We catch up with QueensPlaza ambassador, Tess Alexander

28 Aug 2019

The Undeniably QP, Tess Alexander returns to showcase all that QueensPlaza’s Australian and Luxury designers have to offer.

Growing up on the Gold Coast, Tess landed her first International modelling contract at the age of 17 and has subsequently worked in every corner of the globe.

Now working as a Presenter and former Miss Australia, Tess is proud to call Brisbane home.

Tess is excited to bring global eyes to Brisbane during Shop BNE City, showcasing the Australian and Luxury designers at QueensPlaza.

 We took 5 with Tess to chat all things Summer and Shop BNE City…


Q: What do you love about Brisbane City?
Brisbane is a gem! Our glorious weather aside, Brisbane has the perfect mix of industry, creative talent and picture-perfect landscapes. There is a calmness to our city, that has proven itself to be the best breeding ground for innovation and supportive industry leaders. With things like QPAC, GOMA, Howard Smith Wharf and Shop BNE City... what’s not to love?!

Q: Where is your favourite place to shop and why?
When I go shopping, I love being immersed in the whole experience. It’s why I love QueensPlaza! Every detail transports you to a new level of luxury. QP has a whole level dedicated to supporting Australian designers, which is where you will find me on Shop BNE City.

Q: What are the top five things in your handbag this summer?
I never know where my day will take me, so I like to be prepared for everything.
Sunscreen is a must! I also like to have an essential oil blend, a hydrating face spray, a protein bar and of course no handbag is compete without 10 bobby pins (that you can never find).

Q: What are your summer beauty tips?
SPF every day! Not only is it be best anti-aging product around, sunscreen is a great base/primer, you can apply all makeup straight over the top.

Q: If you were going on a Summer holiday to Europe where would you go and what essentials would you pack?
I’m getting some serious travel envy from holidayers in Europe at the moment! I would be on a plane to Santorini in a heartbeat! Greek food, ancient ruins, relaxed sunsets… BRB searching flights!

Q: Tell us what you’re most looking forward to at Shop BNE City in September?
The September edition of Shop BNE City falls on one of the most exciting weekends of the year; RiverFire! The atmosphere is simply electric! I can’t wait to experience Queen Street Mall in its elements; filled with shoppers, families, and fireworks!