As one of the most in demand models in Australia, Roberta Pecoraro has had a busy few days to say the least. With her signature to-die-for curls and blunt fringe, Roberta has walked in multiple shows during Fashion Week, and it seems her next stop may be further ashore as she pursues an international modelling career. Having already appeared in a Country Road campaign and in editorials for Vogue and Grazia, there’s no doubt that she’s well on her way to making her dream of walking in a Gucci show a reality. I caught up with Roberta backstage at the Hansen and Gretel to chat about how she got into modelling, her signature dish and the highlight of her career so far…
You’ve walked in a lot of shows this week. What have you walked in so far?
So far I’ve done Camilla and Marc, We Are Kindred, Macgraw…wow, I’m forgetting them all now. And Hansel and Gretel right now and … I’ve forgotten heaps.
And so what’s been the biggest highlight of the week?
Probably the Camilla and Marc show. It was a beautiful show, the set, it was amazing.
So did you always want to get into modelling?
I did, actually. During high school I really got into it and then after high school I finished school and at [Sydney] Fashion Weekend, [modelling agency] Chic has a stall, and they saw me walk past, and they asked me to come in for an interview and a meeting. From then on, I signed with them.
And so far what has been your biggest career highlight?
Probably last year opening for the Dion Lee show. It was opening all of Fashion Week so that was an amazing opportunity.
And what has been the biggest surprise being in the fashion industry?
Biggest surprise … just all the opportunities that you get. Even travelling overseas, you’re so lucky to be able to jump from one city to another and I’m really appreciative of those opportunities.
And what has been your biggest pinch-me moment?
Biggest pinch-me moment? I actually don’t know this one.
Have you met anyone that you never imagined meeting?
Well, I got to meet [Victoria’s Secret model] Georgia Fowler not too long ago so that was amazing.
And so if you could walk for anyone, who would you walk for?
I’d love to walk for Gucci one day. Definitely a goal of mine.
Is the plan to stay in Australia or go overseas?
I’d like to go overseas during September, to try Fashion Week overseas.
And where do you see yourself in five years time?
Five years? If I can still be doing this, that would be amazing. But I love to cook and anything involving food, so maybe something involving food.
Nice, what’s your signature dish?
I like desserts so, I make these little Italian brioche buns with ricotta.
Need to come to your house for dinner. And what do you love about fashion?
How creative you can get and [being able to] show your personality through it. You can be a different personality one day to another.
And do you get to work much with your sister [stylist, Jess Pecoraro]? I interviewed her earlier in the week.
I do, actually. Recently we’ve been working a lot together, which is nice. It’s so comfortable and relaxing on set with her, so, yeah. It’s lovely.
Amazing, well thank you so much. I can’t wait to see you walk in the show.
Thank you. I’m excited.