible disease. This is one instance where fashion can truly make a difference.

The White Shirt Campaign will run from April 6 – May 8. You can purchase your Witchery white shirt here. For every white shirt sold during the campaign Witchery will donate everything except GST to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Head to whiteshirtcampaign.com.au for more info.

Photography: Michael Naumoff Styling: Hayley Bonham Makeup: Joel Phillips Hair: Keiren Street

Shot at La Porte Space

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Think pink with actress Mallory Jansen

23rd September, 2016
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Jansen on the red carpet at Marie Claire’s 2016 Fresh Faces party


Did you know that today is #BrightPinkLipstickDay? This is one of the major fundraising and awareness days for Pink Hope, an organisation that aims to shine the spotlight on breast and ovarian cancer. I spoke to Pink Hope ambassador and talented Australian actress, 
Mallory Jansen who along with getting behind this amazing charity has also starred in the biopic INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Galavant and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Here she speaks about her involvement with the cause, her love of fashion and her fave shade of pink lipstick ever…

Why did you become involved with Bright Pink Lipstick Day? 

I wanted to be involved in a cause that empowers, supports and educates women. That is exactly what Pink Hope aims to achieve through encouraging women to know their health risks and by creating a caring and supportive community.

Sadly many of us have been touched in some way by breast or ovarian cancer, whether it be a friend or a family member. My mum has had a number of scares with breast and ovarian cancer over the last few years. Sadly she chose not to tell anybody about what she was going through at the time, as she didn’t want anyone to worry about her. I wish she had spoken out, especially to me as I would have accompanied her to every appointment and procedure. Women need to be more open about their health, especially to friends and family members, as we all need support and encouragement in tough and uncertain times.

What does being an ambassador involve?

I think my role predominantly is to spread the word and create awareness about breast and ovarian cancer. The key is to have open discussions with our friends and family about our health. I would recommend every woman to go on the Pink Hope website and use their brilliant assessment tools to determine if they are at risk of developing these types of cancers. Knowing your risk could potentially save your life.

As today is all about pink lipstick… which one is your favourite?
MAC matte ‘Breathing Fire’.

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Jansen at an Emmys party in LA

What is your favourite fashion piece?
The trench! One of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe is a navy silk Marc Jacobs trench that I bought about six years ago…..If only I got more use out of it in LA?!

Who do you follow on Instagram?
It’s a mixed bag really. I follow a lot of women in comedy who I admire, such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler. Food is a big part of my life so I follow my favourite LA eateries like Salt & Straw ice cream, Bestia restaurant and Petty Cash Taqueria. In terms of fashion, I’m obsessed with Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and I drool over everything on Toni Maticevski’s page.

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One of Jansen’s favourite food haunts in LA is worth an Instagram follow

What is your most played song ever?
‘Africa’ by Toto is one of my all time favourite songs, I’ve played it literally HUNDREDS of times. However more recently I’ve had ‘Flawless’ by Queen B [Beyonce] on repeat.

Where is your favourite travel destination?
Italy, without a doubt! I love everything about that country, the culture, the people, the arts, the history, the beaches, the food…oh good lord the FOOD!

What is your favourite food?
Pepperoni pizza.

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In gorgeous Positano, Italy





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Enjoying pizza in Naples

What is your top fashion trick?
Well, I don’t know if you would call it a trick, but I never wear super high heels. I just end up uncomfortable and miserable. I stick to the low pump, it’s a few inches shorter, but I’m guaranteed a good night.

What was your most recent clothing purchase?
Reformation ‘Parisa’ dress, it’s been my LA summer staple.

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Jansen in her beloved Reformation ‘Parisa’ dress

What is your favourite drink to order at a cafe?
A shot of espresso.

What do you love about your job?
The truth is there isn’t much I don’t love about my job. I love how every day is different, I love that everyone in my industry is passionate about what they do, I love working with incredible actors and learning from them, yes I even love the 4:30am starts….most of the time. I love how much hard work it is, I love how rewarding it is. I just love being able to do what I love.